Breast Augmentation Featured Patient

A 22-year-old female 2 months after breast augmentation with silicone gel implants to correct breast asymmetry.
This patient had difficulty fitting into a 34 B bra due to a smaller right breast and wished to increase breast size to a 34 C bra.

Are you tired of wearing padded bras to fill out your dresses? Breast augmentation surgery can provide you with the fullness that you desire. Whether you feel that your breasts are too small or large, look asymmetric, or are drooping, Dr. Mowlavi will provide you with a comprehensive plan to optimize your breast appearance. Dr. Mowlavi is an expert breast rejuvenation surgeon and will customize a surgical plan to meet your individual needs. Additionally, please read through the various surgical options available including primary breast augmentation, breast aug revision, breast lift, breast lift with implants, or breast reduction surgeries. You can see more patient photos and information on our sister site Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute.

If you are experiencing any of the concerns below, Dr. Mowlavi can help you through the
Breast Augmentation Natrelle™ program:

Dr. Mowlavi is considered a top breast augmentation specialist and has developed Breast Augmentation Natrelle™ to ensure that each patient attains their maximum potential following surgery. This procedure optimizes all aspects of your surgery experience including: your initial consultation, an anxiety-free operation, comfortable postoperative recovery, a speedy return to full activity, and beautiful long-term results.

Getting it Right Requires a Detailed Evaluation

During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to convey exactly what your concerns and personal goals are. Also, Dr. Mowlavi will first complete a thorough medical history and physical exam to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure. The doctor will examine your breasts and take detailed notes and measurements to ensure optimal augmentation results.

The initial examination will analyze:

  • Breast mound size and degree of asymmetry
  • Nipple areola complex positioning and degree of asymmetry
  • Medial cleavage fullness (or lack of fullness)
  • Lateral breast mound concavity (curve inward)
  • Inframammary crease positioning and degree of asymmetry
  • Breast mound diameter and chest wall width
  • Nipple areola complex to inframammary crease distance and any asymmetry
  • Breast skin and soft tissue thickness
  • Pectoralis muscle tone and asymmetry

You will then get to try on a full array of breast implant sizers so that you can actually see and feel the look that you are going for. Although you will have a patient coordinator helping you sift through the various implant options, we encourage you to bring along your significant other, family, or friends to help you choose the implant that will achieve the look you desire.

 

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The all-inclusive cost starts at $5,000 when performed by expert board-certified plastic surgeons. This fee includes the surgeon’s fees, operating room fees, anesthesia fees, implant fees, breast band/garment, and all of your postoperative visits. Above all, Dr. Mowlavi is Orange County's top breast augmentation surgeon and will ensure that the results meet all of your expectations.

Book a Free Consultation

The only way to really know and understand the cost of any cosmetic procedure is to book a consultation. 

When Dr. Mowlavi can talk with you to learn about your needs and desires and can see you and determine what needs to be undertaken can he really determine the cost of your procedure.

Breast Augmentation Before and After Images

A 38-year-old female post breast augmentation with 339 cc silicone implants.

A 23-year-old female following breast augmentation with high profile 400cc smooth gel implants to correct a loss in breast volume after breastfeeding.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

During your breast augmentation consultation we will discuss:

  • The ideal implant size, shape, and form
  • Breast sizing
  • Discussion of various approaches for implant placement’
  • Preoperative management and planning
  • Postoperative care

There are many reasons why you might feel that one of your breasts is firmer than the other. This can be caused by early capsule formation or it may be that the implant was malpositioned. You will need to follow up with your plastic surgeon for this as this diagnosis is more accurate when made by feel during an examination.

Capsular contracture prophylaxis exercises can be initiated as early as one week following surgery but you have to make sure that you don’t push your breasts up; I recommend using a breast band over the first two weeks that minimizes the risk of malposition. When messaging your breasts, it is very important to keep one hand over the top of the implant while the other hand messages your breasts so that you don’t inadvertently push the implants up.

A radiated breast will always feel firmer and sit higher but this is not capsular contracture.  This is caused by fibrosis of your skin, underlying fatty, and fibro septal network. The capsule, in fact, might be absolutely normal assuming that you placed your implant after the radiation. Fat grafting has been recommended as a treatment to soften your breasts.

The only way to ensure that your chosen implants are going to provide you your desired breast size augmentation is to complete breast sizing during your consultation. During this visit, you are provided the opportunity to try out amongst a variety of breast implant sizers in order to hone in on your desired breast size. 

Also, when the implants are placed inside you, they will be actually 5% smaller in size. As a result, you must take this into account. A final reason why you may feel that your breasts are smaller at two months is that you have gotten used to your swollen breasts over the first six weeks that is now resolving.

You can side sleep immediately after breast augmentation. The idea is to not allow your implants to move from the dissected breast pocket until the pockets have scarred down (creation of a capsule). 

This occurs by 4 weeks following surgery. Regardless, as long as you wear a breastband (my favorite is the Mermaid band), you should have no problems with any activities that don’t require heavy weight lifting with your arms. The only exception is sleeping on your tummy in the early postoperative period which can push the implants out of their pocket.

Universally patients are not allergic to silicone. In fact, silicone is found in your diet as it is present in a potato skin. It is also used in your acrylic nails! Finally, it can be found in our cartilaginous structures such as the knees and ears. There has not been a single case of a true allergic reaction to silicone to date.

 

Whether or not you will need a lift is dependent on your nipple position. If your nipple is below or at your inframammary crease, then you will need a simultaneous lift at the time of your breast augmentation. 

The amount of lift is based on your chosen implant. The reason for this is to allow your nipple to be centered on your implant. This follows the fact that the implant must sit on your inframammary crease and such that the radius of your implant will be centered on your nipple. This is the most important consideration. 

The breast lift can only raise your nipple approximately 5 cm so it can only be performed for minimal to moderate nipple sagging. A virtual consultation with a breast specialist is recommended to make sure you appreciate what needs to be done to get you an excellent outcome.

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