Get the Fuller Breasts You Always Wanted

Many women are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts. In a landmark survey of 18,541 people, a whopping 47.5 percent of women said they wished they had larger breasts. It is no wonder that breast augmentation earns first place as the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the world. Research shows more than 1.6 million breast augmentations took place in 2020 alone.

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Breast Augmentation at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery

If you feel your breasts are too small or empty, a breast augmentation with fat grafting or implants may be the solution. Breast augmentation, or a “boob job” in layman’s terms, enhances the shape, size, and projection of breasts to make them more proportional with the rest of the body.

Board-certified Danville plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Steven Williams is highly sought-after for his cosmetic breastwork. He brings more than a decade of expertise to Tri Valley Plastic Surgery and has performed thousands of breast augmentation procedures over the years. Along with breast enhancement specialist, he can help you decide if breast implants or fat grafting surgery is in your best interest.

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What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation refers to surgically enhancing the breasts.

This can be accomplished with breast implants, a medical-grade prosthesis placed in the breast pocket, or autologous fat transfer using the patient’s natural body fat.

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What are my options for Breast Augmentation at Tri Valley?

The beauty of breast augmentation at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery is that our surgeons customize the procedure to your exact preferences.

You have many options when it comes to breast augmentation in Danville. During your consultation, Danville Breast Augmentation provider Dr. Williams will tell you about the various procedures that are available to give you the voluptuous curves you have always wanted.

Breast Fat Transfer

Our Danville fat transfer breast augmentation is suitable for a small number of women hoping to increase their bra size by one or two cups. The results are modest compared to what our surgeons can accomplish with breast implants. However, breasts augmented with natural fat tend to look and feel most natural. Patients must have enough excess fat to be considered. The process starts with harvesting fat from areas such as the abdomen or hips, then purifying the fat and injecting it into the breasts.

Breast Implants

Tri Valley Plastic Surgery offers a diverse range of implant sizes and styles. Dr. Williams will help you navigate the process so you feel confident in your selections. To help you make sense of your options, they will show you a preview of your expected results using 3-D imaging software. During your consultation, you can virtually “try on” different implant sizes and styles before making a commitment.

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Choosing an implant size

While most women are familiar with their bra cup size, implants are measured in volume, or cc’s.

The smallest breast implants range from 160 to 200 cc’s. The largest are between 400 to 800 cc’s. Most women choose moderately sized implants in the 300 to 350 cc range.

The best implant size for you depends on how much existing breast tissue you already have and the amount of fullness you desire. A modest 225 cc implant can make a significant change to a very small-breasted woman’s appearance, while the same implant wouldn’t have much of an impact on a patient that already has large breasts to begin with.

Lifestyle factors should also be taken into consideration when choosing an implant size. Generally speaking, breast implants should not interfere with your daily activities. However, if you are an athlete or love to hit the scenic jogging trails in and around Danville, an overly large breast implant probably isn’t right for you.

Silicone vs Saline vs Teardrop Implants

Saline breast implants were once the only choice for women seeking breast augmentation. Today, we are pleased to offer saline, round silicone, and teardrop implants. Here is a quick overview of the pros and cons of each:

Saline Breast Implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater. While less costly than saline implants, there are some drawbacks. Firstly, the leak rapidly if an implant rupture occurs, which could mean unexpected surgery to replace the implants on short notice. They also may not feel as natural as other types of breast implants.

Silicone Breast Implants

Round silicone implants contain silicone gel, which is soft and flexible. The texture resembles the weight and feel of natural breast tissue, so many patients prefer them over the saline variety. They do cost slightly more, but the price difference is negligible.

Teardrop Breast Implants

Also known as anatomic or “gummy bear” implants, teardrop implants feature a more triangular shape when viewed from the side. These are the most popular breast implant style available today. Great detail went into making sure teardrop implants are the most anatomically correct option. They contain a highly cohesive silicone gel that holds its shape. On the downside, they are the most costly type of implant. They can also feel firmer and less natural in some patients compared to round silicone implants.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

It’s incredible what a little extra oomph can do

Whether you choose to have a Danville breast augmentation with implants or fat grafting, one thing is for certain. The majority of patients are thrilled with their results.

Increasing the size of disproportionately small, deflated, or uneven breasts allows many women to feel more comfortable and attractive. While your looks only make up a fraction of your self-esteem, there is no denying the boost in confidence many women experience after breast augmentation. Let’s look at the numbers. According to reviews on sites like RealSelf, breast enhancement has a 97 percent “worth it” rating.

Not only can full, beautifully shaped breasts dial up your confidence, they may also make it easier to shop for clothes and swimwear. Finally, many patients with breast development problems such as micromastia and individuals that had their breast tissue removed due to cancer feel exponentially happier with their appearance after receiving breast implants.

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Is Breast Augmentation in Danville right for you?

Most women that are considering breast augmentation surgery in Danville are candidates for the procedure.

Ideally, you should have good skin elasticity, realistic expectations, and good overall mental and physical health. If you have sagging breasts and volume loss, there is good news for our patients in Danville breast augmentation can be performed along with a breast lift. The minimum age for saline implants is 18. Silicone implants are approved for patients aged 22 and older. Smokers and pregnant or nursing women are not good candidates.

Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

During your private consultation, Dr. Williams will evaluate the quality of your breast tissues. They will also ask questions about your cosmetic goals and medical history to determine if you are a candidate. They will be honest with you about whether cosmetic surgery is in your best interest. They will also speak with you about possible risks and complications associated with the procedure. You’ll also have a chance to preview your results with Crisalix 3-D imaging.

If you decide to move forward with your breast augmentation Danville plastic surgeons will provide clear instructions to prepare you for surgery. Smokers will need to quit several weeks in advance for safety reasons. You also may need to temporarily discontinue certain medications and dietary supplements. If you have any questions leading up to your surgery, the team at Tri Valley is just a phone call away to assist you.

What to Expect

Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation Procedure

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Hospital Stay
Permanence of Results

To enhance breast size, shape, fullness, and projection
General Anesthesia
Long-lasting; Implants last ten years on average; Aging, weight changes, and pregnancy can affect the breasts over time.

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Fat Grafting Procedure

While you are under general anesthesia, your surgeon will inject tumescent fluid and harvest fat cells from areas such as the abdomen or flanks using liposuction. Next, they spin the fat in a centrifuge to remove impurities. Finally, they inject the fat in thin strands directly into the breasts. The grafted fat gives the breasts a fuller, more curvaceous shape and size.

Breast Implant Procedure

Breast implant surgery takes two to three hours. You will be placed under general anesthesia so you will not have any sensation or memory during the operation. Breast implant techniques vary. In order of most to least popular, the incision options include:

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The inframammary technique has an incision hidden in the breast crease.


The periareolar incision follows the curve of the areola or pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple.


Breast implants can be placed through the armpit with the transaxillary incision.

Trans-Umbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA)

The least common incision method involves inserting the implants through the navel.

Recovery and Results

Your breasts will be tender, swollen, and bruised initially. Your surgeon will prescribe medication for pain relief. Most patients are released from our surgical center on the same day. Someone must be available to drive you home.

You may need to wear a compression bra for a few weeks to minimize swelling and bruising. Most patients are cleared to return to work within a few days to a week. Driving can resume no sooner than 24 to 48 hours later. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks, although walking is encouraged from day one. After the incision heals, your surgeon may recommend scar gel, silicone sheets, or massage to help the scar fade nicely. Scar maturation takes 12 months on average.

It can take six months to a year for the breast implants to settle into their final position. At first, they may ride high on your chest and feel extremely firm. With each month that passes, the swelling should go down, allowing the implants to “drop and fluff” into the breast pocket. As this happens, your breasts will take on a more natural look and feel.

For patients that underwent fat grafting, the result seen after waking up from the operation is not the final outcome. Only some of the fat graft is expected to survive. It takes approximately six to 12 months for the breasts to settle into their final shape and size. At that point, the results are considered permanent so long as you maintain a stable weight.

Why Choose Tri Valley Plastic Surgery for Your Danville Breast Augmentation?

Your body is a work of art

At Tri Valley Plastic Surgery, we realize you have many options when it comes to choosing a breast augmentation surgeon in Danville. This decision should not be taken lightly. Some patients meet with several surgeons before deciding to move forward with the procedure. For the most natural-looking result, it is vital to find a breast specialist that is trustworthy, compassionate, and highly experienced.

The Danville breast augmentation surgeons at Tri Valley bring decades of combined experience in breast surgery. In addition to concierge-level patient care and knowledge of the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Steven Williams is known for his artistic sensibilities. He can assist you in selecting a breast augmentation procedure that will flatter your physique and inspire you to feel more confident.

Top Reasons to Consider Tri Valley for Your Danville Breast Augmentation

  • We perform more breast augmentations than any other surgery
  • All surgery takes place in a private AAASF-accredited operating facility
  • Our concierge-style patient care ensures you receive support and guidance at every step
  • Our award-winning surgeons have been recognized for excellence in both patient satisfaction and surgical skills
  • We offer luxurious recovery suites to make your experience waking up from surgery as comfortable, safe, and private as possible
  • Dr. Williams is board-certified, Ivy-league trained, and serves on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as President-Elect
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Schedule your Danville Breast Augmentation consultation at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery today

If you are considering breast augmentation, you owe it to yourself to receive care from award-winning surgeons recognized for excellence in cosmetic medicine. Discover what breast enhancement can do to accentuate your natural beauty by calling Tri Valley Plastic Surgery at (925) 701-9302 today.


Can I combine a breast lift and breast augmentation?

Are under or over-the-muscle implants better?

Will I need to have someone drive me home following the procedure?

Will I have to modify how I sleep after Breast Augmentation?

What is a good age to get Breast Augmentation?

How long do breast implants last before they need replacing?

How often will I need a mammogram after breast implant surgery?

Can I combine a breast lift and breast augmentation?

Breast implants or fat transfer pairs well with mastopexy (breast lift surgery) for patients with insufficient volume and sagging breasts caused by aging, weight changes, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

Are under or over-the-muscle implants better?

Under-muscle implants require more dissection, however, the results may appear more natural. The pectoral muscle helps to conceal the edges of the implant to reduce palpability and implant rippling. That said, patients that choose over-the-muscle implants (subglandular) may have a slightly easier recovery. Placing the implants over the muscle is an option for women with enough existing breast tissue and some individuals with deflated breasts after nursing or pregnancy. Thin patients with little natural breast tissue typically have better results with under-muscle breast implants. The dual-plane approach is another option that combines the benefits of submuscular and subglandular placement. Our surgeons will recommend the best surgical technique for your needs.

Will I need to have someone drive me home following the procedure?

Someone will need to drive you home once you are discharged from the surgical facility. Most patients feel comfortable enough to get behind the wheel within a few days to a week after breast augmentation. If you are prescribed pain medication, follow all warning instructions on the label.

Will I have to modify how I sleep after Breast Augmentation?

Sleeping on your back during the first few weeks will be most comfortable.

What is a good age to get Breast Augmentation?

There is no upper age limit so long as you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. The minimum age for saline breast implants is 18 and 22 for silicone implants.

How long do breast implants last before they need replacing?

On average, most patients have their implants removed and replaced within ten years. Your mileage may vary. Implant rupture and changes in aesthetic preferences over time are the most common reasons for implant exchange.

How often will I need a mammogram after breast implant surgery?

Silicone implants leak slowly if a rupture occurs. It is unlikely you will notice changes in breast size despite the implant leaking. Therefore, our surgeons recommend scheduling a mammogram every two years.

We are leaders in breast enhancement, body sculpting, and facial cosmetic surgery, serving the entire San Francisco Bay area. Whether you live in the Bay Area or are coming in from out of town, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have on your path to your new self. Schedule an intro call with us today to take the first step towards realizing the look you’ve always wanted for yourself.

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