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BREAST AUGMENTATION OVERVIEW

A deeply personal experience, there are a multitude of reasons why a woman may undergo breast augmentation surgery. From genetics and age to pregnancy and weight gain, the reality is that a woman’s breasts may change appearance over time leaving her dissatisfied with the appearance.

Whether a patient is looking to alter her cup size or restore a youthful mien, Dr. Tanya Judge, expert breast enhancement surgeon in San Francisco, with a skilled eye and a true understanding of the female form. She believes that an educated patient becomes a satisfied patient, and opts to spend the time discussing the procedure at hand, all while addressing the specific aesthetic a patient is looking to achieve. Her unique perspective as a woman lends her an intimate understanding of the needs and wants of her patients — from a natural look to something slightly past, her non-judgmental approach to breast augmentation surgery makes her an ideal choice for women looking to turn their vision into a reality.

Visit our clinic in San Francisco or seek an appointment at (415) 409-9760 with our plastic surgeon to determine the best line of treatment. You can fill out the online contact us form to hear back from us.

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

There are many factors to consider during breast augmentation plastic surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Judge will help make the process easy to understand.

Type of breast Implant, shape and size:

Dr. Judge offers both silicone and saline implants and a full breadth of sizes are available for women with small and sagging breasts.

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, which allows for a natural look and feel with relatively low maintenance. Saline implants are F.D.A.-approved for women over the age of 18.

Silicone implants are filled with a smooth cohesive silicone gel, which feel and move similarly to natural breast tissue. Silicone gel-filled implants are F.D.A.-approved for women 22 years and older.

The shape of natural looking breasts tends to be sloped and in proportion with the rest of the body. When undergoing breast enlargement surgery, there are two different shapes to choose from when deciding on implants that will best compliment your breasts. Round or teardrop shape is dependent on your personal aesthetic goals and the approach that Dr. Judge recommends during your consultation.

The cc size (measured in cubic centimeters) refers to the volume of the implant. The decision to increase or decrease implant size is determined during your consultation with our specialist breast implant doctor, and can even be altered the day of if the patient has a change of heart. Depending on the look you want to achieve, Dr. Judge will help assess what size is best for breast augmentation for patients in San Francisco.

Incision and implant location:

There are three locations where the incision can be made: inframammary (under the breast), periareolar (around the areola/nipple) or transaxillary (within the armpit). The incision placement is determined by the size and style of implant, as well as patient preference. Dr. Judge will work with you to determine the best incision location for your aesthetic goals.

The implant itself can be administered either under the pectoral muscle (subpectoral), or over the pectoral muscle, but underneath the existing breast tissue (subglandular). Upon consultation for breast revision surgery, Dr. Judge will discuss the pros and cons of each approach, and together you will determine the best location for your specific wants.

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THE PROCEDURE

Performed under general anesthesia with a licensed anesthetist overseeing the procedure, this outpatient surgery takes only one to two hours. All of Dr. Judge’s breast augmentations are performed at an outpatient surgery center in San Francisco.

Breast augmentations are often combined with breast lifts, tummy tucks, or liposuction. If a combination of procedures is the path taken, then the surgical procedure time will be longer. Dr. Judge will discuss the best way to achieve your desired aesthetic during your consultation.

AFTER THE PROCEDURE

Expect to feel tired and sore after the procedure. There will be postoperative discomfort, but generally the pain is managed with oral pain killers and subsides within a couple of days.*

Although the patient needs to walk post-surgery, they will be unable to perform any strenuous activity and it is important to limit movement so that the tissue may heal. It is advised that a capable adult stay with the patient for a 24-hour period following the surgery to monitor recovery. Most patients are able to return to work within a week.*

*Individual results may vary. Not a guarantee.


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REQUEST A BREAST AUGMENTATION CONSULTATION IN SAN FRANCISCO

If you are interested in breast augmentation, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Judge in San Francisco, California. To get started, fill out the request form below or give us a call at (415) 409-9760.

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