Breast augmentation is the most popular breast enhancement surgery in the Bay Area, let alone the United States. Women have the choice to not only improve their figure but also customize it to their exact goals. It’s a win-win! Contact OLIVE Plastics today to schedule a consultation with breast augmentation expert Dr. Michelle Eagan.

What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the size of a woman’s breast through the use of implants. The goal of breast augmentation is to improve the size, shape, contour, proportion, and symmetry of the bust to each particular patient’s desire. Breast augmentation surgery is performed for women who were born with naturally smaller breasts, as well as those who are unhappy with the size of their breasts after weight loss, pregnancy, or just in general.

There are a few different implants options you can choose from. This includes size, shape, texture, and composition; Dr. Eagan goes over each option with you during the consultation.

Dr. Eagan views plastic surgery as a way to help you feel like yourself. If you want help in feeling more like yourself and who you picture yourself to be, Dr. Eagan is here to listen nonjudgmentally to help you achieve that. Some women feel trapped in the bodies they were born with. They hold back from doing activities they would like to participate in, like swimming, going to the beach and wearing sundresses.

There are so many reasons women come for help, which is why it is the number one surgical procedure in San Francisco and the entire United States after liposuction.

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Types of Implants

There are two main types of breast implants: saline implants and silicone implants. Both of these FDA approved implants come with their own benefits and should be discussed carefully with Dr. Eagan before making any decisions.

Dr. Eagan has used all four companies of breast implants, including Allergan, Mentor, Sientra and The Ideal Implant.

Saline Implant

A saline implant is a silastic shell that is filled with a purified saline solution once it is inserted into the breast pocket. The incisions that are created for this particular implant are often smaller in size since they are inserted into the breast pocket empty.

Ideal Implant

The Ideal Implant is a new form of breast implant, created by a plastic surgeon, that has multiple compartments internally. This new structured implant allows it to feel more natural. It is filled with saline and has smoother edges than some of the more traditional saline implants. It also has less movement of the saline within the implant, which means it is more gentle on the breast tissue. Dr. Eagan is one of the first plastic surgeons in the San Francisco area to offer this to patients. Please call to find out if you are a good candidate for the Ideal Implant.

Silicone Implant

Silicone is more requested between the two implant types. This implant is pre-filled with a silicone gel that has a similar texture to a gummy bear. Patients like it because it provides a more natural feel. Many women find this implant more attractive because it tends to look more natural and smooth.

Additional Options

Breast augmentation allows women to fully customize their procedure. This includes choosing the shape of the implant in addition to the composition (saline or silicone.) Round implants offer symmetrical projection at the bottom and top of the breasts, while anatomical implants have a slight slope with greater projection at the bottom, mimicking the natural slope of a breast. Additionally, there are three incision locations where breast implants can be inserted: periareolar (around the areola), inframammary (along the natural breast crease), and transaxillary (hidden within the armpit.) Saline or silicone implants can be inserted through any of these incisions.

Implants vs Fat

There is no “best choice”; it simply depends on the patient’s preference and anatomy.

Breast augmentation can be performed in one of two ways: with implants or your own fat. Breast augmentation with your own fat is referred to as breast fat transfer or natural breast augmentation. It is performed by harvesting fat via liposuction, purifying it, then injecting it into the breasts.

While this may be the more appealing of the two choices for some women, breast fat transfer can only achieve a maximum increase of two cup sizes. Breast implants come in a large range of sizes as well as a variety of shapes and other customizable characteristics.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Candidates for a breast augmentation are women looking to enhance their bust with breast implants. Those interested in natural breast augmentation can inquire about breast fat transfer during the consultation. It is important that any women looking into this procedure are in good health and maintain steady diet and exercise regime.

Women who are considering this procedure should not currently be pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also important for the women who are undergoing this procedure to have realistic expectations. This procedure is strictly designed to enlarge breast size. If you are interested in lifting your breasts to a higher elevation, a breast lift combined with breast augmentation can be discussed during the consultation. Any woman who is interested in finding out their options is encouraged to come in and meet with Dr. Eagan for a consultation.

Why Come to OLIVE Plastics for Your Breast Augmentation

There are many different factors that make Dr. Michelle Eagan the best choice for your breast augmentation surgery. For one, her attention to detail is unsurpassed. Now every surgeon may say this, but she spends the full amount of time during the consultation working with the patient to devise the perfect customized procedural plan. This includes a discussion about goals, expectations, and even lifestyle. Yes, lifestyle is an important factor when discussing breast augmentation; someone who is an avid runner may not want too large of a size. Nothing is ever rushed and she will never push you to get anything you do not like; Dr. Eagan encourages you to try as many sizes as you want until you are comfortable and confident in your decision.

At OLIVE Plastics there is no pressure or judgement, only open ears and helpful hands. Request a consultation today to find out for yourself why Dr. Michelle Eagan of OLIVE Plastics is the best choice for your cosmetic enhancement surgeon.

Consultation

During the initial consultation, Dr. Eagan will listen to your particular concerns and what your cosmetic goals are. She will then perform a physical examination to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this particular procedure. If she finds you to be a good candidate, Dr. Eagan will review, in depth, what the overall procedure consists of.

She will then take her time with you to decide on the right composition, size, shape, texture, placement and incisions location to develop a custom treatment plan in order to meet your particular goals. Through this, Dr. Eagan will be able to provide each patient with an individualized quote for their particular desires. Before leaving the office, you will be given the preliminary instructions that must be followed prior to the surgery to help ensure optimal results. Our highly trained and helpful staff are at your service throughout this time, happy to answer any questions you may have approaching surgery.

Procedure

On the day of the breast augmentation, Dr. Eagan will begin by marking the incision points on the breasts in order to ensure accuracy throughout the procedure. After this, our certified anesthesiologist will administer a general anesthetic to provide the patient will the utmost comfort whilst undergoing the breast surgery. Dr. Eagan will then begin by making the incisions; incision location and size depends on the choice of implant. Pockets in the breasts will then be created and the breast implant can then be inserted and properly positioned either in front of or behind the muscle.

Dr. Eagan uses the Keller Funnel to insert the implants. This is an extra precautionary step to keep the implant from making any contact with the doctor’s skin. Depending on the choice of implant, the doctor will either be filling the implant while it is inside the breast pocket or the implant is pre-filled and placed in the pocket as so. Once Dr. Eagan has positioned the implants ideally and achieved the patient’s goals, she will then close the incisions and cover them with surgical bandaging and a garment.

Recovery

Once the procedure is completed, you will be taken to the recovery area and will be monitored for a couple hours. Before being released, our medical staff will be sure to provide you with the necessary recovery instructions that will help to guarantee optimal results. It is recommended for you to walk a small amount the night after surgery in order to improve circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots. It is important to keep the garment on while healing to help with swelling and possible bruising that may occur.

During the recovery stage, it is asked that you only partake in light activities for the first 2 weeks. Arm range of motion will be limited for a short period of time. Dr. Eagan will provide you with a few exercises to retain range of motion quickly. More strenuous activities should be avoided for at least 3-4 weeks after the procedure. If questions arise during this time, our helpful medical staff is available to assist in any way. You will be able to see results instantly; however, the full results will be seen a couple months after the procedure once the swelling has subsided.

Breast Augmentation Price

As discussed above, no two breast augmentation are alike; each one is customized to the individual. Because of this, the price can only be provided after a consultation appointment with Dr. Eagan. Contact us today and set up a one on one consultation to receive your quote.