Irvine Breast Augmentation Specialist
Maher Anous, MD

Many Beverly Hills and Irvine, CA breast augmentation patients have benefited from the skill and experience of Dr. Anous. In the paragraphs below, he describes the breast augmentation procedure. Also visit the photos section of the website to see the results of breast augmentation Seattle patients.

Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman's breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not lift a sagging breast unless it is in its early phase. Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to regain a more natural look.

Reasons for Considering Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills:

  • Enhance body shape if breasts are too small.
  • Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing.
  • Equalize a difference in breast size (cup size) to gain breast symmetry.
  • Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy or injury.

Breast Augmentation: The Procedure

Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant. The breast augmentation surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at our surgical facility and always under general anesthesia (total sleep). There are several possible locations for the small incisions that will be used for inserting the breast implants. The most frequent incision is placed in the lower portion of the breast and measures 3 centimeters. Another technique, though less frequently used, involves making an incision in the armpit. A third technique makes an incision around the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). A technique I do not favor uses an incision in the belly button. The type, size and position of the implant as well as choice of incision will be decided by you at the time of the consultation.

During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create a pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Inserting breast implants behind each breast can increase a woman's breast size by one or more bra cup sizes. Implants typically contain a saline solution (similar to saltwater) although in special cases the breast implants can contain a silicone gel. On average, my Seattle breast augmentation patients are finished with the procedure within 45 minutes.

Breast Augmentation: The Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are never applied. A soft bra is fitted. Some breast augmentation Seattle patients report minor pain associated with the surgery. This pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the instructions given.

Dr. Anous is a gifted Seattle breast implants specialist who, in addition to breast augmentation, also performs other breast procedures at his Beverly Hills plastic surgery center. Visit these pages in the website to learn about how Dr. Anous treats Beverly Hills breast lift and breast reduction patients.