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Breast Implants

OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare -  - Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon

OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeons, Plastic, Microvascular, & Hand Surgeons, and Surgical Oncology located in San Diego, CA, Temecula, CA, & Encinitas, CA

Breast augmentation remains one of the top cosmetic surgical procedures in America, with over 300,000 performed last year alone. Better looking breasts can improve your self-confidence and quality of life. At OasisMD, in Encinitas, San Diego, and Temecula, California, James J. Chao, MD, and the team offer expert breast implants with an artistic touch that maintains a natural look. If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your breasts, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your consultation for breast implants.

Breast Implants Q & A

What are the steps of a breast implant procedure?

Before starting your breast implant surgery, plastic surgeon, Dr. Chao, provides you with general anesthesia to relax you during the procedure. 

The surgery includes the following steps:


Dr. Chao makes a small surgical cut along the edge of your areola, in the fold under your breast, or in your armpit. The location of the incision depends on the type of implant you get and the size of the implant.

Insertion and placement

Dr. Chao inserts the breast implant through the incision he’s just made and adjusts its placement so it looks natural.

Closing the incision

Dr. Chao closes the incision using sutures layered into your breast tissue, as well as sutures or skin adhesive to close the surface of your skin.

Breast implant surgeries generally take around two hours and patients can go home after a short recovery time at the clinic.

What types of breast implants do you offer?

OasisMD offers patients different types of breast plants:

Saline implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and can be filled to a desired volume after your surgeon inserts them in your breasts.

Silicone implants

Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, a nonreactive substance that doesn’t cause allergies or adverse reactions. Silicone is thicker than saline and provides your breasts with a more natural look and feel.

Since silicone implants last for an average of 10-20 years, OasisMD also performs replacement breast implant procedures.

Can silicone implants cause breast implant illness?

There are claims that suggest a link between breast implants and systemic or autoimmune diseases, however this is only a debate and there’s no evidence to suggest this link actually exists. 

Breast implants have been in use for decades and scientific research shows no causal relationship between implants and these illnesses.

Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) can develop in patients with breast implants, but these cases are rare and highly treatable. However, the majority of patients with breast implants experience no adverse issues following their augmentation.

To learn more about breast implant surgery at OasisMD, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book your consultation today.