Implants are a tried-and-true way to give your breasts the shape, fullness, and rejuvenation you’ve always desired. If you are looking to improve the size of your breasts, implants are your best solution!
However, one of the key factors that determine whether or not patients are pleased with their breast implants, is the experience level and expertise of their surgeon. It is essential that you consult with a knowledgeable, caring surgeon like Dr. Azar, who can guide you through the transformative experience of breast augmentation.
Contact our office to learn more about your breast implant and breast augmentation options.
- 1 Before & After Photos
- 2 About Breast Implants
- 3 Types of Implants
- 4 Implant Sizes, Shapes, and Textures
- 5 Benefits
- 6 Candidates
- 7 Personal Consultation
- 8 Preparation
- 9 Procedure
- 10 Recovery
- 11 Results
- 12 Complementary Procedures
- 13 Breast Implant Cost
- 14 FAQs
Before & After Photos
About Breast Implants
Improving breast size with implants is a surgery that has been providing millions of patients with amazing results for decades! Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for women and is often performed with implants.
Today, implants come in all shapes, sizes, textures, and materials. Over the years, plastic surgeons have made implants highly customizable so women can achieve their ideal breasts!
At Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, our team of highly trained members will break down the details of your surgery and help you prepare for your best outcome.
Types of Implants
There are many types of breast implants but they are commonly made of a silicone shell and filled with either a saline solution or a cohesive silicone gel. Dr. Azar offers his patients both saline and silicone implants.
These implants are made of a silicone pouch that is filled with a saltwater solution called saline.
Silicone implants are FDA approved and have a silicone shell and are filled with a soft silicone gel that replicates the natural feel of the breast.
Gummy Bear Implants
Similar to a silicone implant, gummy bear implants are composed of a silicone shell. However, their filling is made of a cohesive gel that will hold its shape even in the event of implant rupture. Gummy bear implants are nicknamed after the gummy bear because the consistency of the gel is similar to the candy. These implants are FDA approved and are a great, healthy solution to your breast goals.
Dr. Azar will recommend which implant he thinks is best for your body and desired appearance.
Implant Sizes, Shapes, and Textures
As mentioned above, implants are highly customizable and Dr. Azar will make sure your implants are designed to give you natural, long-lasting improvement. Whether you are looking for large or small breast implants, the perfect option will be developed for you!
Implants come in many different sizes depending on the amount of volume and projection you are looking for. Women with asymmetrical breasts may need a different sized implant in one breast than the other. Remember the final bra size is the addition of the implant size and however much natural breast tissue you already have. Have a size in mind when you come to your consultation so that you and Dr. Azar can begin narrowing down your perfect implant. We will help you find the ideal size by both trying on different sized implants and also by using our Vectra 3D imaging system to show you a 3D simulation of what you will look like after your procedure.
The shape of your implant will play into the curvature of your breast and help it appear perky and more full.
Another aspect to consider is the shape of your implant. Traditionally, implants are round which helps to evenly distribute volume and give some fullness to the top of the breast when desired. Teardrop breast implants are anatomically shaped, which means they are thicker at the bottom. Gummy bear implants are available in both anatomically shaped and round implants while saline are only available in round.
You can choose between either a smooth implant or textured depending on your goal and how you want the breasts to feel after surgery.
All of these details will be reviewed with you during your private meeting with Dr. Azar. He will make sure to listen to your thoughts and concerns and help you achieve the breasts you want.
The primary advantage of implants is how customizable they are.
Whatever your goals, an implant can be used to help create the aesthetic you are looking for. You will be impressed by how much a simple chest procedure will transform the way you look! Breast implants help patients appear younger and healthy. If you are unhappy with the size of your chest or want to regain the chest of your youth, breast implants are your perfect solution!
Healthy women within their ideal weight range are great candidates for breast implants! We encourage our patients to look at the before and after photos of breast augmentation to see what Dr. Azar can achieve and to have a realistic expectation for the surgery.
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azar to see how he can transform the way you look.
In a private meeting with Dr. Azar, you will have the opportunity to share your body goals and express your interest in implants.
Dr. Azar will listen intently and share his professional opinions with you as he explains breast augmentation surgery and all the details involved in designing breast implants.
We encourage you to come to this meeting with questions and concerns written down. It also helps to bring in photos of breast sizes, shapes or models you are interested in. Dr. Azar will take your preferences into consideration as you and he pinpoint your perfect result.
We offer our patients an advanced tool that helps them visualize their outcomes! The Vectra 3-D imaging system creates a simulation of what different implant sizes would look like on you. This computer system will aid you in your decision-making process and helps us achieve your best outcome!
Prior to your surgery, you will need to prepare to take a week off from work. Fill prescriptions and arrange for rides to and from your appointment.
Designate an area of your home for recovery. Make sure this area has plenty of blankets, pillows, and entertainment. Ask a friend to spend the first few days of recovery with you as you adjust to movement after surgery.
For your best surgery and recovery, follow Dr. Azar’s instructions. Feel free to call our office with any last minute questions or concerns. We will advise you on the optimal diet, vitamins and supplement to take and which ones to avoid. Refrain from smoking for at least one month before and after surgery. We want you to be confident in your choice and look forward to giving you the best result!
Dr. Azar performs breast enlargement surgery on an outpatient basis, in our Medicare certified Ambulatory surgery center to provide a safe environment. A board-certified anesthesiologist will be present to make sure you are comfortable. The whole procedure takes 1-2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
During breast implant surgery, an incision is made along the breast crease or along the areola as well. The location of the incision will be decided upon between you and Dr. Azar at the consultation. Incision placements will differ between each patient based on their aesthetic goals.
Dr. Azar will work delicately and place scars in discrete locations.
Once the incision(s) has been made, the breast will be prepared for the implant. Most implants are placed below the pectoral muscle. Subpectoral implant placement will help the augmentation appear natural. The implant may be placed on top of the pectoral muscle if there is enough breast tissue to cover the implant and achieve the patient’s desired outcome. Dr. Azar places his implants using a “no-touch’ technique where the implant is protected from touching your skin or anything else with the use of a Keller funnel, a special sterile plastic funnel which aids in quick and clean insertion of the implant.
Once the implants have been diligently placed, Dr. Azar will finish up the procedure, close incisions and apply bandages.
Every woman will have a unique recovery experience. The important thing is to rest, stay hydrated and take your recovery one day at a time.
Your breasts will be sore and swollen for a few days. Pain medication will control discomfort and allow you to rest peacefully. A follow-up appointment will allow Dr. Azar to change bandages, remove drains, and answer any new questions. For patients that would like to minimize the use of narcotic pain medicine, Dr. Azar may recommend the use of an injectable pain medicine during your surgery that lasts 3 days called Exparel. This is optional.
Most patients can return to work within a week and begin exercising after about three weeks.
The great benefit of implants is that they provide immediate improvement! Following surgery, you will notice fuller, more voluptuous breasts. A healthy weight and lifestyle will allow you to maintain these results for years!
We encourage you to receive annual breast exams that include an examination of the implants to make sure everything is in good condition.
Breast implant surgery is often combined with a breast lift. A breast uplift will rejuvenate the chest and return it to a younger, perkier position. Implants can provide some lift but it may not be enough improvement. Dr. Azar will inform you if breast implants and lift surgery will give you your best outcome!
Breast Implant Cost
The cost of your implant surgery will be unique to your aesthetic goals.
Breast implants can vary slightly in cost based on the goal of the patient and the exact type of implant chosen. If you are interested in transforming your appearance and achieving long-term beauty, contact our office for a consultation. Dr. Azar loves his job and improving the lives of his patients. You can contact us at (805) 373-7073 to answer any questions and schedule your meeting with Dr. Azar.
If you are not located near Thousand Oaks, CA, search “breast augmentation near me” to see some of your options. However, Dr. Azar treats women from all over. He welcomes everyone and will work meticulously to achieve your desired aesthetic.
Are breast implants safe now?
Yes. Breast implants are a safe way to augment the chest. Dr. Azar will inform you how to have a safe procedure and the best way to maintain your implants. Before your surgery, Dr. Azar and you will have a private meeting in which he will determine if you are a healthy candidate for implants. If implants are deemed as unnecessary, an alternative plan will be created. Dr. Azar and his team want the best for you and will create a safe procedure that achieves a beautiful outcome!
What breast implants are best?
The best breast implants will relate to your goals. Saline, silicone and gummy bear implants all have pros and cons that will help you determine which will achieve your desired result. Dr. Azar will also help you decide which implant to choose.
How long do breast implants last?
Breast implants will last many years. The newer Gummy bear implants do not need to be changed at any regular interval. Annual check-ups will allow you to be aware of the state of your implants and if anything needs to be altered.
How much do breast implants cost now?
The cost of implants have changed over the years and with so many customizations available, they can differ a lot. To learn more about the cost of implants, give our office a call. To learn about your customized procedure and cost, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azar today!