Breast Enhancement San Diego, CA
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offers breast enhancement for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, and Carmel Valley, as well as surrounding areas of California. These procedures aim to change the size, shape, and position of the breasts to align with body proportions and patient desires.
What Is Breast Enhancement?
Breast enhancement plastic surgery encompasses procedures for men and women who are looking for ways to change the shape, size, and position of the breasts. For women, this means adding fullness, lifting the breasts, reconstructing the breasts, changing nipple size, and other options. For men, we specialize in gynecomastia surgery to reduce the size of the chest.
Breast enhancement is ideal for adult women and men at least 18 years old. Women who are considering silicone implants must be at least 21 years old.
How Much Does Breast Enhancement Cost?
As part of your free consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and surgical plan. At Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center, we offer all surgeries at a competitive and low price to give you your desired look at an affordable price. Financing is available for your convenience.
- Breast Augmentation
- Starts at $6,700
- Breast augmentation is performed by using breast implants to make the breasts larger.
- Breast Implant Removal or Exchange
- Starts at $5,500
- Breast implant removal is recommended for women who no longer want breast implants or who wish to change out their breast implants.
- Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
- Starts at $8,700
- A breast lift removes excess skin from the breasts to lift them higher and create a perkier appearance.
- Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)
- Starts at $10,000
- Breast reduction is for women who feel uncomfortable about their large breasts.
- Nipple Reduction Surgery
- Average Cost: Varies from patient to patient
- Nipple reduction surgery reduces the size of the nipples to align with breast shape and size. Nipples can be reduced circumferentially or in diameter.
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast reconstruction is a type of plastic surgery that restores natural breast shape after mastectomy or breast trauma.
- Starts at $6,000
- Male breast reduction is recommended for men with enlarged breasts that are caused by gynecomastia.
How Is Breast Enhancement Performed?
Breast enhancement is performed through several techniques, such as removing excess fat and tissue, introducing implants into the breast cavity, and liposuction to fine tune breast shape.
What Is Recovery Like After Breast Enhancement?
Recovery from breast enhancement may take six months or longer. The exception is standalone liposuction for gynecomastia that generally take a few weeks for recovery.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is designed to improve the size and shape of naturally small, flat, or asymmetrical breasts or breasts that have suffered unwanted effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding or aging.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost In San Diego, CA?
The average cost of breast augmentation at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center starts at $6,500. As part of your consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Financing is available for your convenience.
How Is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
A breast augmentation surgery involves placing silicone or saline implants in front of or behind the chest muscle depending on the amount of existing breast tissue. Implants are inserted through an incision around the nipple or in the breast crease. They may be round or teardrop shaped, according to the patient’s desired result.
What Results Can I Expect from a Breast Augmentation?
Dr. Mozaffari works closely with his patients to understand their desired outcomes of breast augmentation. Once the swelling subsides, you will have fuller, shapelier breasts.
What Can I Expect During Recovery From Breast Augmentation?
Most patients will need to take one to two weeks off of their normal routine, including work and exercise, to rest as much as possible. Patients must wear a surgical bra provided and placed by Dr. Mozaffari immediately after surgery and avoid bending and lifting the arms above shoulder level.
Ultimately, the length of recovery will depend on a patient’s personal healing progress and their activity level. Dr. Mozaffari will meet with patients for follow-up appointments and may make modifications to their recovery timeline to ensure proper healing and successful results.
Does Breast Augmentation Cause Scarring?
Any time an incision is made in the skin, scarring will occur as part of the body’s natural healing response. The good news is that breast augmentation scars can fade significantly over time, and surgical technique plays an important role in how well incisions heal and scar.
Working with an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Mozaffari can drastically increase a patient’s chances of achieving the most beautiful results with the least noticeable scars. The location of the scar is often negotiable and will be determined in the consultation.
Is a Breast Augmentation Safe?
Saline, silicone, and “gummy bear” implants are all safe and FDA-approved for breast augmentation. There is no medical evidence that silicone is harmful to one’s health.
Do Breast Implants Need to Be Replaced?
Unless a patient’s preferences change or a rare complication occurs, breast implants can last for many years. There is no need to replace implants based solely on the length of time implants have been in place.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
What is the difference between breast augmentation and implants?
Breast implants are part of the breast augmentation surgery. The only difference is that breast augmentation describes the procedure, and breast implants are the medical devices used for the surgery.
What is the best age for breast augmentation?
There really isn’t a best age for breast augmentation, as this is a very personal choice. Women need to be at least 18 years old for saline implants and 21 years old for silicone implants. The best time to consider breast augmentation surgery is when you are no longer happy with the size and shape of your breasts or the proportions of your body.
Can I make my breasts bigger without implants?
There are some techniques that will make your breasts look bigger when you are wearing clothes, but breast augmentation really is the only way to permanently change the shape and size of your breasts. Even fat injections can only make small changes to your breasts, such as filling in dimples and, perhaps, adding a small amount of contour.
What Is Breast Implant Removal or Exchange?
Breast implant removal is a surgery to remove saline or silicone implants after breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement. Breast implant exchange is the replacement of a patient's current implants with new implants.
Reasons why someone may consider breast implant removal or exchange are:
- Increase or decrease the size of the implants
- Scarring inside the breast cavity
- Ruptured implant
- Lifestyle changes, such as starting a new career, getting married, or starting a family
- Availability of new implant shapes and textures
- Lifetime of implants (generally 10 years)
How Much Does Breast Implant Removal or Exchange Cost?
The average cost of breast implant removal or exchange at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center starts at $5,500. As part of your consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Multiple financing options are available, and you can apply before your consultation.
How Is Breast Implant Removal or Exchange Performed?
Whenever possible, Dr. Mozaffari, who is an experienced breast implant removal surgeon, prefers to use the same incision lines as your breast augmentation procedure, but this is not always possible or necessary. If he does use new incision lines, steps are taken to ensure that the resulting scar is well-hidden. He may remove any scar tissue that is present before the implant is removed, or it may be more beneficial to remove the implant first.
Once the implant is removed, he will tighten the tissues if the implant is not to be replaced. If you are exchanging your implants, he works in the breast cavity to correct any issues that may allow the implant to shift or not be positioned properly.
Your procedure may involve the addition of fat grafts to refine the shape and continuity of the breasts. You can see the results of the technique in our breast implant removal fat transfer before and after pictures.
What is Recovery Like After Breast Implant Removal or Exchange?
Recovery from breast implant removal tends to mirror the initial breast augmentation procedure, averaging six to 12 months for complete healing
What Is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
Breast lift restores an attractive look to breasts affected by pregnancy, nursing, massive weight loss, or the effects of aging. After a breast lift, the breasts have a better shape and a more youthful position. The nipples do not point downward and any asymmetry between the nipple height and breasts can be corrected. Women feel sexier and more confident with their beautiful breasts.
How Much Does Mastopexy Cost in San Diego, CA?
The average cost of mastopexy at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center starts at $8,700. As part of your consultation, Dr. Mozaffari explains your breast lift options. Once you decide to have the procedure, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Multiple financing options are available, and you can apply before your consultation.
How Is a Breast Lift Surgery Performed?
Breast lift surgery is typically performed through an incision on the bottom of the breast (in the crease where the breast meets the torso) and around the areola. The breast tissue is reshaped higher on the chest wall to improve the breast contour. Internal sutures are placed to support the new breast contour. The areolas are reduced in size and downward-pointing nipples are corrected. Excess breast skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened over the breast mound, usually with no horizontal scars under the breasts.
Dr. Mozaffari also specializes in a breast reduction and lift for women who want smaller breasts and would have breast sagging after the tissue is removed.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Mastopexy?
Most, but not all, women are back to work and daily activities a few days to a couple of weeks after their breast lift surgery. Recovery time varies from patient to patient based on what type of work the patient needs to be able to do. Patients are advised to take a couple weeks off from jobs that require vigorous activity. Patients with typical office work require only two to five days of downtime, depending on the amount of skin removed and how much discomfort they are experiencing.
What Results Can I Expect from a Breast Lift?
Our breast lift procedure before and after pictures show you the results of the procedure. You can see how the breasts sit higher on the chest. Although breast lift surgery is not intended to enlarge the breasts, there are some changes to breast size due to the tissue being compressed in a smaller skin pocket.
Am I a Good Candidate for Mastopexy?
Every breast lift patient is unique and has a particular area of concern. These concerns may include one or more of the following:
- Flat, sagging breasts
- Stretched-out, enlarged areolas
- Low, downward-pointing nipples
- One breast that sags lower than the other
Dr. Mozaffari examines each patient individually and inquires as to her specific concerns. He ask the patient to describe her ideal cosmetic outcome. This information is used to draft a personalized plan for treatment and achieve the “ideal breast.”
Can I Get a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation at the Same Time?
Yes, breast augmentation combined with a breast lift is an option for many patients. To create bigger breasts, Dr. Mozaffari place silicone or saline implants, usually under the muscle. For smaller breasts, they use breast reduction techniques, including liposculpture, to eliminate excess skin, tissue and fat. The incision pattern may be modified during a combination breast augmentation-breast lift operation or breast reduction-breast lift operation to provide better access and visibility.
Many patients with minimal sagging and slightly small breasts can achieve a great result with a small implant and minimal periareolar scars, only. Patients can also choose our mommy makeover procedure for a combination of both breast lift and augmentation with body contouring surgery.
What Is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction surgery is recommended for women who have suffered significant damage to one or both breasts or have undergone a mastectomy, a surgery that removes the breast due to cancer. The overall goal of breast reconstruction is to create a breast mound with natural shape to help a woman feel more feminine. Our breast reconstruction before and after pictures demonstrate how Dr. Mozaffari helps women with this important procedure.
How Much Does Breast Reconstruction Cost?
The average cost of breast reconstruction at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center is dependent on the current condition of your breasts and your desired results. As part of your free consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Multiple financing options are available, and you can apply before your consultation.
What Is a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)?
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure for removing excess fat and breast tissue to reduce the size of the breasts. Women whose breasts are too large compared to their body proportions often suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as skin chafing and wounds from their bra straps. They also tend to use poor body mechanics to compensate for the extra weight of their breasts.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in San Diego, CA?
The average cost of breast reduction at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center starts at $10,000. As part of your consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Multiple financing options are available, and you can apply before your consultation.
How Is a Breast Reduction Performed?
During a standard breast reduction procedure, excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin is removed from the breast. If the areola-nipple complex sags significantly, it can be shifted to a higher position on the breast mound. If the areolas are enlarged or stretched-out, they can be reduced in size. Skin formerly located above the nipple is brought down and around, underneath the breast, to reshape it. Sutures are placed deep within the tissue to support the breasts’ new shape.
Usually, the surgical incisions are made around the edge of the areola and vertically down the front of the breast. The extent of the incision depends on the desired amount of reduction. Scarring from the incisions fades over time and can be concealed under a bra or bathing suit top. Dr. Mozaffari rarely needs to make horizontal incisions in the breast folds to achieve the desired results.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from a Breast Reduction?
The breasts and surrounding area are swollen, tender, and bruised. Healing can take several weeks or longer.
What Results Can I Expect from a Breast Reduction?
You will have a more manageable breast size and shape after you heal from breast reduction surgery. You may also notice that you feel more confident. You can learn more about the results in our breast reduction before and after reviews.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Each breast reduction candidate has specific concerns relating to the size and weight of her breasts. These concerns may include any of the following:
- Unhappiness with the appearance of oversized breasts
- Upper back/neck/shoulder pain
- Skin irritation under the breasts
- Reduced physical activity or limited range of motion
- Indentations on the shoulders from bra straps digging into the skin
- Emotional discomfort and self-consciousness from unwanted attention
- Difficulty finding clothing that fits properly
- Numbness in elbows and hands
During the consultation, Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari carefully listen to the candidate’s complaints and explains how breast reduction can provide relief from physical symptoms and psychological discomfort. They ask candidates to describe their ideal breast size and any other improvements in breast appearance they would like to see. This information helps Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari construct a surgical plan of treatment.
Can Breast Reduction Be Combined with a Breast Lift?
Breast reduction is combined with a breast lift to elevate the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. A breast lift gives the breasts a perkier and more youthful shape and contour.
Why Choose Dr. Mozaffari?
San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Mozaffari has performed over 15,000 breast surgeries, including breast augmentation and enhancement with great success. He is trained in the most advanced surgical techniques and has had experience with many implant styles and shapes to give patients the customized results they desire.
In addition to simply increasing the size of the breasts, he is also able to lift the breasts into a more desirable, youthful looking position, provide fullness in the upper portion of the breast and improve the appearance of the nipples, if needed. With over 16+ years in Plastic surgery, Dr. Mozaffari has extensive experience with the newer form-stable “gummy bear” implants. These implants can often give a more natural look to the upper breast shape or create a more lifted look than the traditional implants.
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Dr. Farid Brad Mozaffari is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who offers breast enhancement for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.