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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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff