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Create a fuller, more alluring silhouette with breast augmentation in Santa Clarita, CA

Smaller breasts are something many women feel self-conscious about. If you’d like larger, fuller breasts, an augmentation performed by Dr. Howard Hu of Valencia Plastic Surgery can give you the look you desire. Dr. Hu is considered among the best breast augmentation surgeons in Valencia and beyond, and can customize your results to suit your anatomy, lifestyle and wishes.

You may choose breast augmentation plastic surgery to balance the symmetry of your breasts or correct the proportions of your body, or you may desire larger breasts to increase your self-confidence.

Santa Clarita plastic surgeon Dr. Hu will always work to find the best breast implants for your needs, selecting either silicone or saline models. Dr. Hu’s Valencia breast augmentation patients report increased confidence and a lasting appreciation for their enhanced breasts.

What is a Breast Augmentation?

A breast augmentation involves the insertion of implants into the chest area to add volume or change their shape. This is a more invasive cosmetic procedure, requiring general anesthesia, although it is performed as an outpatient procedure and patients can go home the same day as surgery.

Benefits of a Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation is sometimes performed to enlarge the breasts or to make them more symmetrical with one another. Undergoing a breast augmentation is one way to improve your self-esteem by appearing more youthful and feminine.

Dr. Hu will provide you with unlimited access to the library of our Santa Clarita breast augmentation before and after photos.

Individual results do vary and are based on the size and type of implants you choose, as well as your own anatomy.

However, most clients are extremely pleased with their outcomes.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation Procedure in Santa Clarita?

If you are in the Valencia area and are looking for among the best breast augmentation Valencia has to offer, then you have come to the right place.

Dr. Hu asks that patients:

  • Be in good health, both physically and mentally
  • Have no major medical issues
  • Be a non-smoker, or willing to quit prior to surgery
  • Have realistic expectations for improvement rather than perfection, based on consultation with the doctor
  • Be suffering from concerns with breast deflation and loss of volume
  • Desire a boost in self-confidence
  • Desire a sexier, more youthful aesthetic

How is a Breast Augmentation Performed?

Your breast augmentation in Valencia will be performed under general anesthesia.

Dr. Hu offers two incision options:

  • Periareolar (around the edge of the nipple)
  • Inframammary (under the breast)

Dr. Hu realizes that there are two other incision options: transaxillary (through the armpit) and transumbilical (through the belly button, often referred to as TUBA). Dr. Hu performed both methods earlier in his career but has since moved away from these techniques. As silicone breast augmentation has gotten more popular, the belly button approach has lessened in utility, since only saline implants can be placed through that technique. The armpit method doesn’t leave a scar on the breast, which can be desirable, however it suffers from the same limitations as the belly button technique, which is that future breast revisions often cannot be performed through those incisions.

Breast augmentation surgery can have lasting results, but typically require revisions or replacements sometime in the future. On average, implants can last 10 years or longer. However, breasts can change after surgery, due to aging or having children, and may require a breast lift or replacement of the implants to a different size. Implants can leak that may require replacement. Patients may develop a capsular contracture, where the scar tissue around the implant hardens. This may require another operation to remove the scar tissue and replace the implant.

In all these cases, the secondary operation would be performed through a periareolar incision, or sometimes an inframammary incision. Therefore, it makes sense to use a periareolar or inframammary incision for your initial breast augmentation, since the same incision can be used for any future breast surgery that may be needed.

The type of incision you require will depend on the type of implant you choose and the size of your areolas. Because silicone implants are pre-filled and solid, they require larger incisions for placement. Silicone implants may not be able to be placed through a periareolar incision in patients with very small areolar diameters. Dr. Hu will discuss the various incision options with you ahead of time to ensure you know what to expect during surgery.

Your implants may be placed underneath the muscle (submuscular) or over the muscle (subglandular). While the vast majority of patients undergo submuscular placement for their implants, there is a small subset of patients that may wish to have subglandular placement instead. Dr. Hu will go over both options at the time of consultation to determine which would be best for you.

Breast augmentation surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia. The operation typically takes about 1 hour. Afterwards, the patient is monitored for approximately 1 to 2 hours, and when cleared can go home the same day. The patient will be seen the following day for a quick check-up.

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How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost in Santa Clarita?

Valencia Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We work with reputable and user-friendly healthcare financing companies that can make plastic surgery more affordable.

CareCredit® offers a variety of no-interest, low monthly payment plans to help make the cosmetic surgery procedure you’re interested in more affordable. CareCredit® works just like a credit card, so it’s easy to use for additional procedures without having to re-apply. Click here to visit our financing page.

Dr. Hu offers the following additional breast enhancement procedures:

How Can I Get Started with Breast Augmentation?

Whether you were born with small breasts or have noticed a reduction in volume over time, a breast augmentation from Dr. Howard Hu can make you feel more attractive and confident. To find out more, patients in Valencia, Santa Clarita, and the surrounding areas in California can contact his office at 661-222-1122.

Dr. Hu will meet with you in the comfort and privacy of our Santa Clarita offices to perform a physical examination, evaluate your breasts, review your medical and surgical records, and create a customized plan of action for resolving your most troublesome aesthetic concerns. Dr. Hu is passionate about ensuring that each client comes out of their consultation with all their questions answered and a clear idea of what to expect going forward.

Breast Augmentation Valencia
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Valencia Plastic Surgery is conveniently located for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients in Valencia, Santa Clarita, and surrounding areas of California.

Dr. Hu is proud to have had the privilege of treating patients from many different states, as well as countries.