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What to expect from a breast augmentation in Portland, Oregon with Dr. Gabriel

Full, round breasts are the hallmark of a youthful physique, yet as the body ages, the breasts begin to sag, deflate and droop, lowering one’s self-confidence and creating a less than ideal fit in swimwear, evening wear and everyday clothing. Pregnancy and massive weight loss can also contribute to an unattractive breast aesthetic.

Our breast augmentation, either with implants or through fat transfer, can beautifully replenish lost breast volume, creating a more feminine, curvaceous look.

Dr. Gabriel is an established board certified plastic surgeon performing breast augmentation in Portland, OR and beyond, delivering results that are highly customized to your unique anatomy, lifestyle and aesthetic sensibilities. Your outcome will appear wonderfully natural and balanced, giving you a new sense of personal confidence in your appearance.

"Each patient deserves an outcome that reflects their wishes and artistic sensibilities, but one that also complements the physical structure and contours of their anatomy. Finding the delicate balance between these two important aspects is the plastic surgeon's chief responsibly."

Dr. Allen Gabriel, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Benefits of breast augmentation include…

  • Revitalizes the upper torso after pregnancy
  • Helps reverse some of the negative effects of aging
  • Rebuilds the profile after massive weight loss
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Creates a better fit in swimwear and tight-fitting clothing
  • Completes the mommy makeover procedure
  • Procedure can be highly personalized to your needs and wishes
  • Wide array of breast implant sizes, shapes and textures
  • Option for augmentation with fat transfer
  • Long-lasting, sustainable results
  • Beautiful, natural-looking outcomes

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Who might be a good candidate for the breast augmentation procedure?

Breast augmentation is appropriate for women of all ages who desire a change in their breast size and shape. Before undergoing your breast augmentation in Portland, OR, Dr. Gabriel suggests that his patients be in good health, both emotionally and physically, with no major medical issues that would inhibit the surgery or recovery period.

Clients should be non-smokers, or willing to quit at least a month before surgery. Additionally, patients should have realistic expectations for their breast implant results based on their confidential consultation with Dr. Gabriel.

Types of implants

Today there are dozens of implants sizes, shapes and textures to choose from, so you will be able to find the implants that suit your anatomy, goals and lifestyle. Our breast implants in Portland, OR are either saline or silicone, with the Gummy Bear form-stable implant being an additional silicone-based option.

Our silicone breast implants in Oregon tend to look and feel more authentic than saline; however, saline implants tend to be less costly and have a track record for safety, as in the unlikely event of rupture, the body simply absorbs the harmless sterilized saline. Saline implants are also useful for those that want to avoid the appearance of incisions at or near the breast, as they can be inserted through an opening within the armpit.

Dr. Gabriel is also currently offering Motiva Implants. Motiva USA is an affiliated company of Establishment Labs, which was founded in 2004 and is a global, breast implant and medical technology company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets an innovative product portfolio consisting of advanced silicone-filled body shaping implants.


What are Natrelle Breast Implants?

Allergan’s Natrelle INSPIRA is the newest line of FDA-approved silicone gel implants. They are commonly referred to as “gummy” implants. Although only recently approved by the FDA, the manufacturer, Allergan, has been researching and evaluating the long-term safety and overall effectiveness of Natrelle silicone-filled implants for almost two decades.

Why are Natrelle Silicone Implants Referred to as Gummy Implants?

When we use the term gummy, we are describing the consistency of the silicone gel in the implant itself. The gummy is the actual “stickiness” of the gel. It was developed to hold its shape better than the gel in other silicone implants. With Allergan’s Natrelle INSPIRA, there are three different levels of cohesivity, or “gumminess.” The best way for patients to decide which Natrelle implant is right for them is to actually touch, hold, and feel each one. Each option offers a natural look and will be soft to the touch, but varies in firmness.

Do Natrelle INSPIRA Silicone Gel Implants Ripple?

Our Natrelle INSPIRA silicone gel breast implants are better at retaining their shape. The gel is a bit denser with a durable outer silicone shell. Overall, the implant has had much success in minimizing the risk of wrinkling and rippling that can be common with other silicone gel implants.

How Do I Know Which Natrelle Implant is Right for Me?

Natrelle was created to offer women a fuller look, with a very natural feel. Dr. Gabriel will take the time to discuss the benefits and risks of each implant type. He will address any questions you may have regarding size and help you make the best choice for you based on your goals and your unique body structure.

What is the Difference Between Natrelle and Other Gel Implants?

Natrelle INSPIRA breast implants are rounded and filled with the same FDA-approved silicone gel as other implants. The difference with Natrelle is that there is more gel in the implant. The additional gel allows for increased fullness, especially at the top of the breast, but it also reduces the risk of the implant being visible beneath your skin. With a higher fill rate, these implants are less malleable, making it important to precisely fit the dimensions of the breast. There are many different sizes to choose from ensuring the perfect fit for your breast augmentation in Portland, OR.

How Long do Natrelle Breast Implants Last?

The longevity of a breast implant can vary. Natrelle silicone gel implants are typically long-lasting and come with a 10-year warranty. Some women choose to replace implants at the 10 year mark, although there is no need to do so if they are still functioning as they should – and imaging test may be advised for older implants.

Breast implant incisions


This will be an option for those women with an areolar diameter that is neither too small nor too wide for the incision to be made properly. Scarring is greatly minimized, as the incisions are well-hidden within the darker pigmentation of the areolas.


Here, the incisions are made within the breast crease, allowing the surgeon a great deal of access with well-hidden scars. Inframammary incisions are appropriate for both saline and silicone implants.


Here the incisions are placed within the armpits where they are well-disguised. Threading the implant through the armpit incision is trickier in terms of precision, but for those concerned with scarring this may be an excellent option.

TUBA (transumbilical)

This technique creates the incision within the navel and tunnels the implant up to the breasts. This is not a viable option if the dual plane method is used for implant placement.

Implant placement options

During your procedure for breast implants in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Gabriel can place the implants either sub-muscularly beneath the pec muscles, or sub-glandularly above the pec muscles. Additionally, a dual plane method may be utilized, which places them only partially below the pec muscles.

Dr. Gabriel will help counsel you on the best placement for your unique body and aesthetic goals during your confidential breast implants consultation.

Cost of Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants) in Portland

Breast augmentation might be something you’ve always wanted, but you’ve waited on or put off, wondering about the expense. Fortunately, the cost of breast augmentation surgery is relatively affordable. When you take into consideration the amount you likely spend on push-up bras and clothes that help flatter or properly fit your chest, a breast augmentation may, in the long run, even save you money.

And when it comes down to it, regardless of the price, the value of finally having the beautiful breasts and aesthetic physical look you’ve always wished for is worth it.

What are the Factors that Determine the Cost of Breast Augmentation?

One of the main factors that can influence the cost of breast augmentation is which breast implants you decide on. Silicone or gummy bear implants are more expensive than saline implants. Each type of implant has its own benefits. During your consultation with Dr. Gabriel, you will be able to talk through the details, potential drawbacks and positives for each type of implant. He will help you make a decision about which type is best for you based on your unique goals and current physique.

Another factor that can affect the cost of breast augmentation surgery is the procedure complexity itself. If you are having revision breast augmentation surgery and also removing outdated or ruptured breast implants, the cost may be more because the procedure is more complex.

Ultimately, the cost of your breast augmentation varies based on your individual needs. The type of implant that will suit your goals and your present physical concerns will inform the price. These factors will be thoroughly discussed with Dr. Gabriel during your consultation.

Breast Augmentation Cost

These are general guidelines to think with that give an idea of what breast enhancement with expert Portland plastic surgeon Dr. Allen Gabriel costs.

Pricing for a breast augmentation in Portland is determined upon consultation. Dr. Gabriel’s fee includes the cost of the breast implants, the operating room fee, and the fee for a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Beware of “Cheap” Breast Augmentation

Be careful and aware of plastic surgeons who are trying to sell you a cheap breast augmentation for $2,000 or $3,000. These plastic surgeons may not be board-certified, or they may be neglecting to mention additional fees, such as the anesthesia fee.

This is your body, and your breasts are a special and important part of your physique. While it can be tempting to go with the least expensive option, now is the time to go with quality, expertise and excellence, like the care you will find with Dr. Gabriel. Ultimately, the confidence, beauty and realization of your aesthetic goals for your body are priceless.

Financing Information for Breast Implants in Oregon

Dr. Gabriel Plastic Surgery offers CareCredit financing for breast augmentation surgery and other procedures. This third-party program can help patients who qualify finance 100 percent of their surgery, and there are no upfront costs or annual fees. There are 24, 36, 48 and 60-month payment plan options, and CareCredit offers competitive interest rates.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Gabriel to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, please contact us today.


Will my scars disappear over time?

Your scars will not completely disappear, but they will fade over time, typically appearing as a fine line matching your skin tone. The degree to which scars fade and the final appearance is based you’re your skin type and genetics, along with your individual healing capacity. The incisions are always made in the most discreet areas so that they are not noticeable.

How long do breast augmentations last?

Breast augmentations can last many, many years, and need not be replaced when the implants remain in good shape. Many people believe that implants must be replaced every ten years, but the latest generation of breast implants often lasts far longer.

What’s expected of me in order to get great results?

To get the best results it is best to avoid strenuous activity for the prescribed time period after surgery, usually about six weeks. Also avoiding blood thinners and alcohol prior to and after surgery, eating healthy foods, and staying hydrated is advised. The healthier you are, the faster you can heal and enjoy your new figure.

How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?

Your ability to breastfeed should not be affected as the implants and surgery will not compromise the milk ducts or nipple, especially if the implants are placed beneath the pectoral muscle. Inform Dr. Gabriel if you intend to have children in the future that you would like to breastfeed, so the correct procedure is used.

What will the breast look like if I later choose to have the implants removed?

This depends on how large the implants are and how long they have been in place. If the implants are quite large, then the skin and tissue will have stretched and grown to accommodate the implants. This will leave the breast looking very flat and lacking volume after the implant is removed. At this point, if you do not want to replace your implants, a breast lift can be performed to reshape your natural tissue to resolve the issue.

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Why choose Dr. Gabriel for breast augmentation?

Dr. Gabriel is a lauded authority in the field of breast surgery, having completed an elite Fellowship in Breast and Aesthetic Surgery at the prestigious Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN. He focuses on balanced, natural-looking outcomes that reflect each woman’s unique goals for her figure. Working with Dr. Gabriel is a stress-free experience, as he is passionate about educating his patients prior to their procedures. He carefully and painstakingly answers all patient questions, describing the available treatment options, explaining what recovery will entail, and leaving no concern unaddressed. This is an excellent foundation for a successful, lasting outcome.

Dr. Gabriel is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has pursued exhaustive written and oral examinations to ensure his professional skill set is unrivaled. He holds membership in multiple world-renowned organizations, including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. As a testament to his skill, knowledge, and compassion, Dr. Gabriel was honored with the rare Humanism in Medicine Award. Additionally, he was named as one of America’s top 100 doctors by RealSelf.

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