Get A Fuller Breast Contour With Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation | Breast Lift | Plastic Surgery | TorrenceNot everyone was born with the curves they desire, while for some, time and circumstances may have changed the size or shape of their breasts.  Thanks to amazing advances in both surgical technique and medical technology, women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts can finally achieve a shapely, sexy figure that exactly matches their aesthetic ideals.  Breast augmentation surgery involves the use of synthetic implants to add volume and shape to the breast area.  One of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery in the US today, breast augmentation is one of the most highly-customizable procedures, individually-tailored to match your specific goals and anatomy, enabling you to have the breasts that look, and feel, exactly right for you!

Dr. James Black and Dr. Michael Arnstein are highly skilled and experienced cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons who have built their private surgical practice in the Torrance, California area around the latest, most advanced techniques and procedures offered in a caring, welcoming, inviting setting.  You can rest assured your breast augmentation procedure will be designed to match your needs and your expectations.  Whether you want a subtle enhancement that gives you a natural shape matching your frame and physique or whether you are seeking a bold, dramatic new look, we will carefully walk you through the many options and help you choose the right options to achieve your goals.  There are many reasons why women seek out breast augmentation surgery, but whatever your reason, we are ready to work with you to ensure successful, beautiful results.

Implant Types

Implants come filled with either a sterile saline solution or silicone gel and are both covered with a silicone elastomer shell.  Each type of implant has its advantages and both have been approved for their safety and efficacy by the FDA.  Implant size, shape, and fill depend heavily on the patient’s aesthetic goals, but may also depend on their anatomical structure as well.  Factors like body frame, size of chest wall, shoulder width, native breast tissue, and weight all contribute to the final decision on implant type.  Dr. Black and Dr. Arnstein take each one of these elements into consideration, along with the ultimate goal of the patient, in order to develop a plan of care that will achieve the most successful, natural results.  


Incision Placement

The incision required to insert the breast implant is quite small at about 3 cm, but may be a little bit longer to accommodate for silicone gel implants.  The incision can be made in several different locations:

  • Inframammary Incision-The inframammary incision is made in the fold or crease of the bottom of the breast.  This incision is very inconspicuous and can be easily camouflaged. 
  • Periareolar Incision-The periareolar incision goes along the bottom of the areola (the colored nipple area) where the color changes.  Again, this incision blends quite well and is barely visible once it heals.
  • Transaxillary Incision-The axillary incision is made in the armpit and leaves no incision on the actual breast mound.  
  • Transumbilical Incision-This is incision is made in the belly button but is not as commonly used.


Location Of Implant

Your implants can be placed either in the submuscular or subglandular position.  This is commonly referred to as “under or over the muscle.”  Each one has specific pros and cons which Dr. Arnstein or Dr. Black will carefully review with you.  

The subglandular position of implants refers to implants that are placed behind the breast tissue.  This may be a good option for women with adequate natural breast tissue to begin with as athletic patients who work their pectoral muscle frequently because they will not have to worry about their workout interfering with their breast implant.

A submuscular position of implants places the implants behind the pectoral muscle.  It is important to note that only the top third of the implant is actually behind the muscle.  This is ideal for leaner patients or patients that do not have adequate tissue coverage so that the implant is less palpable and can have a more natural appearance.  


Contact Dr. Black & Dr. Arnstein

Dr. James Black and Dr. Michael Arnstein have combined their extensive experience and skills in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery into a practice that encompasses the highest standards of patient care.  Their cutting-edge surgical facility includes state-of-the-art workstations and incorporates the latest and most effective techniques in the industry.  Dr. Black, Dr. Arnstein, and their highly trained team are committed to offering unparalleled cosmetic and reconstructive services with only the highest level of professionalism and regard for safe, effectual aesthetic results.  The best plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments with Dr. Black and Dr. Arnstein in Torrance, CA will leave you looking, and feeling, confident and radiant with supremely natural results!

If you would like to learn more about our breast augmentation procedures, please contact us at 310-530-4200 to schedule your initial consultation.  We look forward to hearing from you today!

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