The appearance of your breasts can have a profound effect on your self-confidence. If you’re insecure about the proportion, symmetry or overall appearance, breast augmentation can be a great way to enhance your femininity and elegant form, while boosting your self-confidence. This can be achieved in a few comprehensive methods.
At Athenix Body Institute, we offer breast augmentation using breast implants, as well as natural breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Using Implants
This method of breast augmentation is increasingly popular. In 2014 alone, close to 300,000 women sought to enhance their breasts with this technique. This procedure is designed to enhance the size, proportion and symmetry of your breasts using saline or silicone implants.
Both this technique and natural breast augmentation can also be paired with other enhancement techniques, such as a breast lift, for ideal results.
Saline or Silicone Implants: How to Choose Between the Two
Breast implants are offered in two main types of material: saline and silicone. We work closely with you to tailor each procedure according to your unique physical attributes. The ideal breast implant material will be recommended during your consultation with one of our physicians.
Saline Breast Implants:
Are placed into the breast pocket, then filled with sterile salt water (saline).
Are less expensive than silicone, as saline solution is cheaper than silicone gel.
Require smaller incisions.
Silicone Breast Implants:
Tend to resemble the natural movement and feel of breast tissue closer than their saline counterparts.
Are pre-filled before being placed in the breast pocket.
Require a larger incision due to being pre-filled (incision options are also limited).
Natural Breast Augmentation
We believe in restoring self-confidence and providing the most comfortable, positive experience possible for our patients. If you are considering breast augmentation, but are uncomfortable with the use of breast implants, natural breast augmentation is a great alternative.
Breast Augmentation Benefits:
The removal of unwanted, stubborn fat from unflattering areas
Added symmetry and fullness to your breasts using your own fat cells
Breast enhancement without the use of implants
The procedure involves careful removal of excess fat using VASER liposuction. These fat cells are then purified and inserted into your breasts to add symmetry and fullness. If the idea of breast implants in your body is discomforting, you may find this procedure ideal.
Prepping for Breast Augmentation
There are many steps to take before surgery day arrives. A thorough surgery prep may help ensure a smoother procedure and easier recovery time. We will provide you with detailed surgery prep instructions prior to your surgery date. Preparation tips may include:
Refrain from taking any medications that can thin your blood (Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, etc.)
Arrange transportation to and from the surgery center
Wear loose-fitting clothes the day of surgery
Recovering from Breast Augmentation
As there are multiple methods of breast augmentation, recovery time may vary depending on your unique procedure. After the procedure, your breasts will be wrapped with gauze dressing and you will be fitted with a support bra to help reduce swelling. Our surgeons provide you with a detailed recovery plan to help ease your recuperation.
Results From Breast Augmentation
Results are evident immediately after surgery, but will only improve with time. During your recovery, swelling will progressively subside, further improving the visible fullness, symmetry, and overall results of the procedure.
From the initial decision to move forward with a breast augmentation to seeing results of your procedure, cosmetic treatment is a journey, and we’ll walk you through it every step of the way.
Let Athenix Guide You
Restoring confidence is our goal, and we aim to do so with a thorough and customized treatment plan. If you’re considering breast augmentation, reach out to one of our conveniently located surgical centers. We have locations in Bellevue, Fresno, Irvine and Pasadena.
Let us be your guide in your body transformation.