Breast Enlargement (Breast Augmentation)

This has become one of our most popular operations. Using implants with a variety of styles, aesthetic results have become more natural since the early days of implantation. The choices as to location of the incision, size and style of implants and type of anesthesia will be discussed during your first visit.

As gel implants are generating much discussion, Dr. McAvoy will share his considerable experience with these as well as opinions as to drawbacks and limitations of both saline and gel-filled products.

Dr. McAvoy performs many breast augmentations, but is quick to note that quality, not quantity, is his goal. As you will see during your initial consultation, attention to detail, and unhurried methodology is his goal, before, during, and after surgery. His post- operative complication rate is lower than any national average, and his “happiness rate” is targeted at 100%, and nothing less. Dr. McAvoy may be one of the few surgeons to give his home telephone number to his patients for post-op questions. He is proud of his record of augmenting mothers and now their daughters, among whom are physicians and dentists, their wives and daughters, and nurses with whom he has worked. Dr. McAvoy’s caring approach toward patients of his colleagues has lead to frequent referrals for second opinions, both pre-op and post op.

Dr. McAvoy, as a Member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, regularly attends conferences devoted solely to breast implants, and will share this up to the minute info with you.

There is no operation that requires as much discussion as this one, so plan for 45 minutes to one hour with Dr. McAvoy for the initial consultation. To aid you in asking the right questions, we’ve prepared a custom packet on this procedure, available during your first visit, arranged by calling 707-526-2276. A text of pre-operative and post-operative advice is available via our e-mail.


  • Usually Outpatient with conscious sedation, general anesthesia available
  • Operation takes 1-1/2 to 2 hours
  • Recuperation takes about 1 week
  • Under the muscle is recommended
  • Costs; $5000 to $7500 depending on type of anesthesia, type of implants and cash discount.

Some Typical Results Of Dr. McAvoy’s Surgery: (All here are saline-filled)



5’7″,123 lbs., Pre-Op A or less, Post-Op Full C, 390 cc., Round, Smooth

5’4″, 123 lbs., Pre-Op A, Post-Op Full C, 360 cc., Round, Smooth

5’7″, 127 lbs., Pre-Op B cup, Post-Op D Cup, 390cc., Round, Smooth

5’4″, 110 lbs., Pre-Op B, Post-Op Full C, 300 cc., Round, Smooth

5’8″ 125 lbs., Pre-Op B cup, Post-Op D Cup, 420cc., Round, Smooth

5’6″, 125 lbs., Pre-Op A, Post-Op full B,

330cc. on Right, 300cc. on Left, Round, Smooth

5’1″, 120 lbs., Pre-Op B, Post-Op D, 420cc., Round, Smooth

57, 130 lbs., Pre-Op B, Post-Op D, 420 cc., Round, Smooth

5’6″, 125 lbs., Pre-Op A, Post-Op C, 540 cc., Round, Smooth

5’4″, 118 lbs, Pre-op A, Post-op B to C,

Patient declined uplift, 360 cc., Round, Smooth