Breast Augmentation

What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation uses implants to improve the size and shape of the breasts. Women who have lost breast fullness following pregnancy and breastfeeding can regain a more youthful appearance with breast augmentation, and women with naturally small breasts can achieve fuller breasts and a more attractive, feminine appearance.

The Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Choosing The Right Breast Augmentation Technique

Underarm (Transaxillary)

The incision is made within the natural crease of the underarm.
  • No visible scars on the breasts
  • Primarily used for saline implants and submuscular placement
  • An endoscope is used to guide the implant through the channel to the breast

Areola (Periareolar)

The incision is made around the areola.
  • Scarring will blend in with the natural border of the areola
  • Allows for greater control of implant placement
  • Increased risk of breastfeeding difficulties and changes in nipple sensation

Breast Fold (Inframammary)

The incision is made along the natural breast fold where the underside of the breast meets the chest.
  • Scarring can be easily hidden by bras and bathing suits
  • Allows for excellent visibility and control of implant placement
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are in good physical and mental health, do not smoke, and want to undergo the procedure to achieve their personal goals rather than to satisfy the ideals of someone else. Potential candidates desire to increase their natural breast size or restore breast volume that has been lost over the years.
  • Beneath the pectoral muscle and the breast tissue
  • Provides more implant coverage to minimize the chances of the implant showing or being felt through the tissue
Submammary (or subglandular)
  • Directly behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle
  • Generally makes it easier for the patient to achieve her desired cleavage
After surgery, you will be bandaged for support and protection. Although some discomfort and swelling postoperatively are expected, prescribed pain medication will help alleviate these symptoms. You will experience limited mobility and swelling of the breasts for the first week or two, and you should avoid strenuous activities for about six weeks.
Breast augmentation provides long-lasting results, but breast implants are not considered lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point if a complication or rupture occurs.
The actual cost will vary depending on a variety of factors, including implant type, surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fees, medical tests, hospital or facility costs, and prescriptions for medication. During your consultation, Dr. Mesbahi will provide you with the cost of your breast augmentation.

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