Breast Augmentation Temecula
Do you wish that you had fuller breasts? Whether you were born with naturally small breasts or have lost volume as a result of pregnancy or weight fluctuations, breast augmentation in the Temecula Valley with Murrieta plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Eichenberg can provide you with fuller, beautifully shaped breasts.
Dr. Eichenberg is skilled in performing breast augmentation for Temecula, Murrieta, and Riverside, CA women who have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other. The result: symmetrical breasts and an enhanced appearance.
Find out how you can get the beautiful breasts you deserve. Request a consultation now with Dr. Eichenberg, a board-certified plastic surgeon and trusted authority in the field. Or, call his office at (951) 506-1040 to schedule your appointment.
Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
When you consult with Dr. Eichenberg, the two of you will collaborate to determine the details of your surgery. During this consultation, you will discuss decisions such as the implant size and whether your incisions are in the breast crease or around the nipple.
If your breasts are sagging, Dr. Eichenberg can enhance the results of your breast augmentation by performing a breast lift. He will discuss this option with you during your consultation, which includes a sizing appointment. This consultation allows you to try on a “look” and get a better idea of what you might look like after your breast enhancement. You will get to take home sample “before and after” photos of your new look.
Dr. Eichenberg performs breast augmentation on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A saline or silicone implant is inserted under the breast tissue, or under the breast tissue and the underlying muscle. For women in the Temecula Valley, breast augmentation can cost between $6,000 (saline) and $7,000 (silicone).
A picture is worth a thousand words, so be sure to view the exceptional results we achieve for our satisfied patients in our Before & After Photo Gallery.
What Is a Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is when we take a woman, either one without enough breast tissue to begin with or one who is done having children and breastfeeding, and then we augment or change their breast tissue in some way.
Typically, a breast augmentation is inserting a silicone implant under the muscle next to the ribs to fill out all that extra skin to make the breasts look fuller and more normal again. Sometimes, a breast augmentation is a breast lift, where we don’t add any implant, but we actually lift and move all the patient’s breast tissues back up to where they used to be and give them a full, perky breast.
How Long Does a Breast Augmentation Usually Take to Perform?
Usually, a breast augmentation lasts a little over an hour. But you’re here for several hours. You usually get here an hour before surgery and talk to the nurse, she puts in the IV, and then I come talk with you and answer all your questions and mark you. Then the anesthesiologist talks to you, then you go back to the operating room. Then you’re under anesthesia for an hour while we do the surgery. Then we wake you up and you stay here another hour after that to make sure you’re doing okay before you go home. So it’s a little over three hours total but an hour or so of surgery.
How Do You Perform a Breast Augmentation?
We almost always do the breast augmentation under general anesthetic. We have a fully accredited surgery center in the office, so it has everything that a hospital would have. The patient is brought back to the operating room. The anesthesiologist puts medicine in the IV and the patient falls asleep.
We then make an incision, typically around the nipple, sometimes underneath in the breast crease (the inframammary fold), or every once in a while through the armpit. We insert the implant, almost always under the muscle right next to the ribs, to fill out all that breast tissue.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?
The typical candidates for breast augmentation are young women who know from their mothers, their aunts, generally their genetic background that their breasts aren’t going to grow any bigger. Their breasts are small to begin with, and they wish they were bigger. Our main patients are women who have had children and breastfed and their breasts aren’t like they used to be, and they want to get them back to that point. Those are our two main patient groups for breast augmentation.
What Are Realistic Expectations for a Patient Having a Breast Augmentation?
The expectations for breast augmentation are really important. It’s vital for the patient to communicate with their doctor and understand what size implants they’re getting and what they’re going to look like afterwards.
For us, it’s pretty easy to manage a patient’s expectations and make sure they’re realistic, because we have the Vectra 3D imaging system. With it, we can take pictures of a woman, how she looks right now, and see it in 3D and turn it all around on the computer screen, and then we can add different implants and see what that looks like.
Before the patient leaves, we can actually put on a special bra and have the patient try on these implants and look in the mirror. So the patient will have a really good idea of what they’re going to look like and what they can expect to see after surgery before they leave the office on their first consultation.
How Long Does It Take for a Patient to Recover from a Breast Augmentation?
Usually after a breast augmentation, patients take pain pills and antibiotics. You have to have someone drive you home from surgery. Typically, it takes until a week after surgery until you’re off the pain medicine and able to drive. So most people can drive and do small tasks a week after surgery. If you have to do heavy labor or you want to go back to the gym, it can take two weeks or more. Typically after a week, you’re able to do most things, such as sitting behind a desk and talking on a phone.
Why Is It Important to See a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon for a Breast Augmentation?
Board-certified plastic surgeons are the only doctors who are fully trained in their training program to do breast augmentations. There is no other kind of doctor that does this surgery and is trained to do this surgery.
I use this analogy: If your house was on fire, would you want your neighbors to come with hoses and buckets of water, or would you rather the fire department come? Your neighbors might mean well and they might do okay, but they’re not trained about all the different things that can happen with a fire. Board-certified plastic surgeons know exactly what to do in every situation, and so you’re far more likely to get a good result if you use a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with Dr. Eichenberg. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare. Those concerns can be discussed with Dr. Eichenberg. The information on this website is not a substitute for a consultation. Call our Murrieta plastic surgery center at (951) 506-1040 or request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Eichenberg.