Breast Augmentation

Modern breast augmentation techniques now allow for stunning changes and significant psychological benefits. Consistently one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation has helped countless women achieve their aesthetic goals. With long-lasting results delivered by a skilled surgeon, you can take the first step toward reaching your ideal self.
At Dr. Brent’s center for plastic surgery in Santa Barbara, he has provided countless successful breast augmentations. With each patient, he takes an individualized approach. Using a trained eye for beauty and years of experience, he provides unparalleled results.






What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to increase the size and volume of your breasts. Using either implants or your own body fat, you can boost the size of your breasts to achieve a new look. The amount of size change can vary, and we never use a one-size-fits-all approach.
Instead, we work closely with each patient to determine their needs and unique beauty. Dr. Brent takes into account every aspect of your appearance and shape and uses his eye for beauty to deliver results that perfectly match your goals.

Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

If you are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts, then this procedure could be for you. Some patients may have lost breast tissue. Or maybe your genetics did not bring your breasts to an aesthetic that you desire. Whatever the case may be, breast augmentation can help you reach your desired size.
The first step to see if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation. During your personal meeting with Dr. Brent, he will discuss your goals and needs, working closely with you every step of the way. Even if a breast augmentation is not right for you, he works tirelessly to develop a plan that will help you reach your goals.
One of the benefits of breast augmentation is that it can be combined with many other procedures. Whether part of a Mommy Makeover or combined with a breast lift, it is a highly adaptable procedure. After your consultation, Dr. Brent will develop a fully customized treatment plan based on your unique situation. Every aspect is full tailored to help you reach your goals. Nothing is ever duplicated from one patient to the next.

Before and After

Breast augmentation with smooth saline implants, size 300cc – subpectoral placement/inframammary incision
Breast augmentation with smooth saline implants, size 390cc, inflated to 400cc – inframammary incision

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The Ideal Candidate

Since it is a surgical procedure, we look for certain qualities in patients. The below standards are in place to ensure optimal safety and results.

Potential candidates should be:

  • In good general health
  • Non-smoking before the surgery and during recovery
  • Have healthy and realistic expectations

Procedure and Recovery

Dr. Brent uses a variety of methods during augmentation surgery and always uses the best one for your unique case. Generally, the surgery is an outpatient procedure, so you can return home the very same day. However, since the procedure requires either sedation or anesthesia, you’ll need someone to drive you.
During the first week, you will need to get as much rest as possible. Compression garments will help ensure your implants settle correctly and provide optimal results. The better you rest and the better you follow your post-op instructions, the better your results will be! After about a week, many patients are able to return to work. However, you will still need to avoid strenuous activity until Dr. Brent gives you the all-clear.


Types of Breast Augmentation

With several types of breast augmentation available, you can choose the one best suited to your needs. In addition to the size and shape of your implants, you have several variations to the procedure.
Silicone Implants
This type of implant is filled with silicone gel. One of the most popular types of augmentation that brings consistent results. Gummy bear implants are an improved version of this that many patients have found to be stunning.
Saline Implants
This type of augmentation uses implants filled with a salt-water solution. The water within is always sterile and even safe in the event of a collapsed implant (e.g. from an accident or trauma to the breast).
Augmentation with Fat Transfer
This procedure uses your own body fat instead of artificial implants. Many patients find this type of augmentation very appealing. And it is often paired with liposuction (where you obtain the fat to be transferred). So you gain a body contour along with breast size increase.
Augmentation with Breast Lift
This procedure combines the size increase of augmentation with the shape enhancement of a breast lift. It’s a great option for patients who want to improve volume and shape at the same time.

Schedule Your Consultation

Take the first step to achieving a new aesthetic and newfound confidence in your body. Schedule your consultation today to get started. Once your entirely personalized plan is developed and put into practice, you can finally reach your goals and enjoy your elevated aesthetic.
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