Dr. Jonov offers Seattle area women the opportunity to have beautiful, shapelier breasts through breast augmentation surgery. During this procedure, Dr. Jonov places either silicone or saline implants directly behind the breast or behind the pectoral muscle. During the initial consultation, he will assess the breasts and work with the patient to determine if silicone or saline is right for them. He will also discuss certain considerations such as implant size, shape, profile, and incision placement. Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. today.
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Breast Enhancement Guide@headingTag>
View our detailed Breast Enhancement Guide to learn about how Dr. Craig Jonov approaches breast augmentation surgeries.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"When I decided at 31 that I was finally ready to get the breast implants that I have always wanted I contacted a friend of mine who had hers done to see who she went to since I was impressed with how hers turned out , she referred me to Dr. Jonov. From my very first consultation appointment. I was sure I had made the right choice. Everyone there was very nice and helpful through the whole process. They gave me tons of information and helped me make the choices from the different types of implants, styles, size, and incisions to ensure that I was extremely happy with the end result. They prepared me and my boyfriend for surgery day so we knew exactly what to expect then and the days to follow and eased my anxiety as surgery can be a very scary thing. I couldn't be happier with the results and they look amazing, but what really impressed me is the number of appointments and care I have received during the last 6 months since my surgery. Dr. Jonov has seen me a nearly a dozen times throughout that time to ensure everything is healing and settling properly and make sure I am happy with the final product. I also decided to try Botox in my eye area to smooth the crows feet and I am thrilled with the difference it has made so I will definitely be continuing to have it done. I know some women who have gotten breast augmentation surgery and were so unhappy with the results so making the right choice in your doctor is extremely important and I definitely made the right choice!"- K.H. / Google / Apr 15, 2014
"I recently had a breast augmentation and I am so happy with the results!! Dr. Jonov and the staff are awesome and made me feel very comfortable. Plus I really appreciated both the Dr. And anesthesiologist called me after surgery to check up on me. I highly recommend The Gallery Of Cosmetic Surgery!"- M.E. / Yelp / Aug 25, 2015
"I received my breast implants removed and a lift from the Dr. and could not be happier. It was everything I expected and more, from start to finish."- M. / Vitals / Nov 19, 2015
"I recently had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Jonov and his incredible staff, (3 days ago to be exact) and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! From the initial consultation everyone of the staff was very friendly and informative. They made me feel as if I was their number one priority and answered all my questions with ease. On the day of surgery I met with the anesthesiologist who's other job is at Harbor View, so I knew I was in great hands! The whole process was super easy and flowed really well. Upon waking up from surgery I had only a little pain, which was more like pressure that was expected, and I had no nausea! Score! I know it's only been 3 days since my surgery and there is a lot of swelling and healing that needs to happen but I am already so very pleased with my results! I can't thank Dr. Jonov, Bailey my nurse, the anesthesiologist and the whole staff enough for giving me incredible customer service and a wonderful experience!"- L.G. / Yelp / Dec 19, 2015
"Happy - Lynnwood, WA - I learned about Dr. Jonov by a friend of mine who had under gone a BA by him and was very happy with the results. I have for years dreamed about one day doing my BA and since she had great luck with him and his staff I decided to go in for my consultation. I believe the consultation was very thorough, I left with ease at mind knowing I was in great care. My experience with the staff and with Dr. Jonov have been really pleasant. I felt very comfortable speaking with them about my desire to go through my procedure and they were very helpful with my recovery process. Any time I have a question I just give them a call, no hesitation to my questions. I am very happy with my results even though I'm only 1 and half weeks into recovery."- A. / RealSelf / Feb 06, 2016
Saline VS. Silicone@headingTag>
Saline Breast Implants@headingTag>
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and offer no risk to the patient in terms of extracapsular spread or silicone leakage. Saline implants are appealing to many because they generally cost less than silicone implants. In some patients, silicone may be a better option due to the rippling that may occur along the edges of the saline implant that can be visible in thin-chested women. Patients considering saline implants must be at least 18 years of age.
Silicone Breast Implants@headingTag>
Silicone breast implants are filled with a gel substance that looks and feels similar to natural breast tissue. They are ideal for women who are thin-chested. Silicone implants are specially engineered so that if the shell should become compromised (a surface crack), the silicone will remain intact within the implant (known as cohesive gel implants). Silicone implant defects are rare and can only be found through an MRI, unlike saline implants which will deflate. Patients must be at least 22 years of age to receive silicone implants.
Other Implant Information@headingTag>
- Saline: MENTOR® or Allergan (branded as Natrelle®)
- Silicone: Allergan (branded as Natrelle® Gel), Mentor (branded as MemoryGel®) and Sientra, known simply as Silicone Gel Breast Implants
An implant profile depicts the distance the breast will project forward from the chest wall. Implants are made in low, moderate, high and extra high profiles.
Breast implants come in two shapes. Round implants tend to offer more fullness on the top of the breast, while teardrop implants are touted to mimic the shape and look of natural breasts.
Breast implants are made with a smooth or textured surface. Round implants can be chosen with either surface, while teardrop implants are made with a textured surface only.
- Submammary (Retromammary): Under the mammary gland, over the muscle (sometimes called 'subglandular')
- Subfascial (Retrofacial): Under the fascia of the muscle
- Dual Plane: Along two planes/layers
- Submuscular (Retromuscular): Mostly under the muscle
- Complete Submuscular (Full retromuscular): Completely under the muscle
- Inframammary: The incision is made in the breast crease where the breast meets the torso
- Periareolar: The incision is made just under and along the areola
- Transaxillary: The incision is made in the armpit (Not Recommended)
- Transumbilical: The incision is made in the belly button (Not Recommended)
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes between 1-2 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients will need to rest for a couple of days, but will be encouraged to move around in order to promote circulation. As the skin adjusts to the new breast size, it is normal to feel tightness in the chest area. Patients may resume their normal exercise routines within 4-6 weeks. It typically takes around 6 months for the breasts to fall into their final position. The result is a softer, natural looking breast appearance.
The cost for breast augmentation surgery will vary depending on whether saline implants or silicone implants are used. The average cost for breast augmentation using saline implants is about $5,400-$5,700. Silicone implants generally run about $1,000 more.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,300 - $8,500
- Recovery Time
- 1-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast Augmentation FAQ’s@headingTag>
Saline or Silicone?@headingTag>
Both saline and silicone implants are popular choices among surgeons and patients. In general, patients with a decent amount of breast tissue are good candidates for saline implants, while those with limited tissue and thin chest walls will benefit from silicone.
Is Silicone Safe?@headingTag>
Patients sometimes have concerns about the safety of silicone breast implants because of the attention they received in the media years ago. However, the FDA did approve their safety. In addition, no evidence has ever been found to link silicone breast implants to cancer, auto-immune deficiency disease, or any other illness. Ultimately, 62% of today’s breast augmentation patients choose silicone over saline. For reconstruction cases, they choose them 3 times more often.
Breast Aug or Lift?@headingTag>
Breast augmentation will help with size, but it will not correct sagging. If you are happy with the shape and laxity of your breasts, then implants alone may meet your cosmetic goals. If sagging is what is most bothersome to you, then you may be considered for a breast lift. During your consult, we will determine if you are better suited for breast augmentation, a lift, or a combination of the two.
Risk of Rupture?@headingTag>
Modern engineering creates strong and durable implants. With proper care and regular check-ups, the risks for rupture are rare. If a saline implant does rupture, the solution will be absorbed by the body and the implant will deflate, becoming visibly noticeable. If a silicone implant ruptures, the cohesive gel will stay intact and will not leak into the body. An MRI will be necessary to detect a silicone defect.
How Long do They Last?@headingTag>
Most implants will last about 10 to 15 years. Some can last even longer. If there is no rupture, leakage, deflation, or any other visible defects (such as rippling), then there is no need to change the implant or have any type of secondary surgery.