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Breast Augmentation


Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves a placement of an implant behind each breast to increase its volume and enhance its shape. An implant can increase a woman’s bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. This can help enhance the body contour for a woman who feels her breast size did not develop to a size that meets her expectations. Having breast augmentation can also balance a difference in breast size in which one breast is significantly smaller than the other. This procedure can even correct a reduction in breast volume after weight loss, childbirth or as a result of aging. Breast augmentation can give you the most proportional figure that you always wanted. Most patients that undergo this procedure find that their clothes fit them better and feel more confident about their appearance.

 The way in which the implant is inserted and positioned within the breast will depend on the woman’s anatomy and the plastic surgeon’s recommendation. An incision can be made either underneath the breast just above the crease, around the areola, or in the armpit. The doctor will make every effort to assure that the incision is placed in an area where the resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible. The implant is then positioned in a pocket created either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the chest wall muscle. The implants are then centered beneath the nipples. The surgery takes about an hour or two for the doctor to perform. Most patients are up and about a day or two after surgery, and often return to work within just a few days or a week. The details of the breast augmentation procedure and recovery will be discussed during consultation with the doctor.

Before and After Gallery - Breast Augmentation

Zareh H. Vartivarian, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in San Fernando Valley, West Hills, CA

Since 1988, Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship trained Dr. Zareh H. Vartivarian has provided patients with a variety of cosmetic services at his West Hills practice. Dr. Vartivarian has operated on over 10,000 patients and is highly regarded by his colleagues and patients. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is dedicated to meeting the highest standards of patient well-being and surgical excellence. This certifying board is the only one nationally recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify the plastic surgery specialty.

With his extensive surgical training (below), Dr. Vartivarian has the skills and experience necessary to achieve the best possible, natural-looking outcome. As his countless satisfied patients attest, his outstanding attention to detail and his critical eye consistently produce superior results. Patients learn, on meeting Dr. Vartivarian, that he is affable, genuine, and possesses great honesty and integrity. In his capable hands, you can be confident that you will emerge with a renewed sense of self and a more positive outlook on life.


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