Like many procedures, breast augmentation has grown and advanced, with new implant technologies and surgical options becoming available all the time. At Rodeo Surgical Art, we offer the most innovative and safest types of breast augmentation to give you the best possible results.
What is Breast Augmentation?
If you wish you had larger, more symmetrical, or differently shaped breasts, you may want to consider breast augmentation. Dr. David Mashhadian performs several different types of augmentation to help you achieve your goals. He can also help you select the right type of implant for the breast shape, appearance, and feel that you desire.
What Types of Breast Augmentation are Available?
You have several options for breast augmentation, including one option with no implants. During your consultation. Dr. Mashhadian will review your options and help you choose the best implants and the best procedure for you.
Traditional Breast Augmentation
Traditional breast augmentation uses an incision in one of several places, including along the edge of the areola or under the armpit. All leave minimal scarring, especially in the hands of an experienced surgeon. Implants are placed into a pocket created behind the breast tissue. This type of augmentation allows for any type of implant placement, giving you more options for implant shape and texture.
The transumbilical breast augmentation, or TUBA, leaves no scars, minimizes recovery time, and prevents disruption of the breast tissue. It uses an incision inside the belly button. Dr. Mashhadian will then create a pathway through the fat layer of the abdomen, avoiding any delicate structures. He will create an implant pocket using a tiny camera to visualize the area. An empty saline implant is rolled to a small size and inserted through the belly button. After placing the empty implants, he fills them with saline to the desired volume.
Fat Transfer Augmentation
For more subtle and natural breast augmentation, fat transfer augmentation may be a good choice. Dr. Mashhadrian will liposuction fat from another area of your body and then inject it into your breasts. As an expert in this type of breast augmentation, he can create noticeable volume enhancement using this fast, non-surgical method.
What Kind of Breast Augmentation is Right for Me?
Your ideal type of breast augmentation depends on your desired results. A TUBA procedure offers many advantages, including the lack of a visible scar and the shortened recovery time. However, TUBA procedures only allow the surgeon to place saline implants. If you choose a silicone implant type, you will have more options for shape, projection, and feel, but you will require a more traditional augmentation procedure. Fat transfer augmentation makes an excellent option for those who want to avoid implants.
How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
Breast implants can last ten to fifteen years or even longer. However, you may choose to have them removed before this time. While ruptures happen very rarely, they can occur, especially in older implants. This is not dangerous but requires a replacement of the implants. Some people also develop capsular contracture, where scar tissue forms around the implant. Dr. Mashhadian can correct this problem before placing new implants.
What Implant Choices are Available?
You can choose between a range of implant types to help you achieve exactly the breasts you desire.
A saline implant uses a silicone shell that the surgeon fills with saline after placing it in the breast pocket. This allows precise control of the breast volume. These implants have FDA approval for ages 18 and up, making them available to younger adults.
These implants may require a slightly larger incision since they will already be full when Dr. Mashhadian places them. Silicone implants come in a wide range of shapes to give you the outward projection, upper volume, or enhanced roundness you want. They usually feel more like natural breasts. They are FDA approved for those 21 and older.
These implants strike a balance between the benefits of saline and silicone. Ideal implants have a silicone shell and internal dividers. They have two saline-filled chambers. The unique design of the silicone shell makes it more natural to the touch. Unlike a typical saline implant, a rupture will only affect one chamber, so your breast will not suddenly lose volume.
These firm, resilient implants hold their shape, unlike other implants that contain liquid or gel. Solid gummy bear implants have become increasingly popular since they can produce significant enhancements in shape and projection. However, they may feel too firm for some people.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
If you want to enhance the volume or shape of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. Ideal candidates are in good health, have no history of bleeding or clotting problems, and do not smoke or are prepared to quit. Even if you want to avoid implants, you can still get excellent results from a fat transfer augmentation thanks to Dr. Mashhadian’s skill with this procedure.