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breast augmentation surgery in San Diego by Dr. Sarosy

Breast Augmentation and Implants in San Diego by Dr. Sarosy

We all have an idea of our perfect body. If yours includes filling out your bikini top and turning heads at the beach, a breast augmentation, also called a mammoplasty, boob job, or breast implant, can give you the smooth, sexy curves you’ve always wanted. While the primary goal of the procedure is to increase the volume of the breasts, a “boob job” offers more than a bigger cup size.

There are many reasons to consider breast implants or breast augmentation. Whether you’re unhappy with small or asymmetrical breasts or your breasts have lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss, a breast augmentation can enhance the natural contours of your body to create a more radiant and confident you. At San Diego Body Contouring, Dr. Sarosy will carefully explain your options and help you decide on the right breast implants to achieve your desired results.

Actual Patient
Actual Patient

Breast implant options: silicone or saline?

The type of breast implants you choose will have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of your breasts. Dr. Sarosy offers both silicone and saline breast implants and will provide a personalized recommendation based on your goals. Silicone and saline breast implants both have silicone outer shells, but they’re filled with different materials.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are filled with a thick, sticky gel material that closely mimics the feel and movement of natural breast tissue. Because silicone implants are pre-filled, they require slightly larger incisions than saline implants. Many women prefer silicone implants because they look and feel more like natural breasts. Silicone implants are available to patients aged 22 and older.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution and are placed behind or in front of the pectoral muscle before being filled. This method allows a patient to have smaller incisions. Saline implants are thought to be a bit harder to the touch, but new technology has made them nearly indistinguishable from the feel of silicone implants. Saline implants are available to patients aged 18 and older.

What to expect from a breast augmentation

Actual Patient who received breast augmentation from Dr. Sarosy in San Diego
Actual Patient

At your plastic surgery consultation, Dr. Sarosy will sit down with you to discuss your goals and explain what to expect from your breast augmentation procedure. In addition to choosing silicone or saline breast implants, you will also need to determine your incision placement: the areola, below the breast, or through the armpit. Each incision type offers distinct benefits that Dr. Sarosy will explain at your consultation. Dr. Sarosy will also recommend appropriate placement for your breast implants, either above or below the chest muscle.

Dr. Sarosy performs breast augmentations in our fully accredited, on-site operating suite with the support of an anesthesiologist and nursing staff. Following your procedure, you will stay in our recovery suite for a few hours before being released to the care of a loved one. You will be given aftercare instructions to help make your breast augmentation recovery as quick and comfortable as possible.

Post Breast Augmentation Surgery

Most patients experience some soreness and swelling for the first few weeks after breast implants or a boob job, but these can be managed with medication. We will schedule several follow-up appointments at our office to ensure your incisions are healing properly, and you’ll be cleared to resume your normal activities within a few weeks.

To learn more about breast augmentation and to schedule your free consultation, call us at (619) 697-1325.


What is the average cost of breast augmentation in California?

Breast augmentation costs in California will vary depending on a number of factors, including the surgeon’s fee, the facility fees, and the type of implant used. In general, saline breast implants will cost between $6,000 and $7,000, while silicone breast implants will cost between $7,500 and $9,500. At San Diego Body Contouring our board-certified plastic surgeon will give you amazing results at an affordable price and we have financing options available. Book a free consultation today.

How do I choose a breast implant size?

A good rule of thumb is that for every cup size you wish to go up, add on 250 ccs. For example, if you are looking to increase your breasts’ size by one and a half cups, then it is likely that you would want approximately 375 cc-sized implants. If you would like more information or help to choose a breast implant size that best suits you then schedule a free consultation at San Diego Body Contouring.

Do and don’ts after breast augmentation?

Refrain from getting your breasts wet – either in a bath, shower, or pool, for the first weeks after your surgery. Don’t smoke. Smoking negatively impacts your body’s ability to heal after surgery. After your breast augmentation, don’t wear an underwire bra, which can not only be painful but also prevent your breast implants from settling properly. During your free consultation at San Diego Body Contouring, Dr. Sarosy can review what to expect before and after your breast augmentation surgery.

What age is recommended for breast implants?

Even if you feel your breasts are fully developed by age 16, we recommend waiting until at least age 18 before having breast augmentation surgery. The FDA-recommended minimum age for breast implants is: 18 years old for saline implants. 22 years old for silicone implants.

How soon after breast augmentation can I lift my arms?

Following your breast augmentation or implants, we recommend no lifting and keeping the arms below the shoulder for at least two weeks. After that, your arms can then be raised. And for 3 months we recommend no lifting at all or no more than 10 pounds, if necessary.

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San Diego Body Contouring | Plastic Surgery


San Diego Body Contouring | Plastic Surgery


San Diego Body Contouring | Plastic Surgery


San Diego Body Contouring | Plastic Surgery