Breast Augmentation is one of the most requested aesthetic procedures in the United States. Performed at our onsite Inland Empire facility, Dr. Wali’s advanced scar minimizing techniques and expert results make Breast Augmentation one of the most sought after procedures at our Plastic Surgery SoCal office. Breast augmentation is a personal choice for many women hoping to improve the appearance of their breasts with cosmetic surgery. Hundreds of thousands of women like you choose breast enhancement surgery each year and with the help of Dr. Wali and his team you too can decide whether breast enhancement is right for you.
Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. While the procedure will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. 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 gain a more natural look again.
Typically, breast augmentation is requested to improve a woman’s self-image. Post-operative surveys on the issues of mental health and quality of life have reported improvement in a number of areas. These areas include health, appearance, self confidence, self esteem, social life and sexual function. Most women report long term satisfaction with their breast implants. Women choose breast augmentation surgery for many reasons. Breast enhancement for a “natural looking” larger breast is a common request for women who seek slightly larger, more shapely breasts or simply wish to fit better in clothing designed for women with cleavage. Just like no two women’s breasts are exactly the same, implants and preferences vary. Some women may choose a more natural look while others will prefer a larger breast with a more outward projection, other women simply want a restored breast following pregnancy or breast feeding. No matter what your vision for your breasts, Dr. Wali works with each patient extensively to make every woman’s breast enhancement ideals are met with beautiful shapely breasts.
During your consultation with Dr. Wali he will review your medical history and discuss your goals and expectations for surgery. Measurements taken during your consultation as well your preference for size and appearance will help determine the size of your implants and where they will be placed.
Reasons to consider Breast Augmentation
- Increase the fullness and projection of your breasts
- Improve the balance of your figure
- Improve Symmetry between breasts
- enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant into the breast area in order to enlarge the breast. There are several possible locations for the small incision that will be used for inserting the breast implant. The most frequent technique utilizes an incision made in the lower portion of the breast. 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 newer technique uses an incision in the belly button, thus reducing the chance of scarring in the breast area. Dr. Wali will thoroughly discuss all techniques during your consultation and together you will decide where the incisions will be placed.
During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create an open pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Inserting an implant behind each breast can increase a woman’s breast size by one or more bra cup sizes. Implants contain either a saline solution (similar to saltwater) or a silicone gel. In some circumstances, particularly those in which there is breast asymmetry (uneven breast size), an inflatable implant may be used to allow the surgeon to adjust the level of inflation to attain breast symmetry and balance. Dr. Wali will discuss the pros and cons of each type of material in order to choose the implant that best suits your surgical goals. Surgery typically lasts from 1 to 3 hours.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Dr. Wali will apply bandages are right after surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, a specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients sometimes 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 directions given by the physician after surgery.
Here are some other cities that we also serve: Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Laverne, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Apple Valley
High Desert and West Los Angeles.
If you have any questions about the different types of implants, would like more information on sizing and placement of implants, or would like to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wali please feel free to call our office at 909-624-4443.