What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

breast implant san franciscoBreast augmentation surgery is a popular plastic surgery procedure offered at both the San Francisco and Berkeley plastic surgery centers. ASPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery) nationwide statistics revealed 399,440 breast augmentations were performed in 2007 making it one of the most popular breast procedures performed on women.

Breast augmentation surgery is a highly satisfying plastic surgery procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. You can say bye-bye to push-up bras as your new look will give you more confidence and freedom to wear the styles you have always desired.*

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

Watch as Dr. Javaheri Discusses Breast Augmentation Surgery San Francisco

Breast augmentation surgery San Francisco is a highly individualized procedure that takes an artistic eye, surgical skill and experience. Breast augmentation surgeon Dr Javaheri understands this and will design a surgical plan that will help you achieve the results you desire.*

Why Women Have Breast Augmentation Surgery:

1. Enhancement in the breast size and shape*

2. Restoring breast volume following pregnancy*

Having a family is a rewarding life choice. However, having children may take a major toll on women’s bodies (see mommy makeover). With breast surgery procedures it is possible for mothers to turn back the clock on these physical changes. Mothers no longer have to accept the changes that occur post pregnancy. Breast augmentation surgery can significantly restore the youth and beauty of the breasts, when moms feel beautiful and confident they can focus on the joys and challenges of raising a family. For these women undergoing breast augmentation is an extremely rewarding choice.*

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

3. Restoring breast volume after weight loss

Weight loss can also have an impact on the shape and size of the breasts. Those who are overweight reach their weight loss goals only to find new frustrations and challenges. Changes after weight loss can be extremely discouraging. Loss of volume and elasticity can be remedied with a breast augmentation and or breast lift surgery. Many women who undergo cosmetic surgery post weight loss feel that they can fully enjoy the reward that comes with reaching their weight loss goals.*

4. Achieving better symmetry of disproportionate breast size or shape

The impact of disproportionate breast size can have a very negative impact on the way a woman feels about her body. Certified breast augmentation surgeons have given us options now so we do not have to live with what we were born with.*

5. Improving shape of sagging breast that may have lost firmness

Breast augmentation surgeon’s do not just enlarge breasts, they can also restore breasts back to their firm and youthful appearance through different breast surgery techniques like a breast lift.*

6. Breast Reconstruction using implants after breast cancer (mastectomy)*

7. Improving appearance of breast that may be disfigured due to trauma, heredity or congenital abnormalities.*

A consultation with board certified breast surgeon like Dr Shahin Javaheri is the first step in this process. The intent of the consultation is to provide thorough education about the surgery and types/sizes of implants available (saline or silicone), answer any questions you have, discuss your goals and expectations to help you make an informed decision. After your physical examination and discussion, Dr Javaheri will devise a surgical plan specific to your needs and expectations.

About Breast Augmentation Surgery San Francisco

Breast augmentation surgery is an out patient procedure performed at an accredited surgery center or hospital setting under general anesthesia performed by a board certified anesthesiologist. Contact your breast augmentation surgeon to find out more about cost, payment, and financing options for your particular breast surgery.

Breast Implants and Augmentations

Surgical time is between 1-2 hours. During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create an open pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. A saline or silicone breast implant is inserted behind each breast, which can increase a woman’s breast size by one or more bra cup sizes.

(Not a fan of breast implants? Looking for a more natural breast augmentation? Dr. Javaheri also offers fat transfer in place of breast implants.)

There are two options where the implant may be placed: the sub glandular (in front of the pectoral muscle) and the sub muscular (behind the pectoral muscle).

Sub muscular placement increases the padding overlying the breast implant offering more coverage and camouflage to the shape of the implant. This is particularly helpful in women bearing very little or no breast tissue at all.

Most women are candidates for under the muscle approach. There are 4 types of incision placement.*

Breast Augmentation Surgery Incision Placements:

1. Mammary Incision

Mammary Incision (also known as “under the breast” incision) A small incision is carefully placed at the natural fold of the breast, in most cases hiding the scar. This method allows for precise placement.*

2. Peri-areola Incision

Peri-areola Incision is made around the edge of the areola (the darker skin around the edge of the nipple). This approach is most favored by Dr Javaheri since the incision is barely visible with time and because allows for precise placement of the implant.*

3. Auxiliary Incision

Auxiliary incision is made in one of the crease lines of the armpit. The scars may be more visible than the other approaches.*

4. Umbilical (belly button) Incision

This technique may be performed endoscopically using scopes and cameras for implant placement, or without endoscopic equipment for the subglandular placement Implant placement is not as precise as the Mammary Incision or the Peri-Areola incision.*

Lower Recovery Time with Top-Rated Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Breat augmentation patients will leave the surgery with a dressing in place followed by a post-surgical compression bra. You will experience moderate discomfort following the surgery that will be managed by prescription medication. Breasts will be swollen and bruised post surgery and may take about 1-2 months to settle. During these weeks, breasts may appear higher than normal but will settle and gradually lower over the course of 1-2 months into a more natural position.

We recommend that you avoid any stretching or lifting during the first seven to ten days. Most patients return to work in a few short days. If your job involves excessive stretching and lifting, it is advised that you refrain from these activities until Dr Javaheri gives you clearance. It is important that pre-operative instructions provided by the doctor are followed in a strict manner for optimal recovery and results.*

Schedule Your Consultation with Breast Implant Surgeon Today!

Schedule your consultation with top-rated breast augmentation surgeon Dr Javaheri today by calling 415-923-3800.

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

FAQs About Breast Implants

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure, sometimes referred to as a “boob job, breast implants, breast surgery.” It involves the use of silicone or saline-filled breast implants to project the size of one’s breast or fat transfer to reshape breasts, add volume and fullness to achieve aesthetically appealing results, and add cleavage.

How much do breast implants cost in San Francisco, California?

Although there is no single cost for breast Implant, as procedures will vary from patient to patient, the average cost of boob job varies based on geographic location and type of surgeon performing surgery At Dr. Shahin Javaheri’s office, the typical cost of breast implant is between $8,900-$9,500*.  Factors that affect pricing may be the complexity of your procedure such as evening out the size of current breasts to fix asymmetry, the type of implants selected, and the timing of surgery.

What is natural breast augmentation?

Natural breast augmentation achieves beautiful and natural-looking results through fat transfer.  We use your own fat to reshape and increase the fullness of your breasts; go up a full cup size and flatten your tummy at the same time!

How does breast augmentation work?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that involves inserting saline or silicone implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles (most natural results) or using fat transfer to reshape, add volume, or fullness to the breasts.

What is the average cost of breast augmentation in Bay Area?

At Dr. Shahin Javaheri’s office, the typical cost of breast augmentation is between $8,900-$9,500*.    The average cost of breast augmentation is typically between $9,000-$15,000*.  There is no single cost for breast augmentation as procedures will vary from patient to patient, complexities, and type of surgeon performing it. ASPS, board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Shahin Javaheri, is highly recommended as they understand the anatomy best due to their expert training and education. Factors to consider may be the complexity of your procedure, type of implants selected, type of anesthesia, and the expertise of your surgeon.

What is the difference between breast augmentation and implants?

Breast augmentation is the all-encompassing category for breast enlargement procedures, which include breast implants, saline or silicone-filled implants, placed under the breast tissue or chest muscle, and fat transfer.

How do I schedule a boob job consultation?

Your next step should involve talking to a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Shahin Javaheri, for your individualized breast augmentation consultation to make sure you understand what surgery involves, including possible risks and complications. Schedule your breast augmentation consultation with world-class surgeon Dr. Shahin Javaheri for Aesthetic imaging to show you what different sizes of implants will look on you even before the surgery takes place.

Schedule today for a thorough assessment, education on breast surgery, and careful evaluation of your needs. Feel free to reach us at 415-923-3800.