Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Enhancement

Every woman has her own reasons for considering Breast Augmentation Surgery. Improving self- image is usually one of the most important natural desires for women to undergo a breast augmentation procedure.

If your are considering breast augmentation surgery, any of the following reasons may make you a good candidate:

  • Feeling of self-consciousness when wearing bathing suits or other clothes due to small breasts
  • Breasts lost their shape and firmness due to breast-feeding and/ or weight loss
  • Aging
  • Asymmetry: one breast is bigger than the other

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Breast Augmentation with Silicone Gel Implants

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Breast Reduction (Mastopexy Bilateral)

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Breast Lift and Augmentation with Silicone Gel Implants

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Fat Transfer to the Breast

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Types of Breast Procedures

 

Breast Augmentation Correction

Is a cosmetic procedure that uses saline or silicone-filled implants to enlarge and re-shape sagging breasts. Benefits include enhanced body proportions, more clothing options, improved self-confidence and more.

 

Breast Lift 

Also known as mastopexy, raises, firms and re-contours the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from.

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

Breasts are raised and the nipples are repositioned and the darker skin surrounding the nipple (areola) can be reduced.

If your breasts are small or have lost volume, breast implants can be inserted in conjunction with a Breast Lift. This can increase both their firmness and their size. Implants are also used to minimize scars; the combination of these two procedures requires only a scar around the areola.

 

Breast Asymmetry Correction

Asymmetric breasts are very common. A pronounced difference in size can make some women feel embarrassed and self-conscious. Breast asymmetry correction is a surgical procedure that can improve balance and proportion between breasts.

 

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance, and size following mastectomy.

 

Breast Reduction

Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

 

Capsular Contracture Correction

Capsular contracture correction is often a welcome treatment for women suffering with hardened or distorted breast implants, also referred to as capsular contracture. Although uncommon, capsular contracture can ruin the results of your breast augmentation.

 

Nipple Surgery

Dr. Soltero can address several issues relating to the size, proportion and position of the nipple and areola.

 

Correction of Inverted Nipple

Many women are interested in improving the shape of their breast and would also consider improving the shape of the nipple and areola.

 

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

It essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts. This is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase size and would prefer natural results.

Dr. Soltero may also have you use a tissue expander weeks before your breast augmentation surgery to improve your results. You may have to have touch-up injections to retain your improved shape if you choose this surgery.

 

Breast Augmentation

Who is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation?

The best candidates for breast enlargement are women who have a thorough understanding of the procedure, including its risks, benefits and costs. Realistic expectations about the outcome are also important. Breast augmentation can improve your figure, but it can’t change any other aspect of your life or make a bad relationship better. Women should only consider undergoing breast augmentation for themselves and not at someone else’s urging.

 

Who is not a good candidate for Breast Augmentation?

  1. You have had previous radiation therapy
  2. You are under 18 years-old
  3. You do not fully understand Breast Augmentation surgery and/or breast implant procedures
  4. You do not have realistic expectations about Breast Augmentation surgery
  5. You are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have an infection

Initial consultation for Breast Augmentation

If you are considering Breast Augmentation the very first step is to make an appointment for a complimentary personal consultation in our exclusive La Jolla / San Diego office.
During the consultation Dr. Ron Soltero will assess your physical and emotional health, he will assess the current appearance of your breasts, your reasons for wanting surgery, and expectation in order to determine the best results for you.

 

Some pre & post-op tips for Breast Augmentation Surgery

  • Do not take any medication that contains aspirin, vitamin E, weight loss medication or any Chinese herbs for 2 weeks before the surgery. A complete drug list will be provided on your pre op date
  • Arrange for an adult to drive you to and from your surgery. You CAN NOT take a taxi home. You must also arrange for an adult to stay with you for 24 hours
  • Do not smoke for at least 4 weeks prior to the surgery
  • After the first dressing change, wear your bra continuously day and night to support and position the breast
  • Driving is permitted after a few days, if not taking pain medications or muscle relaxers
  • Avoid heavy lifting, exercise or excessive movement of your arms for 2 weeks
  • You may resume all normal activities after 3 weeks of surgery

After the Breast Augmentation Surgery

You will probably feel tired and sore for several days after the operation. However within one or two days you should be up and around.
Your breasts may remain swollen and sensitive for a month or longer. After a few months your breasts will begin to settle into a more natural shape.

If you would like to know more about Breast Augmentation you can contact us by phone, e-mail or by scheduling a consultation at Dr. Soltero’s office:
4510 Executive Drive Suite 105
San Diego CA 92121
(UTC / La Jolla area)
Please click here to check estimated prices for Breast Augmentation surgery.

Breast Reduction

If your are considering Breast Reduction surgery, any of the following reasons will may make you a good candidate

  • You have realistic expectations about what the Breast Reduction can do for you and you fully understand that the Breast Reduction won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal
  • You are in good health, emotionally stable and don’t have any pre-existing medical conditions
  • You experience back, neck or shoulder pain cause by the weight of the breast
  • You feel your breasts are saggy and heavy with the nipples and areolas pointing downward
  • Your breasts are too big in proportion with your body and experience skin irritation beneath them
  • Indentations in your shoulders cause by the bra straps
  • You feel self-conscious wearing clothes and/or swimsuits
  • Asymmetry

Initial consultation for Breast Reduction in La Jolla/ San Diego

A personal consultation in our exclusive La Jolla / San Diego office is the very first step if you are considering Breast Reduction.
During the consultation at our La Jolla / San Diego clinic, Dr. Ron Soltero will assess your physical and emotional health, discuss your expectations about Breast Reduction and examine your breasts.
You will also be able to talk about the size and shape of your breasts, the placement of the nipples, incisions and risk involved with Breast Reduction.
In our La Jolla / San Diego clinic Dr. Ron Soltero will be showing several before and after pictures of Breast Reduction.

 

 

The Breast Reduction Surgery

The Breast Reduction procedure is performed on our La Jolla / San Diego certified surgery center (outpatient facility). Dr. Ron Soltero’s office is conveniently located in the UTC / La Jolla area. Fully equipped with two AAAASF certified operating rooms, it stands out to be one of the most private and select plastic surgery offices in the San Diego area.
The approach used for your breast surgery depends not only on Dr. Soltero’s preferences, but also on the look that you want to achieve.
The most common method of Breast Reduction involves 3 incisions, which they outline the area of skin to be removed, and the new position for the nipple. After Dr. Ron Soltero has removed the excess breast and shaped the remaining breast tissue, the nipple an areola are lifted. The scar of the Breast Reduction looks like an anchor.
General anesthesia is used to perform this surgery. A Board Certified Anesthesiologist administers the anesthesia.

 

 

Some pre & post-op tips for Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Do not take any medication that contains aspirin, vitamin E, weight loss medication or any Chinese herbs for 2 weeks before the surgery. A complete drug list will be provided on your pre op date
  • Arrange for an adult to drive you to and from your surgery. You CAN NOT take a taxi home. You must also arrange for an adult to stay with you for 24 hours
  • Do not smoke for at least 4 weeks prior to the surgery
  • After the first dressing change, wear your bra continuously day and night to support and position the breast
  • Driving is permitted after a few days, if not taking pain medications or muscle relaxers
  • Avoid heavy lifting, exercise or excessive movement of your arms for 2 weeks
  • You may resume all normal activities after 3 weeks of surgery

After the Breast Reduction Surgery

You will probably feel tired and sore for several days after the operation. However within one or two days you should be up and around.
When Breast Reduction surgery is complete, your breasts are smaller and firmer with temporary stitches around the areola, below it and in the base of the breast.
Your breasts may remain swollen and sensitive for a month or longer. After a few months your breasts will begin to settle into a more natural shape. If you haven’t felt it sooner, you will notice relief from neck, back and shoulder pain.
Although the Breast Reduction’s scars are permanent and may appear to worsen, after a few months they will fade with time.

If you would like to know more about Breast Reduction you can contact us by phone, e-mail or by scheduling a consultation at Dr. Soltero’s office:
4510 Executive Drive Suite 105
San Diego CA 92121
(UTC / La Jolla area)

Please click here to check estimated prices for Breast Reduction surgery.

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