What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation should look and feel natural, creating a proportional, balanced breast shape. The enhancement should be imperceivable while simultaneously creating a distinctive, aesthetically pleasing figure. An elegant shape can alleviate self-consciousness without drawing more unwanted attention with a fake or false look. We pride ourselves on achieving such a natural looking result.

The elegance of our results is equaled by the refinement of our surgical procedures. From the discreet site of the incision, to the sizing and optimal placement of the implant, and the use of safe anesthesia, your surgical experience and recovery from your breast augmentation surgery will be smooth and efficient.

Breast Augmentation – Incision Techniques

A breast augmentation procedure usually lasts one to two hours and is typically performed with general anesthesia. To minimize scar visibility, incisions are made in inconspicuous places. They may be located:

  • In the crease on the underside of the breast (commonly called inframammary),
  • Around the areola, the darker skin around the nipple (commonly called periareolar), or
  • In the armpit (transaxillary and not as commonly used)

The breast in then lifted and a pocket is then created, where the implant is inserted, either below or above the pectoralis muscle.

Breast Augmentation – Placement Options

Most breast implants are placed under the muscle because:

  • This provides additional tissue thickness to better conceal the edges of the implant in the upper breast,
  • Lowers the rick of capsular contracture,
  • Resists tissue stretching somewhat better over the period of time,
  • Allows for better quality mammograms,
  • Results in a more natural bust line.

When considering Breast Augmentation or Breast Augmentation with a breast lift you have implant options to consider. You and your surgeon will discuss which type of implant is best suited for you. Your body figure and torso, your desired look, your preferences and even your age are all important factors that you and your surgeon will consider.

Breast implants are made in a variety of shapes, sizes, surfaces, and fill materials. Saline and silicone breast implants both have an outer silicone shell. We have experience with all types of breast implants and will review all your options with you during your consultation and pre-operative visits. We use most types of implants, so be assured that we will help you decide which implant is best for your specific needs.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Age: 29

This a 29 year patient from San Diego who was interested in breast augmentation. She had a consultation with Dr. Jaibaji at his Coronado office. During the consultation, her goals were evaluated and she elected to have silicone breast implants.

The implants were placed under the muscle. The incision was made around the areola.  425 cc.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Age: 42

Pre-op Cup Size: 32-A
Post-op Cup Size: 32-D

Implants used: Mentor silicone ultra high profile implants; 375 cc.

This a 42 year old patient who was interested in breast enhancement. She had breast asymmetry which was addressed during the consultation. She elected to have breast augmentation with silicone implants. The surgery was performed under general anesthesia, provided by a board certified anesthesiologist.

The implants were placed under the pectoral muscle. The incision that was used was placed in the lower aspect of the areola. The after photos shown are two months after the surgery. Her cup size went from 32-A to 32-D.

Saline Vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They’re inserted empty, and then filled once they’re in place. Since they are inserted empty, they require a smaller incision size. Saline breast implants are available to women 18 and older for breast augmentation and to women of any age for breast reconstruction. They are less expensive compared to silicone implants.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel. Silicone gel implants are FDA approved and are stable durable and cohesive. Cohesive means that it will not flow out of the implants shell, even if they rupture. Since they are inserted pre-filled, they require a slightly larger incision. This implant, many women believe, feels and looks very natural in your body. These implants are available for women over the age of 22.

We recommend that you schedule a consultation to determine which option best suits you.

SIZING FOR YOUR SAN DIEGO BREAST IMPLANTS
Determining a cup size is not a consistent measurement and may vary from one bra manufacturer to another. No surgeon is able to guarantee a specific cup size following San Diego Breast Augmentation.

Determining which implant size is best for you will depend on several factors;

  1. Your desired look.
  2. Shape and size of the breasts,
  3. Your breast measurements.
  4. Type of implant you choose.

During your consultation take with you picture of breast cases to give an idea to your surgeon what you expect. Using implant sizers and sometimes imaging will help you in determining the size of the implant. A big factor in determining the size of the implant is your anatomic measurements and the skin envelope. It is really helpful to you if you try to avoid using cup sizes as the goal for implant size. Bras come in different shapes and padding and the cup size will not be helpful in selecting the implant size.Very large and heavy implants (for your specific anatomy) will look worse and potentially “bottom out” as you age. Unpredictable stretching and thinning of your skin tissue over the years is a large risk with larger and heavier implants and may potentially lead to further surgeries and more scars in order to lift the breasts and deal with overly stretched and thinned tissue.

Your surgeon will take measurements of your anatomy to determine the range in size of implants best suited for your body frame.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Age: 22
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 156 lb.

This is 22 year old female patient from San Diego. She was interested in breast enhancement. She saw Dr. Jaibaji, board certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, for a consultation. During the consultation her hopes and desires were addressed. She elected to have silicon implants. The surgery was performed under general anesthesia. A smooth high profile gel implants 495 cc were placed under the pectorals muscle. The implant were placed through the areola.

Patient Case Study

Implants: Silicone ultra high profile, gummy bear, left 400 cc and right 430 cc.

This is a patient from san Diego who was interested in breast enhancement. She had breast asymmetry. She was interested in silicone breast implants. After consultation with Dr. Jaibaji, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, it was decided to place ultra high profile, gummy bear, implants under the muscle.

The left breast implant was 400 cc implant and the right breast implant was 430 cc. The implants were placed through an areolar incision. She also had tummy tuck done and umbilical hernia repair (mommy makeover). She was pleased with the results.

Combined Procedures with Breast Augmentation San Diego

If you are looking to have more than just breast augmentation you can ask Dr. Jaibaji, MD about combined procedures. Breast augmentation is frequently combined with other procedures. These procedures include liposuction and fat transfer, nose job, also known as  rhinoplasty, tummy tuck or any other facial procedure.

The key to combined procedures is patient evaluation and determining what other procedure needed. Avoiding prolonged surgery time  and patient safety is a primary concern. Dr. Jaibaji, MD, Board Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, will explain to you the benefits of combined procedures.

Patient Case Study

22 year old Female
Height: 5″
Weight: 105 lbs.

Implants: smooth, round, ultra high profile. Left 350 cc and right 320 cc.

This is a 22 year old patient from San Diego. She was interested in breast enhancement. She had breast asymmetry. She had a consultation with Dr. Jaibaji, Board certified plastic surgeon, at his San Diego office. During the consultation her hopes and desired shape were addressed. She underwent breast augmentation with smooth, round, ultra high profile implants. The left breast implant was 350 cc and the right breast implant was 320 cc.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Age: 22
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 120 lbs

Pre-Op Cup Size: 34A
Post-Op Cup Size: Full C
Months Post-Op: 3

Procedure Type: Breast Augmentation San Diego.
Implant Placement: Sub muscular
Incision Site: Peri areolar

Implant Type: Silicone Gel Implant, Implant Profile: High Profile
Implant Shape: Rounded, Implant Surface: Smooth
Left Implant Size: 350cc
Right Implant Size: 350cc

This patient, from San Diego, had 350 cc implants placed under the muscle. The Surgery was performed by Dr. Jaibaji, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

Many patients feel tired and sore following San Diego Breast Augmentation surgery. This will usually pass in a day or two. Many of our patients are able to return to work within the week following breast augmentation.Any post-operative pain, swelling and sensitivity will fade over the first few weeks. All of your sutures are dissolvable and your surgeon will see you one week following your surgery.

Your scars following breast augmentation will begin to fade in a few months and will continue to fade for months or/and years.

We will provide you with special instructions on when to resume exercises and your normal activities. Light activity is encouraged for the first two weeks following your procedure. No heavy lifting or strenuous activity should be done during the first two weeks. Full recovery may take six to eight weeks, at which time activities such as skiing, wakeboarding and contact sports can be undertaken safely. Listen to your surgeon’s recommendations.

If you’ve considered Breast Augmentation before, then it is time to contact us for a complimentary consultation so you can ask specific questions and get information that pertains directly to you and your unique circumstances. We welcome San Diego breast augmentation inquiries from all women in the San Diego area and all of the country.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Age: 26
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 135 lbs

Pre-Op Cup Size: 34C
Post-Op Cup Size: DD

Implant Placement: Sub muscular
Incision Site: peri areolar

Implant Type: Mentor Silicone Gel Implant
Implant Profile: High Profile, Implant Shape: Rounded
Left Implant Size: 450cc, Right Implant Size: 425cc

This patient, from San Diego, had breast asymmetry. She underwent augmentation with silicone implants placed under the muscle. The left implant was 450 cc the right implant was 425 cc. The surgery was done by Dr. Jaibaji, MD Plastic Surgeon serving San Diego, Coronado, La Mesa and La Jolla.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female

Procedure Type: Breast Augmentation

Implant Placement: Sub muscular
Incision Site: Infra-mammary

Implant Type: Silicone Gel Implant
Implant Profile: High Profile
Implant Shape: Rounded, Implant Surface: Smooth

Left Implant Size: 600 cc, Right Implant Size: 600 cc

This patient underwent breast augmentation with silicone implants at 600 cc. The implants were placed under the muscle.

Breast Augmentation… Did You Know?

Breast augmentation surgery can increase the size of the breasts and/or correct asymmetry between them. Breast augmentation can also correct breast sagging, to a certain extent, that develops through the natural aging process.

During the breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Jaibaji creates an incision either beneath the breast, around the areola, or under the arm, depending on what is best for the cosmetic goals of the patient. Dr. Jaibaji makes the discreet placement of incisions one of his top priorities so that patients are left with minimal visible scarring.

Next, an implant filled with either sterile saline or viscous silicone gel is inserted either directly under the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and is completed in about one hour.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Age: 30
Height: 5′ 2″
Weight: 125 lbs

Pre-Op Cup Size: 36-C
Post-Op Cup Size: 36-DD
Months Post-Op: 6

Procedure Type: Breast Augmentation
Implant Placement: Sub muscular
Incision Site: Peri areolar

Implant Type: Saline Implant, Implant Profile: High Profile
Implant Shape: Rounded, Implant Surface: Smooth
Left Implant Size: 500cc, Right Implant Size: 500cc

This patient had breast augmentation with saline implants. The implants were filled to 500 cc and were placed under the muscle. The surgery was done by Dr. Jaibaji.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female

Procedure Type: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift

Implant Placement: Sub muscular
Implant Type: Silicone Gel Implant
Left Implant Size: 400cc
Right Implant Size: 400cc

This patient had breast asymmetry. She underwent breast lift on the left side and bilateral breast augmentation with silicone implants 400cc. The implants were placed under the muscle.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female

Procedure Type: Breast Augmentation

Implant Placement: Sub muscular
Incision Site: Peri areolar
Implant Type: Silicone Gel Implant
Implant Style: High Profile, Rounded, Smooth

Left Implant Size: 350cc
Right Implant Size: 350cc

This patient has mild breast asymmetry. She had breast augmentation with silicone implants 350 cc. The implants were placed under the muscle.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female

Procedure Type: Breast Augmentation

Implant Placement: Sub muscular
Incision Site: Peri areolar
Implant Type: Silicone Gel Implant
Implant Style: High Profile, Rounded, Smooth

Left Implant Size: 350cc
Right Implant Size: 350cc

This patient has mild breast asymmetry. She had breast augmentation with silicone implants 350 cc. The implants were placed under the muscle.

Patient Case Study