La Jolla Breast Augmentation -San Diego Breast Enlargement - La Jolla Breast Implants - Dr. James C. Pietraszek
La Jolla Breast Augmentation Specialist, Dr. James C. Pietraszek is renowned in San Diego for his cosmetic body contouring abilities but more especially for breast augmentation(breast enlargement or breast implants) in La Jolla. Dr. Pietraszek is proud to offer San Diego County the highest quality care in breast augmentaion as well as many other plastic surgery procedures. If you are looking for quality breast augmentation treatment in La Jolla and all of San Diego, Dr. Pietraszek comes highly recommended and is known for beautiful yet natural and long lasting results. Breast augmentation, commonly known as breast implants or a "boob job" (in San Diego and southern California) is also known as breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty and is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman's breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again.
If you have any questions about breast augmentaion procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery, the office of Dr. James C. Pietraszek at (858) 450-3377. We look forward to hearing from you and offering you the service you deserve!
Reasons for Considering Breast Augmentation:
Enhance body shape if breasts are too small.
Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing.
Equalize a difference in breast size (cup size) to gain breast symmetry.
Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy or injury.
La Jolla Breast Augmentation General Procedure
Breast augmentation requires surgical placement of breast implants to enhance breast size. The most common incisions include an inframammary incision (near the crease under the breast), an axillary incision (in the underarm area), or a periareolar incision placed at the edge of the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple). Incision patterns vary based on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, patient anatomy, and patient and surgeon preference.
Through the incisions, a pocket is created either directly behind the breast tissue (submammary or subglandular placement) or beneath the pectoral muscle and on top of the chest wall (submuscular placement). The implant is positioned within this pocket and incisions are closed with layered, non-removable sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.
The results of breast augmentation are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will refine. Satisfaction with your enhanced body image should continue to grow as you experience the fulfillment of your goal for fuller breasts.
San Diego Breast Augmentation Recovery Process
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, a post breast enlargement specialized surgical bra will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the surgery. This pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given by the physician after surgery.
Breast Augmentation Before and After Examples
Before and after photos can help you better understand the various procedures that are available to you, in addition to helping you form reasonable expectations of what can be achieved through plastic surgery. It is important to keep in mind that each person is different and that your results may vary.