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If you are unhappy with your breast size or shape and are considering Dr. Leslie Stevens' breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, it is important to have all your questions answered accurately. Our guide to Breast Augmentation for Beverly Hills provides an insider’s view of the surgery, what to expect, and how to select a surgeon for the procedure.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure to create larger breasts, add projection, fullness, or resolve breast asymmetries. It is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the USA, offered as a service by many medical professionals. You want to “know before you go” when planning breast augmentation in Los Angeles– you need excellent results, not problems.

Breast Augmentation Before and Afters

If you feel that your breasts are a problem you want to resolve, you are probably a candidate for Dr. Leslie Stevens' Beverly Hills breast augmentation.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Are you one of the countless women who has spent her life feeling unhappy with your breasts? If this is you, it is worth undergoing breast augmentation. It is a very safe procedure for most women. As it is a surgical procedure, you must be in good general health and a non-smoker, free from medical conditions that could affect your safety in the operating room.

Breast Augmentation Candidates

Small Breasts

Breast augmentation adds volume for a more attractive figure

Uneven Breasts

Resolve asymmetric breasts with breast augmentation

Sagging Breasts

Sagging and drooping can be resolved with a breast augmentation with lift

Odd Breast Shape

Breasts that developed in an unusual shape can be corrected with this procedure

Deflated Breasts

Saggy, deflated breasts can be plump, rounded, and youthful with the surgery

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What is the Cost of Breast Augmentation?

The cost of breast augmentation in the United States by a board certified plastic surgeon averages about $6,750. However, breast surgery is a customized procedure and the cost will vary. While concern about price is important, it is far more important to focus upon finding a plastic surgeon who has an excellent reputation for breast augmentation procedures, as you will be living with the results for many years. As a well-known plastic surgeon, Dr. Stevens performs some of what could be considered the best breast augmentation Beverly Hills has to offer.

Breast ImplantOptions

Modern breast implants are available in a wide array of shapes and sizes. You can choose silicone, saline, or the latest generation of breast implants, gummy bear.

Implant Types


The gold standard for breast implants, modern silicone implants are superior to those manufactured in the past. FDA-approved as safe, and available in many sizes and shapes. Silicone implants have a very natural look and feel.


Saline implants are filled after being inserted, which allows for minor customization in size. While they are slightly less natural in feel, some advanced saline implants are now available that better control the motion of the saline solution within the silicone shell.

Gummy Bear

A new development in aesthetics, gummy bear implants are officially called “highly-cohesive silicone gel implants.” The gel within the silicone shell is thicker, with the shell in a round or teardrop shape to more accurately mimic the shape of natural breast tissue.

Things to Consider


Breast implants are available in many sizes. Measured in cc’s rather than cup size, they range in sizes from 100 to 800 ccs. If you want a C cup, the size of the implant must be carefully selected based upon the amount of your existing breast tissue, breast width and ribcage shape.


Breast augmentation surgery is a custom procedure, and the types of incisions will vary based upon the degree of size enhancement desired. Larger implants require a slightly larger incision, typically placed in the breast crease. Many implants can be placed through an incision around the areola, the dark circular tissue around the nipple to avoid visible scarring.

Incision Location

Your plastic surgeon will ensure you are informed regarding incision location. The options include “inframammary,” in the breast crease, “periareolar,” around the areola, “transaxillary,” or in the armpit crease.


Most breast implants are round in shape. More recently, implants in a teardrop shape (gummy bear) have developed to create a more natural look, with less volume on the upper breast than is created with round implants.

Implant Location

There are three basic surgical approaches for placing breast implants. For women with sufficient existing breast tissue, the implant may be placed beneath the natural structure (subglandular). For women with limited breast tissue, the implants may be placed beneath the chest muscle (submuscular). In some cases, your plastic surgeon may choose to combine these two (dual plane).


Thank you again for everything! I am over the moon with the results from my surgery. You are a genius! My breasts look and feel amazing and the size is perfect.

- L.T.

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Recovery Time

The recovery from Dr. Leslie Stevens' breast augmentation in Beverly Hills moves through several phases. In the first phase, the breasts are swollen and sometimes bruised. As the days pass, the implants “settle” into place, swelling and bruising fades, and your new breasts begin to take on their final shape and appearance.

Immediately After

After your approximately one hour surgery, performed under general anesthesia, you will awaken in a recovery area, monitored by a nurse. Once fully awake, you will be given the okay to return home, under the care of another.

Day of

The day of surgery will be a day of rest – your body has been through an ordeal. You will be wearing a compression garment or bandaging over your new breasts to keep them stable. You will need to sleep on your back, with extra pillows or a wedge, or rest in a reclining chair.

One Week

The breasts and nipple areas may feel numb in the early stages of healing. The swelling and bruising are beginning to diminish after one week, but not completely. You will have had a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to ensure healing is proceeding as it should. Many patients return to work after one week or sooner, while some require a few more days.

Two Weeks

Your breasts are beginning to settle and take shape, with swelling and bruising greatly reduced. Your breasts may still feel sensitive and sore, and you will be required to avoid vigorous motions, lifting, or activities that will raise your blood pressure. The implants begin to “drop” and are now in a slightly lower position on the chest.

One Month

Your breasts are beginning to settle and take shape, with swelling and bruising greatly reduced. Your breasts may still feel sensitive and sore, and you will be required to avoid vigorous motions, lifting, or activities that will raise your blood pressure. The implants begin to “drop” and are now in a slightly lower position on the chest.

Three Months

Your implants have now dropped into their final position and feel soft and bouncy like a natural breast. You are now able to resume all activities, including vigorous upper body workouts and engaging in sports, with no restrictions.

Six Months

Pigmentation at incision locations is fading, with scars becoming far less visible. Your scars will continue to fade to an almost invisible, thin white line.

One Year

Your breasts will now feel as if they are a natural part of your body. Most patients notice a significant increase in confidence and self-esteem, personally, professionally, and socially.

3D Animation of before and after breast augmentation

The first image on the left is pre-op, the second image is the simulated augmentation and the 3rd image is post-op. Image generated using the Vectra Imaging System. To see more information about this case result click here.

Breast Augmentation

If you feel that your breasts are a problem you want to resolve, you are probably a candidate for our breast augmentation in Beverly Hills.

What Are the Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery?

The risks associated with breast augmentation include infection, anesthesia reactions, excessive bleeding, hematoma (excess blood collecting within tissue). These complications are rare, but it is vital that your surgery is performed by a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon to reduce the possibility of complications.

How to Choose the Right Breast Surgeon

To choose the right breast surgeon requires some research on your part. You want to ensure he or she is a board certified plastic surgeon – not some other type of certification. Surgeons who have this credential have undergone very extensive training, testing, and are required to follow a code of medical ethics.


To achieve board certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon involves several additional years of education and experience, and rigorous testing,. Review the educational background of a surgeon you are considering and ensure he or she is board-certified as a plastic surgeon.


Experience is a critical point in a successful breast augmentation surgery. Choose a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles who has performed many, many breast augmentations successfully and is recognized for excellence in this particular procedure.


It is critical that you review a plastic surgeon’s results before committing. This includes viewing images of other patients who have undergone the procedure. These images will reveal the quality of work and give you a more thorough concept of what to expect. These images reveal what to expect in real-world terms rather than glossy, retouched photos of models.


Board certification as a plastic surgeon is extremely important. While even an MD can present themselves as a “cosmetic surgeon,” only board certification as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon from the American Board of Plastic Surgery requires extensive education, hands-on experience in a hospital setting and adherence to a code of medical ethics, setting the highest standards.

Why Choose Dr. Leslie Stevens?

Dr. Leslie Stevens is a highly-respected, board-certified plastic surgeon, practicing in Beverly Hills. He gained national attention and acclaim when Sharon Osborne revealed he was her plastic surgeon. He has an outstanding reputation in his field. His warm personality and kind demeanor make the process a very positive experience, on top of the fact that he is known for his artistry and meticulous surgical techniques. Dr. Stevens is consistently achieving natural-looking, beautiful, and arguably the best breast augmentation Beverly Hills has to offer.

What to Expect

Preparing for Surgery

You want your body to heal rapidly after surgery. Ensure you are eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, and getting adequate sleep in the weeks prior to surgery. Avoid alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs. Get your home ready for your recovery, and fill all prescriptions required for post-op.


General anesthesia is used to perform breast augmentation at our Los Angeles practice. As you will be under anesthesia, you will not recall the operation or experience any pain during the surgery.


After you have been put “under,” your plastic surgeon will get to work on the breast augmentation. The incisions will be made, a surgical pocket created into which the implant will be placed, either under the breast tissue, beneath the muscles, or a combination. The incisions will then be sutured and a surgical compression garment placed to hold your new breasts in place.


You will remain at the surgical center (or hospital) for the initial stage of recovery, for about one hour, after which you can return home under the care of a friend or family member. You need help for at least the first 24 to 48 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When Can I Wear a Bra?

It isn’t time to go shopping for new bras yet – you will have to wait about four weeks before you can wear a standard bra. Underwires can impact the incisions, which are often in the breast crease.

Q: Can I Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

Some types of breast augmentation surgeries will not affect the milk-producing glands. Ensure you inform your plastic surgeon if you plan to breastfeed children in the future.

Q: When Can I Have Sex After Breast Augmentation?

You will have to resist engaging in sex for several weeks, and then in a very gentle fashion. You want to ensure your new breasts are not affected by vigorous motions or actions of any type during healing.

Q: Does Breast Augmentation Affect Mammograms?

Women with breast implants often require a slightly different testing procedure in breast cancer screenings. Simply inform your radiologist so you have the correct test.

Q: Why Are Implants Placed Under the Muscle?

In some cases, submuscular placement will produce a more natural result. For women who have very small natural breasts, there may not be enough coverage to create larger breasts that do not reveal the edge of the implant.

Q: Can I Enlarge My Breasts Without Surgery?

No matter what promises are made by a product manufacturer, most of these products do almost nothing. Increasing breast size can only be achieved with breast augmentation surgery or natural fat transfer for a subtle increase.

Other BreastAugmentation Options

Model with large breasts

Other Options

Breast Augmentation With Lift

Many women have a dual procedure, breast augmentation and breast lift. This is the appropriate way to create very youthful-looking breasts on women with skin laxity, so the breasts sit higher on the chest.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

A more recent development in aesthetics, natural fat transfer can very subtly increase breast size by transferring natural fat into the upper “pole,” or upper section of the breast that tends to flatten due to breast weight.

Breast Revision Surgery

In some cases, a primary breast augmentation has led to an unhappy result, requiring revision surgery. The problems could include hardening (capsular contracture), rippling, uneven placement, or when your breasts appear to be a single feature, called symmastia. Others may need to replace implants due to the age of implants, or due to a desire for a larger or smaller size.

Breast Reduction Surgery

If you have “too much of a good thing,” with overlarge breasts, you can get relief through breast reduction surgery. This is a custom procedure to lift, reshape, and reduce breast size. Nipple size and location may be altered so they are facing forward and higher on the breast mound.,

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