Breast Augmentation

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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 augmentation Phoenix can provide.

What is a Breast Augmentation?

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.

What Should You Expect?

After making the incision, Dr. Prichard establishes a pocket for the breast implant. 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, are 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. By doing so, this essentially boosts the muscle and breast tissue forward, while granting the tissue an improved level of support.

Subglandular – For a subglandular augmentation, the implant is positioned in front of the pectoralis major muscle, but behind the mammary glands. With a subglandular 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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During Recovery

Some things to know about recovery after your breast augmentation procedure:

  • Patients generally are able to return home the same day of their boob job procedure
  • It is completely normal to experience some bruising and swelling, as well as an overall tight sensation in the chest area, at first
  • You will be asked to wear a surgical support bra to assist with the healing and support of your new breasts
  • During the first 12 weeks you should avoid any heavy lifting, pulling or pushing
  • Most patients feel ready to pick up their daily routines, including work or school, within a week or two
  • More strenuous activities, such as intense exercise, may be taken up again within 12 weeks after your surgery

Why Choose Dr. Prichard?

Dr. Prichard, known for delivering arguably the best breast augmentation Scottsdale has to offer, makes it his goal is to help you gain a 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.

Implant Types to Choose From

Breast Aug ScottsdaleToday’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.


Silicone VS Saline

  • FDA Approved
  • Filled with silicone
  • Will not pop and deflate
  • Does not ripple
  • Comes in round or anatomical (more natural shape)
  • Cost is higher than saline implants
  • Slightly larger incision than saline
  • FDA Approved
  • Filled with saline, which is absorbable by your body should it rupture
  • Deflation if rupture occurs
  • Chance of rippling
  • Comes in round shape
  • Cost is less than silicone implants
  • Smaller incision than silicone

Saline Implants

Saline implants are typically chosen for their:

  • Affordability
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Greater safety
  • Smaller incision site

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 consultation if they are the right choice for the patient’s desired outcome.


Silicone Implants

These popular implants are chosen for the following qualities:

  • More natural look and feel
  • No rippling
  • Option of Gummy Bear shape
  • Won’t pop and deflate

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.

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Testimonials

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I breastfeed after a breast augmentation?

    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 still possible.

  • How long do breast implants last?

    Breast implants are considered a lifetime device however it is highly recommended to replace your implants every 10-15 years.

  • Will I have loss of sensation after my Breast Augmentation?

    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.

  • How soon after my surgery can I exercise?

    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 a surgery is important for both your health and the efficacy of the procedure.

  • Do I need a breast lift with my breast augmentation?

    During your breast consultation with your breast augmentation surgeon in Scottsdale, Dr Prichard will determine if it would be best to include a breast lift with our breast augmentation.

  • Will I have big scars?

    After your breast augmentation in Phoenix, your incisions will be healing and diminishing 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.


Benefits of Breast Augmentation

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:

  • An increased sense of self-esteem
  • Clothing becomes more flattering on one’s frame
  • Enhanced breasts can create a more youthful appearance
  • Breasts achieve a beautifully balanced shape and size
  • Provides a more pleasing feminine silhouette

Changes in the breasts with aging

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.

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Specialized breast aug consultation

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.


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If you would like to explore your options for the best breast augmentation in Scottsdale, request a consultation online. Or you can call our office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Prichard.

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