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Considering Breast Augmentation for Beach Season? Here’s When You Should Plan Your Surgery

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Breast augmentation has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because of its ability to enhance breast shape, size, and fullness, along with boosting self-confidence. With beach season quickly approaching and all those cute bikini’s lining the shelves of our favorite stores, you might be considering a breast augmentation to lift and accentuate your feminine features. If a breast augmentation is in your future, here are a few things to consider:


Any surgery takes time and for good reason. A breast augmentation will start with a consultation with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will take time to educate you on any issues, answer any questions, and help you make an informed decision on your own. You will also be able to try on different implants to see how each option will look with your unique body type and shape.

You’ll also have to consider implant types. The most common question regarding breast augmentations is “silicone or saline?” While most surgeons offer both, it’s essential to be aware of some of the key differences:

Silicone implants consist of a silicone-based gel and are considered to feel the most natural. Several manufacturers produce silicone implants, and each one has advantages and drawbacks for certain patients.

Saline implants are filled with sterilized saline. These implants are said to have a firmer feel, and the surgeon can slightly adjust the volume during surgery for a more precise result.

You’ll also want to take into consideration the shape of your implants. There are two choices: round or teardrop. Round implants are smooth and rounded and generally look and feel the most natural. With the right surgical technique, they can appear as a teardrop shape. Actual teardrop shapes implants are not preferred as they have a high risk of spinning around in the breast pocket, causing a necessary revision surgery later on.

Other implant considerations include implant profile, implant placement, incision types, and much more.

Recovery Time

Recovery time varies amongst everyone. Everyone is different, and every body is unique. That said, recovery time for breast augmentation usually takes around six to eight weeks. Choosing a highly qualified breast augmentation surgeon can cut down on recovery time due to their optimal techniques.

Plan Ahead

With all these things and more to consider, make sure that you leave yourself enough time for preparation, tough decision making, and recovery time so that you’ll be ready to flaunt your new shape for the entirety of the summer and the seasons ahead.

Breast Augmentation in San Francisco with Dr. Leonard Gray

Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Gray has extensive breast augmentation experience. With over 10,000 successful surgeries in his 20 plus years of practice, Dr. Gray has perfected his technique to help his patients receive beautiful, natural breast enhancement results. Deciding to have a breast augmentation is a huge decision and requires proper consideration. Dr. Gray values patient education and provides accurate, honest information to help his patients reach their goals. To see how breast augmentation can transform your life, contact Bay Area Plastic Surgery for a consultation.