Breast Augmentation in Orange County
Orange County breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Farbod Esmailian provides patients with a wide variety of breast augmentation, enlargement and implant techniques. Augmentation of the breast, also commonly known as breast implants or breast enlargement, is done for helping sculpt the breasts so its shape achieves a desired look for a particular patient. Women often find that breast augmentation gives them a look and feel and a level of self-confidence in today’s society.
Breast Augmentation Options
There are a wide number of options when deciding on breast augmentation, such as the type of implant (saline or silicone based), placement of the implant itself (sublandular, submuscular, and dual plane), along with incision and insertion of the implant. Orange County breast surgeon Dr. Esmailian will personally consult with you regarding what type of implant to use, where it will be placed, and the incision to be made for the breast implant to be inserted. Because all patients have different needs, you can be rest assured that Dr. Esmailian will give you the best possible expert medical advice regarding his Orange County breast surgeon services.
Currently, breast implant surgery provided by Dr. Esmailian give you the following options regarding type of implant, placement of the implant, and where the incision is to be made for implant insertion.
Type of Breast Implants in Newport Beach & Orange County
- Saline Implants
The shell consists of a strong silicone elastomer that resists rupture. The implant itself is filled with a sterile saline solution at the time of surgery, once the implant has been placed into the desired location. What’s important to note about saline implants is that should they rupture, the body will absorb the saline.
- Silicone Implants
These implants consist of a substance that is composed of both organic and inorganic polymers. Additionally, today’s silicone implants are cohesive gel implants, that is, the silicone is cross linked, retaining its shape. Silicone implants have come a long way over the past 40 years, resulting in the current “fifth generation” implants developed by companies such as Mentor. In event of a rupture, the new generation silicone implants do not "leak" gel like the older generation silicone implants.
A knowledgeable Orange County Breast Augmentation Surgeon, such as Dr. Esmailian, will provide you with guidance and recommendations on which type of implant to ultimately use.
Placement of Breast Augmentation Implants
With this technique, the implant is placed over top of the muscle, but behind the breast tissue..
With this procedure, the implant is placed behind the pectoralis muscle.
- Dual Plane
This approach utilizes the benefits of both the subglandular and submuscular technique. The upper two-thirds of the implant is covered by the muscle, while the lower third is covered by breast tissue alone.
Incision and Insertion of Breast Augmentation Implants
The implants are inserted through the armpit, where a small incision is made. This procedure is performed with the aid of an endoscope to allow visualization and proper placement of the implants.
A very common procedure, a small incision is made along the areola, where the dark part meets the lighter skin. This incision heals exceptionally well with minimal scarring.
This incision is made just at the breast crease, underneath the breast, which provides for a well hidden scar.
A more non-traditional approach whereby an incision is made in the naval, though placement can be considered more difficult. This approach is not endorsed by the implant companies.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Length
Breast augmentation procedure usually takes about 1 hour and is performed under general anesthesia. You will be sent home in a surgical bra and will be seen back in the office in a few days. At that point Dr. Esmailian will demonstrate to you how to perform breast massage to help maintain a soft and natural appearance for a long time to come.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but given Dr. Esmailian's precise and accurate surgical techniques you will be in minimal pain and discomfort. You should be able to resume your daily activity in 1-2 days, but you will have to refrain from vigorous exercise for 2-4 weeks. Learn more about breast augmentation recovery.
Contact a Skilled Orange County Breast Augmentation Surgeon
Contact the office of Dr. Farbod Esmailian, a well-skilled and highly respected Orange County Plastic Surgeon with years of experience in breast augmentation and breast implant techniques as well as breast lift and breast reduction procedures.