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Breast Augmentation
Orange County, CA

Dr. Bivens is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience.

Compassionate care, customized procedures, and natural-looking results are the hallmarks of Optimal Plastic Surgery. Book an in-person or virtual consultation to find out if you are a candidate for breast augmentation or a breast lift procedure. Call us today or fill out a form to request your consultation.

Benefits of
Breast Augmentation

Most people refer to breast augmentation as a boob job, but medically speaking, breast augmentation is much more than that. Benefits of breast augmentation can include:

  • Being able to enhance the size of the breast
  • Enhancing the breasts after pregnancy
  • A boost in self-confidence

One of the main benefits of choosing to go through a breast augmentation procedure is that it can help boost the patient’s confidence in their appearance. This way, patients will feel more confident with their appearance at home and in public.

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Changing Size

Women may also request to alter the size of uneven breasts in order to balance them out. Along with appearance, this can help avoid challenges when wearing certain types of clothing. As a plastic surgeon, we can use breast augmentation to alter the size of one or both breasts as the patient prefers. This includes enhancing each breast to different amounts.


Following pregnancy, there are a variety of changes a woman’s body goes through physically, mentally, and hormonally. Due to this, there are inevitable changes that will occur naturally and alter appearance. One such change is the possibility of losing the size and shape the breasts had before the pregnancy. We can use breast augmentation to correct, restore, and enhance the size of the breasts following pregnancy.

Understanding The
Breast Augmentation Process

Breast augmentation is a surgery that increases a person’s breast size. Some medical professionals also refer to the procedure as augmentation mammoplasty. We can increase the patient’s breast size using breast implants containing silicone or saline. With saline breast implants, we will go into the breasts empty before filling them with sterile saltwater. Patients prefer these since they are water-based and can feel more natural to the body. Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel that is also sterile. When we place silicone implants, the incision site may be on the larger side since they are pre-filled.

The Procedure

Before we begin the procedure, we will determine the specific size the patient is comfortable with while also ensuring the patient is healthy enough for this type of procedure. Once we conduct an overall health examination of the patient and decide on the specific size of breast augmentation they want, we will then go over the procedure with the patient. During a breast augmentation, our plastic surgeon will go in and place breast implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles. The incision site tends to be small since the implants squish down, which is seen as advantageous for recovery purposes. There are actually three different ways that a breast augmentation can be performed. The first is the most traditional and the implant is placed underneath the breast where the crease lies. The second option is under the arm, in the armpit area, which is popular since the scarring is not visible on the breast area. The last option that has grown in popularity is putting the breast implant in through the outer nipple area.

Before & After Photos

Before and After Breast Augmentation Optimal Plastic Surgery
Before and After Breast Augmentation Orange County Optimal Plastic Surgery

Follow-Up Care

We will review the specific follow-up care the patients need to remember and adhere to in order to further recovery. Follow-up care for breast augmentation can include:

  • Rest
  • Pain medication
  • Avoiding physical activity
  • Schedule follow-up appointments
  • Use a cold compress to ease the swelling

It is extremely necessary to rest and take it easy once a breast augmentation is complete. Avoiding physical activity is important for the implants and incision sites to heal.

Pain Management
The cosmetic or plastic surgeon will likely prescribe a pain medication to help with the initial pain but typically, the pain is pretty manageable. Over-the-counter medications are recommended, as well as cold compresses to help bring down inflammation and swelling.

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One of the most important parts of follow-up care is to visit the plastic surgeon. We will be able to check the wounds to make sure that they are healing properly. This is important in case any abnormalities arise.

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There are many cosmetic surgeries that a person can have done, but breast augmentation happens to be one of the most popular and predictable ones. If you have questions about the breast augmentation process, call us and schedule a consultation. Our trained professional cosmetic specialists can help walk you through the procedure and answer any questions that you have.

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