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Moneer Jaibaji M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.96 stars (71 ratings)
1001 B Avenue; Suite 108
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji works as a facial plastic surgeon in Coronado, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Fullerton, CA. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Jaibaji attended medical school at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Jaibaji is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jaibaji is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Sharp Community Medical Group, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp Coronado Hospital. Dr. Jaibaji welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Kupfer M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 2.5 stars (1 rating)
3434 Midway Drive; Suite 2004
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. David Kupfer's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kupfer include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Kupfer speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Kian J. Samimi MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (5 ratings)
711 4th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kian Samimi's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Samimi obtained his medical school training at the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samimi honors. Dr. Samimi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. James J. Chao MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8890
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Chao's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Sharp Community Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chao's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Chao attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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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)

John George Apostolides M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.85 stars (21 ratings)
1322 Scott Street; Suite 102
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Apostolides is a specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Apostolides include eyelid surgery, thermage, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Apostolides average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Apostolides attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Diana M. Breister M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.69 stars (13 ratings)
2275 Rio Bonito Way; Suite 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Diana Breister-Ghosh, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Breister-Ghosh include monsplasty (pubic lift), inspira breast implants, and voluma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Dr. Breister-Ghosh attended medical school at New York Medical College. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Breister-Ghosh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Double Eyelid Surgery, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marek K. Dobke MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mc 8890
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marek Dobke works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Dobke's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical University of Gdansk. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Dobke (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down ... (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.

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