Breast Augmentation Surgery

Saline Breast Implants, Silicone Breast Implants and More

Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for decades. Also known as breast implants, breast augmentation allows women to increase the size and change the shape of their breasts. Breast augmentations can be done for cosmetic reasons or to replace breasts after a mastectomy.

To schedule a breast augmentation consultation, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure to increase the size or change the shape of women's breasts. Women choose to have breast implants for any number of reasons. Breast augmentation can:

Breast augmentation is typically recommended for women over age 20, with no current health problems or infections.

It's important to keep in mind that breast augmentation is not the same procedure as a breast lift. While breast augmentation can increase the size and volume of the breasts, it cannot correct sagging breasts (for which a breast lift (mastoplexy) is required).

How Does Breast Augmentation Work?

Breast augmentation comes in two basic forms: saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. Both of these solutions are viable, yet slightly different:

The cost of breast augmentation varies depending on the nature of the procedure being performed. The breast augmentation itself takes just 1-2 hours and makes use of local anesthesia. While breast augmentation does involve an incision, most doctors will make the incision in a non-visible area. Breast implants can be made at nearly any size, within reason. The only way to determine which implant type and size is right for you is to consult with an experienced cosmetic surgeon.

Breast Augmentation Incisions & Placement

Just as important as the substance used in the creation of the breast implant is the way in which the incisions are made during surgery and how the implant is placed. Incisions and placement vary depending on the individual preference of the provider and patient.

Types of breast augmentation incisions include:

The placement of a breast implant can make a major impact on the overall appearance of the augmentation. Types of breast implant placement include:

Schedule Breast Augmentation Today

The first step to any breast augmentation procedure is to schedule a consultation. With this consultation, an experienced cosmetic surgeon can help you determine what type of augmentation fits your needs. To schedule a breast implant augmentation, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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