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Breast Augmentation FAQs

Are breast implants right for me?

The best candidates for breast augmentation should be in good overall physical and mental health. However, beyond these considerations, it’s also essential that you’re choosing breast enlargement for the right reasons. Dr. Savalia will listen carefully to ensure he understands your personal goals for breast augmentation and then help you to decide on the best way to reach those goals. Breast implants can give you a subtle enhancement, improve symmetry, correct problems like tubular breasts, or give your figure a dramatic boost. Regardless of your specific reasons, breast implants should be something you are choosing for you, and you alone.

Will implants fix droopy breasts?

Some women aren’t as concerned with the size of their breasts as they are with placement. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy and nursing, and the normal aging process can all affect where the breasts sit on your chest, sometimes resulting in a droopy, saggy appearance. It’s a common misconception that breast implants alone will give your breasts the high, firm look they once had. In reality, implants only increase your breasts’ volume. To improve placement, Dr. Savalia may recommend a breast lift either with or without implants for a fuller, perkier profile.

How do I decide on implant and incision placement?

In addition to implant size, we will need to discuss placement of your implants (below or above the muscle) and incision location. There are pros and cons to all of the options, and it is necessary to look at the big picture to make the right decision for you. For example, if your heart is set on anatomically shaped silicone implants, you may also need an inframammary incision (hidden in the natural breast crease) because these implants require slightly larger incisions. If you are very slender and have little natural breast tissue, and want saline implants, Dr. Savalia may suggest submuscular placement to achieve extra tissue coverage. Again, these decisions all come down to what will look best on your body while still meeting your hopes for breast enlargement.

How can I pick the perfect implant size?

Many patients voice concerns about becoming too large or too small. Deciding on the perfect breast size for you depends on several factors: your desired results, your existing anatomy—the width of your ribcage, natural breast tissue, the size of your frame—and how physically active you are, to name a few. Additionally, size isn’t the only consideration—we need to select the shape and profile that will work best on your body. Dr. Savalia’s role as your plastic surgeon includes using his expertise to help you understand how all of these elements work together, so you and he can select the size, shape, and projection that will match your personal aesthetic goals.

What procedures can be combined with breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is typically combined with a breast lift to ensure that the bust appears not only fuller but also more lifted and perky. Mastopexy can also help reposition the nipples in a more pleasing, youthful position. Breast augmentation is also often a component of the mommy makeover, a combination procedure designed to help moms reclaim their bodies after childbirth. A mommy makeover will typically entail a breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and facial rejuvenation.

Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?

Most women can breastfeed after surgery with no problem. Bear in mind that some women might struggle with nursing regardless of whether they have surgery or not. Let Dr. Savalia knows that you plan to have children in the future so that he can tailor your incisions accordingly.

What can I expect from my breast augmentation scars?

Thanks to Dr. Savalia’s meticulously detailed, precise, and conservative approach, scars will heal well and will not be noticeable. Incision location will play a role in scar visibility, so make sure to discuss this topic with your doctor during your consultation.

Can I undergo breast enhancement without implants?

It is possible to undergo breast augmentation using only your own autologous fat, but this allows for only very subtle, modest enhancement of one cup size or less. Most women seek a more dramatic-looking result, which can only be achieved with breast implants. Additionally, women pursuing a fat transfer breast augmentation will need to have ample donor fat to draw from in order to make the treatment viable.

Rounded, ample breasts have long been associated with a feminine physique — but not everyone was born with the cleavage they desire. Breast augmentation can create a more proportionate upper body profile, enhancing your wardrobe options and boosting your self-confidence. The surgery is typically performed with silicone or saline implants to sculpt a more alluring silhouette and restore your figure after pregnancy, aging, or weight loss.

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What is Breast Augmentation? 

Breast augmentation enhances the size, shape, and projection of the female breasts. It is the most widely performed plastic surgery procedure in the world, thanks to the high rate of patient satisfaction. While the procedure may be intense and elaborate, Dr. Savalia’s patients typically experience a smooth, seamless process that is manageable and rewarding.

During breast augmentation, the doctor will increase the cup size using FDA-approved saline, silicone, or gummy bear implants. Your outcome will be long-lasting, but breast implants are not considered permanent devices and may need to be replaced at some point in the future.

Note that breast augmentation can only provide an increase in volume and an improvement in the breasts’ shape. It cannot address breast ptosis (sagging) or low-hanging nipples. To comprehensively address both issues of size and drooping, Dr. Savalia will need to perform a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift.

Implant Options

SALINE

Saline implants can be inserted unfilled, allowing for a smaller incision and minimized scarring. They are inflated with harmless sterilized saltwater, which is absorbed by the body in the rare event of a rupture. Thus many choose saline implants for their safety.

SILICONE

Silicone implants have a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. Most women find silicone implants to have an authentic appearance and they allow for a high degree of customization. Ruptures may be undetectable, however, necessitating the need for regular MRI evaluations.

GUMMY BEAR

While slightly more costly, Gummy Bear implants provide women with tear-shaped devices that are form-stable, meaning the implants will not lose their shape regardless of your activities. Gummy Bears are known for their highly natural look and feel.

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How Do I Select the Size of My Breast Implants?

Implant size is an individual choice but one that can be made with the help of your doctor. During your private consultation for a breast augmentation in Newport Beach, you can hold different implants under your blouse and get a sense of how they will look once the surgery is complete. Factors such as your height and weight, active lifestyle, personal aesthetic tastes, and the kind of clothing you wear will all play a role in your decision-making process. 

Friends and family can also weigh in on what they think will look best, but ultimately the choice is yours. It is good to ask yourself how you will feel about your breast size in 3 years, 5 years, or 10 years.

Who Is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation With Implants?

Ideal candidates for implant surgery are seeking an increase in their breast size, expanded clothing options, and an improved self-image. They are non-smokers of sound mind and body who are aware of the risks and benefits of the surgery and have realistic expectations for their results. You will not be considered a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have an abnormal mammogram, or you are battling an illness or medical condition.

What are the breast implant incision types?

Periareolar Incision

Here, the incision encircles the areola, with the scar well-hidden within its darker pigmentation. The drawback is that this positioning may not preserve nipple sensitivity as well as some of the other incision options.

Inframammary Incision

This is the most commonly used incision. It allows the surgeon ample access to the breast tissue and the scar can be concealed by the bra line. This choice offers the least risk of complications for breastfeeding in women who wish to have children down the line.

Transaxillary Incision

This incision is made within the armpit where scarring is virtually undetectable. The surgeon then tunnels the implant unfilled to the chest where it can be inflated. There is no visible sign in the breast that surgery has been performed. The potential drawback is that this technique may be less precise in terms of implant placement.

Combining a Breast Augmentation With Other Procedures

It is quite common for women to undergo multiple cosmetic procedures at the same time. This can save both recovery time and costs. A mommy makeover is performed to rejuvenate the entire body from head to toe. It typically includes breast surgery, abdominoplasty, liposuction, labiaplasty, and facial rejuvenation

A breast augmentation may also be paired with a breast lift to address both a loss of breast volume and breast sagging. A breast lift can restore the nipples to a more youthful location as well. Lastly, many women combine implant surgery with fat transfer, which can yield a more natural-looking result and help ensure that the implant edges remain invisible. 

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What Is the Recovery Like From Breast Augmentation Surgery?

After your breast augmentation in Newport Beach, you will need to be driven home by a friend or family member who will stay with you for the first 24-48 hours to assist with your recovery. The doctor will provide pain medications to help manage any swelling, bruising, or soreness and you will be sent home with a compression garment to help keep your newly sculpted contours intact.

Most patients can expect to resume work within a few weeks, provided that their jobs are sedentary. Vigorous exercise will need to be postponed for 4-6 weeks or as directed by Dr. Savalia. Your implants will gradually settle into place, providing you with a more attractive, feminine physique.

Dr. Savalia has been the most professional and loving caring doctor that I have had the pleasure to be seen by. I think of him as a friend, and I felt comfortable around him and his staff.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Newport Beach?

Breast augmentation is a highly customized procedure, and as such, costs will vary quite a bit from client to client. If additional procedures such as mastopexy, fat transfer, or a mommy makeover are added, the fees will increase. Pricing is based on a variety of factors, including:

  • The surgeon’s fees
  • The facility fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Supplies and postoperative garment fees
  • Implant fees
  • Pre and post visit fees

During your private consultation with Dr. Savalia, we will go over pricing and provide you with a detailed, personalized quote for services.

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Do’s and Don’t’s After Breast Augmentation

Do’s:

  • Prepare your recovery environment beforehand so that your space is comfortable and equipped with everything you need for optimal healing.
  • Take your pain medications as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Wear your support bra and postoperative garments as directed.
  • Ask for and accept help from friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members.
  • Sleep on your back at night with your head elevated slightly.
  • Massage your breasts and complete any exercises recommended by your doctor.
  • Take gentle walks early in your recovery to promote circulation, lower the risk of blood clots, and elevate your mood.
  • Attend all your follow-up appointments.
  • Call your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Protect your breasts from impact, injury, compression, or trauma.
  • Do not assess your results too early; wait for the swelling and bruising to abate.
  • Wear sunscreen to protect your incision sites if you go out in the sun.

Don’t’s:

  • Don’t resume heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks or as directed by Dr. Savalia.
  • Don’t smoke for 4-6 weeks before or after your procedure.
  • Don’t take blood thinners.
  • Don’t expose your scars to UV rays.
  • Don’t remove or disturb your surgical tape.
  • Don’t ignore Dr. Savalia’s instructions.

Why Choose Dr. Savalia for a Breast Augmentation in Newport Beach?

Dr. Nirav Savalia is a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon serving Newport Beach and beyond. He is known for his superior technical prowess, caring nature, and stunning yet natural-looking results. He gives back to the community by serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UCI Medical Center and Keck School of Medicine, where he guides the brightest scientific minds of tomorrow in his innovative approach.

Dr. Savalia received the Orange County Medical Association 2018 Physician of Excellence Award and was named an Orange Coast Top Doctor and Castle Connolly Top Doctor for multiple years running, and a Realself Top Doctor. 

ALL-NATURAL FAT TRANSFER BREAST AUGMENTATION

These days everyone wants to live an “all-natural” lifestyle, and this is also happening in the cosmetic world, with more and more patients looking for alternatives to common cosmetic procedures. Artificial implants, synthetic fillers & injectables, and other substances have been proven to get amazing results, but for these patients more interested in the natural options there are some legitimate solutions - a fat transfer breast augmentation in Newport Beach can be one of these options.

We use a term in our office; FAME = Fat Augmented Mammary Enhancement. FAME is our way of referring to a fat grafted breast augmentation. Board-certified Newport Beach plastic surgeon and internationally recognized expert Dr. Nirav Salvilia is highly experienced and familiar with the various techniques and applications of fat grafting. He also has a full team dedicated to helping patients reach their aesthetic goals using procedures that align with their individual preferences.

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