Breast Augmentation in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful & Boundless
Breast Augmentation is the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure and can involve breast implants, auto-augmentation, or fat transfer to enhance natural breast volume. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Christie prides herself in her unique approach to breast rejuvenation and the intricacies of how breasts can enhance overall body proportions both in the nude and clothed. Dr. Christie specializes in natural breast augmentation in Los Angeles, California, that enhances your breast shape, volume, and contour. Dr. Christie is a breast specialist and is sought after by companies and patients for her high level of skill in this area. Learn more by scheduling your natural breast augmentation at Dr. Christie Plastic Surgery in West Hollywood. We serve Los Angeles, Orange, and Santa Barbara counties.
A Natural Change
Breast augmentation is defined as volume enhancement of the breasts. Simple breast augmentation involves volume enhancement of your breasts, but is often combined with other breast rejuvenation procedures, such as breast lift, reduction, and/or liposuction. Dr. Christie expertly guides you through your breast augmentation options. Dr. Christie’s artistic approach takes into account your overall body shape, the framework of your breasts, and the aging process of breasts.
Ready for More
Women for millennia have dreamed of removing fat from undesired areas to desired areas for volume enhancement. This is now possible with fat transfer to the breasts! It is an option for patients who have lipodystrophy (excess fat) and desire small volume enhancement of their breasts. The advantages of this technique combine body contouring with volume enhancement plus no scars! The disadvantage is the small amount of fat transfer that can be performed in a single session as well as the lack of structure to the transferred fat. This translates into the inability to change breast shape with volume alone.
Natural breast augmentation is a commonly used term for results that achieve a balanced result. This does not necessarily mean small breasts but rather shaping that is proportionate to the rest of your framework. If your breasts are too large, you may feel top heavy and suffer problems with back pain and inability to move your arms freely, and the weight can accelerate the aging process of your breasts. Conversely, if your chest is too small, you may feel pear-shaped and find your day-to-day clothing options challenging. Dr. Christie likes to create breasts that will fit with your personality and lifestyle, and considers the aging process of your breasts. With this approach, the benefits are life-changing — increasing confidence and quality of life.
A Natural Difference
Dr. Christie, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, stands out as one of the most unique plastic surgeons in the world due to her holistic, 360-degree approach to beauty and health. Today is the day to schedule your natural breast augmentation in West Hollywood for the most natural-looking outcomes.
A Personalized Approach
Now more than ever, there are a variety of options for breast augmentation, including the type of implant, location of implant placement, incision location, whether combination procedures are required, or whether structural support systems would be helpful to enhance long-term results. These choices are carefully addressed during consultation (along with your anatomy, personality, and lifestyle) when considering your customized surgical blueprint. Breast augmentation requires the following considerations:
There are three ways to volumize a breast. These include saline implants, silicone implants, or fat transfer. Dr. Christie is a firm believer in the power of education to guide patients in making personalized informed decisions. Her futuristic mindset and plethora of industry partnerships keep her current on all of the latest developments in this specialized arena.
Options for implant placement include above the muscle (sub-glandular) or below the muscle (submuscular). In patients with mild ptosis (droopy breasts), a dual-plane dissection can correct mild ptosis.
The most common incision locations include periareolar incision (around the areola) or inframammary incision (within the breast fold).
Combination procedures often optimize results which may include mastopexy (breast lift). The extent of lift depends on the degree of ptosis (droopy breasts). Other combinations may include nipple areola reduction, nipple reduction, breast reduction, and/or liposuction. Additional considerations include use of internal bra or support system.
These options are all carefully reviewed by Dr. Christie during your individual consultation.
Breast augmentation surgery typically takes one to two hours to perform. Patients will return home on the same day, and the recovery process is typically very relatively quick, with return to light work within one to two weeks. Dr. Christie and her team carefully monitor your postoperative progress with attention to detail on scar management, customized compression bras, and regular follow-up to ensure your healing is on track.
Mild asymmetry of breasts is natural, and a degree of asymmetry must always be tolerated. However, if asymmetry is due to volume differences, this can be corrected with implant volume differences. In these cases, two different size implants may be placed to correct volume asymmetry.
Dr. Christie will discuss options in detail with you during consultation. Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular procedures worldwide and both types of implants have been extensively studied over the past 50 years with generally a strong safety profile. There are a number of implant choices on the market, and Dr. Christie has extensive relationships with implant manufacturers to give her expertise on the pros and cons of each.
All surgical procedures have risks. These are carefully reviewed with you during your consultation and preoperative process. Dr. Christie believes in thorough education on the risk-to-benefit analysis to help guide you in making your best decision.
Yes. This recommendation has changed throughout the years, and we do believe that breast implants are not lifetime devices with required surveillance and maintenance per FDA guidelines. Dr. Christie always prioritizes long-term patient safety and health and believes this is part of an extensive informed consent process that allows you to make the best choice for your desired results and lifestyle.
An internal support bra (also known as Galaflex mesh) is an absorbable woven suture material that is shaped to support the weight of the implant during the healing process. It is absorbable and typically dissolves within 18 months. Dr. Christie likes to consider this in revision surgeries, larger weighted implants, or patients with damaged skin quality.
Studies show that mammogram results are not significantly impacted by implants. Modern imaging centers are well-versed in the interpretation of mammograms in patients with breast implants.
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As the premier female plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Christie's expertise and unique perspective on life-improving operations draw patients from across the globe for her signature consultations. Join the satisfied patients from all around the world who have benefited from Dr. Christie's curated Beauty & Wellness plans. Don't delay — schedule your consultation today if you're ready to take charge of your life and appearance.
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