K. Charles Kim, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, The American Board of Plastic Surgery
866.955.5530
Serving L.A. & Orange County
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Breast Implants, Breast Augmentation and Breast Enlargement, Plastic Surgery

If you're considering having breast enlargement surgery with then there are a number of different factors that you should take into account.  Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Charles Kim can help guide you to the best breast enlargement surgery that you are looking for.  Results matter, and which breast implant techniques are best will differ from patient to patient. To give you a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kim.

For more information, you can take a look at the LA plastic surgeon Dr Kim's timeline of before and after Breast Implant Surgical Gallery:   breast-augmentation gallery

With Dr. Kim's scarless approach, you will get a quick healing period and faster recovery. Each individual breast augmentation or breast enlargement surgery that he performs is approached in individual, unique fashion.  This allows Dr. Kim to work with you to obtain the best results possible.

For Breast Implants, you need a plastic surgeon who will spend adequete time with you as a patient, as well as someone who can educate you about the variety of breast-implant options that are available. Equally important to this is how Dr. Kim reviews the breast implant surgery post-surgery care with all his patients.

The type of results that you will get with breast enlargement through breast implants is based not only what you are looking for, but it will also be based on what your body will allow. Every patient is different and wants different things, which is why Dr. Kim uses a individual approach that is unique to each patient.  The real key to having a satisfied patient is making sure there is proper and constant communication before and after the procedure.

 Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim offers a number of  breast enlargement surgery types (such as Breast Implants) as well as techniques to consider.  These include the following:

  • Fat Transfer Breast Enlargement
  • Breast Implants - Saline
  • Breast Implants - Silicone
  • Endoscopic Augmentation (A "Scarless" Breast Implants technique)
  • Trans Umbilical Augmentation (Another "Scarless" Breast Implants technique)

Saline Breast Implants:  Breast Implants done with Saline have a rubber shell made of silicone that is then inflated by LA Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kim.  This inflation is done to the requested size of the patient using sterile saline gel.

Silicone Breast Implants:  Breast Implants with Silicone can vary in their shell surface ( with either smooth or textured), their shape, their profile or projection, their volume, their thickness and also with their gel density.  FDA Approval note:  Approval was granted on November 17th, 2006.

An Endoscopic Breast Implant Augmentation

Endoscopic Augmentation Procedure for Breast Implants:  Recent developments in breast augmentation uses a new procedure for transaxillary (a term for performing breast implant surgery through the armpit).  This breast implants technique, performed by Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim, is performed throug an insertion of the saline breast implant via a very small (roughly 3cm) incision, in the armpit. The saline breast implant may be placed by the surgeon either below the pectoralis muscle or possibly above the same muscle in the subglandular region.  This ultimately will reduce the appearance of scarring and provide a more natural look.

By endoscopically (using a tube attached to fiberoptics that allow the breast implant procedure to be visualized on a TV screen), the pocket for the breast implant is carefully developed. The primary advantage to endoscopic breast augmentation is that the Plastic Surgeon has complete control of the entire operation.

Breast augmentation can take approximately 1 to 4 hours to perform. Your breast implant surgery takes place in our fully-accredited surgical facilities in Beverly Hills or Orange County -- not in just some hospital!  Dr. Kim makes sure that the patients recovering from surgery do so in the surgical suite so that they can return to being fully awake and concious, and tended to by the staff of specifically-trained nurses who understand the recovery process.


General anesthesia can be used to perform these procedures or IV sedation caqn be used. The patient has a choice to decide which type of sedation they want. Our Plastic Surgery Anesthesiologists are always fully accredited, trained and board-certified physicians.

Using the endoscope described above, Transaxillary breast augmentation can be utilized with patients that don't want to have any noticeable scarring, even if the scarring is not noticeable to begin with. Additionally, patients who haven't ever been pregnant, or patients that have smaller areola may not be able to undergo the periareolar approach to surgery for their breast augmentation procedure.

Such a procedure allows our Breast Implant Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim to completely view the entire operative field. Endoscopic transaxillary breast augmentation is utilized to also help to diminish the incidence of asymmetry. Asymmetry can occur more often when this modern technology is not used.

Another procuedure that was been popularized in the last two decadesis the transumbilical augmentation.  In the case of this surgical procedure, Dr. K. Charles Kim performs the breast implant by making a small insertion in the navel (also known as the belly button).  By entering through the navel, it leaves little visible scarring due to how the skin of the navel naturally folds.

During this breast implant technique, Dr. K. Charles Kim makes a small incision around the navel inserting what is called an endoscope.  An endoscope is a small, fiberoptic camera that is on the end of a flexible rod.  The endoscope is inserted between the skin and fatty tissue and is visible at all times.  One the position of the deflated breast implants are in place, the are filled with either silicone or saline solution to the patient's desired size and firmness. 

This plastic surgery procedure for breast implants usually takes less than 1 hour and the patient's recovery time usually takes less time to than other types of breast enlargement surgery.

Breast enlargement surgery alone will not correct the appearance of severely drooping or sagging breasts. As a patient, if you are interested in having your breasts appear more full and/or to be lifted due to sagging, a breast-lift may be required in combination with a breast augmentation procedure.

Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your breast augmentation procedure.  You can certainly discuss this option with our Plastic Surgeon, Dr. K. Charles Kim,  during your always-complimentary consultation at our offices.

For more information about this procedure or how you can arrange for a free consultation, call 1-866-955-5530, submit a contact form on the right-hand side of this page, or go ahead and visit our "Contact Us" page.

Organic Breast Enlargement / Stem Cell Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Dr. K. Charles Kim can also offer you breast enlargement using fat transfer techniques.  Using the latest advances in fat transfer techniques, Dr Kim can increase your breast size typically one cup size without the use of implants.  Your own fat is harvested from you abdomen and/or flanks and injected into your breast to fill out loose skin.  Dr Kim's best in class technique utilizes growth factors derived from your own blood to optimize outcome.  Additionally, stem cell harvesting is also available for the best possible results.