Breast Augmentation

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Breast Augmentation

Breast enlargement is one of our most popular procedures. You can finally have the size and shape you have always wanted or restore your pre-childbirth breast size. The results can be dramatic, but they do not have to be dramatic. Breast augmentation can be a subtle change in some cases. Most women who choose breast enlargement choose implants that will give them a C cup. At Gawley Plastic Surgery, it is our goal for breast augmentation patients to achieve a size that is natural and proportionate to their body.

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Benefits Of Breast Augmentation

Any woman 18 or older may choose to have breast augmentation using saline implants. If you would like to have silicone gel implants, you must be at least 22 years of age.

A breast augmentation can:

  • Improve appearance
  • Boost self-esteem
  • Balance and improve body proportions
  • Improve job opportunities
  • Improve social opportunities
  • Correct asymmetrical breasts
  • Restore shape and tone lost to age or pregnancy
  • Achieve the look and body shape that you have always wanted

Breast augmentation may be performed alone, in combination with a breast lift, or as part of a mommy makeover.

Breast Augmentation Options

You will have many choices to make about the look, shape, and feel of your breasts:

Incision Options

All of your incision options will leave minimal visible scarring. Our surgeons will go over each incision choice and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Traditional breast augmentation is open surgery with the incision in the inframammary crease (under the breast where it meets the chest wall) or around the areola.

Gawley Plastic Surgery specializes in transaxillary endoscopic breast augmentation with a transaxillary incision (in the armpit), so scarring is less visible. While many surgeons are not familiar with this procedure, our surgeons at Gawley Plastic Surgery perform this surgery routinely and find that patients are tremendously happy with the natural shape and lack of scarring on the breast.

“I was fortunate enough to attend their Breast Event in which they covered a vast amount of information on breast augmentation. Dr. Gawley met with me after the event to discuss getting a lift as well. His demeanor and genuine care for my situation solidified my choice in using him as my surgeon.– Verified Patient”

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Breast Enlargement Candidates

Breast enlargement may be right for you if you:

  • Are 18 years old or older (for silicone gel implants, 22 years or older)
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Are of stable weight
  • Are not planning a major weight change such as massive weight loss or pregnancy
  • Are in good physical and psychological health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have little or no sagging
  • Have enough breast tissue to cover the implant
  • Want to improve your appearance

Women who are not good candidates for breast augmentation usually have other options. If your breasts sag, a breast lift may achieve your desired results. If you are expecting to lose a great deal of weight or if you are planning to get pregnant, it is best to wait until after the major body-changing event.

Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

When can you exercise after breast augmentation?

It is important that you begin light walking right after your breast augmentation surgery. This should not be strenuous but just short walks around your home every hour to enhance circulation and avoid blood clots. Within 2 weeks, you can begin cardio including walking uphill or walking on the treadmill. In 4 weeks from your surgery, most women are able to resume their exercise routine, but heavy lifting must still be avoided. Especially when your implants are placed under the pectoral muscle, strenuous exercises like push-ups must be avoided. By the end of 6 weeks, most patients have completely healed and can resume all exercises. However, you must always listen to your body in case it requires more time and follow your surgeon’s instructions to ensure the best healing and expected results.

Do breast implants sag under the muscle?

There are many myths regarding the breast augmentation procedure and one such myth is that placement of the implant under the muscle will “hold it up” and there will be less sagging. The muscle tends to push the implant downward and out if the muscle border has been divided. When the muscle fibers are not divided, the movement of the implant with muscle contraction can be extreme which could displace the implants towards the armpit. Usually, your body naturally forms a capsule around the implants, and this keeps them in place. Any sagging in the future is related to your skin’s natural elasticity and capacity to stretch in addition to the implant size rather than the placement of the implant pocket. This is why breast augmentation is a customized procedure suitable to the individual anatomy of a woman.

Learn more by reading :

What to Expect After Breast Augmentation

Choosing a Breast Surgeon in Phoenix

Breast Implant Manufacturers

Visualization Techniques for Planning Breast Implant Size

Breast Augmentation Risks

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About 50% of the surgeries that are performed at Gawley Plastic Surgery are breast enlargements. If you are in Scottsdale or Phoenix, Arizona or the surrounding area, please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We also welcome patients from around the country and can recommend the best hotels for your visit. Wherever you are, if you are interested in breast augmentation or any type of breast surgery, we would love to hear from you.

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