Breast Augmentation Featured Patient
Dr. Arian Mowlavi, also known as, "Dr. Laguna" has published over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery. He has received numerous awards and is regarded as one of the top plastic surgeons in Orange County, California.
Click on the articles below to read his latest published research and expert advice.
Published July 2012 - Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Cortical Thickness Parameters for Endoscopic Browlift Fixation - Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Published July 7, 2012 - Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
A new technique involving a spherical stainless steel device to optimize positioning of the umbilicus.
Published 2010 - Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Anatomical Characteristics of the Conchal Cartilage With Suggested Clinical Applications in Rhinoplasty Surgery.
Published February 5, 2005 - Plastic Surgery Institute
Lower Blepharoplasty using Bony Anatomical Landmarks to Identify and Avoid Injury to the Inferior Oblique Muscle.
Published March 17, 2005 - Cosmetic Surgery Clinics
Septal Cartilage Defined: Implications for Nasal Dynamics and Rhinoplasty.
Published September 2005 - Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Avoiding the “PixieEar” Deformity Following Face Lift Surgery by Differential Insetting and Secondary Intention Healing.
Published 2004 - Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Implications for nasal recontouring - nasion position preferences as determined by a survey of white North Americans.
Published March 2004 - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Earlobe morphology delineated by two components - the attached cephalic segment and the free caudal segment.
Published April 2004 - Annals of Plastic Surgery
Identifying the Lateral Zygomaticus Major Muscle Border Using Bony Anatomic Landmarks.
Published April 12, 2004 - Plastic Surgery Institute
Surgical Design and Algorithm for Correction of Earlobe Ptosis and Pseudoptosis Deformity.
Published June 2004 - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Earlobe aging process - elongation of the free caudal segment.
Published August 2003 - Annals of Plastic Surgery
Suction Lipectomy During Flap Reconstruction Provides Immediate and Safe Debulking of the Skin Island.
Published July 2003 - The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Facial Fracture Approaches With Landmark Ratios to Predict the Location of the Infraorbital and Supraorbital Nerves.
Published July 2003 - Plastic Surgery Institute
The aesthic earlobe - classification of lobule ptosis on the basis of a survey of North American Caucasians.
Published November 20, 2003 - Plastic Surgery Institute
Published July 12, 2002 - Plastic Surgery Institute
The safe face lift with bony anatomic landmarks to elevate the SMAS.
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.
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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 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.