Breasts

Santa Barbara Body Sculpting

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & Awake Liposuction Specialist located in Santa Barbara, CA

Surgery to make breasts larger, smaller, firmer, or fuller are some of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed. Dr. Michael Giuffrida of Santa Barbara Body Sculpting in Santa Barbara, California has decades of experience helping women choose the breast surgery best for them and then creating the appearance for their breasts that makes women look their very best. If you're ready to enhance the appearance of your breasts, call or click today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Giuffrida.

Breasts Q & A

Santa Barbara Body Sculpting

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is done to improve the size, appearance, and contour of your breasts. Dr. Giuffrida uses implants that he places under or over the chest muscle. The incision can be made in the armpit, the area around the nipple, or in the fold under your breasts.

Breast augmentations are minimally invasive, which means recovery time is quick. You will choose your implants ahead of the surgery so you can discuss with Dr. Giuffrida the best size and shape for you.

Breast reduction

Breast reduction surgery is often an option for women with large breasts. Large, heavy breasts can cause back and neck pain, and reducing the size of the breasts can bring pain relief and comfort to women who have this procedure done.

To reduce the size of your breasts, Dr. Giuffrida removes excess skin, fat, and breast tissue. Women who’ve had breast reduction surgery say they feel a sense of relief after the operation.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, can transform sagging breasts. Breasts can sag for various reasons, including skin that is not strong enough to support the breasts’ weight. To lift the breasts, Dr. Giuffrida will choose one of several surgical options to remove the excess tissue.

Because an incision is made to remove the skin, there will be a permanent scar. However, Dr. Giuffrida can discuss with you a variety of cosmetic products that can reduce the scar’s appearance.

What is fat transfer breast augmentation?

When Dr. Giuffrida performs a fat transfer breast augmentation, he uses liposuction to remove fat from one part of your body and then inject it into your breasts. He can either do this via traditional liposuction methods, or through the Awake Liposuction procedure.

In fact, Dr. Giuffrida is the only doctor in the Santa Barbara area that offers Awake Liposuction. This means you can remain conscious during the entire procedure, allowing you to communicate with Dr. Giuffrida to ensure you achieve the exact outcome you want for your breasts.

Your fat is often much easier to manipulate than synthetic materials, which allows Dr. Giuffrida more control to give you the best breasts possible. It also tends to look a bit more natural than implants.  

He typically uses this procedure for women who are only looking for a small degree of augmentation

Would you like to change the size, appearance, and contour of your breasts? Call or click online today for a consultation appointment with Dr. Giuffrida.