Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. Most patients are highly satisfied with their breast implants after surgery. However, some patients eventually decide that they want to have their implants removed for personal or medical reasons. It is natural to have questions when considering any plastic surgery procedure. One of the most common questions that patients ask Dr. A.J. Khalil when considering... Read More
Category: Breast Implants
Breastfeeding with Implants: What You Need to Know
Whether it is from women who are considering having breast augmentation and want to have children later or from women who already have breast implants and are now considering having kids, Dr. A.J. Khalil receives a lot of questions about what kind of impact breast implants have on breastfeeding. Many of these women assume that implants would prevent them from nursing their children. Fortunately, that is not accurate: most women... Read More
Deciding between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants
Women seek breast implants for a variety of reasons. Enhancing naturally small breasts, correcting asymmetrical breasts, restoring breast shape after trauma, or correcting congenital abnormalities are some reasons that women consider breast augmentation. Before implants, patients and their cosmetic surgeons need to decide whether silicone or saline breast implants are the best choice. There are several differences and similarities between these two options and a variety of things to consider... Read More
Breast Implant Placement: What to Know
In anticipation of your breast augmentation, you must decide where Dr. A.J. Khalil will position your implants. You have two options: above or below your pectoral (chest) muscle. Every woman has unique circumstances depending on her natural anatomy and personal preferences. Dr. Khalil’s specialty as a plastic surgeon is helping you determine the placement option that works for your needs. Above the Chest Muscle Placing breast implants above the chest... Read More
Why Breast Augmentation Was the Most Popular Cosmetic Procedure of 2019
One of the perks of living in Southern California is that thanks to the warm climate, it is virtually always “tank top” weather. Because we can get away with wearing body conscious clothing year-round, breast augmentation is a popular procedure at Dr. A.J. Khalil’s Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice. But it’s not just women in the west who are getting their breasts augmented to look better in their clothing. According... Read More
Why Do the Same Size Implants Look Different on Different Women?
One of the most challenging decisions you face as a breast augmentation patient is picking the size of your implants. If you are like many other patients, you value the advice of trusted friends and family members who have implants and are happy with their results. The problem with trusting other women to help you pick out your breast implants is that the same size implants can look very different... Read More
Can Breast Implants Look Natural?
Every breast augmentation patient has her own individual idea of what she would like to look like after surgery. Some patients want a dramatic makeover in the hopes that others will notice their enhanced breasts. Others want a subtle boost in breast volume and cleavage, but not enough to draw a lot of attention. Both are very attainable goals that require different approaches. If you fall into the camp of... Read More
Do You Need a Breast Lift after Removing Implants?
As the years pass, some women with breast implants decide they no longer want large breasts. For personal or medical reasons, they make the decision to remove their implants. In these cases, a common concern is how the breasts will look after removing (a.k.a., explanting) the implants. The surgery can go one of two ways: either the breasts will look smaller after surgery yet still retain a good shape, or... Read More
Picking the Best Breast Implants for Your Goals
One of the most-asked questions about breast augmentation is how to select the right pair of implants. Dr. A.J. Khalil, MD closely consults with every patient to determine her individual goals and recommend suitable implants. Here, he discusses some factors that matter when choosing breast implants. Lifestyle As you evaluate your implant choices, it can be very helpful to think about your lifestyle and occupation. Are you an athlete or... Read More
How Soon Can You Wear a Regular Bra after Breast Augmentation?
One of the most exciting rewards of breast augmentation is discovering how great your newly enhanced cleavage looks in a luxurious piece of lingerie. You’ll have to be patient, though, as your breasts have to heal from surgery before you can start wearing regular bras. Read on as Dr. A.J. Khalil explains how soon you can start wearing regular bras after breast augmentation. Supporting the Breasts during the Initial Healing... Read More