Breast Augmentation & Lift Procedure Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, CA
Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Los Angeles & Beverly Hills
Dr. Kenneth Hughes performs breast augmentation and breast lift combination procedures in Los Angeles routinely in his fully accredited, AAAASF surgery center. Some plastic surgeons will stage the procedures and separate the procedures into two surgeries (a breast augmentation at one time and a breast lift at another). Dr. Hughes has not found that to be necessary based on the low complication rate and predictability of the result of the combination procedures in Dr. Hughes’s hands. Performing both procedures at the same time also reduces exposure to the number of general anesthesia procedures and results in a single recovery time.
Dr. Kenneth Hughes can perform breast augmentation through the belly button (transumbilical augmentation, TUBA), the armpit (transaxillary), or incisions made under the areola (periareolar) or in the fold of the breast (IMF or inframammary fold). Dr. Hughes performs breast augmentation both above the muscle (subglandular) and under the muscle (submuscular), and he offers saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants in a broad array of volumes and profiles. Implants can be textured or smooth, round or teardrop (anatomic). If you have a particular way in which you would like your procedure performed, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has done it for other patients. Dr. Hughes will provide his recommendations to each patient based upon the patient’s anatomy and desires, but the patient can select among what Dr. Hughes finds reasonable about incision placement and implant size.
In most patients, breast augmentation with an implant is intended to both increases the size of the breast and the upper pole fullness of the breast. Thus, most patients are very good candidates for a round implant and not a teardrop or anatomic implant. These anatomic or teardrop implants were originally developed for reconstructive purposes for patients who had undergone mastectomy. Thus, the goal of the augmentation was to recreate the breast mound from a flat surface. This was certainly a reasonable thought.
Now compare this goal to the goal of most women who seek breast augmentation. Most women have more breast tissue at the bottom of the breast and do not need more augmentation at the bottom of the breast. This essentially creates a more matronly look, which most patients do not appreciate as the aesthetic ideal. Thus, the round implant creates a more pleasing aesthetic for most women.
There is essentially no benefit to textured implants over smooth implants for any submuscular augmentation. Textured implants were initially used to combat unacceptably high capsular contracture rates when implants were placed above the muscle or below the gland (called subglandular augmentation). Textured implants essentially result in more rippling and greater palpability and thus do not have a benefit outside of subglandular augmentation. Textured implants have also been linked to a rare type of cancer, so at this time, Dr. Hughes does not use textured breast implants.
The volume of augmentation frequently engenders the most trepidation among patients, as volume is rather uniformly difficult to appreciate among humans. It is helpful to have different-sized implants for both viewing and sizing (trying on various implant sizes). In addition, Dr. Hughes vastly simplifies the process by creating a narrow range from within which patients can choose based upon patient breast diameter and the diameters of available implants in their various profiles. The goal is to match the diameter of the breast to the diameter of the breast implant and then modulate the volume within that group based on the profile. For instance, a higher profile implant is a taller implant for a given diameter. Thus a higher profile implant for a given diameter will have a large volume than a lower profile implant of the same diameter.
What is the Cost of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift in Los Angeles?
- $11,500 (saline), $12,500 (silicone), $14000 (gummy bear)
Best Breast Augmentation and Lift Surgeons in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Dr. Hughes performs numerous types of breast procedures, including breast augmentation with fat grafting, breast reduction, breast augmentation revision, breast reconstruction, and inverted nipple correction.
Breast Lift Los Angeles
There are many variations in the types of breast augmentation and breast lift procedures performed, and Dr. Kenneth Hughes has performed them all at his Los Angeles surgery center. The simplest type of breast lift is the crescent lift. The crescent lift involves the removal of a crescent of skin above the areola. It is seldom indicated as it can elongate the areola and make the areola appear very ovoid.
The periareolar lift involves making an incision around the areola and lifting the nipple-areola complex (NAC). This is referred to as a circumareolar, concentric, or Benelli lift. This lift only works for a small amount of breast droop (breast ptosis). It can also be used to improve the symmetry of the areolae or to reduce their size of the areolae. This type of breast lift tends to flatten the breast to some degree. It should not be used in cases with greater breast droop, sagginess, or ptosis.
The vertical breast lift can be used for more severe droopiness. This breast lift involves a vertical and a periareolar incision and is referred to as a circumvertical lift or lollipop lift. Dr. Kenneth Hughes always tries to minimize the scars and will only use the full breast lift pattern if it is mandatory for the best shape and lift.
The anchor breast lift pattern or full breast lift or inverted T breast lift involves a vertical breast lift with an additional horizontal incision in the inframammary fold. This breast lift is utilized for more severe ptosis or droop and is the most powerful in shaping the breasts.
Dr. Hughes performs hundreds of breast lifts each year. Patient anatomy varies greatly from perfectly round breasts that are close together to constricted breasts that are far apart. Some breasts have a little droop or ptosis, and some breasts have a lot of droops. Viewing the breast lift galleries will give you an idea of what type of transformation you can expect.
Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Los Angeles Preoperative and Postoperative Instructions
View Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Breast Augmentation Articles of Dr. Kenneth Hughes
Article 2: The Evolution of Saline and Textured Implants
Article 3: Silicone Implants and Implant Controversies
Article 4: Evaluation of the Breast Augmentation Surgery Patient
Article 5: Determining Implant Size and Incisions in Breast Augmentation: Inframammary and Infraareolar
Article 6: Incisions and Approaches to Breast Augmentation: Transaxillary and Transumbilical
Article 7: Capsular Contracture in Breast Augmentation
Article 8: Complications of Breast Augmentation
View Dermal Matrices in Breast Augmentation Articles of Dr. Kenneth Hughes
Part II: Dermal Matrices in Breast Augmentation
Part III: Complications of Dermal Matrices in Breast Augmentation
Part IV: Dermal Matrices in Breast Reconstruction
Part V: Dermal Matrices in Breast Augmentation Summary
View Other Scholarly Articles by Dr. Kenneth Hughes Related to Breast Augmentation
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