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What Should You Wear to Your Breast Augmentation Consultation?

You’ll likely have a laundry list of things you want to discuss with Dr. Moein during your consultation, but when you’re deciding what to bring to your breast augmentation consult, don’t neglect your wardrobe. Wearing the right clothes can make your appointment a more relaxed and painless affair. Here are some of our top tips for what to wear to your breast augmentation consultation.

Be Comfortable

A breast augmentation consultation should make you feel comfortable about your potential surgery. The clothes you wear to your consult should be comfortable too. Wear an outfit that you feel good in, but you don’t need to dress to impress. You’ll likely be removing and putting on your clothing, so something that’s easy to slip in and out of works best.

Loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily get in and out of works best at a breast augmentation consultation.

K.I.S.S.

Keep it simple, sweetheart! Leave clothing with complicated closures, buttons, ties and zippers at home. You’re going to want to have easy access to your breasts without having to fumble around with your most convoluted bra. Stick with simple options that you can slip on and off.

Come Armed with Options

You know that bikini top (or blouse or dress) stuffed into the back of your closet that you would love to wear if you could finally fill it out? Now’s the chance to dust it off and bring it with you. At your consultation, you’ll likely be “trying on” different breast implant types and sizes and these goal clothes can be a great indicator of what size implant will be right for you.

When you’re preparing what to bring for your breast augmentation consult, consider your wardrobe as well. Wear comfortable, simple clothing and bring along some of those “goal clothes” that you’d love to be able to fit into.

 

Which Type of Breast Implant is Right for You?

Breast implants, or breast augmentation, is one of the most common surgical procedures of our time. Many women experience dissatisfaction with the way their breasts look or with their size, leading them to breast augmentation surgery. Age, genetics, accidents or disease, can all affect breasts over time. Breast augmentation can not only increase the size of your breasts, but also improve their shape, making them more smooth, balanced, or shapely based on your desires. With all breast augmentation, you also have a choice in the composition filling — saline or silicone. Each filling has its own attributes, contributing to the look and feel of your breasts. When deciding on an implant filler, it’s important to discuss with Dr. Moein which option will be best for you based on your body and your desired look.

Shape, Size, & Texture

Every breast implant differs on three key factors: shape, size, and texture. Based on the look you’re aiming for, size can range from standard, moderate, or high. If you’d like full, voluminous breasts, your size would likely be in the high range, for example. Size is what most people think of when they hear “breast implants”, but shape and texture are also important when considering breast augmentation. Breast implants can be round and perky or contoured, to achieve a more natural look. You may also choose to have a smooth or textured surface to your breast. It’s important to know that breast implants won’t automatically cure any drooping or breast sagging. However, a breast lift can be included in your augmentation surgery to both increase the size and erectness. After a consultation where you discuss the size and look you’d like to achieve, your doctor can help determine what breast implant will be right for you.

Saline Vs. Silicone

After you’ve decided what shape, size, and texture you desire, it’s time to choose a type of breast implant: saline or silicone. Saline and silicone refer to the filling of the implant and can affect the look and feel of the breast. Both types of implants are available in all shapes and sizes.

So What’s the Difference?

Both implants are made of a silicone rubber shell that is inserted at the time of surgery, but silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel while saline implants are filled with saline solution, otherwise known as sterile salt water.

Because silicone gel is similar in texture to human fat, these implants mimic what natural breast tissue looks and feels like, creating a more natural semblance.

On the contrary, filling the silicone rubber shell with saline solution offers you the ability to change the volume of the implant over time. During your first breast augmentation, you may choose to increase the volume of your breasts to a B cup, and down the road you may find you want to increase to a D. With saline implants this is easily attainable with a simple injection performed by your doctor. A downside to saline implants is that their shape is more fluid, which can sometimes cause wrinkles in the skin. This also allows the implants to be more noticeable. In addition, the shape and feel of a saline implant in relation to a natural breast, is inferior to that of a silicone implant.

There are also different age restrictions to implants. According to FDA regulations, women must be at least 22 years old to receive silicone gel implants, while saline implant surgery can be performed on any woman over the age of 18.

Here at Moein Surgical Arts, we understand the frustration many women experience when looking in the mirror at their breasts. We understand that you want to get back to a happy, confident you, and we are here to help guide you along the way. If you are interested in breast augmentation, but want to find out more about your options, please request a consultation online at our website or call our office at (310) 341-2506 to schedule an appointment today.

Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation

Have you been considering receiving a natural breast augmentation, but are hesitant to go in for a consultation because of something concerning you have heard? The team at Moein Surgical Arts is here to set the record straight. Get more information about breast augmentation procedures and let the facts help you make an informed decision with our informative list of debunked rumors. You should be confident in your decision to get a breast augmentation, and you should have the right professionals alongside you when you’re ready for your first appointment. Schedule a consultation for a natural breast augmentation with Dr. Moein today.

Common Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation

One of the most common misconceptions about receiving a breast augmentation treatment is that you should always aim for a significantly larger breast size. This thinking often leads patients to getting a new chest that is disproportionate to the rest of their body frame. While you are intending to increase your breast size, you should consider how each size will work with the height and size of the rest of your body. Dr. Moein will be capable of helping you determine what size is right by showing you a visual of what your body will look like with breasts of all sizes. This is an effective way to help you make an informed decision when choosing your new breast size.

Another myth regarding breast augmentation is the idea that implants need to be replaced constantly. The truth is that your implants will have to be replaced or removed at some point, but the earliest replacement will be in 8-10 years. Even these numbers are becoming less accurate, as newer technologies mean that some of breast implant materials will not need to be removed at all, so talk to your doctor about which implants are the right choice for you if you are concerned about ever needing a replacement.

A popular misconception about breast augmentation procedures is that women who are heavily active should never consider receiving this treatment. While this myth makes sense in theory, the truth is heavily proven through medical facts. Women of all lifestyles can enjoy natural breast augmentation because the surgery required to place implants is so precise, and the implants sit underneath the chest wall muscle. This means that athletic activities will not displace the implants unless there was a malfunction during the procedure. Athletic activity should never be performed during the initial recovery period following surgery, and after recovery you should stay in an active communication with your doctor about how to proceed with your regular workout schedule.

Finally, a significant misconception regarding breast augmentation procedures is that they can only be performed on younger patients, and older patients should not even try for a consult. This is false, as even some younger patients are discouraged from obtaining an augmentation procedure based on their daily lifestyle habits. All patients who are interested in breast augmentations should be in good physical health and should have a good support system to care for them in their recovery time. Being healthy is the most important aspect to determining if a candidate is right for augmentation, as it is a surgical procedure and it involves the same risks that all other surgeries carry.

Patients that are older but continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle are just as able to receive augmentation as younger patients. If you have been considering a natural breast augmentation but have yet to schedule an appointment with a certified physician, contact the team at Moein Surgical Arts today and schedule your initial consultation. See the difference that a breast augmentation can make in your life when you call now!

Comparing Breast Augmentation with Natural Breast Augmentation

Deciding to have any type of cosmetic surgery is a major decision. Breast augmentation, whether for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes, is one of the most popular procedures. However, there are several factors to consider as you decide whether to pursue this type of surgery. Read on to learn whether you are an ideal candidate, what homework you should do before having breast augmentation surgery, and how you can get more information about natural breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Options

Patients have the option of either saline or silicone gel implants. Saline implants are described as silicone outer shells filled with sterile salt water or saline. Silicone gel implants are also silicone outer shells but filled with a plastic or silicone gel. There are pros and cons to both options.

Saline implants are typically filled by Dr. Moein after placement which gives him the ability to set the implants exactly where the patient wants them, achieving the best possible results. It’s also important to note that the incision for saline implants is smaller than the one made for silicone implants. Saline implants are considered safer as the body can safely absorb the saline if there is a rupture or leak.

Some believe that silicone implants feel more natural and will opt for this type of implant. However, it’s important to know that these implants can cost about $1,000 more than saline.

What is Natural Breast Augmentation?

With a natural breast augmentation, Dr. Moein will gather fat from the hips, thighs, stomach or flanks and use it to naturally provide a more natural shape for the breast. Candidates for natural breast augmentation should be in good health, have realistic expectations for the procedure, have the desire to achieve a natural look and appearance, and must have enough fat to harvest for the breast augmentation.

Benefits for this procedure include:

  • Safety, as it involves no implants and is non-surgical.
  • Improved volume and breast shape.
  • Fast recovery with no incisions.
  • Perfect procedure for patients who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence.

Patients opting for this procedure can expect slight soreness and discomfort which will fade a few days after the procedure. Swelling may also occur and bruising usually subsides within a few weeks.

The Right Medical Team

If you are considering natural breast augmentation, the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts can provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your situation and body type. Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS, is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications.

This combination of training offers significant advantages to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients. The ability to achieve a patient’s cosmetic goals using minimally invasive techniques allows for better decision making on both short-term cosmetic goals and long-term preservation of such changes.

If you are considering natural breast augmentation, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.

Choosing the Right Breast Implant Shape

Now that you have made the decision to get breast implants, the next step to take is to decide what shape works best for your body. Should you get the popular round breast shape, or do you opt for the teardrop shaped implant? This can be a critical decision and the first step is to find a qualified cosmetic surgeon, get all your questions answered and all the information you can to make this major decision. Read on to learn more about the selection process and why having the right medical team on board is so important.

The professionals at Moein Surgical Arts can provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your situation and body type. If you are interested in breast augmentation, consult with Dr. Moein today.

Know Your Body

The first thing to consider, according to the experts at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is to understand that the implants you choose should conform to the shape and size of your body and not someone else’s. What looks good on one person, may not be right for another person so think about your current shape and size and the realistic goals you are trying to achieve with this surgery.

The implant placement and incision site are also a key factor in your decision. Depending on your breast tissue and the type of implant you decide to get (as well as other factors like whether you will nurse children), there are different placements and incisions that will need to be made.

Round Implants

Round implants are the most common shape of breast implant. They come in four different types ranging from low to high projection. After surgery, the breast will appear spherical and fuller at the top. If sagging breasts are an issue for you, then this implant is probably your best option as it will make your breasts look fuller. Round implants also tend to cost less.

Teardrop Implants

Teardrop implants tend to have a more natural look because the bottom is fuller than the top. If you are looking for a more natural augmentation, then this is probably your best option, however they tend to be more expensive than round implants. As with a round implant, the breast will appear fuller, it is just concentrated more at the bottom of the breast rather than at the top.

The Right Medical Team and a Realistic Budget

Considering the cost of the implants is also a key process in coming to the right decision. You are investing in yourself so make sure you do your homework and understand the benefits and set backs of all your options. A qualified cosmetic surgeon will help you take all of this information into consideration and talk you through all of your options.

Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications.

This combination of training offers significant advantages to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients. The ability to achieve a patient’s cosmetic goals using minimally invasive techniques allows for better decision making on both short-term cosmetic goals and long-term preservation of such changes.

Breast Augmentation

If you are considering a breast augmentation, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.