Many women are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts. Having naturally small or deflated breasts can make it difficult to fit into clothing properly and can be detrimental to a woman’s self-esteem. At his luxurious cosmetic surgery practice in Beverly Hills, Dr. Gabriel Chiu has performed thousands of breast augmentations to provide women with the shapely, voluminous breasts they desire. Because he takes the time to facilitate open and clear dialogue with all of his patients, Dr. Chiu understands their specific cosmetic goals and individual anatomy. After devising a surgical plan tailored to those needs, the result is a customized, voluptuous, and natural-looking breast profile.
Considering Breast Augmentation?
Many women have naturally small breasts, but lifestyle factors and the natural aging process can contribute to the loss of breast volume as well. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss, for example, can result in deflated breasts. However, breast augmentation adds fullness to small or shrunken breasts to improve the balance between them and the rest of the body.
Breast augmentation can correct contour conditions including tubular breasts and mild sagging. Some patients prefer a natural and subtle approach, while others seek rounder and more dramatic results. A skilled plastic surgeon can help a patient choose the optimal implant profile and shape to create the ideal bustline and cleavage.
Most women have some degree of asymmetry between their breasts, making it difficult to find tops and bras that fit correctly. Patients who opt for breast augmentation can achieve more symmetrical breasts as well as enhance their projection, position, and shape.<
Studies have shown that women who have undergone breast augmentation experience improved confidence, a more positive outlook on life, increased productivity, and heightened sexual performance. Certain types of clothing also tend to fit better after breast enhancement surgery, resulting in a more attractive overall silhouette.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
A breast band and a compression bra will be placed over the breasts to reduce swelling and bruising. It is vital to get adequate rest during the first few days of recovery, and discomfort can be managed with prescribed medication.
Most women can return to work and resume their usual routine 4 to 7 days after surgery. However, patients should avoid strenuous activity and exercise during this stage of recovery.
2 to 3 Weeks
Patients can begin to ease back into light physical activity, but they must avoid all chest and upper body exercises.
4 to 6 Weeks
Patients are free to resume all of their regular workout routines, including upper body exercises.
At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., Dr. Chiu can recommend the procedures that will help you achieve the results you want, based on your individual needs.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc. is awesome! I had my breast augmentation done with Dr. Chiu, and just after a week I was driving and felt physically great! I have very natural results; my friends and family love it and told me that my new “friends” can’t look any better! I have already referred a bunch of my friends for a consultation session! Dr. Chiu and his wife Christine are very professional and caring, and Susan is very loving and helpful! If you’re still hunting around for a plastic surgeon, make a free consultation appointment now with Dr. Chiu!! You will not regret it!!
Dear Dr. Chiu, You are an amazing, skilled and talented surgeon. Truly, I feel blessed to have been your patient. From my initial consultation up until today, you have been warm, genuine, caring and professional. What I appreciate most is the time you took to guide me through the process of planning my breast augmentation. Each consultation was informative and educational. You always explained exactly what you were going to do and why. It is very obvious to me that you take great pride in your work. Most of all, I am truly amazed at the work you did. My breasts are beautiful. You did a superb job of making my breasts look and feel natural. Sometimes I forget they are implants! Definitely, I would recommend anyone to you, Dr. Chiu. You are the best! Thank you and your surgical team for a job well done!
Why choose Dr. Chiu?
Dr. Chiu possesses exceptional skill and experience with breast augmentation surgery and offers a unique approach with customized sizing. He utilizes his thorough understanding of the aesthetics of the breasts and the female anatomy to develop a custom, bespoke surgical plan to meet the needs of his patients. Dr. Chiu has performed countless breast enhancement procedures and has trained other plastic surgeons on the optimal surgical techniques. He is well-regarded by industry experts, colleagues, patients, and international media as among the best plastic surgeons in the world. We invite you to refer to Dr. Chiu’s patient testimonials for first-hand accounts of his expertise.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prepare for my breast augmentation procedure?
Dr. Chiu will provide you with detailed preparation instructions during your consultation so that you have the most satisfying breast augmentation experience possible. Some of the general preparatory measures you should take are as follows:
- Refrain from using tobacco products for at least six weeks prior to your surgery
- Do not take anti-inflammatory medication or supplements in the weeks leading up to your scheduled procedure
- Be sure to complete all of the necessary lab work and mammograms before your breast surgery
What type of anesthesia is used during breast augmentation?
Dr. Chiu performs this surgery using general anesthesia under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure patient safety.
Is it better to place breast implants above or below the muscle?
Patients have the option of placing their implants beneath the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle (submuscular) or beneath the breast tissue only (subglandular). Submuscular placement will typically achieve a more natural appearance for slender women with thin existing breast tissue to cover the implant, while fuller-figured women may have enough breast tissue for the implants to be imperceptible with subglandular placement. With submuscular placement, Dr. Chiu may recommend dual planing. Dual planing is a technique that involves placing the implant partially underneath the pectoral muscle, which allows for relaxation of the breast tissues and a more natural result.
Is breast augmentation painful?
As with any surgery, some pain can be expected after this procedure. However, the appropriate compression garments and prescribed medication will drastically reduce postoperative discomfort.
Does insurance cover the cost of breast augmentation?
Since breast enhancement is an elective procedure, it is not usually covered by insurance. There are rare exceptions involving breast reconstruction or correction of a severe anatomical deformity or asymmetry. During your consultation, Dr. Chiu will determine whether insurance might finance your procedure.
How long do the results of breast augmentation last?
The results from breast surgery are considered permanent unless an abnormal reaction or complication occurs. The breasts will continue to age naturally after the procedure. To maintain results, patients should refrain from extreme weight fluctuations and continuously wear supportive bras. At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, we use MENTOR® implants, all of which include a Lifetime Product Replacement Policy. Should your implants necessitate replacement, you can obtain the same or similar product at no charge.
Are there any warranties available for my implants?
MENTOR® Breast Implants are guaranteed for your lifetime; if implant rupture occurs from a loss of shell integrity, MENTOR® will provide up to two replacement implants (of any size) in the same style for free through the MENTORPromise Protection Plan. Dr. Chiu uses MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants, which also come with a 10-year warranty that includes replacement as well as up to $3,500 in financial assistance for surgical costs. Those who desire additional protection can purchase the MENTORPromise Enhanced Protection Plan for $300, which offers 10 years of financial assistance ($3,500) and implant coverage for complications beyond what other manufacturers cover, including capsular contracture (Baker grade III/IV), double capsule, and late seromas.