Does Breast Augmentation Have a Negative Impact on Milk Production?

Women choose to get a breast augmentation for many reasons. Most of the time it’s for aesthetic purposes, but there could also be medical reasons why breast augmentation is necessary. One thing Beverly Hills women need to take into consideration beforehand is whether they plan to have children in the future. For people who plan to breastfeed their child, one of the most common questions… READ MORE

At What Age do Breasts Stop Developing?

One question many young patients in Beverly Hills have is when do their breasts reach their final form. In fact, some mothers with teenagers often have this question as well. It’s easy to be concerned about whether breasts are developing correctly throughout the teenage years and beyond, so it’s always beneficial to discuss any questions with Dr. Bruno. While a breast augmentation may not be… READ MORE

Enlarge, Lift and Tighten Your Breasts with A Breast Augmentation/ Lift Combination

Popular culture has had a big influence on how many of our patients view breast augmentation, breast implants, and breast lift. Beverly Hills patients will often assume that if they are unsatisfied with their breasts, then all they need is an augmentation procedure and some implants. However, this is often not the case. In fact, some of our patients would actually look worse if they… READ MORE

What Is The Difference Between Smooth And Textured Implants?

Starting to think about getting breast implants? Beverly Hills patients often tell us that once they start doing their research on breast augmentation they end up with more questions than they started with. There are a lot of different questions, concerns, and considerations that patients have to mull over before they decide on a breast augmentation procedure. While many women focus on what size of… READ MORE

Saline vs. Silicone: Which Is Better for Breast Augmentation?

Let’s face the facts: not all women are created equally. Some have been endowed with naturally full breasts while others have inexplicably been granted much less. That said, there’s no reason you have to just accept your lot and live in envy of those around you. Beverly Hills breast augmentation patients have long been able to level the proverbial playing field, and today, it’s even… READ MORE

If I get breast implants, will I lose any feeling in my nipples or breasts?

The risk of decreased nipple sensation with breast augmentation surgery is roughly 10%. This is unrelated to the incision chosen to insert the implant and more related to the creation of the pocket for the implant. Most patients have some temporary numbness which improves in a few weeks, however, there are some patients who may experience permanent loss of nipple sensation. Usually during the procedure,… READ MORE

What are the Different Types of Incisions that can be Used for Breast Augmentation?

There are four different incisions that can be used for breast augmentations. These incisions are 1. Inframammary 2. Periareolar 3. Transaxillary (armpit) 4. Transumbilical (belly button). The two most common approaches are the inframammary incision, which is in the breast crease and the periareolar, which is near the nipple. The breast implant incision associated with the lowest complication rate is the inframammary incision, as it has… READ MORE

Will a Breast Augmentation Affect My Pregnancy? If so, how?

A breast augmentation can reduce the chances of being able to breast feed in certain patients. There a few things you and your surgeon can do to maximize your ability to breast feed after breast implants. One would be choosing an incision away from the areola and placing the implant under the muscle (submuscular or subpectoral). I always advise patients however if breast feeding is… READ MORE

How do I Choose if I Need a Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Breast Implants?

Many patients wonder whether they should have breast augmentation alone, or if they also need a breast lift at the same time. This is a very common yet complex procedure in plastic surgery. If a woman has no sagging skin with a good nipple position, then a breast augmentation with saline or silicone breast implants is usually sufficient to achieve a fuller look. If a… READ MORE

What are the Different Types of Incisions that can be Made for a Breast Augmentation? Which is Better?

There are four incisions that can be used to insert a breast implant for breast augmentation and each has its pros and cons. One of the more popular incisions is located in the breast crease, under the breast, which is called an inframammary incision. This incision is about 4-5cm in length and can be used for both saline and silicone breast implants. This incision allows… READ MORE

The Best Breasts – April 2013 Newsletter

As summer approaches, you may be starting to think about how you’re going to look in skinny tops and bathing suits. Breasts will play a major role in how you look. Have you worried that your breasts are too small, too big, too uneven, too pointy or too-something-else-that-doesn’t-look-quite-right? If beautiful, shapely breasts would make you feel better about yourself, why not consider breast surgery? I’ve… READ MORE

Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation with Silicone Gel Implants

Many patients have been asking about the new cohesive silicone gel implants that were approved by the FDA a few weeks ago. These form stable, firm silicone implants have an anatomic or teardrop shape and can give a very natural result. These implants have a very low rupture rate and a low capsular contracture (scar tissue). However due to their shape, they can rotate inside… READ MORE

Breast Augmentation combined with breast lift

Many women desire fuller larger breasts but may also require a breast lift at the same time. This is commonly seen in  women who have had multiple pregnancies. A woman’s breasts will shrink and atrophy after pregnancy and the nipple/areola may sag. Often times the best way to treat this is with a breast implant (saline or silicone) and a breast lift. There are several… READ MORE

Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation: what are the options for the incision?

[videobreastaug] There are four ways in which to insert a breast implant: 1.Armpit (axilla) 2.Areola (nipple) 3.Inframammary (breast crease) 4.Transumbilical (belly button) The incision through the axilla hides the scar in the armpit crease. This approach can be difficult to insert larger silicone breast implants. If you should need a revision in the future, this approach can have limited access and you may need a… READ MORE

Breast Augmentation: How To Choose The Right Size

One of the most common questions patients ask during a breast augmentation consultation has to do with selecting the right size breast implant. Although patients look at many photos online and in before and after books, they just can’t seem to visualize how they may look. Patients can also try on the various sizes breast implants in a bra which gives them some idea, but… READ MORE