Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States and around the world. Dr. Ariel Ourian is an Ivy league trained plastic surgeon who has received training from some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States. During his time at Houston Methodist, a city with a rich history in plastic surgery, Dr. Ourian trained in the fellowship program originally founded by distinguished plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Biggs and Dr. Thomas Cronin, both collaborators in the invention of the first silicone gel breast implant in 1962. Dr. Ourian has receive numerous accolades, and is known for performing the best breast augmentation Los Angeles has to offer. Regardless of your reason for seeking breast augmentation, be assured that at Ourian Plastic Surgery you are receiving a high-quality procedure in a state-of-the-art facility in Beverly Hills.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Ourian’s signature Beverly Hills breast augmentation uses silicone or saline implants to create a larger and enhanced breast. The procedure is often referred to as a breast enlargement or enhancement, “boob job”, “breast aug”, or augmentation mammaplasty. The procedure is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ourian and has the goal of increasing the breast size and fullness while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing proportion with the rest of the body.

Breast Augmentation

At A Glance

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Surgery Length: 1 Hour

Recovery Time: 3-5 Days

Anesthesia: General

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

To be a good candidate for a breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, you should be over the age of 18 and in good health overall. It’s preferred that you are a nonsmoker and at a healthy and stable weight before choosing to undergo the surgery. There are many reasons why patients choose to have an augmentation, but regardless of your reasoning make sure that this is a choice you are making for yourself, not someone else.

Aesthetics

The first is simply aesthetic preference. You may feel that your breasts are too small, wish they were rounder or fuller, or have fuller hips that are out of proportion with your smaller breasts. Breast augmentation results can greatly improve your self-confidence by allowing you to achieve the body you want.

Asymmetry

Our Los Angeles breast augmentation surgery is also an option if you have uneven breasts. Many women have breasts that are uneven in size, due to genetics or other factors. This asymmetry can be a source of self-consciousness and make it more difficult for you to find clothes that fit correctly. By using two different sized implants, an augmentation can result in more symmetrical breasts.

After Breastfeeding

Many patients also turn to breast augmentation after pregnancy and breastfeeding. It’s common for the breasts to look “deflated,” especially after breastfeeding. A breast augmentation, whether part of a mommy makeover or chosen as a standalone procedure, can restore youthful volume.

After Weight Loss

Some patients choose breast augmentation after a dramatic weight loss. If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, you’ve probably seen a decrease in your breast size and lost definition. An augmentation can give you the size and volume you want so you can show off the body you’ve worked hard for.

How is Breast Augmentation Performed?

Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center.  You will be able to go home on the same day. Dr. Ourian uses a variety of techniques, depending on your specific anatomy. He is known for performing the most natural looking breast implants Beverly Hills patients can obtain.

Incisions:

Dr. Ourian will make an incision using one of several techniques, depending on your anatomy, the type of implants used, and other factors. Incisions may be placed either:

  • Around the nipple (periareolar)
  • Hidden along the breast fold (inframammary)
  • In the armpit (transaxillary)

Implant Position

The chosen implants are then placed through these incisions. Implant placement can be either in front of or behind the chest muscle (pectoralis major), depending on your aesthetic goals, lifestyle, and anatomy. You may make the choice for implant placement along with Dr. Ourian during your consultation.

After the implants have been placed and the tissue is suitably shaped, Dr. Ourian will close the incisions with dissolvable sutures that do not need to be removed at a later time.

What Types of Implants Are Available?

Our Beverly Hills breast implants are available in a variety of sizes: saline, silicone, and “gummy bear.” Each is comprised of a silicone shell, which is filled with one of these three materials. Each has its own unique texture, appearance, and features, allowing you to customize your breast augmentation procedure.

Saline Implants

When it comes to obtaining the best saline breast implants Beverly Hills is the place to go. Although the shell of a saline implant is made of silicone, it is filled with saline, or salt water. They are the only style of breast implant that is FDA-approved for patients under 22 years old. If this type of implant ruptures, the saline is safely absorbed by the body, meaning that only the implant shell will need to be removed and replaced. Although they may have less of a “natural” feel when compared to silicone implants, many patients prefer saline implants.

Silicone Implants

Silicone breast implants the most popular type of implants used around the world.  They are filled with a cohesive silicone gel, which typically feels more like natural breast tissue. Silicone breast implants were invented in the 1960s, and have undergone numerous FDA studies to assure their safety.  These implants are currently FDA-approved for patients age 22 and older.

Teardrop Gummy Bear implants

Gummy Bear breast implants are a newer type of implant that is made from a thicker and more cohesive silicone gel. These are firmer and retain their shape more than a traditional silicone implant, and have more of a teardrop shape.

Various Breast Implant Sizes

In addition to these materials, our breast implants in Beverly Hills are available in a range of shapes, textures, and projections. Options include round or teardrop-shaped implants. These choices allow you to ensure your results meet your aesthetic goals.

During your consultation, Dr. Ourian will help you decide on a breast implant type that will best suit your goals. Dr. Ourian will show you various sample sizers when trying to decide on the appropriate size for your augmentation. While the choice is yours, certain implant types work better based on factors such as the patient’s anatomy and lifestyle.

Should I Get A Breast Lift At The Same Time As Breast Augmentation?

The need for breast augmentation with lift needs to be determined on an individual basis and requires an in-person examination to determine your unique breast anatomy. The position of your nipple and the overall shape of your breast are some of the factors taken into consideration. A combination breast augmentation with lift is typically performed on patients who have lost volume and see sagging due to weight loss, aging, or genetics. Breast augmentation with lift enhances the position of the breasts and nipples in addition to their size and shape. During your consultation with Dr. Ourian, he will take specific measurements and advise if you need a breast lift at the same time as your breast augmentation. 

Which Procedures Can Be Done At The Same Time As A Los Angeles Breast Augmentaion?

There are several options for combining procedures with breast augmentation surgery. This includes other breast surgeries as well as procedures for the face or body.

The procedure most commonly combined with breast augmentation is a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to give a woman her pre-pregnancy body. The procedures included in a mommy makeover can include many options, but most commonly refer to tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, labiaplasty, breast lift, and liposuction.  In order to enhance the hourglass figure while accentuating curves starting from the chest and into the hips and buttocks, a Brazilian Butt Lift can also be performed at the same time.

Patient Reviews

Dr. Ourian exceeded all of my expectations. I had a breast augmentation done by him about a month ago and I’m extremely happy with the results. He made me feel very comfortable and informed me throughout the entire process. For quite a while I was looking for a plastic surgeon whom I could trust and I’m glad I chose him. He did exactly as I asked and fortunately, I had very minimal pain after the surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Ourian!!!

Great, perfectionist surgeon with an endless amount of knowledge and experience. Highly recommend.

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Do I ever need to replace my implants? What is capsular contracture?

Although the new generation breast implants are durable and long lasting, they may need to be replaced at some point during your lifetime. Some patients may deal with breast implant issues including implant rupture or capsular contracture. In the case of implant rupture, the materials will need to be surgically removed and replaced if you choose. Capsular contracture is a condition in which the scar tissue forms around the implant. This scar tissue can sometimes become hard and squeeze the implant, which causes discomfort and an abnormal breast appearance. In the case of capsular contracture, the implant and capsule can be surgically removed. Even if Dr. Ourian did not perform your initial procedure, you may schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills office for a revision.

What Is Breast Augmentation Recovery Like?

During your surgery, Dr. Ourian will use electrocautery device, which avoids any bleeding, as well as minimizes any bruising after your procedure. This technique is often called a “rapid recovery breast augmentation” or “flash recovery breast augmentation.”

After your breast augmentation in Los Angeles, you can expect some swelling and soreness. Discomfort can be alleviated with pain medication, which will be prescribed to you by Dr. Ourian. Most patients require about three to five days to rest and recover before returning to their normal activities. During this first week, you will wear a supportive surgical bra. Ice packs can be applied to relieve swelling. Immediately after surgery, it’s recommended that you walk several times a day, but avoid exercising and lifting heavy objects.

Most patients have completed healing sometime between three- and six-months post-surgery, meaning the final results of their breast augmentation and proper position of the implants are visible.

How Much is A Breast Augmentation in Los Angeles?

Beverly hills breast augmentation cost will vary depending on the type of implant you choose, the surgeon’s fees, and other factors. Thus, the average cost of breast implants in Los Angeles is highly variable. Dr. Ourian’s patient concierge will help you better understand the cost of your procedure during a consultation.

FAQS:

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take for silicone implants to drop?
After your procedure, you may notice that your implant sit higher on your chest than you may have expected. This is completely normal, as the body takes time to adjust to the presence of the implant. It takes about three months after your procedure for the implant to “drop” into its proper position. During this period, Dr. Ourian’s team will teach you special massage techniques to expedite this process.
When can I exercise after breast augmentation?
Most patients in Beverly Hills are serious about their fitness routines, but during breast augmentation recovery, you will need to wait about six weeks before resuming more intense workouts. Light exercise like walking is encouraged starting immediately after surgery, but you should avoid lifting heavy objects or other more intense activity until healing has progressed.
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation should not affect your ability to breastfeed. If you’re planning to get pregnant in the near future, you may consider waiting until after you are done having children to undergo a breast augmentation as pregnancy and breastfeeding do alter the breasts. After having children, many patients choose a Mommy Makeover procedure, which typically includes breast augmentation.
When can I wear underwire bras after breast augmentation?
After your breast augmentation surgery, you will need to wear a supportive surgical bra during the first stages of recovery. You can wear underwire bras, including push-up bras, after about four to six weeks.
Does breast augmentation affect mammograms?
Women who have implants are able to have mammograms, but they are performed in a slightly different fashion. Make sure you inform your doctor that you have implants prior to a mammogram.
Is there a warranty on my implants?
Dr. Ourian only uses high quality implants, all of which come with a warranty from the manufacturers, including Sientra, Mentor and Allergan.
Do I have to sleep on my back after breast augmentation?
Dr. Ourian recommends that patients sleep on their backs for two to four weeks to avoid putting unwanted pressure on the new breast implants.