Breast Augmentation in Pasadena, CA

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What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that reshapes the breasts to create a fuller appearance. It is generally known to be one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeries, offering women who are unhappy with their breast shape many opportunities for improvement. With the help of implants or a fat transfer, this procedure can improve breast size and shape and produce a beautiful and youthful outcome. Board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed is skilled and experienced in implementing this treatment. During your consultation at Omar Ahmed, M.D., Dr. Ahmed will assess your concerns and desires and educate you on all of the options available while also creating a surgical plan to exceed your goals. Contact our office in Pasadena, CA to learn more.

Implant Options

During your initial consultation with Dr. Ahmed, the correct implant will be recommended based on your body frame, as well as your cosmetic goal. Implants for augmentation are made in varying shapes, sizes, textures, and profiles — each of which is considered carefully in order to achieve the desired look. Today, the most commonly chosen breast implants are saline or silicone, both widely popular and approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is important to mention that patients considering implants made with saline must be at least 18 years of age while patients must be at least 22 years of age in order to undergo treatment with silicone. Other considerations include a form-stable implant known as a gummy bear implant and an autologous approach through fat grafting. Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other important factors to decide.


Implant size is determined based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To determine the correct volume, Dr. Ahmed will measure how much original tissue exists and the size you wish to attain. In the operating room, it is normal for Dr. Ahmed to temporarily switch out several implants to get an idea on a suitable fit.


Implants come in either a teardrop or round shape. Both of these shapes are widely used; however, a large majority of our patients prefer a round shape. It generally appears more natural and adds a fullness to the upper breast that many patients look for.


Breast implant profile refers to how far out the implant looks (projection). In other words, this is what one sees from the side view. The most common projections include low, intermediate, high, or extra high.

Making Your Choices

We understand all of the considerations may seem overwhelming, but selecting the appropriate implant is easy once the objectives are discussed during the consultation. These considerations, paired with the experience of Dr. Ahmed, help to ensure the anticipated outcome is attained.

Ideal Candidates for Breast Implants

The choice to have cosmetic breast surgery is personal. If you are contemplating this procedure, it is important you do it for yourself and nobody else. You should be healthy with breasts that are developed and be the proper age to get implants. If you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your breasts because they look flat, you could benefit from breast augmentation surgery. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by weight loss or pregnancy, this procedure can give them life with increased volume.

Breast Augmentation Technique

Breast enhancement surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery with the patient under general anesthesia. Once the incision is made, the implant chosen for enhancement will be placed through the incision opening and deposited into a surgically created pocket and then secured into its proper position. Where to place the implant is based on numerous factors, including the type and degree of implant enlargement, plus the expertise of Dr. Ahmed. Regardless of the incision, scarring is usually minimal. Placement and location are based upon your body type, implant size, and lifestyle. Once the implant is in position, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesives.

After Your Breast Surgery

All patients will be taken into a recovery area and observed before being released. You will be sent home wearing a recovery compression bra to assist with swelling. Several days after surgery, the swelling will start to slowly go away, and the breasts will start to look and feel normal as they adjust to their new position. While individual results vary, most patients can resume everyday activities within a few days; however, physical exertion, such as exercise, should be avoided for a couple of months. Cosmetic breast surgery creates beautiful outcomes that look and feel natural.

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Breast enhancement surgery is considered a safe procedure that creates amazing outcomes. With numerous available options, you can get the look you have always wanted. This cosmetic procedure can be a life-changer for many patients, allowing them the chance to feel more comfortable in their own skin. Contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA to schedule your visit with Dr. Ahmed.

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