Breast Augmentation

Introduction

At our practice in Newport Beach, breast augmentation surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures. Women of all ages come to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Sundine to address the size and shape of their breasts by receiving breast implants. Breast implants come in various shapes and sizes and, when combined with Dr. Sundine’s placement skills, can give you the breasts you have always longed for. Before receiving breast implants, it is important that you are well informed and educated on the various options, including incision sites. Dr. Sundine and his medical staff will help you gain a deeper understanding of all aspects of the procedure during your consultation.

woman under white drape -- breast augmentation -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as breast enlargement or a “boob job”, is a surgical procedure that uses breast implants to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts for a number of reasons. During your consultation, Dr. Sundine will discuss the different types of implants, such as saline and silicone, the implant sizes, and available implant shapes.

Breast Augmentation -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of Breast Augmentation?

Our Newport Beach Breast Augmentation patients have seen and been able to enjoy the following benefits from their surgery:

  • Adjusts the size and shape of your breasts
  • Clothing fits better and options are increased
  • Corrects uneven breasts (Asymmetry)
  • Enhances your appearance and overall silhouette
  • Improves your self-confidence

Who is a Candidate

For Breast Augmentation?

If you are in good general health, you are most likely an excellent candidate for this procedure. Dr. Sundine will carefully evaluate your breast anatomy, including tissue availability, to help you decide if breast surgery is right for you. He will also recommend the appropriate types of implants after discussing your aesthetic goals and safety concerns. Dr. Sundine offers both silicone and saline breast implants. Silicone implants are filled with gel and tend to feel more natural to the touch. Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution and are believed to be safer in case of a rupture. Dr. Sundine also uses various incision types to place the implants, including:

  • Inframammary (crease incision)
  • Periareolar incision (nipple incision)
  • Transaxillary (armpit incision)
Woman walking in water -- breast augmentation -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

If you’re interested in getting a breast augmentation in the Orange County area, the first step is to schedule a consultation. In your initial appointment, Dr. Sundine will evaluate your health and explain which surgical techniques are most appropriate for you, based on the condition of your breasts and skin tone, and be sure to discuss your expectations. The two of you will also discuss your alternatives, the risks, and the limitations of each. You should also share if you smoke and if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs with Dr. Sundine. Once you have chosen your desired cup size and implant type, your surgical plan will be created. Our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your appointment and provide you with certain instructions to follow that will help make your surgery as successful as possible.

Breast Augmentation

What to do Before Surgery

Please shower with Dial® Soap and wash your abdomen, chest, and groin areas daily for the first 3 days before surgery.

On the day before surgery take only thin clear liquids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This may include water, coffee, tea, Crystal Lite, Gatorade or sports drinks, carbonated and noncarbonated soft drinks, plain Jell-O (without added fruit or toppings), clear broth, or bouillon, apple juice, orange juice, or lemonade (without pulp), and ice popsicles.

You do not need a prescription for Magnesium citrate. Drink one 10-ounce bottle of Magnesium citrate at 4:00 PM. The purpose of this bowel preparation is to reduce any pressure on your pelvic veins and reduce the risk of the development of blood clots in your veins.

If you have major dental work or major surgery, please notify Dr. Sundine so he can prescribe a preoperative medication to protect your implants from possible infection.

How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost in Newport Beach?

Financing

The cost of your Newport Beach Breast Augmentation will vary on a number of factors. The procedure is tailored to your desires and will need to be discussed with Dr. Sundine at his office in Orange County. While meeting with him, he’ll provide you with his recommendations and all associated costs. There are financing options available that are designed to spread out the payment for our patients.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during surgery. Dr. Sundine starts the procedure by making incisions, the location of which is decided before surgery. He then makes a pocket in each breast to make room for the implant. Breast implants can be placed under the chest muscle, over the chest muscle, or partially under the chest muscle. The placement will also be determined before the procedure. The saline or silicone implants are then placed in each breast pocket and the incisions are closed with sutures. Your Breast Augmentation will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine at his office located in Newport Beach.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

Breast Augmentation

Recovery

Upon waking up from breast surgery, you will feel soreness in the treatment area and drowsiness from the anesthesia. You will be kept in a recovery room for a few hours, during which time Dr. Sundine’s staff will closely monitor you. You will be able to go home at the end of the day. Please be sure to arrange a ride as you will not be able to drive. Before leaving the recovery facility, you will be given detailed instructions on how to care for yourself during the first few days. Dr. Sundine will also give you a prescription medicine for pain, as well as antibiotics.

You will most likely be advised to stay home and rest for about a week. Most patients can return to work and other daily duties within seven to 10 days. You should not exercise or perform any strenuous physical activities for up to four weeks. Dr. Sundine will see you regularly to check on your healing progress. He will also show you various ways to massage your breasts so that your implants settle appropriately and give you the natural results you desire.

Strenuous activities and exercises are to be avoided until 3 weeks after surgery (heart rate should stay below 100 beats per minute). You may gradually resume normal daily activities after 3 days being careful to avoid any activity that causes pain or discomfort. You may begin your regular exercise routine 3 weeks after surgery, except for upper bodyweight training. Upper body weight training and push-ups should not be done until 6 weeks postoperatively. Particularly when implants are placed under the chest muscles, upper body weight training before 6 weeks could cause the implants to be pushed upwards.

You should plan to be off work for up to 5-7 days, although this can vary from person to person.

Driving may be resumed when a sharp turn of the steering wheel will not cause pain; this is usually within 5-7 days.

Call our office if you have any questions, if any problems should arise, or if you have been having any signs or symptoms of infection (redness, fever, drainage).

Breast Implant

Exercises

Breast implant massage should start 3-5 days after surgery. The purpose of these exercises is to keep the scar tissue that forms around implants as soft as possible. It is important to remember that a slow steady stretch is more effective than a quick jerky movement. Don’t worry about injuring the implant; you cannot cause a rupture with these exercises.

  • Press the breasts slowly and maximally inwards (towards your breast bone) and hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat four times.
  • Press the breasts apart slowly and maximally outwards and hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat four times.
  • Repeat for downward movement.
  • Repeat for upward movement.

One exercise includes all four series above, and for best results, should be performed in the following sequence as you heal:

  • 10 exercises 3 times daily for 6 months.
  • 10 exercises 2 times daily for another 6 months.
  • 10 exercises once a day for life

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Dr. Sundine is a renowned plastic surgeon who is skilled in a number of procedures for the face, body, and breasts. Over the years he has earned a reputation as a top plastic surgeon in Orange County. Dr. Sundine is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Breast augmentation surgery is a popular procedure that can increase a woman’s self-confidence and enhance her appearance. When treated by Dr. Michael J. Sundine patients can expect beautiful, natural-looking results. To learn more about our Newport Beach breast augmentation or other breast procedures available such as breast lift or breast reduction in Newport Beach contact us today at 949-706-3100.

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