Breast augmentation is one of the most widely requested plastic surgery procedures in the United States, especially around Southern California beaches. Many women seek out the expertise of Newport Beach breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast implant procedures.
Breast augmentation in Newport Beach, California, involves placing saline or silicone implants to improve your body confidence and self-esteem. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular elective surgery because it addresses these major concerns:
- Breast size
- Breast volume
- Breast shape
- Breast symmetry
Breast augmentation in Orange County with Dr. Sajjadian can be life-changing. Restoring youthful appearance, correcting physical abnormalities, or increasing size might make many patients feel better about their appearance. During your breast augmentation consultation, you will undergo a thorough medical examination and discuss why you are interested in breast enhancement. Suitable candidates for this surgery can then discuss their goals with Dr. Sajjadian and his professional staff to decide the best treatment plan to meet their expectations.
To make the most of your breast augmentation consultation in Newport Beach, Dr. Sajjadian suggests you do extensive research beforehand. Here are three reliable, informative websites.
Is a Newport Beach Breast Augmentation Right for You?
Cosmetic breast surgery is a highly personal decision you make solely for yourself, not to please anyone else. Deciding whether treatment is right for you requires careful consideration of what you’re hoping to achieve and what issues you would like to correct with treatment. Women who are suitable candidates for breast augmentation surgery meet the following criteria:
- Physically healthy
- Realistic expectations
- Fully developed breasts
- Breast have lost shape or volume during pregnancy, weight loss, or aging
- Asymmetrical breasts
- One or bother breasts failed to develop normally
Your Newport Beach Breast Augmentation Consultation
To maximize your consultation for breast augmentation in Newport Beach, Dr. Sajjadian recommends doing your homework first.
Focus on the look you want, not cup size. Pictures of friends or celebrities with the desired size will give Dr. Sajjadian a good idea of your desired goal. Also, review the before-and-after images on our website. Take your time in this decision and be deliberate.
Another way to determine desired breast augmentation size is the rice test. Cut the feet off a pair of pantyhose and fill each with rice. Put these into a sports bra and wear with different types of clothing. Experiment by adding and removing rice – this will give you an idea of your optimal size. Make notes and bring them to your consultation.
Breast Augmentation – Breast Implant Shape Options
The shape is as essential as size when choosing your desired look. Round and teardrop (anatomical) breast implants are the two basic shapes. Your breasts’ shape is unique and varies from other women, so it takes great care to determine your optimal implant shape.
Many plastic surgeons recommend round implants because they are easy to insert and lessen the need for revision surgery. If a round implant happens to rotate in the breast pocket, the breast appearance does not change.
Teardrop or anatomical breast implants create a highly natural shape. These implants are popular with patients whose breasts have depleted from pregnancy, breastfeeding, or massive weight loss. Since their first generation, teardrop implants have come a long way, with innovations added to prevent implant rotation and other previously common issues.
Breast Implant Materials – Saline or Silicone
Dr. Sajjadian uses saline or silicone breast implants to correct breast asymmetry and restore breast fullness after pregnancy/nursing. His exceptional surgical skills have earned him a sterling reputation among women in the area seeking beautiful and feminine-looking breasts.
The two fundamental types of breast implants are saline- and silicone-filled. Both have advantages and disadvantages.
Saline-filled breast implants are plastic shells filled with sterilized saltwater. The FDA has approved saline-filled breast implants for women over 18.
Advantages of saline breast implants are:
Less scarring risk
Easy repture detection
Saline implants are up to 25% cheaper than their silicone counterpart, making them a popular choice. But the cost is not the only advantage, as many women appreciate the smaller incision required. Dr. Sajjadian inserts the deflated breast implant shell into the breast tissue and fills it with the sterilized saline.
Also, if the breast implant shell ruptures, the saline will leak into the breast tissue and deflate the implant, allowing for early detection. If there is a leak, your body will naturally expel the saline, with no toxic consequences.
One notable disadvantage of saline implants is that many women complain they feel less natural. Over time, the fluid inside can ripple.
Want to See Accurate Results?
Take a look at our photo gallery to see actual patient results. You can also contact Dr. Sajjadian today in Orange County for a consultation.
Fat Grafting or Autologous Fat Transfer in Newport Beach and Orange County, CA
Fat grafting, or autologous fat transfer, can restore lost volume in specific body areas. Or, it may serve as a filler to increase breasts, buttocks, calves, biceps, or triceps size. It can also restore a youthful look to the hands. Much like sculpting, fat grafting changes the contour of the area that receives the fat injection.
Fat grafting begins with Dr. Sajjadian removing fat from an area of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, love handles, buttocks, or upper arms. After purifying the fat cells, he injects them into the target area. Because this technique relies on your body fat to create results, there is no danger of an allergic reaction.
Your surgeon must have the experience to know which fat to harvest, how to prepare it, and how to inject and graft it. They must also process the fat and handle it carefully for your results to be long-lasting. Dr. Sajjadian is highly skilled in the art and science of fat grafting and has a reputation for his ability to provide naturally beautiful, permanent results.
Results of Fat Grafting
Fat grafting can enhance several areas by:
- Filling depressions on the skin for a smoother appearance
- Restoring a younger look to aging hands
- Increasing the size of the breasts in addition to or instead of implants
- Increasing the size of the calves
- Increasing the size of the biceps or triceps
- Providing a rounder bottom through a Brazilian butt lift
The fat grafts take on the attributes of the tissue at the injection site. So, fat injected in the buttocks, biceps, triceps, or calves will feel like a muscle. In the breasts or hands, it will feel appropriately soft but firm.
Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation in Newport Beach
While your breast tissue is mainly fat, we can’t dictate how Mother Nature distributes it. Diet and exercise can contribute to this problem worse because we also don’t control where on our bodies the fat comes off. As a result, losing weight often comes with a reduction in breast size.
To correct this imbalance, fat grafting with breast augmentation involves the liposuction of fat from a trouble spot on your body, followed by its injection into the breast tissue. As you can guess, patients reap two benefits: reducing fat where they don’t want it and increasing breast fullness and size.
While many patients report satisfaction with fat grafting alone, the procedure won’t increase breast size as much as implants or provide the reshaping benefits of a breast lift. Some patients choose to combine fat grafting with one or both procedures. Rest assured, Dr. Sajjadian will help you determine which options fit your specific needs.
Recovery From Fat Grafting
Recovery time depends on how many injections you’ve had and how much fat you have had harvested, but most patients take one to two weeks off from work. Dr. Sajjadian will let you know how long you should stay home to heal.
You can expect significant bruising, soreness, and swelling at the donor and injection sites for about a week. The bruising and swelling will begin to subside by week two of your recovery. You will have your stitches removed about a week after your surgery during one of your follow-up visits.
For some fat grafting procedures, you’ll need to wear a custom-made compression garment for a few weeks.
Dr. Sajjadian will give you a prescription for pain medication, as well as full instructions on how to wash, when you can return to work, when you can exercise, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fat Grafting
The procedure can increase fullness in the breasts, face, hands, butt, and several other areas. Make sure to specify to Dr. Sajjadian any areas you have in mind.
For fat grafting, you need to be in good general health and, of course, have the excess fat on your body to transfer. You also must be either a non-smoker or willing to quit for a few weeks before and after surgery.
Yes, but there will always be some fat cells that fail to take up blood supply and don’t thrive in their new location. You may need multiple procedures to achieve your full desired effect.
No. One of the benefits of fat grafting is that your body will recognize and use its cells.
No. Because fat is living tissue, Dr. Sajjadian must harvest it from and put it back in your body on the same day. Otherwise, it won’t be able to resume life and remain stable in its new location.
The Brazilian butt lift is a procedure to lift and contour the buttocks. It often (but doesn’t have to) involve fat grafting from other areas of your body.
The total cost of the procedure varies widely, depending on how much grafting you need. Dr. Sajjadian will make your costs clear in advance and offer financing options to accommodate your needs.
The answer is personal to each individual and their experience. Dr. Sajjadian’s patients have given him over 500 reviews for a variety of procedures with an average of 4.9 or higher.
Your Implant Procedure: What to Expect
While some patients elect to stay the night, breast augmentation is usually an outpatient procedure. You will receive general anesthesia, and the surgery usually lasts one to two hours.
During surgery, Dr. Sajjadian makes incisions either around the nipples, underneath the breast crease, in the armpit, or the navel. He is careful to create and place the incisions in a way that minimizes any visible scarring.
Dr. Sajjadian will meticulously make a small pocket for the implant, either between the pectoral muscle and the breast tissue or underneath the pectoral muscle through the incisions. He will position the implant within the pocket and close the incisions with sutures, then place a support garment around the breasts to help them heal.
Newport Beach Breast Augmentation Recovery
Throughout the breast augmentation recovery process, your breasts will go through many stages. Be patient and give your body time to heal. We provide our patients with detailed recovery instructions and check in on healing at post-operative visits in our Newport Beach office. If questions or concerns arise, get in touch with our specialist and team.
In times past, breast augmentation recovery required several weeks of downtime. But thanks to modern medicine and improved surgical techniques, our patients are back on their feet sooner than ever. Often, patients can return to work within a couple of weeks, but overall recovery will be closer to two months. You may need pain medication for the first couple of weeks to ensure a more comfortable, restful recovery period.
Patients report that the first week is the most challenging, because the breasts feel tight and tender. Most patients experience some degree of bruising and swelling. At first, moving your arms will be difficult. We recommend wearing button-front tops until your full range of motion returns. Sleeping upright in a recliner is also helpful. As you feel well enough to do so, resume gentle walking to help with your circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.
Many patients can return to work in about two weeks. At this time, you can accomplish many daily tasks without assistance. Since movements involving your chest muscles will still be uncomfortable, avoid lifting anything, including young children.
Exercise After Breast Augmentation
When considering when to resume exercise post-operation, it’s paramount to listen to your body and be patient.
Your body is the best indicator as to when to get back to your daily routine. You mustn’t get back too early because the outcome could be severe. The muscle is still healing, and you can tear it, causing internal bleeding, a hematoma, or capsular contracture.
The rule of thumb is to wait at least four weeks before resuming some exercise, such as walking or riding a stationary bike. Dr. Sajjadian can advise you during your follow-up visits. By eight weeks, you should be back to your whole routine, including your upper body. Please avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for at least a month or until Dr. Sajjadian instructs otherwise. Some patients will need additional time. We’ll let you know when you have healed sufficiently to resume these activities.
Drop, Fluff, and Post-Surgery Breast Massage
The final stage of recovery includes a process known as “drop and fluff.” At first, breast implants sit high and tight on the chest wall. As the breasts adjust to the implants inside, the pocket around the implants will relax, and the implants will fall into a more natural-looking position. The breasts also expand slightly in size as pressure on the breast implant relaxes. This relaxation can occur several weeks after your surgery or may take a few months. Often, one breast will drop before the other.
We recommend performing regular breast massages from one week after breast augmentation surgery until about three months post-surgery. These implant displacement massages will keep the soft tissue pocket around the implant open.
Massaging the breasts will allow the pocket and soft tissue surrounding the implants to remain more prominent, allowing the implants to move. Massage should prevent the soft tissue capsule from shrinking and pressing the implant out of shape – a painful phenomenon known as capsular contraction.
What Type of Bra to Wear After Breast Augmentation Surgery
Right after surgery, we’ll provide you with a post-operative garment for support and healing. You will wear that for about a week.
After that initial period, we suggest a soft, comfortable bra, without any pushup or underwire enforcement. Soft support will allow your implants to drop. After your implants settle, any bra you wish will suffice. However, early after having your implants placed, it’s wise to wear a supportive bra that keeps the implants in place.
Breast Augmentation Cost
Breast augmentation cost is a significant consideration for many patients. There isn’t any standard pricing for this procedure, as the cost varies by implant type and other factors.
For more specific information about the cost of breast augmentation and available financing options, please contact our Newport Beach practice today.
Breast Augmentation Complications
As with any surgery, some risks are involved. You must weigh the benefits of achieving your goals with the risks and potential complications of breast augmentation. It is a decision that you must make for yourself.
Possible breast augmentation surgery risks include:
- Anesthesia complications
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Poor scarring
- Faulty position of the implant
- Leakage or rupture
- Capsular contracture
- Fluid acclamation
- Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
- Persistent pain
- Possibility of revision surgery
Newport Beach’s Dr. Sajjadian will address these risks and any other questions you might have during your consultation.
Choosing Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon in Newport Beach
While breast augmentation in Newport Beach is safer than 30 years ago, choosing a surgeon for any surgery is paramount. Unfortunately, any doctor with a medical license can legally perform breast augmentation surgery, despite having no specialized training.
Your plastic surgeon must have the right qualifications and credentials. These include board certification and membership in good standing with the various medical boards. It also includes education, experience, and satisfied patients.
Don’t forget the support staff. Make sure the team is professional, friendly, and caring. These will be the people to lean on during your recovery.
It is crucial to do your research and visit the doctor personally, including touring the facility where the surgery will take place. Don’t rush! You should take the time to get well informed.
Newport Beach Breast Augmentation FAQs
Depending on your preferences according to implant size, shape, and incision location, Dr. Sajjadian will make an incision either in the under-breast crease, the armpit or around the areola. He’ll introduce the implant through this incision, then close it with advanced micro-suture technology to minimize scarring.
The entire procedure takes place while you’re under general anesthesia.
Breast augmentations are outpatient surgeries done in an accredited hospital with access to all the required medical equipment. That ensures patients and physicians have access to all the resources they need.
Insurance only covers medically essential procedures – those that are a must for the patient’s health and quality of life. In most cases, insurance won’t cover breast augmentation, which is a purely elective surgery.
The average cost of breast augmentation in Newport Beach is $3,900. This cost covers the procedure itself, but doesn’t include the anesthesia, hospital operating facilities, or other expenses. The price will also vary according to implant choice and size, so it is best to consult with an experienced, accredited plastic surgeon before deciding whether breast augmentation surgery fits into your budget and lifestyle.
Why Dr. Sajjadian
Dr. Sajjadian is one of the few plastic surgeons in Newport Beach and the United States who is triple board-certified. He holds certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Newport Beach’s Dr. Sajjadian has dedicated his career to developing and implementing advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery, achieving minimal patient discomfort and natural appearance.
Dr. Sajjadian has been recognized as a “Physician of Excellence” by his peers and the Orange County Medical Society. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have also honored him as co-chair of educational symposiums.
Add to that list “Most Compassionate Physician Award,” “America’s Top Plastic Surgeon,” “Patients Best Choice Award,” “America’s Top Physicians,” and “California’s Favorite Physician Award,” and you have one of the more decorated plastic surgeons in Southern California.
Dr. Sajjadian performs breast augmentation procedures to correct breast asymmetry and restore breast fullness after pregnancy and nursing. His exceptional surgical skills have earned him a sterling reputation among women in the area seeking beautiful and feminine-looking breasts. From what you should ask to what a breast augmentation will do and what type of implant to use, this infographic will give you a run down of everything you need to consider before getting a breast augmentation.