Breast Augmentation Before & After: What All Changes After Surgery

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


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If you are displeased with the shape and size of your breasts, you may be considering breast augmentation. You are in good company: More than 313,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed last year in the U.S. You may be considering breast augmentation to change your appearance or boost your self-esteem. Whether you want to better emphasize your figure overall or look sexier in a swimsuit, enhancing your bust line can be an excellent first step toward feeling more confident about yourself.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishad of SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA is a leading breast augmentation expert. Given his vast surgical experience, he is able to artfully craft the outstanding results that patients desire. Beyond improving the shape of your silhouette, this highly customizable surgery is a safe and effective way to achieve beautiful results. The impact that may be made with breast implants reaches far beyond the remarkable aesthetic results that can be obtained. Read on to learn about what can be experienced following breast augmentation.

Breast implant surgery

It likely comes as no surprise to learn that breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishad of SSK Plastic Surgery is able to expertly determine the correct shape, size, and style of implant that is well-suited to each patient’s body type. Silicone or saline implants are placed either above or below the chest muscles to create larger, shapelier, and fuller breasts. For women who opt to undergo this transformative procedure, the results usually are largely positive. In many cases, Newport Beach breast augmentation patients report that they wish they’d had surgery sooner rather than later.

Why choose breast augmentation

The goal of breast augmentation is to improve the size and shape of the breasts. Thanks to advancements in breast implant technology in recent years, there has never been a larger variety of implant options to choose from. Among the reasons one may opt for breast augmentation by a Newport Beach plastic surgeon are:

  • They are displeased with the small size of their chest.

  • Their small breasts or disproportionate body frame make it difficult for clothing to fit well.

  • Their breasts are asymmetrical.

  • The size or shape of the breasts has changed due to weight loss.

  • The breasts look deflated or have lost volume as part of the aging process.

  • Self-confidence is lacking as a result of having small natural breasts.

  • They are seeking breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding have altered the appearance of their breasts.

Life after augmentation

Once placed in the chest, breast implants become part of your body. Therefore, it is worthwhile to consider how they will change your appearance, and possibly your sense of self. Besides having the fuller, shapelier breasts that you want, there are other advantages for patients who undergo augmentation. Women in Newport Beach, CA who previously had a small chest may feel more feminine with larger breasts and enjoy the look of additional cleavage, especially while wearing swimsuits and V-neck tops. In fact, they may find that various styles of clothing fit better after surgery since their body appears more proportionate.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kelishad of SSK Plastic Surgery explains that following pregnancy, breastfeeding or the loss of a substantial amount of weight, the breast skin may be stretched out. This results as the elastin that once kept it tight and helped it to retract breaks down. Meanwhile, as part of the natural aging process, the body’s elastin production slows considerably. Coupled with the effects of gravity, the breast tissue may sag. When paired with breast augmentation featuring implants, the addition of a breast lift procedure can work to reposition the breasts higher on the torso, so that they may look more perky and youthful.

Feel better about yourself

Not only can breast augmentation help you to feel more assured about your physical appearance, but it may also work wonders to improve your self-esteem. Research has shown that when a woman is satisfied with the results of her breast augmentation procedure, it is possible to experience substantial improvements in one’s quality of life. Your sense of self-worth may rise along with your self-confidence level. Feeling more beautiful and feminine can influence and affect other aspects of your professional and personal life.

One of the keys to ensuring that your breast augmentation affords the bonus of boosting your confidence is to choose your Newport Beach, CA plastic surgeon wisely, as well as to heed his or her medical input and advice. It takes the capable hands of a highly-skilled plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Kelishad of SSK Plastic Surgery, to create outstanding aesthetic results. By working closely with a plastic surgeon to custom-design their breast augmentation surgery, patients are much more likely to get the life-changing surgical outcomes that are desired.

Are you ready for a new you?

Although the physical results that can be achieved with breast augmentation are often excellent, just as important for many patients are the emotional improvements that may follow the surgery. After the procedure and recovery process are complete, it is common for women to rediscover a sense of desire, often brought about by the restored self-confidence that they now have. Implants can help one feel more self-assured by rejuvenating their appearance. When clothes fit better, they may feel emboldened to wear cleavage-baring fashions that they might otherwise not have considered prior to having implants.

The reasons for choosing to undergo breast augmentation are highly personal and vary for each woman. Your new physical profile, confidence level, and possibly the attention that you may receive can serve as the reassurance you need to know that you made the right decision by opting for surgery. If you live in Newport Beach, CA and are considering breast augmentation, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishad of SSK Plastic Surgery today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.