Breast Augmentation in La Jolla, CA
Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, offers breast augmentation to local residents requiring cosmetic surgery.
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the country mainly because women and men associate breast size with overall beauty. A breast size that is proportionate to your body style enhances your natural curves, makes your waist and abdomen appear smaller, and makes you feel confident about how you look.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Also known as a “boob job”, this a cosmetic surgery procedure increases your breast size with implants. When deciding to have breast augmentation, there are some considerations to keep in mind. First, you can choose between silicone and saline implants and you should also know your desired bra cup size. Breast implants also come in a smooth design or textured, and while textured implants may be at higher risk for rupturing, your breast tissue is able to adhere to the surface, which may reduce the likelihood of the implant changing position. The shape of your breast implant affects the way your breasts look after you are healed. Many women feel that round implants look less natural and opt for teardrop-shaped implants. For more information, read our FAQ page.
Is the Breast Augmentation Surgery Right for Me?
Breast augmentation not only improves the shape and size of your breasts but can also correct problems that arise from significant weight loss, aging, and pregnancy, such as excess skin and lost volume that causes your breasts to sag. You must be at least 18 years old for the augmentation procedure with saline implants and 22 years of age for silicone implants.
Choosing a Breast Augmentation Surgeon
Dr. Shumway is the Founder and Director of Shumway Cosmetic Surgery located on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus in La Jolla, California. He is the current President of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the former President of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. He studied many years at Duke University in General and Thoracic Surgery and in Surgery of the Head and Neck. This was followed by a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Laser Surgery. With over 11 years of surgical training and 12 additional years of breast augmentation experience teaching the TUBA technique, Dr. Shumway is the premier physician on the West Coast performing the TUBA procedure.
How Is the Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?
Dr. Shumway performs four types of procedures, but most of his patients choose the TUBA procedure to reduce the surgical time and recovery. For the TUBA procedure, the implant is inserted through a small incision above your belly button. Once the implants are placed, they are filled to the desired size. The procedure does require the use of IV sedation, and you return home after just a few hours in recovery.
How Much Does the Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost in La Jolla, CA?
The cost of your breast augmentation will depend on the extent of the surgery needed for your individual body style and cosmetic goals. We offer payment plans and work closely with CareCredit™ to help you with the cost of your surgery.
On the Road to Recovery
Rest is recommended for the first few days following surgery. A post-surgical sports bra is typically worn for the first few weeks. Most discomfort associated with the breast surgery will be well-controlled with the oral pain medication prescribed by Dr. Shumway. Antibiotics will also be prescribed. Most patients report only mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness following the surgery. Many patients return to work within three days and resume their normal activities within four to six weeks.
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