Breast Augmentation

Home » Breast » Breast Augmentation

Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation with Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis

Breast augmentation offers an effective method of enhancing the size of your breasts by adding volume. Women frequently choose breast augmentation to address breast asymmetry, disproportionately small breasts, the aftereffects of weight loss or pregnancy, or to improve their self-confidence. Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis is a plastic surgeon who strives to give each of her patients the figure they desire by utilizing her considerable knowledge, expertise, and compassion.  

Refine your appearance with the best breast augmentation in Beverly Hills. Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis at (310) 614-5898 or complete our online form today. We are located in Beverly Hills, CA and proudly serve the greater Los Angeles area.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enlarges the breasts using specially sized breast implants. The surgery can increase or restore the size of breasts, and it can also improve the tone and shape of the breasts.

During your consultation, Dr. Davis will determine the most suitable breast implant options based on your anatomy and overall aesthetic preferences. 

Implant options include:

  • Saline-filled breast implants
  • Silicone gel-filled breast implants

Though silicone implants tend to create a more natural feel and appearance to the breast, there are many different silicone and saline implant options available. Designed to fit all body types, implants vary in respect to sizes and consistencies. Patients can also decide to enhance their breasts by choosing fat transfer to the breasts, breast lift, or breast lift with implants. Dr. Davis will help you determine the most suitable operation based on your anatomy and aesthetic preferences.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can help you change your bustline in ways that diet, exercise, and other procedures cannot, giving you a well-deserved confidence boost. Safe, effective breast augmentation with an experienced surgeon can help you attain your ideal figure and claim your feminine curves with long-lasting results. 

Some of the most common benefits patients report are:

  • Added volume and curves
  • More symmetrical breasts
  • Long-lasting results

Why Choose Dr. Davis as Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon in Beverly Hills?

Dr. Davis has undergone extensive training and education in all aspects of breast augmentation surgery. As a female plastic surgeon and mother, Dr. Davis understands and relates to the challenges that many of her patients experience of trying to maintain a healthy balance of family life with a demanding career. For Dr. Davis, patient commitment is about offering quality information, time, and care during your consultation and every appointment thereafter. Her dedication to outstanding patient results and care makes her one of your best choices for breast augmentation in Beverly Hills.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills?

Generally speaking, patients in reasonably good mental and physical health can be candidates for breast augmentation. However, you are likely not a suitable candidate for this surgery if you are breastfeeding or are pregnant.

Breast implants do require monitoring and will eventually need to be replaced. Be sure to address any concerns regarding implants with Dr. Davis during your consultation.

Dr. Davis recommends that candidates for breast augmentation in Beverly Hills should:

  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Be non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are mentally prepared to have surgery
  • Understand the risks of a surgical procedure
  • Be able to communicate what they want

Your Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Davis

Prior to determining your procedural plan, Dr. Davis will examine and evaluate many aspects of your breasts during your consultation, including:

  • Current size and shape of breasts
  • Desired breast size and shape
  • Quality of breast tissue and skin
  • Breast implant type (silicone or saline)
  • Breast implant shape
  • Allergies or medical conditions
  • Previous surgeries or medical treatments
  • Current medications
  • Current mammogram results
  • Family history of breast cancer

Dr. Davis wants her patients to have plenty of time to fully understand the scope of their procedure and their options, which is why she will book new consultations for at least an hour. All patients will have adequate time to ask questions and feel very well informed prior to leaving the clinic. Dr. Davis believes in creating a friendly and open environment in which patients will be heard, valued, and never pressured to make a decision.

What Can I Expect During A Breast Augmentation Procedure?

Dr. Davis’s breast augmentation expertise allows her to personalize each procedure to match the patients’ preferences. While each procedure will have varying details, there are some general steps you can expect throughout the process:

Check-in and Anesthesia

You will be greeted at the clinic by the peri-operative team and check in. Dr. Davis will evaluate you, perform her surgical markings, and will ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable before entering the operating room. Once you are safely sedated with general anesthesia, Dr. Davis will begin your breast augmentation procedure as determined during your consultation.

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Davis will create small incisions in either the lower breast crease, along the nipple areolar complex, or in the axillary (underarm) area. For sterility, the implant is inserted with a no-touch technique. The duration of the procedure is typically 2 hours.

Breast Augmentation Aftercare

Immediately following surgery, your breasts are covered with a soft wrap that is maintained until day 3. After day 3, you will be fitted with either a surgical bra or a sports bra that you will need to wear for approximately 3-4 weeks. You will see Dr. Davis for regular follow up appointments for at least 1 year.

Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation Procedure FAQs

Breast augmentation procedures are highly customizable due to each patient’s needs and goals. The cost of your treatment will vary based on your procedural plan. During your consultation, Dr. Davis will provide an estimate for your breast augmentation cost in Beverly Hills.

During your breast augmentation, you will be under  anesthesia  and feel no pain. There will be some soreness in the following weeks, but you will be prescribed pain medication to take to alleviate discomfort. Be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. Davis prior to surgery.

Each option may be more or less beneficial to certain patients. Most women who have had breast implants prefer the feel of silicone implants. Rippling can be more of a problem with saline implants, especially if a woman does not start out with much breast tissue. Besides feeling and looking more natural than saline implants, women also claim that silicone implants are lighter. It is up to the patient to consider if they are more comfortable with silicone or saline breast implants. However, most physicians prefer silicone implants as they create a more natural shape and feel.

It is always best to do as much research as possible before your consultation.  This will guide you in the right questions to ask during your consultation.

This is based on your anatomy, such as the width of your chest wall, compliance of your breast tissue as well as your preferences with respect to desired size.

Silicone breast implants typically have a more natural look and feel.

Yes, one of the goals of breast augmentation is adequate placement of the implant to better define the cleavage area.  The implant can be placed higher on the chest wall, however the implant should be positioned well with the position of your nipple-areolar complex.

This will depend on the position of your nipples with respect to your breast tissue.  If you nipples are positioned low on your breasts, then a breast lift will likely be recommended.

We try to schedule pre-operative appointments at least one month prior to surgery. At that time, we provide a detailed surgical packet explaining how to prepare for your procedure in terms of:

  • Travel & hotel arrangements
  • Aftercare accommodations
  • Foods to eat or avoid
  • Medications and supplements
  • What to bring on surgery day
  • Post-operative care details

Breast Augmentations are typically performed under General Anesthesia.

You will need to wear a surgical bra as well as a breast strap to prevent the implants from migrating up for the first 4 weeks.  After this time you can transitioned back to wearing a standard bra.  The breast strap may be continued for additional weeks at night, depending on the position of your implants.  You can resume full exercise 4 weeks after your surgery.

You will require someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.

Most women are able to return to work in a week after surgery. 

You should not lose nipple sensation after a breast augmentation.  Depending on the location of the incision, you may have some sensitivity in the area, however this sensitivity will typically resolve in a couple of weeks after surgery.

The “no touch technique” is the use of a Keller Funnel to minimize outside contact and contamination of the implant upon insertion.  The pocket is prepared and the implant is opened just prior to insertion.  It is put from its packaging into a Keller funnel, which will deliver the implant directly into the pocket without touching the skin.  This technique is designed to minimize post-operative implant infection.

Sutures placed during a breast augmentation are absorbable, so therefore will not require removal.

Drains are not used after a primary breast augmentation.

These modalities are not commonly needed for a primary breast augmentation, however the need for an internal bra or Galaflex is dependent on the quality of your breast tissue.

You can still have Mammograms after breast implants are placed.  Additional views are usually obtained for better visualization of all of the breast tissue.

Breast implants are not life-time devices and most women will require replacement at some point in their lifetime.  However there is not a particular time frame for replacement, and my recommendations are not for routine replacement, to only have them replaced if you develop a problem with the implant.

Ready to Refine Your Appearance with Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills?

For answers to all your questions about breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, contact Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery at (310) 614-5898 or reach out to us online today! Dr. Davis is located in Beverly Hills, CA and serves the greater Los Angeles area.