Plastic Surgery Archives | La Jolla, San Diego | Tim Sayed, MD, FACS
×

Is Facial Fat Grafting Better Than Dermal Fillers?

Restoring volume to sunken facial features is one of the primary goals patients have when considering their facial rejuvenation options.

Two specific procedures effectively add volume to your face – facial fat grafting and dermal fillers. Which approach suits you will depend on your circumstances and desired results.

Here, we’ll discuss the differences between facial fat grafting and dermal fillers and provide advice on which procedure better suits your needs.

Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting is a surgical procedure that involves transferring fat from one area of your body to the facial area you want to volumize. It can minimize and correct the appearance of sunken eyes, deep lines, and wrinkles and folds around the mouth, chin, and neck. The process requires harvesting fat cells from a donor site where you have them to spare, then purifying and processing that tissue in a centrifuge before injecting it into the facial areas of concern.

People choose this option when they don’t want to introduce foreign substances into their body – your natural biology helps restore your facial volume and youth. Results take between three to five months to fully show, as the reintroduced fat cells need time to settle and begin growing again. The procedure is ideal for people who want to subtle results and don’t mind waiting a bit longer for their appearance to change.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are Hyaluronic acid-based injectables used in the treatment of facial wrinkles and fine lines. They help raise and shape the lips, eyebrows, and skin surrounding the nose and mouth. Fillers are a non-surgical procedure that involve introducing biocompatible material into the skin for temporary enhancement of facial features.

Dermal fillers are fast-acting, and results appear almost immediately. When done by a highly trained and experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Sayed, the procedure requires almost no downtime, with long-lasting results. Many people choose injectables when they want instant gratification and don’t mind scheduling brief touch-up visits to prolong their results.

Facial Fat Grafting and Dermal Fillers in Newport Beach, CA

Selecting between semi-invasive and non-invasive procedures, such as facial fat grafting or dermal fillers, is a choice all aesthetic patients must make. Discussing your options with an empathetic, experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Tim Sayed, can give the best possible results. Reach out to Dr. Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA, at (858) 247-2933 or via our online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.

How Can I Expect My Neck Lift to Look Over Time?

The face is the focal point of our aesthetic. A well-balanced, smooth, vibrant countenance exudes confidence, calm, and happiness.

One of the most important features contributing to this overall aesthetic is the neck. And more people understand this, with neck lift surgery increasing in popularity each year.

At Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery, one of the most common questions our patients ask us is, “How will my neck lift look over time?” Here, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Sayed answers this question.

What Does a Neck Lift Do?

You may have admired your favorite celebrities’ long, elegant, ageless necks and wondered how you can emulate their look. A neck lift surgery removes excess skin in and around the chin, jawline, and lower neck. Dr. Sayed can achieve a more dramatic result by removing fatty tissue from around the ears as well.

Many people opt to combine this procedure with a facelift or browlift for even more comprehensive anti-aging results.

How Will Your Results Change Over Time?

As you get older, the skin on your neck will thin out and begin to sag, just like elsewhere on your body.

You can expect your neck lift results to remain stable for five to 10 years, during which time you can maintain your optimal results by making specific lifestyle changes. The loss of skin elasticity is a natural part of the aging process, but you can take steps to slow the process.

  • Don’t smoke. Smoking damages the body’s rejuvenation system, and production of structural proteins such as collagen slows when people are long-term, chronic smokers.
  • Protect your skin from the sun. Sun damage is a leading cause of premature aging, so wear a hat and sunscreen when going outside to slow the skin aging process and maintain the results from your neck lift longer.
  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet and try fasting once a week. If you allow your body to enter a fasting state – that is, not eating anything for a 16-hour window – you’ll begin to experience rejuvenation at a cellular level. To slow the aging process, try intermittent fasting once or twice a week.

Neck Lift in Newport Beach, CA

Prolonging the results of any aesthetic procedure is a priority for most patients. Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA, by calling (858) 247-2933 or via our online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.

What Breast Surgery is Right for You?

Breast surgery is by far the most commonly performed category of plastic surgery. Breast surgeries generally include breast implant removal, breast augmentation, revision breast surgery after prior augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lifts. The most popular of these is breast augmentation with implants, with over 320,000 procedures performed each year in the U.S.

Increasingly, there are more women seeking nipple surgery as well. But with so many breast surgery options to choose from, which one is right for you?

Here, Dr. Tim Sayed of Tim Sayed Plastic Surgery in La Jolla and Newport Beach, CA, looks at the differences between each breast surgery and how you can choose the appropriate procedure for your goals and desires.

Breast Implant Removal and Revision

First time breast augmentation (see below) remains incredibly popular, but a new trend has been growing in the last few years, with more and more patients looking to revise their prior breast augmentation. Sometimes this means the patient will consider new implants, but in others, patients have decided that breast implants are no longer for them. This may occur if the patient develops a capsular contracture (a phenomenon where scar tissue encasing the implant begins to distort the shape or feel of the device), or if an implant has leaked, or if the patient has a recalled device (Allergan textured implants, which are no longer on the market), or increasingly, if the patient is concerned about health issues and wishes to explore if her body will feel better without implants. There are various tradeoffs when exploring whether implants are for you, or whether you would prefer to go “implant free.” These tradeoffs include concerns about health, cosmetic appearance of the breasts, and recovery processes. Dr. Sayed is known for providing very detailed and informative consultations to help you navigate some of these challenging decisions.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation was the poster procedure of plastic surgery during the ‘80s and ‘90s. With celebrities and pop icons going for the procedure, the public quickly followed.

Breast augmentation increases the size of the breast by introducing implants, or in some cases, the patient’s own fat, obtained through liposuction. There is a broad spectrum for how large or small implants can be, whereas fat grafting may have more limited availability in thinner patients.

If your goal is simply larger breasts, then breast augmentation is likely the procedure for you.

Breast Reduction 

For some women, overly large breasts cause health problems and aesthetic concerns. Breasts that are too large can cause severe back pain, shoulder and neck problems, issues with posture, and discomfort during exercise and daily life.

If naturally large breasts are a concern for you, then breast reduction surgery is the procedure. Expert plastic surgeons such as Dr Sayed can remove tissue from the breasts that make the breasts smaller but enhance the shape and position of the breast to be very aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.

Of note is if your breasts feel too large due to breast augmentation in the past, plastic surgeons can successfully remove implants with implant removal surgery. In most cases following implant removal, however, women require a breast lift.

Breast lift

Breast lift surgery is rapidly growing in popularity. Over 110,000 breast lifts are performed yearly and for a good reason.

Often, mothers of women experiencing aging desire a more youthful appearance to their breasts but don’t necessarily want larger breasts. A breast lift is perfect in this instance. A staple procedure in a mommy makeover, a breast lift removes excess skin above and around the breasts, which pulls the breasts higher on the chest, creating a younger, firmer, more pleasing appearance.

If you want to enhance how your breasts look and feel, but don’t want to make them any bigger or have implants used, then a breast lift is the way to go.

Breast Surgery in Newport Beach, CA

No matter what your concern is with your breasts, there is a procedure that can solve your problems.  All you need to do is consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Tim Sayed. Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA by calling 858 247 2933 or via this online form to arrange a consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.

 

5 Things Men Ask When They Go for Plastic Surgery

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset

Every year, cosmetic surgery numbers are rising. Skilled board-certified plastic surgeons can now achieve seemingly infinite anti-aging possibilities, allowing countless people to achieve their desired look. If you’re concerned about it, an expert like Dr. Sayed can probably help.

In addition to the vast number of women choosing the rejuvenating benefits of cosmetic surgery each year, more and more men are also utilizing modern aesthetic innovations to look and feel their best. Chances are you know a guy who’s had work done–even if you can’t tell.

Below, we’ve broken down the five things men most commonly ask for when they talk to Dr. Sayed. Hopefully, this will give you a better picture of the possibilities and give you some idea of the procedures that will be the most suitable for your goals.

1. Fast Results, Fast Recovery

Life is busy, and today’s men have a lot on their plate- juggling work, family, social lives, and everything in-between. One of our male patients’ first concerns is how long their visit or treatment will take. The same goes for recovery.

Dr. Sayed fully understands how valuable your time is, and our entire team is here to make sure every step of the process is as efficient and safe as possible. We offer several non-invasive anti-aging options like Botox® and fillers, which only take around 30 minutes to administer and provide instant results

2. A Tight Body

While there are plenty of men who benefit from the transformative results of facial procedures, many of our male clients are just as concerned, if not more so, with addressing their body.

Fat reduction treatments like liposuction, body contouring, and tummy tucks are hugely popular. All of these can rejuvenate the body and give you a significant boost in confidence. Gynecomastia, or male breast reduction, is another incredible option to refine a masculine contour to the pecs.

3. Natural-Looking Rejuvenation

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, today’s patients are all about the natural look–which Dr. Sayed loves. Our goal is to provide you with results that naturally compliment your anatomy. Every procedure will be custom-built around your goals and is guaranteed to be a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Facelifts are one of our most natural-looking facial rejuvenation options available. Dr. Sayed can carefully contour your face and jawline, addressing the root causes of skin laxity without ever causing a “stretched” look. Neograft hair restoration is another popular option to restore hair loss in one quick and easy visit.

4. Painless Results

They say beauty is pain, but not so much for men. While women tend to be willing to undergo many of our more arduous procedures for stunning results, men generally want to keep things as painless as possible.

Dr. Sayed and our expert technicians will do all they can to make your chosen procedure as comfortable as possible. Many of our non-invasive options only require the slightest degree of discomfort and provide substantial improvements.

5. To Look Younger

Looking younger is one of the primary draws to modern cosmetic medicine for men. Each of our surgical procedures aims to make you look younger in the most effective and unassuming ways. Our non-surgical anti-aging options are also quite popular, including the liquid facelift, Neograft hair restoration, and injectables like Botox® and fillers.

Learn More!

While we’ve mentioned a wide range of our options, this is just the tip of the iceberg. To learn more about what procedures could be the right fit for you, schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Sayed at our Newport Beach or La Jolla offices. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Breast Implant Removal: San Diego Women’s Top 5 Reasons

Last year, nearly 24,000 women—most between the ages of 30 and 54—decided to remove their breast implants. In San Diego, as in the rest of the US, tastes and lifestyles are changing. Women are fitter than ever, and large breast implants can interfere with some types of exercise or may begin to look unproportional after weight loss.

Each woman chooses to undergo explant surgery for her own unique reasons. Whether you are inspired by celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Sharon Osbourne (both who have been open about their implant removal) or are among the small number of patients who experience breast implant complications—Dr. Sayed can help.

Read on to learn more about the top 5 reasons women are choosing to change their breast contour. If you have any further questions, please give us a call at 1-858-247-2933 today.

1. “My Implants No Longer Fit My Lifestyle”

Many of our patients who choose to remove their breast implants do so to better fit their lifestyles. Over the years, your body, routine, and activities change.

At the gym or on the track, large implants can cause discomfort during cardiovascular workouts or upper body toning. Often, women who have had their implants for several years may be due for a replacement surgery anyway and choose to remove them.

In some cases, older women feel their implants have “done their job” and no longer wish to have them as they enter a different phase of life. Whatever the case may be, we are here to help you feel at home and in love with your body.

2. Ease Neck and Back Pain

Large fake breasts may also cause shoulder, neck, and back troubles (just as in women with naturally large breasts who can face persistent pain). The larger your implants, the more your center of gravity is affected. In some cases, this can lead to an undue force exerted on your spine. After menopause, these symptoms can become even more pronounced as your weight fluctuates due to hormonal changes.

3. Avoid Future Corrections, Deflation or Rupture

Implants are not designed to last a lifetime. The longer you have them, the likelihood of needing additional surgeries to replace or remove implants increases. Some San Diego women choose to remove their implants rather than take on additional surgeries (and their associated costs and recovery times) down the line.

A small number of patients (10 to 20 percent) may experience rupture or deflation and choose to remove their implants. Though rare, another concern some women face is capsular contracture

Though industry changes and modern techniques have considerably lowered the risk, some patients will still develop this condition, even as long as several years after the surgery. Capsular contracture is characterized by stiffening of scar tissue, which can lead to pain or in extreme cases, hard, misshapen breasts.

Implant removal is a solution to any of these complications and a guaranteed means of avoiding them in the future.

4. Ensure Mammogram Accuracy

Some patients choose explant surgery due to the small but very real chance of implants complicating the accuracy of future mammograms. Especially for women with implants placed on top of the chest muscle, technicians can face slightly more difficulty in ensuring a simple mammography process. Some patients may need additional films.

For some of our patients, this slight chance of experiencing mammogram complications is a health risk they don’t want to take. This can be especially true for patients with a family history of breast cancer.

5. “It’s Time to Do Something For Me”

Finally, women may just decide they want a change of breast shape or size. Over time, as our bodies change, so do our opinions and preferences.  Patients may want to “do something for themselves,” and may feel encouraged by the wave of body positivity we’ve seen as a country over the last few years. Some say returning to their natural breast size increases their confidence and comfort in their skin.

Schedule a Consultation
What’s most important is to do what makes you content and comfortable. If you think implant removal may be right for you or want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sayed, please call our San Diego, CA, office at 1-858-247-2933, or contact us here.

Different Types of Facelift: Which Technique Is Best for You?

Different Types of Facelift: Which Technique Is Best for You?

Clever terms and catchphrases are the bread and butter of facelift surgery for many cosmetic surgeons. They entice patients to their practices with the mini-facelift, MACS lift, composite facelift, deep plane SMAS lift, mid face lift, lunchtime facelift, and an assortment of other complicated facelift terms. This sea of possibilities leaves patients wondering, “Which facelift technique is right for me?”

Many of these terms are simply marketing ploys, ways to encourage patients to seek facelift surgery. Dr. Sayed doesn’t need or use these terms to attract potential patients. Our facelift patients come to us for our results, and many travel great distances for facelift surgery with our double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Sayed. Forget about the MACS lift and the mini facelift and choose a surgeon that will customize your approach, creating a natural looking facelift result, no fancy terminology needed.

A Customized Facelift Approach for Better Results

Your face is one of a kind. Your facelift surgery should be too. We believe in providing a personalized facelift experience to each of our patients. Dr. Sayed will work with you to customize your surgery and to integrate the surgical techniques that will yield your best results. He is well versed in the many different types of facelift surgery available, and will create a custom-to-you facial rejuvenation plan that taps into these techniques for a smooth, natural looking result.

Dr. Sayed begins the facelift process with an in-depth consultation. This consultation is the key to his success as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Sayed will examine your face and pinpoint your biggest areas of concern. We’ll talk about lifestyle, goals, and priorities for your surgery. We’ll review your medical and health history to ensure facelift surgery is a safe option. Once he understands your objectives for surgery, Dr. Sayed will share his recommendations for facial rejuvenation. We typically recommend a comprehensive approach that combines facelift surgery with other procedures like a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or laser rejuvenation. Your plan will be meticulously crafted to address your concerns and goals. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all.

Achieving Your Best Facelift Results

Although we don’t use marketing jargon and branded terms to describe our facelifts, we do rely on carefully developed and executed techniques. Dr. Sayed is a double board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training in plastic surgery for the face and body. He performs facelift surgery using sophisticated techniques that address the underlying causes of aging, creating a result that will last and age gracefully as the aging process continues.

Our facelift does more than simply tighten facial tissues, it addresses aging deep within the face, lifting and tightening the deeper layers under the skin. SMAS, a layer of connective tissue and musculature under the skin, is tightened and lifted using internal sutures. We may also use fat grafting to restore a youthful facial volume or internal grafting to support facial tissues. Since each procedure is customized to the patient’s needs, your facelift may use these techniques or others. One thing is consistent through all of our facelifts and that is our commitment to achieving the best possible results.

What type of facelift is best for you? Come in for a consultation with Dr. Sayed. With our personalized approach, you won’t need to worry about terminology. We’ll create your one-of-a-kind facelift.

Body Contouring After Extreme Weight Loss

Body Contouring After Extreme Weight Loss

Weight loss is a journey, not an event, especially when there’s a lot of weight to lose. Surgical weight loss procedures like gastric bypass, intragastric balloons, and gastric sleeve restriction are helping thousands to conquer lifelong weight problems and achieve a healthier body, but many of these patients are disappointed by their results. Not by the weight loss, as these procedures are very effective for helping patients to drop pounds, but by the excess skin that remains after the extra weight is gone.

Finish your weight loss journey with post-bariatric surgery in Southern California with Dr. Tim Sayed.

Excess Skin and Weight Loss- What to Expect

Skin is highly elastic, expanding as the body grows or gains weight and contracting when weight is lost. There are limits to skin contraction. Genetics, total weight loss, skin quality, age, the amount of time that a patient was overweight, and other factors determine the extent of skin contraction after weight loss. Patients that undergo bariatric surgery often lose a significant amount of weight, so much that the skin is unable to contract sufficiently. This leaves loose, sagging skin on areas like the abdomen, waist, back, arms, and legs.

This excess skin is heavy, often keeping patients from achieving their final weight loss goals. Bacteria can easily grow under the flaps of skin, creating odor, rashes, and infection. Excess skin also makes exercise difficult and uncomfortable. Many patients struggle to find clothing that fits well with their new body shape. Our patients report feeling disappointed and embarrassed by their post-weight loss appearance.

Diet and exercise will help maintain weight loss and build muscle, but they won’t significantly shrink skin. Post-bariatric surgery is one of the most effective options for body contouring after extreme weight loss. Body contouring helps patients to finish their weight loss journey, rediscover confidence, increase hygiene, and maintain their results after bariatric surgery.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss- What Are My Options?

A lower body lift is one of our most popular options for body contouring after extreme weight loss. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Sayed and learn more about the body lift and your options for post-bariatric surgery body contouring.

What is a lower body lift? We like to think of it as an extension of a conventional tummy tuck, one that addresses the entire mid-section including the front, back, and sides. Since the lower body lift provides 360 degree results, we occasionally call it a “360” lift. This procedure isn’t one-size-fits-all; we customize surgical options for each patient to carefully address their problem areas.
A lower body lift may include:

– Removing excess skin from the abdomen, thighs, waist, and other areas
– Tightening muscle and rebuilding structure in the abdominal core
– Lifting the pubic triangle
– Lifting and reshaping the buttocks
– Belly button enhancement

A lower body lift may be combined with liposuction to address stubborn areas of fat that remain after weight loss. This isn’t a weight loss treatment, but many patients lose significant weight due to the fat, skin, and tissue removal required for the procedure.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Southern California

We’ve built our practice on the simple belief that everyone is a VIP. As a VIP, we believe that you deserve the very best medical and aesthetic care available. From body contouring to breast augmentation to facelift surgery, we strive to ensure that each patient has a positive experience when they visit one of our beautiful Southern California offices. If you’ve considered body contouring after weight loss, come explore your options with Dr. Sayed.

The first step is a consultation, a one-on-one exploration of your options. Visit one of our offices in San Diego or Newport Beach for your personalized consultation. We provide information, but never hard sell or pressure patients into treatment. After exploring your options, we’ll create a customized body contouring plan that corrects your areas of concern.

Dr. Sayed has performed many body lift procedures, on patients from around the world. He prioritizes safety, aesthetic results, and compassionate care. Call us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tim Sayed, double board-certified plastic surgeon.

Reach Your 2019 Goals with Liposuction

Have you started crafting your 2019 goals? For many, the first few weeks of January are often a time for reflection as well as looking ahead to goals for the remainder of the year. While some may choose to pursue professional goals, others are looking to 2019 to be the year they finally achieve the perfectly sculpted body of their dreams. If that sounds like a familiar goal for you, what better way to reach this long-term goal than with liposuction?

Why Liposuction Should Be Part of Your Sculpting Strategy

There’s more than one reason why liposuction is among the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. Consider just these few:

Honing the Perfect Body Takes Work

Unless you’re blessed with perfect genes and time to spend hours upon hours in the gym, chances are you have some stubborn fat pockets across your body. Furthermore, following vigorous workout routine and strict diet doesn’t always mean total fat removal. Unlike other cells, fat cells are never truly eliminated from the body unless physically removed. Instead, excess fat cells shrink, expand, and multiply in relation to weight loss and weight gain. As a result, in order to truly achieve a toned, sculpted physique, you’ll need a treatment that removes this unwanted fat.

While there are numerous body sculpting procedures available, liposuction is the only minimally invasive, long-lasting treatment that removes fat cells permanently while providing near immediate results. For individuals who have worked hard to achieve their best figure through diet and exercise, liposuction is the ideal “final touch.”

Liposuction is Highly Versatile

While many associate liposuction with flatter, more sculpted tummies, the procedure is among the most versatile plastic surgeries currently available. At Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery, liposuction has been used by both men and women to target stubborn fat pouches around the stomach, legs, arms, and back. Our San Diego and Newport Beach plastic surgeon has even used liposuction to remove unflattering submental fat, or double chins, leaving patients feeling confident in their appearance from the neck up. So long as patients are healthy enough to undergo surgery and are not using the procedure as a weight loss alternative, nearly all individuals can be eligible for liposuction.

With so many opportunities and treatment areas available, the consultation of every liposuction appointment is very important. During your visit, you’ll work with Dr. Sayed to discuss your treatment goals and identify how liposuction can help you reach those objectives. For patients who are thinking of more extensive, full body makeovers, our team will work with you to ensure your liposuction treatment works with the rest of your goals.

The Plastic Surgery Procedure Yields Long-Lasting Results

Not all body-sculpting procedures are the same. Although there are many non-surgical solutions available for fat removal, achieving lasting results in a timely fashion can be difficult. Liposuction’s minimally invasive nature and use of a thin cannula make the treatment a much less invasive option compared to traditional surgery and yields better, longer lasting results than non-surgical treatments. When you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise before and after surgery, many can enjoy long-lasting results.

Ready to Schedule? Call Dr. Sayed Today!

With 2019 right around the corner, its never been a better time to turn a new leaf. Call Dr. Sayed at (858) 247-2933 to start your journey to your dream body.

Plastic Surgery for the Fall Season

Leaves are falling, pumpkin spice lattes are pouring, and fall has officially arrived. Another great thing about fall is that it is the optimal time for face, breast and body procedures. Whether you’re looking for comprehensive procedures, body contouring or minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, read our infographic below to learn more about plastic surgery in the fall.


If you’re interested in plastic surgery, contact us today.

Breast Implant Settling: What to Expect and When?

When thinking about the steps involved in breast augmentation, most patients are familiar with consultation, the pre-op appointments, and recovery. Often, the settling step goes overlooked, leaving patients confused as to when they can expect to enjoy their final results.

Breast Implant Settling: The Next Step in Recovery

Settling, sometimes known as “drop and fluff”, is the process that follows recovery post-implant surgery. During your operation, the implant is placed into position. In the first few weeks following treatment, patients may notice or feel that their breasts look much higher than they had initially intended. This is because while the implant has been placed, the muscle and tissue around the breast react slightly to having a new implant placed. This creates additional pressure behind the muscle, creating extra volume at the top part of the breast. Over time, swelling decreases and the muscle and tissue gradually accommodate the new implant by creating a small “pocket” around it.

Once it has expanded enough, your silicone or saline implant gently drops or settles into its final position in the breast. At this point, patients achieve the gentle teardrop shape that is so characteristic to the look of natural breasts.

What Factors Impact Drop and Fluff?

While nearly every patient will experience some form of drop and fluff, certain factors can influence how and when you can expect your implants to finally settle. These include:

Implant placement

Most patients today have their implants placed in a submuscular manner, or beneath the muscle rather than over the muscle. In the long-run, this creates a more natural appearance and helps ensure that over time the augmentation remains as realistic looking as possible. However, augmentations conducted below the muscle tissue can also require a longer settling period, this can be up to three months post recovery.

Implant Type

When it comes to implants, size and shape matter. Smooth, rounded implants generally settle about the same way and can be inverted without compromising the overall appearance of the breast. However, textured teardrop shaped implants must be placed in a specific manner to attain their ideal shape. As a result, it is precisely placed during surgery and monitored post-operation to ensure it settles correctly.

What to Expect When Your Breasts are Settling

One of the biggest concerns patients have in the first few days following surgery is that their breasts are not positioned where they wanted them. Trust us – we understand how frustrating and underwhelming that can seem. However, it’s important to keep in mind that breast augmentation surgery is not a simple, one size fits all procedure. Not only is every patient going to have a uniquely planned treatment strategy, they’re also going to experience a very personalized recovery. For some, full recovery including settling can take under four weeks while others may not finish the drop and fluff process until they’re three months post-surgery. Give your body the patience and time it deserves to heal properly.

Ready to Begin? Call Dr. Sayed to Schedule Your Consultation!

As with any other plastic surgery, your procedure is a unique treatment strategy planned around you, your unique anatomy and long-term goals. When it comes to choosing the right breast augmentation solution for you, we take the time to ensure you know exactly how each procedure can improve your overall appearance and help you reach your goals as well as what each treatment looks like from start to finish.

To learn more about settling following breast augmentation and what other side effects you can expect from this treatment, call our offices in Orange County and San Diego to schedule your consultation.