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Can breast implant replace volume lost due to weight loss or pregnancy?- Kare Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles

Breast implants are usually placed for variety of reasons, all of which have the single goal of replacing volume to the female breast.  Weight loss of pregnancy can cause significant atrophy to the breast tissue, particularly after lactation and breastfeeding.  The loss of volume is usually most apparent in the upper pole of the breast and can lead to significant deflation of the normal breast volume.  The patients who have normal nipple areolar positioning coupled with a loss of upper pole volume of the breast, can benefit from a procedure known as a silicone or saline breast augmentation.  The breast augmentation procedure has a high level of safety and a proven track record for over three decades. 


The benefits of saline or silicone breast augmentation are based on its ability to add significant volume to the breast.  Typically, breast implants are placed in the submuscular or dual plane in order to add volume to the breast without significant breast palpability.  Incision placement for breast augmentation in the United States is mainly from the inframammary or periareolar incision.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a firm advocate of breast augmentation for patients who have undergone childbirth and lactation, and have significant atrophy or deflation of the upper pole of the breast.  Both silicone and saline implants are used in order to recontour the female breast with minimal scarring.  If you have questions about breast augmentation surgery and are concerned about the natural appearance of your results, Dr. Karamanoukian can provide you with a comprehensive consultation in evaluation of you candidacy for breast augmentation.  Please call 310-998-5533 to schedule your comprehensive consultation for breast implant placement.

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