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What to expect during breast augmentation | Iconic Plastic Surgery

If you’re looking for natural, more fuller breast, are a new mommy, consider a breast augmentation at Iconic Plastic Surgery, we’re happy to take care of our Carlsbad community.

What is it

After certain life events, patients might feel it necessary to reshape or add to the volume of their breasts to improve their overall look, feel, and appearance. Breast Augmentation is the process of enhancing breast shape with breast implants or by transferring fat to the area. Breast size is improved by placing breast implants under breast tissue or above the chest muscles. The procedure increases the size of breasts and restores the volume lost after weight loss, pregnancy and other medical conditions. Some even approach breast augmentation to increase in positive self-image if they feel the current shape of their breast doesn’t complement their overall self.

If you have recently undergone pregnancy, weight loss or generally want to improve your self-image, breast augmentation is a considerable option for you. You can take a look for yourself, and browse our before and after gallery to see real results from real patients.

At Iconic Plastic Surgery, we are proud to serve patients in Carlsbad and surrounding areas such as Vista, Oceanside, and Northern San Diego. Dr. Gehaan D’Souza is a practicing surgeon who graduated as a valedictorian at John Hopkins University and proceeded to get his Medical Doctor Degree from University of California Irvine. Known for his precision, meticulous technique and individualized attention towards each patient, Doctor D’Souza also focuses on other aesthetic surgery such as that for the face, nose, body and migraine.

Is it right for you?

Self-image and confidence are a crucial aspect to your day to day life. When women take their confidence in stride, they radiate their natural beauty. Maybe your breasts are not as proportionate with the rest of your body as you would like them to be, and you have been seriously considering doing something to change that. And maybe the look of your breasts and the overall symmetry of your breasts is an area of insecurity for you, this procedure is a right fit for you. It can be frustrating to not look your best in in your favorite clothes. If that’s the case for you, consider getting breast augmentation. Additionally, women who have decreased in breast volume due to a significant weight loss or a pregnancy are great candidates for breast augmentation. We recommend this procedure if you fit any of the categories above because it will help to even out, add and restore shape to your bust. You can request an appointment with Dr. D’Souza to get a full consultation on your decision to approach breast augmentation, today.

How it works

A breast augmentation involves inserting implants or fat under the breast tissue or over the pectoral muscle. Depending on the state of your pectoral muscle, several incisions can be made.

  • • Inframammory – Natural Creaseline below breast
  • • Transaxillary – near the armpit
  • • Periareola – Around the outside perimeter of the areola
  • • Transumbilical – In the navel


Choosing the kind of implants is very important. Whether you want a fat transfer, saline implants or silicone implants, it’s crucial to understand all of your options before making a decision.

Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution that can be absorbed by the body. These specific implants enhance the firmness of your breasts and are FDA-approved for women above the age of 18. Typically, these implants last between 4 to 10 years.

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. The look and feel of silicone implants are like that of natural breast tissues. These specific implants are FDA-approved for women over the age of 22 years. These breast implants also usually last about 10 to 20 years.


Dr. D’Souza pays strict attention to avoiding trauma to the breast tissue and pectoral muscles. Before the surgery starts, anesthesia is administered by an anesthesiologist, and during this time a pocket is created for the implant. At Iconic Plastic Surgery, we are loyal to administering a surgical method that decreases pain and ensures you a smooth recovery process.

Not only that but also, Dr. Gehaan D’Souza’s meticulous technique allows him to administer Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation. Such technique makes sure that the procedure causes as little bleeding as possible. Dr. D’Souza believes that the bleeding near the ribs is what causes discomfort during the post-procedure recovery time. The precision and the aversion of discomfort that he strives for is what ensures that his patients spend less time in the operating room, allowing for a quicker recovery time after the procedure.

When it comes to this kind of breast augmentation, it’s crucial that the implant selected is not too large or too small for your breast wall or for your body type. Dr. D’Souza takes a thorough analysis of all of your options during your consultation, including the measurement of your breast width and it’s stretch. Only your best options will be carefully considered and analyzed, and moving forward, Dr. D’Souza will administer his artistic approach, extreme sterility, and accuracy during the surgery.

Pros and Cons


Breast augmentation will improve the symmetry of your breasts, and their proportions to the rest of the body. After certain events, such as pregnancy or weight loss, this is an optimal procedure for returning to a shapely silhouette again and for adding more to your overall feminine contour. All in all, breast augmentation can improve your day to day life by bringing an extra boost to your confidence.


Breast augmentation will require monitoring and they will eventually need replacement. You may also experience soreness or bruising after the procedure as well. Fortunately though, thanks to D’Souza’s careful technique and artistry, the average pain experienced by a patient after breast augmentation is significantly reduced and many patients only require a Tylenol after the surgery.

Dr. D’Souza encourages his patients to go out and treat themselves after the procedure. Breast implants can be the next big thing for your image and self-confidence. If you want to safely and beautifully add a boost to your femininity and self-confidence, please visit us our friendly office at 3144 El Camino Real Suite 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008or give us a call to schedule a consultation today.


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