Breast implants are a very effective way to improve the size, shape, and fullness of your breasts. The doctors at Gawley Plastic Surgery will work with you to craft a customized aesthetic plan that will achieve the beautiful breasts you’ve always desired.
Due to the improvements in breast implant design and advances in breast augmentation techniques, this procedure is providing safer, more natural looking results than ever before. At times, our surgeons may recommend a breast lift in conjunction with your breast implant procedure to achieve enhanced results.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Implants?
Ideal candidates for breast implants are in good overall health, have a strong understanding of the risks associated with the procedure, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. There are many reasons women choose to get breast implants, including:
- Increase the size of small breasts
- Correct breast asymmetry
- Restore lost breast volume due to weight loss or breastfeeding
- Correct sagging issues
- Restore lost firmness
- As part of a breast reconstruction procedure after a mastectomy
If you are planning on having children down the road, you should discuss these plans with your surgeon before undergoing breast augmentation. Future pregnancies may adversely impact the results of your procedure, and consequently, your surgeon may recommend that you wait to get breast implants until you are done with childbirth.
“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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Important Breast Implant Information
At Gawley Plastic Surgery, we believe that patient education is an important component in achieving the best possible results for your procedure. That education starts with this website, and it continues with your initial consultation at our office. In order to get the most out of this consultation, we encourage you to do as much research as possible about your desired procedure before we meet with you and come prepared to ask us any questions you may have.
The following information will provide you with a great starting point for your research:
Scheduling a Consultation
During your initial consultation, we will explain your breast implant options and make recommendations based on your goals and body type. If you are considering breast enlargement in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area, please contact us today so we can schedule your meeting with one of our surgeons at Gawley Plastic Surgery.
Breast Implant Frequently Asked Questions
How do I determine which implant size is right for me?
There are many factors that go into choosing the implant size that will give you the outcome you desire. One of the key factors is the measurement of the width of your breast now. If you, like us, are hoping for a natural, long-lasting result, then you will need to work with us to select an implant that “fits” your chest. Going too large or even too small will result in outcomes that are more fake and less desirable. The amount of breast tissue you have now and the tightness / laxity of the skin will also play a fundamental role in determining the optimal implant to give you a natural result.
Breast implants are measured in CC’s or cubic centimeters and range from 100 CC to 800 CC. For each 150cc, your breast will increase in size roughly one cup size. More important than the cc’s is the base width. The implant’s base width varies from 7.4 cm to 17.2 cm. When you come in for your consult, your surgeon will take those measurements and show you the implant options that will fit your body best to give you a natural result.
While there are computer imaging software programs and other promotions that promise to show you what you will look like, we prefer to work with you to understand your goals and desires. We will help you understand the look and feel of your future breasts with the chosen implant size and shape. Then, on the day of surgery, you can bring in your “wish” pictures and your surgeon will use those to help ensure you achieve your desires.
Should I put my implants above or below the muscle (subglandular / pre-pectoral, sub-fascial or submuscular)?
This is the final decision in your journey to a breast augmentation and an important one. It is a very personal choice. All too often we hear, “well my friend got hers under the muscle so I should do that too.” Just because your friend got a great result with her surgery, does not mean that your result will be the same. Much more important is your body and your activities.
The amount of breast tissue you have now will help to decide how well you can camouflage the implants. If you have very little breast tissue, it may be best to put them under the muscle to help “hide them” and keep them looking more natural. However, if you have enough of your own breast tissue, then implants above the muscle can be an advantage. In particular, if you exercise regularly (yoga, pilates, cross-fit, weight lifting…), then implants above the muscle will have a lower risk of movement over time and a much more natural result when you are using your chest muscles.
This is an important conversation to have with your surgeon. Gawley Plastic Surgery is expert in breast augmentation and will work with you to help you achieve the result you truly deserve and desire. Schedule your consult today and get started on your journey.
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