Breast Augmentation

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas McNemar performs breast augmentation in Tracy to help women from Modesto to Pleasanton, CA, and surrounding cities have fuller breasts that enhance their femininity. When it comes to breast augmentation, he literally wrote the book as a co-author of Breast Augmentation & Body Contouring. Dr. McNemar provides beautiful, natural-looking results with a genuine appreciation for each patient’s goals and feelings.

To learn more about breast augmentation and implants, request your consultation online and receive a complimentary excerpt from Dr. McNemar’s book, Breast Augmentation & Body Contouring. You can also call him in San Ramon at  (209) 834-0626 or in Tracy at (925) 967-2804 to make your appointment.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Augmentation Case 88 Before & After View #1 | San Ramon & Tracy, CA | McNemar Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #88

33 year old form Tracy California who had 3 children and lost size of her breast after her last child. She underwent a breast augmentation thru the armpit, saline 330cc implant.
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Case #92

29 year old from Valley Springs mother of two who wanted to fit better in clothes and improve her appearance.  She had a 500 cc  silicone implant placed below the muscle.  
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Case #37

This is a 28 year old mother of two who was unhappy with how her breast looked. She underwent a breast augmentation. She was an A cup pre-operatively and a full C/D post-operatively. 
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Case #76

This is a 45 year old mother of 3 from Tracy who was unhappy with the size of her breat. She underwent a breast augmentation with silicone implants placed behind the muscle. She is very happy with the new appearance of her breast.
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Case #27

This is a 26 year old woman who was unhappy with the size of her breast. Patient was a B cup pre-operatively. Patient underwent breast augmentation surgery and had a 475cc saline implany placed behind the muscle. Patient is a D cup post-operatively.Photos taken at 5.5 months post-op. Read More
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Case #5

East Bay pateint had children and now wants to have her "breast back" where they were before children, she lost some fullness to her breasts.  She underwent a breast augmentation with saline implants inserted thru the armpit with a 3cm incision the 360cc implant  was placed under the muscle.  She is very happy with her results,... Read More
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Case #53

36 year old nurse from Tracy has had children and lost volume of her breast. She enjoys boating in the summer time and wanted to have breast enhancement but not to look too obvious. She under went a breast augmentation through the arm pit with a 280cc implant, she went from an A to a large B small C. She was happy with the result. Read More
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Case #80

31 year old teacher from Tracy that has had children and lost some fullness to her breast. She was wanting to look good in her clothes and did not want to look obvious. She underwent a Beast Augmentation placed from the arm pit endoscopically with a 3 cm incision. We used a saline implant placed under the muscle filled to 400cc. She loves the result. Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Why Choose Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also called breast enlargement, is a good choice for many women. Reasons for choosing this procedure include:

  • Enlarging naturally small breasts
  • Restoring volume to breasts after breastfeeding or weight loss
  • Correcting an imbalance in size between breasts

Whatever your reason, your consideration of breast augmentation should be based on realistic expectations of the results. In some cases, it may make sense to combine your augmentation with a breast lift for enhanced breast shape. Dr. McNemar will help guide you towards the decision that is right for you.

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A seasoned world traveler, Debbie knew that her increasing weight would eventually prevent her from enjoying her favorite destinations. In her real patient story, she shares how her post‐bariatric breast augmentation made her body better than ever before.

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Many prospective patients from Pleasanton, Modesto and beyond have questions about the cost of breast augmentation at our Tracy practice. Dr. McNemar calculates fees based on the complexity of your procedure, the implants you choose, and other factors; therefore, it’s difficult to offer an estimate without a consultation. Dr. McNemar strives to keep his pricing competitive with other similarly qualified plastic surgeons in the area. He is also pleased to offer financing options to help all his patients fit the treatments they desire into their lifestyles.

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How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?

Dr. McNemar typically performs breast augmentation as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. Once you are fully anesthetized, he makes incisions according to the surgical plans you developed during your pre-op process. Through these incisions, he carefully places your implants, constantly assessing them for symmetry and sizing. Once he’s satisfied with their positions, he closes your incisions with absorbable sutures and surgical tape. The tape is removed at a later follow-up appointment, typically about 1 week after surgery. The entire surgery usually takes about 90 minutes. You will be able to return home with a trusted loved one after a brief period of observation.

Dr. McNemar provides an overview of the breast augmentation procedure during your consultation and thoroughly explains the choices you’ll have, including the specific implants you want, the incision locations, and whether the implants will be placed in front of or behind the chest muscle. Read on to learn more about those choices. For additional information, visit Dr. McNemar’s Breast Augmentation FAQ page.

What are the options for breast implants?

The newest generation of breast implants offers patients an array of options including size, shape, material, texture, and profile:

  • Size: Most patients have an idea of the size they’d like to reach. However, because bra cup sizes aren’t standardized from brand to brand, saying you want to go from an A cup to a C cup provides only a general description of the results you want. Implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc), and Dr. McNemar helps guide your choice based on your cosmetic goals.
  • Shape: Implants are either round or shaped anatomically, resembling the teardrop slope of natural breasts. A patient who wants more fullness in the upper areas of the breasts usually chooses round implants. A patient who wants more subtle enhancement might be a better candidate for anatomical implants.
  • Fill material: Most patients believe silicone gel implants look and feel more like natural breasts than saline. Innovations have led to cohesive silicone gel implants and highly cohesive gel implants that are often referred to as “gummy bear” implants that avoid the risk of leakage. However, incisions are slightly longer for silicone implants because they are pre-filled, unlike saline implants, which are filled after being inserted.
  • Texture: The silicone implant shell can be either smooth or roughly textured. Shaped implants usually have a rough exterior, which helps scar tissue attach to them and prevents the implants from rotating within the implant pocket. A shaped implant that shifts may require revision surgery.
  • Profile: An implant’s profile refers to how far it projects from the body in relation to its width at the base. Dr. McNemar helps patients choose implant profiles that will look natural based on their body proportions. Profile choices are typically low, moderate, moderate plus, and high.
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Which incision is best for breast augmentation?

The best breast augmentation incision depends on choice of implant, patient anatomy, and other factors. Options for the location of incisions include:

  • Periareolar: This incision is made along the lower border of the areola, the dark skin that surrounds the nipple. It is easily concealed because it blends in with the color transition between the areola and the breast skin. There is a greater risk to the patient’s ability to breastfeed with this incision.
  • Inframammary: This short, horizontal incision is just above the crease where the breast connects to the chest. This is the most common incision location.
  • Transaxillary: This incision is in the armpit. An endoscope – a camera with a light – tunnels through fat tissue to help create a pocket for the implant. This incision is typically limited to patients who choose saline implants because they aren’t filled until after they’re inserted

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What is the best placement for breast implants?

Breast implant locationBefore inserting the implants, Dr. McNemar creates a small pocket where the implant is placed. That pocket can be behind the chest muscle (submuscular placement) or in front of the muscle and behind the existing breast tissue (subglandular placement). Dr. McNemar explains the advantages of each position and recommends what he thinks is best for your procedure.

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This 35-year-old used to wear padded bras to get the look she wanted. She decided to get breast implants and is very happy with her results. See more details about her operation.

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What Should I Expect After Breast Augmentation?

After your procedure, you will need to take care to rest and follow Dr. McNemar’s post-op instructions carefully. Although your restrictions may vary depending on the specifics of your surgery, all patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting and upper-body exercise for several weeks. Discomfort is quite manageable with prescribed medications, and most patients find that they can easily transition to over-the-counter pain medicine after just a few days.

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As a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, Dr. Thomas McNemar loves teaching patients about their cosmetic treatments. To learn more about what to expect from your plastic surgery procedure, read his go-to guide on breast augmentation and body contouring.

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How Long Does It Take for Breast Implants to Drop?

During the first month, swelling subsides gradually and the breasts “drop and fluff” an informal name for when the implants soften and settle into their new position. The ultimate results of your surgery can take several months to develop; however, once your recuperation is complete, you can enjoy your shapelier, sexier breast appearance for many years.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at McNemar Cosmetic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Nov 10, 2021
Google McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Love love love my new breast! Since, my first consultation I felt confident about his experience. Dr. McNemar was very attentive to my needs and questions. He was direct and honest. Not to mention his great reviews on YELP, Real Self website and Google I was confident about his great work. I had a breast augmentation in late April, 2021 and since then, I cannot feel happier with my body. I always recommend his work. In addition, I love the goodie bag given prior my surgery :). Thank you!!
Vitals
5.0/5
Oct 29, 2021
Vitals McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
So happy with the results.
Vitals
5.0/5
Oct 27, 2021
Vitals McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
I am thrilled with my new look. Everyone especially Dr. Mcnemar was great to work with and made the experience more enjoyable.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Oct 26, 2021
HealthGrades McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
I felt very at ease and comfortable.
Vitals
5.0/5
Oct 25, 2021
Vitals McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
I had tummy tuck and Lipo I love my results there was no pain after my surgery.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Oct 25, 2021
HealthGrades McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Everything about my experience was amazing Dr. McNemar and staff were incredible !! My surgery was life changing and I am glad I chose Dr. McNemar.
Vitals
5.0/5
Oct 24, 2021
Vitals McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Super fast office team kind Dr. McNemar I am beyond thrilled with his work.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Oct 23, 2021
HealthGrades McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Everyone was super friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend to family and friends.
Vitals
5.0/5
Oct 22, 2021
Vitals McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
It was a very good experience with the Dr.McNemar and the follow up nurse.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Oct 22, 2021
HealthGrades McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
I am very pleased with my overall results and would highly recommend.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2021
RateMDs McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Happy, Satisfied, will referre! Best decision, worth driving the 64 miles one-way. And he has humor!
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5.0/5
Feb 10, 2021
RateMDs McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Very pleased with my surgery, and the outcome. The surgery itself went smooth and expected. Doctor very pleasant and nice. Staff nice as well.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jan 9, 2021
HealthGrades McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
First off my procedure is not done until 1/20/21! Up until now I want to say that the Dr. Mc Nemar made me feel so comfortable. He was patient and kind as well as informative to all my questions. This is not my first cosmetic procedure. I have done my homework with what I am about to have done. I want to say that both Jasmin and Nash the office staff have always had a concern with all that I have come to ask and request. For that I would like to say thank you! Even today I received a call from Jasmin providing me with information that she did not have to provide. She went over and beyond and I wanted to acknowledge this. We as patients pay a lot of money and are faced with anxiety and many questions. When the office will provide you with all you need to make you comfortable that speak volumes. I am excited and can’t wait to have my procedure done with Dr Mc Nemar. I will come back I am sure with yet another testimonial of excellence. I have people that are waiting to see my results
Google
5.0/5
Dec 22, 2020
Google McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Love this place very caring people patient on answering your questions doctor very nice highly recommend this place 1st time going here everything turned out great
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2020
Google McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
I am here to review on the microdermabrasion facial service provided by Deborah. My skin was awful with break outs , aging and dull for few years. So I have finally made an initial visit with Deborah in nov.2020. she explained what she can help me with and what she will be doing throughout each step of the facial and was very happy to have an open discussion about other options to consider that would benefit a woman my age and my skin care concerns. It was a relaxing and pampering experience. My skin conditions has improved A LOT by just 3 visits and I had the procedure this afternoon. Skin looks plump and hydrated. I am feeling 10 yrs younger and feeling fantastic. The ladies working reception & check out were pleasant & friendly. My experience at this Tracy office was extremely satisfying and I would highly recommend Deborah for any skin/facial service you are considering. Thanks Deborah & staffs at Dr. McNemar! From Lily
Google
5.0/5
Dec 1, 2020
Google McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Dr McNemar is A great plastic surgeon. Would recommend him to any family and friend. Love the results.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 19, 2020
Google McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
I have gotten two facials with Deborah and cannot tell you how fantastic she is. No one has gotten my skin to glow like she has in just two visits.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Nov 12, 2020
HealthGrades McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Absolutely love Dr. McNemar and his entire staff. They have gone above and beyond to take care of me. He is a perfectionist, kind and always listens to all your concerns. I would highly recommend him. He is the best!!!!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 11, 2020
Google McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Dr. McNemar is great i had lipo & tummy tuck 2 weeks ago & he did a great job & his staff is awesome & very helpful
Google
5.0/5
Nov 10, 2020
Google McNemar Cosmetic Surgery: Thomas, McNemar, MD, FACS
Me experience was completely flawless. From calling to schedule an appointment to my post op. Dr. McNemar has the best bedside manner, he made me feel totally comfortable. His office staff was always extremely nice and professional.

How Long After a Breast Augmentation Can I Work?

In general, patients can return to lighter activities, including work, within 1 to 2 weeks of surgery.

Do Breast Augmentation Scars Go Away?

While all scars are permanent, over the course of about a year, breast augmentation incisions typically flatten and fade significantly, resulting in very discreet marks that are generally very well hidden within the breast contours.

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