There are countless reasons why women might choose to have breast augmentation. 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.
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
Dr. Prichard, a top breast surgeon in Phoenix area, 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. Dr. Prichard strives to give you some of the best breast augmentation Scottsdale has to offer.
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.
About the procedure
Breast augmentation surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. During a 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. 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).
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 top breast augmentation Phoenix can administer.
Generally, patients are able to return home the same day of their breast augmentation surgery. It is completely normal to experience some bruising and swelling, as well as an overall tight sensation in the chest area, at first. To assist the healing process, you will be asked to wear a surgical support bra. During the first few 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 to 10 days. More strenuous activities, such as intense exercise, may be taken up again within 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery.
A variety of implants
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 affordability, lower risk of complications, and greater safety. 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.
These popular implants are chosen for their authenticity; they 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.
A top breast augmentation surgeon
Dr. Prichard is one of the best breast augmentation surgeons Scottsdale and Phoenix have to offer. He is the 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.
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