Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills
Breast augmentation allows you to change the volume, shape and size of your breasts. Top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Khalil can correct the symmetry and aesthetic of the breasts while increasing the amount of visible cleavage. If you are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts, breast augmentation may be perfect for you.
Enjoy Fuller, Sexier Breasts with
Saline or Silicone Implants
The most popular plastic surgery procedure in the country is breast augmentation, which involves increasing the size and volume of the breasts with saline or silicone implants. Breast augmentation also has one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction, as patients tend to experience a significant boost in confidence after the placement of breast implants. Dr. A.J. Khalil is a trusted Beverly Hills breast implant surgeon that has helped thousands of women achieve the sexier, more voluptuous cleavage they desire. Patients can expect to receive expert care and personalized attention throughout their entire experience with Dr. Khalil.
Candidates for Breast Implants
The best candidates for breast augmentation in Beverly Hills are healthy women over the age of 18 (for saline implants) or 21 (for silicone implants) that want to achieve one or more of the following:
- enhance naturally small breasts
- enhance breasts that have lost volume or shape after pregnancy/nursing
- correct asymmetrical breasts
- correct and balance different sized breasts (i.e., tuberous breasts)
- restore normal appearance to breasts that have suffered trauma or a congenital abnormality
Candidates should have specific and reasonable goals of breast implant surgery and understand the possible (rare) risks. All of this information is covered during a breast implant consultation with Dr. Khalil at his Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice.
Making Decisions about Breast Implants
Breast implants come in different types, sizes, shapes and profiles. Dr. Khalil works with every patient to help her choose the implant details that best suit her body type, desired cosmetic outcomes and lifestyle.
Implants are filled with either a saline or silicone material. Each type of implant has its own set of advantages, and it is up to the patient and Dr. Khalil to select the best option for her needs and goals.
Implants come in round or teardrop shapes. Round implants have a spherical shape whereas teardrop implants have a gentle sloping curve, similar to a natural breast.
Implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc’s). The most modest implants are about 200 cc’s and the biggest implants are 500+ cc’s. It is very important to consider proportion and balance when selecting implant size. Many women want implants that complement their body type and shape and do not look “top heavy.”
Implant profile refers to how far the implant projects from its base on the chest. Implants come in moderate to ultra-high profile. High profile implants are a little narrower, side-to-side, but rounder; moderate profile implants are a bit wider but less full on top.
For Beverly Hills patients breast augmentation is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Anesthesia is used for the patient’s comfort. To begin the operation, Dr. Khalil makes an incision in the pre-determined location. The incision can be created around the edge of the areola, under the crease of the breast where the breast meets the torso or in the armpit.
Then, Dr. Khalil creates the pocket in which the implant will sit. This pocket may be located either in front of or behind the chest muscle (another decision that is made ahead of time with the patient). After positioning the implant, he closes the incisions with sutures and wraps the breasts in gauze dressings and an elastic bandage or support bra.
Recovery and Results
Patients are usually monitored for a few hours after surgery and then released to go home. Dr. Khalil and his team provide detailed recovery instructions, including how to care for the breasts, medications to take and when to visit him for follow-up appointments. He also advises when to return to work and resume exercise and other normal activities.
Breast implant patients are encouraged to wear their support bra for at least two weeks to reduce swelling and help the healing tissues. Soreness and bruising are common and typically subside within a few weeks.
Breast implants are long-lasting devices and do not need to be removed or replaced unless there is a complication or the patient no longer likes the way they look.
The Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation
1. Can creams or pills enlarge my breasts?
Unfortunately, there are no creams or pills that have been shown to enlarge the breasts. The only safe and effective way to add volume and shape to the breasts is with the placement of saline or silicone implants. Both types of breast implants are extremely safe and some of the most studied medical devices in the world.
2. What can I expect from the breast augmentation recovery?
During the first few days of recovery, you should expect to spend most of your time in bed or on the couch resting and watching movies or reading. You can take pain medication as prescribed to alleviate any discomfort. You will likely be able to resume work and most of your normal activities seven to 10 days after surgery — that is assuming you have a desk job and not a job that is more physically demanding.
While you can start taking short, slow walks after about a week, you won’t be able to do any strenuous exercise for approximately four to six weeks. You also won’t be able to lift anything heavier than a milk jug for a while. If you have small children, it’s a good idea to recruit someone to help you with childcare for the first portion of your recovery.
Dr. Khalil will give you detailed aftercare instructions as well as guidelines for resuming work, exercise and your normal activities after surgery.
3. When does the swelling subside after breast augmentation?
The swelling from breast augmentation should subside about two to three months after surgery. The breasts often look larger than they are due to initial swelling. Expect to see a change in breast shape and size as the breasts heal.
4. Do I need a lift with my implants?
Whether you need a breast lift with the placement of implants depends on a few factors.
A great way to tell is to look at the position of your nipples in relation to the natural crease below your breast (where the breast meets the torso). If your nipple sits below this crease, you would likely benefit from breast lift with the placement of implants. Simply placing implants without adding in lift techniques would likely accentuate the sagging.
To determine the appropriate plan of treatment, consult with Dr. Khalil. After examination and discussion, he can provide his professional recommendations.
5. Does breast augmentation affect the size of the nipples? Will nipple sensitivity change?
Placing breast implants usually does not affect the size of the nipples and areolas. The areolas may look slightly fuller, but not significantly larger. Breast augmentation sometimes causes changes in nipple sensation and sensitivity, whether the surgery is performed through periareolar incisions or other incision patterns. A small percentage of patients have nipple hypersensitivity, whereas others may lose sensation. This is usually temporary as the breasts heal.
Dr. Khalil can explain these risks in more detail during consultation if you are concerned.
Learn More about Breast Implants
If you would like more information about breast implant surgery in Beverly Hills, please contact Dr. Khalil and request a consultation at his plastic surgery practice. Call or email us today.
Breast Augmentation Recovery Options
Upon the post-surgical breast augmentation, you will experience swelling and soreness during the first few weeks. Following surgery gauze will cover your breasts and you will be provided with a surgical bra to wear as you heal for the best results. The healing process is gradual as implants will initially appear high and as the tissue stretches to accommodate the implant the breasts will settle and appear more natural looking. It is important to follow the exercise restrictions provided by Dr.Khalil as well as take the appropriate time off in order to receive the best results. You may resume normal activity based on the guidelines given. Please be sure to follow given guidelines as these will ensure a flawless, quick and thorough recovery. A more in depth review of post-operative instructions and recovery time is provided with the free consultation.