A breast augmentation, commonly referred to as a boob job, at Contour Aesthetic Center in Upland, CA, can enhance your appearance, balance your body proportions and boost your self-confidence. It is the most common cosmetic surgery preformed in the United States. If you are considering a breast augmentation, Dr. Heidari will evaluate your unique characteristics and discuss with you what size and type of implant might be best for you.
- Are looking to improve their figure
- Are bothered by feelings that their breasts are too small
- Have small breasts or have lost breast volume following having children and/or breastfeeding
- Have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other
- Through weight loss, have seen their breasts change shape or size
There are two types of breast implants: saline and silicone. A saline implant is a solid silicone shell filled with a saltwater solution known as saline. If the implant leaks, the saline is absorbed into the body—it is the same solution as the saline given in IV fluid. Newly improved FDA-approved silicone gel-filled implants are now also available for patients 22 years or older. Extensive research and development has gone into these new silicone implants to make them safer and feel more natural. Dr. Heidari and the staff at Contour Aesthetic Center can help you decide which is right for you.
First, Dr. Heidari will make an incision in one of two places under the breast or around the areola. He will recommend which is the best for your situation and make every effort to assure that the incision is placed so the resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible. After the incision is made, a pocket is created either under the breast tissue or under the pectoral muscle. This pocket is made just large enough to accommodate the implant. The implant is then positioned to give the best cosmetic result.
Following surgery, a gauze dressing is placed on the breast along with a surgical bra. This helps reduce swelling. Dr. Heidari will prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection in addition to pain medication. Stitches will be removed in four to seven days and a support bra should be worn for four to five weeks. Swelling, bruising, and numbness, particularly around the incision, are normal and generally subside over about six weeks. Most patients return to work in seven to ten days but must avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for four to six weeks.