Breast augmentation from our Folsom practice can give you fuller, shapelier breasts for a more balanced figure along with the confidence you deserve. With the use of breast implants, women are able to enhance their natural breast size or simply restore volume that was lost after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss.
Our plastic surgeons are leaders in natural-looking breast implant surgery in the Sacramento area and invite you to see for yourself why so many women like you have chosen The Natural Result / Center for Aesthetic Artistry for breast enhancement.
Why Choose Us
- We understand that moving forward with any cosmetic procedure is a big decision. We focus on helping you make the choices that are right for you.
- Our plastic surgery practice has served patients throughout the greater Sacramento area since 2006. We’re an established presence in the community.
- We’ve performed over 2,000 breast augmentation procedures since our doors opened. Surgical experience is a major factor in your final results.
- Our surgeons utilize Vectra 3D imaging technology to help demonstrate predicted outcomes in order to ensure correct sizing and aesthetic outcome.
- We offer modern breast implant brands and styles, and can guide you in making a great choice for the look you want.
Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation
Many women feel self-conscious about having small breasts, or feel that their figure looks underdeveloped or less feminine than curvier women. We understand that breast augmentation isn’t the perfect answer for every woman, so we’ll listen to all your concerns to ensure you’re making the decision that can best help you meet your personal cosmetic goals.
The best candidates for breast augmentation surgery are women who are physically and psychologically healthy and who have realistic expectations about their results. In some cases, women with drooping or sagging breasts may include a breast lift in addition to getting breast implants.
Breast augmentation is often included as part of a mommy makeover. Women may choose breast augmentation after significant weight loss as well. Implants can also form the foundation of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.
Request Your Consult
Before your breast enlargement, you’ll schedule a consultation at The Natural Result / Center for Aesthetic Artistry. During this visit, we’ll discuss your breast augmentation expectations, as well as options for incision placement, implant placement, desired post-operative breast size and how to achieve the most natural-looking results.
Oftentimes, bringing in photographs of your ideal proportions can help us better determine together the best methods to help you meet those goals. We can use Vectra 3D imaging to show you what a variety of implants could look like on your own body. Finally, you’ll be given detailed instructions to follow before and after your surgery, helping you feel more confident about exactly what to expect from your procedure.
Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants
Deciding on what type of breast implant to use is just as important as choosing the breast implant size. The majority of our patients find that silicone breast implants provide the most natural-feeling results. However, thanks to modern-day advancements, saline can provide beautiful results for the right candidate.
Our surgeons use Sientra silicone gel breast implants. Sientra implants are FDA approved and have an unrivaled safety profile, with some of the lowest complication rates clinically shown through a robust 10-year study*.
Not only are Sientra implants safe, but they are also backed by their Platinum 20™ year warranty which provides the longest length of coverage, most financial assistance, and least restrictions in the industry. Sientra implants are designed to hold their shape while maintaining a remarkably soft feel. With two surface types, over 340 implant options, and 5 projection levels, Sientra breast implants can help you see the look you’ve always wanted.
* Stevens WG et al. Ten-year core study data for Sientra’s Food and Drug Administration—approved round and shaped breast implants with cohesive silicone gel. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018;141(4S):7S-19S.
What to Expect
Breast augmentation typically takes about 1 to 2 hours, depending on whether additional procedures are scheduled at the same time. You can plan on returning home shortly after your surgery is completed, as breast enlargement is performed as an outpatient procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose the right size breast implants for my body?There are several modalities that will help you select your breast implant size such as: volume sizers, 3D technology, pictures, and your surgeon’s advice.
Where will the incisions be for my breast augmentation?Typically, the incisions will be made in the Inframammary fold (the fold below your breast).
How long is recovery from a breast augmentation?After a breast augmentation, you can expect to be back to a desk job within 5 days, 4 weeks back to aerobics, 8 weeks fully healed.
What are the main differences between saline and silicone?Silicone is more representative of breast tissue, with no rippling. Saline feels somewhat less natural.
How long until you can wear an underwire bra?You can wear an underwire bra 4 months after surgery or after they have fully dropped.
What is the cost?Many factors go into the price of a breast augmentation. Costs increase over time and will vary depending on what a particular patient needs. We encourage you to contact us for the latest pricing information. We are committed to providing competitive pricing on all plastic surgery procedures
Do implants have an expiration date?Breast implants do not have an expiration date and can last many years. People used to think it was ten years, because that was the length of saline warranty.
Recovery & Results
After your breast augmentation, you will have dressings placed over the incision site that will be covered with compression bandages. This is intended to keep the area clean and help reduce swelling. Getting plenty of rest should be your goal for the first week or so. Light walking around the house when you are ready is recommended as it can help circulate your blood and aid in recovery.
Since the muscles and tissue have been manipulated to fit your breast implants, you can expect to feel some tightness in your chest. Your breasts may likely appear square or elongated due to this tightness. These after-effects are a natural part of the process. As your body continues to heal and adjust, your breast implants should settle into a more natural position.
This phase of breast augmentation recovery is called the drop and fluff stage. As the muscles stretch and relax, your breast implants will “drop” down and out into the intended position, and “fluff” or fill out the lower half of the breast to reveal a more natural breast shape. This process can take months.
While you may notice changes to the size of your breasts soon after surgery, it will take some time before you experience your final results. Every woman’s body is unique so there is no guarantee that your recovery and results will follow a specific timeline. However, many women continue to see improvements 3 to 6 months after their procedure.