Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enlarges the breast volume by placing an implant underneath the breast tissue. It is commonly performed as an individual procedure, but it can also be done with other body-contouring procedures, such as part of a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Brenner tailors the procedure to meet each patient’s individual needs and provides some of the best breast augmentation Beverly Hills has to offer.
Each breast implant surgery is different. During your visit to his office in Beverly Hills, Dr. Brenner will customize the exact points of the operation to your unique needs, with particular attention to final location of the implant; location and placement of the planned incision; size, type, and shape of the implant; breast tissue characteristics; and address any other expectations of the patient. Each patient’s needs are different, just as each breast augmentation surgery is unique to itself.
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Breast implant types
Dr. Brenner is now scheduling private consultations for a breakthrough procedure, in which he helped pioneer, known as the IDEAL IMPLANT®. In the cosmetic world there are now three types of breast implant options that can be used when pursuing breast augmentation: saline, silicone, and a hybrid known as the IDEAL IMPLANT®.
- A saline breast implant is a silicone shell that is filled with a saline solution (sterile saltwater). Many women prefer saline implants because there are minimal risks if a rupture occurs.
- A silicone implant is a silicone shell with a silicone gel inside. Silicone gel implants give a certain appeal to women because they can produce a perfect aesthetic when it comes to breast augmentation. Concurrently, many women are not at ease with the fact that a slight rupture could remain undetected without an MRI scan, which could lead to greater complications.
- The IDEAL IMPLANT® was created and designed to look and feel like a silicone implant without any of the risks. It is a hybrid saline implant that Dr. Kevin Brenner pioneered the use of. Researching and using this new break through implant, which is now FDA approved, he can create some of the most aesthetic natural looking breast with his augmentations.
During your consultation with us, you will be able to see, analyze and compare all three types of implants. Dr. Brenner will help guide you to which implant will best suit you to get the results you want.
The arrival of the IDEAL IMPLANT®
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After years of research and testing, as well as consulting many women and plastic surgeons, we have accomplished a design of a saline-filled breast implant, now known as the IDEAL IMPLANT®.
- Recently approved by the FDA
- Lowered edges, allowing it to contour better to the best wall
- Designed to combine the best of both saline and silicone implants
- The natural result of silicone with the safety of saline
Breast augmentation surgery options
The breast augmentation surgery itself presents the doctor with several options, each of these will be discussed and examined with the patient beforehand. Factors such as breast implant size and patient anatomy definitely play a key role, and Dr. Brenner will ensure all options are weighed before the ideal decision is reached.
To start, it is important for patients to understand where the incision will take place. Dr. Brenner offers two primary incision locations.
- The first is around the nipple-areolar complex, called a periareolar incision. This incision has an advantage in its lack of visibility—once the scar heals it will be virtually undetectable. Women with small areolas may not be candidates for this type incision.
- The second is an inframammary incision, which is placed under the breast in its fold. There is a possibility that the scar in this incision will be more visible, but the inframammary method may be the best technique to provide breast symmetry.
The next option that is considered is the placement of the breast implant itself. There are three options involved: submuscular, subglandular and dual plane.
- A submuscular implant is placed beneath the pectoralis major muscle in the chest. This is the generally preferred method by patients for breasts implantation because it offers lower risk of capsular contracture and rippling.
- A subglandular implant is placed above the muscle and offers patients a shorter recovery time and less pain during recovery. While a subglandular implant will generally look better than a submuscular implant immediately following surgery, it does have a chance of being more susceptible to sagging as time continues.
- The dual plane technique is a method of incorporating methods from both the submuscular and subglandular techniques. This might be the technique that is best for some patients.
Each of these techniques is very distinct. In your consultation with Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation Surgeon, Dr. Kevin Brenner, feel free to ask any questions you feel are necessary to gain a full understanding so the ideal conclusion is reached. Dr. Brenner will always spend the necessary time with each patient to get everything perfect.
Beyond these options are the aesthetic preferences of the patient, including volume, diameter and profile of the breast implant. The profile of the breast implant measures its projection outward, and will depend upon the patient’s body type as well as personal preference. The four categories of implant profile are:
- Moderate profile
- Moderate plus profile
- High profile
- Ultra-high profile
How is breast augmentation surgery performed
During his breast augmentation surgery in Los Angeles, following his initial incision, Dr. Brenner carefully creates a pocket for the breast implant device. This is commonly located behind the underlying chest wall muscle. Dr. Brenner uses a special funnel to place the implant into the created pocket. This funnel helps diminish friction on the implant shell, and therefore helps lower chances of the implant touching the surrounding skin. Once the breast implant is placed, Dr. Brenner stitches up the incision and closes the breast tissue. The whole breast augmentation procedure lasts about an hour. After the procedure is completed, you will have a soft padded chest wrap applied to your torso. This is to be worn overnight and replaced with a surgical bra the next day at
the first follow up office visit.
Breast enhancement recovery
Following breast enhancement surgery, the recovery process will vary depending upon the exact surgery received. Dr. Brenner makes himself fully available to patients following the operation, ensuring they have everything needed during the weeks following their breast augmentation in Beverly Hills. He and his staff will take all steps necessary to provide patients with the utmost comfort. Components of the recovery process include:
- Oral pain medication - this will help reduce any discomfort you may experience. Any discomfort should subside within a day or two.
- Valium - will be used in the case of a submuscular breast implant to help relieve any muscle spasm that can commonly occur.
- Antibiotics - should be taken orally for the initial 5-7 days following surgery.
- Some swelling and bruising is expected and should resolve within a week. Arnica Montana and Bromelain can help speed up the healing process.
- You should be up and moving within an hour after your operation. You should minimize heavy lifting and upper body activity (Only lift objects that are lighter than a gallon of milk). Exercise is not recommended for 4 to 6 weeks to allow the implant pocket to heal properly.
- A chest wrap will be applied to hold the results in place. As described above, this wrap will be removed the day after surgery. Dr. Brenner will then fit you into a snug-fitting surgical or sports bra. He does recommend that you purchase several sizes of sports bra prior to surgery so you will have a comfortable selection while recovering.
- The sutures will be removed within one week of surgery.
- Scars are an inevitable aspect of any surgery, but they will be small and inconspicuous, and they will gradually fade to become barely noticeable. Dr. Brenner will either recommend a topical scar gel or silicone gel strips to be placed on the incisions once they are fairly healed.
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