Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Breast Augmentation

With cosmetic technology advancing at such a rapid rate, it’s no wonder women from all over the world are eager to undergo breast augmentation surgery. Despite the advance in technology, a beautiful, natural result still depends on the artistry, talent and surgical competence of your cosmetic surgeon. While some surgeons churn out breast augmentations at startling rates, Santa Monica plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian takes his time to provide a detailed, highly individualized approach to breast augmentation. With his professional, caring demeanor and unrelenting technical ability, you would be hard pressed to find better breast augmentation in Santa Monica.

Reasons for Breast Augmentation

It’s interesting to note that small breast size is not the only reason for breast augmentation. While it is certainly the most popular reason, there are many other conditions that would prompt women to want implants. Whatever the reason, Dr. Karamanoukian first learns about your cosmetic goals before making a recommendation. With this cooperative approach, he always ensures he is working with his patients toward the same purpose.

Reasons for breast augmentation include:


As the most popular reason for breast augmentation, most women undergo the procedure to increase the size and fullness of their breasts.


Following pregnancy, many mothers undergo a so-called Mommy Makeover, which targets their tummy, breasts and any other area affected by pregnancy.

Breast Cancer

After a mastectomy or lumpectomy to eradicate breast cancer, a breast augmentation can help women restore their rightful feminine appearance.


Occasionally a woman will have asymmetrical breasts, usually due to genetics. Breast augmentation is an effective solution.

Weight Loss

Following weight loss, many women find their breasts now lack the fullness they once had, prompting them to seek breast augmentation surgery.

Tuberous Breasts

Tuberous, or underdeveloped breasts, are a very good reason to seek breast augmentation, restoring your appearance and confidence.

Incision options

In breast augmentation, the incision used is based on the implant size, as well as your anatomy and personal preference. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Karamanoukian will review the incision options and make his personal recommendation. When choosing the incision, his main purpose is to produce as little scarring as possible while still achieving a natural, beautiful looking breast. He will use one of the following incision options for best results:


The most common augment-ation incision, the periareolar incision is located around the bottom half of the areola.


The inframammary incision is located underneath the breast in what’s known as the infra-mammary fold.


The transaxillary incision is located in the underarm, creating a scar that is far removed from the breast tissue.

Types of Implants:

There are two primary types of implants, each one interacting with the body slightly differently:

Saline Implants

These are made of silicone shells and are filled with sterile salt water.

Silicone Implants

These implants have a silicone shell and are filled with a soft silicone gel.

The type of implant you get during your breast augmentation could determine whether revision surgery is needed in the future. Each type of implant will have different levels of biocompatibility with each patient’s body. During your initial consultation, this is something to thoroughly review with Dr. Karamanoukian before undergoing the procedure.

Expert Los Angeles Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering breast augmentation, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified in both cosmetic surgery and vein surgery. This means that when it comes to enhancing your breast size or shape, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your breast augmentation, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon. He delivers among the highest quality breast augmentation around.

Overall, the purpose of the consultation is to combine your cosmetic goals with his professional opinion to create a custom tailored treatment plan. Throughout this process, Dr. Karamanoukian takes all the time necessary to make sure you are fully educated and at ease. By taking care of the patient, not just the procedure, Dr. Karamanoukian routinely delivers among the best plastic surgery in the area. Call now to find out more about receiving a breast augmentation at his premier facility in Santa Monica.