Your breast implant options at LJCSC
Women considering breast augmentation have more options than ever when it comes to choosing the perfect breast implants for them. It’s no longer just saline vs. silicone—with your surgeon’s guidance, you can hand-pick implant size, shape, and even texture!
Implant filling material
Breast implants come in two types: silicone and saline. Saline implants are comprised of a soft silicone outer-shell that is filled with saline solution during the procedure. Silicone implants are pre-filled with safe silicone gel. Both implant types come with advantages, and what will work best for you will depend on your desired look, natural anatomy, and the expert recommendation of your surgeon.
At LJCSC, we primarily use shaped or round highly cohesive silicone gel implants, commonly known as “gummy bear” implants. Our board certified plastic surgeons recommend form stable silicone gel implants for their many advantages, but we also offer saline-filled implants for patients who would prefer this option.
Breast implants can range anywhere from 120 – 800 cc in volume. What size will give you a look you’ll love is determined by a number of factors, from how large you want your breast to be to how large they can realistically be based on your natural anatomy. Our Curves Connection® Program will help you visualize what your results may be based on implant selection and advice from your surgeon.
While the online chatter may give the impression that one implant type is “best,” we believe that your body proportions, your desired look, your personal preferences, and even your age are more important considerations when choosing implants. Our board certified plastic surgeons have years of experience performing breast augmentations and tailor our implant recommendations to each individual. Your surgeon will collaborate with you to find which implant shape, projection, base width, and volume will fit you best. You’ll even be able to try on implant sizers and preview options with photos during an individual implant sizing & shaping session.
The type of implants you choose will also impact how they are placed and which incision option is the right choice for you. The two most common incisions used are inframammary (in the natural fold under the breast and periareolar (around the areola), though we can also place implants through the armpit (transaxillary incision) for no visible scarring.
Where will my breast augmentation incisions be?
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.
What is breast augmentation recovery like?
While you will want to take it easy the first few days after breast augmentation, most patients find recovery after breast surgery to be very manageable. If you have a desk job, you can usually return to work within a week. Although you’ll have to take a break from workouts, you should be able to ease back into aerobic activity and exercise not involving the chest in about 4 weeks.
How much is breast augmentation?
Depending on which implants you choose, breast augmentation costs anywhere from $6,495 (saline) to $7,295 (silicone) and up. The price will increase if you are having other procedures at the same time, such as a breast lift. We also offer a $300 cash discount. For example, the cash price for silicone breast augmentation starts at $6,995, and $6,195 for saline.
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How much does breast augmentation cost in the San Diego area?
We provide “ballpark” price estimates* on our web site; note that individual plastic surgery cost will vary within a reasonable range depending on your anatomy, implant choice, and the technique required to achieve your desired result. During your personal consultation, you will be given a specific fee quote. Your individual LJCSC fee quote is inclusive of all the items detailed below, and is good for three months, which allows you time to think about it and plan ahead.
|Breast augmentation: saline implants
|Breast augmentation: silicone implants
||$7,295 & up
|Breast augmentation: remove/replace implants
||$6,000 – $7,000
|Breast Augmentation: remove & replace with capsulectomy
||$8,000 – $9,000
|Breast augmentation revision
||$7,500 – $9,500
|Breast augmentation with lift
Breast augmentation fees include:
- Surgeon’s fee (Board Certified Plastic Surgeon)
- All visits before and after surgery
- Operating room time and supplies (AAAASF certified center)
- Anesthesia (Board Certified Physician Anesthesiologist)
- Saline or silicone gel breast implants (your choice)
- Post-surgical Bra
Let LJCSC help you set up an affordable payment plan for as little as $119 a month!
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At LJCSC, our board certified San Diego plastic surgeons have the training and experience you can count on. We offer free consults. And you can read verified patient reviews to see what our patients are saying about us.
Breast augmentation patients are statistically happy with their decision, with 98% patient satisfaction reported nationally. Women who’ve had breast augmentation talk about the positive changes in their life—including increased self-confidence, more pleasure in relationships, and the freedom to wear clothing they had avoided in the past.
Understanding what breast augmentation can do for you
So you’ve decided to consider breast augmentation. We’re here to help! We have plenty of info, breast augmentation before & after photos, a free implant sizing program, financing, verified reviews and real stories to help you decide what is best. We’re committed to educating our San Diego breast augmentation patients and helping you make informed choices about breast implant size, type, and shape. We believe that interaction and communication make for the best experiences and results.
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Our promises to you
Breast augmentation is intended to give you larger and shapelier breasts—and it is one of the top-performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It’s also a great option for addressing breast asymmetry, restoring lost volume after weight loss or pregnancy, and giving your breasts a bit more perkiness when combined with a breast lift.
What to expect from your breast augmentation surgery & recovery
Breast augmentation is a straightforward and safe surgery in the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon. At La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, we perform breast augmentations in our accredited operating room using general anesthesia. Trust us—though the procedure is not extensive, it’s better to be comfortably under anesthesia during the operation. Rest assured that a board certified anesthesiologist will be taking care of you, while your board certified plastic surgeon concentrates on the procedure. Post-operatively, newer pain control techniques reduce your discomfort to very low levels.
Since 1988, more than 32,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre.
Recovery from breast augmentation is surprisingly quick for most patients. If you have a desk job, you can usually return to work within a week. Although you’ll have to take a break from workouts, you should be able to ease back into aerobic activity and exercise not involving the chest in about 4 weeks. Your surgeon will let you know when it’s okay to resume any activity.
Get a super helpful sizing session with your free breast augmentation consult at LJCSC
Choosing your new breast size is important and personal, so your free breast augmentation consultation includes a unique sizing session we call the Curves Connection™. In addition to meeting with the board certified plastic surgeon of your choice, you’ll get to try on different implant sizes and shapes until you find the look you like. Once you are happy, we take “after” photos of your new look and give you a copy to take home, so that you can think further about your size choice and even get opinions from trusted friends.
You’ve got nothing to lose and can gain lots of intel, so contact us to schedule your free breast augmentation consultation!