Breast Augmentation Specialist

MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers -  - Aesthetic Specialists

MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers

Aesthetic Specialists & Cosmetic Surgery located in Irvine, CA

Breast augmentation is best known for increasing breast size, but it’s also used to enhance breast shape, and correct breast asymmetry. Whatever your reason for wanting breast augmentation, you can rely on the surgeons at MedWeight and Lasers in Irvine, California. Their extensive experience in breast augmentation, breast lifts, and breast reductions helps you achieve the appearance you desire. Call the office or go online to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Breast Augmentation

How is breast augmentation performed?

Breast augmentation is the surgical procedure you need if you want to enlarge or change the shape of your breasts. When performing augmentation surgery, your surgeon at MedWeight and Lasers makes the incision where scarring won’t be visible, such as in the fold under the breast or around the nipple.

After the incision is made, an implant is inserted in one of two possible places. It may go directly behind your breast and in front of the chest muscle, or it can be placed behind the chest muscle.

What types of breast implants are available?

You can choose from several types of breast implants. Each one has different pros and cons, so your physician at MedWeight and Lasers helps you choose the one that’s best for you:

Saline implant

Made from a silicone outer shell that’s inserted when it’s empty than filled with saline or salt water after it’s placed in the breast. If the outer shell breaks, it immediately deflates. The water is harmlessly absorbed, while the remaining silicone shell must be removed.

Silicone implant

Made from a silicone shell that’s pre-filled with silicone gel. It creates a round, full shape that closely mimics the feel of natural breast tissue.

If the outer shell ruptures, you may never notice because the silicone stays trapped within the fibrous breast tissue. Leaking silicone gel may not cause health problems, but your physician at MedWeight and Lasers may recommend regular checkups to be sure the implant is intact.

Form-stable or “gummy bear” implants

Similar to a silicone implant, but the gel filling is thicker so the implant can be shaped to create a sloping breast profile. Its shape holds even if the outer shell breaks.

About 5% of women who get implants develop capsular contracture, which occurs when scar tissue forms and pushes against the implant. When this happens, you may need to have an implant replacement.

How is a breast reduction performed?

When breasts are too large, they can hurt and cause back pain. Women who want to reduce the size of their breasts can get breast reduction surgery at MedWeight and Lasers. During the surgery, your doctor removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve the size you want.

After your doctor removes any unwanted tissue, your nipples may also be repositioned. Breast reduction often requires an incision that’s more visible than those used for augmentation.

How is a breast lift performed?

If you want to lift your breasts without changing their size, your surgeon at MedWeight and Lasers removes excess skin and tightens the remaining tissues in a way that lifts breasts and shapes their contour.