What is Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and overall appearance of the breasts. By skillfully inserting breast implants, this surgical technique offers individuals the opportunity to achieve their desired breast volume and contours, ultimately fostering newfound confidence and aesthetic satisfaction.

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Dr. Glynn Bolitho’s Practice is Centered on Client Care

Dr. Bolitho combines technical expertise and aesthetic finesse to provide the utmost in quality for a gratifying experience for his clients.

  • Board-certified in plastic surgery in four countries
  • Hospital-quality safety standards for procedures
  • Highly skilled, credentialed staff
  • Anesthesia administered by board-certified anesthesiologists
  • Over 25 years of experience in plastic surgery

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Why Get Breast Augmentation?

There are numerous benefits from breast augmentation, a procedure that can enhance your confidence and overall appearance:

  • Enhanced Volume: Achieve your desired breast size and fullness, addressing natural asymmetry or size concerns.
  • Improved Proportions: Create harmonious body proportions, enhancing your overall silhouette.
  • Restored Femininity: Reclaim a youthful and feminine breast contour, especially after pregnancy or weight loss.
  • Clothing Fit: Enjoy a broader range of clothing options and improved fit, boosting your style choices.
  • Enhanced Self-Confidence: Achieve a renewed sense of self-assurance and body positivity.
  • Natural-Looking Results: Modern techniques deliver natural aesthetics, ensuring a balanced and proportional outcome.
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Types of Breast Implants for Natural-Looking Augmentation

There are diverse options for breast augmentation. Dr. Bolitho will discuss what you are going for and tailor your augmentation to match your unique wishes and preferences:

Saline Implants

Filled with sterile saltwater, these implants can be adjusted for size and offer natural feel and appearance.

Silicone Implants

Filled with silicone gel, these implants provide a more natural texture and contour.

Gummy Bear Implants (Cohesive)

Form-stable silicone gel implants maintain their shape and offer a firmer feel.

Round Implants

Offer enhanced upper pole fullness and symmetrical volume.

Teardrop Implants

Mimic the natural breast shape, tapering off towards the upper pole.

Incision Placement

Options include inframammary (under the breast fold), periareolar (around the nipple), and transaxillary (in the armpit).

Submuscular or Subglandular Implant Placement

Determines implant position relative to the chest muscle, influencing appearance and recovery.

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The Breast Augmentation Procedure

The surgery typically takes one to two hours and includes the following steps:

  1. Anesthesia: You'll receive anesthesia to ensure comfort during the surgery.
  2. Incision: Small incisions are made in discreet areas, usually under the breast fold.
  3. Implant Placement: The chosen implant is carefully inserted either beneath the chest muscle (submuscular) or beneath the breast tissue (subglandular).
  4. Incision Closure: Sutures or skin adhesive seal the incisions, contributing to minimal scarring.
  5. Recovery: Initial discomfort and swelling are common but gradually subside over a few weeks.
  6. Resuming Activities: Most patients can resume light activities within a week, gradually increasing intensity over several weeks.
  7. Final Results: Full healing and implant settling occur over a few months, unveiling your enhanced breast appearance.
  8. Follow-up Appointments: Regular appointments with Dr. Bolitho ensure optimal healing progress and address any concerns.
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Dr. Bolitho is All About Quality, Beautiful Results

Clients return to Dr. Bolitho because they have already experienced his dedication to having one-on-one conversations about their desired outcome, and then seeing those outcomes being achieved. He is quadruple board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and in his home country, South Africa. In his decades of experience, he has found that all the study, fellowships and accolades in the world do not mean much if that can’t be translated into attention to patient safety, personalized care and the natural, rejuvenating results the client wants to achieve. Dr. Bolitho is a physician first when it comes to hospital-quality standards. Added to that is his naturally warm, personable demeanor that puts clients at ease resulting in the many long-term client-relationships that he values.

Meet with Dr. Bolitho to Discuss Your Options for Breast Augmentation

Dr. Bolitho's expertise will help you achieve the aesthetic that aligns with your desired outcome. Contact our practice in La Jolla to schedule your consultation today.

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