Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentations are a leading procedure in the field of plastic surgery. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons acs logoreports there were over 300,000 breast augmentation procedures perform in 2017. That is a 3% increase over the previous year. It’s also in increase of 41% since 2000. 

In other words, patients have plenty of options if they are ready for bigger breast beautiful breasts from a reliable medical professional. This will help benefit the feminine figure and confidence of patients interested in round or shaped breast implants.

Dr. Aaron Gorin is an award winning certified cosmetic surgeon with a long history of satisfied patients. He offers safe breast augmentations in Portland, Or, as well as breast lift surgery and other related procedures.

Types of breast augmentation procedures and implants

Silicone implants Natrelle 410 Shaped Gel Certified

Dr. Gorin uses FDA approved Allergan, which are typically placed following small incisions in the breast fold or under the areola. This minimizes the risk of major scarring, and the latest Allergan material is a top choice since its FDA approval in February 2013.

Saline breast implants

Saline implants are still on the market. However, the FDA reports that they may require removal in the long term. This is due to a risk of leakage or rupturing over time, though this risk has been minimized in recent years compared to early saline implants.

Breast augmentation patient research

Patient medical history and risk factors to consider

Dr. Gorin gets to know each of his patients as individuals, and no one is ‘just another patient’ to him, his colleagues or his staff. This includes a thorough interview to understand potential risk factors for patients.

Nursing mothers, for example, want to know if implants affect breast feeding. Research shows that most breast enlargement patients are able to breast feed just fine.

Some patients worry about the risk of breast implants and cancer. Research shows no causal link is shown between saline or silicone breast implants and cancer, even with a family history of breast cancer risks.

Vectra Imaging for Breast Procedures

Visualize your Breast procedure results

A new technology that’s being embraced by aesthetic patients worldwide is the Vectra 3D visualization system now employed at Gorin Plastic Surgery & Medspa.

A breast procedure can be visualized in full 3d and modified for many surgical scenarios  on the fly during a consultation to help provide patients with a high quality visual of possible outcomes and assist in their informed decision. Learn more about how we use Vectra Imaging for our breast procedures >

Choosing between breast implant sizes

Most patients ask specifically about which is the best breast size implants for their bust based on body size and physique. This is mostly a personal choice about how much larger bust size a patient wants.

There are certain limiting factors, however. Choosing too large of an implant size can lead to back pain, posture issues and other physical discomfort. In some cases, breast skin or adipose tissue can affect how natural breasts look after a procedure. The FDA provides augmentation patients with a list of questions to ask during consultation, and getting specific answers helps put most patients at ease.

Researching before and after breast augmentation photos

Please review Dr. Gorin’s  before and after gallery of breast enhancement patients. Most fellows of the ASPS keep their own albums of anonymous patients before and after a procedure. Looking at these photos can help establish trust between patient and surgeon, so ask to see photos during consultation.

After care for breast augmentation patients

Each patient responds to augmentation in their own way

There are no universal answers for medical or surgical procedures. Some patients will experience surgical complications no matter how much experience the surgery team brings to the operating table.

There is a low rate of reported surgical complications during breast augmentation procedures. Most of these complications are minor, such as lingering breast pain that goes away within a few weeks.

What to expect after breast implant surgery

Plan to spend a few days on bed rest. Most surgeons prescribe pain medication to manage soreness, meaning patients should not drive a car, take on rigorous exercise, do any heavy lifting or otherwise strain their upper body.

Many patients fully recover from breast implant procedures within a few weeks, meaning they can get back to work and enjoy an active lifestyle. Scarring should minimize over time as well.

Schedule a breast augmentation procedure

Once the decision is made to have breast augmentation done, the next step is consultation. Reach out to Dr. Gorin’s clinic to schedule an initial appointment. In addition to having any cost-related and health-related questions answered, patients can schedule their procedure and follow-up visits with friendly, helpful staff!


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I cannot thank you enough, you have given me the most beautiful breasts ever! I know they still have a lot of settling to do and they are still swollen but I can already tell how perfect they will be. I can’t stop looking at them! Thank you! I am a VERY happy patient. I’m not even in any pain or discomfort and I’m taking the lowest dose of painkillers. I’m just soooo happy with the whole experience! You and your office are #1 in my book and will definitely be getting more business from me and anyone I know in need of your services. Thank you!


Thank you so much for your follow up e mail. With as much as we did yesterday, I appreciated the fact that you used blocks to do the fillers. No where else have I experienced such compassionate care, and respect of comfort measures. I felt I made the best choice in coming to see you and wont go anywhere else from now on!


I have to say… You are beyond amazing with your email responses. I’ve never ever experienced such responsiveness and level of patient care. Wish I could find your equivalent in the world of PCPs. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.