The Benefits of Getting a Breast Augmentation
A breast augmentation can positively impact several different aspects of your figure and your self-esteem. The top benefits patients share with us when getting a breast augmentation with Dr. Sanders include:
- Increasing the breast size and volume.
- Adding desired fullness and shape to the breasts.
- Restoring the breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging.
- Delicately reshaping the breasts for improved symmetry.
- Enlarging the breasts for a perkier appearance.
- Adding beautiful contours and curves to their figure.
- Feeling more confident, sexy, and attractive.
- Having more clothing options and an expanded closet.
- Enjoying a better quality of life.
Are You a Good Candidate?
A Breast Augmentation is Ideal For
- Women who want to restore their breast shape and size after pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, or a mastectomy.
- Women who desire larger, more youthful breasts.
- Women who want to improve asymmetrical, sagging, elongated, or flattened breasts.
- Women who want to add fullness for improved cleavage.
- Women who have healthy expectations for their breast augmentation outcome.
- Women who are in good physical and mental health, and are at a healthy weight.
How Old Do I Have to Be To Get A Breast Augmentation?
The minimum age for getting aesthetic breast augmentation in the San Fernando Valley is 18 years old. Reconstructive breast augmentation is appropriate for selected patients under 18.
Real Patient Results
Browse the before and after breast augmentation photos below to get a better idea of how Dr. Sanders can artistically shape and contour your breasts for beautiful results.
Types of Implants
Silicone Gel Breast Implants
If you want your breast implants to look and feel like natural breasts, silicone breast implants may be the right choice. They come prefilled with a silicone solution meant to imitate natural breast tissue, contributing to a more realistic appearance and texture compared to saline breast implants.
Silicone breast implants may require a slightly larger incision than saline breast implants, though it is often not more noticeable. Additionally, it is important to note that the minimum age requirement for silicone breast implants is 22.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline implants, although not as popular as silicone-filled implants, do offer some advantages. Since saline breast implants are filled with a saline solution via a small tube after they are optimally placed, they are inserted through a smaller incision compared to silicone breast implants.
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Taking the First Steps
Your initial consultation with Dr. Sanders is the first step to achieving beautiful results with your breast augmentation. This is the best opportunity to get to know Dr. Sanders and his team before your procedure, learn more about the surgery and its risks, and set realistic expectations.
Additionally, during your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Sanders, he will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your breasts and body to get a better idea of your unique needs and cosmetic goals. Once he understands your desired results, he can build you a personalized treatment plan with his professional recommendations.
Furthermore, your consultation is the best place to ask questions and express any concerns you may have regarding breast augmentation. Dr. Sanders is here to ensure you feel comfortable moving forward with the procedure.
Meet Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Sanders is a trusted board-certified plastic surgeon that has helped thousands of individuals of all ages, gender identities, and ethnicities achieve their aesthetic and cosmetic goals.
With almost three decades of plastic surgery experience and an education background featuring some of the most prestigious medical organizations in the world, including Harvard Medical School and UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Sanders profoundly understands how to combine surgical precision and aesthetic artistry for beautiful, natural results.
He is proud to serve patients throughout the San Fernando Valley and is passionate about helping them look and feel their best.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation is a highly personalized procedure. Your surgery may look a bit different than others based on the type of breast implant, incision, and placement you and Dr. Sanders have chosen for your procedure.
The general procedure steps for breast augmentation include:
- Administering anesthesia. Dr. Sanders will help you choose between intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
- Making the incisions. Dr. Sanders offers two different breast augmentation incision options—inframammary incision (under the breast) and periareolar incision (around the nipple).
- Inserting and placing the breasts in the breast pocket, either under the muscle or over the muscle.
- Once your breast implants are optimally placed, Dr. Sanders will close up your incisions using dissolving sutures.
Recovery And Aftercare
Taking care of your body and prioritizing rest after your procedure is key to achieving beautiful breast augmentation results. This type of plastic surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will go home the same day of surgery. However, overnight care facilities are available if you do not want to return home immediately after surgery.
During your recovery, you will be wearing a supportive bra for 2 weeks. You may experience some soreness and some swelling for the first few days.
To foster healing and a faster recovery, Dr. Sanders recommends his breast augmentation patients prioritize resting and avoid strenuous exercise for the first week or so. You may resume normal activities and exercise according to Dr. Sanders’ directions.
Are There Any Risks Involved?
As with any other plastic surgery, there are risks associated with breast augmentation. These include scarring, infection, bruising, changes in breast and nipple sensation, implant shifts, implant leakage, and anesthesia risks.
To minimize these risks, it is best to visit a board-certified plastic surgeon—like Dr. Sanders—who has years of plastic surgery experience and deeply understands how to safely and carefully perform breast augmentation for beautiful results.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of breast augmentation are designed to last a significant amount of time. However, certain factors can impact the look and feel of your results, including significant weight gain or loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging.
Is it Really Worth It?
Many of Dr. Sanders’ patients say that breast augmentation helped them reclaim their bodies by addressing a concern that impacted their quality of life. If this sounds like something you are familiar with, breast augmentation in the San Fernando Valley may help you achieve the shape, contour, and figure you have been looking for.
You’re in Good Hands with Dr. Sanders
A Harvard Medical School-educated and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanders performs a wide variety of plastic and reconstructive procedures in the San Fernando Valley. He draws on his thirty years of plastic surgery experience and aesthetic artistry skills to deliver remarkable results.
Dr. Sanders is committed to helping his patients achieve their desired goals through personalized treatment plans and providing the highest care and service for an exceptional experience. If you are ready to look and feel your best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders today by calling (818) 981-3333.