Posts Tagged ‘breast augmentation los angeles’

Picture This: Your New Breasts

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Whether you’re considering breast reduction or breast augmentation in Los Angeles, the VECTRA® 3-D imaging system can help you get an idea of what your results will look like in advance. This technology creates lifelike images of your new body by incorporating your physical measurements and photographs of your body into a computer system. The three-dimensional images that are created can be viewed from various angles and modified to show the range of possible results. This allows for a more in-depth discussion of my patients’ expectations and enables me to create a surgical plan that matches their goals.

Benefits of VECTRA

At my practice, I’ve found VECTRA to be extremely beneficial to help set realistic expectations with my clients. Viewing simulated before-and-after photos provides my patients with clarity about their treatment objectives and gives them more confidence going into surgery. It also allows them to be more involved in the surgical planning process by enabling them to make better decisions regarding their breast implant style, size and placement. With VECTRA, I am able to:

  • Create side-by-side comparisons of pre- and post-surgical photos
  • Show multi-angle views of the breasts with a variety of implant shapes and sizes
  • Demonstrate the effects of complementary procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck

VECTRA Uses

VECTRA can be used for breast, body and facial surgery. I also use VECTRA to show the results from procedures such as:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Tummy tuck
  • Facelift
  • Injectable fillers

What’s the No. 1 Procedure in America?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the most popular procedure in the U.S. is breast augmentation. My Los Angeles practice regularly receives inquiries from women eager to learn more about the procedure and how it might help them achieve the figures they desire.

Here’s the inside story:

  • The ASPS reports that in 2011, more than 300,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed, up 4% from the previous year.
  • For women with small breasts, going from a size 32A, for example, to a 34C can dramatically improve their appearance and self-esteem.
  • Significant weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding can lead to sagging breasts that have a “deflated” look. By choosing breast enhancement surgery, women with these issues can restore their breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance.
  • Where appropriate, I can combine breast augmentation with another procedure. For example, a popular combination is a breast lift with augmentation. This combined surgery can elevate the breasts while adding volume, resulting in beautifully shaped and well-positioned breasts. For women who have lost significant weight and have sagging tummy skin, a tummy tuck combined with breast augmentation can be the ideal way to achieve the smooth silhouettes they desire.
  • The Huffington Post recently published an article about gummy bear breast implants, the “new wave of silicone breast augmentations.”

What Do We Mean by the ‘Perfect’ Breast?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

When women ask about breast augmentation in Los Angeles, we always ask a key question: “What is your vision of yourself after surgery?” Because every woman has her own definition of “the perfect breast,” the surgeons at Marina Plastic Surgery believe it’s important to listen carefully to each woman’s goal and personalize the procedure to achieve that goal.

For some women, enhancing their breasts so that they wear a B-cup bra may achieve their goal. Other women may want a more dramatic enhancement, resulting in a looks that is significantly more voluptuous. And, it’s not just size that constitutes the perfect breast. Shape is also important.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, my goal is to understand what each patient wants, discuss her desired outcome, and work with her to provide exquisite results. There are a multitude of considerations that go into creating the perfect breast, and I guide each patient through those decisions for an optimal outcome.

5 Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Techniques for breast augmentation in Los Angeles vary from surgeon to surgeon, but there are some benefits that are fairly universal when breast augmentation is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. These include:

  • With advances in technology and techniques, people have a greater number of options. From the type and size of implant a woman chooses to the location of the incisions, there are many options available for people to personalize their breast augmentation procedures.
  • Breast augmentation can not only transform a woman’s physical appearance, but women often also experience a surge in confidence. This sense of self-assurance will carry over into the workplace and home for many women.
  • Women over 18 who are physically and emotionally healthy can choose breast augmentation. This means that women can choose the procedure when it’s right for them, whether that means earlier in life, or after the changes that occur with pregnancy and aging.
  • Breast augmentation is a great procedure to combine with complementary plastic surgery treatments. This allows women to have more comprehensive results, and cut down on the overall cost and recovery time.
  • Choosing breast augmentation should not affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed after surgery. Women that choose qualified surgeons should be able to breastfeed and retain nipple sensation after surgery.

Why Breast Enhancement Remains Popular

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Breast enhancement procedures have long been some of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Breast enhancement typically includes breast lift surgery, breast reduction surgery, and breast augmentation. Los Angeles women are among many in the United States who turn to breast implants to help improve their body contours by increasing the size of their breasts.

According to a recent report published by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), plastic surgery has increased in popularity, up 2 percent from 2009 to 2010. Breast augmentation took the number 1 spot for the most popular cosmetic procedure in 2010, with 296,000 procedures performed. It is no surprise that breast augmentation is the top procedure of 2010, as more women are enjoying the benefits of a rebounding economy and are taking steps to improve their appearance and self-esteem.

Here are a few of my thoughts as to why breast augmentation continues to remain such a common cosmetic procedure:

  • The procedure is generally straightforward and quick.
  • Recovery time from a breast augmentation is significantly less than other procedures such as a tummy tuck.
  • Women have several options for the procedure, including incision location, type of implant, shape of implant, and more.
  • Breast augmentation is a relatively affordable cosmetic procedure.

I’d like to hear your opinions and thoughts on breast augmentation. Why do you believe it is so popular?

Dr. Grant Stevens

I am a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience researching and implementing new approaches to plastic surgery. At Plastic Surgery Insider, you get the benefit of my experience and authority when you read my perspectives on the latest news and procedures in plastic surgery.
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