Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in Encino, CA

Breast augmentation is a transformative procedure that can use implants to improve the shape, size, and volume of the breasts. Many women choose breast surgery after experiencing physical changes from pregnancy and aging, but this procedure is also a great choice for those who’ve always felt unsatisfied with the appearance of their breasts. Breast surgery is an important part of Dr. Stephen Bresnick’s practice, and he is inspired by the way this single procedure can dramatically improve a woman’s confidence and outlook. With a career that has spanned more than 25 years, Dr. Bresnick has successfully performed well over 10,000 breast augmentation procedures. Discover the most beautiful version of yourself with breast surgery at our Encino plastic surgery practice.

Exceptional Training, Beautiful Results™

Dr. Stephen Bresnick is one of the most sought-after and extensively trained plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles area. He is known for his compassionate approach and superior artistry. Internationally, he is renowned for his surgical excellence and many contributions to the field. He has served as a teaching professor in plastic surgery, regularly authors articles in plastic surgery journals, and remains committed to delivering customized results.

Dr. Bresnick offers some of the most advanced breast augmentation techniques available, such as using implant funnels and other specialized instruments. These methods reduce the risk of infection, allow for smaller incisions, and support a quicker recovery period. He is proud to provide this high level of expertise to patients seeking breast enhancement.

The moment you are greeted at his Encino office, you’ll understand why so many others have trusted Dr. Bresnick to meet their goals. His welcoming office and down-to-earth demeanor will immediately put you at ease as you begin your cosmetic journey.

Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?

Women seek breast augmentation for a variety of reasons, such as wanting to correct changes after pregnancy and aging or simply to achieve a more proportionate figure. Ideal candidates for this procedure include women who exhibit the following:

  • Naturally small breasts
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Decrease in breast volume after pregnancy, aging, or breastfeeding

If your breasts have lost their shape and firmness, you may want to consider a breast lift as well. This surgery is designed to reposition the breasts on the chest wall and remove any excess skin. When performed with breast augmentation, this combination can fully rejuvenate the appearance of your breasts.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Bresnick will carefully recommend the best treatment plan to reach your cosmetic goals after an examination.

Breast Implant Types: Explore Your Options

Breast augmentation is completely customized to your aesthetic goal, and Dr. Bresnick offers the top implant types to achieve your ideal look. During your consultation,you will have an opportunity to feel and examine the implants yourself. Explore your options below to see which kind of breast implants would best suit your needs:

Implant Shape and Texture

Breast implants also vary regarding shape and texture. Dr. Bresnick offers a full range of options to customize your look:

Round:

Round breast implants produce fullness in both the upper and lower portions of the breast. They can achieve a natural look depending on the placement. In the event the implant moves within the breast pocket, it will maintain a regular appearance because of its round shape. Round implants can be either be saline or silicone gel, and they can have a smooth or textured surface.

Contoured:

Contoured implants have a teardrop shape to match the look of natural breasts. They are available in silicone gel, and they require a textured surface to maintain their position in the implant pocket.

Your Exclusive Consultation
with Dr. Bresnick

Dr. Bresnick understands that breast augmentation is a big decision, which is why he holds informative, welcoming consultations to put your worries at ease. This personal meeting is your opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have. Patients are encouraged to bring in pictures of the type of look that they desire. Dr. Bresnick will also provide you with before-and-after pictures to review.

Taking into considering your concerns and aesthetic goals, Dr. Bresnick will create a completely customized treatment plan to achieve the best results. From your initial consultation to your follow-up appointments, you can expect attentive, personalized treatment from Dr. Bresnick and his caring team.

FAQs About Breast Augmentation in Los Angeles

  • How Do I Know Which Size Breast Implants to Choose?

    Selecting your implant size is an essential part of your aesthetic journey and requires your surgeon’s artistic insight. During your consultation, Dr. Bresnick will help you decide on a size that would best achieve your desired look. He prides himself on visualizing what kind of enhancements would best compliment a patient’s figure and natural proportions.

  • Where Will the Incisions Be?

    Your incision options include the following:

    • Periareolar: around the edges of the areola.
    • Inframammary: in the breast crease where the breast meets the chest wall.
    • Transaxillary: in the underarm.
  • Will I Have Visible Scarring?

    As with any surgery, breast enlargement surgery does require an incision. In most cases, Dr. Bresnick will make these incisions in concealed areas, so your scars will heal discreetly. The periareolar incision is in an area that naturally changes color and texture. Hence, scars are hardly noticeable once healed. The inframammary incision is within the breast crease, and the transaxillary incision places an incision in the underarm crease.

  • What is Recovery Like?

    Because breast implant surgeon Dr. Bresnick uses the latest surgical techniques, patients can expect to have a much shorter and more comfortable recovery than traditional methods. It’s common to experience swelling and feelings of tightness in your breasts for the first week. Most patients feel comfortable driving and returning to work within five days. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity for up to six weeks.

  • Will Breast Implant Surgery Increase My Risk of Breast Cancer?

    The answer is no! Breast implants do not cause breast cancer as demonstrated by many studies.  However, breast cancer is common in the United States, affecting up to 1 in 8 women in their lifetimes.  Breast cancer screening needs to be ongoing after age 40 for all women.  Numerous clinical studies show implants do not hinder the patient or their physician in finding tumors. Lastly, breast implant patients who develop breast cancer have an equal chance of attaining remission as women without implants.

  • Should I Wait until after Having Children to Consider Breast Implants?

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding may change the shape and size of your breasts, whether you have implants or not.  However, many of Dr. Bresnick's patients still look great after having children when implants were placed prior to childbearing.   This typically depends on how much breast tissue is present before surgery.   Nursing with implants is possible and proven safe for mother and baby.

  • Will I Retain My Nipple Sensation after Breast Augmentation?

    Most of our patients retain good sensation after surgery.   This typically depends on how large your implants are, as oversized implants may tend to stretch the sensation nerves.  Placing implants through an incision below the breast in the crease may help as well.    It is possible that you can have some sensation reduction, but for most patients, a good deal of sensation returns within a year. As the best breast augmentation surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Bresnick can minimize your risks of sensation alteration.

  • Will I Experience Any Pain?

    Recovering from breast augmentation surgery involves some discomfort that you can manage with medication for the first few days after surgery.   Discomfort can be limited by how smoothly the procedure is performed.  Dr. Bresnick is so experienced in placing implants, that he has learned to do the procedure as smoothly as possible minimizing swelling and bruising.

  • How Soon Can I Drive After Surgery?

    You can start driving within 5 - 7 days after surgery, especially if you are no longer taking pain medication.

  • Am I Too Old for Breast Augmentation?

    Most women who choose the surgery are in their 20's and 30s and have considered the procedure for years. However, women in their 40s and 50s have come to us for breast augmentation surgery with excellent outcomes. We replace implants for women in their 50's - 70's.  Whatever season in life you are in, if you are interested in learning more about breast implants in Los Angeles, schedule a consultation to discover how to achieve your cosmetic goals.

Selecting your implant size is an essential part of your aesthetic journey and requires your surgeon’s artistic insight. During your consultation, Dr. Bresnick will help you decide on a size that would best achieve your desired look. He prides himself on visualizing what kind of enhancements would best compliment a patient’s figure and natural proportions.

Your incision options include the following:

  • Periareolar: around the edges of the areola.
  • Inframammary: in the breast crease where the breast meets the chest wall.
  • Transaxillary: in the underarm.

As with any surgery, breast enlargement surgery does require an incision. In most cases, Dr. Bresnick will make these incisions in concealed areas, so your scars will heal discreetly. The periareolar incision is in an area that naturally changes color and texture. Hence, scars are hardly noticeable once healed. The inframammary incision is within the breast crease, and the transaxillary incision places an incision in the underarm crease.

Because breast implant surgeon Dr. Bresnick uses the latest surgical techniques, patients can expect to have a much shorter and more comfortable recovery than traditional methods. It’s common to experience swelling and feelings of tightness in your breasts for the first week. Most patients feel comfortable driving and returning to work within five days. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity for up to six weeks.

The answer is no! Breast implants do not cause breast cancer as demonstrated by many studies.  However, breast cancer is common in the United States, affecting up to 1 in 8 women in their lifetimes.  Breast cancer screening needs to be ongoing after age 40 for all women.  Numerous clinical studies show implants do not hinder the patient or their physician in finding tumors. Lastly, breast implant patients who develop breast cancer have an equal chance of attaining remission as women without implants.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may change the shape and size of your breasts, whether you have implants or not.  However, many of Dr. Bresnick's patients still look great after having children when implants were placed prior to childbearing.   This typically depends on how much breast tissue is present before surgery.   Nursing with implants is possible and proven safe for mother and baby.

Most of our patients retain good sensation after surgery.   This typically depends on how large your implants are, as oversized implants may tend to stretch the sensation nerves.  Placing implants through an incision below the breast in the crease may help as well.    It is possible that you can have some sensation reduction, but for most patients, a good deal of sensation returns within a year. As the best breast augmentation surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Bresnick can minimize your risks of sensation alteration.

Recovering from breast augmentation surgery involves some discomfort that you can manage with medication for the first few days after surgery.   Discomfort can be limited by how smoothly the procedure is performed.  Dr. Bresnick is so experienced in placing implants, that he has learned to do the procedure as smoothly as possible minimizing swelling and bruising.

You can start driving within 5 - 7 days after surgery, especially if you are no longer taking pain medication.

Most women who choose the surgery are in their 20's and 30s and have considered the procedure for years. However, women in their 40s and 50s have come to us for breast augmentation surgery with excellent outcomes. We replace implants for women in their 50's - 70's.  Whatever season in life you are in, if you are interested in learning more about breast implants in Los Angeles, schedule a consultation to discover how to achieve your cosmetic goals.

Your Breast Augmentation Virtual Consultation with Dr. Bresnick

Dr. Bresnick now offers breast augmentation virtual consultations from the comfort of your own home. As with an in-person appointment, you’ll be able to speak one on one with Dr. Bresnick, ask questions, learn more about your breast implant options, and voice any concerns that you may have about any aspect of the operation over video chat. We invite you to prepare pictures or other materials that will help Dr. Bresnick develop the best procedure plan for you. Schedule a virtual consultation to learn more!

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