Breast Augmentation

Understanding Your Breast Augmentation Options

If nature hasn’t given you the curves you want, then breast augmentation is an option to consider. With breast implants that are custom-selected to fit your body and your personality, breast augmentation can give you the size increase you desire while ensuring you still look like you, only more confident with your feminine curves.

Breast augmentation can balance your overall proportions, improve breast symmetry, and make wearing form-fitting clothing like tank tops and swimsuits fun!

Choosing Your Breast Implants

We specialize in helping our patients choose a breast implant shape, size, and profile that works naturally with their unique proportions, so you can be confident knowing that your larger breasts will look and feel natural to you, no matter what you are wearing. A good portion of time at your personal consultation will be devoted to helping you decide which breast implants will suit you best.

This sizing session is the “fun part” for our patients. Not only will you get to see what different breast implants look and feel like, you will also get to try on different shapes and sizes to see how each option might look—it’s like getting a sneak peek of the new you.

“This has been such a wonderful and happy experience for me. I’m completely impressed with your whole staff. I feel you and your team went above and beyond to make me have the greatest result I could have hoped for! My future business is ALL yours!”*

—Actual Patient

Breast Implant Placement

Breast implants can be placed either using a subglandular placement, or underneath the breast tissue but over the muscle, or a submuscular placement, where the top portion of the breast implant is covered by the pectoral muscle.

While either placement can result in an aesthetically pleasing breast augmentation, Dr. Movassaghi prefers the submuscular placement in most cases. Situating the implant beneath both the breast tissue and the muscle provides better implant coverage, which allows for a more natural transition from the natural breast tissue to the implant and reduces the chance of visible implant edges. We’ll be sure to go over your options at your consultation.

Breast Augmentation Incisions

Chances you have wondered what your scars might look like. Where your scars are located depends on the incision that is made. There are a few different incision placement techniques that plastic surgeons may use during breast augmentation; all are designed to be inconspicuous with or without clothing. Dr. Movassaghi primarily uses one of the following techniques when performing breast augmentation:

  • Periareolar. An incision is made around the edges of the areola, leaving a thin scar that is well camouflaged by the natural change in skin color between the areola and the breast.
  • Inframammary. An incision, about 1-2 inches long, is made in the crease underneath the breast. The resulting scar is easily concealed within this crease.

If you are having a breast lift at the same time as breast augmentation (a common procedure option for post-pregnancy patients as part of a mommy makeover), Dr. Movassaghi may perform additional incisions; these will also be easily concealed beneath a bra or swimsuit.

Breast Augmentation Surgery & Recovery

For the vast majority of patients, breast augmentation is a relatively easy surgery with a surprisingly quick recovery. Dr. Movassaghi performs breast augmentation on an outpatient basis, and the operation takes about 1-2 hours from start to finish. Most patients are up and walking around the evening after surgery, and while you will be sore for a few days, you’ll be back to most of your daily activities within 2 or 3 days.

You will need to wear a supportive, soft bra for the first few weeks and follow instructions about limiting exercise and lifting. Typically, patients are allowed to gradually resume regular workouts after 2 or 3 weeks. It’s also important to heed instructions for scar care to ensure that your scars heal as thinly and faintly as possible.

Looking Forward to Your New Look

Like any cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation results will continue to improve as they heal. You’ll look great—and may even feel bikini ready—a week or two after surgery, but even better after a month or two, as residual post-op swelling tapers off and your implants settle into position. Final results are typically in place after 6 months or so. But don’t worry; changes are subtle after the first 3 months or so. You can help keep your results looking great for years to come by wearing good quality bras and maintaining a stable weight.