Decisions, Decisions, Decisions About Your Augmentation

Breast Augmentation San Diego CAFor a woman, her breasts are central to her body image and often can affect overall self-confidence. If she’s always felt that her breasts were either out of proportion with the rest of her figure or asymmetrical, it can be discouraging being reminded every morning when getting dressed.

Every woman deserves to love her body, and breast augmentation with Dr. Kearney can provide the boost you need.

In this month’s first blog, we detailed some interesting statistics about the high levels of satisfaction breast augmentation patients report generally. Dr. Kearney finds this is true with his patients, as well.

Of course, if you’re considering breast augmentation, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Kearney. Together, you’ll discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. Dr. Kearney will detail your various options when it comes to choices such as implant type, size, projection, and the like.

Once you decide to go forward with augmentation, you’ll have four key decisions:

  • Implant type. You’ll choose between saline implants or silicone implants. Both implant types have pluses and minuses. Most people feel that silicone implants have a more natural feel than saline. Gummy bear implants, while technically silicone, are quite different than other silicone implants.
  • Implant position. You’ll decide if you want the implant placed atop the breast muscle or underneath the breast muscle. Of course, there is some subjectivity here, but many people believe implants placed under the muscle have a more natural look.
  • Incision location. Implants can be placed through incisions either at the bottom of the breast, near or at the areola, or in the armpit. While implants placed through an incision at the breast crease allow the most options, they also create the largest scar. Incisions placed in the armpit produce no visible scarring on the breasts, and the vertical scar in the armpit becomes almost invisible.
  • Implant style. The last of your decisions will be the size and shape of your implants. Implants are sized by the amount of material used to fill the implant shell. This is measured in cubic centimeters, CCs. You’ll also decide the projection of your implants.

These decisions can sometimes seem overwhelming, but Dr. Kearney will work with you to provide all the information you need to feel comfortable with your choices.

If you’re interested in breast augmentation, please call us at (858) 677-9352 to schedule your consultation.

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Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


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      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

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