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Breast Augmentation

For many women, breast size is an important part of feeling healthy, attractive, and confident. You can work hard to get fit and slim down, but if you aren’t born with the breasts you love, surgery may be your best option. Breast augmentation in Los Angeles is the choice of many women who want to be their most confident and lead their best life.

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Once you’ve decided to pursue breast augmentation in our Beverly Hills area practice, you want to make sure to find the right surgeon, the right implant, and the right technique to meet your expectations. Our surgeons have over 30 years of combined surgical experience, and are nationally and internationally recognized for their pioneering contributions in the field of plastic surgery.

At Marina Plastic Surgery, most breast augmentation surgeries leave the breasts looking so natural that no one would ever suspect you’ve had augmentation, even when larger implants are used. Plus, our VECTRA 3-D imaging system enables you to virtually “try on” various implant sizes so that you can see which implants will look best and make a decision you feel comfortable with.

Test drive your new look

Visualize the results that can be achieved from your procedure with computer simulations from the VECTRA 3D imaging system. This advanced technology can help you and your surgeon to determine the best approach for creating the results you want.

Fat Grafting

When considering fat grafting as an option for breast enhancements, it’s vital to understand the basics of the procedure, as well as both the benefits and risks involved. When executed properly by a skilled and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Grant Stevens, fat grafting provides more natural results for both aesthetic and reconstructive patients.

This procedure is ideal for either enlargements of a single cup size or contour reshaping. The extent of enlargement generally depends on the amount of spare fat available to harvest from the patient’s donor sites. Once in place, the fat cells should live their normal life cycle, just as natural fat in the breast would.

Breast enhancements using lipoaugmentation employs fat suctioned from unwanted areas the body. This type of procedure can be used to increase the size of the breast or to fill in defects or abnormalities in existing breasts, including enhancing the appearance after breast reconstruction and softening the look of existing implants. The placement of the fat grafts allow for dramatic or subtle shaping of the breast in a manner previously not attainable. It also provides a natural alternative to saline or silicone implants, ultimately avoiding the signature look that tends to come with those common options.

Lipoaugmentation of the breast should result in a beautiful, long-lasting effect. However, it is crucial to warn potential patients that the procedure is highly technique dependent. To avoid complications or unwanted results, fat grafting has to be done by a properly trained plastic surgeon. Because of the high learning curve, it takes at least a few years to become truly proficient. Though the procedure can be learned in a day, it’s perfected over the years as physicians move from theoretical knowledge to realized application.

Breast Augmentation Considerations

Breast augmentation can dramatically improve the appearance of a woman’s breasts. During your breast augmentation consultation, you’ll learn more about your options for creating your ideal breast appearance, including:

  • Implant size
  • Implant material (silicone gel or saline)
  • Implant position (above or below the pectoralis muscle)
  • Implant incision method

Real patients

It’s only natural to have concerns about breast implant safety, and our surgeons are devoted to helping you understand the risks and make informed decisions about your procedure. Numerous studies over the past decade have supported the safety of breast implants – both saline and silicone gel. Our Beverly Hills and Los Angeles breast augmentation procedures are performed on an outpatient basis using general or local anesthesia. Most surgeries are completed in 1 hour and women are able to return to their normal activities (with certain restrictions) after a few days.

You can see before-and-after photos and also view the videos on this page to learn more about the results our breast augmentation patients have achieved.

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