Breast Implants

Breast augmentation with implants is a great way to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. There are different types of breast implants available, including silicone, saline, and cohesive gel implants. Each type offers unique advantages and considerations, and the choice depends on factors such as personal preference, desired outcome, and individual anatomy.

Dr. Michael J. Yoo has been performing cosmetic breast procedures for years. His talent and care provide his patients with results they love and are proud to show off. He offers breast augmentation with implant procedures at two locations in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills. For more information, call (949) 861-3340 (Newport Beach), (424) 209-9925 (Beverly Hills)or contact us online.

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About Breast Implants

Implants are placed in the breasts during breast augmentation, one of the most popular plastic surgeries today. (1) They are composed of a silicone shell filled with either a saline solution or silicone gel. They come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and textures, allowing patients to customize their final outcome. Having well-endowed and shapely breasts is a vital part of appearing young and feminine for many women. Aging and childbirth often leave the breasts stretched and less supple. Implants can restore lost volume and rejuvenate your entire appearance.

Implant Type

We offer our patients the choice of saline or silicone implants. Saline implants have a silicone shell and are filled with a saltwater solution. Silicone implants have a similar shell but are pre-filled with a soft gel that provides a more natural breast feel.

Implant Shape

Implants come in a variety of shapes to help you achieve your desired breast appearance. We offer round and teardrop shapes. Round implants provide equal volume throughout the breast and help to improve cleavage. Teardrop implants are anatomically correct. They are thicker at the base of the breast and thinner toward the top.

Implant Size

Implants also come in different sizes to help each woman find her perfect breast volume. Whether you are looking for small breast implants for minimum enhancement or a more voluptuous result, Dr. Yoo can help you choose implants that flatter your overall body proportions.

Implant Profile

Breast Implant Candidates

You can choose how much your implants project from your chest, creating your breast profile. We offer implants in four profiles: low, moderate, moderate plus, and high. A low profile will only slightly project from the chest, whereas a high profile implant will have the opposite effect. Women often choose the moderate option as it provides the most natural improvement.

Implant Texture

You will have the choice of smooth or textured implants. Textured implants provide a more natural feel, as they approximate the texture of fat. They are great for teardrop implants as they do not move around, and will hold a natural shape. Smooth implants work well for patients with a low amount of natural breast tissue, as textured implants can sometimes cause visual rippling in the breast. Smooth is great for round implants as they can move around and the shape will not be lost. 

Benefits of Breast Implants

  • Restored breast shape: Factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, or aging can lead to volume loss in the breasts. Breast implants help restore a fuller and more youthful breast shape, rejuvenating the overall appearance.
  • Improved symmetry: Breast implants can address breast asymmetry, ensuring a more balanced and symmetrical appearance. This correction can greatly enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the breasts.
  • Enhanced self-confidence: Breast implants have the power to transform a person’s self-esteem and confidence. By achieving a fuller and more proportionate bustline, individuals can feel more comfortable and satisfied with their overall appearance.
  • Improved body proportion: Breast implants can bring balance and harmony to the body’s proportions, creating a visually pleasing silhouette. This improved body proportion can have a significant impact on one’s overall aesthetic appeal.
  • Positive psychological impact: The transformative effects of breast implants extend beyond physical changes. They can have a significant positive psychological impact, boosting self-image, self-worth, and overall quality of life. The newfound confidence and satisfaction can positively influence various areas of a person’s life.

Who is a Candidate for Breast Implants?

Breast Implant Preparation

Implants are often sought out by women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts. Because breasts take quite a toll from pregnancy and breastfeeding, mothers are primary candidates for implants.

If you’ve experienced significant fluctuations in weight, breast implants might be right for you, as this can also cause the chest to appear deflated and saggy. (2) However, you can get breast implants regardless of how your breasts appear now. If you want bigger and more beautiful breasts, you have every right. We want you to look and feel your best! 

To be a good candidate for breast implants, you should be in relatively good health. Your body needs to be able to heal and recover properly from surgery so that you can enjoy the results of your breast implant procedure. You should also have realistic expectations about what breast implants can do for you. Enhancing your breasts can be great for your appearance, but they are not the only factor. A healthy diet and exercise will always be the key to looking and feeling great.

Personal Consultation

At your personal consultation, you will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Yoo and learn everything you’d like to know about breast implants. He will let you know what will be required of you to ensure a positive, healthy procedure. He will ask about your medical history and assess your current health to determine if breast augmentation with implants is a safe choice for you. Should you be interested in more subtle results, Dr. Yoo offers breast fat transfer as an alternative to implants.

Together, you and Dr. Yoo will create a personalized treatment plan geared toward your unique beauty goals. To schedule your personal consultation, call (949) 861-3340 (Newport Beach), (424) 209-9925 (Beverly Hills) or fill out this form.


In preparation for your breast augmentation procedure, you should arrange for a ride to and from our facility. If you can, having a trusted friend or family member hanging around your home for the first few days while you recover will be a great help. Make sure that you fill all of your necessary prescriptions and take about a week off from work.

The night before your surgery you will need to fast. Get a good night’s rest and dress in loose and comfy clothes that are easy to take on and off. We encourage our patients to arrive a few minutes early to their appointment so they can have a stress-free morning.

Breast Implants Procedure

On the day of your procedure, we will administer anesthesia to you to ensure that you have a comfortable and safe procedure. After it has taken effect and you are resting, the surgery will begin. Dr. Yoo will make discreet incisions along the natural contours of your breasts. Common incision locations include:


This incision is made along the lower half of the areola along the border. Surgeons often use periareolar incisions when a patient also wants to reduce the size of their areola. Much like the breasts, aging and breast-feeding can stretch out the areolas. This incision will allow Dr. Yoo to restore the natural appearance of your breasts and nipples.

Inframammary Crease

An incision along the inframammary crease, the crease beneath the breast, allows implants to be placed efficiently. This incision is hidden by the natural placement of the breast. After the incision is made, Dr. Yoo will create a pocket for the implant to be placed in. The implant will either be placed above or below the pectoral muscle.

Women frequently have their implants placed below the pectoral muscle as it allows for more projection of the natural breast tissue. The implant can be placed above the muscle when there is enough breast tissue to sufficiently cover the implant.

After the implant has been placed and secured, the incision will be closed and wrapped in a protective bandage. The procedure often takes about two hours. It is performed on an outpatient basis and general anesthesia is the popular choice of anesthesia.


Most patients are able to return to work within a week. During your week of downtime, you will need to sleep on your back and avoid lifting your arms above your head. Any surgical dressings and garments that we give you will be removed shortly after surgery. If you experience any discomfort, it can be controlled with pain medication. Resting and taking brief walks will help your healing process go smoothly.

We will ask you to come in for a follow-up appointment. This will allow Dr. Yoo to monitor your recovery and ensure that your incision sites are healing and the implants are doing well. This appointment is a great time for you to ask new questions and learn what to expect for the rest of your recovery.


Implants can provide an impressive result that is visible immediately after surgery. You will notice a substantial difference in the size and shape of your breasts after your procedure. After some weeks, as the swelling goes down, you will be able to see the final results of your breast augmentation with implants. Your newly sculpted breasts will last you years. You can help maintain your results with an active life and a healthy diet.

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 

Dr. Yoo offers procedures that can correspond with and complement your breast implants.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is ideal for moms and older women whose chests have lost perkiness. It involves removing skin and tissue to resize, reshape, and reposition the breasts. If you are interested in lifting your breasts and enhancing your implant results, talk to Dr. Yoo about the breast lift procedure. The two procedures can also be combined- this procedure is known as the breast lift with implants.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Fat transfer breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that can enhance the size and shape of the breasts without the need for breast implants. It involves a surgeon using liposuction to remove excess fat cells from one part of the body and inserting it into the breast to increase their volume. This can improve the size and shape of the breasts while maintaining a completely natural look and feel. Fat is a natural component of breast volume, so the signs of cosmetic surgery are essentially invisible. This procedure is a great alternative to breast implants for patients who prefer natural results over a substantial increase in size.

To find out more about the treatments that Dr. Yoo offers, visit our blog.

How Much Do Breast Implants Cost in Newport Beach? 

The cost of a breast augmentation procedure will depend on a variety of factors including anesthesia, liposuction locations, and desired breast augmentation. It will also depend on whether or not the patient decides to undergo additional procedures to achieve a look they love. 

Please contact our Newport Beach or Beverly Hills offices today to schedule a consultation. Once Dr. Yoo has drawn up a customized surgical plan for the patient, he will also be able to provide them with an accurate price estimate.

Newport Beach: (949) 861-3340

Beverly Hills: (424) 209-9925


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