Breast Augmentation in Sacramento, Granite Bay, & Roseville
Breast Augmentation in Sacramento, Granite Bay, & Roseville Avinash 2020-10-12T18:52:39+00:00
Breast augmentation remains one of the most commonly performed procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery. Breast augmentation is simply surgical enhancement of the breasts with the use of implants. Certain breast implants can also be used to improve the aesthetic shape of the breast. Breast augmentation provides the means to improve proportionality of the female figure. Implants can also improve symmetry between the breasts. Furthermore, breast augmentation can be used to treat certain congenital breast disorders with improper development of the breast, as well as restore fullness after pregnancy or weight loss.
Who Is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Candidates for breast augmentation are women who are unhappy with naturally small breasts or breasts that have lost shape and volume after pregnancy, nursing or weight fluctuation. Candidates should be in good health and their breasts should be fully developed. Candidates should not be pregnant or breastfeeding or have any serious medical conditions that could interfere with the healing process.
There are three broad categories of implants: saline, silicone and form-stable implants. There is no perfect implant for all patients. At your consultation, Dr. Coscia will talk about your specific concerns and goals, and discuss which type of implant might work best for you. One of the newest developments in breast implants are form-stable or shaped implants, sometimes referred to as “gummy bear” implants. They have the ability of maintaining the natural teardrop shape of the breast that can give proper aesthetic proportions to your breast. These implants are considered the next generation in breast augmentation. At your consultation, you will discuss all three types of implants and have an opportunity to touch them to examine the difference. Dr. Coscia will work with you to decide which product you should use.
How Do I Determine My Implant Size?
The approach to determining your implant size is multifaceted. How an implant fits and looks on one woman is very different from how it may look on another woman. Body shape, height, shoulder width and personal perception all play a role.
Dr. Coscia will talk with you at length about your goals and expectations, and utilize that to subjectively gain an understanding of implant size. Also, during your consultation a physical exam will be performed with specific measurements taken of your breasts that will guide a range of implant selections. In addition, our staff utilizes the Mentor™ breast implant sizing system that allows you to try on measured silicone bra inserts and see a visual representation of different-sized implants. We also have new 3D imaging software that can give you a computer-generated estimation of your breast augmentation. Finally, during surgery temporary size-adjustable implants allow Dr. Coscia to see firsthand the augmentation prior to choosing your final implants. As you might expect, much attention is placed on arriving at the appropriate-sized implant to meet your desires.
Breast Augmentation Procedure Details
As with all of the cosmetic procedures performed at The Plastic Surgery Center, your procedure will be performed in our AAAASF certified surgical center. The two most common incisions used for breast augmentation involve a peri-areolar incision lying along the inferior border of the areolar or an inframammary fold incision lying within the crease under the breast. Dr. Coscia will talk with you about these options, and together you will decide what is best for you.
In addition, the vast majority of implants are placed sub-muscularly, underneath the pectoralis muscle. On occasion, there may be the need to place the implant in a sub-glandular position, lying on top of the muscle. All of these details will be discussed extensively during your consultation. Dr. Coscia takes great care to utilize very small incisions with all augmentations.
The procedure takes approximately 1-2 hours.
What Type of Anesthesia Is Used for this Procedure?
Most often, general anesthesia provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist is utilized for breast augmentation. On occasion, IV sedation with the injection of local anesthetic may be used for a breast augmentation.
After surgery, you will be discharged home with a surgical bra. This bra will be worn for approximately six weeks for the purpose of allowing the implants to settle appropriately within your breast. Most patients typically take approximately a week off from work, at which time most of your discomfort should be very minimal. Dr. Coscia will also talk with you and provide written instructions describing postoperative restrictions to allow for your most optimal result.
Other Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
Will I be able to breastfeed with implants?
Implants usually do not interfere with breastfeeding. However, if you wish to breastfeed with implants, you should discuss your plans with Dr. Coscia during your pre-operative consultation so he can take this into consideration when creating your treatment plan.
How does Crisalix 3D imaging work for breast augmentation?
Crisalix 3D imaging offers a computer-generated “preview” of your augmented breasts. This allows you to visualize your results. The computer images can be manipulated to reveal how different implant sizes would affect your ultimate result. This technology is extremely useful in the pre-operative planning process!
How should I prepare for surgery?
To prepare for surgery, you should focus on taking care of your body by eating nutritious foods, getting plenty of sleep and not smoking or drinking a lot of alcohol. You may be asked to get a mammogram or ultrasound, or to see your primary doctor for a check-up. Also, you might need to stop taking certain medications or adjust your current dosage based on Dr. Coscia’s instructions.
What procedures can be combined with breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation can be combined with breast lift to improve the size, shape and position of flat, sagging breasts. Breast augmentation (with or without breast lift) can also be combined with abdominoplasty for a complete mommy makeover.
How long do results/ implants last?
Implants do not need to be replaced unless you are unhappy with their size or shape or the implants develop a complication. Implant leaks, ruptures and other complications occur in a very small fraction of cases.
What are the main differences between saline and silicone?
Saline implants are composed of a sterile saltwater solution encased in a silicone shell. Silicone implants are made of a thicker, stickier gel material encased in a silicone shell. Saline implants are inserted into the breasts when they are empty and filled after being correctly positioned; silicone implants are pre-filled.
Should implants be placed under the muscle or over the muscle?
Implant position is based on varying factors such as your anatomy, desired results and selected implants. In general, implants placed under the muscle have a more natural appearance; the more tissue covering the implant, the more natural the result looks.
Can I have children after breast augmentation surgery?
Yes. Breast augmentation does not interfere with the ability to get pregnant or have a healthy baby.
Are there any risks of breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation risks include capsular contracture, implant rippling, implant leakage or rupture, bleeding, infection and changes in nipple or breast sensation.
These risks are significantly decreased when surgery is performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.
Will there be scarring?
Although the scars along the incision lines will fade considerably in the months and years following breast augmentation, they will not disappear completely. They can, however, be concealed beneath a bra or a bikini top.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation
If you are considering breast augmentation or have further questions about the procedure itself or the implants utilized for breast augmentation, contact The Plastic Surgery Center and set up a consultation with Dr. Coscia. He will talk through the procedure and details thoroughly, as well as walk you through before and after photos to give you a full understanding of the procedure and expectations. You may also view before and after photos here on this website.
Dr. Coscia’s practice also serves the Roseville, Rocklin, and Loomis areas. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our call his Granite Bay916-773-5559 or Sacramento916-929-1833 locations to request a consultation today.