Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation services offered in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, CA

Today’s breast augmentation techniques create beautiful, natural-looking results that help women feel more comfortable in their own skin. If breast augmentation is something you’d like to explore in greater detail, Dr. Ashjian can discuss your options during a visit to his self-named practice, Peter H. Ashjian, MD, in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California. Book a visit online or by phone today to begin. 

Breast Augmentation Q&A

What is breast augmentation?

The term breast augmentation refers to procedures that enhance the size, shape, and appearance of the breasts. Breast augmentation commonly refers to breast implants, although fat transfer is also an option. 

In fat transfer procedures, fat cells are removed using liposuction, often from the abdomen, upper thighs, lower back, or flanks. After a purification process, that fat is drawn into syringes and injected into areas of the breasts where additional fullness is desired. 

Breast implants work to refine the size or shape of your breasts using saline or silicone implants. There are many options for various sizes, shapes, and consistencies. 

Most breast implants are crafted to deliver a soft, lifelike feel. Once in place, they enhance the breasts without creating a “fake” or overly dramatic effect. 

Why do women choose breast augmentation?

Women choose to pursue breast augmentation for a number of different reasons. For some, augmentation after having children restores breasts to their previous firmness, size, and perkiness. Others have always wanted to enjoy fuller, more rounded breast contouring. 

Some women have implants placed after losing a significant amount of weight and noticing changes in the shape or fullness of their breasts. Others are choosing augmentation to create a more symmetrical balance between breasts. 

You can also choose to have implants placed as part of a breast lift. This is a good fit for women who are experiencing sagging breasts and want to both lift and increase fullness during the same procedure. 

There is no “wrong” reason to pursue breast augmentation. As long as you decide to align with your needs and desires and not conform to anyone else's wishes, breast augmentation is a great option. 

What is breast revision?

Breast revision is a surgical procedure performed to replace existing breast implants with new ones. Some of the reasons women come in for breast revision include:

  • To relieve pain from capsular contracture
  • To increase the size of their breasts
  • To change to a different implant material
  • To address concerns about rupture or implant migration

If you have breast implants and would like to make a change, schedule a visit with Dr. Ashjian to discuss breast revision options. Online booking is always available, or you can contact the office by phone to check appointment availability.