Breast Augmentation Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ
Breast Augmentation With Implants
Augmentation mammoplasty, more commonly referred to as breast augmentation, is performed to increase breast size and/or fix breast asymmetry. Breast Augmentation is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed today allowing patients to increase their self esteem, body image, and even sexual satisfaction. It is also beneficial to those looking to restore lost volume following pregnancy or weight loss.
Am i a candidate for breast augmentation?
Candidates include women who want larger breasts, and those who want to restore the breast volume often lost as a result of pregnancy or significant weight loss. Breasts are typically enlarged with implants. Augmentation mammaplasty is not a substitute for mastopexy, which is a procedure to “lift” breasts that sag significantly.
What are the two types of breast implants?
Silicone and saline are the two implant types most commonly used in augmentation mammaplasty. Silicone implants feel more like natural breasts than saline ones. They include the shaped “gummy bear” or round implants. Implants are placed behind each breast, underneath either breast tissue or the chest-wall muscle. The procedure lasts 1 to 2 hours and is typically performed with general anesthesia. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places to minimize scar visibility. The breast is then lifted, creating a pocket into which the implant is inserted.
Incision types pros and cons
Behind chest wall
Advantages of implant placement behind the chest-wall muscle include a possible reduced risk of capsular contracture (hardening of scar tissue around the implant) and less interference during mammograms. Disadvantages include a longer recovery period.
beneath breast tissue
Advantages of implant placement beneath breast tissue include that the breasts move more naturally as the patient uses her chest muscles and that slight breast sagging is corrected. A disadvantage is that this incision point can only be used once in the event that you may want to change the size of your implant.
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