Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
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Breast Augmentation

Breast size and shape can have a significant impact on the self-confidence and self-image of women. Whether they have always had smaller breasts or have lost volume due to weight loss or childbirth, many women choose breast augmentation in San Jose, Los Gatos and Palo Alto to enlarge and reshape their breasts. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will assist you in understanding the breast enlargement procedure through an honest discussion of your aesthetic goals and concerns.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    San Jose Breast AugmentationThis is a woman, in her early 20s, who has made a decision about increasing the size of her breasts. She feels that augmenting her B-cup size breasts will 'even out&... View Case 

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    Breast Augmentation-San JoseAfter giving birth to, and raising two children, this woman wanted to restore some of the volume lost in her breasts. After consulting with Dr. Lepore in our San Jose Pl... View Case 

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    Like many young women, this patient was interested in breast augmentation. She came to see San Jose plastic surgeon Dr. Vincent Lepore to discuss the various ways she might enhance her smaller... View Case 

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    Case #244

    Breast Augmentation-San JoseThis is a woman in her mid-30s who has had a baby in the past couple of years. She wanted to restore some of the breast volume she feels she lost as a result of the preg... View Case 

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    Los Gatos Breast AugmentationA very active young woman, in her 20's, has noted that along with the weight she has lost due to her exercise program, some of the volume in her breasts has disappe... View Case 

Understanding Breast Augmentation Surgery

There are many options to consider before your breast enlargement surgery. Our skilled and experienced plastic surgeons make recommendations and guide you through the decision-making process. This process is about YOU, so our surgeons thoroughly explain their recommendations to keep you informed and comfortable. Together, you will review your options for surgical technique and breast implants including:

  • Implant type can be either silicone gel or saline filled. Each type of implant has its advantages, and our surgeons will explain these to you so that you can decide on your best option.
  • Implant "profile" or "projection" determines how far your breasts will project from your chest. Implants may have a high, medium or low profile.
  • Implant shape may either be round or teardrop shaped.
  • Implant position can be over or under the pectoral (chest) muscle.
  • Incision location can be along the breast crease, around the areola, or in the armpit.

Many women choose to complement their breast augmentation with other procedures such as a breast lift, a tummy tuck or liposuction for the full-body renewal of a Mommy Makeover. Our surgeons also performs these procedures and can discuss them with you.

Meet Our Surgeons

Our 3 board-certified plastic surgeons have several decades of combined experience, and they are among the leading cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Breast Augmentation Incision Types

During your consultation you will make a number of choices, including about the placement of the implant and how it will be inserted. Most patients can choose 1 of 3 incisions that best suits their goals:

  • The inframammary incision is made along the crease below the breast, and the resulting scar stays hidden beneath clothing and swimwear.
  • The periareolar incision traces around the lower edge of the areola. Once healed, the resulting scar blends with the natural border of the areola.
  • The transaxillary incision is made in the armpit. Although this incision is appealing because it doesn't leave any scar on the breast, it's usually more appropriate for women who have chosen saline implants.

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Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

Depending on the scope of your breast augmentation, your surgeon may perform your surgery while you are either under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Either way, he discusses his plans with you well before your surgery date.

Through the incision, your surgeon creates a pocket within the breast and inserts the implant. This pocket can either be over the chest muscle (called "subglandular" because it's beneath the breast gland) or under it (called "submuscular"). Both placement options have their own advantages and disadvantages. In general, a submuscular placement is ideal for women who have very little natural breast tissue because the additional mass of muscle provides more coverage of the implant. However, the best option for you depends on several factors, and Dr. Lepore helps you decide during your consultation.

Once he has made the pocket, your surgeon adds the implant. Silicone implants are inserted full, and saline implants are inserted empty and filled once they are in place. Once both implants have been placed, he evaluates the breasts for symmetry and closes the incision before you're moved to a separate recovery area.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

After surgery, you will need to rest for the first 24 to 48 hours. Your breasts will be swollen and may feel tender or sore. After a period of limited activity that typically lasts several days, your surgeon will clear you to resume your normal activities. He will also provide you with detailed guidelines to help you recover properly after surgery. These guidelines offer short- and long-term instructions, such as sleeping on your back for several weeks.

Our surgeons are available every step of the way and will ensure that your recovery is as smooth and worry-free as possible.

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Your New Look

You will see the results of your breast enlargement immediately and, over time, swelling will diminish and incision lines will fade. The size and shape of your breasts will be significantly improved and, like many of our surgeons' breast enlargement patients, you may feel a new sense of self-confidence. To learn more about breast augmentation, check out our Breast Augmentation FAQ page.

To begin your conversation with one of our surgeons learn how breast enlargement can help you have fuller, more feminine breasts, request a free cosmetic consultation online or call his office at (408) 356-4241.

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