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There are countless reasons why women might choose to have a breast augmentation, or “boob job”. In addition to many other reasons, breast augmentation is generally done to raise one’s self-esteem regarding how one looks and feels about her figure. With the skill and precision that Dr. Prichard possesses, you can be sure you’re receiving some of the best breast augmentations Phoenix can provide.
Breast augmentation surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. During your Scottsdale breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Prichard uses his unique approach when placing the implant, which you and Dr. Prichard will have agreed upon during your consultation. The implant is carefully positioned through a very small incision for minimal scarring. The type of implant you select will be one of the determining factors for the locations of the incisions. However, Dr. Prichard will take the patient’s personal preferences and needs into account as well.
After making the incision, Dr. Prichard establishes a pocket for the breast implant. The ideal placement of the pocket depends on the volume of one’s natural breast tissue, the type of implant selected, and the overall appearance you desire.
There are several techniques for breast augmentation, which Dr. Prichard can discuss with you to determine what will achieve the best results. Listed below, is a sampling of the varying placement techniques that can be used:
Dual plane – For a dual plane augmentation, the implant is partially positioned behind the pectoralis major muscle. Doing so, essentially boosts the muscle and breast tissue forward, while granting the tissue an improved level of support.
Subglandular – For a sub glandular augmentation, the implant is positioned in front of the pectoralis major muscle, but behind the mammary glands. With a sub glandular augmentation, the implant is not as well protected as it would be with a dual plane augmentation, but it is a less painful recovery.
Additionally, breast augmentation can be performed using fat transfer. Learn more on our fat transfer breast augmentation page (click here).
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Some things to know about recovery after your breast augmentation procedure:
Dr. Prichard, known for delivering arguably the best breast augmentation Scottsdale has to offer, makes it his goal to help you gain new confidence in the look and feel of your breasts, whether you decide to have breast augmentation individually, or you choose to have it in conjunction with other breast enhancing procedures, such as a breast lift or even a full mommy makeover procedure. He strives to give you some of the best breast augmentation Scottsdale has to offer.
Dr. Prichard is the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at John C. Lincoln Hospital and the Medical Director for Plastic Surgery. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He graduated with honors from both Rice University and the University of Texas, Galveston with his medical doctorate.
Today’s modern cosmetic arsenal presents the breast augmentation client with a multitude of options for self-improvement.
Implants come in every shape, size, texture, and specification imaginable, allowing the doctor to customize your procedure to your anatomy and lifestyle, as well as your explicit wishes.
Below you will find a general overview of the basic implant types that Dr. Prichard works with.
Saline implants are typically chosen for their:
The implant is comprised of a saltwater-filled shell, and if it ruptures, there is no damage done, as the body will simply absorb the fluids. Unfortunately, saline implants are not always appropriate for women who require significant enlargement, so it will be up to the doctor to decide during a consultation if they are the right choice for the patient’s desired outcome.
These popular implants are chosen for the following qualities:
The silicone implants tend to look and feel more natural than saline due to their silicone gel that evades rippling and shifting. Recently, the Gummy Bear implant has risen to prominence among plastic surgeons. The Gummy Bear uses a type of “form-stable” silicone, shaped like a tear to better mimic a woman’s natural curves. Gummy Bears offer long-term stability and longevity but do tend to cost more than their predecessors.
I had a great experience working with Dr. Prichard and his staff. They were very patient and answered all of my questions. I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy with reconstruction. Dr. Prichard made my breasts beautiful again.
If you are considering a breast augmentation before having children and breastfeeding, be sure to mention this to your doctor, as your ability to later breastfeed may depend on where the incision is made in the breast. A breast augmentation surgery performed very carefully should leave your milk ducts intact, and thus breastfeeding is still possible.
Breast implants are considered a lifetime device however it is highly recommended to replace your implants every 10-15 years.
Immediately following a breast augmentation surgery, it is common for there to be initial numbness and loss of sensation around the breasts and nipples, as the nerves in the area have been traumatized by the surgery. For most patients, it takes three to six months to regain sensation, and that may still be less than it was before the surgery. For some, it can take up to two years to regain sensation.
After your Scottsdale breast augmentation surgery, it is recommended to abstain from any physical exercise or heavy lifting for minimally 12 weeks. You may feel you know when your body is ready to begin handling more physical strain, however, you should still check with your doctor to get medical okay first. Healing after surgery is important for both your health and the efficacy of the procedure.
After your breast augmentation in Phoenix, your incisions will be healing and diminish over the next several months. As with any scar, proper healing and time are the best remedies. Dr. Prichard will go over the incision location options prior to your appointment – thankfully, they are generally placed through discreet locations such as the under-breast crease, armpit or areola.
Women who have undergone breast augmentation speak of the many benefits they have experienced from their newly enhanced bust line. Below are just a few of the benefits that tend to come with having a breast augmentation:
As the female body matures, a number of distressing changes take place, many of which are amplified by the acts of giving birth and nursing. The breasts lose their natural volume, voluptuousness, shape, and sometimes even their symmetry, slowly deflating. In addition to combatting the effects of aging, there are many other reasons why a woman might pursue breast augmentation, including poor genes or massive weight loss.
However, the result after surgery is always the same: a revitalized, youthful profile; a fuller, more feminine physique; and elevated self-confidence, especially at the beach or out on the town.
Dr. Prichard will walk you through all of the different options for breast implants to ensure you get the results you’re looking to see. He will review common incision locations as well as the varying options for implant placement in detail during your breast augmentation consultation. It is vital that during your consultation you bring up all questions and concerns you may be having, allowing you to make a well-informed decision. Dr. Prichard aims to deliver some of the best breast augmentation Phoenix can administer.
The cost of a breast augmentation varies, because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, new breast implants, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact us for additional information.
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