Breast augmentation is also known as augmentation mammaplasty and involves the use of breast implants to meet your desire for fuller breasts. The surgery can also restore breast volume after dramatic weight loss or pregnancy.
Our breast augmentation procedures in Newport Beach are among the most popular cosmetic procedures ever performed. Dr. Garrett A. Wirth has extensive experience with this procedure. Over the years, he has performed breast enlargement using modern surgical techniques that provide excellent, predictable results. The innovative techniques and the “24-hour breast augmentation recovery program” designed and applied by Dr. Wirth make this procedure unique in the area and specifically for you. The decreased utilization of pain medications, and sometimes no need for post-operative narcotic pain medications, early mobilization, and high degree of patient’s satisfaction, etc. make this unique opportunity provided to you by Dr. Wirth one of the most sought-after procedures in Newport Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles County.
Candidates for Breast Augmentation
While there are very few contraindications completely restricting an individual from receiving breast implants, it is important to work closely with Dr. Wirth to determine if such a treatment is right for you. Some potential causes for now moving forward with breast augmentation can include infection of the breast, active cancer, seeing, current radiation treatment, unstable medical conditions and others. The key is to become as informed as possible regarding the expected outcomes of the procedure. If these expectations meet your personal health and body image goals, then this cosmetic surgery may be a great option.
This cosmetic surgery can be an effective form of treatment if you are unhappy with their breast size, volume, or shape. This procedure is particularly helpful for women who have:
- Small breast size
- Breasts that do not match in size, shape, or volume
- Breasts that are not in proportion to the body
- Loss of breast volume following weight loss or pregnancy
How It Works
Dr. Wirth will help you determine exactly what type of breast enhancement is best for you and your unique body type and personal goals.
When the operation begins, you will be given anesthesia to help reduce pain and discomfort. Your cosmetic surgeon will then make the necessary incisions. The exact location of the incisions depends largely on your body type and your unique needs.
Wherever Dr. Wirth operates, incisions are made strategically, with efforts aimed at reducing the visibility of post-operative scars. Once the incision has been made, the implants will be placed into a pocket created either on top of or partially beneath the pectoral muscle. Breast implants are usually either silicone or saline, and this is an important choice that you and Dr. Wirth will make. After the implants are surgically placed, all incisions are sutured.
24-Hour Breast Augmentation Recovery Program
The “24-Hour Breast Augmentation Recovery Plan” has been a successful option for Dr. Wirth’s patients over the past several years. It is based on core, scientifically-proven principles which help to make the procedure safer and improve surgical quality. This, combined with our meticulous attention to detail, mean that we are able to reduce narcotic pain medications, improve your post-operative recovery and lifestyle, and help you to achieve your goals more quickly.
This is done first and foremost through a comprehensive and detailed consultation and discussion. It is about understanding your goals first in providing verbal and written educational materials to make sure you and Dr. Wirth are aligned as a high-quality team going forward in the process. The consultation will involve a series of measurements and preoperative planning as well. With his extensive experience in surgical care, Dr. Wirth is then able to balance safety, comfort, and care to maximize results while minimizing the need for drugs during and after the procedure.
During the surgery, Dr. Wirth will utilize his precise surgical skill in a technique called “prospective hemostasis” to create a breast implant pocket. This technique has been demonstrated to prevent a great deal of the bleeding that would have normally occurred with older methods, potentially decreasing your rate of complications such as hematoma or capsular contracture. It also decreases the post-operative swelling of the tissues due to minimized trauma and reduces discomfort or need for medications during recovery.
We also continue our specialized care after your surgery. The very dramatic improvements in recovery and high-quality patient outcomes have been demonstrated time and again over the past several years with Dr. Wirth and his “24-Hour Breast Augmentation Recovery Plan.” You will be provided and expected to follow the plan during your recovery process, but this should allow you to shower and even go out to dinner the night of your breast augmentation! You will be expected to wear a bandeau (a small elastic strap around the top of your breasts) all the time except for showers for the first 3 weeks, but no confining post-operative bras are generally utilized by Dr. Wirth after breast augmentation.
What You Can Expect
After the surgery, expect a breast augmentation recovery period of 1-2 days. Beyond this, swelling and soreness will persist for a few weeks. The doctor will advise you on the right steps for a post-operative routine. Most patients reduce physical activity and avoid any sort of pressure, stress, motion, or abrasion at all incision sites. Be sure to follow any directions provided by Dr. Wirth.
In terms of shape, size, and volume, you will see the results of your breast enlargement immediately after the procedure. As the swelling and redness associated with the incisions subside, your breasts will return to their usual color and skin tone. You will then realize the results: a larger and more voluptuous breast size.
To learn more about breast enhancement in Newport Beach, contact one of the best plastic surgeons in Orange County; Dr. Garrett A. Wirth at (949) 238-6713.