Breast Augmentation Bay Area – Breast Augmentation with Implants
Breast Augmentation Candidates
The ideal candidates for breast augmentation have realistic expectations, desiring improvement rather than perfection in their breast appearance. They are generally in good physical and emotional health, having thoroughly considered their aesthetic goals. On the other hand, individuals with overall dissatisfaction, unrealistic expectations, or external influences guiding their decision are not well-suited for breast augmentation.
For more information on eligibility for breast implants, reach out to Dr. Sieber at our cosmetic surgery office without hesitation.
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Types of Breast Implants
Before proceeding with breast implants in Bay Area, you and Dr. Sieber will collaborate to identify the most suitable type of breast implants for your specific breasts needs and preferences.
Saline Breast Implant
Saline implants are filled with saline at the time of surgery, which means the incisions are smaller because the silicone shells can be placed while empty. Saline implants typically cost less than silicone.
However, saline tend to feel slightly firmer to the touch and may show more rippling on the sides of the breasts. If saline implants rupture, the volume will immediately diminish.
Structured saline breast implants
Structured implants are designed with a sterile saltwater filling and incorporate an internal framework to enhance the implant’s tactile resemblance to natural breasts tissue.
Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel that is soft and feels natural to the touch. They tend not to ripple as much as saline implants. In the unlikely event that implants rupture, there will be no apparent change in the size of the breast because the silicone will not migrate.
Women who choose silicone implants should have regular MRIs every 3-5 years to confirm their breast implants have not ruptured.
Gummy bear breast implants
Form-stable implant are commonly known as gummy bear or teardrop breast implants due to their ability to retain their shape even if the implant shell is compromised. The silicone gel within these implants has a denser consistency compared to traditional silicone gel implants, resulting in a firmer feel.
Shaped gummy bear breast implants are designed with increased projection at the bottom and a tapered shape towards the top. However, if a shaped implant rotates, it can result in an abnormal appearance of the breast, necessitating an additional corrective procedure. The placement of gummy bear implants typically requires a slightly longer incision in the skin.
Breast Augmentation Before and After
Breast Enlargement Recovery
Breast Augmentation Recovery common symptoms after a breast augmentation include:
- Pressure in both armpits and along the sternum*
Notify Dr. Sieber immediately if you notice increased pain and sudden swelling on one breast. We will start you on a scar therapy program one week after surgery to ensure you heal with the best possible scar.*
The Rapid Recovery Technique in Bay Area
Experience the Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation Technique, minimizing tissue trauma for reduced pain and bruising. Most patients resume daily activities within 24 hours*. The process involves irrigating the pocket with an antibiotic solution, reducing infection risk, and using absorbable sutures to close incisions.
Book a breast augmentation procedure today for more details!
Breast Implants Risks
Breast implants come with potential risks. However, to mitigate these risks, Dr. Sieber follows what is called the 14-Point Plan, developed by Dr. William Adams.
This plan includes 14 individual steps, which together minimize your risk of capsular contracture and other potential complications with breast implants such as:
- Excessive bleeding
- Reactions to anesthesia
- Oversensitivity in nipples
- Permanent nipple numbness
- Implant rupture
- Implant rippling
Additionally, Dr. Sieber does not use sizers during surgery as this can increase the risk of complications, postoperative pain, and prolonged breast augmentation recovery.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Bay Area Cost
The cost of Breast Augmentation in the Bay Area is affected by several factors, including the type of breast implants selected, the expertise of your board-certified plastic surgeon, and the chosen surgical facility.
Additional charges may encompass fees for an anesthesiologist, surgical facility, prescription medications, medical tests, and postoperative garments, ultimately determining the total cost of your breast implant surgery.
Finally, if you plan to undergo another Bay Area breast surgery such as a reduction, augmentation breast lift or other procedures like a Brazilian butt lift, tummy tuck or liposuction, this will influence your cost as well. Book your consultation today!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What breast implants feel the most natural for breast augmentation?
Silicone breast implants offer a natural look and feel, even when positioned above the chest muscles. They are highly unlikely to ripple, wrinkle, bisect, or be aesthetically compromised.
What are some of the most common breast implant sizes?
450cc implants, 600cc implants, 350cc implants, 300cc implants, 550cc implants and 400cc implant
When can I sleep on my side after breast augmentation?
You’ll need to sleep on your back for at least the first 48 hours after breast augmentation. After that, pay attention to your body. Patients will likely want to continue sleeping on their backs for several weeks.
How long does it take breast augmentation scars to heal?
Breast augmentation scars should be completely healed after six months to a year.
Can you enlarge breasts without surgery?
Achieving long-term breast enlargement without surgery is attainable through the utilization of an external tissue expander. Consistent and dedicated use of the expander leads to progressive breast growth. To ensure optimal outcomes and reduce the likelihood of drop-outs, it is crucial for women to be well-informed about the time and lifestyle commitment required for this approach.
What is the lifespan of breast implants?
Currently, modern breast implants have an average lifespan ranging from 10 to 20 years, and in some cases, women retain their implants for more than 20 years. It’s crucial to understand that breast implants do not have a predefined expiration date or shelf life. The FDA does not classify breast implants as lifetime devices.
How long do gummy bear implants last?
On average, gummy bear implants have a lifespan of about 10-15 years. However, some patients may experience implant ruptures or leaks earlier or later than this timeline. Additionally, regular monitoring by a plastic surgeon is recommended to ensure the implants are functioning properly.
Who gets breast augmentation?
Patients seeking breast implant aim to increase the size of their breasts. There are various reasons for wanting to breast enlargement procedure, such as restoring a previous breast size that might have diminished due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.
Will I have scar tissue after breast enlaregment surgery?
Yes, scarring is a common side effect of breast augmentation surgery. The extent of scarring will depend on several factors, including the size of the incision, the type of implant used, the patient’s healing process, and the patient’s skin type.
What is the difference between breast augmentation and breast implants?
The key distinction between the two lies in this: Breast augmentation refers to the procedure utilized for breast enhancement, whereas Breast implants serve as the mechanism deployed. Each is interdependent on the other to achieve the desired outcomes.
What is the success rate of surgery from breast augmentation?
The success rate of surgery for breast augmentation is noteworthy. Approximately 75 percent of women rated their breast firmness as “just right.” When evaluating the overall body results, more than half of the patients awarded a perfect score of 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Remarkably, nearly all patients (98 percent) expressed that the outcomes either met or exceeded their expectations.
Is augmentation breast lift included in a breast augmentation?
The combined procedure of a breast lift with augmentation, known as augmentation breast lift or augmentation/pexy, offers multiple benefits. With this approach, you can expect to achieve not only upper breast fullness but also enjoy the advantages of repositioned breasts and nipples.
Following the lift surgery, a healing period of 3-4 weeks is necessary, and a gradual return to regular activities is recommended, which also applies to augmentation/pexy lift patients.
How do you know if you need a breast revision?
The presence of painful or uncomfortable breast implants can signal various issues that may necessitate a breast revision. These issues include capsular contracture, damaged lymph nodes, a developing seroma, pinched nerves, or improper implant placement. For those with silicone implants, experiencing pain may indicate a ruptured or leaking implant.
What disqualifies you from getting breast implants?
In general, individuals in good mental and physical health are suitable candidates for breast implants. However, the following factors may disqualify you from the surgery: pregnancy or breastfeeding, a history of breast cancer, or abnormal mammogram results.
Are You a Breast Augmentation Candidates?
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Call today at 415-915-9000 or schedule a breast augmentation procedure consultation with Dr. Sieber and learn more about breast augmentation to increase your breast volume. Breast augmentation patients come from all over to seek breast augmentation with breast implants and increase breast size.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after photos, breast augmentation and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.