Achieve the kind of breasts you desire and feel more confident with Skin Works Medical Spa. Our highly skilled team of surgeons has extensive knowledge and experience in different breast enhancement procedures using the most advanced techniques.
From augmentation to reduction, our goal is to produce balanced results that will match your ideal breast shape, size, and appearance. We perform every procedure in our Torrance practice with your utmost safety and comfort in mind.
If you are considering any breast enhancement procedure, get in touch with our team to discuss and know your options.
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure for patients who want to enhance the overall size or shape of their breasts. It is also ideal for women looking to restore lost breast volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss.
Breast augmentation procedures involve using breast implants or fat transfer to create the following results:
Increase fullness or size of naturally small breasts
Enhance balance and shape of breasts
Improve symmetry when the breasts are different sizes
Enhance body image and self-confidence
There are many options to choose from when it comes to breast implant surgery. At Skin Works Medical Spa, we will go into the advantages and disadvantages of each option to help you make an informed decision.
We will use specialized techniques and create proportionate results tailored to your individual goals, needs, and expectations.
For instance, you want to improve both the size and shape of your breasts. In that case, the surgeon may recommend a breast lift on top of the breast augmentation procedure.
Below are some of the available implant choices to help you decide:
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile, non-toxic, saltwater solution. They provide your breasts with a uniform shape, feel, and firmness.
If the implant shell leaks, the implant will collapse and the body will absorb and naturally expel the saline. Saline implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation procedures in women aged 18 or older.
Like saline implants, silicone implants have an outer shell and provide the breasts with a uniform shape and feel. These implants contain a cohesive silicone gel that imitates human fat.
Should the implant leak, the implant filled with silicone gel will not collapse. The gel may escape into the breast implant pocket or may remain within the implant shell.
Silicone implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation in women aged 22 or older. Although they are somewhat more expensive than saline implants, silicone gel feels a bit more similar to natural breast tissue.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer is another option to add fullness to your breasts. It uses your own fat from another part of the body, like the abdomen or thighs, via liposuction. As a result, the donor site can also be sculpted at the same time.
The procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Fat transfer breast augmentation involves a series of small incisions not more than the width of a fingernail, leaving very small scars.
Aside from the type of breast implant, there are also various incision techniques to consider during the augmentation procedure. Incisions are typically made in the least visible areas for minimal scarring.
The incision location is based on the patient’s anatomy, the type and size of the implant, and patient-surgeon preference. Our surgeon will discuss each option in-depth to help you decide the right technique for you.
In the Los Angeles area, the breast augmentation procedure usually costs between $7,000 to $10,000. However, the price may vary depending on several factors, including the results you want to achieve, the type of breast implant used during surgery, and the placement of implants.
Our team at Skin Works Medical Spa will discuss all the available options during consultation. We will provide an estimated breast implant surgery cost based on the course of the procedure determined by your surgeon.
It is completely normal to feel some swelling and tightness after your breast augmentation surgery. This only means that your breast tissue is adjusting to the newly inserted implants.
While you may experience tightness for two to four weeks, it will slowly subside and improve as each week passes. The feeling may range from mild to moderate, depending on the size of the implant and your skin laxity.
If the tightness in your breasts does not go away over time and continues to increase, it is best to consult a surgeon immediately.
At Skin Works Medical Spa, our surgeons use advanced techniques that allow you to achieve a safe and fast recovery. Most of our patients experience minimal discomfort within a few days following the procedure. They are usually manageable with prescription medications.
Although recovery is unique for every patient, many patients can return to work and other regular activities in about a week. You should avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for at least a month until the swelling subsides and your incisions heal.
During your follow-up appointment, your surgeon will provide post-operative instructions to speed up recovery.
Many patients notice significant breast augmentation before and after results in a few weeks. This allows the skin to stretch and the swelling to subside until the breasts take their final shape.
On the other hand, the incisions may take several months or years to fade. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions during follow-up consultations to achieve optimal results.
Over time, a woman’s breasts lose their firmness and youthful shape. These changes and loss of elasticity may be due to aging, gravity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, elevates and reshapes your breasts. Unlike breast augmentation, breast lift procedures do not involve using implants.
Instead, the surgeon removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding breast tissue to support and reshape the new breast contour.
If your breasts are sagging after having children, your surgeon may combine these two procedures to restore breast fullness and give it a more natural contour.
There are various incisions patterns and techniques used in a breast lift procedure. The surgeon will discuss your options during the consultation. They will determine the appropriate technique for you based on the following factors:
Breast shape and size
Areola size and position
Degree of breast sagging
Skin elasticity and quality, including the amount of excess skin
You will either be given general anesthesia or intravenous sedation during the surgery. Then, the surgeon will make an incision using one of these three patterns:
Around your areola
Around your areola and vertically down from the areola to your breast crease
Around your areola, vertically down from your breast crease and horizontally along your breast crease
The longevity of breast lift surgery results varies widely depending on the individual. Many patients generally enjoy the results for about 10 to 15 years, while others can go much longer before requiring revisions.
It is crucial to understand that breasts can continue to change over time due to aging and gravity. While they cannot be avoided, maintaining your weight and a healthy lifestyle enables you to prolong your breast lift results.
Large, heavy breasts can be a source of physical and emotional distress for patients. Those with macromastia may suffer physical discomfort due to the weight of their breasts, making it challenging to perform regular activities.
Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, removes excess fat, tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size proportionate with your body. This procedure also helps alleviate the discomfort resulting from excessively large breasts.
In many cases, breast reduction procedures are performed with a breast lift to raise and reshape the breasts.
Patients unhappy with their breast size may undergo breast reduction surgery to regain self-confidence and have a more active lifestyle. The procedure can also help them with the following concerns:
Back, neck, and shoulder pain
Shoulder indentations from bra straps
Skin rash or irritation under the breast crease
Like any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with breast reduction. We will ensure that you understand these potential complications before undergoing the surgery.
Our qualified team of surgeons performs every procedure with the best possible care to protect our patients’ health and safety. We only use the appropriate equipment and devices with advanced techniques, decreasing potential risks and encouraging faster healing.
If you’re looking for “breast augmentation near me” or any breast enhancement procedures, contact Skin Works Medical Spa. Our team is ready to answer all your questions and help you get the results you want to achieve.
We are waving the $200 surgery consultation fee so you can start your breast augmentation journey with zero risk. Whatever shape and form your desire your new breast to be, you can book a complimentary consultation and find out what non-invasive and invasie options you have. The consultation comes with zero obligation and is complimentary. No risk for you.