Unhappy With Your Breast Size? Consider Breast Augmentation
For many women, having full, round, perky breasts is a sign of youth, beauty, and femininity. Unfortunately, a number of life events – such as pregnancy and weight loss – can take a toll on a woman’s breasts. Furthermore, some women are small-chested naturally. For these women, breast implants can offer the life-changing opportunity to restore or achieve an ideal breast size with stunning, long-lasting results. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed and the expert team at Omar Ahmed, M.D. are proud to help women look and feel better than ever with advanced breast augmentation surgery in Pasadena, CA. Learn more about the procedure here, including how it works and what to expect after breast augmentation.
What are my options to enhance breast size?
For men and women who want a smaller waist or larger biceps, consistent diet and exercise may be effective for achieving their goals. However, there is little that can be done to alter the size of your breasts on your own. Wearing a padded bra may help to create the illusion of larger breasts, but many women want a more permanent solution for enhancing their breast size and loving their figure both in and out of clothing. For these women, breast augmentation can be a fantastic option.
Because every patient’s body and goals are unique, Dr. Ahmed takes great care to personalize each Pasadena, CA breast augmentation surgery to meet the woman’s individual needs. Most commonly, one of the following breast augmentation methods is used:
- Fat transfer to the breast
- Saline breast implants
- Silicone gel breast implants
During your initial consultation, Dr. Ahmed will carefully evaluate your breasts, discuss your specific concerns, explain all of your breast augmentation options in detail, and help you decide on a surgical plan that most closely aligns with your goals.
How does breast augmentation surgery work?
During your preoperative appointments for breast augmentation, Dr. Ahmed will assist you in making a number of decisions regarding your surgery, including:
- Breast implant type: saline, silicone gel, or fat transfer to the breast
- Breast implant size: the volume of your breast implants, measured in cc’s
- Breast implant placement: above the pectoral muscle or underneath it
- Breast lift: to raise sagging breasts for a perkier, more youthful look
On the day of your breast augmentation surgery, which is performed while you are under general anesthesia and typically takes about 2 – 3 hours, Dr. Ahmed will make an incision on or under the breast in order to create a new breast pocket for the implant. The implants are then inserted on both sides, and Dr. Ahmed will ensure ideal positioning and symmetry before closing the incisions with sutures at the conclusion of the case. For patients who undergo a breast lift in combination with breast augmentation, Dr. Ahmed will trim the excess skin that is causing the breasts to sag, lift the breasts to a more appealing level, and possibly reposition the nipple-areola complex. Following the procedure, patients will be placed in a compressive garment and taken to the recovery room before being released into the care of a trusted friend or loved one to return home.
What to expect after breast augmentation
Patients should expect some level of discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the first several days following breast augmentation. Most women are able to return to light desk work about 7 – 10 days after surgery, though heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity should be restricted for at least 4 – 6 weeks. While there will be an almost immediately noticeable difference in your breast size after surgery, the final results of breast augmentation can take several months to develop as the swelling resolves and the implants settle.
What will my breast implant scars look like?
Dr. Ahmed understands the desire to keep visible scarring to a minimum and takes great care to place his incisions where they can be concealed or camouflaged as much as possible. In many cases, breast augmentation incisions are placed in the inframammary crease – just under the breast – which allows them to be concealed within the natural contours of the body. For patients who undergo breast lift surgery, the incisions placed on the breast itself do result in more visible scarring. However, Dr. Ahmed will provide comprehensive instructions and tools to help the incisions heal and the scars fade in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible.
How to find the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation in Pasadena, CA
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, choosing a highly qualified and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon is one of the most beneficial things you can do to ensure a safe procedure, comfortable recovery, and gorgeous results. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about your surgeon’s education and training, and take time to read previous patient testimonials and browse before-and-after photos of the surgeon’s breast augmentation cases. As one of Pasadena’s top plastic and reconstructive surgical specialists, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed is highly sought-after for breast enhancement surgery. If you are ready to finally get the breasts and body of your dreams with breast augmentation surgery in Pasadena, CA, call the friendly team at Omar Ahmed, M.D. to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ahmed today!