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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, or the placement of breast implants, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. For most women in Walnut Creek and the San Francisco area, the ultimate goal of breast augmentation is to increase the size of the breasts while maintaining the desired form, firmness, and natural appearance.

If you are considering breast implants, you may have a very different reason than someone else for desiring surgery. For example, the most common reason that women come to our Walnut Creek practice for breast augmentation is to enhance the contours of their existing breasts.Some women, however, would like to regain the breast volume that was lost after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Others are seeking reconstruction after surgery or symmetry between uneven breast sizes.

Good Candidates for Breast Implants

Oftentimes the women who come into our Walnut Creek practice seeking breast implants are anxious to know if they are good candidates for breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Ramin Behmand has provided the following preliminary checklist, with the understanding that it is impossible to know whether you are a good candidate without undergoing a medical review.

You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you:

  • have been dissatisfied with the size of your breasts for several years and would like to enlarge them.
  • would like to balance out breasts that are different sizes.
  • have lost breast volume as a result of aging, weight loss, or pregnancy.
  • your breasts are a disproportionate size to the rest of your body and you have a hard time finding flattering clothing.

Age is an important consideration as well. Dr. Behmand understands that many young women may be dissatisfied with their current breast size; however, they should wait until their breasts have fully developed before undergoing breast augmentation surgery.

The Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia at our outpatient surgery center in Walnut Creek, convenient to the San Francisco area. Depending on the type and size of breast implants you have chosen, Dr. Behmand may choose to make the incision in one of three locations:

  • Just inside the armpit
  • Within the crease underneath the breast
  • Around the edge of the areola

This decision will be made with you before the surgery, during your consultation with the doctor.

After making the incision, Dr. Behmand will insert the breast implants either above or beneath the pectoral muscle. Again, you will be able to make this decision with Dr. Behmand based on your body type and activity level.

When the breast augmentation is complete, your new breasts will be wrapped with gauze and a support bra. The discomfort you feel for the first few days after surgery can be controlled with prescribed medications. After about a week, you should be able to resume many of your normal activities, such as driving and working at a computer.

During these first few weeks, moderate swelling is common; you may not be able to see what your breast implants are “supposed” to
look like until this swelling subsides. As your healing progresses, your new silhouette will emerge and you will be ready to enjoy your breast implants!

If you live in Walnut Creek or the surrounding San Francisco communities and would like to learn more about breast augmentation with implants, contact the Behmand Institute of Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

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Specials are good until September 30th, 2014.

Ramin A. Behmand, MD, FACS
1776 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 108
Walnut Creek, California 94598
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Phone: (925) 939-9200

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