LOS ANGELES & BEVERLY HILLS
Are you unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts? Breast augmentation by Dr. Ariel Ourian in Beverly Hills, CA can help you achieve the fuller, more shapely look you’ve always wanted. Our skilled team uses the latest techniques and technologies to enhance your natural beauty and boost your confidence.
BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
what is a Breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts. This procedure is typically performed using implants, which are placed behind the breast tissue or chest muscle. The implants come in various sizes and shapes, allowing for a personalized approach that can achieve a natural-looking and proportionate result. Breast augmentation is popular among women who desire fuller, shapelier breasts, or who have experienced changes in breast size or shape due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.
AT A GLANCE
Who is a good candidate for Breast augmentation?
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation include women who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Some specific factors that can make someone a good candidate for breast augmentation include:
- The desire for larger or more shapely breasts
- Lack of breast volume or asymmetry between breasts
- Drooping or sagging breasts due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or aging
- Good physical and emotional health
- Non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure
- Adequate breast tissue to support the implants
How is a Breast augmentation performed?
Breast augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The entire procedure usually takes around one to two hours. Patients will need to arrange for someone to drive them home and stay with them for at least the first 24 hours after the procedure. Recovery time varies but typically involves several days of rest and avoiding strenuous activities for a few weeks. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure optimal results.
What is the recovery for Breast augmentation like?
The recovery process after breast augmentation can vary depending on several factors, such as the patient’s individual health, the extent of the procedure, and the type of implants used. In general, patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area following the procedure. Dr. Ourian in Beverly Hills may recommend pain medication and compression garments to alleviate swelling and ensure proper healing.
Patients will typically need to take several days off from work and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks after the procedure. Light exercise, such as brisk walking, can be resumed at about a month after surgery. Patients will need to avoid sleeping on their stomachs or sides and avoid putting pressure on their breasts during the initial recovery period.
It is important to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Ourian to monitor the healing process and ensure optimal results. Full recovery typically takes several weeks to a few months, and patients can expect to see their final results in the months following the procedure.
Frequently asked questions
Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point in the future. However, with proper care and maintenance, many patients can enjoy their results for 10 years or more.
There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater, while silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. Both types come in various sizes, shapes, and textures.
Breast augmentation should not affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed, as the implants are typically placed behind the breast tissue or chest muscle.
The location and size of the incision will depend on the patient’s anatomy and the type of implant used. However, scarring can usually be hidden under clothing or swimwear.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with breast augmentation, such as bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Other potential risks include implant rupture or leakage, changes in breast sensation, and capsular contracture (scar tissue that forms around the implant). However, serious complications are rare, and most patients are satisfied with their results.