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

What Are My Breast Implant Placement Options?

So you’re unhappy with your breasts, and you’ve started doing some research. One of the first questions that women will begin thinking about is the size of their implant. But as you begin to understand more about the breast augmentation procedure, you’ll inevitably start hearing more about the placement of breast implants. Beverly Hills patients will have a long conversation with Dr. Bruno about this… READ MORE

Can I Combine Breast Implants With A Breast Lift Surgery?

When patients come into our offices to talk about breast augmentation, one of the things that Dr. Bruno will discuss–depending on if the patient is a good candidate–is a breast lift. While breast augmentation is a very well-known procedure, the breast lift operation is less well-known. On top of that, some patients actually require both procedures to get the results they want. But one question… 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

What’s the Difference in Subglandular and Submuscular Implants?

Deciding to get a breast augmentation can be one of the most life-changing choices you can make. When you feel more confident in your appearance, that confidence extends to every area of your life, from personal, to social, to professional. Beyond simply deciding, though, partnering with your surgeon during the process is important to maximizing your results. One of the most important decisions West Hollywood… READ MORE

Is It True that Silicone Implants Look More Natural?

Ask a million women and you’ll probably get the same answer from all of them: no one wants to look like they’ve had a breast augmentation. Even though cosmetic surgery has become a widely accepted part of popular culture, there is something appealing about looking like those full, perfect breasts have always been and will always be yours. Thankfully, in West Hollywood, breast augmentation patients… READ MORE

How Noticeable Will My Breast Implant Scars Be?

Sometimes it doesn’t seem fair. Overall, you’re very happy with your appearance. You have a fit, shapely physique and a pretty face, but your breasts just aren’t as full and present as you’d like them to be. You might even feel like the only one around you who doesn’t have a perfect shape. In truth, your feelings are shared by many women in Beverly Hills…. READ MORE

What Are The Signs Of A Ruptured Silicone Breast Implant?

A ruptured silicone breast implant is difficult to diagnose. It typically is not something you or your surgeon can feel on physical exam. The implants also generally look the same size as well.  The only accurate way to diagnose a ruptured silicone implant is by way of an MRI.  Regular mammograms and ultrasounds are not sensitive enough to detect a ruptured silicone breast implant. If… READ MORE

What is Breast Implant Revision Surgery?

Some patients in Beverly Hills who undergo breast augmentation surgery may need a revision in the future. The most common reason for a revision or a second breast surgery is to change the size of the breast implant-usually to go larger. Other than size changes, some patients my develop capsular contracture (hard scar tissue) which is another common reason to have a revision. Revisions can… 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

With Regards to Breast implants, is it better to go under the pectoral muscle or over the pectoral muscle?

By far the best way to insert a breast implant is under the chest (pectoral) muscle. This technique gives a more natural look and makes it easier to breast feed after surgery if a patient desires to do so. The risk of capsular contracture (scar tissue) is also lower when implants are placed under the muscle compared to over the muscle. The interpretation of mammograms… 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