Breast Augmentation Beverly Hills
Advances in breast implant technology make breast augmentation a safe and effective procedure. Now more than ever, it enables patients to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results*.
Dr. Joubin Gabbay knows that breast augmentation is a very personal choice and that each woman has unique needs and goals for her surgery. For this reason, he takes the time to educate and inform his patients thoroughly. You want to make a well-informed decision when contemplating your breast enlargement surgery.
Things to Consider When Choosing Breast Implants
Selecting the perfect size, profile, and type of implant for your surgery may feel like an overwhelming task. However, you do not need to make these big decisions on your own.
During your consultation, Dr. Gabbay will offer his thoughts on your breast augmentation. This takes into account all of the pertinent details, including:
- Current breast size
- Skin quality
- Individual preference
Factors to Consider for Breast Enlargement
There are many factors to think about when considering breast augmentation surgery, including:
We measure implants in cubic centimeters (ccs). They range from approximately 120cc to 960cc.
The profile specifies the distance that the implant projects from the body. Higher profile implants result in more prominent silhouettes than lower profile implants. Implant shapes can vary between round and tear-drop shaped.
- Inframammary: under the breast
- Periareolar: Around the lower half of the areola
- Transaxillary: In the underarm
- Transumbilical, or TUBA: In the navel area
Submuscular placement rests under the chest muscle. Submammary or Subglandular placements rest between the chest muscle and breast tissue.
Dr. Gabbay inserts saline implants into the body in their empty form. He then fills them with a sterile saline solution. Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel. The gell consists viscous fluid simulating the texture and feeling of human breast tissue. You also have the option of standard versus cohesive (gummy bear) silicone gel.
Before & After Breast Augmentation Photos
Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Right for You?Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today. It is undertaken for multiple reasons, including (but not limited to)*:
- Increase breast size
- Correct asymmetrical breasts
- Enhance lost breast volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Augment breast size after significant weight loss
- Correct imbalanced body proportions
- With breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy or injury to the breasts
- In conjunction with breast revision surgery after complications from a previous breast surgery
- Along with a breast lift, to add volume and fullness while correcting breast sagging.
What to Expect from Your ConsultationScheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Gabbay is a wonderful first step. During this consultation, Dr. Gabbay will go over any concerns you have about the appearance of your breasts while discussing why you are considering breast augmentation surgery. Following your medical history evaluation, Dr. Gabbay will determine if you are a healthy candidate. He will then discuss your breast augmentation options. This includes incision type, implant placement position, implant size and shape, potential complications, and implant profile. To help you get a true sense of what your new implants will look and feel like, you will be able to test various implant samples. This enables you to determine which specific implant will best fit your body. It is important to tell Dr. Gabbay if you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight. Or, if you think that you may want to become pregnant soon. Both of these events can alter your overall breast shape/size.
BREAST AUGMENTATION OPTIONS
Breast Augmentation Options
There are many choices to consider when undergoing breast augmentation surgery, including:
Some breast implants are encased in a solid silicone rubber outer shell (lumen) that may either be smooth or textured.
Implants can be round or anatomical (tear-drop). Tear-drop implants create a natural sloped shape when placed over the chest muscle. They are considered the closest resemblance to the natural breast shape. Tear-drop implants must be positioned precisely to prevent implant rotation. This is why they are only offered as textured implants, as the rougher texture helps the implant adhere to the breast tissue. Round implants create fuller breasts with a higher lift and a more significant amount of cleavage. Round implants are offered in both smooth and textured choices. If the round implant moves inside the breast pocket, it will not change shape.
Implants can be composed of either saline or silicone. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution (non-toxic to the body). All silicone breast implants are pre-filled with a cohesive gel. Newer, silicone implants (“gummy bear” implants) are also available and have added options for patients to choose from. Silicone implants are less likely to ripple than saline implants. Many patients believe that silicone implants more resemble the feel of natural breast tissue. The ultimate choice of saline vs. silicone comes down to personal preference. It’s about which option is best for each patient’s unique situation.
The profile of a breast implant determines how far the implant will protrude from the chest wall. We offer implants in four different profiles: low, moderate, moderate plus, and high. The higher the implant profile, the more they will project from the chest. In general, high profile implants are best suited for women with narrow chests. Low profile implants are better choices for women with wider frames.
Implant size refers to volume and is not measured by bra cup size (A, B, C, D, etc.), but rather in cubic centimeters (cc). This is the metric volume measurement used to define the capacity of a breast implant. |One cubic centimeter is equal to one milliliter. Breast implant sizes for both saline and silicone implants range from 120-850cc.