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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, (augmentation mammoplasty), is a cosmetic surgical enhancement procedure to increase the size and improve the shape of a woman's breasts. Our potential patients want increased fullness and may have lost breast volume after pregnancy, weight loss or may have always been small. Breast augmentation can be done with implants (most common) - or for patients wanting a smaller change - with fat transfer.
Tonia's Story
Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation Before and after images
Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation Before and after images
Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation Before and after images
Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation Before and after images
Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation Before and after images
Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation Before and after images

Tonia is a 22 year old female who was dissatisfied with the size of her breasts her entire life. She wanted to be more proportional and fill her clothes better. She had done some research on the internet but wanted more information.

Tonia came to Tri Valley Plastic Surgery and met with Dr. Williams. He discussed her concerns and goals. Considerable time was spent during the examination, answering questions and describing the surgery, her options and what she should expect.

Tonia had some asymmetry of her breasts. The left one was slightly smaller and positioned higher. Tonia explained that she wanted a natural look and feel. She and Dr. Williams agreed on silicone implants through an infra-mammary incision.

The surgery went well and a 425 cc moderate plus profile Mentor cohesive silicone gel implant was placed on the right and a 475 cc moderate plus profile Mentor cohesive silicone gel implant was placed on the left.

Tonia was seen post-operatively and did well. Her post-op pictures are 1 month post-op.

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Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?

In general, a good candidate for breast augmentation is:
  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Not currently pregnant or nursing, and with no immediate plans to become pregnant
  3. In good physical health
  4. Psychologically stable
  5. Wanting to improve their appearance
  6. Realistic in their expectations

At Tri Valley Plastic Surgery, Dr. Williams spends time to make sure that each patient receives all of the information needed when considering a breast augmentation. In our offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, often we perform silicone or saline breast augmentations. Breast augmentation (mammaplasty), also known as breast enlargement or breast enhancement surgery, is used to enhance the breast contour and breast size for a female who views her current breast size as small for her frame. Breast augmentation can also be used to correct the natural loss in breast fullness which occurs following pregnancy and breast feeding, weight loss, or to balance an asymmetry in breast size.

Some of our patients seeking breast augmentation are young women who have been unhappy with their figures all of their lives, women who feel that their breasts are no longer attractive following changes in weight, changes associated with aging, or changes due to childbearing. This means a relatively wide age range of women seek this procedure for a variety of reasons.

The best candidates for breast augmentation are women with little or no sagging, and who have a reasonable amount of breast tissue with which to cover the lower part of the implant. Women who are less than ideal candidates can still get excellent results as Dr. Williams has many techniques to help you improve your appearance.

What is a breast augmentation procedure?

Preparing for breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation surgery procedure steps

Breast augmentation surgery recovery and healing steps

Breast augmentation side effects and surgery risks:


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