Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation creates a fuller, softer, and naturally proportioned breast shape using breast implants. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common aesthetic procedures and patients have a variety of reasons for undergoing breast enhancement.
Some of the most common breast augmentation goals include:
- Achieving a softer, fuller, naturally flattering breast contour
- Turn around the negative effects of pregnancy, weight loss, or aging on breast shape
- Repairing the disappointing effects of another surgeon's procedure(s)
- Enhancing self-esteem and confidence
Post-pregnancy and post-weight-loss women often combine this procedure with another enhancement such as a breast lift or breast asymmetry correction to achieve their aesthetic goals. As a woman, you know that your breast contour and fullness influence your self-image. Dr. Raffi Hovsepian is experienced in advanced breast enhancement techniques. He is here to support you in achieving your personal breast augmentation goals. To discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Hovsepian, request your consultation online or by telephone.
Planning Your Procedure
Every breast augmentation surgery Dr. Hovsepian performs focuses on providing the most proportional, natural-looking results possible. The keystone of a successful breast augmentation outcome is individualizing each patient with respect to their existing breast tissue, breast augmentation goals, and appropriate breast implant choice. To meet your breast enhancement goals, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian plans your breast augmentation with high-quality results personalized to your existing breast contour. Based on this individualized interaction and taking into account your goals and concerns, he will share his surgical vision and discuss your procedure options thoroughly before creating a surgical plan customized to match your body and goals
Before & After
This 47 year old mother’s objective was to have internal cleavage, fuller profile, and a projected look.View Gallery
Your breast implant options include
Dr. Raffi Hovsepian will personally help you custom-select the size and shape of silicone gel breast implants or saline breast implants that offer the best natural looking enhancement for you. He will take measurements to determine the best fit for your frame. You may bring in photographs from the internet or a magazine to discuss your desired size, shape, and look.
An experienced breast augmentation surgeon, Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., will discuss your breast implant placement options. There are three breast implant placement options:
- Subglandular: where the breast implant is placed above the pectoralis muscle.
- Submuscular: where the breast implant is placed below the pectoralis muscle.
- Dual Plane: where the breast implant may be placed partially beneath the pectoralis muscle and the mammary gland.
Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Hovsepian will place your implants through a small incision hidden in the breast crease (infra-mammary breast augmentation), at the edge of the areola (peri-areolar breast augmentation), or in the armpit (endoscopic trans-axillary breast augmentation).
Understanding that many women are concerned with the possibility of scarring, Dr. Hovsepian utilizes techniques that ensure a smooth, highly natural-looking result while minimizing incision appearance. He also offers approaches specifically designed for his breast reconstruction and breast implant revision patients.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Before coming into the Beverly Hills surgical center, you will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure; which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period, including chewing gum or drinking water. If you have been instructed by Dr. Hovsepian to take any medications in the morning, this is permitted with a few sips of water.
Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be completely asleep and feel nothing during surgery.
The surgery takes a few hours, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas.
The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay. Out-of-town patients may stay in a near-by hotel or aftercare facility, where a "private duty" nurse is available if required. Afterward, you will return to your home, hotel or aftercare facility conveniently located a short distance from the surgical center.
Schedule a Consultation
An experienced breast surgeon, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian’s goal is to provide you the best possible care by utilizing innovative advancements in plastic surgery to help you achieve fuller naturally proportioned breasts. Meet with Dr. Hovsepian in his Beverly Hills office to discuss how he can support you in achieving your breast augmentation aesthetic goals. Request your consultation online or by telephone.