Breast Augmentation Torrance
Breast Implant Augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery is the procedure-of-choice for women seeking a fuller, shapelier figure. Dr. Sherif Khattab is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast implant augmentation procedure. Through proven surgical techniques, Dr. Khattab has been helping women in Torrance California transform their looks since 1976.
Considering Breast Augmentation in Torrance?
Women considering breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Some wish to rejuvenate their breasts following pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. Others have just always wanted larger, fuller breasts. Breast augmentation is also often used to increase symmetry between the breasts.
Before and After Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation can improve your body confidence, but it won’t necessarily change who you are or how others treat you. It is important to maintain realistic expectations when considering breast augmentation. As a general rule, the best candidates are healthy, non-smoking and have a good understanding of the risks associated with breast augmentation.
Breast Implant Choices
Dr. Sherif Khattab Torrance, CA Picture of Breast Saline Implant Torrance, CA When it comes to breast implants, you have two choices: saline or silicone breast implants. Saline and silicone implants both have an outer silicone shell. The main difference lies the material used within the shell. Saline implants contain saline — a non-toxic, saltwater solution. While silicone implants come pre-filled with a cohesive silicone gel that mimics human fat.
There are some key advantages and disadvantages to both that will be discussed during your consultation. For instance, saline implants are often filled after placement and thus require a smaller incision line. And while silicone implants are somewhat more expensive, most patients feel that they look and feel more natural than saline implants.
Different Breast Surgery Techniques
There are many different techniques to consider when planning your breast augmentation, including incision location. The most common incision location is made along the fold beneath the breast (inframammary). This incision makes subsequent breast surgeries less complicated and can easily conceal scarring.
Another widely used incision is made along the border of the areola (periareolar). This incision location provides easy access to the interior breast and results in very little scarring. There are a few other less common incision patterns that can be discussed in further depth during your consultation with Torrance plastic surgeon Dr. Khattab.
Implant placement is also an important technique to determine prior to surgery. Breast implants can be placed behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or behind both the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle (submuscular).
Many women choose subglandular placement because it results in less discomfort and a faster recovery, however, the results may appear less natural than submuscular placement. There is also a higher risk of undesirable complications such as capsular conracture or a rippling effect.
What to Expect During Your Breast Augmentation in Torrance, CA
Your breast augmentation consult: In order to determine if you are good candidate for breast augmentation, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as a discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Khattab determine if breast augmentation is the right choice for you.
How the surgery works: Breast augmentation can be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Khattab will make the appropriate incision pattern. He will then create a pocket (above or below the pectoral muscle) for your implant, which will be carefully inserted. Incisions will be secured with sutures, adhesives or surgical tape. Your chest will be wrapped in gauze dressings or a surgical bra.
Recovering from breast augmentation: Helping you achieve a safe and speedy recovery is one of Dr. Khattab’s primary goals. When you wake up from surgery, you will notice some swelling, bruising and discomfort. This can usually be controlled comfortably through a combination of pain medication and ice packs. Your stitches will be removed in about a week, allowing you to resume work and other non-strenuous activities. Exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least a month.
Expected Results: Your final results won’t be apparent for several weeks. It will take time for swelling to resolve and for your breasts to settle into a natural looking position. It is important to note that you will have permanent scars following surgery. They will gradually fade and flatten over 12-18 months. Following a full recovery, you can anticipate fuller, shapelier breasts.Most women also experience increased self-esteem and body confidence.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Khattab
If you’re ready to learn more about breast augmentation in Torrance, call 310-325-2100 or email us to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.