The choices involved in a breast augmentation can go a long way toward giving you the result you most desire, which increases patient satisfaction and success. Dr. David Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art is one of Beverly Hills’ most talented surgeons, and with his proprietary surgical techniques, you could not be in better hands for your breast enhancement.
What are the Types of Breast Augmentation?
The choices in a breast augmentation procedure reach far beyond what type of implant (silicone, saline, or gummy bear) you select. That’s where the talent, precision, and attention to detail of a surgeon of Dr. Mashhadian’s caliber comes in. Each patient is unique, so optimizing your outcome through the type of procedure that’s right for you is critical.
Placement of the implants, subglandular or submuscular, can make a big difference. With subglandular, the implant is situated between the breast tissue on top of the pectoralis muscle. This option better suits patients with more skin elasticity. Submuscular placement puts the implant beneath the pectoralis muscle. This is a beneficial technique for women with limited amount of natural breast tissue and tighter skin.
Incision type is what determines the surgical technique. Dr. Mashhadian includes his own proprietary techniques to minimize trauma to surrounding tissues (such as use of the Keller Funnel) for an easier recovery as part of his Recovery EXL™ system. Let’s take a look at incision types.
Breast Augmentation Incision Techniques
For the periareolar technique, the incision circles the areola and provides Dr. Mashhadian with direct access to accurate and natural implant placement. This technique also allows for size and shape enhancement of the areola itself.
The inframammary incision runs horizontally in the breast fold,. It’s the most common technique because of the precise control it provides for implant positioning. It also interferes less with future breastfeeding success, though it does result in a larger scar. Proper scar care can minimize the scar’s appearance, so this is still a popular choice among patients.
Transaxillary incisions are made in the armpit, significantly disguising the resulting scar. The implant is placed endoscopically, which gives Dr. Mashhadian added control over unwanted bleeding, minimizes tissue trauma, and improves post-op discomfort.
Transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) has gained popularity because the incision is made in the navel, and the implant is threaded into position through a carefully created tunnel through the abdomen above the rectus fascia. TUBA procedures can significantly reduce the risk to the patient of nerve damage and infection while preserving breastfeeding function, resulting in no visible scarring.
Trans-abdominoplasty breast augmentation is performed during a tummy tuck and is often part of a Mommy Makeover procedure. This avoids additional incisions and leaves the patient’s breasts scar-free.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Women concerned with the size, shape, symmetry, and profile of their breasts who want to feel confident and beautiful are ideal candidates. The best results happen for those who are in good health, don’t smoke, and have realistic expectations. Dr. Mashhadian will help you decide which choices will help you achieve success with your procedure, and he’ll be with you every step of the way, from your comprehensive consultation through your recovery.
What is Breast Augmentation Like?
The procedure’s techniques are determined by the specific type of breast augmentation you’ve chosen, and all procedures are performed in the top-of-the-line procedure room at Rodeo Surgical Art on an outpatient basis. Breast augmentations typically last 1-3 hours, and you’ll be able to return to the comfort of your home to recover. It takes months for your breasts to fully realize their intended shape, but you’ll immediately experience the increased size, and as swelling subsides, your new, beautiful shape will emerge.
*Individual Results May Vary
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To schedule your in-person Breast Augmentation consultation, call Rodeo Surgical Art at (310) 652-4500. We look forward to hearing from you!