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How to Choose the Ideal Breast Surgery for Your Body Contouring Goals

When you don’t like the size and shape of your breasts, your quality of life can suffer. You might feel depression, anxiety, and – in severe cases – you might find yourself avoiding situations entirely, especially those of an intimate nature.

While it’s important to maintain realistic expectations, cosmetic breast surgery can change your entire world.

Some benefits of breast surgery include better fitting clothes, a boost to your physical health, a brighter outlook on life, and a surge of self-esteem.

Read our article: How Does Cosmetic Surgery Build Self-Esteem and Confidence?

Here are some of the most popular breast surgeries you should know about. You will also learn if you’re an ideal candidate for these procedures, and where to go to have your breasts recontoured for a shapelier and sexier body.

Keep in mind as you are reading through the following list, the fees mentioned include estimates only. Your fees may vary. Learn more by calling Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Popular Options in Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Surgery in Los Angeles CA

The term cosmetic breast augmentation implies breast implants, which are used to make your breasts larger and fuller.

Unlike plastic or reconstructive surgery, which is used to reconstruct the breasts following a mastectomy, cosmetic procedures are used for aesthetic purposes only.

Read our article: Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery – Which is Right for You?

When you choose breast augmentation, you have your choice of implant type. Breast implants can be made of saline or silicone gel. And then there are the popular Gummy Bear implants.

Read our article: Breast Augmentation Trend: Smaller, More “Natural” Implants

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants have been in use since the 1960s. The outer shell is made of silicone, which makes the implant malleable. This is a good thing since the implant is inserted under the breast skin and muscle while empty.

Inserting empty implants allows the incisions to remain small, which also makes for less scarring once healed. When the saline implants are inserted, they are filled up with sterile salt water. The size of the implant and the amount of water depends on how big and full you want your implants to be.

Saline implants are available to women 18 years of age and older.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants are pre-filled before they are inserted under the skin and muscle. Instead of using saltwater like saline breast implants, silicone implants are filled with a thick, sticky fluid that is similar to the feel of human fat. As you can imagine, many women report that silicone breast implants feel the most realistic compared to saline breast implants.

Silicone implants are available to women 22 years of age and older.

Breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants costs an average of $5,000 to $10,000, with silicone implants being slightly more expensive than saline implants.

Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Gummy bear implants refer to a popular type of breast augmentation that gives you teardrop-shaped results. The implants are gel-based and tend to retain their shape better than both saline and silicone implants. They are also softer to the touch compared to both other implant types.

This form of breast augmentation has been around since the mid-2000s. The outer shell and filling are both made of silicone.

Gummy bear implants are more expensive than silicone and saline implants, with the price tag of this surgical procedure coming to a national average of $6,000 to $12,000.

Keep in mind that the costs offered here only refer to the fees associated with the implants themselves. They don’t cover additional costs, such as the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, surgical center fees, and others. Insurance does not usually cover the cost of breast augmentation for aesthetic purposes.

All three breast implant types can give you a more contoured body and improved self-esteem. Generally speaking, it can take up to several weeks to fully recover from breast augmentation surgery.

Natural Breast Augmentation

Natural Breast Augmentation in Los Angeles CA

Natural breast augmentation can also give you larger and fuller breasts without the use of breast implants. The technique makes use of the fat transfer technique, which uses your own fatty tissue to add volume and shape to both breasts.

Read our article: What is Natural Fat Grafting? And How Long Does it Last?

The procedure is minimally invasive and offers natural-looking results.

During the procedure, fat is taken from another portion of your body using liposuction. Popular donor sites include your abdomen, flanks, or inner thighs. This has the added benefit of slimming down one part while you simultaneously improve breast volume.

Read our article: Liposuction vs. HD Lipo: What’s the Difference?

After the fat is sterilized and liquified, the fat cells are inserted into your breasts until the proper size and shape are attained.

Benefits

A significant benefit of the fat transfer technique is that you can add size to your breasts without inserting a foreign prosthetic under the skin. The procedure is also basically scarless since the surgeon inserts the fat by way of injection. The surgeon uses a lighter form of anesthesia as well, which can be easier on your body and makes for a more comfortable recovery.

Read our article: Benefits of Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation

Unlike breast implants that can give you drastically more size and volume, the fat transfer technique gives you a subtle boost as if nature gave it to you. Your body will reabsorb about 20% to 40% of the injected fat, which is why the cosmetic surgeon will typically overfill to account for this natural tendency. You and your surgeon can decide how much filler you want with this safe and amazing breast augmentation technique.

You won’t take weeks to recover after the fat transfer breast augmentation. You’ll be back to work in three or four days in most cases.

The overall cost of the fat transfer technique comes to around $10,000.

The fat transfer technique can be added to breast implant augmentation for greater size and added volume.

Breast Lift

A breast lift procedure is ideal for breasts that have drooped and sagged due to age, childbirth, or significant weight loss.

Read our article: 4 Medical Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

Cosmetic surgeons use different techniques for breast lift surgery depending on the expected breast size and shape, the size and position of your areolas, and the amount of sag that has taken place. Surgeons also account for your skin quality and elasticity, as well as the amount of excess skin that they need to remove.

During the procedure, which is also referred to medically as a mastopexy, the cosmetic surgeon will lift the breasts and place them higher on your chest. Excess skin is cut away and the areolas are reshaped and resized to match your new breast symmetry.

Unlike breast augmentation and natural transfer breast augmentation, a breast lift does not make your breasts bigger. However, you can choose to couple the breast lift with breast augmentation.

If you want your breasts to be smaller, you can mix the breast lift with breast reduction surgery.

Important Question

One question often asked by women considering the breast lift is if the breasts will sag again following the procedure. This is not an easy question to answer. However, larger breasts are heavier and are thus more likely to sag again in the future. Women with smaller breasts tend to have longer-lasting results.

Following the breast lift, you will notice an immediate change in the position and appearance of your breasts. Their shape will continue to change over the next few months. And while there will be noticeable scarring, and they are permanent, they should soften and fade within the next couple of years. You can usually hide any scarring that does result with bras and bathing suits.

The cost of a breast lift procedure is $5,012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you want to add breast augmentation with the breast lift, the average cost is $6,225. The breast lift coupled with a breast reduction costs $4,636.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction in Los Angeles CA

A breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is a procedure aimed at removing excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue to make the breasts more proportional to the rest of the body. In many cases, a breast reduction can alleviate the discomfort that comes with carrying around such heavy breasts. If you have back pain, neck pain, and/or emotional distress on account of your overly large breasts, you might find your quality of life drastically improves following the breast reduction procedure.

Read our article: Can Breast Reduction Surgery Ease Back Pain?

During the breast reduction procedure, the surgeon uses liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue from both breasts. The cosmetic surgeon then uses a technique referred to as the vertical or “lollipop” that is ideal for correcting visible sagging. The method involves incisions that go around the areola and down to the crease beneath the breast, whereby excess tissue and fat are removed before the breast is lifted and reshaped.

inverted-T

Another technique the cosmetic surgeon may use is the inverted-T or anchor. This method involves incisions around the edges of the areola to the breast crease and along the crease underneath the breast. This type of breast reduction surgery is suitable for reducing excessive sagginess, unevenness, and larger reductions.

Drainage tubes are usually added before the incisions are stitched up, then the breasts are wrapped in surgical gauze. The surgeon may ask you to wear a surgical bra while your breasts are healing following a breast reduction surgery.

It can take a couple of weeks to heal from a breast reduction, and you should expect to take at least a week off from work or school. You should be able to return to your normal routine, including physical activity, after around a month.

A breast reduction can cost between $7,700 and $9,700. The good news is that insurance will usually cover some or all of the costs of a breast reduction, especially if pain and a diminished quality of life have driven you to the cosmetic surgeon’s office in the first place.

Inverted Nipple Correction

Nipple inversion can affect one or both breasts. It usually occurs during puberty, although the breast irregularity can also happen as a result of breastfeeding, an infection, or following previous breast surgery.

Inverted nipple correction, also referred to as inverted nipple repair, is a minimally invasive surgery that can be combined with other procedures like breast augmentation or breast lift.

During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon releases the fibrous strands underneath the skin that are effectively pulling the nipple inward. The surgery uses dissolving sutures that hold the newly formed nipple in the desired position. The surgeon only uses one incision, which is small, with the resulting scarring nearly invisible once healed.

The aftereffects of inverted nipple correction surgery are immediately noticeable, though the surgeon will ask you to wear protective devices for a couple of days after the procedure to hold the nipple in place and aid with healing. The sutures dissolve on their own within two weeks.

The surgery to correct the nipples costs around $2,000 for both sides.

Mommy Makeover Surgery

Mommy Makeover in Los Angeles CA

For mothers that are done breastfeeding and having more children, it is possible to combine breast cosmetic surgery with other aesthetic techniques like tummy tuck surgery, butt lift (with butt implants), and thigh lift, just to give some examples. The all-in-one surgical procedure allows you to correct multiple areas of your body along with your breasts.

Read our article: Tummy Tuck Surgery Provides 10 Life Benefits

Read our article: Belly Fat Buster – Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Depending on the number of procedures involved, a mommy makeover can cost between $9,000 and $20,000. And since you are only undergoing one session, you only need to recover once to completely transform your body.

Read our article: Will Insurance Cover a Mommy Makeover/Daddy Do-Over?

Are You a Candidate for a Breast Procedure?

If you are in good health, close to your ideal body weight, have realistic expectations for what cosmetic surgery can do, and want to increase the size, shape, and/or position of your breasts, one of these amazing techniques could be right for you.

To find out, sit down for a discreet consultation with one of the best Los Angeles cosmetic surgeons by calling or visiting Moein Surgical Arts.

Read our article: Tips for Scheduling Your First Cosmetic Procedure with a Cosmetic Surgeon

By meeting with Dr. Moein, you can discuss your body contouring goals, learn more about the various breast surgeries available, and talk about fees, insurance, financing, potential complications, and the amazing benefits of what cosmetic surgery can do for you. Get started by dialing (310)694-4486.

Breast Implant Removal: What to Expect Before and After

You already know that breast implants are an effective way to boost your bust with regard to size and shape. What’s not so well known is that breast implants are sometimes removed for a few different reasons.

According to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, the average lifespan of a breast implant is between 10 to 15 years. And while history may have taught us that good quality breast implants can remain in tip-top shape for twenty years or longer, your surgeon might recommend you to replace your implants every decade or so. Replacing your implants will require a technique known as breast implant removal surgery.

In rare cases, breast implants can cause problems, such as rippling beneath the skin, shifting from its ideal location, and rupture. If your breast implants are causing you problems or pain, you may find that having your breast implants removed improves your quality of life by literally taking the weight of breast implants off your shoulders.

Some women feel that they would have more confidence in their bodies if they removed their breast implants. At the time of their augmentations, they may have felt empowered and more attractive by wearing breast implants. But their feelings may have changed. They might come to the conclusion their breast implants don’t fit with their current lifestyle. This could lead some women to have their breast implants removed for the sake of personal preference, not to mention restore their self-esteem.

Whatever your reasons for considering having your breast implants taken out, you should know that breast implant removal surgery is safe and effective. Here is the rundown of what to expect before and after as you consider scheduling surgery to have your breast implants removed.

How is Breast Implant Removal Surgery Performed?

Breast Implant Removal Surgery in Los Angeles

Breast implant removal is an aesthetic procedure that seeks to reverse breast augmentation. The surgeon performs the surgery under general anesthesia. It takes around three hours total. In most cases, you will find yourself returning home the same day, though you should get a helper to drive you.

The process is relatively straightforward and has several potential aims.

Only Breast Implant Removal

The surgeon will use the same incisions that were used during the original breast augmentation. If you were worried about more scarring after breast implant removal, the fact that the same augmentation incision marks are used should put you more at ease. You’ll have scars in the same locations, though they may take longer to minimize and fade.

Breast Implant Removal with Breast Lift

Some women opt to have a breast lift in addition to breast implant removal. You may decide to go this route if your breast skin has started to stretch or sag around the implant.

During an implant removal and lift, your surgeon will remove any excess breast skin before tightening the breast tissue for added support. To add symmetry to your breasts, your surgeon can resize your areolas to match your new breast shape.

Breast Implant Deflation

Saline implants can be deflated without the need for surgery. Your surgeon can use local anesthesia to deflate the breast implants right in his or her office. Depending on the results after the deflation, you may require a breast lift or breast implant replacement.

Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implant Revision in Los Angeles

This is a procedure where you wish to have your breast implants removed, then replaced with a different size or shape of the implant. This is also known as an explant.

When the objective of the removal surgery is complete, your surgeon will close the incisions and cover the treatment area with bandaging as needed. Your recovery period will then begin. The surgical team will take care of you at the accredited surgical center until the anesthesia wears off.

When you feel comfortably awake following your surgery, your doctor will give you a compression garment to wear and prescription medications as needed for any discomfort you may feel during your recovery period. Someone should drive you home. Ideally, the person driving you would also stay with you for 24 hours just in case you need assistance for any reason.

How to Recover from Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Many women report that recovery following breast implant removal is much easier than the recovery following the original augmentation.

If you have also had a breast lift in addition to the implant removal, you may feel tightness and heaviness in your chest that can last for a couple of weeks afterward. Report any lingering pain to your doctor.

Be sure and take your pain medication as needed to minimize discomfort. While it is important to take it easy, try not to lounge around too much. Get up and move around often to keep your circulation flowing. Walking around the living room counts, as does a stroll to the bathroom. The better your circulation, the faster your healing experience.

Most women are back to work within five days after a breast implant removal procedure. The scars typically heal well and are inconspicuous since the same augmentation scars were used. It may take around three to four months before the scars fully heal. Over time, the tissue will fade, but it may never disappear entirely (similar to augmentation scars).

As you are recovering from your surgery, avoid lifting anything heavier than ten pounds. Avoid strenuous activity for six weeks and give your natural breasts time to settle into their new position. It may take three months or a bit longer before you are fully healed from surgery. While you await the final results of the procedure, follow your doctor’s orders. Avoid heavy lifting, wear compression garments as required, and take pain medication as prescribed.

What Risks Are Involved with Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Breast Implant Removal Surgery in Los Angeles

All surgeries come with risks. Let’s get to the minor risks of breast implant removal first.

You may experience sagging or loose skin after breast implant removal surgery. In some cases, your doctor may have to remove a significant amount of breast tissue during the procedure.

Infection is possible with any surgery. Infection can occur around the incision or inside the body cavity where the implant removal happened.

You could experience a loss of nipple sensation. Most breast augmentations use incisions under the breast or around the areola (periareolar incision). You may have already lost some sensation in your nipples if you had a periareolar incision. Even if you didn’t lose sensation before, you can experience a loss of sensation after breast implant removal surgery if taken through a nipple incision. The loss of sensation occurs when nerve endings around the nipple are cut accidentally during surgery. The nerves are ultra-tiny, which makes them difficult to see, and easy to sever. If you still have nipple sensation and wish to preserve it, you may want to think again about implant removal surgery.

All surgeries that use general anesthesia come with risks including pain, headache, backache, vomiting, and teeth pain. More serious complications can include hypothermia, hematoma, anaphylaxis, and others.

You must take into consideration the risk to your self-esteem once you take out your implants. If you received a boost of confidence after your original surgery, losing the implants could negatively affect your quality of life. You may see yourself in the mirror the first time after surgery and not like what you see. Speak to your doctor about the results you can expect following breast implant removal.

How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost?

Breast implant removal surgery costs, on average, $3,049, according to the ASPS. This is just the baseline cost and does include additional fees like anesthesia, surgeon’s fees, the surgical facility, prescription medications, medical equipment such as the compression garment, and medical tests. If you have to have your breast implants taken out because of pain or other medical reasons, insurance may cover your procedure.

In closing, breast implants help millions of women fit better in clothing and feel better about themselves. While breast implants are an amazing feat of cosmetic surgery science, there are cases where breast implant removal is the best option.

Now that you know the benefits, risks, and cost of breast implant removal, a consultation with an accredited surgeon can give you more information related to your specific case.

Get a more accurate quote and assistance with health insurance by scheduling a consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California. (310)694-4486

Can a Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon Give You Perky Breasts?

The Allure of Perky Breasts

Perky breasts are a sign of youthfulness, which makes them the aesthetic ideal. For some women, the appearance of perky breasts is more important than size. In fact, the recent trend is to choose smaller breast implants and more subtle fat transfers to create the illusion that your breasts were a gift of nature.

If you want perky breasts, you may wonder if a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon can give them to you. The answer is: it depends.

Breasts are composed of glandular tissue, fat, and connective tissue. The latter is what gives breasts their shape. The connective tissue is made of tight threads that act as webbing to keep your breast tissue in place while giving your breasts lift. When these ligaments stretch, and as your skin thins as you age, your breasts can begin to sag, causing them to lose their former perkiness.

As a woman, your body goes through many physical and hormonal changes as you grow older. These changes can be caused by:

Pregnancy:

As your hormones fluctuate during gestation, your breasts can swell in size. When your body returns to normal following childbirth and breastfeeding, you could be left with excess skin and deflated breasts.

Weight Fluctuation:

Gaining or dropping a significant amount of excess weight can stretch your breast ligaments, leading to significant sag.

Having Large Breasts:

Oversized breasts tend to multiply the pull of gravity, resulting in quicker and more significant droopiness.

Age:

Getting older causes your skin to become thinner and your ligaments to stretch, leading to a loss of perkiness.

Smoking:

Tobacco smoking attacks your perkiness in two ways. First, your ligaments weaken. Second, your skin ages faster. Both effects can lead to drooping breasts.

While the market is full of products like skin creams and exercise programs that promise to return your breasts to their former perky state, only cosmetic breast augmentation can permanently alter the size and shape of both breasts. In the right cosmetic surgeon’s hands and given a certain set of factors, you can make your breasts perkier.

Here are a few methods cosmetic surgeons have at their disposal to alter the size and shape of your breasts. Some procedures give you lift, volume, and symmetry, but only a select few can give you your perkiness back. Let’s examine these popular breast surgeries now. To discuss breast surgery and what it can do for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein by calling Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Breast Implants

Woman with Breast Implants

A popular way to improve the fullness and shape of your breasts is breast augmentation via implants. Breast implants have been in use since the early 1960s. Since that time, millions of women have opted for this cosmetic surgery to improve the size and shape of their breasts while simultaneously boosting their self-esteem.

There are three distinct types of breast implants.

Types of Implants

Modern breast implants are designed to give you natural, beautiful breasts. You have immense freedom when it comes to your choice of breast size and shape and can choose between silicone, saline, and cohesive gel implants.

Silicone

Silicone gel implants are filled with silicone gel that gives the breasts a natural feel. Women of all-natural breast sizes can benefit from silicone implants. Incisions for this breast augmentation surgery tend to be large size, though they are generally hidden within the natural folds of your skin. Silicone breast implants are lightweight and help to make your breasts perkier when sag has become a concern.

Saline

Saline breast implants are filled with, you guessed it, saline, which is a sterile saltwater solution. Unlike silicone implants that come pre-filled, saline implants get placed before they are filled. This lets your cosmetic surgeon adjust the implant volume and size during surgery. The incision is tiny with this surgery and leads to modest scarring, though your surgeon will try to minimize visible scarring as much as possible. Saline breast implants are not for every woman. If you are on the thinner side or underweight, you may experience complications like the rippling of the implant under the skin. Otherwise, saline implants have given millions of women firmer and perkier breasts.

Cohesive Gel

You might also hear these referred to as gummy bear implants. They are composed of a cohesive gel that is a bit thicker than traditional silicone implants. Once placed, they make your breasts look fuller and symmetrical as if nature gave them to you. Unlike traditional silicone or saline implants, there is little risk of rippling or deflation. The incision is placed on the underside of the breasts, so it’s easily hidden. Some surgeons place the cut around the border of the areola. Silicone gel implants tend to weigh less than the lighter-weight silicone breast implants, making them comfortable to wear as they lift and expand your natural breasts.

Will Implants Result in a “Perky” Augmentation?

Perky Augmentation

Many women want to know if breast implants alone can give them more lift and outward projection. The answer is perhaps. If your breasts have some degree of sagginess, placing a breast implant underneath your breast may enhance the sag, not reverse it. This is because your skin may lack the necessary elasticity and tone due to age, genetics, and other factors.

If you have good skin tone and limited sag, then the answer is yes; breast implants could be an effective technique for improving the size, shape, and perkiness of your breasts.

Mastopexy or Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery is aimed at women who experience droopiness, loose skin, and areolas that point downward. These conditions are a result of significant breast sag, which can make your breasts look older, less shapely, and deflated.

A breast lift procedure can reverse the sag by placing your breasts in a higher position on your chest. The surgeon can reposition your areolas to match them with your new breast position and shape. Breast lift surgery is incredibly common and leads to successful outcomes due to advanced surgical techniques. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin on and around the breasts. Many women are pleased to find that some of this skin removal involves the eradication of a few stretch marks as well. Breast lift surgery also tightens the underlying muscles. The resulting effect makes your breasts look tighter, prominent, and more attractive.

Can a Breast Lift Give You Perky Breasts?

On its own, a breast lift can reverse the sag but is unlikely to give you more perkiness. In order to lift your breasts and give you a more youthful shape, your cosmetic surgeon may opt to combine your breast lift with breast implant surgery. With your breasts lifted and given more volume and an improved shape, a perky appearance could be yours once more.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery aims to remove excess breast tissue to give you greater mobility and improved quality of life.

A breast reduction procedure could improve the tone of your breast skin and retain some perkiness. But like some of the other breast surgeries, you may have to opt for a combination of procedures, such as breast implants, fat transfer, or both, to achieve a perky look and feel.

Fat Transfer

Autologous fat transfer is a surgical procedure that has become a popular method of giving the breasts additional breast volume. The fat transfer technique can also give you greater shape and lift. Instead of breast implants, your cosmetic surgeon extracts your own fatty tissue from another area of your body, known as a donor site. The abdominal area is a common donor site, where you may have more fat than you’d prefer. The fat gets sanitized before the surgeon injects it into your breasts to enhance your naturally given contours.

Composite Breast Augmentation

Like breast lift, the surgeon can combine fat transfer technique with breast implants to make your breasts perkier. Both breast surgeries allow your cosmetic surgery to artistically mold your breasts to fit the aesthetic ideal.

Scarless Breast Lift

There is one additional breast procedure that isn’t commonly known but that could give you the enhancement you expect. Renuvion isn’t a surgery, per se. It’s a minimally invasive technique that has proven to be a closely guarded secret in cosmetic surgery circles. The breast enhancement technology harnesses the power of J-Plasma, which is a combination of cold helium and radiofrequency energy, to give you a scarless breast lift. J-Plasma produces a powerful yet safe beam that can tighten the skin on and around your breasts without surgery! Nonsurgical breast lifts can restore perkiness to the breast, but only if little to no sag is present.

What is The Cost of a Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast Augmentation Cost

The average cost of breast augmentation surgery depends on a few factors, such as the type of breast surgery and the severity of your breast sag concerns. Let’s look at some of these average costs now.

Breast Implants: $3,900 to 10,000

Fat Transfer: $9,200

Breast Lift: $4,636

Breast Reduction: $5,500 to 8,500

Combination Breast Surgery: $6,225

Keep in mind that these are only the baseline costs for the various surgeries mentioned and do not include associated fees such as surgeon’s fees, the hospital or surgical center’s fees, anesthesia, and others. To get a more accurate quote, or to see about combining breast surgery with other procedures as part of a mommy makeover, schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Moein of Moein Surgical Arts.

Want Perky Breasts? Get a Physical Exam by a Qualified Cosmetic Surgeon

While there are products and programs that make promises to give you perky breasts, only cosmetic surgery can permanently alter their size and shape. When it comes to restoring youthfulness, a breast lift, breast reduction, fat transfer, breast implants, or a combination of breast surgeries could be your best bet for achieving your body shape goals. Learn more about breast surgery and what it can do for you by contacting Moein Surgical Arts, home of renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein. Call (310)694-4486.

Breast Surgery Benefits of Lifts, Augmentations & Reductions

Cosmetic surgeries are growing in popularity, particularly breast surgeries. Breast augmentations, breast lifts, and breast reductions help women solve a range of bodily issues every year. These surgeries also boost women’s self-esteem in innumerable ways.

If there is something you don’t like about your breasts or if you wish you had more fullness and roundness, or lift, here are the cosmetic surgeries to consider. Each one can be found at your local cosmetic surgeon’s office. If you’re interested in one of these surgeries, call the office of your choice for a consultation, and experience the dramatic, life-changing effects of breast surgery like the millions of women before you.

Which Breast Surgery is Right for You?

Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASP), breast augmentations is still the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Nearly 300,000 women chose this breast enlargement surgery in 2019. The surgery involves the implantation of saline or silicone implants to improve the shape or size of the breasts.

Benefits of Breast Implant Surgery

Breast Implant Surgery Benefits

  • Safe & Effective

Breast implant surgery is a safe procedure with long-term results. There are also lowered risks of complications or side effects. The biggest risks include infection, slow wound healing, and blood accumulating at the surgical site. You can minimize the risks to your health by conducting the necessary research to find the best cosmetic surgeon.

  • Relatively Inexpensive

When you weigh the benefits of breast augmentation with the cost, you’ll see that breast implants aren’t as expensive as you may have thought. The cost ranges between $5,000 and $8,000. Given how long they last and the dramatic effect on your appearance, breast implant augmentation is well worth the money.

  • Recovery is Quick & Easy

While there will be some discomfort for a day or two following surgery, you will be back to your regular routine within a couple of weeks. You should wait for around six weeks to resume your regular exercise routine, but walking and other forms of cardio should be fine. What you won’t have to wait for is the boost to your self-esteem that breast implants provide.

Breast Augmentation Using Fat Transfer

Benefits of Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer Surgery

Traditional breast implants may not work for every woman. This is where the fat transfer technique can help to augment the breasts using your own tissue. Otherwise referred to as “fat grafting” and “natural breast augmentation”, fat transfer is a good choice for women who want to increase their bust subtly as opposed to choosing a dramatic enlargement. You can go a half size or a full cup larger with fat grafting while giving your breasts a more attractive shape.

Fat transfers work by using liposuction to remove small amounts of fat from another area of your body. Examples of areas where fat is typically drawn from include the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. The area where the fat is extracted will become slimmer while the fat is injected into your breasts to make them larger. The fat is first purified before it is carefully re-injected into the breasts. After purifying, the fat is injected in layers to help sculpt the breast to the desired contours.

Benefits of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

  • Subtle & Realistic Results: The idea of fat transfer is to add the fatty tissue slowly throughout the layers of the breast, allowing for more improved and natural contours. It’s as if nature gave the added size to you.
  • Correct Asymmetry: Lopsided breasts can be easily corrected with fat transfer breast augmentation. You can even add a bit of size to both breasts while making them more equal in size and shape.
  • Add Volume & Shape: Breasts that have become flatter due to age, extreme weight loss, breastfeeding, and genetics can also benefit from the fat transfer technique. In this sense, you can consider fat transfer breast augmentation an age-defying procedure, giving you the breasts you had when you were younger.

Breast Lift

Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

Breasts that droop and sag have lost their elasticity, which can be caused by age, weight fluctuations, breastfeeding, and gravity. A breast lift can correct these issues, leaving your breasts firmer and perkier.

A breast lift involves an incision on the breast before the excess skin is cut away. The nipple is then repositioned for symmetry. The results of the lift are immediately visible.

A breast lift can also be combined with breast implants and/or fat transfer to add size and volume after the breasts have been lifted.

Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

  • Firmer Appearance

Breasts that have been lifted look and feel firmer. The breasts also sit higher on the chest. Saggy breasts that have elongated or deflated can dramatically benefit from a breast lift. The surgery gives you added support and comfort.

  • More Attractive Breast Shape & Improved Nipple Position

A breast lift can give you the ideal aesthetic – rounder, firmer breasts. Breast lift surgery is meant for women with elongated and tubular-like breasts. The surgery lifts the breasts and adds the necessary volume and shape before the nipples are repositioned to match.

  • Reduce Discomfort & Irritation

Breasts that sit low on the chest and those that sag can lead to skin irritation. Rashes often develop that cause pain over a period of days. During breast lift surgery, the surgeon will reduce the amount of excess breast skin which will prevent chafing in the future.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Growing up with large breasts can often lead to chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. Oversized breasts can also make activities like running more difficult. A breast reduction can make the breasts smaller, alleviating the physical discomfort. A reduction makes the breasts more proportional to the rest of your body.

During the breast reduction procedure, the excess fat inside each breast is extracted using liposuction. The extra tissue is then cut away before the breasts are placed higher on the chest. The end result is a pair of perkier, firmer, and more symmetrical breasts that don’t take as much of a toll when running or exercising.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Eliminate Soreness

Women who undergo breast reduction surgery often breathe a sigh of relief. For years they have put up with back, neck, and shoulder pain, which has restricted them from living life to the fullest. Breast reduction can help women feel lighter and more able to do things they love, like run, exercise, and jump without discomfort or pain.

  • Improved Body Image

95% of breast reduction patients report feeling satisfied with their results. This is because, even though society places an emphasis on large breasts, many women feel as though their oversized breasts get in the way. Their breasts distort their silhouette at times, making them appear larger all around than they really are. With smaller, more proportional breasts, women report feeling more satisfied with their bodies.

  • Expand Your Wardrobe & Lifestyle

Women with large breasts are often limited in what they can wear. With more proportional breasts, you can wear whatever you please, without your oversized chest getting in the way. You may find yourself engaging in activities you never could before, like joining an exercise class or running. Now that you feel lighter and more able to do those things without feeling weighed down – the sky’s the limit!

How to Get “Side Boob”

Side Boobs

The side boob phenomenon is where you wear clothing, such as a bathing suit or dress, that accentuates the side of your breast. To achieve this look, breast augmentation can help the breast appear more contoured, rounded, and defined so that it is distinct from the rest of your frame.

Your cosmetic surgeon may use breast implants, fat grafting, or both to achieve the side boob effect. You will be able to discuss with your surgeon regarding the size and thickness of the breast implant to achieve your aesthetic goals. While it used to be commonplace to choose the largest, thickest breast implant available, it is now more common to see smaller and more realistic implants in use. Your surgeon can advise you of the proper size of the implant to reduce the risk of rippling or wrinkling.

Inverted Nipple Correction

There is one more issue that should be discussed when referring to breast surgeries. For women with inverted nipples, there is now hope for correction. Inverted nipple correction is a simple, proven procedure that leaves minimal scarring. The results look natural with little downtime.

Inverted nipples, also referred to as innies, describe nipples that have folded into themselves. This is usually characterized by a slit in the center of the nipple, but not always. There are varying degrees of nipple inversion. While typically a sign of a developmental disorder, nipples that become inverted later in life can also be a sign of cancer and should be checked by a doctor immediately.

A woman’s breasts play a critical part in her sense of self and her external appearance. That’s why breast cancer can be particularly devastating to the emotional health and wellbeing of patients beyond the physical rigors of cancer and its treatments.

At Möein Surgical Arts, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein spends a good portion of his time and effort performing cosmetic surgery for women’s breasts, and he’s seen firsthand just how much a restored bust appearance can help a woman’s self-worth and self-esteem. That’s one of the reasons why he is so passionate about supporting the fight against breast cancer and supporting breast cancer awareness and treatment.

How to Get the Most Realistic Breast Surgery Results!

Whether you feel you are a good candidate for breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, your first step is to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. A cosmetic surgeon aims to give patients aesthetically-superior results. By meeting with a surgeon, you can have your questions answered and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure you want.

You can ensure realistic results with your breast surgery by heavily researching the surgeon in question. Examine the doctor’s track record for performing augmentations, lifts, and breast reductions. Ask to see before and after photographs of patients and read online reviews of the practice on Google. Also check out cosmetic surgery boards like Real Self.

If you live in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts can give you those realistic results. Whether you feel you are right for breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction, Dr. Moein can help.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein and ask about breast surgery and experience all these benefits and more. Get started today by calling (310)694 4486.

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.

Breast Implants – Breast Augmentation

Breast implants are used during breast enhancement surgery to give women the desired size and shape. There are two primary types of breast implant: Saline implants and those made of silicone.

There are pros and cons to each type of breast implant. Saline breast implants have long been the more popular choice but are quickly becoming outpaced by silicone implants.

Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel. Saline implants, on the other hand, are not pre-filled; instead, they are inserted into the breast pockets empty and then filled with a saltwater saline solution.

Speak with Dr. Babak Moein to learn more about breast implants. Contact us at our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein.

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