What is Breast Augmentation?
Also known as breast enlargement, augmentation of the breasts is among the most popular procedures for women who come to our practice. Being able to change the size and shape of the breasts helps a woman feel more in control of her appearance. Dr. Balderrama proudly offers breast augmentation using Sientra implants.
What is the Cost?
The average cost of breast augmentation, revision, or reconstruction varies by patient. We can discuss details of the cost at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, we offer financing options for qualified patients.
How do you choose breast implant size?
Determining the perfect implant to match your needs can be difficult. When you come into the office, multiple measurements will be taken with our custom Sientra sizing system. When choosing an implant for your breast augmentation it is important to consider size, projection, and texture; all of which will be discussed during your consultation.
How long does breast implant surgery take?
The outpatient augmentation procedure usually takes around 1 hour. The outpatient augmentation and lift procedure (augmentation mastopexy) take around 2-3 hours. With either procedure, you are able to go home the same day. You are encouraged to be up and walking around but also taking it easy throughout the recovery process.
What are gummy bear implants?
The term “gummy bear” refers to the cohesive nature of the silicone gel. A “gummy bear” implant is one which is highly cohesive meaning the gel would not budge if you cut the implant in half with a knife. It would resemble the appearance of a “gummy bear” cut in half.
Sientra silicone breast implants are clinically shown to have low complication rates through a robust 10-year clinical study and are designed to perform better. The high-strength cohesive silicone gel implants are available exclusively from Board Certified surgeons so you can feel confident in the most qualified hands. They offer a 20-year warranty which is the most comprehensive and longest of any breast implant manufacturer.