Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to restore breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy to improve natural breast fullness, projection and symmetry. It involves the use of breast implants to increase breast size and shape. During your consultation with Dr. Gupta, together you will decide on the best incision options for your desired outcome. Incisions are made in the most inconspicuous locations to minimize visible scarring.
This surgery can be done in an outpatient surgery center under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Incision locations and size will be discussed prior to surgery, and depend in part on your preferences. Incisions may be located around the edge of the nipple (areola), in the fold under the breast, or in the armpit depending on the type of breast implant and whether it is placed above or below the chest muscles.
Saline implants can be placed through smaller incisions, and filled with a sterile salt water solution, after placement. Silicone implants come pre-filled and require a larger incision.
Dr. Gupta will have discussed these options with you, and advised you that most women choose silicone implants because they look and feel more like natural breast tissue than saline implants.
Inserting and placing breast implants
After the incision is made, Dr. Gupta will make a pocket for the implant either in front of or behind the pectoral/ chest muscle. Then he will insert the implant, position it and close any incisions with sutures.
Exactly how the implant is inserted and positioned depends on the amount of breast enlargement you seek, the type of implant, your body type, and Dr. Gupta’s recommendations.
Closing the incisions
Layered sutures are used to close the incisions in the breast tissue and skin sutures, surgical tape and adhesive may be used. Layered sutures are used to provide strong anchoring of the implants to their new position, and help avoid tension on the incision for optimal results. The sutures are long-lasting and resorbable.
Dr. Gupta came highly recommended and after my consultation I understood why. When I walked into Verve Plastic Surgery, I immediately felt welcomed; everyone greeted me with a warm smile. Tina did a wonderful job explaining the process of the consultation. Her energy was contagious, and she really showed that she cared about me as an individual. After meeting with Dr. Gupta, Verve Plastic Surgery seemed like the only choice. Dr. Gupta was not in a hurry and took the time to explain all my options. He answered any questions that I had and made sure that he completely understood the look that I wanted. Leaving my appointment I felt completely confident that together we will achieve exactly what it is that I want.
Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation
Contact Verve Plastic Surgery in Solana Beach, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anshu Gupta, to discuss your desires, concerns, and goals for surgical breast enhancement. You will find Dr. Gupta to be a talented, compassionate plastic surgeon who creates natural- looking enhancement, and a more appealing, balanced figure.