Introduction to Breast Augmentation

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. Prior to 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.

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The Breast Augmentation Procedure

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 prior to 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 prior to 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.

To learn more about breast augmentation surgery in Orange County, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sundine, please contact us today.

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From start to finish I had one of the best experiences. Dr. Sundine was professional, caring, and very knowledgeable. I received Botox and filers which he placed perfectly rejuvenating me with a youthful appearance, I have had Botox 2 times prior from other Dr’s and did not have a good result, the fact that I looked natural and not botched was perfection in my eyes. I also received a breast augmentation, surgery Which was easy, no complications, and healed fast. After breastfeeding 2 children I now have my self-confidence back thanks to Dr. Sundine. I would highly recommend and trust Dr. Sundine with any of his cosmetic services! – Tara S.

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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)
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Recovering from Breast Augmentation Surgery

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. Prior to 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 are able to 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 on a regular basis 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.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Newport Beach?

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.

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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. 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 facelift, nose surgery, and eyelid lift Orange County surgeon. He also offers comprehensive body contouring such as liposuction and tummy tuck.

Preoperative Instructions

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

On the day prior to 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 for the development of blood clots in your veins.

Postoperative Instructions

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 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.

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.

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

Breast Implant Exercises-one exercise includes all four series above.

10 exercises 3 times daily for 6 months.

10 exercises 2 times daily for another 6 months.

10 exercises once a day for life

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.

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).

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons-Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow
International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgery

Patient Reviews & Testimonials


    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children. I figured if he was so skilled that he could perform such incredibly difficult procedures on a child, I was confident he could perform a face lift with which I would be happy. The results were so far beyond my expectations that I could hardly believe. I look literally ten years younger. I am incredibly happy with the results and they seem to get better and better as the healing continues. I never had a problem getting a return call or making an appointment. Dr. Sundine is always pleasant and answers all of my questions. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

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  • "I Am Very Satisfied With The Results"

    What I really like about Dr Sundine is his vast experience and training. I also like the fact he did not try to sell me other procedures. He is also very down to earth and easy to talk to. I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend him.

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  • "Thanks, Dr. Sundine!"

    After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. He is gentle and kind and genuinely listens to you. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. Even the day of the procedure, he spent ample time talking to me, taking measurements, and making marks on my body so as to get the perfect results. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine!

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  • "Excellent Plastic Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. The office setting is state of the art and his office manager Toni makes sure that everything runs efficiently. They really listen to your needs before and after surgery to make certain that you walk out fully satisfied. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. This is not your typical Newport Beach plastic surgeon’s office. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County! The office offers a full range of injectables, peels, and lasers in addition to major cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you need a little tweak or surgery this is the physician that you should see!
    - Susan

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  • "You are the Best Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turn out so well. But more importantly, it made me feel better about myself. Again, thank you Dr. Sundine for all you have done for me. You are the best surgeon!
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