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Breast augmentation at a glance

  • Cost: $9,900 to $11,500
  • Implant type: Silicone, Saline, or Gummy Bear
  • Procedure length: 1-2 hours
  • Recovery length: 1-2 weeks before returning to light work, 4-6 weeks for a full recovery
  • Anesthesia type: General anesthesia
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Benefits of Breast Augmentation

For many women, breast augmentation is life-changing because of the significant improvement in their quality of life after the procedure. Women who have always wanted larger, more shapely breasts can finally achieve their goal. This is why breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures Dr. Wirth provides. Benefits include the following:

  • Aesthetic breast symmetry
  • Restored breasts that deflated after childbirth
  • Feminine, curving proportions, and a shapely appearance
  • Restores aging breasts to a more youthful, shapely appearance
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence 
  • A better and more attractive fit in clothing

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Customizing your breast augmentation

Your breast augmentation in Newport Beach will be customized to suit your exact needs and aesthetic goals for your breasts. There are a number of ways breast augmentation can be customized, from the type, size and shape of your implants to the profile and ultimate appearance and feel of your new breasts.

Dr. Wirth will discuss each choice with you in detail to help you make an informed decision about your new breasts. You will be able to test different sizes and shapes of implants to experience how they look and how they might feel on your body.

Types of implants

Silicone implants

Silicone implants contain a viscous silicone gel which feels natural and retains a shape and bounce very similar to the texture and feel of natural breasts. Silicone implants are the most popular choice of implants because they achieve a plump, natural appearance, and have a variety of options to choose from in terms of shape, size and gel viscosity. “Gummy bear” is one popular form of silicone implants.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy Bear implants are a cohesive gel formed in a natural teardrop shape. They closely mimic the look, form and feel of natural breasts, and can provide a larger cup size while retaining natural-looking breast contours. Gummy Bear implants have a reduced risk of rippling, folding or rupture when compared with other types of implants.

Saline implants

Saline implants are a silicone shell that is filled with sterile saltwater once they are placed in the breasts. The shell is inserted using a smaller incision in the armpit or belly button. Dr. Wirth will fill them carefully and precisely to achieve symmetrically round, beautiful breasts. Saline-filled implants move and feel less naturally than silicone implants. However, they are considered a safer choice, as in the rare case of rupture, the saline is harmless and the rupture can be seen and addressed quickly.

Placement

Dr. Wirth will create a pocket within the breast where the implant can be placed. From there, the implant is inserted under the soft tissue of your chest, above the muscle, or under both the chest muscle and glands. Dr. Wirth will make this decision with you ahead of time, based on your body structure and natural proportions.

Over the muscle placement

Implant placement over the muscle can mean a slightly shorter recovery. For this placement, the chest muscle is not impacted or manipulated during surgery. 

Under the muscle placement

Implant placement under the muscle is an ideal option for women with a smaller amount of breast tissue. Chest muscle over the implant provides coverage and support and helps to achieve a more natural-looking effect.

Incision type

The size and type of implants, your natural physique and other factors will be considered in choosing where the incision placement will be. Dr. Wirth is careful and precise with his incisions to ensure scarring is as minimal as possible.

Incisions are usually made in the following areas:

  • under the natural crease of the breasts 
  • around the areola
  • in the natural folds of the armpits or the belly button 

Profile

The profile of the implant refers to how far the implant will project outward from the chest. Low-profile implants are wider and flatter, and high-profile implants narrower and project further. Implants come in the following profiles:

  • low
  • moderate 
  • moderate-plus
  • high

Choosing a Size

Size choice is a personal decision that depends on your vision for your breasts. However, your natural frame and physique should also factor into this decision. Dr. Wirth will take measurements and help recommend the best size to suit your proportions to create either a natural enhancement or a more dramatic look.

What is breast augmentation and how does the procedure work? 

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure Dr. Wirth performs to enhance the breasts, creating a fuller, larger size, attractive shape and symmetry and proportionate, appealing feminine silhouette. Breast augmentation can be done for women who have always had small breasts, or for those who have lost breast volume due to age, pregnancy, significant weight loss, or other factors. 

Your breast augmentation will begin with general anesthesia. Dr. Wirth will then make the necessary incisions, strategically and precisely, to reduce the visibility of post-operative scars.

Your chosen implants will be placed into a pocket created either on top of or partially beneath the pectoral muscles. After the implants are surgically placed, the incisions are carefully sutured closed.

Breast Augmentation Testimonials

"Dr. Wirth is an amazing surgeon--best in Newport Beach! I got my breast augmentation done with him and his team. From the initial consultation to the surgery and post-surgery care, he is truly knowledgeable, patient, and precise with his work. Never having any previous surgeries, I was nervous about being put under anesthesia. He calmed my nerves and works with an excellent anesthesiologist, who is very professional and experienced. I would highly recommend Dr. Wirth for your cosmetic surgeries!"

-L.E.

"I highly recommend Dr. Wirth!! I had such wonderful experience and absolutely love my breasts!! He is very meticulous, professional and thoroughly explained what he was going to do along with what I should expect. His staff is also very sweet and welcoming. I'm 41, 5'3'' and 105 lbs. It was so important to me and my husband that my breasts looked natural and not too big for my size. Dr. Wirth listened and achieved exactly what I wanted. I could not be more happy with the whole experience! Thank you Dr. Wirth!!!"

-I.L.D.

Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?

Women who would like to achieve a shapely, curvy breast contour are usually good candidates for this procedure. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Breasts are fully developed
  • Are 18 years old (for saline implants) or 21 years old (for silicone implants) or older
  • Are unhappy with your breast aesthetics 
  • Have unwanted breast changes, such as deflation and loss of volume
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Want this procedure for themselves and not to please another
  • Have uneven or small breasts
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations about what this procedure can do for them
  • Feel a breast augmentation will enhance confidence and quality of life
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Recovery

Upon successful completion of your breast augmentation in Newport Beach, and as the anesthesia begins to wane, you will likely experience light to moderate drowsiness and soreness in the treatment area. You’ll want to have a friend or family member there to drive you home. In the days following the procedure, postoperative pain and soreness are easily managed with pain medication, but you’ll need to avoid strenuous or rapid motions, exercise of any kind, and any bending or leaning over. You’ll likely be able to return to work within seven to ten days of the procedure, however many will find this possible in two to three days, with Dr. Wirth’s suggested recovery plan and techniques.

Be sure not to lift anything over five pounds and avoid lifting your arms above your shoulders. Avoid all vigorous exercise or physical activities until you are cleared for this by Dr. Wirth. You should be fully and completely healed in 4-6 weeks.

Why choose Dr. Wirth? 

Breast augmentation is a procedure that requires the skilled touch of an experienced surgeon who understands the balance between implant size, type, and placement. Striking the optimal balance will allow your breasts to look and feel natural, flattering your figure. Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS focuses on creating balance and harmony with his procedures, allowing you to look your very best.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wirth utilizes industry-leading techniques and brings a keen artistic eye to each and every procedure. He specializes in breast procedures and has significant experience and expertise in breast augmentation, which is why he is known and trusted as a surgeon who produces beautiful, desirable results.  Dr. Wirth has created specialized recovery methods to help his patients get back to their regular lives more quickly and safely after their surgery, but with new, attractive and beautifully-enhanced breasts. 

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Cost of Breast Implants

The cost of breast augmentation in Newport Beach is well worth the price when you consider the benefits of this procedure. Worry no more about having small or asymmetrical breasts you’re unsatisfied with. Fit well and attractively into clothing and swimsuits. And say goodbye to pushup bras! 

Breast augmentation costs depend on the type of implants you choose, the procedure complexity, and which type of procedure you need (for example, breast revision surgery is a different cost than a typical breast augmentation). Patients can expect to pay about $9,900 to $11,500 for breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Wirth.

Breast augmentation revisions

Breast revision surgery is done to remove breast implants and replace them with new ones in order to change the size and type of implants or to resolve an implant complication. Dr. Wirth is a master of this custom procedure and breast revision is a specialty he has extensive experience and expertise with. If you’ve found your breasts aren’t what you hoped for after working with another surgeon, or there is any type of issue or concern, Dr. Wirth is one of the very best surgeons available for this procedure.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

Can you use a fat transfer for breast augmentation?

Yes, a fat transfer can provide a more subtle, natural-looking breast enhancement.

Will my nipple sensation change?

You may experience some loss or change in sensation, which usually lasts about 6-12 months.

How soon can I drive after the surgery?

You may drive when you’re comfortable and can move freely and easily again.

Will there be scarring?

As with any surgery, there will be scarring, but this will be as minimal as possible.

What size of implant should I get?

This is a personal choice for each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Wirth will help you try on and evaluate sizes to match your frame and aesthetic goals.

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast augmentation?

Yes. Patients who desire to breastfeed after receiving implants should discuss this with Dr. Wirth.

How long do breast implants last?

Implants usually last for ten years or longer.

Can other procedures be combined with a breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is often combined with a breast lift or tummy tuck, or as a part of a mommy makeover.

Will I be able to get a mammogram after breast augmentation?

Yes, mammograms are safe for women with breast implants.

Breast Implants Patient Education Brochures

Please click on the Breast Implants Patient Education Brochure links below to download and review prior to your breast augmentation surgery:

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