Breast Augmentation in Newport Beach

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Breast Augmentation

A woman’s breasts are often a defining feature of their body and their feelings of femininity. Whether you’ve always felt self-conscious about a lack of curves or your breasts have changed over time, breast augmentation in Newport Beach can help you achieve a more shapely figure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Keyian Z. Paydar offers several options to help you attain your ideal breast enhancement results. Whether you’re seeking a total transformation or a subtle change to your aesthetic, Dr. Paydar will listen closely and collaborate to achieve your goals while guiding you through a safe, thorough, and successful surgical process.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. Using saline or silicone breast implants, breast augmentation can improve the overall appearance of your breasts by adding volume and youthful projection. When a board-certified plastic surgeon expertly performs breast augmentation, it not only results in more attractive breasts but also creates a more proportionate figure overall. Breast augmentation can:
  • Boost your curves by adding volume to smaller breasts
  • Bring balance to asymmetrical breasts
  • Replace breast volume lost after pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Reconstruct breasts after mastectomy surgery
Dr. Paydar tailors each breast augmentation procedure to the individual patient to create outstanding results. During your consultation, Dr. Paydar will review your implant options, detailing the look, feel, and safety of each type available. You may ask questions about the breast augmentation process, and he will address your concerns. Together, you will formulate a treatment plan that best fits your needs and desired results.

The "No-Touch" Breast Augmentation Technique

The “no-touch” breast augmentation technique provides numerous benefits for both doctors and patients. The device used is called the Keller Funnel. It has become known as a significant innovation in breast augmentation and is considered the gold standard in breast augmentation surgery today. The Keller Funnel was designed to make breast augmentation safer and more comfortable for the patient. Using the funnel streamlines the breast augmentation process and provides a “no-touch” implant insertion, which means the surgeon doesn’t need to touch the breast implants when placing them. The no-touch approach is much safer, as there is a decreased chance of infection and complications after surgery. Additionally, studies have shown that recovery is quicker using the Keller Funnel, as using it requires smaller incisions, translating to more minor, less noticeable scars. Additionally, the funnel enables more accessible and more accurate placement of the implants, minimizing trauma to the surrounding breast tissue. The Keller Funnel also helps avoid introducing bacteria onto the implant’s surface that can cause infection or biofilm formation. Biofilm is the bacteria that causes capsular contracture, the most common complication after breast augmentation. 

Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure that you may choose to undergo at many different stages of life. Dr. Paydar understands the impact your body shape can have on your self-confidence and the effect a more womanly figure can have on restoring a strong sense of femininity. He is committed to helping his Newport Beach breast augmentation surgery patients realize their goals by combining compassionate care with skill and expertise. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paydar to see if breast augmentation is right for you. You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you:
  • Are in good overall health with no serious medical conditions
  • Are at a healthy, stable weight
  • Wish to add volume and fullness to your breasts
  • Want to correct breast asymmetry
  • Have lost breast volume after weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
  • Have realistic expectations of your results
  • Understand the potential risks associated with the procedure.
  • Are undergoing breast augmentation for yourself and not because someone else wants you to
There is technically no age limit for breast augmentation; however, the FDA has approved saline implants for patients 18 and older, and silicone implants are approved for patients 22 and older. Keep in mind that the ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery must be in overall good health and a non-smoker. Patients must be committed to giving up smoking and vaping at least four weeks before and after surgery is required, as nicotine limits the amount of oxygen that can enter your bloodstream. This makes it difficult for vital nutrients to reach your surgical site, impeding your ability to heal and increasing your risk for post-surgical complications. Smoking can also compromise cardiovascular health, making surgery much riskier.

How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?

Dr. Paydar begins your breast augmentation surgery by placing an incision in one of two places. In the majority of cases, the incision is placed inside the inframammary fold of each breast (this is the fold just underneath the breast). However, at times, he may place the incision around the areola of your nipple, called a periareolar incision. Using the inframammary fold incision location ensures that the natural curve of the breast perfectly hides any resulting scar. The periareolar scar is also typically hidden by the natural color of the areola. Working through the incision, Dr. Paydar gently lifts your skin and breast tissue to create a pocket for the implant. The pocket is either under your natural breast tissue (subglandular) or underneath your chest wall’s (submuscular) muscle. He then centers the implant beneath your nipple and smoothly inserts it into the breast pocket using the Keller Funnel. Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions and then sealed with Dermabond, a sterile surgical glue, to provide more significant support. After surgery, a breast strap will be placed on the upper portion of your breasts, and at your first post-operative appointment, you will start wearing a front zip sports bra to help support your breasts as the new implants settle into place. After your breast augmentation, Dr. Paydar will send you home with detailed postoperative care instructions. Follow these to the letter, as they are designed using his extensive knowledge and experience in breast augmentation care and will help you avoid potential complications. Your breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure performed using general anesthesia. It typically takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete, after which you will be sent home to begin your recovery.
Dr. Paydar

Excellence & Artistry

Dr. Keyian Paydar is an award winning clinical professor and board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He performs a full spectrum of aesthetic plastic surgery procedures, including breast enhancement, tummy tucks, and liposuction, in addition to face procedures like facelifts, brow lifts, fat injection, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty.

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What To Expect From Breast Augmentation Recovery

As you recover from your breast augmentation, you will feel some soreness and discomfort, but this is easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. In some cases, Dr. Paydar may prescribe pain medication, but patients rarely need it. You may also feel a bit of tightness across your chest as your muscle stretches and your skin adjusts to the presence of the implants, but it resolves quickly as they settle in. Although each patient heals at different rates, you should be prepared to take a few days off work to give yourself time to rest and recover. Do not sleep on your stomach, and be gentle when raising your arms to wash your hair or doing any other tasks that involve raising your arms above your shoulders. You’ll continue wearing the special surgical bra for at least three to six weeks after your breast augmentation surgery. This bra helps ensure your new breasts take on the right shape and position. Most patients can return to work after three to five days, as long as their work isn’t overly physical or requires them to lift anything over 20 pounds. It’s important to avoid strenuous exercise for six to eight weeks after surgery, even if you are feeling good. Dr. Paydar will tell you when it is safe to return to your regular exercise routine. Here are some things to expect during your breast augmentation recovery:
  • Most women are up and around the same evening after surgery, but full recovery from breast augmentation surgery takes several weeks.
  • Implant exercises and massage will begin one week after surgery.
  • It will take several months for the swelling in your breasts to dissipate completely and your full results to be visible.
Because Dr. Paydar uses the Keller Funnel for breast augmentation, the surgery is less invasive, more precise, and more sanitary. This results in less trauma to your tissues and less chance of complications, so patients typically have a more comfortable and faster recovery from their breast augmentation. If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery, Dr. Paydar and his Newport Beach plastic surgery team are available every step of the way.

Breast Augmentation Results

You’ll be able to see the initial results of your breast augmentation immediately after your surgery. However, you may notice that they sit higher on your chest than expected. This is normal, and they will lower, settling into the correct place and softening within a few weeks. Swelling will also make your final results difficult to see, and after the initial swelling goes down, it will continue to return intermittently as your body heals. It typically takes three to six months to see the final results of your breast augmentation.


How do I make sure that I get the breast size that I want?

During your consultation, you can let Dr. Paydar know what size breast implant you would like. Bring photos of what you prefer, and communicate your goals to him. He will work with you to ensure that your breast implants look beautiful and are in balance with the rest of your body.

Will I have cleavage? Can my breasts be placed higher on my chest?

The natural, pre-existing gap between your breasts determines cleavage. Implants can improve this distance, but not always. If not, a bra can bring the gap closer. If your breasts are sitting low on your chest, you may need a breast lift as well as breast augmentation. These are questions you can discuss with Dr. Paydar during your consultation.

How do I choose my best profile, style, and implant size?

There are several options for breast implant size, material, and profile, and you and Dr. Paydar will choose the right implant for you based on your goals and his extensive knowledge and experience.

How do I know if I need to combine a breast lift with implants?

Breast augmentation alone only addresses a lack of volume in your breasts. If your breasts or nipples sit below your breast crease, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift combined with breast augmentation to give you the best shape, volume, and positioning.

Does someone have to stay with me after surgery?

You will need a trusted adult to drive you home after surgery, as the effects from anesthesia will still be wearing off. You should also plan to have someone around to help you for the first 24–48 hours after surgery to ensure you’re on the road to recovery.

What are the most common complications of breast augmentation?

The most common complication after breast augmentation is capsular contracture. This is when the scar tissue around the implant thickens, constricting it and making it feel hard or look misshapen. Dr. Paydar’s use of the Keller Funnel and the medications used to wash the breast pocket help lower the risk of capsular contracture. Other complications may include:
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma (blood pooling under the skin)
  • Changes in sensation of the breast or nipple
  • Pain (not associated with healing)
If you are experiencing any of the above issues after your surgery, contact Dr. Paydar immediately.

Do I need to wear a bra after breast augmentation?

Wearing a bra after breast augmentation is a personal choice. Some women choose to forego wearing a bra, while others prefer to wear them. To keep your breasts perky and support the skin to prevent sagging, Dr. Paydar recommends wearing a bra.

Can I still get mammograms after breast augmentation?

Yes. You should continue to get the recommended regular mammograms after breast augmentation. However, implants can make it more difficult for the technician to see the natural breast tissue. Be sure to tell them that you have breast implants before the mammogram, ensuring specialized views can be obtained to see your natural breast tissue more accurately.

Can an implant rupture? How would I know if it did?

Yes. Ruptures can happen in both saline and silicone implants. A saline breast implant rupture is apparent quickly as one side of your chest becomes noticeably smaller than the opposite, non-ruptured side. A silicone implant is so thick that if there is a rupture, it typically isn’t noticeable. This is known as a “silent rupture” and can only be detected using imaging such as MRI or ultrasound. In some cases, you may be able to tell your silicone implant has ruptured because your implant begins to harden, resulting in a change in the shape of your breast.

Will I need my breast implants replaced?

Breast implants can last anywhere from 10 to even 20 years. While implants don’t “expire,” the outer shell tends to break down over time, leaving you more prone to a leak or rupture.

How do I go about vetting the best breast augmentation surgeon?

Make sure that any surgeon you choose is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Find out about their experience in not just breast augmentation but also in revision surgery and other complicated breast surgeries so you know you are in capable hands under any circumstance. An ample amount of excellent before and after photos help as well.

Why is Dr. Paydar an excellent choice for my breast augmentation procedure?

Dr. Paydar’s experience with breast surgery, whether complicated or straightforward, reconstructive or aesthetic, allows him to deliver stunning results. His communication skills will make you feel you are heard during your consultation, and you’ll leave the office knowing what to expect from your breast augmentation experience.

Schedule Your Newport Beach Breast Augmentation Consultation

No matter what plastic surgery procedure you’re pursuing, choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is your most critical decision. Dr. Paydar has performed a full spectrum of aesthetic surgical procedures, from body procedures like breast lifts and tummy tucks to facial procedures like facelifts and neck lifts. Dr. Paydar’s primary commitments are the safety and happiness of his patients, as well as providing them with excellent results. To schedule a consultation for breast augmentation surgery, you may contact Dr. Paydar’s office online or by calling (949) 755-0575. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you increase your confidence and sense of well-being by making your aesthetic dreams come true.