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Rediscover Your Confidence: Experience Breast Transformation

Breast Augmentation

Our breast augmentation procedures are designed to help you achieve the desired breast volume, shape, and symmetry, allowing you to embrace your unique beauty and feel more confident in your own skin.

We are conveniently located in Blackhawk with a fully-accredited surgery center to serve our patients in Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol, Castro Valley, Hayward, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Orinda and Moraga!

Rediscover Your Confidence: Experience Breast Transformation

Breast Augmentation

Our breast augmentation procedures are designed to help you achieve the desired breast volume, shape, and symmetry, allowing you to embrace your unique beauty and feel more confident in your own skin.

We are located in Blackhawk with a fully-accredited surgery center to serve our patients in Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol, Castro Valley, Hayward, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Orinda and Moraga!

Breast augmentation with Gummy Bear breast implants

The breast is the universal symbol of femininity, nurturing, love, and sexuality. Most women interested in breast augmentation or enlargement are intelligent, successful and well-adjusted individuals who are concerned with inadequate breast size. The overwhelming majority of women who undergo breast augmentation are very satisfied with their result. Because of such high patient satisfaction and improvement in self-image, it is not surprising that breast augmentation is one of the more common aesthetic plastic surgery procedures performed.

There are two main groups of women that present for breast augmentation. The first group is women who feel they never developed the breast volume they desire. Most of these women are insecure regarding their breast size and have been for several years. Many of these patients benefit psychologically and experience an improvement in self-confidence. 

In fact, studies show that many women have less anxiety, depression, and shyness after breast augmentation while having an improved self-image.

The second group of women that commonly seek breast enhancement are those that lost volume after pregnancy, a condition called post-partum breast involution. Many of these women also have some drooping as well. 

Many of these patients complain: “I have nothing left!” 

Typically these patients have an augmentation which restores their breast volume (and sometimes a bit more!).

A mastopexy, or lift, procedure can be performed at the same time to lift and improve shape simultaneously.

To find out more, schedule a complimentary consultation with our expert doctor today, and make the best choice for your procedure. 

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Actual Patient Testimonials Following Breast Augmentation:

“I had breast augmentation with Dr. Ronan. The support team made the difference in helping me plan my surgery. I have received excellent follow up support which helped me through my recovery, repair and refresh. I love the outcome and look forward to working with Dr. Ronan in the future.”
–Google Reviewer

We are proud to offer Mentor Breast Implants, the only implants made in Wisconsin, USA

Breast augmentation is a safe procedure.

Breast augmentation will not affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed. The breast implant is placed behind the chest muscle in the majority of cases. Most patients do not have a permanent change in sensation after augmentation. Breast implants do not cause breast cancer or any other systemic disease. 

Numerous studies have shown that there is no difference between augmented and non-augmented patients in survival of breast cancer. Studies have also shown that there is no delay of treatment for breast cancer in augmented women. In order to provide the safest environment, we believe that breast augmentation surgery should be performed in a certified surgery center or hospital with an anesthesiologist present.

Breast augmentation in Danville, California by Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & Medspa

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*Individual results may vary

Breast augmentations are performed on an outpatient basis at our Danville surgery center, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. This means that you go home the same day as the surgery. Most people can return to work in about a week. A pain block is used on all primary augmentation procedures. The pain block will continuously drip numbing medicine around the implant for three days. The numbing medicine provides a significant amount of pain relief with less narcotic necessary post-operatively.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for breast enhancement is to schedule a consultation. During a consultation, the procedure is explained in detail and all of your questions are answered. You will learn what reasonable expectations are given your particular anatomy and desires.

No Breast Scar Augmentation

With our no breast scar augmentation procedures, we can create a smaller incision through the armpit that leaves no scar on the breast. In addition, there are decreased complications and less chance of bottomed out implants. Ask us about our no breast scar procedures today.

Your Breast Augmentation will be performed in Dr. Ronan’s surgery center located in Danville.

We offer both Saline and Silicone implants – click here to see a video of Memory Gel Implants.

STEPHEN J. RONAN, MD FACS

An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.

STEPHEN J. RONAN, MD FACS

An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.
Your Mommy Makeover will be performed in Dr. Ronan’s surgery center located in Danville.

Frequently Asked Questions: Breast Augmentation

What is the advantage of axillary approach for breast augmentation?

The axillary approach has several advantages for most patients. First, it does not invade the breast tissues directly, going underneath instead. This means that you have a less chance of permanent numbness. In addition, the pectoralis muscle is not divided which gives a stronger support for the implant over time. Another advantage is that there is no scar left on the skin of the breast. Instead, the scar is located in the armpit in a high wrinkle, which is a much less noticeable location. Typically, the scar is smaller.

How much can my breasts be enlarged? Why is it limited? How big should I go?

The degree of enlargement is based on the anatomy of the patient’s body more than any other factor. Saline-filled implants require placement underneath the muscle layer of the chest to achieve a natural result in most patients. The implant must be covered by the muscle layer, and this coverage determines the maximum volume of the implant. The width of the patient’s chest, as well as the locations of nerves in the chest and abdomen limit the maximum volume of an implant that can be used, because the total width of the implant must fit underneath the muscle without intruding into the nerve bundles, otherwise numbness of the breast and/or nipples would result. Your surgeon can help you determine the best size of implant for you at the time of your consultation.

Most of my patients desire a full, proportional look. They want something nice but not too obvious. I prefer to create nice looking breasts that fit a patient’s body well rather than very large breasts that are too large for the frame. In fact, I do not have any patients that have told me that I have made them too large.

Will I be able to breast feed?

Breast augmentation (under the muscle layer) should not affect your ability to breast feed. For sub-glandular augmentation (under the breast tissue, but over the muscle layer), like any other surgery which disturbs the breast tissue itself, there is a risk of losing the ability to breast feed. I do not perform subglandular (over muscle) primary augmentations.

Why did my breasts get small and droopy after pregnancy?

A loss of volume, often associated with drooping, is very common after pregnancy and is called post-partum breast involution. Volume loss with a small amount of sagging can be corrected with the breast augmentation surgery. For an excessive degree of sagging, a mastopexy or ‘breast lift’ may be the solution. I typically perform a minimal incision breast lift with augmentations. This means that the lift incision is only a circle around the areola. Severe breast drooping may require an additional incision.

I have heard about breast augmentation through the belly button. Can you tell me more about this?

This type of procedure is called a ‘trans-umbilical approach’. I have trained in this procedure and learned it from the surgeon who invented it. My malpractice carrier, the one with the most plastic surgeons, refuses to cover this procedure. They claim that the procedure is associated with much litigation. In addition, the implant manufacturers frown on this technique. I value the opinion of the largest plastic surgery malpractice company and implant manufacturer. It is probably not a good idea to have an augmentation with this technique.

What can you do to correct asymmetries or differences between the breasts?

Nearly everyone I have examined has some asymmetry in their breasts. Sometimes these differences are subtle and other times they are more pronounced. It can be a difference in size, height of the nipple, amount of drooping, height of the breast fold, contour of the ribs, height of the shoulder tips, etc. Many times we can attempt to correct or improve upon the asymmetries. This can be done by lowering a fold, place slightly more saline on one side, etc. Most of the time, there are subtle asymmetries before and after surgery.

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