Breast Implants in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
One area of Dr. Hoefflin’s expertise is both primary and secondary (revisional) breast augmentation. As such, he performs augmentation surgery using all types of both saline and silicone breast implants. As important is the decision of incisional placement and pocket location of the implant, is the type of implant itself. The kind of breast implants that Los Angeles patients can choose from include a variety of shapes, sizes, and projections. The type selected should be based on your physical and soft-tissue characteristics, as well as your aesthetic goals.
The majority of augmentations over the last fifteen years have been with saline implants. An advantage of this procedure is that, if ruptured, the saline (salt solution) is absorbed by the body in most cases without complications. Additional benefits include the ability to subtly change the implant volume within the operating room to accommodate small differences in volume between the breasts. The disadvantage of saline is that they are more likely to demonstrate rippling in small-breasted or breast reconstructive patients after a mastectomy. For patients with little tissue to cover the implants, wrinkling or rippling of the implant may become visible. However, the majority of augmentations in the United States today are performed using saline, which in effect yields natural, beautiful, and youthful results.
On November 17, 2006, the FDA approved silicone gel for primary augmentation procedures in women who are at least 22 years of age and healthy. The newer generation of silicone products is made with a thicker shell which reduces the spread of the silicone if rupture occurs. The advantage of silicone gel is a more natural feeling and appearing results after the augmentation. The disadvantage is a slightly larger incision must be performed to accommodate these types of implants.
Breast implants in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles can be accomplished through several procedures. These may be placed through the arm pit (transaxillary), belly-button (scarless, transumbilical), lower part of the areolar (periareolar), or through the breast fold (inframammary). Only saline may be used in the transumbilical (belly button) approach. The product can be placed above or beneath the muscle and Dr. Hoefflin typically places these beneath the muscle (submuscular) whenever possible in order to allow for more tissue coverage. This can help reduce the incidence of visibility orrippling and provide a more natural and beautiful result.
Los Angeles breast implants include high profile options, which provide patients with more fullness and a smaller implant diameter. This type is ideal for women who are thin and desire less lateral fullness, while still retaining their aesthetic ideal volume.
During your consultation with Dr. Hoefflin, the various options and techniques for both implant selection and placement for augmentation and enhancement will be discussed at length.
To learn if you are a candidate for breast implants in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, contact Dr. Hoefflin for a complimentary consultation.