What is the Difference Between a Breast Lift vs Other Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

What is the Difference Between a Breast Lift vs Other Breast Augmentation Surgery? Orange CountyCommon breast procedures in cosmetic surgery include breast implants, breast lift, and breast reduction. In many cases, a new patient may not have a very clear idea about which procedure may be most appropriate for her. Patients may be particularly confused between breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries. Sometimes the patient may need a combination of both breast augmentation and lift.

All such possibilities must be evaluated and discussed during the pre-op consultation process. Dr. Farbod Esmailian ensures that his patients Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby communities get a clear idea of the differences between breast augmentation and breast lift. His goal during the initial consultation to help the patient make informed choices.

Assessing the Patient’s Aesthetic Goals

Some patients may show more keenness towards breast lift surgery alone. If the existing breast tissue is significant, it may be possible to achieve aesthetically superior outcomes with breast lift alone. However, substantial fullness in the upper aspect of the breasts may not be achieved with a breast lift. Therefore, the surgeon will ask the patient how important it may be for her to attain greater fullness in the upper portion of the breasts. If the patient is clear about her aesthetic need for greater upper breast fullness, a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift may be necessary.

In some cases, the patient may be looking only to increase the size of the breasts, but the skin laxity in the breast area may be very high. That could make the appearance of breast implants alone quite awkward and unappealing. In such a situation, the patient’s aesthetic needs may again be best served by a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries. A combined procedure also ensures restoration of the youthful position of the nipple-areola complex to the top of the breast mound.

Need for Breast Implants and Lift

Many women who suffer from loss of breast volume or drooping breasts will have questions about whether their condition can be corrected with implants alone or with a combined implants and lift procedure. Patients should know that implants alone will correct the breast appearance when:

  • Skin laxity that is causing the breasts to sag is only mild.
  • The nipples are fairly close to the center of the breast and are not pointing downwards.
  • The skin beneath the nipple and areola is visible when looking at the breasts straight on.
  • The patient is keen or at least agreeable to the notion of having her breasts at least a cup size larger.

Breast lift, whether with or without implants is necessary when:

  • Breasts are sagging heavily.
  • The nipples are pointing downwards.
  • There is no visible skin beneath the nipple or areola when looking straight on at the breasts.
  • The patient is not ready for larger sized breasts.

Dr. Esmailian will carefully evaluate the condition of breasts before recommending the appropriate procedure to his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, or nearby locations.

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Orange County Breast Augmentation Prices

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Orange County Breast Augmentation Prices Orange CountyA breast augmentation surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery, which can help alter the size and form of your breast or both breasts. This surgery can help reconstruct breasts after a mastectomy or correct congenital deformities. It also improves your physical appearance, boosts your confidence and enhances your self-esteem and you must give it a shot if you have small breasts which make you self-conscious. It is a safe and effective surgery provided you get it done from an experienced plastic surgeon.

How is the surgery done?

The surgery needs about two hours to be performed with precision. If you reside in places like Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos or Long Beach, CA, then you can take an appointment and meet Dr. Farbod Esmailian to get a fair idea about the procedure of this cosmetic surgery.

The surgery is performed frequently on an outpatient basis but you may need to stay overnight at the hospital if you need additional procedures or if your plastic surgeon deems fit. The surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia. You may discuss with your doctor about the local anesthesia option.

Once anesthesia sets in, the surgeon makes incisions behind your breasts to create pockets, which is basically a space in your breast tissue to accommodate the implants, which might be saline implants or silicone implants, according to your choice and your surgeon’s advice. After that, the breast implants are placed carefully in these pockets and appropriately positioned. The surgeon then compares both breasts to make sure that the placement in done properly. Then the incisions are closed with stitches or tape or glue.

Price of the cosmetic surgery

The price of breast augmentation surgery varies from $5,000 to $10,000. Depending on the place of surgery, the plastic surgeon you select and the type of procedure you need, the cost of surgery could vary from individual to individual. The cost of breast implants in Orange County is around $6,000 for saline breast implants and $7,000 for silicone breast implants.

You must also consider costs like hospital charges for the surgical facility, anesthesia charges, post-operative medication, costs of medical tests, post-surgery garments and the surgeon’s fees. You should ask your surgeon about all these costs in detail and then prepare your estimate accordingly. It is a good idea to consult several surgeons before making the final decision.

You may also compare the cost of saline implants and silicone implants and decide accordingly. You must of course consider that it is your body and you should not compromise on quality to save some money. The procedure is generally not covered by health insurance, but your plastic surgeon might be able to help you with some financing options.

Breast augmentation is often considered an expensive surgery compared to other cosmetic surgeries. That is because of the cost of implants, which are not a part of any other surgery. However, you need to view the cost in relation to the benefits you derive from the surgery. When it comes to your physical appearance and your self-esteem associated with it, it is not wise to think about the cost much. With a better appearance and improved self-esteem, you will feel that the cost is sure worth it!

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Breast Augmentation Surgery: Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation Surgery: Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Orange CountyDr. Farbod Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing a wide range of surgical procedures to patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding communities. During the initial consultation process, Dr. Esmailian will encourage patients to ask questions and clear their concerns and doubts about the procedure. Here is a list of potential questions that a patient may ask with regard to breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure.

Questions about the Surgeon’s Background

  •  Do you have a board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  •  For how many years you have been performed breast augmentation procedure?
  •  On average, how many breast surgeries do you perform in a year?
  •   In how many cases do you need to perform a breast revision following a primary breast augmentation surgery?
  •  As a plastic surgeon, do you prefer to perform breast augmentation using general anesthesia or IV sedation?

Questions about Past Performance

  • Would it be possible to show some of the breast augmentation before and after pictures of previous patients?
  • Are testimonies of past breast augmentation patients available for review?
  • In case I am dissatisfied with the results of my cosmetic surgery, do you have a revision policy for such cases?

Questions about the Procedure

  • Should I opt for silicone breast implants or saline implants, and why?
  • What size of breast implants would be most appropriate for my body frame?
  • Should I choose round or teardrop shaped implants?
  • Will I permanently lose sensation in the breasts or nipples after the implant procedure?
  • Is it possible to breastfeed following implant surgery?
  • Can mammograms be performed without hindrance after the implant surgery?
  • Can you arrange a video for me to watch the breast implant surgery?
  • Is there a warranty for the breast implants, or do I have to pay for them again in case of a rupture?

Questions about Risks and Complications

  • What are the potential risks involved in breast augmentation surgery?
  • What precautions should be taken to reduce the risk of implant rupture, rippling, or wrinkling?
  • Do I need to know about any other potential breast augmentation complications?
  • In case of a complication following breast implant surgery, what is the policy at your practice?
  • Should I open the door to cosmetic surgery complication insurance coverage?

Questions about Surgery Preparation

  • Will I have to make certain diet or lifestyle changes prior to the surgery?
  • Will my regular pills affect the surgery in any way?
  • For how long should I apply for leave in advance at my workplace?

Questions about Recovery

  • How long will be the estimated recovery period?
  • When can I see the full and final results of the surgery?
  • In case of an emergency during the recovery period, how do I reach you?
  • How soon will I be able to resume my regular activities and exercise routine?
  • When should I visit for the first follow-up visit?

Dr. Esmailian addresses all questions in detail for his patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby locations.

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Choosing a Surgeon for Breast Augmentation

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Choosing a Surgeon for Breast Augmentation Orange CountyBreast augmentation is a procedure in cosmetic surgery, which is performed on a patient who wants to enlarge her breasts. Women, who have naturally smaller breasts, opt to have this surgery to enhance the shape of their breasts. Consulting a plastic surgeon before going forward with the procedure is always beneficial.

Dr. Farbod Esmailian is a plastic surgeon practicing in the Orange County area, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA. He has years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and can help you in the process of getting a breast augmentation.

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, make sure that you choose the right plastic surgeon. A surgeon who understands your aesthetic needs and can guide you accordingly is the right person for the job.

Do a thorough research on the plastic surgeons in your area. Once you have made your choice, make sure the surgeon is affiliated with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Surgeons who are members of ASPS have to provide a high standard of service to their patients. They also have to meet certain requirements in order to be able to practice. ASPS surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and they are highly qualified professionals. They are required to complete a minimum of six years of training in surgery after medical school, and also have to go through three years of residency training in plastic surgery.

Surgeons of ASPS go through oral and written exams, and have to complete medical certification, to stay up-to-date with new technology. They also have to complete a session on patient safety every year.

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before the Procedure

During your consultation appointment, do not be afraid to ask any questions that you might have. Also, let the surgeon know of any concerns you may have. It is important that you feel comfortable before your augmentation procedure.

Ask your surgeon if you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation surgery, and the kind of breast implants you should opt for. Make sure you are fully aware of any risks or complications that may present themselves during and after the surgery.

If you are planning to have children, ask the surgeon whether the procedure will allow you to breastfeed. Make it a point to go through a few before and after photos of patients who have previously undergone the procedure under them. This is especially important in order to know whether the surgeon has completely understood the kind of enhancements you want.

Role of a Plastic Surgeon Post-Surgery

After you have had a successful procedure, you will be asked to visit your surgeon for follow-up appointments. The surgeon will make sure that your breasts are recovering well, without any complications.

For the first week after your surgery, you might be asked to wear a support bra, and your surgeon might tell you pay close attention to the incisions. To keep the surgical site free of infections, it is important to clean it every day and apply ointments prescribed by your surgeon.

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