Posts by Dr. Justin West

Breast Augmentation in Orange County, CA


Breast augmentation surgery remains the number one cosmetic surgery among women in the United States – and for good reason. The procedure is safe and has one of the highest satisfaction rates among cosmetic procedures. To get the best result you need to start with a great consultation. In some offices you will find that your consult consists of watching a 10 minute video, then spending 5 minutes with the doctor.

Pain Pumps and Exparel: Managing Discomfort After Surgery

Plastic surgery continues to increase in popularity. Some of the most common procedures performed include breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction and nose surgery. With any surgical procedure, there will be some postoperative discomfort. The way a patient experiences their surgery depends on many factors:

Breast Lift or Implants or Both?

The answer to this question is dependent on the individual anatomy of a patient. So, what is right for you? A breast lift, implants or both?

Are you happy with your current breast size?

Do you like the way your breasts look in a bra? Do you like your breast size, but wish that your nipples were a bit higher and you had some more fullness in the upper part of the breasts? If so, a breast lift without implants may the right surgery for you.

Your Breast Augmentation: What To Expect

What can you expect during a breast augmentation consultation at Finesse Plastic Surgery? Breast augmentation has been the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States for several years now. If you are thinking of having cosmetic breast surgery, your first step should be to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Tuberous breasts, also called tubular breasts or constricted breasts, are a condition that affects natural development of the breasts and can cause an abnormal appearance. Typical tuberous breasts have a narrow base with large, puffy areolas.

The breast has a deficiency of tissue on the lower part of the breast and a very short distance between the areola and the inframammary fold. This becomes apparent during breast development and can be the cause of psychosocial distress for afflicted women.

Nipple Tattoo After Breast Reconstruction

Many breast cancer patients express concerns that they will never have natural appearing breasts again. With advances in breast reconstruction, it is now possible to reconstruct very natural looking breasts.

Creating a realistic nipple is often the final step in this process. After your plastic surgeon reconstructs your new nipple, a tattoo artist can add pigment to the area (nipple-areola tattooing) so it closely mimics the natural color of a nipple and areola.

What is Brachioplasty?

More women are seeking ways to improve the shape and contour of their arms. If there is sagging skin and excess tissue on your upper arms, then a brachioplasty (arm lift) procedure may benefit you.

Arm lifts, also known as brachioplasty, remove excess skin and fat from your upper arms to give them a slimmer contour and shape. Patients interested in brachioplasty often have a history of significant weight loss.