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Breast Augmentation

Many women feel self-conscious about the size or shape of their breasts. They might feel as if their breasts are too small or that they are asymmetrical. If you are one of these women, there is good news for you. Whether this has bothered you from a young age or results from the changes in your breasts after pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation surgery can help give you the breast fullness that you’ve been wanting.

Breast Augmentation Patient Before and After Surgery

*Individual Results May Vary

Case Study

34-year-old female amateur competitive fitness contestant who desires an improvement in breast symmetry and size. The patient has mismatch breast folds and size.

Surgery: bilateral breast augmentation in subfascial plane Implant: Sientra shape silicone implant 350 cc
Results: Aesthetic symmetrical breasts without animation deformity or capsular contracture at 7 years out

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What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that uses silicone or saline implants to enlarge the size of your breasts and sculpt your bosom into a more aesthetically pleasing shape. Along with augmentation, you can combine your procedure with breast lift surgery (mastopexy) to help correct breast ptosis (sagging), areola size, and nipple position.

Why Choose Dr. Goldberg?

Dr. Goldberg is a breast specialist and a leading female plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. She is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with a subspecialty in microsurgery and a heavy focus on breast reconstruction after cancer.

She received her education at Stanford University School of Medicine. Additionally, she studied general surgery and completed plastic surgery training at University of Southern California (USC). She is currently a faculty member with the division of Plastic Surgery at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg here.

What Are the Breast Augmentation Types Offered?

There are three primary implant materials used in breast augmentation: silicone, saline, and a combination of silicone gel and saline implants known as the Ideal implant; however, Dr. Goldberg only offers silicone and Ideal implants at her practice.

Even though silicone implants require a slightly larger incision, which may result in bigger breast augmentation scars, they have less of a chance to ripple or deform over time. Additionally, silicone breast implants are known to look and feel more like natural breast tissue.

Dr. Goldberg offers the following implant brands:

  • Allergan (Natrelle®)
  • Mentor®
  • Sientra®

Dr. Goldberg prefers using smooth, round implants.

Goldberg Plastic Surgery

breast augmentation is Dr. Goldberg’s choice for achieving natural long-lasting results.

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Where Are My Breast Augmentation Incisions Made?

Breast augmentation requires incisions to place the implants.

Your incisions will be placed in one of these areas:

  • Inframammary fold (along the breast crease beneath the breast)
  • Periareolar (around the areola)
  • Transaxillary (in the armpit)

Where Will the Implants Be Placed?

For years, there were only two placements for breast implants: submammary, which sits above the pectoral muscle, and subpectoral, where the implant sits below the pectoral muscle. These two placements tend to lead to certain implant complications, such as capsular contracture, visible rippling, and other deformities, including full implant displacement.

Instead of using submammary or subpectoral implant placement, Dr. Goldberg offers subfascial implant placement, where the implant is placed under the pectoralis major fascia, which is the layer of tissue that rests on the surface of the pectoral muscle.

This placement has been shown to have fewer instances of capsular contracture (the hardening of the scar tissue around the implant), less visibility of the implant’s edge, and a better longevity of breast shape. Furthermore, subfascial implant placement helps alleviate animation deformity, resulting from movement of the pectoralis major muscle creating an unnatural appearance of the breast.

Dr. Goldberg also offers GalaFLEX®, a biologic absorbable mesh that acts as an internal bra. Galaflex significantly improves the contour of the lower pole of the breast, alleviates rippling, and provides a durable shape of the breast.

What Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Goldberg offers Brazilian breast augmentation in addition to or in place of implants. This procedure is optimal for women with minimal breast tissue who choose a large implant size. Fat is grafted from the hip and flank region of your body using liposuction. Cohesive gel implants are used to give the breast a youthful, round shape, and then the harvested fat is layered in the subcutaneous plane, covering the implant in the cleavage area of the breasts.

Fat transfer breast augmentation can also be performed without an implant for a subtle enhancement. Fat grafting to the breasts cannot achieve the same increase in size as implants.

Fat transfer breast augmentation results in a more natural look and feel to the breasts, along with the added volume and projection.

How Long Will Surgery Take?

The surgical time is dependent on various factors but usually takes anywhere from an hour to one hour and a half. After surgery, you will most likely experience swelling in the area and feel sore; however, this will dissipate over time.

Dr. Goldberg performs all breast enhancement procedures under general anesthesia. You can return home shortly after the medication wears off; however, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home.

What Is Breast Augmentation Recovery Time?

Though the exact recovery time varies with each procedure, many women are able to return to work after two days and feel back to normal after two weeks. During this period, you should limit strenuous exercise, such as running and lifting. Additionally, you will want to refrain from wearing underwire bras — sports bras are always recommended until the incisions have healed completely.

Once your incisions have healed, and the swelling has subsided, you can feel comfortable showing off your new, fuller figure.

What Results Can Be Expected From Breast Augmentation Surgery?

During your consultation with Dr. Goldberg, the two of you will work together to find the right implant size to meet your desired aesthetic goals. Dr. Goldberg will develop a surgical plan, and you will also be able to discuss any additional procedures that you might want to combine with your breast augmentation surgery.

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Is Financing Available?

Yes. We finance through CareCredit® and Prosper-American Healthcare Lending. However, if you are not looking to work with an outside lender, we accept cash, Visa, Master Card, and American Express. Checks are only accepted for deposits.

What Other Procedures Are Offered?

In addition to breast augmentation surgery and breast augmentation with lift, Dr. Goldberg also offers:

Want to Learn More About Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills?

If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation surgery or have any questions about the procedure, please call (310) 325-0310 or fill out our online contact form.


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