What is Breast Augmentation?
Cosmetic breast surgery is a personalized procedure that reshapes the breasts to appear fuller. It is often considered to be one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries, as it provides women who dislike how their breasts look numerous opportunities for improvement. Using implants or fat from the patient's body, this enhancement surgery improves breast size and shape and creates a gorgeous and natural-looking outcome. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin is skilled in executing this procedure and performs numerous breast augmentations every year. During your private consultation at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery in Brea or Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Corbin will listen to your aesthetic concerns and provide you with all of the choices available. This will allow him to customize a treatment plan to reach your unique goals.
During your consultation with Dr. Corbin, he'll recommend the appropriate implant based on your body shape and the results you wish to achieve. Implants come in varying sizes and shapes — all of which are carefully considered in order to achieve the desired outcome. The most common types of breast implants are silicone and saline, both widely chosen and safely approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Candidates considering saline implants must be at least 18 years old, while patients must be at least 22 years old in order to undergo augmentation with silicone implants. Other options include gummy bear implants and an autologous approach through fat grafting. In addition to the type of implant used, there are other important factors to consider.
Implant size is chosen based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To determine the correct volume, Dr. Corbin will measure how much native breast tissue exists and take into account the size you hope to achieve. In the operating room, it is normal for Dr. Corbin to temporarily switch out multiple implants to get an idea of the best fit.
Implants come in either a teardrop or round shape. Both shapes are widely used; however, most of our patients select a round-shaped implant because it generally looks and feels more natural and adds a fullness to the top of the breast that many patients prefer.
Implant profile references the projection of the breasts. In other words, this is what one sees from the side view. The most common projections include low, intermediate, high, and extra high.
Making Your Choices
These options may be overwhelming, but determining the correct implant is generally somewhat easy once the objectives are outlined during the consultation. These considerations combined with the experience of Dr. Corbin ensure the right outcome is met.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"I could not be happier with my results. I came in when I started to experience complications with a breast augmentation surgery a year prior from a different surgeon. Dr. Corbin immediately scheduled me for surgery. It was a long three months before I could have my new implants, but I fully trusted and believed that Dr. Corbin and his team provided me with the best care so that I could have the healthiest results. I was months from my wedding day and stressed beyond belief. I was so thankful to walk down the aisle in my wedding dress with healthy and beautiful breasts thanks to Dr. Corbin. I am so thankful beyond words."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 12, 2020
"I could not be happier with my results. I came in when I started to experience complications with a breast augmentation surgery a year prior from a different surgeon. Dr. Corbin immediately scheduled me for surgery. It was a long three months before I could have my new implants, but I fully trusted and believed that Dr. Corbin and his team provided me with the best care so that I could have the healthiest results. I was months from my wedding day and stressed beyond belief. I was so thankful to walk down the aisle in my wedding dress with healthy and beautiful breasts thanks to Dr. Corbin. I am so thankful beyond words."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 12, 2020
"Dr. Corbin performed my breast augmentation 20 years ago and the result was better than I expected. My breasts looked beautiful and did not look overdone nor fake. I had to tell my now husband that that I had implants, otherwise he would not have suspected. I had no visible scarring.Twenty years later - pregnancies, breast feeding and weight gain/loss, I decided I needed a lift. I just recently had my lift performed by Dr. Corbin. He is professional, honest and more than anything, trustworthy. These are the reasons I went back to him. He also goes the extra mile in after care to ensure his patients are healing healthily and beautifully. I absolutely love my result. My breasts once again look like they did in my 20s (even better) and I am approaching 50. His staff/front office professionals, Alice and Dee, are always so welcoming and caring. They seem to be truly invested in all of the patients that come in and out of their door. I always felt very comfortable with them.If I consider any other cosmetic procedures in the future, I will undoubtedly go back to Dr. Corbin. I highly recommend him."- Y.M. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2021
"Amazing pre- and post- nose job experience - truly gave me my dream nose - I got a closed rhinoplasty from Dr. Corbin (~2 years ago) and I absolutely love the results! I have thicker skin & Dr. Corbin let me know that because of this, the swelling on my nose would take longer to go down. I noticed the swelling on the tip of my nose to go down substantially after 10 months; the swelling on the bridge of my nose was significantly faster (I noticed that after about 2 months post-rhinoplasty).Dr. Corbin truly gave me my dream nose. I asked for a thinner bridge and a smaller/rotated tip to look more "feminine". Above all, I wanted these changes to look natural and to compliment my face. Dr. Corbin agreed with my vision & the things I wanted done. In each step of the process, Dr. Corbin never made me feel like I needed to do more to my nose than I was comfortable with and this kept me calm and confident for the procedure.I also really loved the anesthesiologist and nurse that worked with him! His whole team was amazing and made me feel so comfortable. Also, I got such amazing care after my rhinoplasty! Overall, I would recommend him to any one of my friends and family members. I'm looking to get a breast augmentation in the future and will 100% go back to him."- I. / RealSelf / Mar 21, 2021
"Dr. Corbin preformed my first breast augmentation nearly 20 yrs ago. Weight gain, weight loss, children, age.... Life just happened; there was no doubt Dr. Corbin was going to preform my revision. Other Surgeons wanted to solve my concerns with much larger implants.I wanted my breasts to be fuller on top and address the "side boob slide" with out sacrificing my natural look. Shape, height, and slope were very important to me.Dr. Corbin’s eye for symmetry and his experience made everything on my wish list a reality!I am 100% pleased with my surgery, recovery and results!The Staff, both in the office and in the operating room are amazing. My new implants are propionate and compliment my curves perfectly.10/10"- J.N. / Yelp / Aug 10, 2021
Ideal Candidates for Breast Implants
The decision to have mammoplasty (breast augmentation) is personal. If you're considering this treatment, it is important that you do it for the right reasons. You should be healthy and at a normal weight and be the proper age to receive implants. If you are unhappy with the shape of your chest because your breasts appear small or asymmetrical, you may benefit from this surgery. Additionally, if your breasts have been affected by aging, nursing, or weight loss, then this procedure may help to give them life with increased shape and fullness. It may also be a good option if you weight train or have an overall lack of original breast mass.
Breast Aug Surgery Technique
Incision and implant placement are considerations that are decided prior to surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Corbin will make the incision is the chosen place and then slip the implant into its position. There are a couple of techniques that he may use for implant placement: either submuscular placement (under the pec muscle) or behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle. Where to insert the implant depends on a number of factors, including the type and degree of implant enlargement, along with the expert opinion of Dr. Corbin. Regardless of the incision type, scarring is usually minimal. Implant placement is determined based on your implant size, activity level, and body type.
What to Expect with Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient surgery with patients under general anesthesia. After making the incision, Dr. Corbin will insert the chosen implant through that incision, deposit it into a surgically created pocket, and then fit it into its correct position. After this process, he'll carefully secure the incision with sutures or surgical adhesive. All patients will be taken into a recovery area and carefully monitored and screened prior to being released. You will be sent home wearing a compression garment to help reduce swelling. Several days after surgery, the bruising and swelling will slowly start to fade, and your breasts should start to look and feel more normal as they settle in their new position. A large percentage of patients can resume normal activities within the first week; however, you should avoid physical exertion, such as exercise, for a minimum of 6 – 8 weeks. Breast enhancement surgery generally results in gorgeous outcomes that look and feel natural. This procedure can be life changing for many patients, as the outcomes increase their self-confidence.
Breast Augmentation FAQ
How much does breast augmentation cost?
The total price of breast augmentation surgery will vary depending on your choices and whether you are receiving any other surgeries. When your treatment plan is developed in your consultation, Dr. Corbin can go over overestimated costs and financing options. To ensure your results match your goals and last a long time, it is better to focus on quality over costs.
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your plan might include implants, a breast lift, or both. A breast lift removes excess skin and improves the breasts. Implants, on the other hand, enhance the shape and size of the breasts. During your consultation with Dr. Corbin, he will listen to your needs and goals before explaining your treatment options. A combination of augmentation and lift is often a part of a mommy makeover to revitalize the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after breast augmentation, be sure to tell Dr. Corbin during your consultation. It is usually possible to breastfeed after implants with the right surgical technique and placement. Breastfeeding and pregnancy can alter your results, which is why it is better to wait until your family is complete to have breast augmentation.
Can I have my implants removed?
You might decide that you want to remove or replace your implants. If this happens, Dr. Corbin offers breast revision surgery. In revision surgery, your current implants will be either replaced with new implants or simply removed. If you want to have your implants removed, you may need to have a breast lift since larger implants may stretch your skin. If you have any questions or concerns after your breast augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery to discuss your options.
Get the Look You Want
Cosmetic breast surgery is popular for many reasons. This safe, personalized surgery often delivers beautiful cosmetic results. With an abundance of enhancement options, you can attain the appearance you've always wanted. Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery is pleased to provide this exceptional treatment, and we welcome you to learn more by contacting Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery in Brea or Beverly Hills, CA.
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