Breast Augmentation in 2017

Women’s bodies go through so many changes throughout a lifetime and some of the biggest changes you experience can be with your breasts. When you are young, they will start off small and perky. In some cases, they grow during puberty and in others, they stay smaller. It is even common to have one larger than the other during this stage. Then, as you mature and possibly have children, they grow significantly, then deflate post-childbirth. With all of this fluctuation comes stretching, sagging, and looseness. Either way, being born with perfect breasts that stay that way is very uncommon. That’s where a breast augmentation comes in and it’s not always about a major change in size.

Why a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation procedures have shifted in recent years. As opposed to simply enlarging the breasts with an augmentation, candidates are seeking subtle enhancements to create symmetry, to improve the overall look post-pregnancy, to restore breasts after breast cancer, and more. Whatever the motivation, breast augmentation no longer has the stereotype of a fake, drastic change. Breast augmentation today leads to an improved appearance, boosts self-esteem, and helps you achieve the feminine contour that you desire.

What are my options?

Breast augmentation procedures come with many decisions. Where do you want your incision? What type of implant do you want? Would you like the implant placed over or under the muscle? Here are a few quick tips to help you decide:

Type of Implant

Saline vs. Silicone really comes down to preference. Educating yourself is important because you should not select the type of implant based on what you’ve heard were successful for others. Silicone implants have a more natural feel. However, they are often costlier and will require follow-ups to ensure that they have not ruptured. Saline implants offer a smaller incision, thus a smaller scar. The reason for this is the shell of the implant is put into place and then filled after placement. Also, if a saline implant ruptures, you are well aware of the rupture because the breast will become smaller as your body absorbs the saline from the ruptured implant.


Whether the implant is placed over or under the breast muscle will depend on your body and the type of implant chosen. In many cases, patients decide to have the implant placed above the muscle in order to have a shorter recovery time. Others choose the sub-muscular option because it produces a more natural look. Our surgeons will give a suggestion based on your lifestyle.

As stated, not all breast augmentations are the same for every patient. If you interested in a breast augmentation, be sure that you’re going to an American Board of Plastic Surgery certified plastic surgeon with the proper knowledge and experience to give you the correct advice in selecting what is right for you. Our surgeons at Gawley Plastic Surgery has years of experience and the credentials you’ve been looking for to achieve those perfect results. Schedule your consultation with one of our surgeons in Scottsdale, Arizona today!