Breast augmentation enlarges a woman’s breasts through the surgical placement of breast implants. In general, it is a cosmetic procedure strictly performed to fulfill a woman’s personal desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants may also be used, however, for reconstructive purposes to restore a breast that is lost due to mastectomy, injury or for other reasons. In any case, breast implants allow women the choice of a fuller, natural appearing breast and a more balanced figure. Women with breast cancer say that breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy has helped their recovery by restoring a more natural appearance and a sense of wholeness. Whether it is performed immediately following mastectomy or at a later time, breast reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life. The decision to have implants is a very personal one – each woman must decide for herself if the benefits of implants will achieve her goals and that the risks and potential complications are acceptable. In 2000, the Institute of Medicine published its finding on the safety of silicone gel breast implants. This highly regarded scientific panel concluded that silicone gel implants do not increase the risk of autoimmune diseases such as lupus or cancer, as has been suggested in legal claims filed against silicone implant manufacturers. Instead, the Institute found that localized problems that may occur in the area of the breast implant were the primary concern. Every surgical procedure has potential complications, such as infection, bleeding and scarring. Additionally, there are some potential complications that are specific to breast implants. It is important for women considering breast implant surgery to understand these potential problems and put them in perspective before making the decision to have surgery using silicone gel implants.Request a Consultation
About Marina Plastic Surgery Associates
Serving the Santa Monica, Long Beach, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles areas.
Dedicated to offering the latest technology in skin care and plastic surgery, Marina Plastic Surgery Associates has partnered with world-class plastic surgeons and dermatology experts, along with a medical day spa to provide patients with the best tools and procedures available. Marina Plastic Surgery Associates is conveniently located in Marina del Rey, less than 10 minutes away from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The friendly staff are dedicated to making patients as comfortable as possible while delivering the highest quality in care. Patients can expect to a warm, relaxed, elegant and refined environment where their cosmetic needs are of the utmost importance.
Genuine patient care is the highest mission at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates. They provide the finest personal service and facilities for patients who will always enjoy warm, relaxed, yet refined ambiance. Beverly Hills and Los Angeles cosmetic surgery patients in California can receive a free consultation and get other benefits when requesting an appointment online. After an examination and evaluation, you'll receive personalized surgical recommendations tailored to your cosmetic needs.
The surgeons and experienced staff of nurses work with patients to personally make recommendations and customize treatment. Patient coordinators are available to share their own surgical experiences and help coordinate details such as the surgery, aftercare and accommodations. Each exam room is equipped with the state-of-the-art Touch MD technology.
Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Medical Corporation and The Institute are dedicated to offering the latest advancements in skin care and cosmetic plastic surgery in Los Angeles, California. We have partnered world-class plastic surgeons and dermatology experts, along with a medical day spa, all under one roof, to comfortably provide you with a multitude of approaches to achieve your best self! Whether you are looking for a temporary or permanent improvement, we will listen to your needs and financial considerations and match you with the best tools and procedures available. We are committed to providing you with both the personalized attention you deserve, as well as the highest quality available.
About Dr. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS
Professional Board Certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1989 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1981
Medical Society Memberships: Fellow, American College of Surgeons Fellow, International College of Surgeons Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Grant StevensNamed one of America's Best Physicians in "The Guide To Top Doctors," a peer and colleague nominated recognition, Dr. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS is the Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates.
After graduating from Washington University Medical School, he completed his general surgery training at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. After which, Dr. Stevens returned to Washington University-Barnes Hospital to complete his fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and The International College of Surgeons.
Specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery, Dr. Stevens is an active member at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital and was recently inducted into the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an organization that aims to teach standards of care, to help refine plastic surgery techniques and to evaluate and promote emerging trends and technologies.
A prolific writer and lecturer, Dr. Stevens has authored and been featured in several journal articles. He has lectured at international, national and regional meetings with presentations for many prestigious groups in the plastic surgery industry.
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