Breast Augmentation

In San Jose, CA

Breast Augmentation Introduction

Life can be exciting with adjustments or alterations, especially when it’s for the best. Just as an interior decorator envisions enhancing a space with carefully chosen elements and details, sometimes we imagine these aspects of new sophistication with our own bodies. Dr. Li offers breast augmentation to our patients in San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area as a way to sculpt and enhance their silhouette, to create an exterior that is as vibrant as their interior. 

We invite you to CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos, CA, where our team combines expertise with precise vision to bring your aesthetic dreams to life. Keep reading to learn more about our breast augmentation procedure, and let’s make room for your next procedure! 

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What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. Through the use of implants or fat transfer techniques, this procedure aims to provide our patients with natural-looking and proportionate results, tailored to their unique aesthetic goals and preferences.

Things to consider with Breast Enhancement surgery:

Type of implant

Explore the various types of options available for breast augmentation, each offering unique characteristics and benefits tailored to your individual desires.

Silicone Gel Implants

Silicone gel implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a cohesive silicone gel, providing a natural feel and appearance to the breasts. These implants offer a soft texture, mimicking the look and touch of natural breast tissue for a more lifelike enhancement.

Saline Solution Implants

Saline solution implants are composed of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution, offering a customizable volume adjustment during the surgery. While they provide a firmer feel compared to silicone gel implants, saline implants are sometimes chosen for their safety profile and the ability to detect ruptures more easily.

Fat Transfer

Also known as fat grafting, this technique involves harvesting fat from your body through liposuction, processing the fat, and then injecting it into the breasts. This technique offers a natural alternative to implants, utilizing the patient’s own tissue to enhance breast size and shape.

For more information on Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, please refer to its dedicated page HERE.

Composite Breast Augmentation

This technique combines the use of both implants and fat transfer techniques to achieve optimal breast enhancement results. 

For more information on Composite Breast Augmentation, please refer to its dedicated page HERE.

Implant Size

Implant size will be determined during consultation, considering factors such as body type, desired outcome, and tissue characteristics. The goal is to achieve a balanced and proportional enhancement that aligns with your goals and anatomy.

Implant Shape

When it comes to implant shape, patients choose between round and teardrop-shaped implants. Round implants have a uniform circular configuration and offer fullness in both the upper and lower poles of the breast, while teardrop implants mimic the natural slope of the breast for a more full appearance. There are also different textures to round implants, with firmer styles (Xtra or Boost implants) providing a more defined circular shape for patients who prefer more enhancement of their upper pole and a bolder look.

Implant Placement

Implant placement refers to the position of the implants relative to the chest muscles. The choice depends on factors such as your chest anatomy, implant type, lifestyle preferences, and desired outcomes. The different pocket options include subglandular, subfascial, and submuscular or dual plane. In a subglandular pocket, the implant is placed underneath the breast tissues. In a subfascial pocket, the implant is also placed underneath the breast tissues, but also underneath a thin layer of tissue which is the muscular fascia, which can sometimes provide more support. Lastly, in a submuscular or dual-plane pocket, the implant is placed partially underneath the muscle or pectoralis major. There are different nuances that will determine which pocket location is ideal for you, but nonetheless, Dr. Li can perform all of these techniques.

Incision Placement

Incision placement is another aspect of breast augmentation, with common options including in the breast fold, around the edge of the nipple, and transaxillary (in the armpit). Each approach offers distinct advantages and considerations.

Who are the best candidates for Breast Augmentation?

The best candidates in San Jose and the Bay Area for breast augmentation are patients who: 

  • Are in good overall health with no underlying medical conditions that could impair healing
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Desire to enhance the size or shape of their breasts
  • Experience feelings of self-consciousness or dissatisfaction with their current breast size
  • Have fully developed breasts and are at least 18 years old 
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Understand the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure
  • Have stable mental health and a positive body image
  • Have discussed their goals and concerns with Dr. Li

What are the benefits of Breast Augmentation?

The benefits of breast augmentation for our patients in San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area are amazing, and can come in the form of:

  • Enhanced breast size and shape
  • Improved self-confidence and body image
  • Correction of breast asymmetry
  • Restoration of volume lost due to pregnancy or weight fluctuations
  • Achieving a more youthful silhouette
  • Greater clothing options and improved fit
  • Increased satisfaction with physical appearance
  • Psychological well-being and improved quality of life
  • Boosted confidence in social and intimate settings
  • Potential improvement in posture and overall body proportion
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Breast Augmentation First Step

What’s the first step?

The first step in breast augmentation is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Li at CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos. During this initial appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and medical history with Dr. Li. He will explain the procedure in detail, and help you understand your options regarding implant type, size, and placement. Dr. Li will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and desired outcomes.

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How do I prepare for my Breast Augmentation?

To prepare for your breast augmentation in San Jose and the Bay Area, it’s integral to follow the pre-operative instructions provided by our team. These instructions may include:

  • Avoiding certain medications and supplements that can increase bleeding risk, as directed by Dr. Li
  • Quitting smoking, if applicable, as smoking can impair the healing process
  • Arranging for transportation to and from the surgical facility on the day of your procedure
  • Planning for post-operative care and recovery
  • Following any dietary restrictions or fasting instructions provided by Dr. Li
  • Attending all pre-operative appointments and completing any necessary pre-operative tests or evaluations

What to expect on the day of Breast Augmentation surgery

On the day of your breast augmentation in Los Gatos, you can anticipate a smooth and well-coordinated process. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff and guided through pre-operative preparations, including changing into a surgical gown. Dr. Li and the surgical team will ensure that you feel comfortable before administering anesthesia and beginning the procedure. 

Dr. Li will make an incision in one of several possible locations, including underneath the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. The choice of incision location depends on factors such as the patient’s needs, preferences, and desired outcome. Once the incision is made, Dr. Li will create a pocket either behind the breast tissue or partially beneath the chest muscle. The chosen implant is then carefully inserted into the pocket.

The incisions are closed using sutures and surgical tape. Throughout the surgery, your safety and well-being will be closely monitored by the surgical team, consisting of Dr. Li, an anesthesiologist, the circulation nurse, and the scrub technician, and afterward, you’ll awaken in a recovery area where you’ll receive attentive care as you start your post-operative journey. 

Breast Augmentation recovery

During your breast augmentation recovery, it’s essential to follow Dr. Eric Li’s post-operative instructions for optimal healing and results. There may be some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the breasts, which can be managed with prescribed pain medications. It’s crucial to avoid lifting heavy objects and sleeping on your stomach to minimize the shifting of the implants and stress on the surgical site. Wearing a supportive surgical bra as recommended by Dr. Li will also aid in the healing process and maximize comfort.

Tips for Recovery:

Here are some go-to tips for your Breast Augmentation recovery: 

  • Follow post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Eric Li diligently
  • Wear a supportive surgical bra as recommended
  • Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting
  • Use cold compresses to reduce swelling and discomfort
  • Attend follow-up appointments for proper monitoring of your progress

Breast Augmentation Cost

How much does Breast Augmentation cost in San Jose, CA?

The cost of breast augmentation in Los Gatos, San Jose, and the Bay Area can vary based on factors like the type of implants used and, the surgical technique by Dr. Li. It’s best to consult with Dr. Li at CA Aesthetics for an accurate estimate tailored to your specific needs and goals.


Why choose Dr. Li?

Dr. Eric Li at CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos, CA is a highly experienced and double board-certified plastic surgeon with affiliations to prestigious organizations like the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). With his extensive training and expertise, Dr. Li specializes in breast augmentation procedures, offering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique goals and anatomy.

Patients choose Dr. Li for his commitment to safety, attention to detail, and dedication to achieving natural-looking and beautiful results.

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Ready to take the next step towards achieving the breasts you’ve always wanted? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Eric Li at CA Aesthetics today. Contact us at (408) 883-7943 to book your appointment and start your upgrade! 

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