Dr. Jacob Haiavy offers a wide range of choices in breast augmentation based on your needs, lifestyle, and anatomy. Dr. Haiavy uses safe, FDA-approved saline and silicone gel implants of various textures and shapes for beautiful contour and natural, beautiful results.
Breast Augmentation: Your Options
There are many breast augmentation techniques, new and old, that offer the patient a variety of options. There are also highly advanced breast implant options to choose from. All of this can allow the patient and surgeon more flexibility in “tailoring” your breast augmentation, but several rather complex decisions need to be made before surgery.
Breast Implants: Saline or Silicone?
Each breast implant has its own advantages that patients should consider. Saline breast implants have been used for many years, they’re less expensive, and because they are filled with saline after placement, they allow for a smaller incision during surgery. Silicone breast implants feel and “behave” very similar to your natural breast tissue. The latest implants are highly cohesive, meaning the silicone gel has a very stable consistency.
Breast Augmentation Techniques
Breast implants can be placed below or above your chest muscles, a choice that depends largely on your body type. The incisions for breast implant placement can be made in several different areas:
- In the crease below the breast
- Near your armpit
- Around the areola
- In the navel
The goals are to achieve aesthetic results that are satisfying, while maintaining body proportion and leaving scars that are very inconspicuous.
Specializing in Transumbilical Breast Augmentation ("Belly Button")
Dr. Haiavy was one of the first in the United States and Southern California to perform breast augmentation through the belly button. This unique procedure virtually eliminates the three biggest concerns any patient or physician has about the breast augmentation procedure:
- No visible scars - there is no cut made to the breast, nipple, or underarm
- Reduced loss of sensation - nerves are usually less disturbed and no cut is made to the sensitive nipple area
- Reduced risk of infection - the procedure is performed through one small incision away from the breast area
Dr. Haiavy has published several articles on Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) and over 3000 of these special procedures have been performed at Inland Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Haiavy offers this unique procedure in the Inland Empire as well as your choice of other methods, following personal consultation with you.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Patient Reviews
How to Determine Breast Implant Size
When determining the size of your breast implants, your body type and personal preferences will dictate which size is best. Regarding body type, a larger implant can usually be used if the following conditions are met:
- The patient has a sufficient amount of excess skin
- The patient’s breast fullness has decreased significantly
Regarding your personal preferences, choosing a size can be difficult for some patients. You may be unfamiliar with breast implants or feel that you can’t approximate what it feels like to have larger breasts.
Natrelle Pre-Consultation Kit
In many cases, we encourage our patients to consider purchasing the Natrelle® Pre-Consultation Kit for $39.95.
The kit includes ‘trial’ implants, a sizing bra, and an instructional DVD and $50 off your Natrelle® gel implants. If you’re not quite ready for a consultation with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Haiavy, this kit can aid you, in the privacy of your own home, to move toward an informed decision about breast implants. However, if you are ready for a consultation, we can discuss the available options with you to help determine an ideal implant size and shape.
Breast Augmentation in the Inland Empire, Victorville, Rancho Cucamonga and Chino Hills
To learn more about breast augmentation - its risks, benefits, cost and the many options available – contact us at our Inland Empire cosmetic surgery office, also convenient to Upland, Fontana, Ontario, and Riverside.
More Breast Augmentation Resources in California
- View before and after photos of breast augmentation
- Read Dr. Haiavy's article Transumbilical Breast Augmentation: Practical Review of a Growing Technique