During your consultation for
breast implants in Los Angeles, Dr. Teitelbaum's priority is to listen carefully to you and come to a thorough understanding of exactly what you want. He will then take an extensive medical history, perform a comprehensive examination and take multiple critical measurements. Equally as important is that he will analyze the aesthetics of your torso with his discerning eye. The importance of the measurements cannot be overstated: there is an ideal,
implant size to fill up a breast and create the most beautiful shape. If the breast implant is too small, the breast will either still be empty or not filled in a proportionate manner. If the breast implant is too large, the breast augmentation procedure will make the breast look stuffed, fake, and round. He has written and lectured on this topic all over the world, and patients who had consulted with other plastic surgeons before Dr. Teitelbaum comment about his high degree of
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Women who would like to have a more shapely, curving breast contour are generally candidates for breast augmentation. Ideal candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Are in good physical and mental health
- Do not smoke
- Have fully developed breasts
- Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are 18 years old (for saline implants)
- Are 21 years old (for silicone implants)
- Have experienced breast deflation or loss of volume
- Are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts due to asymmetry or size
- Want breast augmentation for themselves, not to please another
How Much Does A Breast Augmentation Cost?
Pricing for breast augmentation will vary from client to client depending on the extent of the surgery, the techniques used, and on whether other treatments are undergone at the same time, such as a breast lift or mommy makeover. Your Los Angeles breast augmentation cost will include the surgeon’s fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, postoperative garment fees, and others. While pricing is an important part of anticipating your surgery, you want to make sure you select a surgeon based on their expertise, skill, knowledge, artistry, results, and bedside manner, rather than allowing your decision to be based solely on financial considerations.
Choosing Your Breast Implant
In this chapter Dr. Teitelbaum teaches surgeons all the important steps in using the under the breast incision, which is now the most common technique for augmentation.
He has used virtually every type of breast implant available in the United States, worked on the development and testing of some, and so his knowledge of implants is on the highest and most current level. He will describe to you how the various implant types, incisions, will affect your result. Whether the implant should be placed in front of the muscle or behind the muscle will also be discussed. He will give you all of your viable options and help you to understand which best
the result you want.
Which Breast Implant is Right For Me?
The type of breast implants you choose is a personal decision based on your aesthetic goals for your breasts. Dr. Teitelbaum is among the best in breast implant technology and has vast knowledge of each type. He has hundreds of different implants on display in his office for you to see and feel. You will be able to try out implants with a special bra to get an idea of what your breasts will ultimately look like.
Saline implants are a silicone pouch filled with sterile saltwater. The deflated silicone pouch is inserted into the breasts through a small incision that is usually made in the armpit. Once Dr. Teitelbaum places them in the breast pocket properly, he will carefully and precisely fill them to achieve round, symmetrical, and beautiful results.
Saline implants look and feel less natural than silicone implants do, but they are considered to be the safest choice of implants. Saline-filled implants are the only implants safe enough to be approved for patients at age 18. Rarely, when implants rupture, saline implants are harmless and the rupture is immediately noticeable. Silicone implants, on the other hand, may leak into the breast pocket for a period of time before a rupture can be noticed.
Silicone implants are a silicone pouch that contain a viscous silicone gel. Silicone implants feel and look very natural to the touch, providing an authentic breast shape and bounce. Silicone implants also provide a wide selection of options, including shape, texture, gel viscosity, and projection.
Gummy Bear Implants
One of the most popular types of silicone implants are called “gummy bear” implants. Gummy bear implants are formed with a cohesive silicone gel that feel and move the way natural breasts do. The viscosity of the gel in gummy bear implants is a firmer texture and can help provide a larger, realistic-looking cup size. Gummy bear implants provide a plump look that closely mimics natural breast tissue, and is shaped into a teardrop. Gummy bear implants have a reduced risk of rupture and typically result in less scar tissue.
Where are the Incisions?
Dr. Teitelbaum is adept at the armpit, areola, and under the breast incisions. But with the emergence of overwhelming data in the past ten years of the superiority of the under the breast incision, Dr. Teitelbaum will advise most every patient that it is best. You will see that every aspect of his treatment of you will be based on the most up-to-date scientific information available. What he does is always in a state of evolution, improving as new information and technology becomes
The decision whether to go in front or behind the pectoralis muscle is also important to your outcome. He has written and lectured extensively about this topic and will explain to you the very specific maneuvers he does to customize the operation for the needs of each patient.
How is the size chosen?
Being sure that your
Los Angeles breast implant surgery will make you big enough – but not too big – is probably one of your greatest concerns, and Dr. Teitelbaum will employ every available method to help you envision your outcome, make a decision about the breast implant size and shape that you want and help you get the
best breast augmentation results possible. There will be no surprises when you wake up! This is your body, and it should look as close as possible to the way you want it to be.
3D Imaging to Envision Results
Dr. Teitelbaum has worked in developing 3D
breast augmentation simulation software with multiple companies, since long before they became widely available. He will show you a simulation of your results with the latest technology available, which is now the Vectra system. You will also be given implants to try on under an unpadded bra he provides so you can see how various sizes will look on you. He also holds a patent on an acclaimed device that can use the critical measurements he takes to select an implant that will create
the shape you want. By using these various methods, you will be able to understand the various options of implant size, type, fill, and dimensions and the results they will give you.
Where does surgery take place?
Dr. Teitelbaum has hospital privileges at Providence St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica and UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. But there is no better place to do a breast augmentation than at the Aesthetic Surgical Center of Santa Monica, the private operating room Dr. Teitelbaum built to care for his exclusive clientele. Here Dr. Teitelbaum can be sure that each patient receives absolutely uncompromising quality of care. There are no nurse anesthetists, but only the best MD
anesthesiologists who can do the safest and most comfortable anesthesia. There are no techs or LVN’s or recent nursing graduates; only highly experienced plastic surgery operating room nurses. In fact, he has a single team of nurses he has worked with for many years, each of whom is outstanding as an individual, and as a team know exactly what to do together. The instruments are kept new and perfectly maintained. Modern special air filtering and other technologies not routinely seen in
private surgical centers are seen throughout the facility. There is an unwavering commitment to simply do the best that is possible.
Dr. Teitelbaum was a member of this elite panel of surgeons which created algorithms to help surgeons manage important issues in breast augmentation.
Dr. Teitelbaum led this roundtable discussion with the world’s best breast augmentation surgeons.
What should I expect the day of my breast augmentation surgery?
You will be asked to come to the office about one hour before your surgery. You will then meet with your nurses, your anesthesiologist, and Dr. Teitelbaum. The plan will be reviewed and photos taken. You will go to the operating room and will be put painlessly to sleep. You will not feel or remember any of the surgery.
Breast augmentation in Los Angeles with Dr. Teitelbaum usually takes less than thirty minutes. This is possible because of the high level of preoperative
planning, experienced nursing and anesthesia staff, and Dr. Teitelbaum’s outstanding surgical dexterity. After surgery you will be in the recovery room for about 45 minutes, and then you will be ready to go home.