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    Breast Implants Overview

    Breast Implants OverviewBreast implants plastic surgery ranks among the most sought after aesthetic procedures in the US today. Advanced surgical techniques and FDA approvals for highly cohesive implants have made the procedure both safer and more aesthetically appealing. Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading cosmetic surgeon providing this procedure to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby locations.

    What is Breast Augmentation?

    Breast augmentation or breast implant surgery is a procedure desigined to increase the size, volume, and fullness of breasts. It involves surgical placement of saline or silicone based implants in the breast tissue to make the breast size larger and more proportionate to the rest of the body. While in most cases, breast implant plastic surgery may be performed for aesthetic purposes, but in some cases, the surgeon may recommend it for women who have asymmetrical breasts or who have lost breast tissue following a mastectomy.

    In some situations, the patient may not only need enlargement of breast size, but also lifting of heaving drooping breasts. The cosmetic surgeon may recommend breast augmentation in conjunction with breast lift surgery in such cases. Dr. Motykie will evaluate the patient’s breast anatomy and assess their innate aesthetic needs before suggesting the most appropriate treatment plan for his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other areas.

    Choice of Implants

    One of the key decisions in breast augmentation surgery is to choose the most appropriate type and size of breast implants to meet the patient’s aesthetic goals. Both saline and silicone gel based implants have been approved by the FDA for women above the age of 18 and 21 respectively.

    Dr. Motykie will engage with the patient closely during the initial consultation and explain them the pros and cons of both options to help her make an informed decision. The size of implants usually ranges from 120cc to 960cc, and the shape can be round or teardrop. Choices of size, shape, projection, and texture of implants will also impact the overall outcome of the breast augmentation procedure.

    Surgical Procedure

    The surgeon may decide to perform breast augmentation under general anesthesia or IV sedation and local anesthesia. The choice of implants, the type of incision, and the placement of implants in the breast tissue are decisions that will be taken at the stage of treatment planning, in consultation with the patient. The procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis, but a few patients may have to stay overnight depending on their condition.

    The surgeon will begin the procedure by making a discreet incision underneath the breast crease, or encircling the areola. In some cases, the incision may also be made in the underarm or around the navel. Through the incision, the surgeon will sculpt a breast implant pocket to place the implant. Breast implant may be placed between the chest muscle and breast tissue or below the chest muscle. Following the adjustment of implant in its place, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures. The recovery period for most patients may range from one to two weeks.

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