Breast Augmentation in Downey

Women have a variety of reasons for wanting breast augmentation. You may wish for larger breasts, or you may want to restore breast volume after changes due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Significant weight loss and aging can cause breasts to sag, and sometimes, only one breast needs augmentation to make both of your breasts the same size.

Breast augmentation in Downey offers many options to get the look you want. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman understands the impact the size and shape of your breasts can have on your self-image. Using his experience and expertise, he could work with you to create a plan for your breast surgery, whether you are looking for a more subtle or more noticeable change.

Breast Implant Options

There are a number of ways to increase breast size using different types of implants.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline implants are a familiar option because they have been available for many years. The implant’s outer shell is silicone, which is then filled with sterile saline (salt water). They create a rounder breast shape, which some women prefer. With a saline implant, you do not need about leaking or rupture. Should this happen, the saline is readily absorbed by your body.

Silicone Breast Implants

Improvements to silicone implants have made leakage and rupture less likely than when they were first introduced. Silicone implants can feel more lifelike and may look more natural. They also tend to have less visible rippling through the skin compared to saline implants.

Gummy Bear Implants

In this newest version of silicone breast implants, the silicone gel inside has been formulated to hold shape better. The gel is also much less likely to leak if a hole develops. The outer surface of these implants is smooth.

Placing the Implants

Dr. Waltzman has training and extensive experience in a variety of ways to place implants during breast augmentation in Downey. Older methods of implant placement involved placing the implant above or under your pectoral muscles. A newer method is subfascial augmentation, where the implant is placed on top of the muscle but under the muscle’s facial covering. This leads to less discomfort during the healing phase and helps keep the implant in place when flexing your chest muscles. Placing the implants this way makes them look more natural and may reduce the risk of capsular contracture compared to subglandular placement.

Breast Augmentation Using Fat Transfer

You can choose to use your own fat instead of an implant to help enhance or refill your breast volume. This method gives you the added advantage of being able to choose where on your body the fat is harvested from, so you can improve two areas of your body simultaneously. Fat grafting may give you the longest-lasting option as long as your body takes well to the new fat cells in your breasts.

Using your own fat virtually eliminates the chance of your body reacting to the “implant” since you are unlikely to be allergic to your own fat cells.

Adding a Breast Lift

You may want to combine breast augmentation surgery in Downey with a breast lift. These two procedures performed together give a more complete breast enhancement than what one or the other provides. Reshaping and repositioning your breasts can address sagging breasts and excess skin better than a breast augmentation alone.

Get the Breasts You Want Through Breast Enhancement in Downey

No matter your reasons for wanting a breast augmentation in Downey, Dr. Waltzman will work with you to formulate a plan for your breast surgery. He will discuss options and answer your questions so you feel completely comfortable with your choice of treatment.

The Waltzman Institute combines an in-house surgical center with a personalized, one-on-one approach to every patient’s need. Make an appointment for your consultation today.