Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants) in Los Angeles, CA
Breast Augmentation performed at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute by internationally sought after board- certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., could be the ideal body aesthetic solution for select Beverly Hills and Los Angeles residents.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Among the common side effects of pregnancy, weight loss, breastfeeding or simple aging are sagging and lack of volume in one’s breasts. The shape and volume of your breasts make a big difference in terms of how you feel, how you look and how you dress. All of those factors can be improved with breast augmentation from internationally sought after breast reconstruction expert, Dr. Jaime Schwartz. Your experience will be wonderful, and you will love your results at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute. But above all, you can feel confident that your surgeon is a leading authority on breast reconstruction techniques within the plastic surgery profession for his contributions to establishing high standards and protocols for women’s health care. With an academic background from Georgetown University where he focused on breast cancer reconstruction, Dr. Schwartz now trains other plastic surgeons and lectures nationwide. His patients come from all over the country and even world to benefit from his expertise. Take a look at our before and after pictures and see the standard-setting results Dr. Schwartz produces.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
During your breast augmentation consultation, you will get the chance to feel the different types of implant sizes and even see how they would look on you as you will be able to try on various implant sizers in front of a mirror to help you get an idea of how you will look following your surgery. Contact us now to set up a consultation with world-renowned breast augmentation expert Dr. Jamie Schwartz. Breast augmentations and lifts are both powerful procedures in their own right, but many women find it even more effective to combine the two for maximum rejuvenation of the breasts with just one surgery and recovery period. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will help you find the right size for your body and your personal goals. The size of implants best suited for you are dictated by your chest wall measurement, and once we determine that we can choose the profile based on what you want or need to achieve.
Is Breast Augmentation Right For Me?
You want to look like yourself, only better. Do it right the first time or correct the shortcomings of previous treatments with Dr. Jaime Schwartz. If you are seeking a natural look, then the diameter of your implant should be equal to or smaller than the width of your breast. Dr. Schwartz is known throughout the world for his natural but compelling breast augmentation procedures. As a rule, Dr. Schwartz recommends avoiding the “side breast” fullness that is often associated with a more artificial appearance and recommends silicone to give you fullness at the top (upper pole fullness) or anatomic gummy bear implants, which can be a good choice to give you more volume.
Elements of a Breast Augmentation
Gummy bear implants offer a look that more closely resembles the natural silhouette of a breast and, therefore, are a very attractive option for individuals seeking a natural-looking breast augmentation. Additionally, these implants are an excellent option for patients undergoing restorative or corrective breast surgery because they provide more stability, shape and reduced incidence of capsular contracture. Compared to other types of silicone gel implants, the silicone in the cohesive gel implant is more cross-linked and therefore, should the implant shell “rupture,” it maintains its shape and silicone does not leak.
Your primary choice is between saline and silicone implants. Within the category of silicone implants, there is a choice between round and shaped (cohesive gel) silicone implants. A consultation can help to decide which implant choice is the most appropriate option for you. Please see the descriptions of implants choices below:
- Saline Implants
Saline implants are placed deflated, then filled with a saline solution during surgery. They are adjustable and, because they are inserted deflated, they require a smaller incision. However, many women do not like the way they feel, as they are the firmest implants available and have the highest risk of rippling. One aspect of the saline implant that some women may like is that if the implant ruptures, it just deflates, and you know immediately.
- Round Silicone Implants
Silicone implants come pre-filled with a silicone gel and are the softest implant available. They feel more natural, which makes them a good option for women with less natural breast tissue; but they require a larger incision. It may be more difficult to realize if this type of implant has ruptured, so it is important to monitor them with annual follow-up visits. Additionally, because this implant contains a more liquid silicone (less cross-linked), if this implant should rupture, it will leak only into the scar capsule formed around the implant but may cause some discomfort or implant distortion.
- Cohesive Gel Implants
Dr. Schwartz is an expert surgeon and national educator on the use of cohesive gel (“Gummy Bear”) implants. These highly-sought-after, anatomic implants offer a look that more closely resembles the natural silhouette of a breast, and, therefore, are a very attractive option for individuals seeking a natural-looking, aesthetic primary breast augmentation. Additionally, these implants are an especially excellent option for patients undergoing restorative or corrective breast surgery because they provide more stability, shape, and reduced incidence of capsular contracture. Compared to other types of silicone gel implants, the silicone in the cohesive gel implant is more cross-linked; therefore, should the implant shell “rupture,” it maintains its shape and silicone does not leak.
Because of their shape, these implants require precision measurements to find the implant that best fits your frame and are more difficult to position during surgery. Dr. Schwartz lectures across the country on the use and safety of these implants.
When determining what implant would be most appropriate to use, there are many factors that should be taken into consideration. Your consultation is vital for allowing him to understand your goals and expectations for this procedure. After discussing your goals and desired outcomes from your breast augmentation, Dr. Schwartz will examine you so that he can take into account your frame and natural shape.
Measurements of your chest wall and current breast size will be taken to help determine the optimal size and projection of implant that will best fit your frame and meet your goals. Your specific chest wall anatomy is a very large component of this decision because the implant must fit your frame in order to produce an aesthetic result. Dr. Schwartz’ precision measurements and sizing technique facilitate an active consultation from which you should come away feeling confident that all are on the same page regarding what your goals are for the procedure.
What Is a Breast Augmentation Procedure?
Silicone implants come pre-filled with a silicone gel and are the softest implant available. They feel more natural, which makes them a good option for women with less natural breast tissue; however they require a larger incision. In the case of an implant rupture, it may be more difficult to notice. So it is important to monitor them with annual follow-up visits. Because this implant contains a more liquid silicone (less cross-linked), if in the unlikely event that this implant should rupture, it will leak only into the scar capsule formed around the implant but may cause some discomfort or implant distortion. During your consultation, we will discuss the phenomenal results achieved by using shaped silicone gummy bear implants for perfect symmetry. We can ensure you that you will leave your consultation finding yourself fully armed with all the right information to address questions of size and volume, and not to mention a great comfort level with a surgeon whom you can trust.
Are Breast Implants Permanent?
Breast implants are not intended to last forever. The FDA recommends removal of breast implants with/without replacement at 15-years. We advise that you begin thinking about exchanging them around 10 years after placement.
What Is Capsular Contracture?
When any device is placed inside the body, whether a knee, hip, or breast, your body naturally forms a capsule or scar around it. A complication that can occur with breast implants is the development of a thick, tight scar around the implant; this is called capsular contracture. Please see our section on capsular contracture for more information.
What Is Animation Deformity?
Animation deformity, also known as muscle flexion distortion, can occur with implants placed under the muscle. The name refers to implants that appear fine most of the time but are extremely visible to the point of distorting the breast when the chest is flexed. It is a result of the pectoral muscle adhering to the implant. To correct this complication, a revision surgery to release the muscle is required.
What Effect Does Smoking Have On The Healing Process After Surgery?
Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict. This reduces the blood supply and oxygen to the surgical area. Sufficient blood supply is required for tissues to heal, so when the blood supply is reduced, delayed healing and, possibly, tissue death occurs. While it is best for your overall health not to use tobacco products, if you do use tobacco products, we ask that you refrain from using them for a minimum of 6 weeks before and after surgery.
Is It Possible To Have A Breast Augmentation Without Implants?
Yes, fat grafting can be used to enhance a breast augmentation with implants, or it can be used alone to create a modest increase in breast volume. This procedure harvests fat from unwanted areas of the body, typically the abdomen, flanks, and thighs, and transfers it to the breasts. Generally, an increase breast size by a half to a full cup can be accomplished with this surgery, and it can be repeated for greater results. A consultation can guide you in determining if you are a candidate and if this is an appropriate method for you. (See Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting)
How Long Is The Recovery After a Breast Augmentation Procedure?
We are developing state of the art protocols to minimize discomfort, you will feel the support from Dr. Schwartz’s nurses and team who are available to you 24/7. Most patients see fewer scars than they had anticipated. As you and Dr. Schwartz develop your plan of treatment together, he will give you precise information on what to expect in terms of your recovery. Contact us now and set up a life-changing consultation with world-renowned surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz.
How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Procedure Cost?
Choose Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute to obtain the best possible breast augmentation results. The atmosphere and environment at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute is not only professional but also soothing and comfortable, putting you at ease. The staff at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute is amazing and treats patients as if they are friends, so you will feel like you’re an extended part of the family. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms come with all of the equipment you would find in a normal hospital setting. Your cost for the procedure will vary based on your personal needs, aspirations and safety considerations. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options and together you will come up with a plan of treatment that is appropriate for you. Dr. Schwartz accepts all forms of payment and offers excellent financing options to make more procedures available to more patients.
What Should I Do Next?
You want to look like yourself, only better, so contact us now to set up your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Schwartz, a RealSelf Top 100 “Top Plastic Surgeon” and Southern California 2016 Super Doctors “Rising Stars” who is a plastic surgeon who began in breast reconstruction for cancer patients, and as a result loves his job and is grateful to be able to improve the lives of his patients. We are dedicated to educating our patients so that they feel empowered to participate in their own care. Dr. Schwartz will make you feel safe and confident about your decision to go forward with your procedure.
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Board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, offers safe and effective breast augmentation procedures to the residents of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding cities in California. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.