Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most widely requested plastic surgery procedures in the United States, and especially around the beaches of Southern California. Many women seek out the expertise of Newport Beach Breast Augmentation surgeon, Dr. Ali Sajjadian, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery procedures.

Breast augmentation in Newport Beach involves breast implants to improve your personal confidence and body self esteem. Breast augmentation is the most popular elective surgery in Newport Beach because it addresses these major concerns:

  • Breast size
  • Breast volume
  • Breast shape
  • Breast symmetry

Breast augmentation in Newport Beach can be life changing. Restoring youthful appearance, correcting physical abnormalities, or just increasing size make many women feel better about themselves. Professional and personal relationships will experience huge benefits with your new found assurance.

Breast augmentation surgery is a major decision and extremely personal. Dr. Sajjadian  therefore, consults with you in the initial meeting. During your breast augmentation consultation you will undergo a thorough medical examination and discuss why you want breast augmentation. If found to be a suitable candidate for surgery, he and his professional staff will help you decide the breast surgery most suited to your body and desired goals.

To make the most of your breast augmentation consultation in Newport Beach, Dr. Sajjadian suggest you do personal research beforehand. Here are 3 websites that are reliable and informative:

  1. American Society of Plastic Surgeons – official website of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  2. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – official website of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  3. RealSelf.com – a website where patients ask question of real plastic surgeons

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Take a look at our Photo Gallery to see real patient results. You can also contact Dr. Sajjadian today in Orange County for a consultation.

Suitable Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation Newport Beach should be done for yourself and not anyone else. Women who are suitable candidates for breast augmentation surgery:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have fully developed breasts, but are bothered they are too small.
  • Have breasts that lost shape or volume during pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.
  • Have breasts that are asymmetric.
  • Have one or more breasts that failed to develop normally

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Yes, size is important, especially in breast augmentation. This is a decision you will have to live with so it is important to get it right. Too small, and you’ll regret the decision, too large can involve back pain and discomfort. Take your time in this decision, and do your research.

Focus on the look you want and 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 pictures on our website.

Another way to determine desired breast augmentation size is the rice test. Cut off the boot of a pair of panty hose and fill each with rice. Put these “rice breasts” 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

Shape is as important as size when choosing your desired look. Round and teardrop (anatomical) breast implants are the two basic shapes for breast implants. Your breasts shape is original and varies differently from other women, so your optimal breast implant shape must be determined with great care.

Round is more desired among most plastic surgeons due to its ease to insert and the need for fewer revisions. With the round shape, if the implant rotates there is no consequence as the shape does not change.

Teardrop or anatomical breast implants resemble more of the natural breast. These shapes are popular with patients whose breasts have suffered from pregnancy, breast feeding, or massive weight loss. Teardrop implants have come a long way since their first generation. Texturing has been added to reduce rotation, the main problem with teardrop breast implants of the past.

Type of Breast Implants, 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 basic types of breast implants are saline filled breast implants and silicone filled breast implants. Both have advantages and disadvantages.

Saline filled breast implants are plastic shells filled with sterilized salt water. The FDA has approved Saline filled breast implants to women over the age of 18.

Advantages of Saline breast implants are:

  • Cost
  • Less scarring risk
  • Easy rupture detection
  • Non toxic

Saline implants are up to 25% cheaper than its silicone counterpart, making it a popular choice. But cost is not the only advantage as many women appreciate the smaller incision required. The deflated breast implant shell is inserted in the breast tissue and then filled 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, the saline will be expelled from the body naturally, with no toxic consequence.

The disadvantages of saline implants are many women complain they don’t feel natural, and over time they have been known to ripple.

Silicone gel breast implants are plastic shells filled with silicone gel. The FDA has approved silicone gel breast implants for women over the age of 22.

The silicone gel used in today’s breast implants is thicker than in the older version of implants. These newer breast implants are also much safer and less likely to rupture.

Advantages of silicone gel breast implants are they feel more natural, and are less likely to ripple.

Its disadvantages include expense (more expensive than saline), higher scarring risk, and more difficult to detect rupture.

With silicone filled breast implants, the implant is inserted full size in the breast tissue. This calls for a longer incision with higher risk for scarring. Also, if the implant ruptures the silicone stays put, making it difficult to detect the rupture. Periodic check-ups are recommended.

Form stable breast implants are also known as gummy bear breast implants because they maintain shape if implant shell ruptures. The silicone has a thicker consistency which makes them firmer and less likely to break. They have a more natural shape, projected at the bottom and tapered at the top. Placement requires a longer incision with higher risk to scarring.

What to Expect

Although some patients elect to stay the night, breast augmentation is usually an outpatient procedure. You will receive a 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 in the navel. He is careful to create and place the incisions in a way that minimizes any visible scarring.

Through the incisions, Dr. Sajjadian will carefully make a small pocket for the implant either between the pectoral muscle and the breast tissue, or underneath the pectoral muscle. He will position the implant within the pocket, and close the incisions with sutures. A support garment will be placed around the breasts to help them heal.


“I have worked out all my life, and after 2 children, I couldn’t work off the fat despite consistent exercise. I had never had a surgery like this before. When I came to Dr. Sajjadian, he instantly made me feel comfortable. Almost 4 months later I feel happier and I see the results, with minimal scarring. My stomach looks like it did before I was pregnant.”

“Dr. Sajjadian takes the time to make sure you understand what he’s doing and why. He’s a conservative doctor who doesn’t like to rush thing, because he wants the best results for you as possible. He’s kind, caring, and thorough. I would recommend Dr. Sajjadian to anyone who is interested in considering getting a tummy tuck.”

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“I trusted Dr. Sajjadian as I was able to see some of his cases beforehand, and the results were amazing. The Dr. made me very comfortable with what I wanted done. When it came to the surgery, I had very little bruising and swelling, and within 3/4 days I felt great. I have been back to the office since and would use Dr. Sajjadian again if I need any more work done.”

Breast Augmentation Recovery

Recovery is not as long as it used to be. Often patients are able to return to work within a couple of weeks, but overall recovery will be closer to two months.

During your initial recovery, your breasts will be bruised, swollen and tender. To reduce swelling and pain, you should sleep upright in a recliner for a couple of days after surgery to make it easier to get up and down. Also avoid any strenuous activity for two to three weeks.

Exercise after Breast Augmentation

The two most important things to remember when it comes to exercise post operation are listen to your body, and be patient.

Your body is the best indicator as to when to get back to your daily routine. It is important that you don’t get back too early, because the results could be serious. The muscle is healing and you can tear it, cause internal bleeding, and get either a hematoma or capsular contracture. Err on the side of waiting.

The rule of thumb is to wait at least 4 weeks before resuming some sort of exercise, such as walking or stationary bike. Dr. Sajjadian can advise during your follow up visits. By eight weeks you should be back to your full routine, including upper body.

Massaging Breasts after Surgery

Breast massage is recommended from one week after breast augmentation surgery until about three months post breast surgery. These implant displacement massages will keep the soft tissue pocket around the implant open.

Massaging the breast will allow the pocket and soft tissue surrounding the implant to remain larger, allowing the implant to move.

Massaging should prevent the soft tissue capsule from shrinking and pressing the implant out of shape. This is known as capsular contraction, and can only be prevented by breast massage.

What Type of Bra to Wear After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Right after surgery you will be provided with a post operative garment for support and healing. You will wear that for about a week.

After, a soft, comfortable bra, without under wires is desirable. Soft support will allow your implants to drop. After your implants settle, any bra you wish will suffice. In some cases however, when the implants are positioned early on, a supportive bra will be recommended to hold the implants in place. This is common in reconstruction cases.

Breast Augmentation Complications

As with any surgery there are risks that must be calculated. 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 risks
  • Bleeding/Hematoma
  • Infection
  • 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.

Breast Augmentation Cost

Breast augmentation cost is a huge 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.

Choosing Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Although breast augmentation Newport Beach is common and less risk adverse than 30 years ago, choosing a surgeon for any surgery is of paramount importance. Sadly, any doctor with a license can legally perform breast augmentation surgery despite having no specialized training.

It is vital for your plastic surgeon to have the right qualifications and credentials. These include board certification, and in good standing with the various medical boards. It also includes education, experience, and satisfied patients.

Don’t forget the support staff. Make sure they are professional, friendly and caring. This will be the people to lean on during your recovery. Make sure you are comfortable with the entire team.

It is very important to do your research and visit with the doctor personally. It is important to visit the facility where the surgery will take place. Don’t rush! You should make the time to get well informed.

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Meet Dr. Sajjadian

Dr. Sajjadian is one of few plastic surgeons in the United States who holds TRIPLE Board Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of otolaryngology, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Why Dr. Sajjadian

Dr. Sajjadian is one of 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 the field of cosmetic surgery, achieving minimal patient discomfort, and natural appearance.

Dr. Sajjadian has been recognized as “Physician of Excellence” by his peers and the Orange County Medical Society. He has also been honored as co-chair of educational symposiums by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

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.

Call our Newport Beach office at  949-515-0550, or Contact Us today to set up your consultation.