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Surgeons commonly hear concerns from potential breast augmentation surgery patients regarding the possibility that their breasts may appear fake or artificial after the procedure.

But advancements in breast augmentation cosmetic surgery techniques and technologies have made it possible to accomplish natural-looking breasts after a breast enhancement surgery.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Following are some tips to help in the selection of natural-looking breast implants.

Tip #1: Assess the Appearance and Feel of Implants

Breast implants are available in two shapes-round and teardrop (anatomical implants). Round implants offer an equal projection on the top and bottom, and teardrop implants provide more projection on the bottom rather than the top.

For patients concerned about natural-looking outcomes, teardrop-shaped implants may be suitable. These implants are similar to the natural breast tissue slope. The filling of the implant is also a consideration.

In comparison to saline implants, traditional silicone and gummy bear implants (highly cohesive implants) offer a more natural look and feel to the breasts. The patient will have an opportunity to touch and hold various types of implants during the consultation process.

Tip #2 Choose an Appropriate Implant Size

The plastic surgeon will take measurements of the patient during the consultation or at the following sizing appointment.

These measurements will help the surgeon assess the most suitable implant size for the patient on the basis of her body mass, frame, and available breast tissue. The patient may be able to try on various sized implants. This is an excellent way to understand how different implants will appear after the plastic surgery procedure.

Implants typically appear unnatural when the chosen implant size is outside the size range suggested by the breast augmentation surgeon. The surgeon recommends implant size based on the patient’s body proportions. Choosing implants that are outside the size range recommended by the surgeon could make them look disproportionate to the body and artificial.

The patient may “try-on” various implant sizes with an implant sizer kit. This enables them to visualize how an implant will appear post-surgically and choose a size that looks most natural to her.

Tip #3: Assess the Skin Quality and Existing Breast Tissue

The surgeon will assess the patient’s breast size, tissue availability, and skin elasticity during the pre-operative consultation. These factors impact the choice of implant size for a natural appearance. If the patient receives breast implants that are too substantial for her chest or skin to cover adequately, it could lead to outcomes that look fake and unnatural.

Tip #4: Digital Imaging Technology Use

The use of digital imaging technology is a key advancement in the area of breast augmentation. Several surgeons use this technology to offer patients the opportunity to visualize their potential outcomes from a breast enhancement procedure.

The surgeon takes images of the patient’s breasts and uploads these photos to a computer to enable the patient to see how their breasts will appear with implants of different sizes and shapes.

Tip #5: Choose a Skilled Breast Surgeon

The surest way to achieve natural looking outcomes with breast augmentation is to select the right surgeon with expertise in breast implant procedures. The surgeon should preferably have extensive past experience in all types of breast cosmetic surgeries, including breast enlargement.

You should also request for a few patient testimonials and breast implant before and after photos to feel more assured about the surgeon’s skills in producing natural looking results.
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Breast Implant Plastic Surgery 

Breast Implant Plastic Surgery RecoveryBreast implant plastic surgery procedure entails a considerable recovery component, which will contribute to the final outcome of the surgery.

At the very beginning, the patient should ideally schedule her surgery in a way that she gets sufficient time for post-operative recovery. She will be required to follow certain recovery instructions from the surgeon, which will help her to achieve a safer and faster recovery.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon providing breast implant surgery and other procedures for the breast, body and face. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive breast implants from Dr. Motykie.

Estimated Downtime

Following breast implant plastic surgery, the estimated downtime will vary from one patient to another, depending on several factors. However, most patients can typically return to their normal activities or join back at work within one week to 10 days. In case the job at the workplace involves more physical strain, the patient may have to spend another week at home before resuming the job.

The patient should take adequate rest in the first week, but perform short walks and light activities at home to maintain blood flow. Lifting of heavy weights, bending and putting strain on the incisions should be avoided in the early recovery phase in order to minimize discomfort and prevent damage to the incisions.

Recovery Process

The type of surgical technique used is a key factor in determining how long the patient will take to recover. In case of submuscular implant placement, the overall recovery process will be prolonged and more complex than in the case where subglandular implant placement is performed.

Bruising in the incision areas will get better from the second week, but swelling will take several weeks or months to resolve in a progressive manner. The surgeon will provide detailed recovery instructions and may suggest certain physical exercises to make the recovery period shorter and as pain-free as possible.

The patient should diligently adhere to the surgeon’s post-op instructions and visit the surgeon’s office as per the appointment schedule. A little effort on her part will help to ensure more sustainable outcomes and years of satisfaction. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

First Week

The patient is likely to experience mild soreness and discomfort in the incision areas in the first week, which can be managed with prescription medications. Drain tubes and sutures will be removed usually at the end of first week. Until this is done, the patient should preferably have someone to help her with daily household activities.

First Few Months

Some degree of swelling and sensitivity in the incision areas will persist for several weeks or months. The patient should have minimal physical contact with the breasts until the sensitivity resolves in order to minimize the risk of injury. Vigorous activities and exercises should be avoided for the first month. Smoking must be avoided as per the surgeon’s advice.


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Breast implant surgery is the second-most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US today after liposuction. Breast implants qualities have improved dramatically over the years following the FDA approvals, surgical techniques have become advanced, and overall success rates are very high.

However, a breast augmentation patient will typically need to replace the implants once or more during her lifetime. The implant may get damaged or develop other complications due to a variety of reasons, which makes it necessary to remove or replace it with breast revision surgery.

Case of Darlene, Pleasanton, CA

Darlene, 47, had received saline breast implants nine years ago, when she suffered an implant rupture in 2012. She was in extreme pain, and rushed to her plastic surgeon who refused to treat her unless she agreed to pay for the breast revision procedure. Being a single parent with no spare money at her disposal at that time, Darlene was caught in a sudden health crisis, and writhed in unbearable pain.

After meeting Dr. Gary Motykie via The Doctor’s TV Show, she decided to ask him for help. Dr. Motykie received Darlene with compassion, and explained to her the critical importance of knowing about the quality of her implants, and the status of warranties on implants.

Dr. Motykie surprised Darlene with his willingness to provide her a breast revision surgery free of charge. Following the procedure, he discussed with Darlene about the importance of breast implant warranties so that in the future she would be more aware in the event of a health emergency involving her implants.

Why do Breast Implant Warranties Matter?

Breast implants are available in two primary types: saline and silicone gel implants. The outer shell of the implants in both cases is made of a firm silicone material. One of the challenges with breast implants is that one or both implants may get damaged or ruptured at some point, or develop a condition called capsular contracture at some point of time in the future.

The precise causes for this condition remain unknown, but it usually requires implant replacement. In some cases, the implant may become misaligned or mal-positioned, if not damaged. The only way to correct this condition is to have the breast implants removed or replaced with new implants, which involves breast revisions surgery. Sometimes the patient may require a voluntary replacement of implants due to a change in aesthetic preferences.

With an adequate implant warranty, the patient is secure about the future option of getting breast implants replaced without having to pay for them again. Most implant manufacturers offer warranties with minor variations in their terms and conditions.

Warranty Update from Mentor Breast Implants

Mentor has recently updated their breast implant warranties, which patients should know about. The old warranty covered only a rupture with lifetime replacement and 10 years of $3,500 financial assistance. Now Mentor has added a capsular contracture warranty to all gel implants (round, shaped, smooth, and textured) for capsular contracture, late Seroma or double capsule.

Standard Warranty: $0 charge to patient

3-year warranty for capsular contracture (Bake Grade III/IV), late seroma and double capsule: Mentor will provide two free replacement implants for these patients (the affected side and the contralateral side).

Enhanced Warranty: $200 Charge to Patient (payment within 45 days of surgery)

10 year warranty for capsular contracture (Bake Grade III/IV), late seroma and double capsule: Mentor will provide two free implants for these patients in addition to up to $3,500 of financial assistance.

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Breast Augmentation – Los Angeles | Beverly Hills

Breast Augmentation - Los Angeles | Beverly HillsAugmentation mammaplasty, commonly known as breast augmentation surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to enhance the size, volume and fullness of breasts. Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing this surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas.

Suitable Candidates

Not every patient who desires to have breast augmentation cosmetic surgery may be a suitable candidate for the procedure. Dr. Motykie will assess the patient’s general health, previous surgeries, breast anatomy and her unique aesthetic goals before recommending this procedure. In most cases, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend this procedure for patients who experience one or more of the following conditions:

  • Patient has a naturally small size of breasts.
  • Patient is keen to increase breast size, even when the natural breast size is normal.
  • Patient has lost breast volume following pregnancy, breast feeding or major weight loss.
  • One breast is smaller than the other.
  • Breast tissue is lost during mastectomy or following a traumatic injury.

Dr. Motykie makes sure that his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and nearby communities are properly educated about all aspects of the procedure. It is important that the patient has clear goals, positive outlook and realistic expectations, which will help achieve the best outcome in the end.

Breast Implants

Breast augmentation plastic surgery is a fairly customizable procedure because of multiple options available for breast implants. Implants are saline and silicone gel based, and both options are approved by the FDA. Patients can also choose among various sizes, shapes, and textures available for breast implants. The standard size range of implants is between 120cc and 960cc, and the shapes can be round or tear-drop. The plastic surgeon can recommend the most appropriate options in consultation with the patient.

Surgical Procedure

Breast augmentation surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The cosmetic surgeon will begin the procedure by making an incision in a pre-determined location to keep the scars as discreet as possible. The incision may be made around the areola, below the breast curve, in the underarm, or around the navel. The implant can be placed between the breast tissue and chest muscle or under the chest muscle. In some cases, the breast augmentation procedure may be performed in combination with breast lift cosmetic surgery.

Recovery and Results

Breast augmentation is usually performed as an outpatient surgery, and the patient should have someone to drive her back home and stay over for the night. Most patients will experience mild pain and discomfort in the first few days, which can be managed with pain relieving medications.

Patients can go back to work within 10 to 14 days, and resume their regular daily activities. However, vigorous activities should be avoided for at least one month. Results of the procedure will become fully visible as the swelling and bruising resolves. The results are usually long lasting, providing the plastic surgery has been performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon.

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Dr. Gary Motykie is an experienced plastic surgeon providing innovative and advanced cosmetic surgery treatments for patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and surrounding communities. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is the recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award 2009 from the American Medical Association.

Dr. Motykie has also been included in the list of “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” for the last 7 consecutive years from 2006 to 2013 by the Consumer Research Council of America. He is an experienced cosmetic surgeon in LA for procedures of the body, breast and face, such as tummy tuck, breast implants, and facelift.

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Breast Augmentation Beverly HillsWhat is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is an effective way to enhance breast size in case a woman is unhappy with the size of her breasts. Smaller breasts may occur due to genetic factors, or in some cases a woman may lose breast volume following a pregnancy, breastfeeding, or major weight loss. In all such cases, placement of artificial implants underneath the breast tissue can enhance the size of breasts as desired.

How is it performed?

Breast implant procedure is performed usually under general anesthesia. The procedure begins with the surgeon making an incision at a pre-determined location, which could be the breast fold, the belly button, the armpit, or the areola. Through the incision, the surgeon will place the silicone or saline breast implant. The placement can be done under the chest muscle or below the breast tissue.

The choice of implant, the location of the incision and the placement of implant will be decided prior to the surgery during a consultation between the patient and the surgeon. A surgeon who is experienced in breast implant plastic surgery will be able to create the most appropriate treatment plan to match the needs of the patient.

Implant Types

FDA has approved two types of breast implants, which include silicone gel based implants and saline solution based implants. The outer shell for both types of implants is made of silicone elastomer, which is a highly biocompatible material. Choice between silicone and saline implants can be made by the patient.

A surgeon will usually be able to provide both saline and silicone implant options. However, some surgeons may have a preference for either silicone or saline implants, based on their personal experience. In reality, both silicone and saline implants have their own perceived advantages and disadvantages. Both implant types are accepted widely among breast augmentation patients.

Pre-op Consultation

The patient should be candid during pre-op consultations and explain her needs and aspirations about breast implants to the surgeon very clearly. This will help the plastic surgeon to recommend the most appropriate implant type and size. The surgeon will also evaluate the patient’s medical condition, family history, and anatomical features to give appropriate advice.

Discreet photographs will be taken during the pre-op visit to maintain a medical record, and will also be helpful at the time of surgery. The pre-op breast exam will include evaluation of the nipple position and breast mound, shape of the chest wall and assessment of any breast disproportion.

Breast Implant Placement

The breast implant pocket can be placed in three ways:

  • Above the chest muscle and below the breast mound
  • Below the chest muscle
  • Partly below the chest muscle and partly below the breast mound

Different surgeons may have different opinions regarding the ideal placement of implant pocket. However, any preference among these methods has not been determined scientifically till date. In some cases, the patient’s breast anatomy may prompt the cosmetic surgeon to decide on a particular placement method.

Incision Sites

Location of the incision for breast enhancement plastic surgery may be chose by the surgeons as per their expertise and past experience with a particular implant placement approach. The incision is usually about an inch in length, but it may be slightly longer in case of silicone implants. Common locations for the incision include the following:

  •  Under the armpit
  •  Below the areola
  •  Within the breast fold
  •  Through the belly button

In each of these cases, the goal is to place the implants with minimum difficulty and achieving inconspicuous scarring.

Procedure

Once the incision has been made in the pre-decided location, a breast pocket is created in the targeted position. This is followed by the insertion of an implant sizer in the pocket, which is positioned behind the nipple. The goal is to minimize the tissue invasion so that the patient has quicker recovery and low risk of complications.

When the final shape and size of the implants is determined, the sizers are removed and replaced with permanent breast implants. Once the cosmetic surgery procedure is completed, the incisions will be closed, and compression wraps will be placed on the breasts.

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