Breast Augmentation

There are few parts of a woman’s body that can affect self-esteem more than her breasts. Unfortunately, the breasts suffer more from age and motherhood than any other body part. Loss of breast size and firmness are the main reasons breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure for women in San Diego and the United States.

There are many breast augmentation options in San Diego for women searching for a more feminine physique, and for men to regain confidence with a more masculine presence. At his La Jolla practice, Dr. Robert Singer performs breast reduction, breast lift, and breast augmentation for San Diego and the surrounding areas. He will customize your breast augmentation procedure to fit your needs and desired outcome.

Dr. Singer will help you decide which procedures and treatments will allow you to achieve the results you desire. Call our La Jolla, San Diego Plastic Surgery Centre today for a consultation at 858-455-0290.

What to Expect During Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Our Beautiful San Diego Office Offers A Respite From Busy Days

Are you contemplating breast augmentation surgery in San Diego? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Singer because the relationship with your plastic surgeon is important. It is critical for you to understand the risks, the rewards, and everything about your plastic surgeon and the support team.

At our San Diego Center, you will receive professional attention from the instant you contact us. When you call, we will provide needed information and schedule a consultation appointment to serve you further.

Upon arrival at our La Jolla office, you will meet Dr. Singer and his staff. Our office is far from the stark, clinical medical offices of many. Here you are surrounded by soothing colors, interesting works of art and very comfortable seating. Once you meet with Dr. Singer for the actual consultation, you will be given a thorough physical exam and asked your reasons for breast augmentation. Dr. Singer will show you before and after photos of patients with similar anatomy who had the same concerns as you.

Dr. Singer will introduce you to TouchMD. This tool is designed to help you receive more information and become aware of your medical experience. Using TouchMD.com, you can learn more about your doctor, staff and their facilities and explore videos about your breast augmentation. You may view or print images saved by the staff during your office visit and share these experience with your loved ones.

You and Dr. Singer will design a personalized breast augmentation plan which will satisfy your unique body type. He will explain how to prepare for your surgery, what to expect during surgery and the healing process during your recovery.

He will give you plenty of time to voice your concerns and ask any questions. He will not rush you and will answer all your questions.

“I absolutely LOVE Dr Singer and his entire staff! You can’t go wrong trusting your face or body with them. I called around to numerous surgeons offices before I finally decided as this was huge to me, I hated that thing. My first contact was Candy and she assured me Dr Singer was the BEST and darned if she wasn’t right! This was not the typical response to my questions as I called around mind you!!! I was sold by her enthusiasm and I couldn’t be happier.” ~ San Diego, CA

Before & After Photos

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Suitable Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Women who:

  • Have small or asymmetrical breasts
  • Have droopy or sagging breasts
  • Have breasts needing reconstruction
  • Are in good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Understand the benefits and risks of breast augmentation
  • Have reasonable expectations

What to Expect from Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia.

We offer most approaches of breast augmentation and incision placement, as well as several FDA-approved implants with silicone and saline. The modern procedures we use allow us to fashion incisions in inconspicuous locations, either in the crease of the armpit, peri-areolar (an incision under the nipple at the areola where the color changes naturally) or inframammary (under the crease of the breast).

We also implement three choices for placement of your implants:

Sub-glandular – the implant is inserted under the gland of the breast.

Sub-muscular – we insert the implant under the muscle.

Sub-fascial – a newer technique in which we insert the implant under a thin, but solid layer of connective tissue which shelters the pectoralis major muscle. With this technique, you get a support advantage of the sub-muscular technique without implant movement which causes your implants to shift when your muscles contract.

After placement and positioning, Dr. Singer will close with sutures, and bandage your breasts. Sometimes he will place a surgical garment, helping your breasts to stabilize with the implants.

After surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room and monitored for a short period. Finally, we will release you into the care of an escort, who should drive you home and help you for at least 24 hours.

Dr. Robert Singer will help you decide which procedures and treatments will allow you to achieve the results you desire. Call our La Jolla, San Diego Plastic Surgery Centre today for a consultation at 858-455-0290.

Types of Implants for Breast Augmentation

Our San Diego Center Offers a Variety of Breast Implant Options

There are different types of implants. When you decide to get breast implants, you have many specific choices, not only regarding the size and type of material but also regarding shape. We have an extensive selection of implants that will fit your unique body type.

We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different implants with you so you can make the optimal choice for your needs.

Saline breast Implants

Dr. Singer will fill saline breast Implants after insertion, which allows for a smaller incision. The ability to fill the implant after insertion will allow Dr. Singer to adjust the size during surgery. These implants are FDA-approved for women 18 and older.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are believed to have a softer, more natural feel than saline. We recommend these implants for women with thin or little breast tissue. Silicone implants require a larger incision because they are intact with no filling required. These implants are FDA-approved for women 22 and older, although younger women may qualify for their use.

While not a frequent occurrence, saline and silicone implants may rupture. The FDA recommends women with silicone implants have an MRI every two years to determine if a rupture has occurred. When a silicone implant ruptures, there is no immediate leakage and no reduction in size making ruptures harder to detect.  Because saline implants deflate soon after rupture occurs, it is easily detected.

“Gummy Bear” Breast Implants

Cohesive Gel Implants, also known as “gummy bear” implants, may rupture, but it’s silicone filling will not leak out. The gel of these implants is similar in consistency to gummy bear candies, are less prone to leakage, and a rupture of the outer shell will not alter their shape or size. These implants also have a more natural, teardrop shape.

Textured vs. Smooth Implants

Implant shells can be smooth or treated with a finishing process which texturizes the outer surface. It’s important to know your breasts will feel natural if you have textured implants. The texture assists the implant’s adherence to the adjacent breast tissue to avoid rotation.

Textured Breast Implants

Textured implants are less disposed to capsular contracture – a problem which may occur over time after breast augmentation. In capsular contracture, a constricted scar will form about the implant, triggering the breasts to become too firm and sometimes distorted. Capsular contracture will require breast augmentation revision surgery.

Smooth Breast Implants

Implants with a smooth surface are less likely to ripple than textured implants. If a patient has little breast tissue, we opt for the smooth implant since rippling would be more of an issue.

When the breasts are re-contoured and enlarged with an implant, women often experience a renewed sense of their femininity and a substantial increase in self-confidence. Ideally, breast augmentation surgery, also called augmentation mammoplasty, lasts for a lifetime. No one, however, can guarantee the life cycle of an implant so implant replacement may be necessary.

“They took such good care of me so much so that I was never nervous or doubtful. When the time came I closed my eyes and I was out in no time. I woke up and they said feel them!” And I could not believe that it was over it was literally 3 hours and it felt like one second. I was glad I was like that. The work done was extremely detailed and it was exactly what I wanted, it was like if dr. Singer read my mind.” ~ San Diego

Recovery for Breast Augmentation

Taking It Easy in Sunny San Diego After Breast Augmentation

After surgery, you will feel sore and fatigued and need plenty of rest for a few days. Breast augmentation patients in San Diego are often able to return to work or school within a week. You should avoid strenuous activities using the upper body for up to one month. Refraining from physical strain is especially important for patients who have had sub-muscular or sub-facial placement.

For the first week, you should take prescribed pain medication for your comfort and follow your recovery instructions. You will experience swelling but will see an immediate improvement in your breasts size and shape. Dr. Singer and our staff will closely monitor your progress during follow up visits, to make sure your recovery is proceeding well. Communicate with our office with questions or concerns during recovery.

Choosing Your San Diego Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Although breast augmentation is safer today than previously, your choice of a surgeon is critical. Sadly, any physician with a medical license can perform breast augmentation surgery in San Diego legally, even with having no specific training.

It is important for your plastic surgeon to be qualified and have the right credentials. These should include board certification, and in good standing with the various medical boards. It also includes education, experience, and satisfied patients.

Don’t forget the staff. Make sure the entire staff is professional, friendly and caring. These will be the people to call while you heal. Make sure you are happy with the entire surgical center.

It is important to investigate and visit with the surgeon one on one. You should visit the surgical center where the procedure will take place. Take your time and get informed.

If you are a long time San Diego or La Jolla resident, or a new comer to the area, you’ve probably already heard about Dr. Singer. He has a stellar reputation, having been practicing in the area for decades, with wonderful results and a penchant for personal patient care.

Financing –Breast Augmentation Cost

What Can You Expect To Pay for a Breast Augmentation in the San Diego Area?

With your unique anatomy and our tailored approach, we can only calculate your cost after your initial visit. Many of our patients choose to take advantage of our financing option with Care Credit – Patient Financing. When you stop in, please allow us to discuss this brilliant option with you. Learn more

Why Choose Dr. Robert Singer for Breast Augmentation in San Diego?

Dr. Singer has the respect of his peers and patients across San Diego and the surrounding Southern California area.  He has helped thousands of San Diego residents with an eye for balance and beauty and the skills of an artist.  Dr. Singer has been engaged in private practice in the La Jolla area of San Diego since 1976 and is now an internationally recognized plastic surgeon. You are in the best of hands with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery) Dr. Singer.

Please learn more about Dr. Singer’s affiliations, memberships, awards, honors, and accomplishments. The full list and Dr. Singer’s curriculum vitae are available upon request. Learn more

Before and After Breast Augmentation Photos

Please have a look at several of our actual cases of breast augmentation conducted here in San Diego.

Photo Gallery of Breast Augmentation

Have a Question about Breast Augmentation?

Check Our Breast Augmentation FAQ

We aim to answer any and all questions you may have about this particular type of cosmetic breast surgery.

Dr. Robert Singer will help you decide which procedures and treatments will allow you to achieve the results you desire. Call our La Jolla, San Diego Plastic Surgery Centre today for a consultation at 858-455-0290.

Other Breast Surgery Procedures

We have a variety of breast surgery procedures to offer our San Diego clientele:

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