Dr. Sheila Nazarian, a renowned specialist in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, has developed a distinctive approach to Breast Augmentation. Our clinic in Beverly Hills is dedicated to providing Breast Augmentation procedures that emphasize a naturally enhanced appearance, aligning harmoniously with each patient’s individual goals and body proportions.
In the heart of Los Angeles, we focus on fullness and a gentle lift to the breasts through a variety of implant choices and strategic incision placements. Our Breast Augmentation services (commonly known as Fake Boobs) are sought after by those seeking exceptional results. Some of them include:
- Breast Implants
- Breast Enhancement
- Breast Enlargement
- Boob Jobs
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Breast Implants in Los Angeles, CA
- What is Breast Augmentation?
- Breast Augmentation Options
- Breast Augmentation Before and After
- Breast Augmentation Cost & Pricing Structure
- Breast Augmentation Benefits
- Side Effects & Risks
- Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
- Similar & Related Procedures
- Breast Augmentation Reviews
- Breast Augmentation FAQs
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a highly customizable surgical procedure tailored to enhance the size, shape, and overall appearance of the breasts according to each individual’s unique preferences and goals.
Breast Augmentation Options
There are various breast implant options for enhancing breast volume. Dr. Nazarian offers personalized guidance in selecting the most appropriate choice for your desired results.
Types of Implants
- Silicone Implants: filled with cohesive silicone gel, providing a realistic appearance and feel.
- Saline Implants: filled with saline solution, offering adjustable volume and a more cost-effective option.
- Gummy Bear Implants: highly cohesive gel implants that maintain their shape and are less prone to rippling or folding.
- *Fat Transfer: an alternative option that provides a subtle enhancement and utilizes the patient’s own tissue for augmentation.
|Shell Material||Filler Material||Characteristics|
|Saline||Silicone||Sterile saline solution||Adjustable size, firmer feel, harmless leakage if ruptured|
|Silicone Gel||Silicone||Cohesive silicone gel||More natural feel, possible “silent rupture”|
|Gummy Bear (Form-Stable)||Cohesive Silicone||Cohesive silicone gel||Maintains shape, less rippling or folding|
Implant Shape Options
- Round Implants: provide fullness and symmetry, suitable for those desiring enhanced cleavage and a balanced appearance.
- Teardrop Implants: mimic the natural slope of the breast, offering a subtle, tapered look for a more anatomical shape.
Implant Texture Options
- Smooth: sleek implant surface that can move naturally within the breast pocket, offering a softer feel.
- Textured: slightly rough surface designed to reduce the risk of implant rotation and enhance tissue adherence for more stable positioning.
|Material||Look and Feel||Shape Options||Texture||Rupture Detection||Rippling||Incision Locations||Longevity||Customization||Cost|
|Silicone Implants||Silicone gel-filled||Natural and soft||Round and teardrop||Smooth or textured||Silent rupture possible||Minimal to none||Inframammary, Periareolar, Transaxillary||Long-lasting||High customization options||Generally higher cost|
|Saline Implants||Saline solution-filled||Slightly firmer||Round||Smooth or textured||Noticeable deflation||More prone to rippling||Inframammary, Periareolar, Transaxillary||Moderate longevity||Limited customization||More affordable|
|Gummy Bear Implants||Cohesive silicone gel||Natural and firm||Teardrop||Textured||Silent rupture possible||Minimal to none||Inframammary, Periareolar, Transaxillary||Long-lasting||Limited customization||Generally higher cost|
|Fat Transfer||Patient’s own fat||Natural and soft||Dependent on patient||N/A||N/A||Minimal to none||Minimal incisions||Variable||N/A||Variable|
Implant Placement Options
- Submuscular Placement: implants placed beneath the chest muscles, resulting in a more natural appearance and decreased risk of rippling.
- Subglandular Placement: implants placed above the chest muscles, providing a slightly more projected look and a shorter recovery period.
|Submuscular Placement||Subglandular Placement|
|Procedure||Implants placed under chest muscles||Implants placed above chest muscles|
|Appearance||Provides a natural appearance||May have a slightly more projected look|
|Rippling||Reduced risk of rippling||Slightly higher risk of rippling|
|Recovery Time||Longer recovery due to muscle involvement||Shorter recovery time|
|Pain Levels||May experience more discomfort initially||Typically less discomfort initially|
|Implant Movement||Minimal implant movement||Potential for more noticeable implant movement|
|Exercise Impact||May impact certain upper body exercises||Minimal impact on upper body exercises|
|Mammograms||Implants may obstruct mammogram views||Easier mammogram interpretation|
|Implant Feel||May feel more natural due to muscle coverage||May feel slightly less natural|
|Suitability||Preferred for individuals with thin breast tissue||Suitable for individuals with adequate breast tissue|
|Implant Sizing||Can affect sizing choice due to muscle coverage||May have more options for sizing|
The success of breast augmentation procedures is significantly influenced by the type of incision used. Dr. Nazarian utilizes discrete incisions strategically positioned either beneath the breast within the natural skin fold or discreetly along the areolar border. This approach aims to minimize visible scarring and attain outcomes that exude a natural appearance.
- Inframammary Incision: crease of the breast fold
- Periareolar Incision: around the lower half of the areola
- Transaxillary Incision: armit area
|Location||Scar Visibility||Popularity||Nipple Sensation||Implant Placement||Revision Surgery||Incision Length|
|Inframammary Incision||Incision in the breast fold||Scar typically well-hidden||Highly popular choice||Typically maintains nipple sensation||Suitable for both submuscular and subglandular||Easy access for potential future revisions||Longer incision length compared to periareolar|
|Periareolar Incision||Incision around the areola’s edge||Scar along the areola’s border||Moderately popular||May experience changes in nipple sensation||Suitable for both submuscular and subglandular||Accessible for certain revision needs||Shorter incision length compared to inframammary|
|Transaxillary Incision||Incision in the armpit area||Scar concealed within the armpit crease||Less common choice||No direct impact on nipple sensation||Suitable for subglandular placement||Limited access for future revisions||Shorter incision length compared to inframammary|
Breast Augmentation Before and After
Breast Augmentation Cost & Pricing Structure
- US National Average: $3,000 – $8,000
- Our Price: Costs can vary depending on the provider. Please contact us for an estimate.
- Additional Costs: Initial costs may not include anesthesia, medication, relevant blood and other medical tests, and operating room charges. Please check if the cost quoted to you includes the variables listed above.
- Insurance: Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures. We offer a variety of payment options for your convenience.
Breast Augmentation Benefits
- Enhanced Breast Size
- Improved Self-Confidence
- Symmetry Correction
- Post-Pregnancy or Weight Loss Restoration
- Reconstruction After Mastectomy
- Improved Body Proportions
- Positive Psychological Impact
- Versatility in Implant Options
- Natural-Looking Results
- Long-Lasting Results
Side Effects & Risks
- Implant rupture or leakage
- Capsular contracture
- Implant malposition
- Changes in sensation
- Anesthesia risks
- Pain and discomfort
- Implant rippling or wrinkling
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
- Desire to enhance breast size and shape
- Good overall physical health
- Dissatisfaction with current breast size
- Asymmetry or uneven breasts
- Volume loss due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging
- Fully developed breasts (typically 18 years or older)
- Positive outlook and realistic expectations
Similar & Related Procedures
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Revision
- Fat Transfer To The Breasts
- BodyTite Scarless Breast Lift
|Purpose||Procedure Type||Incision Type||Scarring||Downtime||Results||Longevity of Results|
|Breast Augmentation||Increase size||Surgical||Inframammary, Transaxillary, Transumbilical||Potential scarring||Moderate||Enhanced size and shape||Long-lasting|
|Fat Transfer To The Breasts||Enhance size/shape||Surgical or minimally invasive||Tiny incisions||Minimal scarring||Minimal||Enhanced volume and shape with natural fat transfer||Variable|
|Breast Lift||Lift||Surgical||Lollipop, Crescent, Donut||Scarring||Moderate||Lifted and improved contour||Several years|
|Breast Reduction||Reduce size||Surgical||Anchor, Lollipop||Scarring||Moderate||Smaller, lifted shape||Long-lasting|
|Breast Revision||Correct issues||Surgical||Depends on specific concerns||Scarring||Moderate||Improved appearance||Variable|
|BodyTite Scarless Breast Lift||Lift and tighten||Minimally invasive||Tiny incisions around treated area||Minimal scarring||Minimal||Lifted and improved contour without extensive scarring||Several years|
Breast Augmentation Reviews
“Dr. Nazarian and her team are incredible! I had breast augmentation one week ago, and I couldn’t be happier with not only the results but the recovery process. Dr. Nazarian has perfected the process from start to finish, to set you up for a quick and painless recovery. She and her team are friendly and accommodating, the surgery center was not intimidating at all, and I felt well taken care of the entire time. Afterward, I had no pain or bruising in my breasts whatsoever, but I also iced religiously, took my pain meds, and took 5 full days to relax and heal. My body was a little sore and I was very tired for a week, but that’s to be expected with surgery and anesthesia. Follow instructions from Dr. Nazarian, show yourself love and patience, and know that you are in great hands if you choose Dr. Nazarian for any service or procedure! I absolutely recommend her and her team.”
“Dr Nazarian is hands down the most thoughtful, knowledgeable, and attentive surgeon. I personally did extensive research and was very critical on finding the right plastic surgeon. I was looking for a plastic surgeon who listened and understood that I wanted a more natural breast augmentation that fit my body frame, wouldn’t push me to go too large. She just gets it and guided me to the perfect size and I could not be happier. I have been a nurse for over 15 years and her medical care is top of the line. I had hardly any discomfort post surgery. Her staff is vigilant and caring. Again, can’t say enough on my satisfaction and happiness with Dr Nazarian! She is well worth it and I am so happy I made the choice to have a breast augmentation done with her. You will have no regrets!!”
Breast Augmentation FAQs
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to enlarge the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts using implants or fat transfer.
What is the difference between breast augmentation and implants?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts. Implants are the synthetic devices used to achieve this enhancement. In other words, breast augmentation is the procedure, and implants are the tools used in the procedure.
How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?
Most patients can return to non-strenuous activities within a week after surgery. However, full recovery, including resuming intense workouts and heavy lifting, typically takes 4-6 weeks.
What age is best for breast augmentation?
The FDA recommends saline implants for women 18 and older and silicone implants for women 22 and older. However, the best age is a personal decision and should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
How painful is breast augmentation?
Patients may experience discomfort and pain immediately after the procedure. However, this can be managed with prescribed pain medications. The intensity of pain decreases as the body heals.
What type of breast augmentation is best?
The best type depends on individual goals, body type, and anatomy. Options include saline, silicone, or fat transfer. A consultation with a plastic surgeon can help determine the best choice.
What are the two types of breast augmentation?
The primary types are augmentation using implants (saline or silicone) and augmentation using fat transfer. The saline type includes involves inserting sterile saline-filled implants while the silicone one involves silicone gel-filled implants.
Do you need to wear a bra with breast augmentation?
Immediately after surgery, patients are typically advised to wear a surgical bra or compression garment to support healing. After recovery, wearing a bra is a personal choice.
Can you feel your breasts with implants?
Yes, but the sensation might be different, especially initially. Over time, as the body adjusts, the feeling becomes more natural. Different factors like breast tissue and nerves can have an impact on the sensitivity of the breasts.
Do you sleep in a bra after breast augmentation?
It’s often recommended to sleep in a supportive bra for several weeks post-surgery. The purpose is to aid in healing and maintain the position of the implants.
Do breast implants hurt when touched?
Initially, there may be sensitivity or discomfort, but this subsides as healing progresses. If pain persists, it’s essential to consult the surgeon. Some people can experience various degrees of sensation in the breast region, which can be impacted by implant type, size, and location.
What is the least risky breast augmentation?
Both implant and fat transfer methods have their risks. The best approach is to choose a board-certified healthcare practitioner who will carefully assess your goals and discuss potential risks and benefits.
What size implants are best?
The best size is subjective and depends on the individual’s body frame, desired outcome, and other factors. A surgeon can provide guidance on choosing the right size between 125cc and 180cc.
How much difference in cup size for breast augmentation?
The difference in cup sizes is usually from 50cc to 100cc. Typically, every 150-200cc of implant volume can increase breast size by approximately one cup. However, results vary based on individual anatomy.
Do I have to wear a bra 24/7 after breast augmentation?
For the initial weeks post-surgery, it’s usually recommended to wear a supportive bra around the clock to aid in healing. To promote proper healing and provide added support, healthcare practitioners recommend wearing it.
What do breast implants look like as they age?
Because of the additional fat stored in the breasts, breast implants might cause a minor increase in breast sagging as you age. Over time, implants can be affected by factors like gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging, leading to changes in appearance. Regular check-ups can help monitor the condition of the implants.
What is better: round or teardrop implants?
Both shapes have their advantages. Round implants provide more fullness, while teardrop (anatomical) implants offer a more natural slope. The choice depends on the desired look and consultation with a healthcare provider.
If my breasts sag, do I need a breast augmentation or a breast lift?
It’s really going to depend on how much your breasts sag. If you can place a pen underneath your breast and it doesn’t drop to the ground, you probably need a breast lift. Another indicator is the nipple position. If your nipples sit below the crease of your breasts, you will probably need a lift.
I am worried about scars on my breast. are they bad?
Scars are the single biggest deterrent for patients when it comes to any kind of surgical procedure. Luckily, they heal really well. Experienced practitioners, take the necessary time to make sure that any scars are as inconspicuous as possible. Even though they always look pink at first, you need to be patient and see the improvement with time.
I keep reading about breast implant illness. is this a real thing and should i be worried?
Breast implant illness describes a variety of autoimmune symptoms associated with breast implants, such as brain fog, exhaustion, and joint discomfort, though the cause is unknown. Despite significant studies, breast implants may cause unpleasant reactions in certain people. While some plastic surgeons downplay the problem, others, such as myself, take patients’ concerns seriously, giving removal choices after all medicinal options have been tried.
What about alcl? can my implants give me cancer?
ALCL is an exceedingly rare but serious problem, and it has only been linked to textured implants, according to the FDA and Canada Health. While there is no need to panic if you have textured implants, it is critical to remain cautious. If you develop a fever, seek medical assistance because it is curable if detected early. Finally, annual check-ups with your healthcare provider are essential to ensure the health of your breast implants.
What size implant will give me a d cup?
If you want to transition from a Cup size B to a D cup, implants ranging from 350cc to 400cc may assist you in reaching your target cup size. Implants in the 300 to 350 cc range may be helpful if you want to transition from a Cup size C to a D cup.