Breast Augmentation San Francisco Bay Area
Every woman deserves to have breasts that make her feel happy and confident. In spite of this, not every woman is born with what she considers to be her ideal breasts. Furthermore, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and aging may contribute to breasts that droop, sag, or appear smaller than they used to.
No matter the reason, breast augmentation is the most effective way to change the size, shape, and general appearance of your breasts.
Meet Dr. David Sieber – Plastic Surgeon San Francisco
Dr. Sieber, a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, graduated from Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine and completed a five-year residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center.
Dr. Sieber went on to become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has thousands of Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgeries over his last six years of practice. Dr. Sieber specializes in breast augmentation in the San Francisco Bay area.
What is Breast Augmentation Surgery
Augmentation mammoplasty, also known as breast augmentation, is a surgical procedure that involves the insertion of silicone implants or saline implants to increase the size and proportion of the breasts. With a variety of shapes, sizes, and types available, breast implants are utilized to create a more attractive bustline.
Patients may undergo breast augmentation surgery and get breast implants for several reasons:
- Dissatisfaction with their current breast size
- Correction of reduced breast tissue volume post-pregnancy
- Balancing of asymmetrical breasts
- Reconstruction after mastectomy or other breast surgeries
Breast Augmentation Testimonials
Best decision I made was choosing Dr. Sieber for my breast augmentation! I spent years considering this decision and researched countless doctors and I’m so glad I chose him. He is honestly the best medical professional I’ve ever worked with. Impeccable bedside manner, extremely responsive, always professional and truly cares about giving you the results YOU want. About a year ago I started seriously looking at plastic surgeons.
I had my surgery 1 month ago and my scars are already fading. Dr. Sieber is the best is the Bay!!!
Mid July I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Sieber. I honestly can’t say enough on how quick,easy and painless the procedure was.
(I may or may not have been outside gardening the day after my procedure) may not have been the sternest thing to do but it really shows how painless it really was.
I asked for a very natural look. I went with 485 CCs. My scars is no bigger then maybe an inch.
So thin you can barely see them. I will no doubt recommend Dr. Sieber to anyone in need of any sort of plastic surgery.
Best decision I made was choosing Dr. Sieber for my breast augmentation! I spent years considering this decision and researched countless doctors and I’m so glad I chose him. He is honestly the best medical professional I’ve ever worked with. Impeccable bedside manner, extremely responsive, always professional and truly cares about giving you the results YOU want.
I had my surgery 1 month ago and my scars are already fading. My results look much better than the 3D imaging machine estimated.Dr. Sieber is truly the best is the Bay!!!
Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Enlargement?
Generally speaking, ideal candidates for breast augmentation surgery:
- Have fully developed breasts
- Are in good physical health
- Have given careful consideration to their aesthetic enhancement objectives
- Don’t have unrealistic expectations
- Are unsatisfied with the size and/or shape of their breasts
- Lead a healthy lifestyle
Breast Augmentation Procedure video
Types of Breast Implants
Prior to undergoing breast augmentation surgery, you and Dr. Sieber will determine the best type of breast implants for you.
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 breast. If saline implants rupture, the volume will immediately diminish.
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.
Breast Augmentation Before and Afters
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Common symptoms after a breast augmentation procedure 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
The Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation Technique minimizes trauma to the breast tissue — thereby reducing pain and bruising. It allows most patients to return to activities of daily living in 24 hours.*
This technique is not one specific thing, but an entire process. Before placing the final implant, the pocket will be irrigated with an antibiotic solution to prevent postoperative infection and reduce the risk of capsular contracture. All incisions will then be closed with absorbable sutures.
Breast Implants Risks
All surgeries 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 recovery.
Breast Augmentation San Francisco Cost
Your breast enlargement surgery cost will be influenced by a number of factors, including what type of breast implants you choose, who your board certified plastic surgeon is, and where you decide to get your breast augmentation performed.
In the end, the cost of your surgery will depend on these factors and may include additional charges such as an anesthesiologist’s fee, surgical facility fees, prescription medication costs, and expenses for things like medical tests and postoperative garments.
Finally, if you plan to undergo another breast surgery such as a breast lift or other procedures like a Brazilian butt lift, tummy tuck or liposuction, this will influence your cost as well.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 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.
How does breast augmentation affect breastfeeding?
Every woman is different, but generally, breast augmentation can be performed without too much effect on the ability of the woman to breastfeed afterward.
How will I know when I need to replace my breast implants?
We are now using 5th and 6th generation implants, and these should last 20 years or longer
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.
Will I have scar tissue after breast augmentation 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.
Book Your Breast Augmentation NOW!
Looking for the best breast augmentation surgeon?
Call today at 415-915-9000 or schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Sieber and learn more about the most natural breast augmentation procedure to increase your breast volume.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.