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Breast Augmentation Surgery

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If you live in the Riverside area and are looking for a cosmetic surgeon, consider Alexander Carli, M.D. He is highly qualified to assist you in achieving your desired look. Dr. Carli, who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons, performs numerous plastic surgeries at the Magnolia Surgery Center in Riverside. Breast augmentation is only one of the procedures that Dr. Carli specializes in. Breast reduction procedures are also performed under the care of Dr. Carli and his caring staff.

Do you ever wish that your breasts were larger, fuller or shapelier? Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that uses breast implants to enlarge and shape the breasts. First you will have a personal consultation with Dr. Carli. During this meeting, Dr. Carli will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your specific cosmetic goals.

Dr. Carli will help you understand the factors that may affect your results. As part of the consultation, your breasts will be examined and perhaps photographed for your medical record. During the physical exam, Dr. Carli will consider the size and shape of your breasts, chest and the quality of your skin as well as the placement of your nipples and areolas. A baseline mammography before surgery will be done to detect any future changes in your breast tissue.

The technique used for your surgery depends not only on Dr. Carli's preferences, but also on your desired results. A small incision is made in one of 3 locations underneath the breast just above the crease, around the lower edge of the areola, or within the armpit. Once the incision is made, Dr. Carli creates a pocket where the implant is inserted. This pocket is made either directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle. Most women today receive saline filled breast implants - silicone rubber shells that are filled with sterile salt water. In the unlikely event that a saline implant leaks, the body harmlessly absorbs the saltwater.

As with any cosmetic surgery there are some possible risks and complications, so you must fully understand the risks as well as the benefits of the procedure. Breast augmentation will be performed at Dr. Carli's Outpatient Surgery Center and you will be able to go home the same day with a ride. You will have general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep through the surgery. You will emerge from surgery wearing a support bra with dressings. After surgery, you will rest in the recovery area where you will be closely monitored until you are ready to go home. The first few days after surgery, you will be up and around but you will have some discomfort. Dr. Carli will prescribe pain medication to help with the discomfort. Although everyone heals at a different rate, you can generally use your arms minimally for the first week. At 2 weeks you can resume most normal activities and 3 weeks before resuming strenuous activities such as weight lifting and aerobics. After a few weeks most of the swelling has subsided and you will start to see your final results, although, it takes at least 3 months for your muscle to stretch and the implants to settle.

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Ultrasound Treatment

An ultrasound treatment is offered to all breast augmentation patients. This treament helps minimize scar tissue formation following the insertion of the breast implants. It is done in the Doctor's office, and starts between five to ten days post-operatively. The treatment last approximately 20 minutes, and is done 2 times per week for three weeks for a total of 6 sessions, unless otherwise specified by Dr. Carli. This technique is performed as a complimentary adjunct to your surgery. Unitl a few years ago, it was felt that massaging the breasts after breast agumentation could minimize the scar tissue formation. Studies nowadays have proven to the contrary that massaging is not helpful and in some cases cause more trauma to the tissue, i.e., more scar tissue formation.

Breast Modification

The two most common breast modifying surgeries that Dr. Carli performs at his facility in Riverside are the breast reduction and the breast lift. A breast reduction eliminates excess fat and tissue from the breast, along with the physical and emotional discomfort you have endured while carrying breasts that are too large for your body. Similarly, during the breast lift, Riverside's Dr. Carli will remove excess breast tissue in order to elevate your breasts to a more desirable and youthful position.

Breast Augmentation Fee

Consultation Fee:

    Your consultation fee is $50.00. That fee includes:
  • One to two pre-operative visits.
  • If you feel ready to schedule at the end of your first visit, your consultation fee is deducted from the total cost of your procedure.
  • If you want to schedule surgery at your first visit, please, bring the brassiere that you would like to fill up to determine "sizing".
  • If, to the contrary, you prefer to wait to schedule your surgery until the end of your second visit, your initial $50.00 consultation fee covers both your first and second visit, and is still deducted from the total cost of your procedure. Also, $500.00 of your total procedure fee is required as a deposit to hold your date of surgery.

Surgery Fee:

    The surgery fee for a breast augmentation is $5,000.00 It includes the following:
  • The procedure itself, the operating room fees, the anesthesia fees, the recovery room fees, and medications (excluding narcotics, for which a prescription is given)
  • The pre-operative lab work and mammogram (may include an ekg, stress test, and chest x-ray, depending on age and health history.)
  • The post-operative care, which includes your follow up visits, your ultrasound treatments and (if needed) a possible surgical touch up.
  • Please: If you desire to schedule your surgery at your first consultation, make it clear to the staff and or Dr. Carli when you come.

The more you know about the procedure and Dr. Carli's background, the more likely you are to have a satisfying experience.

While on his site, you can also take a look at before and after photos of previous breast augmentations Dr. Carli has performed. To find out more about breast augmentation in Riverside, fill out our online contact form, or call (951) 688-8660 to schedule an appointment with our Inland Empire plastic surgeon.

Dr. Carli, a leading plastic surgeon in the greater Los Angeles area, would be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals! Feel free to call us at (951) 688-8660 with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding Dr. Carli, the Magnolia Surgery Center, or cosmetic surgery. We look forward to speaking with you!

Magnolia Plastic Surgery
10694 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 688-8660