Breast Augmentation

There are many reasons you may be considering breast implants. Maybe you feel that increasing your breast size will improve the balance of your figure or give you that voluptuous shape you have always wanted. Or perhaps weight loss, pregnancy, or the aging process has caused your breasts to lose volume. Whatever your reasons for considering breast augmentation, you’re not alone. Women from Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, and throughout Los Angeles choose board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armen Vartany to enhance their figures with breast implants. Dr. Vartany’s surgical expertise and experience produce natural-looking results that surpass his patients’ expectations.

Breast Augmentation
 Before & After Photos

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

Case: 1 of 9
«Previous
Case: 1 of 9
Next»
Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 133 Front View in Burbank, CA
Case: 1 of 8

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

Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 139 Front View in Burbank, CA
Case: 2 of 8

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

Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 141 Front View in Burbank, CA
Case: 3 of 8

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

Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 140 Front View in Burbank, CA
Case: 4 of 8

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

Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 153 Front View in Burbank, CA
Case: 5 of 8

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

Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 160 Front View in Burbank, CA
Case: 6 of 8

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

Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 137 Front View in Burbank, CA
Case: 7 of 8

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

Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 127 Front View in Burbank, CA
Case: 8 of 8

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

What Happens During a Breast Augmentation Consultation?

The decision to get breast implants is exciting, but it’s normal to feel a bit of anxiety. Dr. Vartany’s easy-going demeanor and experience will help you feel confident as you discuss your breast augmentation options during the consultation. This is also when you can “try on” different sizes of breast implants to determine which size will achieve the goals you have. Dr. Vartany takes time to answer all your questions, describe how the surgery is performed, and fill you in on what to expect during the recovery. He also shares before-and-after photos of his actual patients to show the type of results you can expect.

Dr. Vartany explains the potential complications associated with breast augmentation so that you can make a fully informed decision about getting the procedure.

Is Breast Augmentation Right for You?

Many people believe increasing the size of naturally small breasts is the only reason women get breast implants. Even though that is probably the primary reason, breast augmentation is a highly personal procedure that provides several benefits. These may include one or a combination of the following:

  • Restoring breast volume lost after pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Creating balance between breasts when one is smaller than the other
  • Defining cleavage between the breasts
  • Enhancing a sense of femininity

Whatever your specific reason for getting breast augmentation, virtually all patients feel enhanced confidence after undergoing the procedure.

‘Complete Fulfillment’

“Look no further! You found a dream team! I’m so happy I chose Dr.Vartany as my surgeon. He did a beyond amazing job! From the moment I walked into the office I knew this was the surgeon for me. The staff is full of beautiful, amazing people who made me feel so taken care of throughout the whole process…I am four weeks out of my surgery but I’m already feeling great and seeing outstanding results. He gave me exactly what I was looking for. I wanted this surgery for years but I am so happy I waited and went to Dr.Vartany.”

RitaMee, 5-Star RealSelf breast augmentation review

How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?

Breast augmentation patients have a number of choices to make regarding the procedure, including the type of implants used, where Dr. Vartany makes the incisions, and the placement of the implants. Dr. Vartany helps patients understand these options and often recommends certain choices based on a physical exam and the cosmetic goals a patient describes.

Breast Implant Options

The best implant selection for you depends on your breast anatomy, skin elasticity, and your frame. Also important is how much you want to increase the size of your breasts. Breast implants are filled either with cohesive silicone gel or a saline solution.

Silicone gel implants

The cohesive silicone gel used in breast implants varies in consistency, but most patients and surgeons believe silicone implants look and feel more like natural breasts. “Gummy bear implants” are one type of silicone gel implant that got their nickname because the gel behaves much like gummy bear candies, remaining intact even if the implant shell cracks.  

Regular mammograms are a necessary aspect of post-surgery maintenance for patients who choose silicone gel implants. The FDA has approved silicone implants for augmentation in women age 22 or older.

Saline implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater. They can be filled with varying amounts of saline, which affects the shape, firmness, and feel of the breasts. Should the implant shell leak, the implant collapses, and the saline is absorbed and naturally removed from the body.

Saline implants are FDA-approved for augmentation in women 18 years of age and older. Currently, Saline or silicone implants may be recommended at a younger age if used for reconstruction purposes.

Incision Locations

Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. Dr. Vartany discusses with you which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome. The incision location options include:

  • Peri-areolar: Dr. Vartany makes an incision along the bottom edge of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple).
  • Inframammary: Dr. Vartany makes an incision along the natural crease at the bottom of the breast.

Incisions vary based on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your particular anatomy, your preferences, and Dr. Vartany’s recommendations.

Implant Placement

After making the incision, Dr. Vartany creates a small pocket and inserts the implant. These pockets are made either behind the pectoral muscle (submuscular placement) or behind the existing breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle (subglandular placement). In most cases, Dr. Vartany recommends placing the implant under the muscle because it typically creates results that look and feel more natural.

bck-doctor.jpg

Meet Dr. Vartany

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

If you’re looking for an experienced, compassionate plastic surgeon with a reputation for producing superior cosmetic results, look no further than Dr. Vartany. Combining expertise and honesty with a gentle demeanor, Dr. Vartany provides the quality of Beverly Hills for his plastic surgery patients from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and beyond.

Meet Dr. Vartany

Credentials You Can Trust

Doctor Vartanys Credentials

How Long Is Recovery After Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Vartany recommends that breast augmentation patients take 4 to 7 days off from work or school after the surgery. We provide a support bra that you should wear as much as possible during the first 4 to 8 weeks after surgery. The bra helps minimize swelling and supports your breasts as they heal. You may shower 3 days after surgery. Gently wash your breasts and pat the incisions dry before putting on your support bra.

Other important recovery instructions include:

  • Do not wear underwire garments for 6 to 8 weeks
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach for 4 to 6 weeks
  • Limit the use of your arms for 10 to 14 days, and don’t extend your arms above your shoulders
  • Get Dr. Vartany’s permission before driving

We provide detailed instructions regarding the recovery and encourage patients to contact the office with any questions or concerns they might have.

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about your personalized consultation, how to prepare for your upcoming procedure and what to expect during recovery, please visit our Patient Resources page.

Can I combine breast augmentation with other cosmetic procedures?

Combining breast augmentation with other plastic surgery procedures is fairly common. Women who have had children, for example, may combine the procedure with a tummy tuck and liposuction as part of a mommy makeover. Also, patients whose breasts sag combine a breast lift with breast implants.

How much does breast augmentation cost?

The cost of breast augmentation varies from patient to patient depending on the breast implants selected and whether or not other procedures are being performed at the same time. You will be given a customized price quote that includes everything, including Dr. Vartany’s fee and the fee for the anesthesiologist. For more information, visit our financing page.

How long do breast implants last?

Breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime, and you may need to replace or remove the implants at some point in the future. Implants can last 15 to 20 years, and revision surgery isn’t necessary as long as you are happy with the appearance of your breasts and there are no complications.

If you’re looking for the best plastic surgeon in the Glendale and Pasadena area to perform breast augmentation, request a consultation with Dr. Vartany using the online form or call us at (818) 500-0823 and a member of our team will schedule your appointment.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Armen Vartany, MD - Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

Read Reviews
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 20, 2021
Facebook Armen Vartany, MD
Best doctor ! I highly recommend him , very professional and kind doctor .. I’ve had few procedures done I am very happy with the result … Thank you
Google
5.0/5
Sep 23, 2021
Google Armen Vartany, MD
Dr. Vartany is genuinely professional, and one of the best in his field, and Nurse Narineh is absolutely wonderful!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Aug 13, 2021
HealthGrades Armen Vartany, MD
Dr. Vartany is just amazing! He has performed my breast lift and breast augmentation and I absolutely love it!! He is so kind, patient, and very detail orientated. He answered all my questions and was very realistic about what the outcome was going to be like. He doesn't sell you a story, he explains how each body type is different and even if you do the same surgery the results can be different from person to person. His entire staff is wonderful as well. Front desk was welcoming and friendly, and the surgery nurses very caring and thoughtful. Surgery went so smooth, it felt like I just went to sleep and woke up. No extra commotion. They called me the next day to see how I was doing and at my post-op everyone was just very attentive. Overall, it was a great experience!!! I recommend that Dr. Vartany to anyone who wants a beautiful natural look.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 10, 2020
Google Armen Vartany, MD
Was skeptical about lasering but had the best experience with Galina here. She made me feel so comfortable and the results have been incredible. I have been back multiple times and plan to continue! So happy I found Galina Swigi
Google
5.0/5
Jun 28, 2020
Google Armen Vartany, MD
My experience with Dr.Vartany was great! He's the best. He is very caring and professional. I would strongly recommend everyone to choose him for their aesthetic needs. I'm glad I found such a honest humble doctor who values both inner & outer beauty.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 10, 2020
Facebook Armen Vartany, MD
High Class Professional. ❤❤❤❤
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 27, 2020
Facebook Armen Vartany, MD
His excellent and professional skills to produce outstanding results.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 6, 2020
Facebook Armen Vartany, MD
I am very satisfied with my experience with Doctor Vartany and all of his stuff members. They took very good care of me and I highly recommend him. Thank you!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 24, 2019
Google Armen Vartany, MD
Great place. Everyone is nice and very professional
Vitals
5.0/5
Aug 28, 2018
Vitals Armen Vartany, MD
Dr. Vartany was so pleasant, friendly, and kind doctor. If you're nervous at all, he will put you at ease immediately. His office was also very cool, hip building space and everyone in there was also very nice. Highly recommend.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Aug 28, 2018
RateMDs Armen Vartany, MD
Dr. Armen Vartany was very passionate about his work. He listens and treats personally and not just like an ordinary patient. He works with an excellent staff. They're very patient and accommodating. I would recommend him to anyone. They just want to make you happy.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 26, 2018
Google Armen Vartany, MD
Love the laser hair removal treatments they offer and their specials for referring a friend, I have been coming for at least a year and i wouldn't go anywhere else.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 28, 2018
Google Armen Vartany, MD
Get laser hair removal by time block instead of by area. Get more areas covered for your money. Laser facial is awesome, got rid of my preggo spots and dark freckles!
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2017
Facebook Armen Vartany, MD
One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2017
Google Armen Vartany, MD
One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 6, 2017
Facebook Armen Vartany, MD
I'm glad to meet you in my foot Dr.'s Office, where you also had your Office. Your are amazing in Botox
Google
5.0/5
Apr 27, 2017
Google Armen Vartany, MD
theres no words to describe how happy im with doct vartany and his staff all are very beautiful and caring soul's god bless them all.🙏❤👌 best place ever for surgeries... beyond happy with my tummy tuck amazing job..thank you all so much for everything 😘 blessings.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 18, 2017
Google Armen Vartany, MD
Dr.Vartany did an amazing nose surgery on me in December 2016, he is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in our city.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 4, 2017
Facebook Armen Vartany, MD
Doctor Armen and his staff are incredible! From the very start to the very end the staff go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. Truly professional!
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 18, 2016
Facebook Armen Vartany, MD
Work with these folks on a business level, and couldn't ask for a better professional relationship! The staff is superb! Wonderful business!
Contact