Breast Augmentation by Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, Francis R Palmer, III, MD.

Breast Augmentation is still extremely popular and seems to be the second most popular Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in our Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery practice this summer following Rhinoplasty . Seems that when the weather turns warm, women start contemplating the aesthetics of their Breasts and thoughts turn to Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants.

Breast Augmentation is a Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedure designed to enhance and augment the breasts by using either a saline (salt water) or Silicone filled Breast Implant. The procedure can be performed in about 1 1/2 hours with a recovery of a couple of weeks. We usually recommend that The Breast Implants be placed blow the muscle for additional tissue coverage of the Breast Implants.

If you are under 35 and have never had a Mammogram, it’s not a bad idea to have one as a baseline prior to your Breast Augmentation because all Breast Implants make it more difficult to examine the breasts radiographically. Silicone Breast Implants are available for women who meet certain clinical criteria and agree to participate in an ongoing clinical study done by the Breast Implant manufacturers. Saline Breast Implants do not require such criteria.

Dr. Francis R Palmer, III