Breast Augmentation Specialist

Randall B. Weil, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Plastic Surgeon located in Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA & Sunnyvale, CA

Modern breast augmentation goes well beyond the “Barbie” look of previous decades. More and more, breast augmentation is used to enhance a woman’s body, rather than change it completely, for a more natural look. At Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S., plastic surgeon Dr. Weil has extensive experience working with women in the Nob Hill area of San Francisco to provide them the shape, balance, and look they desire. To learn how breast augmentation can help you achieve your beauty goals, call or book an appointment online.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is not necessarily about getting larger breasts, but enhancing the breasts you have for a more shapely, feminine, and youthful appearance. More and more, women are turning to breast augmentation to:

  • Correct asymmetry
  • Lift breasts by adding volume
  • Replace breasts after a mastectomy
  • Improve their profiles
  • Create more proportional breasts

Indeed, breast augmentation is a very personal decision that may affect your overall confidence. If you desire a sexier, more feminine shape, augmented breasts are one of the easiest ways to achieve that goal.

How do saline and silicone breast implants differ?

All implants have shells made out of silicone, which can be smooth or textured. The difference is the fill. Many women think silicone filled implants feel more like natural breasts than saline. However, silicone implants pose more health risks should they leak. Both saline and silicone are available is a variety of base widths, projection amounts, and fill volumes. Dr. Weil helps each woman select the implant that will best achieve the aesthetic result she desires.

How do I know which implant is best for me?

Dr. Weil has decades of success providing his patients with the breasts they desire because he takes the time to sit down with them to listen to their objectives. Through his experience, Dr. Weil fully understands sizing and placement to ensure that your results match your desired outcome.

At his practice, Dr. Weil offers a number of implant options by Natrelle®. Natrelle implants come in many different shapes and sizes, as well as densities, which are all designed to look and feel as natural as possible. The implants are round or teardrop-shaped, and are filled with either saline or a highly-cohesive silicone (also known as “gummy bear”) for increased fullness with a softer feel.

What happens during a breast augmentation procedure?

Depending upon the location and size of your implant, Dr. Weil makes the smallest incision possible in one of three areas:

  • In the crease under your breast
  • Near your armpit
  • Around your areola

The goal in each of these locations is to leave you with minimal scarring.

In his efforts to ensure that your new breasts look as natural as possible, Dr. Weil places the implant under your pectoral muscle, called sub-pectoral placement, 99% of the time.

Will I still have nipple sensation after breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery can affect nipple sensitivity. However, in most cases, this is only temporary, with sensation returning to normal within 6-12 months.

What is the recovery time for breast augmentation?

As with any surgery, expect to have some downtime after the procedure. Dr. Weil recommends a couple of days to a week of low activity or rest. You’ll experience some swelling for a few weeks while your body heals. Rest assured, Dr. Weil and his staff are at your disposal during this time for follow-up visits or concerns.

If you’re dreaming of a more balanced and shapely body, breast augmentation may be just the answer. To learn more, call Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S. or schedule an appointment using the easy online booking tool.