How you view yourself is critical to your happiness. For many women, breast augmentation surgery can enhance their confidence, self-esteem, and serenity.
Breast augmentation can be a means of changing a woman’s breast size, shape, and fullness. This field of surgery in particular requires highly trained and highly experienced physicians who listen attentively to their patient’s needs and goals. The pair of breast surgery specialists at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics in Phoenix consistently earn high marks from patients for their communication skills and approachability.
Board-certified Drs. Tim Matatov and Joseph Zakhary bring meticulous care and advanced training and techniques to this complex and demanding practice, earning the confidence of women throughout Arizona. Southwest Breast and Aesthetics in Phoenix invites you to schedule a consultation. You will be examined, your medical history will be taken and your particular goals will be carefully noted and meticulously followed.
Breast augmentation, known medically as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that enables you to change the size, shape, and in some cases the “feel” of your breasts.
The operation involves trained surgeons placing either saline or silicone gel implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles. In some cases, the desired augmentation may be achieved by using fat from another part of the patient’s body. This method of breast augmentation may be ideal for patients who would like to reduce excess fat in specific areas of the body or who would like to avoid risks associated with implants.
Southwest Breast and Aesthetics is a leader in Arizona fat transfer breast augmentation. Many women seek the procedure to enhance their appearance and self-confidence. Some also believe the augmentation can make their clothes more attractive by elevating the look and fit of their wardrobe and improving the balance between their breast and hip contours.
The FDA requires that women be at least 18 years old to receive saline-filled implants and at least 22 years old to get silicone implants. There are things to consider before undergoing breast augmentation surgery.
For example, it is recommended that women who have silicone gel implants receive an MRI examination three years after the surgery and about every two years thereafter to ensure there has been no rupture or leakage. If that has occurred, you will need to have the implants removed or replaced. Breast enhancement surgery can in some cases make it more difficult to get a mammogram, and also may make it more difficult for you to breastfeed. Like all surgeries, breast augmentation carries risks. Risks may include, but are not limited to:
It is important to remember that breast implants are not meant to last a lifetime. You may need to at some point have the implants replaced if the size and shape of your breasts change over time. Remember, too, that augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts, a condition that may require a breast lift along with breast augmentation in order for sagging breasts to appear fuller, firmer, and “higher.”
Before the procedure, you will meet with your highly trained and very experienced surgeon at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ. Your doctor may ask you to stop taking certain medications and/or supplements for a few weeks prior to your surgery, which is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure you remain “asleep” and pain-free during the operation.
The procedure usually takes between one and two hours. Your surgeon will make a cut under your breasts, under your arms, or around your nipples. That decision will be based on your body, the type of implant chosen, and the extent of the enlargement you desire. Your doctor will place the implant into a pocket above or underneath your chest muscle. While Southwest Breast and Aesthetic offers implant placement above and below the muscle, we believe that an implant placed above the muscle in a subfascial plane avoids long term complications and exercise restrictions that may occur with submuscular implant placement. Your surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of each option with you during your consultation to ensure that your implant placement best suits your goals and lifestyle.
Saline-filled implants are filled with sterile saltwater. Some are pre-filled and others are filled during the operation. Silicone gel-filled implants are filled with a plastic gel. While many women say that silicone gel-filled implants feel more “natural,” they do pose more of a risk if they leak. After your implants are properly placed and aligned, your surgeon will close the incisions with sutures or surgical tape. Your breasts will be covered with gauze after the surgery. You may have drainage tubes, which will be removed in a few days. While breast augmentation is generally an outpatient procedure, your doctor may recommend you stay overnight in the hospital.
You’ll want to take it very easy for a few weeks! Over-the-counter pain relievers will likely control much of your discomfort, but your doctor may prescribe medication for you as well.
You will likely have some swelling in your breasts and around the incisions. As time progresses, the swelling will ease and the scars will fade. Heavy lifting (anything heavier than a gallon of water) is a definite no-no for up to six weeks after your surgery. You may need to wear a surgical bra for a while. You and your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments as needed to make sure you are healing properly and reaping the results you want.
If the procedure is purely cosmetic it will not. Typically, the surgery costs between $5,000 and $10,000, depending on the doctor, the location, and the type of implant used.
Schedule an initial consultation with the highly trained and experienced team at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics today. If you wish to proceed, the doctors and staff will work closely with you to develop a specific surgical plan to select the optimal size and shape of implants to compliment the contours of your body and to meet your desired goals. Your breast history will be thoroughly reviewed and a baseline screening mammogram will be performed. If all is in order, your surgery will be scheduled and you will be given detailed pre-operative instructions.
To ensure you are prepared, protected, and confident. You want the best for your body and for your enjoyment of your life. When it comes to breast augmentation, that requires the very best surgeons and the very best care. Drs. Tim Matatov and Joseph Zakhary at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ possess the training, the experience, the staff-and just as importantly- the listening skills and the “personal touch” to help you in your journey.
Your journey to better begins with a consultation at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics. Our plastic surgeons set the standards for plastic surgery through their innovative procedures and meticulous attention to detail. Discover a better experience by booking your consultation at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics today.