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Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. This procedure is popular among women who want to elevate their breast contours and improve their self-image. Dr. Lalezar offers personalized breast augmentation to address your goals and ensure natural-looking volume enhancement.

Elevate Your Breast Contours

Many women are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts and feel they do not match the rest of their body. Breast augmentation can help women achieve the breast size and shape they desire. The procedure generally involves inserting saline or silicone implants underneath the breasts to enhance the external volume, making the breasts look fuller. This procedure can restore the volume of breasts after weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

The Goals of Breast Augmentation:

  • Increasing the size of the breasts
  • Improving the shape of the breasts
  • Enhancing the symmetry of the breasts
  • Restoring the volume of the breasts after weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift

Breast augmentation and breast lift are two popular cosmetic procedures that can enhance the appearance of the breasts. Even though both focus on the breasts, they are different:

  • Breast augmentation increases the size of the breasts by placing implants. It is ideal for women who want to enhance the size and shape of their breasts or restore volume after weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
  • Breast lift is a procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts to improve their appearance. It is often used to correct sagging or drooping breasts or to restore the youthful shape of the breasts. A breast lift does not increase the size of the breasts.

Selecting The Appropriate Implant Size

You must choose the appropriate implant size to achieve the desired look. Dr. Lalezar will listen to your concerns and recommend the appropriate implant size to help you achieve the desired cup size. You can also try different implant sizes in a bra to determine the look and feel. Dr. Lalezar will consider your chest size, body type, and goals when selecting the implant size.

Dr. Lalezar’s Surgical Technique

Dr. Lalezar is a skilled plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation. His surgical technique involves making an incision in the breast, creating a pocket for the implant, and placing the implant in the pocket. The incision can be made in several locations: under the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. The incision style and the implant placement will depend on your individual circumstances and goals.

Implant Placement:

  • Subglandular Placement: Subglandular placement involves placing the implant in the space between the breast tissue and the chest muscles. Since the chest muscle isn’t adjusted, the recovery time is minimal. However, it can lead to visible rippling or wrinkling, and it might not be suitable for women with minimal breast tissue.
  • Submuscular Placement: Submuscular placement involves placing the implant under the chest muscles. This option can provide more coverage and support for the implant, which may result in a more natural look and feel. However, it may require a longer recovery and be more painful than subglandular placement.

Incision Styles:

  • Inframammary Incision: This incision is made in the crease beneath the breast. It is the most common incision style and allows the most control over implant placement.
  • Periareolar Incision: This incision is made around the edge of the areola, the dark skin surrounding the nipple. It’s less noticeable than an inframammary incision.

Types of Breast Implants

There are two types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, and silicone implants are filled with a cohesive gel known for a natural look and feel. Dr. Lalezar will discuss your goals, highlight the unique benefits and drawbacks of each type of implant, and help you make an informed decision for the material for your breast implants.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They are typically filled after insertion into the breast, which allows for smaller incisions. However, saline implants may not look or feel as natural as silicone implants. If there’s a leak, the sterile salt water leaks into the surrounding tissues and gets reabsorbed by the body. This leads to visible deflation and wrinkling on the skin’s surface.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive gel and are known for their natural look and feel. They require a slightly larger incision because the surgeon must place the appropriate size of an implant through the incision. However, silicone implants are less likely to ripple or wrinkle and are often preferred by women seeking a natural sensation. Women with silicone implants must undergo regular MRIs to identify potential leaks.

Your Recovery Journey

After breast augmentation, you will be taken to a recovery area to be monitored by medical staff. You will likely experience some discomfort and swelling and will be given pain medication. You will also need to wear a special bra to support your breasts and help them heal properly. Some side effects of breast augmentation include bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You may also experience temporary numbness or changes in sensation in your nipples or breasts.

Your recovery journey will vary based on the specifics of your procedure and your individual healing process. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within a week or two after the surgery. However, you must follow Dr. Lalezar’s instructions for post-surgery care and avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting until you fully heal, which may take around 6 weeks. Please follow all aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.


What is the difference between breast augmentation and implants?

Breast augmentation refers to the surgical procedure of enhancing the size and shape of the breasts, which can be achieved using implants or fat transfer. Breast implants, on the other hand, specifically involve the insertion of implants to increase breast size.

What is the lifespan of breast augmentation?

The lifespan of breast augmentation depends on several factors, such as the type of implant, the surgical technique used, and individual circumstances. While breast implants are not considered lifetime devices, they can last 10 to 20 years before a replacement or revision surgery may be necessary.

What is the average cost of breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation costs depend on the type of implants used, the type of anesthesia used, the surgical techniques, and additional associated expenses. Please consult Dr. Lalezar for an accurate estimate based on your needs.

Is a lift cheaper than implants?

The cost of a breast lift procedure, also known as mastopexy, can vary depending on the extent of the lift required and other factors. Comparing the cost of a lift to implants is subjective and varies on an individual basis, as each procedure serves different purposes. Please consult Dr. Lalezar for an accurate estimate based on your needs.

How painful is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is generally associated with some discomfort and pain during recovery, which can last several days to a few weeks. However, the level of pain experienced varies among individuals and can be managed with prescribed pain medication and following the post-operative care instructions provided by the surgeon.

What are gummy bear breast implants?

Gummy bear breast implants, also known as cohesive gel implants, are a type of silicone implant that retains its shape even when cut. The gel inside these implants is thicker and more cohesive compared to traditional silicone implants, providing a firmer and more natural result.

Which type of breast implant feels the most natural?

The perception of naturalness varies from person to person, but silicone implants generally have a texture and consistency that closely resemble natural breast tissue. The specific type of silicone implant, such as cohesive gel implants or smooth implants, may also affect the perceived natural feel. Please discuss these options with Dr. Lalezar to determine the right choice for your specific needs.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation. During your consultation, Dr. Lalezar will listen to your goals and concerns, examine your breasts, and help you determine the best course of treatment. He will also provide detailed information about the procedure, including the risks, benefits, and expected results. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Lalezar, please contact us today.

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