Breast augmentation is the number one choice worldwide for enhancing feminine allure. Fuller breasts make a big impression, and the benefits don’t just apply to the eyes; but is this procedure right for you? Premier plastic surgeon Mark P. Solomon, MD in Beverly Hills, CA can help you decide.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure to enhance the shape, size, or volume of the breasts. This procedure uses breast implants to create distinctly female contouring while maintaining natural, symmetrical proportions.
Genetics, aging, breastfeeding, weight loss, and lifestyle factors dictate the form and shape breasts take. There are few things in life as quintessentially feminine as breasts, and you have a right to wear them like the badges of honor they are. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, getting breast implants helps you take your power back.
Who Could Benefit From Breast Augmentation?
Any patient who wants to alter the appearance of breasts could benefit from this procedure. Dr. Solomon assists patients with a variety of ages, backgrounds, and goals. You can’t always control what nature gives you, but you can take control of your life.
Many patients find that breast implants help them achieve the body they want. Sometimes, breast implants restore the body to its former glory; in other cases, they give you the body of your dreams. Below we look at the common reasons patients choose this procedure.
Recover From Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
Breast implants can revive your pre-pregnancy body. It’s no secret that pregnancy and breastfeeding change the breasts, nipples, and areolas. Women love motherhood but often long for their former physique. Augmenting breasts after giving birth is a popular solution for improving the breasts’ overall appearance. The lifting, firming, toning, and shaping of implants combined with Dr. Solomon’s masterful technique has a profound rejuvenation effect.
Enhance Self Image
Large, full, and supple breasts make a statement, and there’s no shame in identifying with this. Your life is yours, and you deserve to feel good about the way you look. Not liking the central feature of your body can take a toll on the way you think of yourself. Confidence goes a long way, and when it’s lacking in your life, who knows what opportunities you could be missing. Breast implants can elevate your self-perception. When you feel good, the entire world notices.
Create a Balanced Silhouette
Exercise and healthy eating won’t always deliver the body you want. Breast size, shape, and asymmetry aren’t positively impacted by lifestyle changes. Surgery is the only way to get the bust you want. If you wish to create an hourglass shape, boost cup size, or achieve a symmetrical appearance, breast implants can help.
Which Types of Breast Implants Do You Offer?
Dr. Solomon provides three smooth-surfaced and safe implant options: saline, silicone gel, and The IDEAL IMPLANT™. Each implant type comes with different perks.
Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Silicone gel implants are soft and natural-feeling implants, which makes them a patient favorite. These implants are filled with a synthetic silicone gel and feel similar to peanut butter. They provide a smooth, cohesive, and uniform shape that won’t disperse even if a hole forms in the implant shell.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants take their form from a salt solution that’s like plasma in the body. The advantage of using these saline implants is that it doesn’t pose any risks should the implant shell rupture. Conversely, because the solution behaves like water, even a small hole in the implant shell will reduce breast size and require surgery to correct.
The IDEAL IMPLANT™
The IDEAL IMPLANT™ is a unique saline implant that feels soft and natural, like silicone. The remarkable structure features dual chambers containing baffles or internal structures that absorb saline waves.
This implant type is ideal for patients who want the feel of silicone without worrying about its longevity. The IDEAL IMPLANT™ also requires a smaller incision than silicone implants because it is filled after placement.
Please note: Dr. Solomon does not offer any textured or shaped implants because of the BIA-ALCL risks involved with these implant types. Contact Dr. Solomon’s offices for a consultation if you have received textured implants and would like to discuss your monitoring, removal, or revision options.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?
If you’re reading this, you might already have a clear idea about how breast implants can improve your life. After all, goals always begin as daydreams. No matter which stage of planning you’re in, further inspiration never hurts. Below you’ll find some top benefits of breast implants.
Increased Cup Size
Getting this augmentation procedure for breasts means receiving the perfect size for you. You’re in control with breast implants. You can increase cup size by a little or a lot; the choice is yours to make. Dr. Solomon recommends wearing inserts before your surgery to find the size that feels most comfortable on your frame. These trial runs can help you identify your ideal size for maximum beauty and comfort.
Breasts are sometimes considered a casualty of aging, but Dr. Solomon doesn’t support this belief. Breast implants have a revitalizing effect for the entire body that can strip the years away. Many of Dr. Solomon’s patients profess that this procedure makes them feel younger and more alive than ever. If you don’t like how your breasts have changed with age, implants can feel like the fountain of youth.
Ideal Body Proportions
Science confirms that symmetry and proportions establish beauty ideals. Although the process is subconscious, we’re all guilty of preferring perfection. Maybe you were born a pear but it’s your least favorite fruit. Perhaps your breasts are noticeably different sizes. No matter your situation, implants can transform your shape and achieve balance through the breasts.
Refine Breast Shape
Implants can take various forms, but they help regulate the curvature and reestablish order on the chest. Dr. Solomon is a master in his craft and works with you to realize the shape that will best suit your body.
We’ve all heard the saying, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.” And, you probably know gregarious people brimming with confidence who do just that. What happens to those who don’t? If the way you look stops you from shining like the star you are, you owe it to yourself to take action. Breast implants can bring out the best in you, and not just from a physical perspective.
Look Stunning in Clothing
Are you tired of sifting through your wardrobe, dreading your next outfit attempt? Do you avoid bathing suits? Is the neckline the first thing you notice when shopping for something new? If so, augmenting your breasts could save you time, money, and endless hours of unnecessary stress. A lot of clothes look and fit better with implants.
How Do I Decide Which Implant Is Right for Me?
Before receiving implants, it’s critical to remember that no medical device–from implants to heart valves–will last forever. Dr. Solomon’s expertise goes a long way in ensuring your implants withstand the tests of time.
There are three technical considerations to make about breast implants. You must consider your implant type, pocket location, and incision location. The general guide above is a precursory introduction to the kinds of implants Dr. Solomon performs. He’ll give you more detailed information during your consultation. You must also decide upon the location for the pocket and the incision.
There are two placement options for breast implants. Implants can go under your pectoral muscle, under your pectoral fascia or in the dual plane pocket. Both options have pros and cons that you must consider before your surgery.
Patients with thin tissues benefit most from placing implants under the muscle because it covers the implant sufficiently for a more natural look. It’s best to explore all the advantages and disadvantages of pocket location options with Dr. Solomon during your meeting to find the best option for you.
The implant type predicates the incision locations. Saline implants allow for incision placements beneath the breast, in the nipple, armpit, or navel. All options other than the navel are also available for silicone implants. Keep in mind the IDEAL IMPLANT™ has smaller incisions than silicone implants, which could influence your decision.
Dr. Solomon has performed thousands of breast augmentation procedures for satisfied patients. He can help you decide which implants, pocket location, and incision locations will work best for your body.
What’s the Breast Augmentation Procedure Like?
Your outpatient augmentation procedure takes place in a state-of-the-art facility with our expert surgical team. You receive general anesthesia during treatment, which prevents you from feeling the procedure. Dr. Solomon makes incisions where you’ve agreed upon based on your preferences. He places your implants through the incisions and seals the openings.
After a short monitoring period, you are free to leave. You will need someone to escort you home after the operation because the sedation impairs your ability to drive. Dr. Solomon will give you detailed aftercare instructions to follow after your procedure.
Based on your specific situation, he’ll advise you on how much time you should take away from work or your routine. You must wear a special support bra to immobilize your breasts during the recovery period. This bra also helps you feel more comfortable. Follow guidelines and restrictions detailed in your aftercare instructions, including those about physical activity.
Your new, gorgeous figure reveals itself only a short time after surgery.
Who Is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Anyone who wants to change their breasts is a potential candidate for this procedure. If you feel dissatisfied with the size, shape, fullness, or appearance of your breasts, breast implants could be the remedy.
Ideal candidates for this procedure are healthy. They do not have a history of a medical condition that could impact healing. You must share your medical history and any medications you take with Dr. Solomon at your consultation. Please also let him know if you’ve ever had complications with breast implants in the past.
Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or not yet fully developed are ineligible from receiving this procedure.
Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
The only way to know for sure if breast implants are right for you is to book a consultation with Dr. Solomon. He and his friendly and professional staff have a solid reputation for delivering exceptional results for breast implants and all procedures and treatments. They take the time to understand your needs and goals. Together at your in-person meeting, you’ll discuss the perfect options to achieve your desired look.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re looking for a transformation of a lifetime, breast augmentation could be right for you. Join the thousands of patients who are already expressing themselves more fully with breast implants. Contact the offices of Mark P. Solomon, MD in Beverly Hills, CA today to schedule your consultation.