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Breast Augmentation

Revive Wellness Centers -  - Medical Aesthetics

Revive Wellness Centers

Medical Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery Center located in Torrance, CA & Palm Springs, CA

If you wish you had larger breasts, you’re not alone. Breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure, and it has been in the number one spot for 10 years. The team at Revive Wellness Center have extensive experience performing breast augmentation, as well as breast lifts and breast reductions. Contact one of their offices in Torrance and Palm Springs, California, or schedule an appointment online to discuss breast augmentation surgery.

Breast Augmentation

How is breast augmentation performed?

You probably know that breast augmentation is used to enlarge breasts, but the same surgery can also be done to restore their normal size, or to change the breasts’ shape.

Your surgeon makes incisions in places where scarring won’t be as visible, such as around the edge of the nipple or in the fold under the breast. They then insert an implant behind existing breast tissue or behind the chest muscle.

The location of the implant depends on variables such as the type of implant, the degree of enlargement, and your body size.

What do you need to know about breast implants and implant replacement?

You have several types of breast implants to choose from: 

  • Saline implants: made from a silicone outer shell filled with saline (salt water); provide uniform shape, firmness, and feel; these types of implants immediately deflate if there is a rupture of any kind.
  • Silicone implants: filled with silicone gel; feel like natural breast tissue. The new, and greatly improved, silicone and silicone gummy implants are now used 95% of the time. The encapsulated gel is surrounded by a 5-layer outer shell to ensure patient satisfaction, safety and longevity.
  • Form-stable or gummy-bear implants: the silicone gel inside the implant is thicker than traditional silicone implants; feel firmer and keep their shape if the outer shell breaks

It’s important to know that if complications arise from older style implants the solution is usually an implant replacement with new implants. Often women have their implants re-done because they want to adjust the size of their breasts and have a more natural look and feel to them. Allergan’s new Inspira implants come with a lifetime warranty so first time implants patients will probably only replace their implants if they want to adjust their breast size in the future.

How is breast reduction performed?

When breasts are too large, they can hurt and cause back pain. Women who want to reduce the size of their breasts can get breast reduction surgery at Revive Wellness Center. During the surgery, your doctor removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve the size you want.

After the doctor removes any unwanted tissue, they may also have to reposition the nipple. Breast reduction often requires an incision that’s more visible than those used for augmentation.

How is a breast lift performed?

During a breast lift procedure, your surgeon removes excess skin and tightens the remaining tissues in a way that lifts your breasts and reshapes their contour. They also reduce your nipples and relocate them if necessary.

While surgeons do their best to ensure minimal scarring, the amount of work required for a breast lift means incisions may be in areas where scarring will be visible.