Understanding Your Breast Augmentation Options
So you’ve decided to consider breast augmentation. We can help! We have information, before and after pictures, special sizing programs, financing options, and real patient stories to help you decide what is best for you as you consider a breast enlargement. We’re committed to educating our breast augmentation patients and helping them make informed choices about breast implant size, type, and shape. We believe that interaction and communication make for the best surgical experiences!
At La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa, we’ve got experience you can count on. Our board certified plastic surgeons perform more breast augmentations than virtually any other practice in the United States. Breast augmentation is the number one plastic surgery procedure nationally and it is also the number one procedure in our practice.
Personalized Breast Implant Sizing
Choosing your new breast size is important and personal. To help you, we’ve created a special program called the Curves Connection™. Your breast augmentation consultation includes a unique sizing appointment. We help you try on new sizes until you find the look you like. Once you are happy, we take “before and after” photos of your “new look” and give you a copy to take home so that you can share your dream with your friends and family.
Breast augmentation patients are statistically happy with their decision with 95% patient satisfaction reported nationally. Women who’ve had breast augmentation talk about the positive changes in their life—self-confidence, more positive self image, and the freedom to wear clothing they had avoided in the past.
Understanding Breast Enlargement
Breast augmentation is intended to give you larger and shapelier breasts. If you have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other, breast enlargement surgery can usually equalize the size and come close to matching the shape. An additional procedure that would enhance the result of a breast augmentation is a breast lift, if the breasts are saggy in addition to being small.
Breast augmentation is a surprisingly straightforward and safe surgery in the hands of experienced surgeons. At La Jolla Cosmetic, we perform breast augmentations on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. Newer pain control techniques reduce post operative discomfort to very acceptable levels.
Breast augmentation incisions may be in the breast crease, around the nipple, or in the armpit. A saline or silicone implant is inserted under the breast tissue, or under the breast tissue and the underlying muscle.
Meet La Jolla Cosmetic Patient “Kathryn”
Kathryn, 18 years old, has lived in San Diego most of her life. She enjoys being out in the sun, singing, dancing, and shopping. She chose to have a breast augmentation to even out her body proportions and to make her breasts more symmetrical.
This is what she had to say: “I have numerous friends who have had surgery at LJC, and I loved their results and their comments regarding their experience they had at LJC. It has made me feel more comfortable in and out of clothes, my self esteem has gone up and has given me the confidence most teens lack now a days in our society to love my body.”
Meet La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Patient “Carla”
When it comes to plastic surgery, almost every patient has a different story and motivation for deciding when the time is right. For Carla, a mother of five, ranging in ages from 14 to 26 years, she had many reasons. “I think having plastic surgery was always in the back of my mind, but being able to justify spending that money on myself was difficult.” Never one to really lack self-confidence, Carla says two life-changing moments made her change the way she felt about her body. “About 20 years ago I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The way they performed the surgery left me with this big fold of skin on my stomach that never went away.” Years later, a lumpectomy was performed on one of her breasts, leaving her feeling lopsided. “Luckily the lesion was benign but because they took so much breast tissue, I could never get clothes to fit right.” A recommendation from a friend led her to Dr. Lori Saltz, a board certified plastic surgeon and Medical Director at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa.
With in depth knowledge of the medical profession from her career, the first thing Carla did was head to the Internet to research Dr. Saltz. “The most important thing to me was to find a qualified board certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Saltz’s qualifications and record were extremely impressive.” Carla met with Dr. Saltz and her team at LJC, to explore having a breast augmentation, breast lift and a tummy tuck. After carefully reviewing realistic expectations for each of these procedures, Carla left feeling confident that her personal needs would be met. With a supportive fiancé by her side, Carla felt ready to make some long awaited changes.
“The thing about La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa is that everyone has a way of making it be so professional, while still warm and comfortable.” Carla praised the staff on their friendly care and says Dr. Saltz’s work speaks for itself. When Carla first asked a friend which plastic surgeon to see, she figured that the best referral was a satisfied patient. Now Carla has joined the ranks of the many happy patients Dr. Saltz has treated over the years. Carla added, “The best thing I can say is that I finally feel comfortable in my own skin.”
- Meet Carla’s doctor, Board Certified San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Saltz
Meet La Jolla Cosmetic Patient “Jordan”
Jordan, 31 years old, was born and raised in San Diego. She is happily married with 3 children. She made the decision to have plastic surgery because she had a lot of excess skin after her last daughter from breastfeeding.
In Jordan’s spare time, she enjoys going to the river and spending time with her friends and family.
“I spend my summers at the river. I am more confident- now I don’t have to spend months looking for a bikini top to make me look decent.”
“Dr. Brahme was so warm and welcoming. I wanted a conservative doctor who listened to me and truly cared about my results. I am so thrilled with my results. Dr. Brahme and his staff made this a wonderful memorable experience. Thank you so much!”
- Meet Jordan’s doctor, Board Certified San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brahme