Alpharetta

3330 Preston Ridge Road Suite 340
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Phone: (404) 822-4402

Roswell

2500 Hospital Blvd. Suite 410
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: (770) 954-8406

Woodstock

145 Towne Lake Pkwy #101
Woodstock, GA 30188

Phone: (678) 737-4612

Breast Augmentation

Women come to Y Plastic Surgery’s Roswell, Woodstock, and Alpharetta locations for breast augmentation with renowned specialist Dr. Asaf Yalif. He understands that each woman has very personal reasons for wanting breast enhancement surgery. Some want to feel more feminine or enjoy a more balanced figure with fuller breasts. Other women have had children and simply want to restore the appearance of their pre-pregnancy breasts. In all cases, Dr. Yalif listens closely to each woman’s goals and helps her choose the breast implants and surgical techniques that best suit her needs.

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Ideal Breast Augmentation Candidates

The desire for fuller, shapelier breasts is something women of all ages may feel. Dr. Yalif believes that ideal breast augmentation candidates are undergoing the procedure for personal fulfillment, not to attract or impress others. They also should have realistic expectations about the results. Breast augmentation can:

  • Give a woman the larger breasts she’s always wanted
  • Restore fullness lost after having children or losing weight
  • Create symmetry for breasts that are different sizes
  • Bring breasts into proportion with the rest of the body
  • Reconstruct breasts following mastectomy or lumpectomy

It’s also important that anyone electing to undergo cosmetic surgery be in good overall health.

Breast Implant Options

Women today have more breast implant options than ever before, which makes breast augmentation even more exciting for patients. Dr. Yalif offers multiple sizes of all breast implant styles and you can choose round or shaped implants, depending on your personal preference. Your consultation with Dr. Yalif sets the foundation for getting results that exceed your expectations. He can help you choose the size, shape, and type of implant filling that best suits your body and aesthetic goals.

Implant Filling

Dr. Yalif offers implants by Mentor, one of the most trusted names in breast implant safety and technology. These implants can be filled with either medical-grade saline solution, cohesive silicone gel, or highly cohesive silicone gel, sometimes called “gummy bears.” Choice of implant filling is one of personal preference. Most patients believe the cohesive gel implants feel and look more like natural breasts and are used in more than 80% of breast augmentation procedures performed in the United States. Silicone implants arrive at our office pre-filled, so Dr. Yalif makes a slightly larger incision than he uses for saline implants, which he fills after they’re inserted.

Size

Most patients discuss their goals in terms of bra sizes—you may want to increase from a B to a D, for example. But implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc) because bra sizes can vary a great deal depending on the brand. By listening to patients describe the types of results they want and performing a thorough physical exam, Dr. Yalif can help recommend implant sizes that can meet patients’ goals. Additionally, we use a volume-sizing kit that gives you a chance to envision the possible results and make adjustments if needed. This is a valuable tool that our patients appreciate.

Shape

Silicone gel implants can be either round, with volume evenly distributed all around, or teardrop-shaped, with more volume in the lower portion. Patients who desire more upper breast fullness typically choose round implants.

Asaf Yalif M.D., F.A.C.S.

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Yalif combines the skill of a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with a warm bedside manner that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him. He leads a small team of dedicated professionals at our boutique practice, where each you'll be treated as a member of the Y Plastic Surgery family. Learn More

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Doctor Yalif's Credentials
Doctor Yalif's Credentials

Understanding Your Procedure

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. and Dr. Yalif uses the most advanced techniques when he performs this surgery. He creates a surgical plan based on your consultation which includes a specific incision site and how he will place the implants.

Incision Site

Dr. Yalif inserts implants through one of 3 types of incisions:

Inframammary: This is at the base of the breast, just above the crease where it connects to the chest wall. This is the most common location because they offer excellent access to the breast pocket and are well-concealed beneath the breasts.

Periareolar: These incisions are made along the lower edge of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. This is a very discreet incision, but you should inform Dr. Yalif if you plan to breastfeed in the future because there is a small risk of disrupting the milk ducts.

Transaxillary: A surgeon makes an incision in the underarm area. There is no scar on the breast, but the incision can be seen when lifting your arms while wearing a bikini or tank top. It’s not suitable for patients who get silicone gel implants.

Implant Placement

Dr. Yalif uses the Keller Funnel® to insert breast implants for optimal sterility and safety. The funnel enables him to place the implants without touching them, lowering the risk of complications. He places the implants either in front of or behind the chest muscle.

A subglandular placement involves inserting implants behind the existing breast tissue but in front of the muscle. This is possible for patients with enough existing tissue to adequately camouflage the implant.

A submuscular placement involves inserting implants behind the pectoral muscle. This is a popular choice because the chest muscle provides more coverage for the implant, and the result often looks and feels more natural.

Dr. Yalif also offers a subfascial implant placement. Using this technique, he creates a pocket behind a thin strip of connective tissue called the fascia—but in front of the muscle itself. It’s an appropriate approach in some cases and can be discussed with Dr. Yalif during the consultation.

Combining Procedures

Many women who come to our practice have had children and are looking to recapture their pre-pregnancy bodies. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take a physical toll on the breasts and abdominal area. A mommy makeover combines cosmetic breast surgery, such as a breast lift combined with augmentation, along with body contouring procedures that typically include a tummy tuck and liposuction. Dr. Yalif’s experience makes him an excellent choice if you’re considering a mommy makeover.

Recovery

The recovery following breast augmentation surgery usually involves only a few days of downtime. We have patients who schedule their procedure on a Thursday afternoon and they return to work by Monday, or Tuesday at the latest. Dr. Yalif provides breast augmentation patients with specific post-op instructions that, when closely followed, can lead to a shorter, more comfortable recovery. If you spend a lot of time at the gym, be sure to ask Dr. Yalif about the timeline for returning to your exercise routine.

Dr. Yalif is a fellowship-trained and double board-certified plastic surgeon who, along with his supportive staff, earns the trust and gratitude of his patients. Use the online form to request a consultation with Dr. Yalif at one of our 3 locations, including Roswell and Woodstock, in addition to Alpharetta, which is only a short drive from midtown Atlanta. For a breast augmentation consultation, you can also call us at (404) 822-4402 to schedule an appointment.

“Love Dr Yalif – Roswell, GA – He did a great job on my breast augmentation. They look very natural, very little scarring and perfect sizing. My recovery was super easy. I had no pain and no problems from my surgery. Most of all he took good care of me and made me feel safe.”
G., 5-star RealSelf review