Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills, CA
If you're looking to get your breast implants in Beverly Hills, Dr. Tim Neavin is a board-certified plastic surgeon with an office serving patients in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Neavin is one of the best breast augmentation surgeons and is an expert in this procedure. He has performed thousands of breast augmentations over the years and can provide you with the natural-looking, beautiful results that you're looking for! If you're interested in a consultation, you can schedule your consultation with Dr. Tim Neavin by either calling (310) 858-811 or using our contact form.
What is Breast augmentation?
A breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that has the goal of enhancing a woman's bust. Dr. Tim Neavin will accomplish this by either using breast implants or transferring fat. Either one of these techniques will give you an increased size, improved volume, and improved shape. It is still one of the most popular procedures for women today.
Are you a candidate for Breast augmentation?
Ideal candidates are adult women in good general health, with fully developed breasts and stable weight. You should have realistic expectations and emotional and psychological stability is crucial. You should also understanding the potential risks. You might be also experiencing one of the following criteria’s if you’re interested in this procedure:
Self-Esteem and Confidence
If you are feeling dissatisfied with your body or low self-esteem due to the size of your breasts, you are not alone! Many feel this way and opt for implants to improve confidence.
If you have undergone a mastectomy as part of cancer treatment or have experienced a significant injury, implants will offer that restoration you might be desiring.
Women with Underdeveloped Breasts
If you have breasts that are undeveloped or smaller than your desired size, you can consider yourself a great candidate.
Patients that have had Significant Weight Loss
If you have lost weight and notice that your bust size has decreased or sagging is more apparant due to skin elasticity, implants will solve this issue.
If you suffer from disproportionate cleavage or shape, you would be a phenomenal candidate if you want to achieve symmetry.
Post-Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
During and after pregnancy, you may have experienced some change to your body, especially around your chest. Breastfeeding will also cause you to lose size and shape. To restore volume and firmness, implants are a great solution to return to your pre-pregnancy body.
Cost of Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills, California
There are many factors that go into the price of breast augmentation. The general cost range is between $9,500 to $12,000. The cost will include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesiologist, and the implant type chosen.
Financing Your Procedures
If you are in need of financing, our practice can assist you with financing your implants and surgery. We work with CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending. More information can be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Tim Neavin.
Will insurance cover my breast augmentation?
It is very rare for any health insurance to cover cosmetic procedures. In most cases, procedures that are for cosmetic purposes are not covered by health insurance. However, in some cases that a patient has undergone a mastectomy (removal of the entire breast) health insurance agencies may cover the procedure. It is important to check with your health insurance provider if this is your case.
Breast Implant Types
There are two types of implants that a patient can choose from: saline implants or silicone implants. Each one of these implants has its share of pros and cons. Ultimately, the choice of which implant is best is a personal one. Many factors including the look, feel, cost and risk will go into choosing the type of implant for your procedure.
Silicone Breast implants
Silicone implants are filled with a thick silicone gel that will resemble fat. This material will allow the implant to match the shape of the breast to provide a natural look and texture. They come in several sizes and shapes and are available in either round or teardrops.
A concern that patients will have with silicone implants is in the event that they rupture. If a silicone implant ruptures, the silicone material cannot be absorbed by the body. Thus, the implant will have to be removed immediately.
Most women will choose silicone implants due to the more natural look and feel compared to other implants. They are less likely to ripple or wrinkle. Silicone implants will cost more but will provide you with a better result.
Saline Breast implants
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution that adds fullness. Most women do not prefer saline implants, but they still are an option for those who want them. It’s important to understand that saline implants do not offer as natural of a look as other breast implants that are available. Dr. Neavin will explain all options during your consultation; however, he recommends Silicone (or Gummy Bear) implants if you desire a more natural aesthetic.
Gummy-Bear Breast implants
Gummy bear implants are a type of silicone implant. The silicone gel is a little bit more cohesive and thicker than normal silicone implants. They have a teardrop shape that mimics the natural shape of the breast. They are less likely to leak or rupture than traditional silicone implants..
One disadvantage is that they require a larger incision which means patients will have a larger scar. They are also more expensive than traditional silicone implants.
Understanding where Implants can be placed
The implant is placed in the pocket between the natural breast tissue and chest muscle. This option provides a natural look and feel, especially for women who have a good amount of natural breast tissue
The implant is placed beneath the pectoral muscle, located between the tissue and chest wall.. This option is good for women that have thinner natural tissue.
The implant is placed beneath the chest muscle (pectoralis major muscle). It provides a natural-looking result, reduces the risk of capsular contracture and implant rippling. However, this has the longest recovery time
Surgical Incision Options
This incision is made in the crease located directly under the breast where it meets the chest well. The scar is usually concealed and provides access for the surgeon to create the implant pocket.
Transumbilical: Also known as "TUBA"
This is done at the belly button and the implant is inserted through a tunnel created beneath the skin and muscle. This option is only suitable for saline implants.
The incision is made at the edge of areola, near the pigmented area that surrounds the nipple. This also creates a concealed scar as it blends well with the pigment of the skin.
Preferred by patients who do not want any visible scar. However, it is done through the armpit and is not recommended.
Patients should get plenty of rest post-surgery to ensure proper healing. Recovery time after surgery usually takes 1-2 weeks before you can return to work. During this time, you should avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting. Patients can return to normal activities can usually after 4-6 weeks.
During your recovery, a surgical garment (surgical bra) should be work at all times to reduce swelling and improve blood flow to the area. This will aid in recovering quicker.
Risks and Complications for Breast augmentation Patients
When it comes down to it. a breast augmentation is a surgical procedure and just like all other plastic surgery procedures there are risks and potential complications that patients should be made aware of. Common risks include infection and scarring. Dr. Neavin will go over these in detail during your consultation and he will also provide the best protocol to make sure these are avoided.
One complication that surgeons try to avoid at all costs is capsular contractor. This is when the body’s response to a foreign object, in this case an implant causes scar tissue to form around the breast implant. This will cause the skin around the implant to tighten and compress against the implant. Thus, this will lead the implant to harden distort the shape as well as cause pain. The only way to fix this would be to have revision surgery. Now of course there are different grades of capsular contractor and minor cases can be monitored and treated. However severe cases will require surgical intervention.
Capsular contracture is said to occur in about 15% of breast augmentation procedures. To this day, the cause of capsular contracture is not fully understood, but it’s stated to be related to a combination of factors including bacterial contamination, bleeding, and the surface texture of the implant.
There are different grades of capsular contracture on a scale from Grade 1 to Grade 4. The mild cases only require to keep observation of the issue, so it will not require any additional surgery to remove the scar tissue or replace the implant as with higher grades.
To reduce the risk of capsular contracture, Dr. Neavin will take specific steps during the procedure, such as placing the implant under the muscle. One of the best ways to also reduce risk is to simply be meticulous about following post-operative instructions and attend all follow-up appointments. with their surgeon.
While capsular contracture is a risk, with proper management and treatment, most cases can be effectively addressed and treated.
Scheduling Your Consultation with Dr. Neavin
Dr. Tim Neavin accepts consultations at his Beverly Hills office. We are located on 421 North Rodeo Dr. Suite A-1, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Please call (310) 858-8811 or use the “Contact Form” to request a consultation. Dr. Tim Neavin will discuss your options for your procedure. Dr. Neavin is looking forward meeting you and discussing your goals.
Implants are designed to last a lifetime, however, the chances of an implant rupturing is greater the older they are.
You can still breastfeed even after you get implants. Dr. Neavin will discuss your options and provide his best recommendations before and after your procedure.
Implants can affect the accuracy of mammogram tests because they might block the mammogram’s view. However, mammograms are still possible even if you have implants. Technicians have ways they can improve accuracy but its important that you inform your doctor or radiology technician that you have implants so that they can make proper adjustments and provide proper reading
Yes, it is very comment for patients to desire a breast lift along with a breast augmentation. This will allow not only to increase the overall size of your breasts, but also lift and tighten the breasts to remove any sagging that may have occurred from aging or weight loss.
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