Bay Area Breast Implants – Bay Area Breast Augmentation – Part 1

Posted December 28, 2010 in Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Revision Surgery, Home, Videos

Cosmetic breast surgery is an important facet of my Walnut Creek Cosmetic Plastic Surgery practice. San Francisco Bay Area Breast Augmentation patients, in particular, have come to expect a caring and professional approach to breast augmentation before, during and after surgery. I had the opportunity to discuss Breast Augmentation, and other aspects of cosmetic breast surgery, on KRON’s Body Beautiful earlier this month. Below is an excerpt from my interview with the Bay Area’s News Station’s Vicki Liviakis. The 800 number in the video was used as part of the live show. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a consultation appointment, please call (925) 943-6353, or use the contact form on the left side of this page.

This breast augmentation video includes information about:

  • Cosmetic breast enhancement
  • My new breast web site – SanFranciscoBreast.com
  • Some common, and uncommon, questions about breast augmentation
  • Breast implant deflation and the treatment
  • Other topics listed in more detail below

Bay Area Breast Augmentation

When considering Breast Augmentation, it is important to consider breast implant selection, breast augmentation surgery and breast augmentation revision.

Bay Area Breast Implant Selection

Today’s breast implants now come with options. The size, shape and filler can all be varied. It is important to have a good idea of what you want out of your breast augmentation, so that the best options can be selected for you. The most important decision, is your desired size. The size of your breast implants will depend on the size you currently are, your body type and your desired goal size. More information is available in the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog regarding Breast Implant Options.

Bay Area Breast Augmentation Surgery

Options also exist regarding how to insert breast implants.

  • Incision placement
    • Periareolar – Around the lower border of the areola below the nipple
    • InfraMammary – In or just above the natural crease beneath the breasts
    • Axillary – in the armpit
    • Umbilical – TransUmbilcal Breast Augmentation (TUBA)
  • Implant Pocket Placement
    • In front of the Pectoralis Major muscle
    • Behind the Pectoralis Major muscle
    • Dual plane technique

Click here for more information about Bay Area Breast Augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Revision

At some time in the future, your breast augmentation may require a tune-up. Breast augmentation revision surgery is one of my specialties. A common reason to revise breast augmentation is to change sizes. Most commonly, this is done to increase the size of the breast implants, but occasionally the implant volumes are reduced.

Breast implants can sometimes deflate, and may require replacement. Replacing a deflated breast implant is another common breast augmentation revision surgery. It also gives us the opportunity to make adjustments to the size, or other issues that may have been present before the deflation.

Breast implants tend to stay soft, but if capsular contracture occurs, the breast may become firm. Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery, like a capsulectomy or capsulotomy, can restore the softness to the breast. These types of procedures modify the scar that makes up the wall of the implants’ pocket. This scar serves an important roll in keeping the implant in its proper position. If the scar becomes tight, it can cause asymmetry.

Finding the Right Breast Augmentation Surgeon

If you are considering breast augmentation, be certain to review the benefits, and the risks, with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like myself, as part of your breast augmentation consultation appointment. If you have developed problems with your breast implants, a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is the best first step toward finding relief.

Additional Information on Cosmetic Breast Enhancement

This is part 1 of 4 in a video series on aesthetic breast surgery in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additional segments can be found here:
Bay Area Breast Implants – Bay Area Breast Augmentation – Part 1 of 4 (You are here)
Bay Area Breast Implants – Bay Area Breast Augmentation – Part 2 of 4
Bay Area Breast Implants – Bay Area Breast Augmentation – Part 3 of 4
Bay Area Breast Implants – Bay Area Breast Augmentation – Part 4 of 4

Additional information on cosmetic breast enhancement procedures is available on my main Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery website and on my specialty breast site: San Francisco Breast.