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Breast Enhancement FAQ

Hundreds of thousands of women have breast enhancement procedures each year. While breast augmentation remains one of the most popular of all plastic surgery procedures in the U.S., women have many other options to achieve a breast appearance that’s aligned with how they see themselves. Dr. Pourtaheri encourages his patients to learn all they can before having a breast enhancement procedure. We are ready to answer your questions any time. You may want to review this list of commonly asked questions before you request a consultation with Dr. Pourtaheri in person.

How Do I Choose the Best Breast Implants?
If you’re considering breast augmentation, the most popular option uses breast implants. You probably know that both saline and silicone breast implant models are available. But there are actually many more particulars to consider. At B.A.E. Plastic Surgery, your breast implant options include:

  • Silicone breast implants: This implant type has an outer silicone shell with a softer silicone gel within.
  • Gummy bear breast implants: These implants contain a more highly cross-linked form of silicone gel, giving them the consistency of the familiar candy.
  • Saline breast implants: A good choice for women who are concerned about implant rupture, these implants contain sterile saline that is harmlessly absorbed by the body if the implant is damaged.
  • Structured saline breast implants: This hybrid implant type has layers of silicone shells with saline in between, to create the look and feel of natural breast tissue without the use of silicone gel.

In addition to the implant model selected, you will want to talk with Dr. Pourtaheri about the breast implant shape and texture that is right for you. Dr. Pourtaheri has a wealth of experience helping women select the best implant for their appearance goals.

How Will I Know What I Will Look Like After Surgery?
Though it isn’t possible to give an exact picture of what you will look like after surgery, Dr. Pourtaheri spends a great deal of time during your consultation discussing your goals and engaging in pre-surgical planning so he can achieve what you envision. He can talk with you about the pluses and minuses of focusing on cup size, and walk you through how to use rice sizers to get a better sense of the implant size that best fits with the look you want.

What Is Involved with a Mommy Makeover?
Many women considering breast enhancement have other areas of their face and body they may want to address at the same time. This is commonly known as a “mommy makeover” but it is not exclusively reserved for mothers, and every one of these combination surgeries is uniquely tailored to a woman’s individual needs and goals. Dr. Pourtaheri will spend the time during your consultation to understand what you want to look and feel like after surgery. Combining breast enhancement with a tummy tuck, liposuction, or even a facial rejuvenation procedure can be a great option for many women.

Will I Need a Breast Lift with My Breast Augmentation?
While there is no hard and fast rule about when a breast augmentation should be combined with a breast lift (also known as mastopexy augmentation), a breast lift is usually a good option when a woman’s nipples sit below the breast crease. In these cases, adding volume to the breast will likely cause the breasts to look like they are positioned too low on the chest wall. Thankfully, a breast lift can easily be combined with implants in a single surgery. However, if you are planning to have natural breast augmentation with fat grafting, that can be performed after a breast lift.

What Type of Anesthesia Is Used?
Breast enhancement procedures require general anesthesia, meaning you will be safely and comfortably sedated throughout the procedure. Immediately after surgery, you will spend some time in recovery so we can monitor your vitals and give you time for the effects of anesthesia to wear off. Dr. Pourtaheri focuses on rapid recovery techniques that minimize discomfort and help you see your results sooner.

Does Non-Surgical Breast Enhancement Really Work?
It all depends on what type of enhancement you are talking about. Breast enlarging pills and creams simply do not work and none of these “quick fix” options are worthwhile. However, for a subtle increase in breast volume, a fat grafting technique can provide pleasing results without surgery. This technique involves extracting fat from another area of the body (such as the hips or thighs), specially preparing it, and then reinjecting it into the breasts without any incisions or scars. For breasts with significant drooping, or breasts that are overly large, surgery remains the only available option for enhancement.

Flying in For Surgery

If you’re flying in from out of town to see Dr. Pourtaheri, Team B.A.E. will arrange the process to make it as easy as possible for you.

Summary
Breast Enhancement
Service Type
Breast Enhancement
Provider Name
Dr. Navid Pourtaheri,
Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Description
San Francisco plastic surgeons at Bay Area Esthetics offer a complete range of breast enhancement procedures to suit the look and lifestyle you want.

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Summary
Breast Enhancement
Service Type
Breast Enhancement
Provider Name
Dr. Navid Pourtaheri,
Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Description
San Francisco plastic surgeons at Bay Area Esthetics offer a complete range of breast enhancement procedures to suit the look and lifestyle you want.
Summary
Breast Enhancement
Service Type
Breast Enhancement
Provider Name
Dr. Navid Pourtaheri,
Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Description
San Francisco plastic surgeons at Bay Area Esthetics offer a complete range of breast enhancement procedures to suit the look and lifestyle you want.