A breast augmentation uses implants to enhance the shape and size of the breasts. At Eko Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of breast implants to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals. We welcome patients and residents of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, CA and surrounding areas.
A breast augmentation is a surgical process that creates fuller, more proportionate breasts through the use of saline or silicone gel implants. Many women feel that nature has not generously endowed them with the breasts they desire, so they opt for this commonly performed surgery to enlarge their breasts and increase self-confidence and personal attractiveness.
The cost of your breast augmentation at Eko Plastic Surgery will vary depending on the treatment plan that we develop for you. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment needs in order to determine the treatment approach that will be ideal for you. For this reason, we will not be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment until you have the chance to come in and discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Eko.
At Eko Plastic Surgery, we offer both silicone and saline breast implants from Natrelle® and MENTOR®. Silicone gel implants are made from a thick, sticky, fluid consistency that tends to resemble the natural feel of tissue. Saline implants are a made from a silicone shell, but are filled with a saltwater solution. Although these may not feel as natural as silicone implants, they are able to be inserted into the breasts while empty. After insertion, they can be filled to the desired level. This can reduce the size of the incisions necessary, minimizing scarring.
Breast implant removal is performed when a patient needs or wants to have their breast implants removed. In the event of a rupture or other changes in the breast implants, they may need to be removed. In some cases, patients are unhappy with the results from their breast augmentation and choose to have them removed to either replace them with other implants or to go back to their original state. In the event of a breast implant removal, we are usually able to remove the implants using the original incisions to minimize additional scarring.
A breast augmentation with a lift may be an ideal treatment for women who would like to both enhance the size of the breasts and give them a youthful perkiness. This procedure combines breast implants with a breast lift for more dramatic results.
To install breast implants, Dr. Eko will make an incision under the breast fold (the lower crease of the breast), around the lower part of the areola, or in the armpit. The implants will then be inserted through these incisions. We typically place implants under the muscle, which ensures accuracy for future mammograms and also produces results that look and feel more natural. This procedure is typically conducted on an outpatient basis.
After the procedure, patients may experience pain for one to five days, and soreness and swelling may last a few weeks. Patients often have to take time away from work and other activities in order to ensure a smooth recovery. Exercise and other strenuous activities may have to be avoided for a month or longer after your procedure.
If you are considering a breast augmentation, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eko. At Eko Plastic Surgery, we offer this and other breast surgery procedures to the residents of Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and the nearby areas of California.
Click on a patient to view photos taken before and after their Breast Augmentation.