Breast Enlargement FAQs
Get Answers from Our Beverly Hills Breast Surgeons
At Simply Breasts, we are focused on providing educational resources for each and every woman considering breast enlargement at our Beverly Hills practice. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask many detailed questions and learn all about your breast implant options. On this page, we have assembled a few of the most common questions women ask about breast augmentation.
Navigate to the questions below:
- Should I Choose Breast Augmentation?
- Can Breast Enlargement Restore My Breast Volume?
- Which Breast Implant Size is Right for Me?
- Can I Have Breast Enlargement After Having Children?
- What is the Difference between Saline & Silicone Gel Implants?
- How Can I Naturally Enlarge my Breasts Without Breast Implants?
- Can I Opt for Other Procedure Along with Breast Surgery?
- What is the Cost of Breast Enlargement Surgery?
- Can I Breastfeed After My Surgery?
- Does Breast Augmentation Leave Scars?
- How Long Will Recovery Take?
- Do Breast Implants Cause Pain?
- Is There a Risk of Implants Interfering with Annual Mammograms?
If you want to discuss your concerns over the phone or in person, schedule a free initial consultation at (310) 935-0716!
Our Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgery can help if you are not happy with the size of your breasts and want to restore natural breast volume and improve your self-image. If you feel your breasts have not developed to a size that meets your expectations or you have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other, you can choose breast enlargement surgery. In some women considering breast augmentation, their natural breast volume has decreased due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. Breast augmentation not only restores breast volume but it can give your breasts a youthful appearance by lifting them.*
If you have lost breast volume due to weight loss, aging, or pregnancy, a breast augmentation may help. Breast implants replace lost volume, giving your breasts the fullness you want.*
It is best to discuss the breast size you want with your plastic surgeon, who can give you a better idea about how you can achieve the size you want and what size would suit you best after the surgery. There is actually an ideal breast implant size range for your particular physique, but your personal preference is far more important when it comes to selecting the right implant size.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can impact the shape of your breasts. A number of moms come to our practice for our breast augmentation procedure so that they can enjoy fuller curves and regain a more youthful breast appearance they enjoyed before starting their families.
Though both silicone and saline implants are widely used in enhancement surgeries, there is a significant difference between them. Both implants use a silicone shell, but silicone gel implants are filled with a semi-cohesive silicone gel while saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Silicone implants are pre-filled by the manufacturer to a certain volume, while saline implants are filled after they are placed in the body. Saline solution has a more fluid consistency, but most women find that silicone gel implants have a look and feel that is more like natural breast tissue. Silicone implants also have a lower risk of rippling inside the breasts as compared to saline implants.*
The most novel technique to enlarge breasts naturally uses one’s own fat to augment the breasts. In women who have some excess fat at troubling areas such as their abdomen or thighs, the excess fat can be meticulously removed by a special form of liposuction and the fat is re-injected into the breasts to achieve the desired larger breasts. The injected breasts look and feel naturally larger without the need for any implants.
You can discuss all your cosmetic surgery options with our Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgeon, who might suggest an associated procedure to give you the look you want. Our breast implant patients often opt for procedures such as breast lift and liposuction to refine their look.
Your total cost depends on many factors. Recent statistics from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reveal that the average price for breast augmentation nationally is around $4,000-$5,000, including implants and surgeon fees. We are committed to providing affordable, high-quality implant options for our patients and will be happy to discuss pricing in detail during your consultation. Learn more about our fees and financing options that can give you an exceptional value on our procedures.
Whenever possible, our surgeons seek to retain full functionality of the nipple and breast glands after surgery. In general, women choosing breast augmentation are able to continue breastfeeding.* In more extensive surgeries, the ability to breastfeed may be lost. If this is a concern for you, please talk with your surgeon during your consultation.
Any surgical procedure usually creates some amount of scarring. Our surgeons are skilled in minimizing visible scars by hiding them in the natural breast crease or in the darker skin surrounding the areola. Making incisions in the armpit or a transaxillary incision is also possible. This way, you will have no scars on your breasts themselves. All scars will naturally fade over time and should become almost invisible.*
It is important that you follow post-surgery instructions carefully for a quick recovery. It is recommended that you stick with only light activities and get plenty of rest for the first few days after your breast surgery. You then should be able to add in more vigorous activities such as workouts after about three weeks. You may be given antibiotics to prevent infection and we often recommend certain massage and light exercise techniques to minimize swelling and scar formation.
You may experience mild discomfort for a few days after your surgery. The pain should gradually subside if you avoid indulging in rigorous activities.* In some cases, patients may experience complications with their implants, including capsular contracture and rippling. These complications may or may not be uncomfortable and may require a secondary surgery to replace the implants.
Breast implants may cause some interference with a mammogram in rare cases. The risk of implant interference can be reduced if your breast implant surgeon places your implants deep to the pectoral muscle.*
If you have more questions about breast augmentation surgery, or would like to schedule a consultation with our lead Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Sayah, contact (310) 935-0716!
*Results from surgical or non-surgical procedures will vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.