What is breast augmentation?
Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to use implants to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. It is commonly requested when a woman was born with breasts that are too small for her figure, or if she lost breast volume due to weight loss, pregnancy or the natural aging process.
An extremely versatile procedure, Dr. Younai performs breast augmentation in Los Angeles to correct a wide range of cosmetic issues for his discerning patients – including adding volume to small breasts, restoring balance to asymmetrical breasts and creating a more voluptuous and feminine profile. In addition, due to his skill as a surgeon, Dr. Younai is able to place the implants in such a way that they look and feel extremely natural – never overdone.
How is a breast augmentation performed?
To begin your breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, Dr. Younai will first administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety throughout surgery. He will then make a precise incision, either in the crease of the breast (inframammary), the armpit (transaxillary), the naval (transumbilical or TUBA), or around the areola (periareolar). The placement of your incision is one of the most important aspects of your procedure, as it will determine how your scars heal. As such, you and Dr. Younai will decide together which incision is best, based on your wishes and his expertise regarding which option will appear the most discreet on your unique body.
Once the incision has been made, Dr. Younai will place your breast implants. There are two options for the placement of the implants, and you and Dr. Younai will make this decision together as well.
The first option is the subglandular breast implant placement, which will position the implant in front of the pectoral muscle and behind the breast tissue.
The second option is a submuscular breast implant placement, which will position the implant under the pectoral muscle. Once the implant has been placed, Dr. Younai will carefully suture the incision to minimize any scarring.
The beautiful results of your breast augmentation will be visible immediately, and they will continue to improve as you progress through the healing process. In addition to his Beverly Hills office, Dr. Younai performs breast augmentation in Bakersfield and Encino, allowing patients from all over a convenient location to undergo their procedure.
Breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover
One of the fastest growing trends among women who have completed childbearing is a combination of procedures known as the Mommy Makeover. Breast augmentation is the foundation of this rejuvenation strategy since the vast majority of post pregnancy women are unhappy with drooping breasts that have lost volume and firmness.
A Mommy Makeover combines procedures designed to restore a youthful silhouette, and while the procedures are designed to meet the needs of each patient, breast augmentation with or without a breast lift is a key part of the plan.
Breast augmentation can be done in conjunction with other procedures such as a tummy tuck and liposuction. This saves recovery time and also reduces the risks of surgery since two or more procedures can be done at once.
Dr. Younai achieves some of the most natural breast augmentation Beverly Hills has available by ensuring the size and shape of the breasts is in harmony with the rest of the body. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts often appear to be lower on the chest and can appear deflated. Breast augmentation with or without a breast lift can restore feminine beauty and balance, which naturally boosts self confidence.
During the initial consultations that cover what procedures will be part of each Mommy Makeover, patients can discuss whether or not they are happy with the volume of their breasts. If they are, breast implants are unnecessary as a breast lift alone will achieve the goal of higher and firmer breasts.Learn more about Mommy Makeovers »
Recovery after breast implants
As you begin the initial recovery period, it’s a good idea to have a friend or family member stay with you during the first few days, to ensure your comfort and safety. Immediately after your breast augmentation, pain, discoloration, redness and swelling in the area is to be expected, and should be manageable with your prescribed pain medication from Dr. Younai. Your breasts may also feel tight and sensitive to the touch, and you may find it difficult to raise your arms. It’s important to note that all of these side effects will be most severe during the first two days, and will gradually subside over time. Most patients will feel well enough to return to work within one week, as long as their jobs are not physically demanding.
In terms of activity, it’s important to begin walking around immediately after surgery to stimulate the healing process and prevent any complications. For the first two weeks after surgery, you should minimize physical activity other than walking and refrain from lifting, bending, straining or doing anything else that causes discomfort to your breasts and upper body. During your post-operative appointments, Dr. Younai will offer specific guidance on when you can resume more strenuous physical activities.
Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?
As with all of his cosmetic procedures, Dr. Younai determines candidacy for a breast augmentation on an individual basis, following a full physical examination and a thorough discussion of your cosmetic needs, goals and desires.
With that said, an ideal candidate for among the best breast implants Beverly Hills has to offer is generally a healthy, non-smoking woman who is at her ideal weight and has realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. In addition, you should not have any cancerous or pre-cancerous tissues in your breasts, and you should not currently be pregnant or breastfeeding.
Other breast procedures by Dr. Younai:
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- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Breast revision
- Breast asymmetry correction
- Breast implant types
- Capsular contracture treatment
- Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
Undergoing a procedure to enhance your breasts is no small feat. That’s why it’s important to select a specialist you can trust for your breast augmentation – preferably a board-certified plastic surgeon with a proven track record helping women achieve their ideal bodies. With years of experience, countless successful procedures and a reputation for delivering among the best breast augmentation Los Angeles has available, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Younai to create feminine and voluptuous breasts that dramatically improve your overall appearance.
To get started, Dr. Sean Younai invites you to come into the office for a private consultation, at which point you will discuss your cosmetic goals and concerns, and he will create a custom surgical plan designed to sculpt the ideal breasts you desire.