Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco and Beverly Hills

Breast Augmentation in San Francisco with Dr. Roy Kim

April 26, 2018

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

What Are My Options for a more Natural Look?

What Are My Options for a more Projected Look?

How Long Will My Results Last?

What is the Healing Process?  How Long Does it take to Recover?

Can I See Your Results?


Are You a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Have you ever felt that your could not fill out your tops or bras?  That you are slightly smaller in your chest and out of proportion to your hips?  Maybe you had kids and your breasts are not as full at the top or you have loose breast skin?  Then breast augmentation is probably the right choice for you.

Breast augmentation is one of my fave procedures.  With a short outpatient surgical procedure, you can achieve your lifelong dream of beautiful breasts, custom chosen to fit your body and lifestyle. I’m an expert at breast augmentation with over 20 years of experience, so you are in “good hands” with your procedure!

What Are My Options for a more Natural Look?

For a more “natural look”, I would recommend breast implants that are not too thick or prominent.  Breast implants come in different “profiles” – different widths and thicknesses.

In general, I recommend that patients who want a more “natural look” should consider thin or medium thickness breast implants. In the plastic surgery world, this is known as “moderate” or “moderate plus” profile breast implants.  


What Are My Options for a more Projected Look?

For a more “projected look” with your breast augmentation, I typically recommend thicker breast implants.  This will give you more projection, and you will have more fullness at the top of your breasts without the need for a push up bra.  

In the plastic surgery world, these implants are known as “high” or “ultra high” profile breast implants.  They should still fit the width of your breasts, but will project more away from your chest for that more projected look.


How Long Will My Results Last?

Your results after breast augmentation should last for a many years.  Breast implants have a limited lifetime warranty, and rarely fail.

Your breasts will probably drop over time.  If you have more children, and as you age, it’s natural for your breasts to start to sag over time.  Long term, you may require a breast lift or mastopexy to restore them to a natural, rejuvenated appearance.  


What is the Healing Process?  How Long Does it take to Recover?

With my signature ways to reduce pain and reduce swelling with breast augmentation, my patients usually go back to work in 2-3 days.  

You read that right-  if you have your breast augmentation on a Thursday or Friday, you should be able to go back to an office based job on Monday morning!

Using careful surgical technique, gently placing the breast implant using a special funnel, unique closure methods to reduce pain and swelling, and use of post surgery pain medications to reduce your pain after your breast augmentation, most of my patients are able to lift their arms immediately after surgery, and walk around and get back to their normal lives in days.  

Most of the swelling will go away over 1-2 weeks, and all of the healing will occur over 6-12 months.  This is true for breast augmentation, and most plastic surgery procedures.


Can I See Your Results?

My “before and after” breast augmentation gallery is found here:

I have tried very hard to only show the standard 5 views of plastic surgery, and to use no software editing.  Some of the tattoos have been erased, but other than that, WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get.

I also have a strong social media presence: I can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

I love my patients as much as they love me back-  between video patient testimonials, Realself Reviews, Yelp Reviews, and other forums, I have a great reputation of being honest, conscientious, caring, and I will do my utmost to get you the results that you deserve.


Any questions or comments?  Feel free to email me at or call (415) 362-1846.  I look forward to meeting you soon!


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