Breast Augmentation

(Saline Implant)


Breast Augmentation

(Silicone Implant)


Breast Augmentation

(Gummy Bear Round Implant)


Breast Augmentation

(Gummy Bear Anatomical Implant)




Breast enlargement and enhancement procedures are among some of the most popular plastic surgeries around the world. Breast augmentation is no exception, consistently the top plastic surgery sought and performed in the United States. Dr. Craig Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery has over two decades in cosmetic breast surgery. He is recognized as a breast augmentation expert. No matter what goals you have for your breasts, Dr. Jonov can customize your Bellevue breast augmentation surgery for an optimal result. Dr. Craig Jonov offers Bellevue breast augmentation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery.


Women considering breast augmentation have many decisions to make, including breast implant type, size, incision placement. As well as determining their overall goals for the procedure. Dr. Jonov aims to answer all of your breast augmentation questions and guide you through the  process of choosing breast implants.

Breast implants come in many shapes, sizes, and types. Every patient will have a different look in mind. Luckily, there are a variety of implants that can achieve your desired look. We use implant sizers that mimic the look and size of the implants to give you a good idea of the final result.

Types Of Breast Implants:

The two main types of breast implant are saline and silicone. Both contain an outer silicone shell. The difference is that saline implants are filled with sterile saline and silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Both types of implant can provide dramatic and beautiful results in the right candidate. 

In addition to the difference between saline and silicone implants, the newest silicone implant called a gummy bear breast implant contains a new modern cohesive gel. This fifth generation of silicone implants come with many benefits and provide a stunningly natural result.

The final option for breast augmentation is fat transfer to the breasts. This type of augmentation does not utilize a traditional implant. During this procedure, Dr. Jonov will liposuction fat from a donor area, purify it, and inject it into the breasts. These results are typically less dramatic than a typical breast implant augmentation. Depending on your goals and concerns, fat transfer to the breasts can provide a natural looking result without an implant.

To the right, you can find the advantages of each type of breast implant and when one option may be favored over another. In general, you should consult with an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Jonov to determine the best option for you. 

A Before Photo of a Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Lynnwood


An After Photo of a Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Lynnwood



Every Bellevue breast augmentation that Dr. Jonov performs is unique. Regardless of the implant you choose or the surgical technique, Dr. Jonov has extensive experience performing breast surgery in Bellevue. Once you have decided to seek out a breast augmentation procedure, it is time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov.


  • Often require a smaller incision
  • May look more natural in those with already larger breasts
  • Implants filled during surgery, allowing their volume to be adjusted to fit specific patient goals
  • If deflation occurs, it is immediately noticeable and saline should absorb into the body safely
  • Can feel firmer than other implant options
  • Available to women age 18 or over


  • Less likely to cause rippling or wrinkling
  • Many patients believe that silicone breast implants look and feel more natural
  • May be more suitable for petite frames than saline implants
  • Silicone breast implants are the most researched and studied medical device on the market
  • May be more successful in altering breast shape than saline implants
  • Available to women age 22 or over

Gummy Bear:

  • More natural shape and feel than traditional breast implants
  • Known to shift less than other options
  • Like other silicone implants, gummy bear implants are less likely to cause rippling or wrinkling
  • May be favored in reconstruction cases
  • Reduced rate of capsular contracture
  • In the event of a rupture, Bellevue gummy bear implants are more likely to hold their shape

Fat Transfer:

  • Utilizes fat from the patient’s own body, introducing no foreign material or implant
  • Works best for women looking to increase breast by only one or two cup sizes
  • Can treat implant rippling or wrinkling
  • Also known to correct breast irregularities caused by other surgeries or biopsies
  • No large incisions
  • No risk of capsular contracture or other similar complications associated with breast implants
  • Natural looking and feeling results
  • Can require less recovery time than other breast augmentation options

Consultation With Dr. Jonov

At your consultation, you can expect to have a private conversation with Dr. Jonov. The conversation will touch on the goals for your breasts, your medical history, and other concerns you have. In addition, Dr. Jonov will perform a physical examination to gain an understanding of your anatomy. This will help him determine which breast implant and breast augmentation option may benefit you best. 

You will also have the opportunity to ask Dr. Jonov any questions you may have. At the end of the consultation, you can try on sizers that allow you to visualize how different implant types and sizes will look. This allows you to cater your breast implants to your desired proportions and current body.

Pre-Operative Appointment

Around three weeks before your breast augmentation in Bellevue, you will come to our office for a pre-operative appointment. During this time, our pre-operative coordinator will finalize the details of your surgery, payment, and provide pre and post-operative instructions. 

Pre-operative instructions can vary between patients due to medical history and their specialized procedure. In general, instructions for before breast augmentation include:

  • Discontinuing certain medications such as blood thinners, Ibuprofen, and Aspirin, if possible
  • Wear comfortable clothing the day of surgery
  • Do not eat or drink anything 8-12 hours before your breast augmentation
  • Arrange for transportation, a caregiver for after surgery, and child care, if necessary
  • Shower the day of, or night before surgery
  • Follow all other instructions given by your plastic surgeon or pre-operative coordinator

Day Of Surgery

On the day of your Bellevue breast augmentation, you will come to The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery’s accredited surgical center. You will begin the check-in process and have your vitals taken and surgical plan reviewed. Next, Dr. Jonov will come to make marks to prepare for surgery. At this point, a licensed anesthesiologist will place you under general anesthesia and continue to monitor you throughout the procedure. 

Dr. Jonov will then begin your breast augmentation. During a traditional breast implant augmentation, he will make the chosen, ideal incision. He will then create a pocket either above or below the pectoral muscle, based on your preference and anatomy. 

Once the pocket is created, he will use a Keller funnel and the “no touch” method to insert the breast implant. This reduces the chances of capsular contracture because it minimizes the chances for contamination of the implant.

If you chose saline implants, Dr. Jonov will then fill them to the desired size. If you chose silicone or gummy bear implants, Dr. Jonov will simply move them into the pocket carefully. When the implants are perfectly positioned, the incisions will be closed using advanced techniques to reduce scarring. 

You will then be gradually woken up from the general anesthesia. You can expect to feel groggy following surgery and will be taken to recovery. Here, The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery team will monitor you following surgery. Most patients are released to their caregiver within a couple hours.

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    Breast Augmentation Recovery

    A breast augmentation surgery usually requires three to seven days of downtime. Common side effects include: pain, general discomfort, swelling, and bruising. These are all normal and should resolve within a week or so. You will follow up at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery one day and one week after surgery. 

    Some patients find themselves able to return to work in a week or less. However, this is highly individualized and you should follow Dr. Jonov’s instructions for when you can return to work. In general, Dr. Jonov recommends avoiding strenuous exercise for at least two weeks. This will promote good healing and reduce the risk of complications.

    Along with activity restrictions, you will have instructions such as how to care for your incisions and how to wear your surgical bra. Dr. Jonov also usually prescribes an antibiotic and pain medication to keep you comfortable and prevent infection.

    A Before Photo of A Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Lynnwood


    An After Photo of A Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Lynnwood


    What people want most when they go to a plastic surgeon is an excellent result. That is what I got when Dr. Jonov performed reconstructive surgery on my breasts. I am ecstatic with the results – the doctor exceeded my expectations! In addition, Dr. Jonov is compassionate and kind and took the time to address my concerns and to check in on me the evening of the surgery. Besides the expertise of Dr. Jonov, I also received wonderful service from each and every person that I came into contact with at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery; from the beginning of the planning process, through the surgery itself, to post-operative care. I strongly recommend Dr. Jonov and his team to anyone interested in breast surgery!

    SandraI strongly recommend Dr. Jonov and his team to anyone interested in breast surgery!


    How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

    Modern breast implants tend to last longer than their predecessors. Most silicone implants come with a lifetime warranty against rupture. You can better discuss the longevity of your breast implants with Dr. Jonov during your consultation.

    What Are The Risks Of Breast Implants?

    The main risks of breast implants are capsular contracture and rupture. Capsular contracture is a complication where scar tissue forms around the implant. It sometimes causes breast pain or the implant to shift position. Occasionally, capsular contracture carries no symptoms. 

    Rupture is when a breast implant breaks or leaks. In saline implants, this is obvious and easily identifiable as it will usually cause the implant to deflate. As mentioned above, silicone implants are less likely to rupture. If a rupture does occur in a silicone implant, they are more likely to hold their shape and remain cohesive.

    To reduce the risk of capsular contracture and other possible complications, Dr. Jonov recommends ultrasound lymphatic massages starting soon after surgery. This aids fluid drainage and often leads to a more comfortable recovery. However, some studies have shown that ultrasound waves can prevent, and sometimes, treat capsular contracture.

    Can Implants Lift The Breasts?

    High profile silicone and gummy bear implants can create a lifted look to the breasts. However, depending on the anatomy of your breasts, you may benefit from a breast augmentation with lift. This procedure is a combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation. It removes extra skin and sometimes tissue to create perkier breasts and places an implant for fuller breasts. Dr. Jonov can discuss whether breast implants will provide you with an adequate lift. Or, conversely, if a breast lift may better address your concerns and goals.

    When Will I See My Final Results?

    Final results from any plastic surgery take a number of months to become fully apparent. Generally, you will see an immediate difference in the size of your breasts. However, the final shape and size will appear over the course of the next year. Most patients see the final results from their Bellevue breast augmentation in about nine months.

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