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Breast Augmentation 101: Everything You Need to Know

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Breast Augmentation 101: Everything You Need to Know

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It can be done for many reasons, but it’s often done because many people decide that they no longer like how their breasts look after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss. Others want to help their breasts look fuller and more proportionate with the rest of their body.

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*Individual Results May Vary

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses implants to enlarge the breasts. Implants are inserted either under or over the chest muscle in order to make them larger and fuller. A breast lift may be done at the same time of surgery, which can address any sagging skin on top of your breasts (a condition called ptosis).

Implants may be made of silicone or saline. Dr. Lawton can help you decide which option will meet your needs and give you the results you want. While in the past some people had health concerns about silicone implants, Dr. Lawton uses only the most advanced and safety-tested types of implants for your surgery. 

What Types of Breast Augmentation Are There?

A person may want breast augmentation for many reasons. The most common reason is a desire to correct or improve the shape of the breasts, but people also seek revision surgery to correct past issues, repair after a mastectomy, or correction of a congenital defect. Some types of breast augmentation include:

Breast Augmentation with Lift

While a breast augmentation alone can replace lost volume or enhance size, droopiness or loose skin may require a breast lift. This procedure can be performed with an augmentation. It can also reduce the size of the areola that has become enlarged due to stretched skin or hormones. 

Revision Breast Augmentation

Sometimes people feel unsatisfied with the results of a breast procedure. Other times, they have enjoyed their results, but their implants have become outdated or damaged over time. Dr. Lawton, an expert in revision breast augmentation, can help you achieve or restore your desired results. 

Breast Augmentation with Lift

These two procedures may be performed together when the breasts show significant sagging or loose skin not corrected by the augmentation. The lift requires a somewhat larger incision, but scarring can be minimized with good care after surgery. 

Reconstructive Breast Augmentation

For those who have lost all or part of a breast due to cancer or other factors, reconstruction with augmentation can restore confidence and a feeling of wholeness. Dr. Lawton will achieve the symmetry and natural look you want to restore. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

What is Recovery Like From Breast Augmentation?

The recovery period is usually about two weeks for a breast augmentation, but this varies on the type of implant used as well as the type of surgery. More complex procedures may require more recovery. During that time, it’s important to avoid bending over or any other strenuous movement to aid in the healing process.

What Results Can I Expect From Breast Augmentation?

You can expect to see larger, fuller, more shapely breasts that meet your goals for size and overall shape. Breasts will sit in a more appropriate position on your chest instead of sagging. If your breasts had problems with symmetry or previous surgery, they will now appear even and natural. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation? Simply fill out the form on this page or call us at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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