Breast Augmentation

Pacific Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Center located in Santa Barbara, CA

For many women, small breasts can be a source of low self-esteem. Douglas J. Mackenzie, MD, at Pacific Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, California, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers several breast augmentation procedures for women looking to enhance their curves. Call Pacific Plastic Surgery or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.

Breast Augmentation

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What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that alters the shape of a woman’s breasts. Women who get breast augmentation get general and/or local anesthesia for maximum comfort during the procedure. There are a variety of reasons women consider getting breast augmentation, including:

  • Enhancing breast volume
  • Improving breast shape
  • Balancing breast symmetry

Women seeking breast augmentation should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the surgery. 


What types of incisions and materials are used for breast augmentation?

During your consultation, Dr. Mackenzie helps you decide on the type and size of breast implants that would best suit both your body and your cosmetic goals. He also discusses options for incision location with you, which include:

  • The transaxillary (armpit)
  • Inframammary (in the breast fold)
  • Periareolar (around the edge of the nipple/areola).

Each approach has its pros and cons, and Dr. Mackenzie discusses these with you.  A popular incision site is the transaxillary, since this breast augmentation incision offers a very discreet location for the scar. Certain breast shapes may require internal surgical techniques such as a dual plane dissection.

At Pacific Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mackenzie offers SientraⓇ silicone implants, and saline implants from MentorⓇ or Allergan™. Breast augmentation using fat transfer is much less common, but may be an option in certain cases.


What is recovery like following a breast augmentation procedure?

After breast augmentation surgery, your results are rapid and you’ll be able to enjoy your new breast shape immediately. However, you may experience some of the following temporary symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising around your breasts

These symptoms fade over time. For more intensive breast augmentation procedures, like subpectoral breast augmentation, Dr. Mackenzie implements a nonnarcotic pain management plan for maximum comfort before and after the surgery. After the procedure, Dr. Mackenzie walks you through optimal scar and skin care for the best aesthetic results.

Breast augmentation can make your body swimsuit ready for the Santa Barbara summer, enhancing your curves and making you feel more comfortable and feminine. Call Pacific Plastic Surgery or schedule a consultation with Dr. Mackenzie using online booking today to get started.

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