Breast Implant Options

If you are considering breast augmentation, you have many options when it comes to breast implants. San Diego and La Jolla women can trust triple board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo to share his experience and honest advice in helping them choose the right implants for their goals.

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To find out more about breast augmentation, request your Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation online with Dr. Chaffoo or call his office at (858) 997-0096.

Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos

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Breast Augmentation Case 111

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

This 22-year-old woman wanted to have breasts that were more proportional to her frame. She had relatively little breast tissue and was unhappy with the small size of her breasts. She decided it was time to explore breast augmentation in La Jolla. After considering her options, she contacted Dr....

Breast Augmentation Case 110

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

This 26-year-old woman wanted to enlarge her small breasts and correct their mild asymmetry. To improve the look of her breasts, she decided to find a San Diego plastic surgeon who regularly performed breast augmentation and chose to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Chaffoo.When she...

Breast Augmentation Case 183

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

This 28-year-old woman had breast augmentation in San Diego with Dr. Richard Chaffoo. During the surgery, he placed 371 mL high-profile silicone gel breast implants through breast crease incisions (inframammary technique). 

Breast Augmentation Case 132

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

This is a 36-year-old woman who disliked how her breasts had changed after breastfeeding several children. During her consultation with triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo in San Diego for breast augmentation, she was able to try on multiple breast sizers to examine th...

Breast Augmentation Case 120

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

This patient is a 20-year-old female who had consulted with San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo regarding breast augmentation. After gathering information from the consultation, the patient had decided to undergo bilateral breast augmentation with saline implants. During the s...

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Implant Material

The patients who visit Dr. Chaffoo for breast augmentation from San Diego and La Jolla can choose saline or silicone breast implants. Both types are FDA approved and each has its own benefits.

  • Saline implants are filled after they are inserted and therefore require very small incisions. The volume can be adjusted after the implants are placed, making them a flexible option. However, this type of implant is more likely to show wrinkling and rippling.
  • Silicone implants provide a soft, doughy texture that most patients say feels more like natural breast tissue. Dr. Chaffoo is proud to offer Sientra® Silimed® cohesive gel implants, the only 5th generation silicone gel implant approved by the FDA. This line provides an expanded selection of sizes and shapes, and studies have indicated that these implants may provide a superior level of safety and lower incidence of complications.

You may even be the perfect candidate for a surgical technique that was developed in Europe which uses your own breast tissue as a natural breast implant to lift and reshape without increasing either volume or cup size.

See how the Sientra implants retain their shape, even when placed under high pressure.

Other Choices

To be satisfied with your breast augmentation results, there are other aspects of your breast implants that you will need to choose, including:

  • Shape — can either be round or contoured (also called teardrop). Round implants tend to improve upper fullness of the breasts and enhance cleavage.
  • Texture — describes the outer surface of the implant, which can be either smooth or textured.
  • Profile — specifies the amount the implant projects from the chest wall. Available options are low, moderate, and high profile.
  • Diameter — can be selected to fit the width of the patient's chest to ensure the breasts don't extend too far out into the armpits.
  • Size — is a personal decision. To give you the breast size you want, Dr. Chaffoo will account for your existing breast tissue when determining implant size or fill volume (cc). Because bra cup size is not fully standardized, it's not a reliable measure of breast size.

Dr. Chaffoo will take the time to explain each of these options to you and recommend the combination that will take into account your specific goals, as well as your anatomy and lifestyle.


Dr. Chaffoo

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care.

  • Your Safety & Satisfaction

    Regardless of which implants you choose, you can be assured that Dr. Chaffoo has the training and experience to help you safely achieve the natural and lasting results that you desire. Dr. Chaffoo carefully chooses the implants he offers, selecting only products with superior warranties, longevity, and outstanding safety records. With all of the knowledge gained during your breast augmentation consultation, you will understand your options and be in the position to make an informed decision.

    You deserve the best care and results. Dr. Chaffoo demands the best — from himself and from his staff — so that your expectations will be exceeded.

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