Choosing the Right Breast Augmentation Surgeon For You

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Many women are often unhappy with the size of their breasts, and wish to increase its size. This is where breast augmentation comes in. Some women get the surgery done purely for cosmetic reasons, while others have a reconstruction surgery after mastectomy. Breast augmentation surgery involves increasing the size of breasts with the help of breast implants.

Choosing a Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Choosing the Right Breast Augmentation Surgeon For You Orange CountyIf you decide to undergo a breast augmentation surgery, pick a surgeon who has a lot of experience in the field. Dr. Farbod Esmailian, a borad certified plastic surgeon practicing in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas is an experienced professional in cosmetic surgical enhancements of body, face and breasts. Breast augmentation surgery requires expertise, and because of the nature of the surgery, patients are likely to have many questions and concerns. Dr. Farbod Esmailian will take the time to answer them all and will also make sure that you are comfortable before the scheduled surgery.

Suitable Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Surgeons usually look at a particular candidate and see if breast augmentation surgery would be beneficial to them or not. Some of the conditions surgeons look for are:

  • Breast size reduction after pregnancy
  • Loss of breast tissue following a mastectomy
  • Naturally small size of breasts
  • Patients wanting an augmentation solely for aesthetic reasons or,
  • Asymmetrical breasts

Procedure for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Before the surgery, the surgeon will want to examine you. He will ask for your preference and the size of breasts you are aiming for. Women’s breasts usually develop until they are in their early 20s. The FDA suggests that the candidate for the surgery be over the age of 18 years. If the woman chooses to get silicone implants, she must be 22 years of age or above.

The surgeon may also ask the patient to stop taking certain medications a few days or weeks before the surgery is scheduled. This is to ensure that there are no complications that come up during the surgery.

The surgery can generally take anywhere from one to two hours. You can have the surgery as an outpatient in the hospital, or choose to stay at the hospital overnight. You will be asleep during the surgery and will not feel any pain, as the surgeon will give you general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the surgeon will make incisions under your breasts, or under your arms. He might also make a cut near the nipples depending on the kind of implants that are being inserted and on how big the size of the breast is.

Recovery after Breast Augmentation Surgery

Once you have undergone the surgery, it is possible to return home on the same day. But, as mentioned before, depending on your comfort level, you can choose to get admitted overnight at the hospital. If you do opt to go home on the same day, have someone help you out with things around the house.

It is common to experience some pain and discomfort after the surgery, but the pain is usually moderate. With pain medication that Dr. Farbod Esmailian prescribes, the discomfort should also subside.

Approximately a week after your surgery, you may be asked to see your surgeon again for a follow-up appointment. At this time, your stitches will be taken out, and Dr. Esmailian will check to see if everything is healing at the right speed.

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Recovery Process After Breast Lift Surgery

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Recovery Process After Breast Lift Surgery

Recovery Process After Breast Lift Surgery Orange CountyAlso known as a mastopexy, a breast lift surgery is usually done on women who have drooping breasts. In a mastopexy procedure, excess skin is removed from the breasts to give it a firmer look and shape. According to recent statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast lift surgeries have increased by 70 percent since 2000.

More and more women are opting for mastopexy to enhance their appearance after a certain age. There are many reasons why women’s breasts start to sag. Some of them include age, pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and sudden weight loss. Women who breastfeed may also see a difference in their breasts.

The surgery is usually done in a hospital outpatient surgery room or in a cosmetic surgeon’s personal operating room. Dr. Farbod Esmailian, a plastic surgeon who practices in the Orange County area, will give you the right advice and instructions at your follow-up appointment.

Follow-up Appointment After Breast Lift Surgery

Your follow-up appointment post the breast lift surgery will probably take place within a day or two. At the appointment, the doctor will carefully remove the bandages that were put on your breasts right after the surgery. The doctor may also take out any drains if they were inserted. A drain is sometimes inserted to remove excess fluids or blood that may have accumulated in your breasts.

Dr. Farbod Esmailian asks his patients to wear either an elastic bandage or a support bra to help reduce the chances of the breasts swelling up after surgery. The patient may have to wear the support bra for 2-3 weeks depending on the speed of recovery.

What Happens After a Breast Lift Surgery

You will feel some discomfort and slight pain in your breasts after the surgery. This is normal and Dr. Farbod Esmailian may prescribe pain medication for the first week.

After you go through a surgery, make sure you diligently keep track of the recovery process.  Check regularly for any signs of problems near the area of surgery or in your overall health. You might notice that there is a slight change in the symmetry of your breasts. A plastic surgeon will be able to fix this by repositioning your nipple in a simple procedure.

The surgeon will give you instructions on how to properly look after your breasts after the surgery. He will also prescribe a few medicines to quicken the recovery process.

If you have also had breast implants put in, be sure to avoid strong pressure on your chest or breasts. Do not participate in vigorous activities. In most cases, you might be able to get back to your normal activities in one week’s time. If you are a workout junkie, you can usually start exercising within three weeks. Within five week’s time, you will also be able to start participating in more arduous activities like picking up heavy things, or keeping things over the head etc.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a breast lift surgery, you can contact Dr. Farbod Esmailian who provides services in Orange County, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Newport Beach and CA areas.

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Cost of Breast Implants in Orange County

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Every woman is not blessed with an hourglass figure. It happens frequently that women who are very thin have small breasts and women who are on the heavier side have bigger breasts. Very few women have slender body and full breasts. Women with small breasts usually suffer from low self-esteem as they are disappointed with their physical appearance. Cosmetic surgery can help such women. They can get breast implants and improve their appearance.

Types of implants

Cost of Breast Implants in Orange County Orange CountyIf you also need breast implants, you can consult a good plastic surgeon like Dr. Farbod Esmailian who offers his expertise for women all over Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA.

Breast implants are of two types – saline implants and silicone implants. Both are silicone shells. Saline implants consist of sterile saline water while silicone implants consist of clear plastic gel. Some women prefer silicone implants as they feel more ‘real’ compared to saline implants.

In case the saline implant shell leaks, the implant just collapse. The saline water is then absorbed into your body and expelled via natural process of your body. These implants are approved by the FDA for women above 18 years of age.

Though there have been safety concerns about silicone implants in the past, they are very much accepted now after more research and clearance from FDA. If the shell of the implant  leaks, the gel may either stay in the shell or leak into the implant pocket. These implants are approved by the FDA for women above 22 years of age.

Breast implants cosmetic surgery price

When you visit a plastic surgeon for consultation about breast implants cosmetic surgery, you must discuss the price of the surgery with him/her in detail. The cost varies from place to place and individual to individual. Generally, breast implant surgery is not covered by health insurance. Broadly, the cost may be around $5,000 to $10,000.

While estimating the cost of breast implant surgery, you must also take into account costs like hospital facility charges, doctor’s fees, post-operation garments, and medication and anesthesia charges. Cost of breast implants in Orange County is nearly $6,000 for saline implants and $7,000 for silicone implants.

Breast implant surgery is more expensive than other cosmetic procedures because it consists of the cost of breast implants also. You must think of the cost in terms of the benefits you get from the surgery. You will get a better physical appearance and enhanced self-esteem, which will improve your professional and social life also. The place of your residence, the plastic surgeon’s experience and your satisfaction together determine the cost of your surgery.

If you are concerned about your appearance because of your small breasts, you need not worry. You can opt for breast implant cosmetic surgery, a safe and effective cosmetic surgery which can help improve your appearance as well as your confidence, provided you find yourself a reliable and skilled plastic surgeon. You will need to look around and compare a few surgeons before you take the final plunge.

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Breast Implants: Frequently Asked Questions

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Breast surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction have become popular in recent years due to advanced surgical techniques and high success rates of these procedures. However, new patients usually have several concerns and doubts about the safety and effectiveness of these procedures.

Dr. Farbod Esmailian educates his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby areas about various aspects of breast surgery. His goal is to help them make a well-informed decision. Here is a list of FAQ on breast augmentation to give an idea to new patients about various aspects of this surgery.

What exactly is a breast implant?

A breast implant is a synthetic device designed to enhance the size of breasts by placing them surgically inside the breast tissue. Implants are made of silicone material in the outer shell. The inside core of the shell may be filled with a saline solution or silicone gel. These are known as saline implants and silicone implants. The inner and outer implant materials are created in such a way that they can mimic the natural touch and feel of the breast tissue as far as possible.

Are breast implants safe?

Surgical procedures such as breast implants, breast lift, and breast reduction are considered to be highly safe when they are performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Both saline and silicone implants have been approved by the FDA after extensive clinical trials and studies.

High satisfaction rates have been consistently reported about these implants by patients across the United States. Dr. Esmailian is a well-known plastic surgeon providing these procedures in a state of the art surgical environment for his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas.

Which breast implants are better: saline or silicone?

The success in a breast augmentation procedure will depend to an extent on the right choice of breast implants. The choice will depend on the individual preferences of a patient, but the surgeon may recommend the most appropriate choice according to the patient’s breast anatomy, and her aesthetic goals.

Saline implants are considered more biocompatible in the event of a leakage, but in terms of aesthetics, many patients prefer silicone implants over saline. The latest qualities in silicone implants are also considered very safe and approved by the FDA because the silicone core does not leak out to other parts of the body even in the event of implant damage.

Is breast implant a permanent procedure?

Breast implants are designed to last for many years. However, the procedure is not considered permanent because most patients will require a replacement of implant at least once during their lifetime. Conditions such as capsular contracture may occur in implants, which may necessitate a breast revision procedure.

In some cases, the patient may need a change of implants due to personal aesthetic choices. Patients should maintain a regular and stable body weight, and select periodic medical exams as directed by the surgeon in order to prolong the benefits of breast implants.

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