Like every other part of her body, a woman’s breasts are susceptible to anatomical and physiological changes that coincide with the aging process and pregnancy. Unfortunately, even the most stringent diet and exercise regimens won’t do much to curb these normal and natural transformations. That’s why so many women elect to undergo breast surgery to help restore their attractive figures and strong self-image. Whether it’s augmentation, a breast lift, a breast reduction, or a combination, Dr. Song will work with you to develop a surgical plan designed to deliver the breasts you fondly remember having, or that you’ve always dreamt of. For those women missing part or all of a breast/s from cancer, trauma, or as part of a genetic syndrome, Dr. Song is well versed in the most advanced techniques of breast reconstruction.
Women seeking breast augmentation in Irvine or Orange County will be happy to find Dr. Song. He is a skilled plastic surgeon and specializes in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. In 2011, there were nearly 300,000 breast augmentation cases in the United States, making it the number one choice in plastic surgery procedures performed across the country. Although the idea of augmentation conjures images of disproportionately large and/or fake-looking breasts, many women opt for subtle, small implants to improve shape and symmetry. This procedure is best for women with naturally small breasts, deflated breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, or disproportionately shaped or asymmetric breasts. If the breasts exhibit a moderate to significant amount of sag or droop, a breast lift procedure may be necessary in conjunction with the augmentation to maximize the aesthetic result. If you happen to be among the many women who are considering breast augmentation you should consider a few items first. Finding the right plastic surgeon is key.
Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon for your Breast Augmentation
Before having a procedure of any sort, it’s important to pick a surgeon you are comfortable with. Your plastic surgeon should not only be board certified in plastic surgery, but he or she should also be someone that you feel comfortable communicating with. Plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures are very personal and patients have high expectations. Be certain to communicate with openness and clearly express your wishes.
Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
After you select a plastic surgeon, set up an appointment for a consultation. During your consultation for breast enhancement surgery, Dr. Song will listen to your aesthetic goals and surgical concerns. He will guide you through the surgical process and will offer his recommendations based on your body and breast type, skin quality, and surgical goals. At the end of the consultation process, you will have a firm understanding of breast enhancement surgery, and will be able to make an educated decision on three main points:
✦ Type of Implant (there are literally thousands of saline and silicone implants, but don’t worry, Dr. Song will work with you to pick the right implant to match your vision)
✦ Incision Placement
✦ Placement Above or Below the Muscle
What to Expect in a Breast Augmentation Consultation
- Discussion regarding your medical history
- Discussion regarding the different kinds of breast implants: saline, silicone gel, gummy bear implants
- Discussion regarding the different size implants for your body
- Ask about the surgeon’s undergraduate degree, medical school, training, and residency programs
- Ask to speak with or to read testimonials from other patients
- Have all of your questions addressed. Be sure to state your concerns and fears, as well as your expectations
- Determine the size of the implants that you want to have
- Discuss exactly how you want your cleavage to look. Bring some pictures with you so you are sure to communicate your desires clearly
- Ask to see before and after photos
After surgery, you will be sent home in a soft, wire-free, front-opening bra. You will need to wear this bra continuously for the first four weeks to facilitate healing and minimize swelling. Post-operative discomfort is directly related to the size of the implant chosen, but is readily managed with pain medicine and stretching exercises that begin immediately after surgery. You should be able to resume normal daily activities within a few days, and can return to work within one to two weeks. You may return to the gym for non-strenuous activity including walking on the treadmill and riding the stationary bike at three weeks after surgery, and can resume any activity at six weeks.
The Song Plastic Surgery Difference
At Song Plastic Surgery we do things differently. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Kyle Song, provides some of the best services in all of Orange County; he goes above and beyond what most plastic surgeons do and focuses on each patient. His approach is unique because he looks at each patient as an individual with unique needs and he excels at meeting and exceeding them. Call Dr. Song at 949-701-4454, or contact him by completing our convenient online request form. He provides cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that will enhance your natural beauty and leave you with incredible results that you will love for years to come.