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We found 5 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery near Encinitas, CA.

Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
499 North El Camino Real; Suite C-200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. James Chao's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Chao's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Anshu Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
462 Stevens Avenue; Suite 206
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anshu Gupta is a specialist in plastic surgery. He attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school and subsequently trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Elliott Chasan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1431 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
 

Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos O Chacon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
303 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Chacon practices plastic surgery. Dr. Chacon studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chacon include cryotherapy, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chacon accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chacon (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Chacon is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Dermabrasion, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Botox Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. William Montgomery Flynn, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite Ll4
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. William Flynn is a facial plastic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Flynn is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.