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Breast Augmentation

Michael Schwartz, MD -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Pasadena Plastic Surgery

Michael Schwartz, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Facial Plastic Surgeon located in Pasadena, CA

Breast augmentation can give you added confidence in your appearance, and boost your self-esteem. Michael Schwartz, MD, is an experienced, board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon who’s skilled at performing breast augmentation at Pasadena Plastic Surgery in Pasadena, California. Dr. Schwartz provides subtle enhancement of your curves that look and feel beautiful and natural. If you’re interested in breast augmentation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that uses implants as well as surgical tightening and repositioning to enhance the appearance of your breasts. Breast augmentation can change breast size, shape, and position, or correct the appearance of asymmetrical breasts.

However, breast augmentation doesn’t address sagging breasts. For this reason, Dr. Schwartz often performs a breast lift at the same time as a breast augmentation procedure.

What types of implants are available?

When it comes to implants, you have several options in terms of size and materials. All synthetic implants are constructed with a silicone shell and then filled with saline or a silicone gel. Dr. Schwartz uses only safe, modern materials that offer the most natural-looking results for all breast implant procedures.

Breast augmentation can also be performed with a fat transfer, in which fat cells are removed from one area of your body via liposuction, and reintroduced into the breast area. Many women prefer fat transfers because they are a more natural option than synthetic implants.

Is breast augmentation right for me?

Women of all ages make the personal choice to have breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Some women might have the procedure if they were born with small, asymmetrical, or tubular breasts. Many women choose breast augmentation following pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Modern breast augmentation is considered a safe procedure when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. While complications aren’t common, any surgery carries some risk, such as:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Temporary loss of sensation

Dr. Schwartz is an expert surgeon with extensive experience performing breast augmentation. Once he’s determined that you’re a candidate for breast augmentation, he’ll discuss all the benefits and risks with you so you can make the best choice for your personal goals and comfort.

What should I expect during a breast augmentation procedure?

Your procedure will be performed in a surgical setting under general anesthesia. Most patients are released to go home the same day as their surgery.

Recovery may take up to a week, and it may be up to three weeks before you can resume strenuous activities. You can expect some swelling and discomfort, but the team at Pasadena Plastic Surgery makes sure you have pain medication and instructions for at-home care so you can recover as quickly as possible.

If you’re interested in learning more about breast augmentation, call Pasadena Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.

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