Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants By Dr. Leslie Stevens
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular of all cosmetic body enhancements. Women who feel unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts are taking advantage of the safety of breast augmentation surgery to achieve greater self-confidence and an improved quality of life. Whether you desire a subtle increase in volume, or a more dramatic increase, Dr. Stevens is known for delivering aesthetic and natural-looking results.
Safety of the breast augmentation procedure
Breast augmentation is a safe surgery, especially when performed by a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon such as Dr. Stevens. The incisions used are minimal and discreet, and the implants have medical grade silicone shells which rarely lead to adverse reactions. The procedure itself is relatively quick and has a low risk of complications when performed correctly and when the post-op care instructions are followed.
Some ways that you can enhance your safety and the healing process are:
- Don’t smoke or drink alcohol for a few days prior to surgery and for a few weeks after the surgery if you can
- Drink plenty of water and fluids during the recovery period to flush out toxins
- Go on short walks to help with circulation
- Keep the surgical site clean to prevent infections
- Follow all aftercare instructions
Choosing the right implants
Choosing the right implants to use for your augmentation does not have to be a difficult decision. Doing your research prior to your consultation can help you in determining which type of implant would best suit your goals.
The following is a list of the most common implants used today:
- Saline implants with a silicone shell
- Round silicone implants with a cohesive silicone gel
- The gummy bear or tear drop shaped silicone implant with an internal cohesive silicone gel
- Texturized implants that have a texturized surface to help maintain their position within the breast tissue
Every one of Dr. Stevens patients are unique and will have a physical assessment that will help find the perfect size and type of implant for their augmentation. Every patient’s procedure will be completely customized to suit their cosmetic goals without compromising their health or wellness.
Pros and cons
Breast augmentation can have its pros and cons, so it is good to discuss your lifestyle as well as your cosmetic goals with Dr. Stevens during your initial consultation. The goal of our breast augmentation in Los Angeles with Dr. Stevens is always a result that looks natural and proportionate, but even then, some implants may interfere with certain aspects of your life. Many women who are active and athletic may find larger breasts too heavy or inconvenient for certain sports or activities.
The pros on the other hand, are numerous, as the implants themselves do no necessarily ever have to be replaced or removed if they are still enjoyed and intact. Ruptures as well are very unlikely and the cohesive nature of the silicone gel means that there is minimal risk of leakage.
Why choose Dr. Stevens for my breast surgery?
Dr. Stevens is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles with years of experience and success, regarded as one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills. If you are looking for the highest quality of care and cosmetic standards, it is well worth meeting with Dr. Stevens for a private consultation at his exclusive Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic.