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8929 University Center Lane
San Diego, CA 92122
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40963 Winchester Road
Temecula, CA 92591
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San Diego Breast Augmentation Specialist - Dr. Stuart Kincaid
Serving La Jolla, Temecula and Murrieta Patients
As a highly accomplished San Diego breast augmentation specialist, Dr. Stuart Kincaid strives for perfection with every procedure he performs. His dedication and outstanding surgical record have earned him a reputation that attracts numerous San Diego, Inland Empire, Temecula, Riverside County, Murrieta and La Jolla breast augmentation patients every year. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Kincaid explains breast augmentation procedure and factors patients should consider before receiving breast implants.
A Personalized Treatment Plan
Dr. Kincaid recognizes every individual has different aesthetic needs and desires, which is why he conducts thorough consultations with all of his breast augmentation San Diego / La Jolla patients. During personal pre-surgical sessions, he learns about their dreams and concerns, as well as performs comprehensive health examinations. Dr. Kincaid uses this information to develop highly customized treatment plans geared towards delivering the best possible breast augmentation results for each patient. Sometimes, he recommends and performs a combination of breast procedures in order to create truly remarkable breast contours. For example, more mature San Diego breast augmentation patients often benefit from placement of breast implants in conjunction with breast lift – a combination treatment that adds both volume and perkiness to the bustline.
Breast Augmentation: Is It For Me?
Breast augmentation is a procedure designed to give the chest a more feminine, voluptuous appearance. While women seek breast augmentation in San Diego / La Jolla due to various reasons, some of the more common aesthetic issues this procedure helps address include:
- Breasts that are disproportionately small
- Breasts of noticeably different shape and/or size
- Loss of breast volume after childbearing
- Unwelcome changes in breast appearance after a massive weight loss
- Breasts that cause a persistent feeling of insecurity, self-consciousness
By skillfully altering the size and/or shape of the breasts with breast implants, Dr. Kincaid can resolve these aesthetic problems. The improvement in breast appearance often leads to an increase in one's self-confidence, which in turn can enhance San Diego breast augmentation patients' overall satisfaction with life.
Preparing for Breast Augmentation in San Diego
As a highly experienced San Diego / La Jolla breast implants specialist, Dr. Kincaid strives to perform this procedure in the safest manner possible. This is why he conducts thorough pre-surgical consultations, during which time he evaluates each patient's medical history, current health condition and her aesthetic desires. Dr. Kincaid uses this information to develop a treatment plan that encompasses all of the necessary safety measures required by the condition of each breast augmentation patient.
While every breast augmentation San Diego / La Jolla patient has a unique set of medical concerns and considerations, some of the general safety measures recommended by Dr. Kincaid include:
- Mammograms. Dr. Kincaid typically recommends that patients obtain a mammogram before and several months after the breast augmentation surgery.
- Smoking Cessation. Because smoking negatively affects the healing process, Dr. Kincaid strongly recommends that breast augmentation patients quit smoking well in advance of the surgery.
- Medications. Dr. Kincaid also recommends that breast augmentation La Jolla / San Diego patients stop taking certain medications prior to their procedures. He strongly urges his patients to discuss any medications they are taking with him.
- Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. In addition to prescription medications, patients also need to stop taking certain over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications as these substances can cause excessive bleeding.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
Dr. Kincaid begins breast augmentation by administering an appropriate form of anesthesia. While some patients prefer local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, others opt for general anesthesia. In addition to patients' preferences, Dr. Kincaid takes into account their health condition and the extent of the surgery when determining the most appropriate form of anesthesia.
After the patient has been prepared, Dr. Kincaid creates several small incisions through which he inserts breast implants. The incisions can be made in one of the following locations: around the nipple, below the breast, in the armpit or in the navel area. The location of the incision depends on the implant size and type, and patients' skin condition and aesthetic preferences. After carefully positioning the breast implants, Dr. Kincaid closes the incisions and wraps the chest in special surgical garments. In addition, he recommends that La Jolla breast augmentation patients wear a special bra for several weeks following the surgery to promote proper healing and minimize swelling.
Breast Implant Types
Dr. Stuart Kincaid performs breast augmentation surgery with both saline and silicone breast implants. Both types of implants are manufactured according to strict safety guideline and have been fully approved by the FDA. Both types of breast implants come in different sizes and shapes to provide patients with a wealth of aesthetic options. For example, while some patients might prefer tear-drop-shaped implants of a conservative size to create a completely natural-looking appearance, others might choose larger implants that add more volume to the top of the breasts in order to create a prominent cleavage.
Saline implants, just like the name suggests, are implants that are filled with saline (sterile salt water). These implants consist of a silicone outer shell and a hollow center, which can either be pre-filled with a certain amount of saline, or can be filled at the time of the surgery. A major advantage of saline breast implants is the fact that they can often be placed through very small incisions. Thus, Dr. Kincaid can sometimes insert a folded implant through an incision that is less than one inch long. After being positioned in the breast, the implant is then filled with saline to achieve the desired shape and volume. As a result, La Jolla / San Diego breast implants patients enjoy beautiful results with minimal bruising and discomfort.
Silicone implants are filled with soft silicone gel. A major advantage of these implants is the fact that they feel more like real breast tissue and might create a more natural-looking appearance. However, because silicone implants are pre-filled, their placement often requires somewhat larger incisions. In order to make scars as inconspicuous as possible, Dr. Kincaid can insert implants through incisions under the breasts, around the nipples or in the armpits. He thoroughly discusses the proposed surgical techniques with all of his San Diego / La Jolla breast augmentation patients prior to their procedures.
Silicone or Saline Breast Implants?
Choosing the appropriate type of breast implants is one of the most challenging parts of the breast augmentation treatment. To help patients make educated, confident choices, Dr. Kincaid takes the time to thoroughly explain the pros and cons of each implant type, as well as to explain how each patient's individual characteristics might influence the look achieved with various implants. Some of the more important factors he takes into account when determining which implants are the best for each San Diego breast augmentation patient include:
- Body frame
- Current breast size and firmness
- Breast augmentation goals
By carefully discussing these factors with patients considering breast augmentation in San Diego, Dr. Kincaid helps them select breast implants that will deliver the best possible breast enhancement results.
Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Dr. Kincaid is one of the first surgeons in San Diego, La Jolla and Southern California to provide the innovative Sientra silicone gel breast implants for breast augmentation patients. Sientra breast implants are FDA-approved high-strength silicone gel implants that come in 3 base shapes, including round, oval and classic. These shaped breast implants feature remarkable stability and shape retention. Sometimes referred to as "Gummy Bear breast implants", the Sientra breast implants feature a signature orientation line and dot to demarcate the point of maximum projection to ensure that the implants retain the shape and feel that the patient expects following the procedure.
The Sientra smooth and textured silicone gel breast implants are available for patients in San Diego, La Jolla, Temecula, Inland Empire, Dana Point and other Southern California communities.
Breast Augmentation: Factors to Consider
Prior to performing breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Stuart Kincaid conducts thorough evaluations to determine the most appropriate breast augmentation techniques, as well as implant size and placement position. Some of the more important factors influencing his decisions are the patient's skin quality and the volume of the existing skin tissue. For example, very thin patients with minimal breast tissue might benefit from behind-the-muscle implant placement as this technique produces more natural-looking results. Dr. Kincaid also strives to fully understand patients' desires and expectations in order to incorporate them in the treatment plans. Dr. Kincaid believes that it is this patient-doctor collaboration that allows him to consistently deliver highly rewarding results for all of his breast augmentation La Jolla / San Diego patients.
While breast augmentation is considered a relatively safe procedure, there are a several factors patients should discuss with the surgeon. Dr. Kincaid encourages his patients to provide him with full medical histories, as well as to mention any drug allergies and/or medications they are currently taking. This information allows him to better plan their breast augmentation procedures and take any extra safety steps in necessary.
In addition, Dr. Kincaid recommends that his patients discuss any immediate childbearing or weight loss plans prior to undergoing breast augmentation in San Diego. While future pregnancy does not preclude one from undergoing breast augmentation surgery, patients should realize that childbearing can alter the shape and size of the breasts in unpredictable ways, which also makes the long-term results of breast augmentation somewhat unpredictable. Similarly, weight loss can also affect the appearance of the breasts, which is why Dr. Kincaid typically recommend that his breast implants San Diego / La Jolla patients be at a stable weight before undergoing this procedure.
This is a 24 year old Caucasian American Cosmetic Breast Surgery patient from Oceanside, California who was unhappy with the size of her small breasts. She was a small A cup and wanted a nice full C cup. She researched for a Quality Breast Plastic Surgeon in San Diego area and found Best Rated and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Stuart Kincaid M.D. F.A.C.S with office in San Diego/La Jolla and Temecula, CA.
Breast Augmentation Surgery: What Happens After It?
After placing the implants and carefully closing the incisions, Dr. Kincaid wraps the patient's breasts in special surgical dressings. Typically, patients are also fitted with a special supportive bra that they need to wear for several weeks following the surgery. After the anesthesia has worn off, Dr. Kincaid encourages his patients to walk around in order to promote proper blood flow, which helps reduce the risk of blood clot formation.
Most of Dr. Kincaid's San Diego breast augmentation patients experience some swelling and sensitivity in the chest area. These are common post-surgical occurrences and can usually be managed with medication. Most of the swelling and bruising resolves quickly; however, complete recovery typically occurs within a month. During this time, patients should not lift, push or pull anything heavy to avoid unnecessary stress to the chest area.
While most of Dr. Kincaid's patients prefer to recover at the privacy of their home, some individuals choose other options due to health and/or personal considerations. During pre-surgical consultations, Dr. Kincaid thoroughly discusses recovery options with his patients, and his friendly team helps arrange accommodations that are most suitable for each individual.
- Hospital Stay. Some patients undergo breast augmentation at a hospital due to safety or special health concerns. In some cases, Dr. Kincaid recommends that these patients spend the night at the hospital in order to be carefully monitored.
- Post-Surgical Recovery Facility. Some of Dr. Kincaid's San Diego breast augmentation patients prefer to recover at a specialized facility where skilled nurses and medical professionals are at hand to attend to their every need.
- Hotel. Dr. Kincaid's team can help patients arrange accommodations at a hotel where they will be monitored by a health care professional until they are able to return home.
In order to ensure proper healing and the best possible aesthetic results, Dr. Kincaid conducts several post-operative consultations. During these appointments, he assesses how well patients are recovering and answers any questions they might have about their results.
Breast Augmentation: Safety Considerations
Although the vast majority of breast augmentation procedures create beautiful results without any significant complications, in rare cases patients might experience adverse side effects, such as infection or blood accumulation around the implant. In order to minimize these risks, Dr. Kincaid performs all breast augmentation procedures at a certified facility where the surgical team adheres to strict safety and hygiene protocols. In addition, the advanced design and materials used in manufacturing breast implants further reduces the possibility of an infection. If an infection occurs, it can usually be treated with medications; however, in especially severe cases the implants might have to be temporarily removed.
Another possible side effect of breast augmentation surgery is excessive scar tissue formation. While formation of some scar tissue around the implant is a natural part of the healing process, sometimes excess scar tissue forms, causing the breast to feel very firm. This condition is referred to as capsular contracture. If the patient experiences significant discomfort and/or breast appearance changes due to capsular contracture, Dr. Stuart Kincaid can perform revision surgery to remove the scar tissue and/or replace the implant.
Breast Implants: Long-Term Considerations
As a seasoned San Diego breast augmentation specialist, Dr. Kincaid explains to all of his patients that today's breast implants provide long-lasting results and, contrary to popular misconceptions, do not have to be replaced every five years. However, breast implants do not last forever and at some point might have to be replaced and/or removed. The design of breast implants allows both the patient and the doctor determine when a surgical intervention might be necessary. For example, saline implants might rupture as a result of chest trauma or long wear, causing the saline to leak. This process is not dangerous as the saline is safely absorbed by the body within several hours. However, the breast changes its appearance, which is why the patient might desire to replace the implant.
Another consideration concerning more mature breast augmentation patients is mammographic examinations. While breast implants do not preclude mammograms, Dr. Kincaid recommends that patients choose radiology technicians with special expertise in examining augmented breasts. For more thorough breast tissue images, patients can also undergo ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging if necessary.
Contacting Your San Diego Breast Augmentation Surgeon
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation and how this procedure can help you achieve a more feminine breast appearance, please use our contact page to schedule a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Kincaid.