Breast Augmentation San Diego

See your results before breast surgery!

With Crisalix 3D imaging and virtual reality goggles you can do just that. Dr. Kearney was the first Plastic Surgeon in San Diego to offer both of these services for patients considering breast augmentation. See 3D images of how your breasts can look with various sized and shaped implants and even “step into” your new body when you wear the goggles! Choosing an implant size can be one of the most difficult parts of the process but you can now accurately envision the results you’ve been thinking about and feel confident about your decision.

How does it work?

Crisalix is state-of-the-art imaging technology that creates a 3D view of your breasts. Photos are taken during your breast consultation and uploaded to the Crisalix program. Dr. Kearney is then able to input specific data so you can view different implant sizes, styles and brands, allowing you to choose exactly how you want your results to look. After the photos are uploaded you can then put on the virtual reality goggles so that you can “try on” your new breasts. You’ll step into a virtual dressing room where you can see how your breasts look from several different angles!

When there are size differences between the two breasts, the 3-D program can measure the difference in volume, and help confirm that using two different size implants will give the desired result, as well as assist in choosing those sizes. The technology can also make adjustments when a breast lift is needed so patients can discuss those details with Dr. Kearney as well.


After your consultation we can give you log-in access to view the images at home or share with friends.

Get Breast Augmentation in La Jolla

Many women are unhappy with the size of their breasts, feeling they would be happier with their bodies, and look more attractive, if their breasts were bigger and fuller. These women opt to have breast augmentation in San Diego performed by Dr. Kearney.

Dr. Kearney is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast augmentation. He performs the procedure on patients who feel their breasts are too small, have asymmetrical breasts, have breasts that have lost volume due to significant weight loss or breast-feeding, or simply feel that their breasts are out of proportion with the rest of the body.

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How much does a breast augmentation cost?

The cost of breast augmentation surgery varies from patient to patient, but is reasonable. As an estimate, the cost is $5,900 for saline implants, $6,900 for silicone.

Financing is also available through CareCredit. They offer our patients 6, 12 and 18 month no interest plans as well as plans with terms of up to 60 months at 14.9%. Patients can finance up to $25,000. A “credit card” will be issued to you, which you can swipe in our office or other participating offices. If your credit isn’t stellar, you can choose a co-signer option. For more information on financing for your breast augmentation surgery or to apply, call 1-800-365-8295 or visit www.carecredit.com.

What is breast augmentation?

In breast augmentation surgery, silicone or saline implants are inserted into the breasts to make them bigger and fuller. Fats taken from other parts of the body may also be used during the procedure.

What are the available types of breast implants?

Silicone Implants. These implants are pre-filled with silicone gel, a thick fluid that feels like human fat. These implants feel softer and more natural than saline implants.

Saline Implants. These implants are inserted empty. Once inserted into the breast pocket, they are then filled with sterile salt water.

You will discuss your implant options during your consultation with Dr. Kearney. He will go over the pros and cons of both silicone and saline implants to determine the type of implant that is best for you and your aesthetic goals.

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What can I expect during the breast augmentation procedure?

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. During surgery, Dr. Kearney may create an incision around the nipple (periareolar), under the breast (inframammary), through the armpit (transaxillary), or through the belly button (transumbilical). The implant is placed either below or above the chest muscle. As with implant type, the incision location is a decision you will discuss with Dr. Kearney.

Since silicone implants are pre-filled; they require a slightly longer incision than saline implants. A small bandage will be placed once the incision is sutured. The patient is then provided with a surgical bra to support the new breast shape.

What can I expect post-procedure? What is the recovery time?

Our San Diego & La Jolla breast augmentation patients find that they can return to work in five days. However, you may still feel tired and sore by this time. All regular activities, including exercise, can be resumed within three weeks.