What are the Best Types of Breast Implants to Use

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Best Types of Breast Implants

What are the Best Types of Breast Implants to Use Orange CountyCosmetic surgery by way of breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift have come as a boon for women with body image issues – those who feel their self-esteem is affected by disproportionate, asymmetrical or extremely small or large breasts.

Breast augmentation involves the use of breast implants which are inserted through incisions made under the breast, arms, near the nipples or the belly button. While silicone gel and saline breast implants are the two commonly known ones, there is another new generation of implants – the gummy bear implant.

Gummy Bear vs Saline vs Silicone – an Overview

The latest breast implant to hit the market is the ‘gummy bear’ implant which was approved by the FDA for women over 22 and women of any age going through breast reconstruction post-cancer. The newest entrant contains silicone gel that is more cohesive than earlier ones, making the implant a firm one and lending a more natural effect. However the gummy bear needs a larger incision and the extra firmness may not be all that comfortable to some women.

Saline implants can be used in women who are 18 or older and women of all ages who are undergoing breast reconstruction. A saline breast implant is filled with salt water after insertion, but when it breaks or leak, there is a change in the size of the breast. The saline solution will not cause any health problems. However saline implants don’t lend a very natural look.

Silicone Breast Implants for a Natural Look

It is here that silicone-gel breast implants score. They are preferred by women because they give a natural look, but  when a silicone breast implant leaks, it is not noticed immediately. Silicone implants can be used by women who are over 22 or women of all ages who have undergone breast reconstruction.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics point out that in 2011, 69 per cent of the 316, 848 breast augmentation procedures were done with silicone implants

However, before making a choice, consult Dr Farbod Esmailian who is a well known name in the field of breast reduction, breast lift or any form of corrective cosmetic surgery in the Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA.

Dr Farbod Esmailian will help you decide whether you should opt for a silicone, saline or gummy bear implant based on your needs, medical history and risk factors. Once the procedure is carried out, you will be asked to wear a surgical bra during the recovery phase. Also, you will need to undergo regular breast examinations and mammograms to detect any infections or abnormalities.

Costs Involved in the Procedure

The costs vary depending on the location of the facility – the charges in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA may differ from those in Denver, Los Angeles or Boston regions. Also, surgeon’s fees vary from facility to facility as also the cost of breast implants. You can borrow loans from lenders – your surgeon’s office usually has details of such options, so it is prudent to seek the advice of your surgeon.

For more information on procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian performs in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA please visit:

Breast Implants Before and After Photos

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Breast Implants Before and After Photos – Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that involves placing breast implants so as to enhance the shape and size of a woman’s breasts.

There are two types of breast implants, silicon and saline – the decision to use one of them will be made by your surgeon and his team. If you live in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA area, you could meet reputed cosmetic surgeon Dr Farbod Esmailian for more details on pre-operativecare, the actual surgery and post-operative care. He can show you some breast implants before and after photos, which can hep you in making a better choice whether you actually want the surgery or not.

Silicone Breast Implants or Saline Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are filled with gel that feels like fat and tend to give a more natural look than saline ones. A saline breast implant will be filled with salt water which is sterile once the empty ones are inserted into an incision.

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Why Breast Implants are Used

Most women who opt for breast lifts or implants because they have asymmetrical breasts, and want to boost their self-confidence and image. A breast lift is often done along with breast augmentation and is done if a woman wants her breasts not to sag or droop.

Dr Farbod Esmailian may be able to show you breast augmentation before and after photos so that you could arrive at a decision regarding the kind of implants you want.

Before Breast Implants are Placed

Pre-operative measures include getting a breast examination done. You will also be asked to stop certain medications. Also, the doctor will ask for your medical history and ask you if you are taking some over-the-counter medications.

Surgical Procedure

Breast augmentation procedure involves the surgeon making cuts either on the underside of your breast, under your arm, around your nipple area or near your belly button. Once the implant is placed, the incisions are sutured.

Post-operative Care

Once the anesthesia effect subsides, you will be allowed to go home; however, in certain cases, you may have to stay back in your facility. A certain amount of swelling or bruising will happen, but you will be told to expect it. Also, you will be given a surgical bra to wear during the recovery process.

Whether you are undergoing breast reduction, augmentation or a lift, you will need to regularly visit your facility for follow-ups. An MRI may be recommended in case of silicone breast implants once in a couple of years. There are situations where you may want to immediately go to your nearest facility  for corrective measures. They include:

  • When your saline breast implant ruptures, you will detect that the breast shape or size changes, and it is time to talk to your doctor.
  • Breast pain or infection may also occur sometimes and you should get a check-up done at the earliest to rule out any complications.

The costs involved in any surgery – be it breast reduction or breast augmentation – depends on the location of your facility, your surgeon, the number of days you need to stay either as in-patient or as a day-care patient. The amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed in case of breast reduction and the kind of breast implants you choose and their size also make a difference to the overall cost.

For more information on procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian performs in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA please visit:

The Cost of Breast Implants

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Breast Implant Cost – Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA

The Cost of Breast Implants Orange CountyA woman who has small or asymmetrical breasts and is suffering image issues has the option of choosing a breast augmentation procedure. Any such technique involves insertion of breast implants through incisions.

Before you opt for breast augmentation, a consultation with Dr Farbod Emailian can help – particularly if you are living in or around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA. The surgeon, who has expertise in breast reduction, lift and augmentation procedures, will sit you down and explain to you the kind of breast implants available and the costs involved.

Kind of breast implants

There are two kinds of FDA-approved breast implants – silicone gel and saline. Saline implants are empty and are filled with saline water after insertion, while silicone implants are made of a gel. Silicone implants give a more natural feel than saline ones, which are not as soft as the latter. When it comes to the cost factor, silicone breast implants are twice as expensive as saline implants.

Procedure and breast implants costs

  • Insurance may or may not be available because breast augmentation is considered more of a cosmetic procedure and less of a medical one.
  • If cost is a worrying factor for you, there is some reason to cheer because the nation-wide average of costs involved in breast augmentation has dropped since 2010.
  • According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the 2011 national average for surgeon/physician’s fee for breast augmentation involving silicone gel implants was $3,694 while the fee for procedure involving saline implants was $3,308.
  • The other variable is the location of your facility – a center in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA may charge differently from a center in the New York or Washington area.
  • Anesthesia procedures and the brand of breast implants could also be another deciding factor. Also, the fees vary depending on how long one may have to stay in the hospital and if a patient is in the out-patient/daycare or in-patient facility.
  • Check whether your breast implant comes with a warranty, in case you need to get replacements at a later date.
  • Another factor to consider is whether follow-up visits and treatments are part of the package. In case of breast reduction procedures, the amount of tissue that needs to be removed plays a key role.
  • If you opt for a breast lift procedure – breast augmentation doesn’t necessarily eliminate drooping or sagging of breasts – you need to find out if it is part of the overall package or not.
  • If you still feel you may not be able to bear all the costs, there are finance options which offer low interest rate loans; your surgeon’s office could help you out with information on loan options.

Once the procedure is completed, make sure you visit your surgeon  for advice on follow-ups. In case of a silicone gel breast implant, you may need to get an MRI done every year or so; regular breast examinations can detect any ruptures or abnormalities so you can avoid future complications.

For more information on procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian performs in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA please visit:

All About Breast Implants

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Breast Implant Surgery – Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA

All About Breast Implants Orange CountyThe procedure of inserting medical devices called  breast implants to enhance the size of a woman’s breasts is called breast augmentation.

There are two types of breast implants – saline and silicone implants which are both approved by the FDA. Saline implants, as the name suggests, have saline while silicone ones are composed of gel that works like natural tissues. Silicone implants are approved for use among women who are over 22, while saline are for women under 18.

If you live in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, you could seek an appointment with Dr Farbod Esmailian, for advice on what kind of breast implants to choose.

Irrespective of whether you are planning to undergo breast reduction or breast augmentation, there are certain procedures you need to undergo as suggested by Dr Farbod Esmailian. You will be asked to get a breast X-ray or undergo a mammogram. You will also be asked if you have had any previous surgeries or if you are under any kind of medication.

Surgery procedure

Breast augmentation surgery involves giving a patient anesthesia and making incisions either underneath the breast, arm or in the nipple area. The breast implant is placed through the incision made in one of these areas before the cuts are stitched. Breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure that is also carried out along with breast augmentation in certain cases. This helps in the right positioning of the breast.

Post-surgery

Once you get a breast augmentation done, you will be given a surgical bra during the recovery process. A day after the surgery, you will be asked to remove most dressings, barring the ones on the incisions. A little bruising or a swelling of the breasts could happen after surgery, but this is not too much to worry about and will come down over a few weeks. You can return to regular routine in about ten to fifteen days after surgery. Don’t miss follow-up visits to your facility.

Points to consider

  • Irrespective of whether you have had a lift, augmentation or breast reduction, you would need to get regular check-ups of your breast and see if there are any abnormalities.
  • If the breast implants used are silicone gel ones, you will be asked to get regular MRI tests done so any ruptures can be quickly spotted.

Costs involved

The costs involved in breast augmentation procedures would depend on the location, the type of implant used and your surgeon. Each doctor and facilitywill have different price ranges. Also, the anesthesia procedures and the number of days you stay would also be factors in the overall price. Breast augmentation may not be covered under insurance because it is considered a cosmetic technique, but you could check with the company, your doctor and facility for advice on the same. Breast augmentationsurgeries are getting rather popular these days with the presence of many certified and experinced platic surgeoens. A little research can help you in finding a good deal for yourself

For more information on procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian performs in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA please visit:

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