Breast augmentation enhances the size and shape of the breasts through the placement of breast implants. If you are unhappy with small or asymmetrical breasts, breast augmentation was designed with you in mind. Thanks to the incredible evolution of the procedure, breast augmentation candidates now have more options than ever, including the latest “gummy bear” implants that provide a natural look and feel.
Equally, if not more, important than the implants themselves is the skill and technique of the breast augmentation surgeon performing the procedure. Dr. Anshu Gupta is a leading Solana Beach breast augmentation surgeon, known for producing exquisite-looking results, often using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for minimal scarring.
Dr. Gupta blends science and artistry for truly beautiful outcomes. During the implant selection process, he will take down detailed breast and chest measurements and assess your natural body curves with his discerning eye. Then, he will recommend the implants best suited to your body type and desired outcomes. Dr. Gupta takes many of his cues from famous sculptors, ensuring a beautifully proportioned result.
After researching online, I went to three consultations for breast augmentation. I chose Dr. Gupta because I felt most comfortable with his office and evaluation. The staff was friendly, the office itself was very nice and they made me feel completely comfortable and confident with the process. Dr. Gupta was thorough and his evaluation matched another doctor’s (it’s always nice to get a 2nd opinion so you know the procedure/size is correct for you).
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation candidates are personally evaluated by Dr. Gupta to ensure the procedure is a good fit for their needs. You are a good candidate for breast augmentation if you:
- Are in good physical and psychological health
- Have naturally small or asymmetrical breasts
- Have lost natural breast volume after pregnancy/breastfeeding
- Understand all possible outcomes of the procedure, including the risk of complications
- Do not smoke
- Do not have any uncontrolled medical issues
During your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Gupta, he will take down a detailed medical history and inquire about any previous surgeries. He will examine your breasts and chest, ask you to describe your ideal results and, based on this information, will help you select the perfectly sized and shaped implants. Dr. Gupta will also discuss other aspects of the procedure, such as the incision pattern and implant location with you. The goal is for you to feel completely informed and comfortable about the surgical plan.
Your Implant Options
You have several breast implant options. Saline implants are composed of a saltwater solution, and are filled after the shell has been inserted into the breast. They can be placed through a smaller incision. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel material and require a larger incision. Most women feel that silicone implants look and feel more similar to natural breast tissue than saline implants.
The newest type of silicone implants are known as “gummy bear implants” because they are made from a very cohesive type of gel. The consistency of the gel is form stable, which essentially means that the implant will maintain its shape no matter what, even if perforated or otherwise impacted.
Implants can be filled to various capacities. They come in round and teardrop shapes; round implants are fuller on top and produce more of a “push-up bra” result, whereas teardrop implants resemble the sloped curve of a natural breast.
More about Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation is generally performed on an outpatient basis at a hospital or accredited surgery center. Anesthesia medications will be administered to keep you comfortable.
Dr. Gupta will begin by making the surgical incisions in the pre-determined location. He generally places implants through one of the following incision patterns:
- Around the areola-nipple complex
- Underneath the breast crease
- In the armpit
After making the surgical incisions, Dr. Gupta will create a pocket for the implant either in front of or behind the chest muscle. He will insert and position the implants and close the incisions with sutures.
What Breast Augmentation Recovery Entails
It’s normal to have mild discomfort or pain for several days following surgery. Dr. Gupta will prescribe oral pain medication to take as needed. The breasts may feel sore, tender and look bruised, but these side effects are only temporary.
You will need to rest as much as possible after surgery, and refrain from any strenuous activity, including bending and heavy lifting. Dr. Gupta will meet with you frequently during your recovery to check your healing progress, and will advise you as to when you can return to work, school, exercise and other normal activities.
You will see initial results almost immediately, and your breast shape and size will improve over time as the swelling subsides and your implants settle.
Learn More about Breast Augmentation
If you would like more information about attaining bigger, fuller breasts with implants, please contact Solana Beach breast augmentation surgeon Anshu Gupta. Call our office today at (760) 436-7600 to schedule a consultation and discuss the surgery in more detail.