Breast Augmentation

Breast size and shape can significantly impact your confidence and self-image. Whether you have always had smaller breasts or have lost volume due to weight loss or childbirth, you may be considering breast augmentation. Women from San Jose, Los Gatos, and Palo Alto choose breast augmentation at Reveal Plastic Surgery to enlarge and reshape their breasts. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will assist you in understanding the breast augmentation procedure through an honest discussion of your aesthetic goals and concerns.

Request a free consultation with one of our surgeons at Reveal Plastic Surgery or call (408) 356-4241 to schedule your appointment today.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 610 Front View in San Jose, CA
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Breast Augmentation

This young woman has several concerns about the appearance of her breasts. She wants more fullness, but is also bothered by excess breast tissue beneath her arms. Dr. Lepore was able to address both issues, with a Breast Augmentation- (345cc smooth, round, full silicone gel) and to resolve the excess under the arms, he excised the tissue, and... Read More
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Case #604

Our beautiful young patient is interested in reshaping her breasts. She wanted more volume, especially volume that would help 'fill out' her breasts in the upper pole. Dr. Maser performed breast augmentation, using 350cc high profile silicone gel implants. The result- just what our patient wanted! She's very happy with her new look.&nb... Read More
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Breast Augmentation

This patient was ready to make a change. She has been wanting contour and projection for her breasts. After discussions with Dr. Maser, she chose to undergo Breast Augmentation. Because she is so petite, in her case, 350cc high profile silicone gel implants made a big difference. She has the shape and natural-appearing fullness she wanted. Af... Read More
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Breast Augmentation

Our very petite patient, has given birth to 3 babies-including a set of twins! Those wonderful events can produce changes in appearance, and our patient saw Dr. Lepore to address the loss of volume in her breasts. She decided on Breast Augmentation. After trying on a variety of sizes and shapes, she chose 310cc smooth, round, moderate profile... Read More
Before & After Breast Lift Case 592 Front View in San Jose, CA
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Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation

Our patient has a very common concern about her breasts- loss of volume (involution) and sagging. Dr. Lepore explained the various options, including Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation. Our patient did not feel ready to commit to a standard breast lift, which provides greater lift, with more involved incisions and scarring. Instead, she... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #498

This woman is a mother of four. The pregnancies and breastfeeding brought some noticeable changes to her body. She wanted to reverse some of those changes, and came to us seeking a breast lift, and breast augmentation- to deal with the 'deflation' she experienced. Dr. Bates performed a full “wise Pattern” breast lift to ra... Read More
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Breast Augmentation

This is a young woman in her early 20s, who has wanted Breast Augmentation for some time. She's tall and thin, and has what would be described as small-B cup size breasts. She wants a significant increase in size and an appearance of fullness. To meet her goals, she chose a silicone gel implant- 450cc.  She's seen about 6 weeks a... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #489

Patient in her early 40s. She wanted more fullness in her breasts, particularly in the upper pole area. To achieve her goals, Dr. Bates performed breast augmentation, with 345cc smooth, round, high profile silicone gel implants- to give her the fullness and projection she hoped for. She's very pleased with her new look.  Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that adds volume to the breasts with silicone or saline implants. Fat transfer can also be used to provide a subtle increase in breast size and to enhance breast augmentation results.

Breast Augmentation Candidates

Good candidates for breast augmentation are at least 18 years old (22 for silicone implants), in good health, and have realistic expectations about their results. Women choose breast augmentation for a variety of personal reasons, which commonly include:

  • Enlarging naturally small breasts
  • Restoring breast volume that decreased with weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
  • Improving symmetry between breasts of different sizes
  • Enhancing a sense of femininity

Breast augmentation is not a good choice for women who want the surgery to please someone else. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should delay breast augmentation until their breasts and body have had time to readjust as much as possible.

Understanding Breast Augmentation

There are many options to consider before your breast enlargement surgery. Our skilled and experienced plastic surgeons make recommendations and guide patients through the decision-making process. This process is about YOU, so your surgeon thoroughly explains his recommendations to keep you informed and comfortable. Together, you will review your breast implant options and choices for placement and incisions.

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Breast Augmentation Incision Options

Our surgeons offer several incision options to accommodate breast augmentation patients with different needs and goals. The 3 most common incisions are:

  • Periareolar: This incision traces the border of the areola, which is the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Once healed, the resulting scar blends with the natural border of the areola.
  • Inframammary: This incision is made along the crease beneath the breast. With proper postoperative care, these scars fade significantly and are well-hidden in clothing and most swimwear.
  • Transaxillary: This incision is made in a natural crease in the armpit. Although this incision is appealing because it doesn’t leave a scar on the breast, it’s usually more appropriate for women who have chosen saline implants
Locations of transaxillary, periareolar, and inframammary incisions Locations of transaxillary, periareolar, and inframammary incisions

Breast Implant Placement Options

Our surgeons typically use one of the following placement options for breast implants, each with its own advantages and disadvantages:

  • Subglandular placement is over the chest muscle and beneath the breast gland.
  • Submuscular placement is beneath the chest muscle.

In general, a submuscular placement is ideal for women who have very little natural breast tissue because the additional mass of muscle provides more coverage of the implant. However, the best option for you depends on several factors, and your surgeon will help you decide during your consultation.

Combining Treatments With Breast Augmentation

Many women choose to complement their breast augmentation with other procedures for the full-body renewal of a mommy makeover. Popular options include:

Our surgeons can discuss the specifics of any of these procedures with you during your consultation.

Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

Depending on the scope of your breast augmentation, your surgeon may perform your surgery while you are under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. Either way, he discusses his plans with you well before your surgery date.

Through the incision, your surgeon creates a pocket within the breast and inserts the implant. After creating the pocket, he inserts the implant. Silicone implants are inserted full; saline implants are inserted empty and filled once they are in place. Once implants have been placed in both breasts, your surgeon evaluates the breasts for symmetry and closes the incisions before you’re moved to a separate recovery area.

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Breast Augmentation Recovery

After surgery, you will need to rest for the first 24 to 48 hours. Your breasts will be swollen and may feel tender or sore. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed guidelines to help you recover properly after surgery. These guidelines offer short- and long-term instructions, such as sleeping on your back for several weeks. After a period of limited activity that typically lasts several days, your surgeon will clear you to resume your normal activities.

Our surgeons are available every step of the way and will ensure that your recovery is as smooth and worry-free as possible.

Your Breast Augmentation Results

You will see the results of your breast enlargement immediately, and over time, swelling will diminish, and incision lines will fade. The size and shape of your breasts will be significantly improved, and, like many of our surgeons’ breast enlargement patients, you will likely feel a new sense of self-confidence.

Our Plastic Surgeons

Our board-certified plastic surgeons have decades of combined experience performing cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, and body. Their expertise, superior care, and impressive outcomes draw patients from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Their caring, down-to-earth personalities cultivate lasting doctor-patient relationships.

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Breast Augmentation FAQ

How much does breast augmentation cost in San Jose, CA?

Breast augmentation is a highly customized surgery, so it’s not possible to provide an exact quote over the internet. The prices at Reveal Plastic Surgery are competitive with other highly qualified plastic surgeons in the area. Cost is determined by the implants used, the surgical approach, and the patient’s anatomy. During your consultation, your surgeon will provide you with a written quote that’s customized to reflect your surgical preferences.

How do I choose the right implants for my body?

With so many options available to today’s breast augmentation patients, choosing the right ones for yourself can feel like a daunting task. Many choices, such as the decision to have silicone or saline implants, are merely a matter of personal preference. Some surgical options are better suited to some patients more than others, such as placement under or over the muscle. When you visit us to discuss your options for breast implants, your surgeon will use his expertise to guide you through each factor of the selection process, including placement, size, material, shape, incision location, and more.

Will I need surgical drains after my breast augmentation?

No. Although surgical drains are often a part of other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as tummy tuck, they are not necessary after breast augmentation.

How do I know whether I need a breast lift or augmentation?

This is a common question for women who know they are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts but are unsure how to change them. Breast augmentation makes the breasts larger, but it does not help with sagging tissue. If a patient’s breasts are sagging so that the nipples point downward, she may want to consider a breast lift or a combination lift-augmentation. Our surgeons commonly perform these options as part of a complete mommy makeover, which also includes body contouring components.

Will I be able to breastfeed with implants?

Many patients are pleased to learn that breastfeeding is still possible with breast implants. If you’d like to have children in the future, talk to your surgeon about your options during your consultation. There are techniques he can use during surgery to increase your chances of successful breastfeeding in the future.

What are the potential risks of breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a common procedure with high levels of patient satisfaction. However, like any surgery, it does carry the potential for complications. These include infection, excessive bleeding, and complications related to anesthesia. Other complications specific to breast augmentation include implant leakage or displacement and the development of excessive scar tissue, called capsular contracture. Implant complications are uncommon and generally not physically harmful. They may be corrected with revisionary surgery.

How long will my implants last?

Although breast implants can last for many years, they may weaken over time and can become more prone to complications. Their longevity may depend on many factors, but most implants last about 10 to 20 years before they should be replaced or removed. Your surgeon can help you determine when it might be time to undergo revisionary surgery.

Your Next Step

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures performed at Reveal Plastic Surgery. To meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in San Jose and find out how breast augmentation can enhance your look, request a free cosmetic consultation using our online form or call our office at (408) 356-4241 for an appointment.

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