Introduction to Breast Augmentation
At our world-class facility in Beverly Hills, breast augmentation is one of Dr. Nicholas Nikolov’s most popular aesthetic procedures to perform. We truly believe that our natural bodies are beautiful, but it’s also common and perfectly okay that some areas may cause a certain level of dissatisfaction. A woman’s breasts are an area of her body that can cause self-image and confidence issues. Dr. Nikolov offers his patients the opportunity to enhance their breast size & shape with breast augmentation surgery (commonly referred to as breast implants).
Dr. Nikolov strives to provide his patients with the best breast augmentation results in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, while always practicing patient saftey. Below, we’ve included our guide to the surgery, but if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation (breast enlargement), professionally known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that uses breast implants to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts for a number of reasons. During your consultation, Dr. Nikolov will go over the different types of implants (saline and silicone), implant sizes, and implant shapes.
What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?
As an innovator & educator in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Nikolov has helped thousands of women achieve their ideal breasts. Below, we’ve included some of the advantages of getting breast implants in Beverly Hills by Dr. Nikolov.
- Breast implants will add the volume and curves you may desire
- Clothes can fit better, helping you feel more attractive
- The surgery can improve breast symmetry
- Breast augmentation provides long-lasting results
- Patients will be able to achieve more attractive cleavage
- The surgery can provide more proportion to your body type
- The surgery will give you a more youthful appearance!
What’s the First Step?
If you’re interested in getting a breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, the first step is to schedule a consultation. In your initial appointment, Dr. Nikolov will evaluate your health and explain which surgical techniques are most appropriate for you, based on the condition of your breasts and skin tone. If your breasts are sagging, Dr. Nikolov may also recommend a breast lift.
Be sure to discuss your expectations with Dr. Nikolov. He will be equally direct, describing your alternatives, the risks, and the limitations of each. You may want to ask Dr. Nikolov for a copy of the manufacturer’s insert that comes with the implant he will use — just so you remain fully informed. Be sure to tell Dr. Nikolov if you smoke and if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs.
Dr. Nikolov or his patient coordinator will explain the type of anesthesia to be used, the facility where the surgery will be performed, and the costs involved. Because most insurance companies do not consider breast augmentation to be medically necessary, carriers generally do not cover the cost of this procedure.
Dr. Nikolov will give you instructions to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days, if needed.
Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation?
The best candidates for breast augmentation in Beverly Hills are women who are looking to increase the size or shape of their breasts. If you’re physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate. Other characteristics of a good breast augmentation candidate are any woman who:
- Feels her breast size is too small
- Looking to enhance their body contour
- Needs to balance a difference in breast size
- Wants to correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy
What to Expect on the Day of Breast Augmentation
Dr. Nikolov will provide the surgery at his surgery center in Beverly Hills. Upon your arrival, our nurses will make sure you feel fully comfortable. Breast augmentation can be performed with general anesthesia, so you’ll sleep through the entire operation.
The implants will likely be placed behind the chest muscle, as Dr. Nikolv believes that placement may reduce the potential for capsular contracture. This placement may also interfere less with breast examination by mammogram than if the implant is placed directly behind the breast tissue.
Stitches are used to close the incisions, which may also be taped for greater support. A gauze bandage may be applied over your breasts to help with healing.
You can expect the entire surgery to take approximately one to two hours to complete.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
You’re likely to feel tired and sore for a few days following your surgery, but you’ll be up and around in 24 to 48 hours. Most of your discomfort can be controlled by medication prescribed by Dr. Nikolov. Breast augmentation recovery can take time. Nevertheless, you should be able to return to work within a few days, depending on the level of activity required for your job.
Within several days, the gauze dressings, if you have them, will be removed, and you may be given a surgical bra, which should be worn as directed by your surgeon. You may also experience a slight burning sensation in your nipples for about two weeks, but this will subside as the bruising fades. Your stitches will come out in a week to 10 days, but the swelling in your breasts may take three to five weeks to disappear.
Follow Dr. Nikolov’s advice on when to begin exercises and normal activities. Your breasts will probably be sensitive to direct stimulation for two to three weeks. After that, breast contact is fine once your breasts are no longer sore, usually three to four weeks after surgery.
Your scars will be firm and pink for at least six weeks. In some cases, they may remain the same size for several months, or even appear to widen. After a few months, your scars will begin to fade.
Routine mammograms should be continued after breast augmentation for women who are in the appropriate age group, although the mammographic technician should use a special technique to assure that you get a reliable reading. Routine mammograms for those in the appropriate age groups at prescribed intervals will help assure that any complications if they occur, can be detected early and treated.
Your decision to have breast augmentation is a highly personal one that not everyone will understand. The important thing is how you feel about it. If we’ve helped you meet your aesthetic goals, then your surgery is a success!
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Beverly Hills?
The cost of Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills is based on multiple factors, such as cup size and which type of implant you are getting. After discussing your goals with Dr. Nikolov during your consultation, he will create the outline for your surgery and our Patient Coordinator will use that information to provide you with a price breakdown.
Why Choose Dr. Nikolov?
Dr. Nicholas Nikolov is a board-certified plastic surgeon, a member of the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery, and is trusted worldwide with practices in both Beverly Hills, CA & Madrid, Spain. Dr. Nikolov’s goal is to help all those under his care achieve better harmony, feel youthful, and gain more confidence in their appearance while retaining a natural look. Whether he’s performing plastic surgery or an in-office aesthetic procedure, he uses his skills to help every patient enhance their natural beauty.
Get in Touch
Plastic surgery is a very personal and important decision that you can only make. If you feel like Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills is the right procedure for you, we would love to be a part of your journey. Please call us at (310) 247-1932 or you can request a consultation through our website today!