Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center
Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons located in Pasadena, CA
If you feel like your breasts are smaller than you'd like them to be, you might be disappointed with how you look both in and out of your clothes. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Gordon Sasaki, MD, FACS, at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena, California, is a breast augmentation specialist recognized throughout the Los Angeles area for creating beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Sasaki is an acclaimed innovator in cosmetic breast surgery with a background in developing breast implants and tissue expansion techniques. Call Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center today to arrange a consultation or schedule an appointment online.
Breast Augmentation Q & A
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that Dr. Sasaki performs for women who would like to increase the size of their breasts.
You might want to increase the size of naturally small breasts or balance uneven breast size and shape. Restoring volume after giving birth, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss are also common motivations.
You could be a suitable candidate if you're in good health and have realistic expectations about how breast augmentation will affect your life.
What happens at my breast augmentation consultation?
At your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Sasaki begins by having an in-depth conversation about your aims and expectations. He reviews your medical history and the results of any mammograms to assess your breast volume and other characteristics that may influence your procedure.
Dr. Sasaki has fellowship training in breast cancer and reviews any possible risks with you. During your physical examination, he takes precise anatomical measurements to guide the selection of a breast implant size and shape that ensures your enhanced breasts complements your figure.
Dr. Sasaki will inform you about large cell anaplastic lymphoma that may occur after the use of textured surface implants after breast augmentation or reconstruction. He will take you through the current findings from benchwork, clinical research, world-wide reporting, and the recommendations from our Plastic Surgery Society and the FDA study group.
Dr. Sasaki only uses FDA-approved implants, which are made of biocompatible, medical-grade silicone shells. The implants may need filling with a sterile saline solution during surgery or come prefilled with a silicone gel. They also come in various sizes and textures.
How is breast augmentation performed?
Breast augmentation involves the surgical placement of the implants you've chosen into precisely tailored pockets behind your breast tissue. Dr. Sasaki usually selects submuscular placement under the pectoralis muscle, which provides a more natural feel and appearance and is less likely to cause complications.
Dr. Sasaki offers several choices for incision placement. You could have the incision around the lower half of your areola, within a natural fold of your armpit, or near the crease under your breast. The choice depends on the type of implant you're having, the degree of enlargement, your anatomy, and the resulting scar.
The improved appearance of your breast augmentation is immediately noticeable, but your breasts continue to soften and settle into their natural position up to three months after surgery. You should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for up to six weeks after your breast augmentation.
Do I need a breast lift as well as breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation doesn't correct sagginess. Therefore, if your breasts exhibit moderate to significant sagging, you might want to consider a breast lift to elevate and reshape your breasts.
Dr. Sasaki also offers breast reduction surgery for women who have large, heavy breasts. Breast reduction removes and contours excess breast and fatty tissue, adjusting the remaining skin to match the new breast shape and elevating the nipple-areola complex to a height proportionate to your body.
Men who develop a condition called gynecomastia can also benefit from male breast reduction surgery. Gynecomastia — a female-like enlargement of the male breast — is a common condition that can cause social anxiety and self-consciousness.
Schedule your breast augmentation consultation now by calling Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center or book an appointment online today.