What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also called “augmentation mammaplasty,” is a cosmetic procedure performed by Dr. Calabria at his locations in Beverly Hills, Palm Springs and Italy, that adds volume to a woman’s breasts with the use of implants. With so many options available, women can choose to achieve a silhouette that is balanced, feminine, and customized to the particular look and feel they hope to attain from a larger breast size. Patients often experience a significant confidence boost and an increased sense of femininity because of the many benefits of breast augmentation.
The Benefits of Breast Augmentation
- Improves body image
- Boosts confidence
- Clothing fits better, allowing for a wider range of wardrobe choices Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Calabria
Achieved With Breast Augmentation Surgery
Choosing the Right Implant Type
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution after they are inserted into the breasts, so their size is adjustable during surgery. Because of this, saline implants require a smaller incision and result in a shorter scar than silicone implants.Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Calabria
Silicone implants are the most popular option for augmentation and are said to feel more natural than saline. The thicker silicone gel they are made of makes them less likely to rupture than saline implants. Women must be at least 22 years of age to receive silicone implants.Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Calabria
Gummy Bear implants are thicker, more form-stable versions of silicone-gel implants. They come either round or anatomically (teardrop) shaped and pose less of a risk for capsular contracture, implant rupture, and implant rippling.Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Calabria
Advantages of Dr. Calabria’s
Dr. Calabria's breast augmentation philosophy is based on achieving a natural result by using state-of-the-art techniques and tailor-made implants specifically designed to reach that goal. A variety of implant shapes are available to meet the needs and balance with the anatomical framework of the patient.
Many of Dr. Calabria’s patients desire larger breast implants, which may look attractive initially, but with time they tend to stretch the skin and cause the breasts to sag. Dr. Calabria prevents this with the “dual plane” technique, which involves partially covering the implant with the pectoral muscle. Along with longer-lasting results, this particular technique provides less incidence of capsular contracture and implant rippling.
Each one of Dr. Calabria’s breast augmentation techniques is based on meticulous dissection, minimal blood loss, and minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues, which results in less pain after surgery, a more rapid recovery, and fewer long-term complications.