Breast Enhancement in San Francisco, CA
Many women (and some men) feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts. For women, the size may bring issues with discomfort and safety, or they may wish to enlarge their breasts for cosmetic reasons. For men, having larger than normal breasts can make them feel awkward and shunned by their peers. The good news is that you no longer have to suffer in silence. Board-certified San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Aycock provides comprehensive breast enhancement and reduction surgeries right here in the Bay Area.
What Is Breast Enhancement?
Breast enhancement, also known as breast augmentation or mammoplasty, involves the use of implants or fat grafts to increase the size, shape, or contour of the breasts. Breast enhancement can also be used to reconstruct the breast, such as in the case of a mastectomy or congenital defect with the breast or surrounding chest area. When used as an elective cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation or reduction is used to improve the size, shape, and texture of the breasts.
Benefits of Breast Enhancement*
Many people who choose to undergo breast enhancement surgery do so for either physical or cosmetic reasons. Physically, breasts that are too large for a woman’s frame may cause pain in the shoulders and back. Breast enhancement surgery can also correct asymmetrical breasts. For men, gynecomastia is a condition caused by the swelling of breast tissue which leads to abnormally large breasts. Gynecomastia can often be traced to an endocrine condition that changes the balance of estrogen and testosterone in the body. Breast reduction surgery is used to treat men with gynecomastia.
Whatever the reason for breast enhancement, patients report feeling more confident and self-assured and report less pain in the case of breast reduction.
We invite you to take a look through our extensive catalog of breast enhancement surgeries to see just how much patient lives have improved as a result!
***All before and after photos on this site are patients of Dr. Aycock and reflect his work as such. Individual results may vary.
Which Breast Enhancement Procedures Are Performed?
Dr. Aycock performs a variety of breast enhancement procedures to help you look and feel your best, including the following:
How Is Breast Enhancement Performed?
There are two main types of breast augmentation implants: one filled with a sterile saline and another filled with viscous silicone gel. These implants come in both spherical (round) and hemispherical (oval-like) shapes, giving a woman complete control over the shape and texture of her breasts. Different types of incisions are made depending on the anatomical makeup and shape of the breast muscles. These incisions ensure maximum coverage of the implants.
In the case of breast reconstruction surgery, fat grafts are used to recreate the breasts and improve their symmetry. Fat grafts allow for better contour and structure that cannot be achieved with plastic surgery methods alone. In these instances, a device is implanted to allow for gradual expansion of the breast tissue and to later allow the fat grafts to be deposited.
Preparing for Breast Enhancement
To obtain the best possible results from your surgery, proper preparation is key. It is best if you are a non-smoker and non-drinker or are willing to quit in the weeks leading up to your surgery. This allows your body to heal faster. You should be at or near your ideal weight and not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding. It’s important to note that women can still breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery once the body has had proper time to recover. Silicone gel implants can be used for women 22 years of age or older while saline implants can be used on patients as young as 18 years old. Implants have been used on women younger than 18 years old; however, these are solely to correct congenital deformities and not for cosmetic reasons.
Breast Enhancement Recovery*
Most surgical scarring related to breast enhancement will heal after six weeks and gradually fade. Depending on the demands of daily physical activities, most women resume their normal tasks after one week. It is recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise or activity for six weeks after the surgery, although you are encouraged to flex and move your arms to help reduce discomfort. You will also be given analgesic pain relievers to help alleviate post-surgical discomfort.
How Much Does Breast Enhancement Cost?
A variety of factors are involved in properly determining the cost of breast enhancement surgery, including the type of surgery to be done and the type of implant to be used. Fortunately, Dr. Aycock provides a range of financing options for Bay Area residents, including CareCredit®, and accepts all major credit cards.
Is Breast Enhancement Right for Me?*
Breast enhancement is a highly personal decision which should be made only after careful consideration. It is important that you have a realistic view of your body image and of the results you will receive. Breast enhancement should not be done under the pressures of a friend or family member, nor should it be done to save a failing relationship. As long as you have a mature, honest outlook on the results you’ll receive, you’re sure to find the new you is even more beautiful than before.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified plastic surgeon who will take the time to understand your unique needs and concerns. Working at one of the highest-rated Medi-spas in the Bay Area, Dr. Aycock takes the time to get to know each patient and answer their questions thoroughly. Known for his empathy, expertise, and understanding, Dr. Aycock looks beyond the specific procedure being performed, to treat the whole person and improve their quality of life.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Your free consultation with Dr. Aycock will give you a first-hand look at the benefits of your breast enhancement surgery, as well as what you can expect. Dr. Aycock will thoroughly review your medical history and answer any questions you may have. You’ll see before and after photos, and Dr. Aycock will discuss the details of the procedure with you. Only when you are fully assured and confident in moving forward will you be asked to schedule an appointment.
Many women and men find that breast enhancement or reconstructive surgery was one of the best decisions they ever made. Their self-confidence and assurance grew and their self-image was vastly improved. Don’t put off feeling and looking your best! Contact our Bay Area offices today to schedule your free consultation and bring out your inner beauty.
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.