Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Overview

Breast enhancement augmentation surgery is a choice to consider for women seeking improvement of breast volume to accomplish a proportionate enhanced appearance. Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, incorporates the use of implants to fulfill your desire for fuller, curvy, and more appealing breasts, or to restore lost breast volume after weight reduction, pregnancy, or nursing.

The ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery would:

  • Be physically healthy
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have breasts that are fully developed
  • Be dissatisfied with your breasts smaller size
  • Be dissatisfied with your breasts changing shape and volume after pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or with aging
  • Have breasts which vary in size or shape (breast asymmetry)
  • Have breasts where one or both failed to develop normally

Before & After Images

Breast augmentation can:

  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve the balance of your figure
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Final Thoughts

Although breast augmentation changes the size and shape of the breasts, it will not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want fuller looking and lifted breasts, then a breast lift would be required in conjunction with the augmentation. These procedures can either be done simultaneously or in separate surgeries. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

FAQ – Breast Augmentation

Most women will have the ability to breastfeed following breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Chahin often places the implant using a partial sub-muscular technique (under the muscle), therefore the mammary glands – the glands that produce breast milk – are not directly affected. The risk of not being able to breastfeed is significantly decreased with this placement of the implant. Other placement of the implants such as sub-glandular or sub-fascial pockets are also an option, depending on each individual patient’s desires. Consult with Dr. Chahin to choose which option is the best for you.

The reality of implants is that you should be aware that you may have one or two follow-up surgeries in your lifetime. It’s not a given, but it is better to be prepared for the possibility than to be surprised when you experience a change of presentation or dissatisfaction with your implants.

When it comes to the “average lifespan” of implants, there are no guarantees. Some will last a lifetime, while others have complications. On average, the majority of implants last 8-15 years. Recent FDA reports indicate that about 20% of women will have their breast implants repaired or replaced within 10 years of the original surgery.

There are two basic types of breast implants: saline and silicone gel.

Saline Implants
Saline-filled implants are silicone shells filled with sterile salt water (saline).   In addition to the traditional, single-shell saline implant, Dr. Chahin offers a new, state of the art saline implant option: Ideal Implant. The Ideal implant is a multiple chamber implant which offers a nicer feel and look to the implanted breast.

Silicone Implants
Silicone implants have been redesigned to use a cohesive gel technology, allowing for a more stable form of gel. Although many women say that silicone gel implants look and feel more like real breasts than saline, new technology has offered various options to provide the patient with multiple choices to get an optimal, desired end-result with both types of implants.

The pain from breast augmentation surgery is usually in the moderate range and generally can be well controlled with medication in the first 1-2 weeks following the surgery. It is important to note that severe or untreatable pain following surgery is rather uncommon.

Dr. Chahin methodically uses a technique of Preemptive Analgesia where you inject numbing medication prior to incisions. This has proven scientifically to significantly reduce the pain and discomfort after surgery.

Downtime for a breast augmentation is very minimal. Most patients are able to function comfortably within a few days after the procedure. However, the healing process is ongoing for the next 4-6 months.

Most women will experience a temporary change in feeling or sensation following breast augmentation surgery. For most of them, this lasts 6-12 months before returning to normal. Although it is uncommon, some women, however, have permanent alterations in nipple sensation. Some women may even experience an increase in nipple sensation after the procedure.