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What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman's breasts. It typically involves the insertion of breast implants, either silicone or saline, beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles.

The procedure is popular for increasing breast size, correcting asymmetry, and restoring breast volume that may have been lost due to weight changes, pregnancy, or aging. This surgery, often combined with a breast lift or as part of a mommy makeover, caters to individual aesthetic preferences. 

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Breast Augmentation with Dr. Kahng

What types of breast implants are available? Feat. Dr. David Kahng

Types of Breast Augmentation Implants

Dr. Kahng has many options for breast augmentations in Los Angeles, Orange County, & San Gabriel Valley

Saline Filled

Saline breast implants can be placed inside the body before they are filled with sterilized salt water, giving them a unique advantage. They can be inserted using the smallest incisions possible, leading to minimized scarring. Another benefit of using saline implants is that each implant can be filled to a custom capacity, which can help to offset asymmetry. If they rupture, the body absorbs the harmless saline inside the implants. Saline implants are sometimes also chosen because they are more cost-effective than silicone.

Silicone Gel Filled

Approved and updated for safety by the FDA in 2006, silicone implants are pre-filled with a soft gel that resembles human breast tissue. They are known for being highly authentic in terms of their look and feel. The drawback of silicone is that while the implants may maintain their overall shape, a woman may not know right away that an implant has ruptured. MRIs are recommended every three years to make sure there hasn’t been a “silent rupture”.

Structured Saline-Filled

Filled with sterile saltwater, these implants contain structure inside that allows them to hold their shape better than traditional saline-filled implants. In this respect, they are similar to silicone gel-filled implants. Structured saline implants were approved by the FDA in 2015.

Gummy Bear

Cohesive silicone gel-filled implants are also known as form stable implants and gummy bear implants. They are filled with a thicker, firmer, cohesive gel made of cross-linked molecules of silicone, and they hold their shape better than other implant types. Gummy bear implants were FDA approved in 2012.

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Breast Augmentation Procedure

Several variables will need to be determined before your breast augmentation in Los Angeles, Orange County & San Gabriel Valley, such as the shape and size of your implants (silicone or saline), the incision placement (inframammary, periareolar, transaxillary, or transumbilical), and the implant position (submuscular or subglandular).

An in-depth physical evaluation will be performed, so Dr. Kahng can make his best recommendations and create a personalized surgical plan to meet your needs. Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 1-3 hours.

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Steps In The Process

  • Anesthesia: Our Experienced, Highly Trained, And Credentialed Anesthesiologist Will Prepare You For Surgery.
  • Incisions: Dr. Kahng Will Create Incisions In Your Chosen Area, Taking Care To Minimize Postoperative Scarring.
  • Implant Position: Dr. Kahng Will Position Your Implants Over Or Under The Pec Muscles, Choosing The Best Option For Your Body Type.
  • Safety: Dr. Kahng Uses A Meticulous Technique That Minimizes Complications And Infections.
  • Close Incisions: Dr. Kahng Will Close Your Incisions With Fine Sutures. Scars Will Gradually Fade Over Time, And You Can Use Medical Grade Skincare Products To Improve Your Outcome.
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Implant Placement


Implants placed subglandularly will sit below the breast tissue but above the pec muscles. It is important that women choosing this placement have sufficient breast tissue to cover the implants. There is a shorter surgery time and recovery period with subglandular implant placement, and larger cup sizes can be well accommodated. The doctor will perform a physical evaluation prior to surgery to determine if this is the best approach in your individual case.


With submuscular placement, the implants rest below both the breast tissue and the pec muscles. For women with little breast tissue to provide coverage, this placement can lead to a more natural and authentic looking outcome. Submuscular placement may also help to prevent implant complications and imperfections later such as double bubble, capsular contracture, or rippling, but it does necessitate a slightly longer recovery period. Dr. Kahng will help determine the best placement for your implants during your private consultation.

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What Can I Expect After My Treatment?

You will need to enlist the help of a friend or family member to drive you home after your breast augmentation procedure, and assist you with day-to-day chores and childcare during your first week or two of recuperation. The better you prepare for your recovery, the less stressful it will be.

Dr. Kahng will send you home with ample pain medications and a detailed aftercare regimen to follow, with instructions for bathing, sleeping, exercising, returning to work, and caring for your incisions. Often small drains are placed to help escort excess blood and fluids out of the body, and you may be asked to wear a compression garment to help minimize swelling and preserve your new breast shape.

Breast Augmentation Patient Testimonials

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“Had my breast augmentation with Dr. Kahng and I absolutely love my results.”

by G. L.

Had my breast augmentation with Dr. Kahng and I absolutely love my results. He gave me back a part of my body I that made me feel beautiful and confident again. This experience was life-changing. Everyone was friendly, and they answered all of my questions.

G. L.
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“I'm so Happy with my results. I would drive 4 hrs again.”

by M.S.

I had breast augmentation and brachioplasty, I looked around and found Dr Khang. I was nervous about going to Los Angeles for surgery, but I'm so Happy with my results. I would drive 4 hrs again. Office is super clean and professional. Staff is super friendly but Maritsa was my comfort their, she is so sweet. Thanks again Dr Khanhg for my amazing results.

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“I am very happy with the results. My breasts look fantastic.”

by K.R.

I had a breast augmentation about 9months ago. I am very happy with the results. My breasts look fantastic. I would definitely recommend Dr.Kahng to my friends and family. Thank you again Dr.Kahng and staff!

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Real Patients, Real Results

Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser CenterWhy Choose Us?

Dr. Kahng is a trusted aesthetic surgeon who combines skill and precision with consummate artistry to deliver an outstanding patient experience from start to finish. Dr. Kahng received his doctorate from The Chicago Medical School and completed a demanding 5-year residency in general surgery and a prestigious 2-year fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Accredited by the AAAASF, the Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is a cutting-edge facility offering the latest advanced technology and equipment. From our professional, caring staff to our state-of-the-art surgical and recovery suites, a visit to our office is stress-free and rewarding, providing a sanctuary for well-being and self-improvement during your breast augmentation in Los Angeles, Orange County & San Gabriel Valley.

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