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Have you always wanted larger, fuller breasts? If you are like many women, you may feel that your breasts are disproportionately small and out of balance with the rest of your body. Or maybe your breasts are different sizes, creating a noticeable asymmetry. You can’t change your genetics, but you can change your appearance through breast enlargement surgery, also known as breast augmentation .
Scottsdale board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah White will listen to your concerns and your hopes. She will discuss with you the various surgical options and the different implant types, shapes and sizes now available. After the surgery is done, you’ll wonder why you didn’t have surgery sooner. If you’re like most women, you will feel more self-confident, sexier, and more attractive than ever before.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?
The best candidates for a breast augmentation are people in good physical health with no existing medical conditions like cancer, infection, or diabetes that could affect healing from surgery. It is mostly recommended for people who want to enhance the appearance of their breasts.
Since cosmetic surgeries are permanent, breast augmentation is best for people who already have a fully developed adult body.
Ensure realistic goals before coming in for the procedure. Remember, getting a breast augmentation is not the answer to transforming one’s personal or professional life.
Undergoing a breast augmentation procedure should be your own decision. It should never be the result of influence or pressure from another person.
Healing from a surgery may be slower for smokers. To avoid complications from smoking, refrain from using nicotine products four to six weeks before and after the procedure.
How to Prepare for a Breast Augmentation Procedure
The most important part of preparing for a breast augmentation procedure is preparing yourself emotionally. Make sure to surround yourself with a healthy support group.
Planning your finances, food, time off work, and transportation are important tasks you need to accomplish before a breast augmentation. Patients must give themselves enough time for recovery. It is best to plan to avoid work and strenuous activities for at least one week to allow incisions to heal.
During recovery, you will be restricted from doing tasks like cleaning the house and cooking meals. Prepare your resting area with enough pillows, and place your necessities nearby.
Refrain from eating eight hours before the surgery to prevent vomiting during the procedure. It is also recommended that you bathe on the day of surgery. Avoid using lotions, deodorant, or any other skin products to make sure your skin is free of any chemicals that could affect the surgery.
Breast Augmentation Procedure Information
Breast augmentation surgery is done on an outpatient basis at the Virginia Piper Outpatient Surgical Facility in Scottsdale using general anesthesia. A small incision is made under the breast or around the areola and a silicone gel or saline-filled implant is inserted under the breast tissue, or under the breast tissue and the underlying muscle.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
You will go home in a comfortable surgical bra placed over gauze dressings. A breast band will be in place above the breasts to keep them in the proper position during healing. You will be seen the following day in our office to make sure you are doing well. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication and sutures are clipped at 1 week. Walking around and light activities can be resumed even the night after surgery, but no lifting or exertion that elevates the heart rate should be done.
Bleeding requiring emergency surgery can result from too much activity for the first few weeks. Full activity can be resumed at 6 weeks afterwards. You may drive as soon as you are not taking any narcotics (you can be arrested for a DUI even if you are prescribed the medications for surgery). After the first week, if you have smooth surfaced implants you will be shown how to move them around to help prevent scar tissue formation.
Complementary Plastic Surgery Procedures
An additional procedure that would enhance the results of a breast augmentation is a Breast Lift if the breasts are also saggy, a condition that is common after pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, or a result of the aging process.
Breast enlargement is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks
The specific risks and the suitability of breast enlargement can be determined only during your consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. White. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are unusual.
- View Breast Enlargement Before and After Photos
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Schedule a Consultation for Your Breast Augmentation
Your Breast Augmentation procedure will be performed in Dr. White’s surgery center located in Scottsdale, AZ, just outside of Phoenix and Tucson