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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.

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 in breast enhancement procedures to achieve the desired augmentation of breast size and projection. There are two major types of breast implants that are commonly used: saline and 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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