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Orange County Breast Augmentation
Orange County Breast Augmentation
If you live in Orange County or Newport Beach and wish your breasts were firmer, higher, and more youthful, a breast lift may be the answer. One of the most common complaints of Orange County women is sagging or loose breasts which may result from pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural aging process. Mastopexy, commonly called breast lift, is the technique used to elevate and reshape the breast.
There are three types of breast lifts depending on the degree of ptosis, or sagging, of the breast. The first type, called a periareolar breast lift, is for minimal ptosis and involves an incision around the areola only. The procedure involves removing some of the skin above the areola and elevating the areola to a higher position. The second type of breast lift, sometimes called a “lollypop” lift, involves an incision around the areola and down the breast. This gives more lift to the breast and elevates the nipple more than the periareolar lift. The third type of lift, sometimes called an anchor lift or inverted “T” lift involves an incision around the areola, down the breast and along the inframammary fold, the natural crease under the breast. This type of lift gives the most lift to the breast and gives the most elevation of the areola. Nipple sensation and the ability to breast-feed are not usually compromised by this procedure.
The ConsultationYour consultation with the doctor is complimentary and there will never be any charges for office visits. During your initial consultation, you will be asked to give information about your medical history, prior procedures, medications, allergies, and your motivations for seeking plastic surgery. It is very important that you be thorough when providing your medical history, as this information helps to prevent complications during your care. When asked about medications, be sure to include any vitamin or herbal supplements, as these can affect your blood pressure and clotting ability. You also need to let the doctor know if you use any tobacco products, alcohol, steroids, or street drugs, as these may have a profound impact on your recovery period and your ability to heal following your procedure. After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Nguyen will discuss your desired results, your concerns, and your priorities. He will then explain the options that are available to you and explain the advantages and disadvantages of those options. In the end, he will present a surgical plan to help you achieve the appearance you desire.
After your consultation with the doctor, your patient coordinator will provide you with a written quotation for the cost of your procedure. At this time, you will also have the option to schedule your procedure if you so choose. We understand how important this decision is to you and you will not be pressured to make a decision. You are also encouraged to bring your spouse, significant other, family member, or a friend to your consultation.
If you do not have a primary care physician, we recommend Dr. Chi Phan, located at 4050 Barranca Pkwy Suite 210; Irvine, Ca 92604 Phone: 949-654-7833. Dr. Phan accepts most insurance. For those who do not have insurance, Dr. Phan charges approximately $120 for surgical clearance, including EKG & bloodwork.Back to Top
The ProcedureThe procedure takes between 1 to 3 hours and is performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. We use only board certified anesthesiologists to care for our patients. During the procedure, an incision will be made to the extent required (see above description of the three types of breast lifts). The surgeon will then remove excess skin, and move the nipple and areola into their new position. The breast lift procedure may also correct asymmetry by providing more lift to one breast, if needed. If desired, the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple, may be reduced in size – or - a breast implant may be placed to renew fullness to the breast. After surgery, you will recover in the recovery area for approximately one hour, until you are alert enough to go home. Sutures placed for most breast lifts are absorbable, leaving no sutures to be removed by the surgeon. There will be tapes over the incision which should remain intact for 2 weeks. You will be wearing a supportive bra that you will continue to wear for several weeks after surgery.
For the first day or two you will rest most of the time and limit your upper body activity. You should sleep with your head elevated (approximately 45 degree angle) so that you can get in and out of bed without using your arms. You will begin taking pain medication and antibiotics after surgery. Each time you take your pain medication, you should have a snack as the medication can be irritating to your stomach. For the first 24 to 48 hours you will have a sensitive stomach and you should eat mild foods such as you would normally eat if you had the flu (soups, crackers, etc.). Dr. Nguyen also strongly suggests Gatorade to replenish your fluid levels.
You will be able to return to most of your normal (light) activities within a couple of days. You will be able to shower once you feel comfortable being up for extended periods of time without lightheadedness, usually on the third day. The tapes over your incision will protect the incision from the soap and water so you may shower as normal and pat the tapes dry. Patients with an office job are often able to return to work within 7 days. More strenuous jobs may require work restrictions for eight weeks, which you may request a certifying letter from the receptionist.
During the first eight weeks you will wear a supportive bra with no underwire. You may continue to wear the one we provide or purchase an alternative such as a soft sports bra with hooks or a zipper in the front. During this recovery period, you will also reduce your activities by eliminating strenuous aerobic exercise, limit lifting (to no more than 5 lbs), and reduce the amount of work you do with your arms. More strenuous activities may be reintroduced after six weeks. You should ask your doctor about specific activities.
Most women are very pleased with their new body image. You can expect to eliminate the need for padded bras and will be able to wear many of the fashions you have been wanting to—from plunging necklines to form-fitting tops to bikini tops with confidence. Your results will last for many years to come.
These fees are approximate and are only to give you an idea of what you can expect. Fees may change without notice. An official binding quote (valid for 30 days) will be given on the day of your consultation. These fees include Surgeon’s Fee, OR Fee, Anesthesia Fee, Implants (if required), Surgical Bra, and Follow-Up Visits.
Breast Lift I (Periareolar Incision)
Breast Lift II (“Lolly Pop” Incision)
Breast Lift III (“Anchor” Incision / Inverted “T” Incision)
(877) 909-4011 toll-free
(714) 444-4011 local
11190 Warner Ave., Suite 400
Fountain Valley, CA 92708