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Breast augmentation has been one of the most common and popular cosmetic procedures for many years. As such, surgeons have had the knowledge and technology to improve breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Macias has developed several techniques throughout the years to help achieve your best and most natural results.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Our Marina del Rey breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is designed to enhance the size, shape and projection of your chest with silicone or saline breast implants.

Why Choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally renowned, highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon located in Marina del Rey. When performing breast augmentation procedures, he focuses on creating results that look and feel like they belong on your body. Guided by his artistic eye for feminine beauty and years of experience, he reshapes and resizes small chests – sculpting a more balanced overall figure.

The Procedure

Your Marina del Rey breast augmentation will be done under general anesthesia, which means you’ll be completely asleep and unable to feel any pain or discomfort. To begin, Dr. Macias will create the incision discussed during your initial consultation.

It will be located around the nipple, along the breast crease or within the armpit. Through that opening, he will create a pocket for the implant, typically above the pectoral muscle. He will then place the implant and close the incisions with sutures.


The recovery period for a breast augmentation is anywhere between three and four days. However, most of our patients take a week off of their main activities. The sutures are dissolvable, thus they do not need to be removed. Most women return to full exercise at four weeks. At four to six weeks you will be fully recovered and enjoying your beautiful and natural breast augmentation results.

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Planning your Procedure

Dr. Macias understands each patient’s anatomy is different. Therefore, he will tailor your breast augmentation to your body. When planning your procedure, the following key decisions will be addressed during your consultation at our Marina del Rey area office with Dr. Macias:

  • Incision location. There are three incision options for breast implants: inframammary (along the breast crease), peri-areolar (around the areola) and trans-axillary (within the armpit). During your initial consultation, Dr. Macias will help you determine which incision option is right for you.
  • Implant profile. The profile of your implant determines the degree to which it projects and has an important impact on your results. We have three profile options available to our patients: low, moderate and high. High creates the most dramatic curves and projection, while low produces a more natural outcome. Moderate profile implants fall somewhere in the middle.
  • Implant size. When selecting implant size, Dr. Macias advises against choosing based on cup size. Instead, he will help you select the best implant size for you based on the proportions of your body. For example, a taller woman with a wide chest may require a larger implant, while a woman with a smaller frame can achieve her ideal look with a smaller one.
  • Implant placement. In order to achieve your most natural results, Dr. Macias prefers to perform breast augmentation in the sub fascial plane (above the muscle) for most of our Redondo Beach patients. As he often says, “Natural anatomy does not have breast tissue under the muscle, so why place an implant under the muscle?”
  • Implant type. There are three types of breast implants: saline, silicone, and silicone gel. The right one for you will depend upon your unique anatomy, desired results and budget.
  • Fat transfer. Marina del Rey women who want a moderate increase in breast size may be considered candidates for a fat transfer. With this procedure, Dr. Macias will take fat from another area of your body – such as the back, buttocks or thighs – and transfer it to the breasts.
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What is Subfascial Breast Augmentation?

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Subfascial Breast Augmentation Surgery

FAQ Breast Augmentation

Will I need to replace my breast implants in the future?

It depends. Some implants will last a lifetime, while others may need to be replaced within ten to twenty years. At our practice, the most common reason women cite for replacing their implants is to change their size.

Will implants “lift” my breasts?

If you have significant sagging, breast implants may not correct the issue. In these cases, you may require a breast lift to tighten and elevate the drooping tissue, as well as implants to improve size and shape.

Don't hesitate to contact us today if you have any other questions or if you wish to schedule a consultation for arguably the best breast augmentation Marina del Rey has to offer.


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