Women are motivated to seek breast augmentation for various personal reasons. For many women, the size and shape of their breasts is closely tied to their confidence, self-esteem and feeling healthy and attractive. At Oasis Plastic Surgery, Dr. Geoghegan and her staff will work with you to find the right implant style, size, technique and scar location to meet your expectations. Having breast surgery in Scottsdale does not just mean larger breasts. In addition to enhancing the size and shape, breast augmentation can help to restore breast volume lost after pregnancy or weight loss, it can help to achieve better symmetry, it can improve sagging or ptotic breasts or it can help to recreate a breast that is missing due to trauma, congenital abnormality or breast cancer.
Our goal in breast augmentation surgeries is to leave the breasts looking natural and in proportion to your body. When considering surgery that can have a dramatic improvement on your appearance, there are many options to consider. During your individual consultation you will learn more and have the opportunity to ask questions to help create your ideal breast appearance, including:
In November 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration re-approved the use of silicone gel implants for women over age 22. These new gel implants are more cohesive, meaning that if cut or damaged the gel tends to stay in place and does not leak into the tissues. In extensive research done over the past twenty years, no study to date has ever linked breast implants to autoimmune disease or breast cancer.
Saline implants are FDA approved for augmentation in women over 18 years of age. These implants are made of a synthetic shell that is filled in the operating room with sterile saline water. If a saline-filled implant fails, it will deflate over several days to weeks and the sterile salt water used to fill it will be absorbed by the body.
Breast implants are medical devices that are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and future surgery may be required to replace one or both of your implants. This can be performed during a relatively short and straightforward procedure. Whether you have chosen saline or silicone implants, regular examinations to assess your breasts and implants are important for you to maintain.
* Colored implants are used for illustrative purposes only.
Much of the decision on whether to place your implants above or below the muscle will be based on your breast anatomy, how much natural breast tissue you have, your lifestyle, and your personal preference. But we here are some general pro’s and con’s:
For more information about having breast augmentation in Scottsdale with Oasis Plastic Surgery call (480) 264-6428 today.
If you are considering a Breast Augmentation procedure, here is what you should expect:
General or local with sedation
Bleeding, infection, temporary or permanent numbness, uneven positioning or shape of breasts, poor incision healing, widening of scars, implant failure/rupture, breast hardening or capsular contraction, need for revision surgery.
Usually back to work in 3 days to 1 week, avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks