Breast Augmentation

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 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.

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Considering Breast Augmentation?

  • Increased Volume

    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.

  • Improved Shape

    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.

  • Improved Symmetry

    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.<

  • Increased Self-confidence

    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.

Your Breast Augmentation Options

During your consultation, Dr. Chiu will evaluate your breasts and body type to develop the best treatment plan for you. Utilizing revolutionary VECTRA® 3D imaging and assessment technology, you will be able to visualize the outcome of your breast procedure and determine which augmentation approach can meet your expectations. Anatomical factors such as the amount of natural breast tissue you have, the size of your frame, and the width of your chest are considered to achieve your objective.

Incision Location

Your cosmetic goals and body type will determine which incision will be ideal for your augmentation. There are four incision options for this procedure:

  • Periareolar (around the areolas)
    • Scarring blends with the areolas
    • Contrary to popular belief, the possible change in nipple sensation is actually similar to the other techniques
  • Inframammary (along the fold below the breast)
    • Minimal visible scarring
    • Provides optimal control of implant placement
  • Transaxillary (within the underarm)
    • No scarring on the breasts
    • Limited to saline and smaller silicone implants
  • Transumbilical (within the navel)
    • No scarring on the breasts
    • Limited to saline implants

Implant Filler

Breast implants are composed of a silicone shell filled with either saline or silicone gel.

Silicone implants look and feel the most like natural breast tissue. They are also less likely to result in postoperative complications, including capsular contracture and rippling.

Saline implants require smaller incisions for insertion, and their size can be manipulated during surgery to achieve the optimal result.

Implant Size

Both silicone and saline implants come in a wide variety of sizes. For a more natural enhancement, patients may consider moderately sized implants. Those who prefer rounder and more prominent breasts may opt for larger implants. Dr. Chiu offers customized implant sizing tailored to each patient’s unique physique for superior breast augmentation results.

Implant Shape

Teardrop-shaped implants imitate the natural anatomical slope of the breasts. These implants tend to produce more balanced and modest proportions.

Round implants offer the most options with different profiles of their spherical shape, as well as the most options in sizes. These implants can increase fullness in both the upper and lower breast pole.

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Breast Augmentation Recovery

  • Immediately After

    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.

  • 1 week

    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.

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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

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

Dr. Chiu performs this surgery using general anesthesia under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure patient safety.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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A Medical Corporation

9454 Wilshire Boulevard
(Ground floor at S. Beverly Drive)
Beverly Hills, California 90212

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