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:

Today’s silicone implants are made from a cohesive silicone gel. They are the most popular implants used in our practice and throughout the country. Many patients are drawn to silicone gel implants because they are soft to the touch, move like a real breast, and produce a very natural look overall. They are also great options for thin patients or those who have less breast tissue.

These implants are made from a form-stable silicone gel. They are commonly known as “gummy bear” implants due to the consistency of the silicone gel they’re filled with. They are firmer than traditional silicone gel but softer than saline implants. They simulate the feel of a young woman’s breast. They come in round and teardrop shapes, but the round shapes are more popular. The advantages include strength, safety, and versatility.

Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. They are rounder than silicone and tend to sit higher in the breast. They are an excellent choice for some patients, but they may look and feel less natural than silicone, particularly in thin patients or patients who don’t have a lot of breast tissue

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.

FAQ’s About Breast Augmentation

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

    Choosing your implant size is an important part of your aesthetic journey and requires artistic insight from your surgeon. During your consultation, Dr. Bresnick will help you decide on a size that would best achieve your desired look. He prides himself on being able to visualize what kind of enhancements would best complement a patient’s figure and natural proportions.

  • Where Will the Incisions Be Located?

    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 augmentation does require an incision. In most cases, your scars will be located in areas that are concealed. The periareolar incision is made in an area that naturally changes color and texture, so scars are hardly noticeable once healed. The inframammary incision is hidden within the breast crease, and the transaxillary incision places an incision in the underarm crease.

  • What is Recovery Like?

    Because Dr. Bresnick uses the latest surgical techniques, patients can expect to have a much shorter and more comfortable recovery compared to 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. Heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity should be avoided for up to six weeks

Choosing your implant size is an important part of your aesthetic journey and requires artistic insight from your surgeon. During your consultation, Dr. Bresnick will help you decide on a size that would best achieve your desired look. He prides himself on being able to visualize what kind of enhancements would best complement 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 augmentation does require an incision. In most cases, your scars will be located in areas that are concealed. The periareolar incision is made in an area that naturally changes color and texture, so scars are hardly noticeable once healed. The inframammary incision is hidden within the breast crease, and the transaxillary incision places an incision in the underarm crease.

Because Dr. Bresnick uses the latest surgical techniques, patients can expect to have a much shorter and more comfortable recovery compared to 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. Heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity should be avoided for up to six weeks

Contact our office today at (818) 981-3333 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Bresnick.

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