What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that reshapes the breasts to result in a fuller appearance. It is often considered to be one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries, offering women who dislike their breast size effective opportunities for improvement. With the help of implants, this enhancement surgery improves breast size and shape and produces a beautiful and natural-looking outcome. Our Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeons are highly trained in executing this treatment and perform numerous breast augmentations year-round. When you have your consultation at Forma Plastic Surgery, our experienced team will listen to your concerns and desires and inform you of all of the options available while also customizing a treatment plan to attain your personal goals.
Who is a candidate for breast augmentation?
The decision to have breast enlargement surgery is personal. If you are contemplating this treatment, it is important you do it for yourself and nobody else. You should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are fully developed, and be the right age to receive implants. If you are unhappy with the aesthetics of your chest because they seem deflated, you could benefit from breast augmentation surgery. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by aging, nursing, or weight loss, this treatment can give them life with increased volume. It is also a welcomed option if you lift weights or have limited native breast tissue.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"I got a breast augmentation less than a week ago and I’m already thrilled with the results! Would definitely recommend Dr. Yao "- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 31, 2018
"Breast augmentation - Dr. Yao was an amazing surgeon! He performed a breast augmentation on me and I am extremely happy with my results. He was very thorough about the procedure, what to expect, and post operative care. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. His staff was very accommodating to my needs and made sure to keep in contact with me regarding and questions or concerns I had. Very happy with my results :)"- C. / RealSelf / May 30, 2018
"Dr. Yao = Amazing and Extremely talented - For several years, I have been considering getting a breast augmentation. I am very athletic so there wasn't much there. My sternum was sticking out a little with just the way I am built and I was not comfortable with the way it looked naturally. I went to Dr. Yao who is simply amazing. Him and his surgery consultant, Jenna made me feel like I was at home. The entire office is wonderful and..."- J. / RealSelf / Apr 16, 2018
"Amazing Surgeon - Dr. Walsh is an amazing surgeon! I knew I wanted to have a breast augmentation done but had no idea where to start and she walked me through everything and answerd all of my questions. She's very talented and has great bedside manner! I was nervous about liposuction but my end results are great! If you're looking for a plastic surgeon in the Scottsdale area she's fantastic!"- B. / RealSelf / Aug 24, 2017
"Amazing Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Walsh is a fantastic plastic surgeon and I am so happy with my results. I had a breast augmentation and liposuction done and she walked me through every step of the way. She is kind and cares about her patients. If you're looking for a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Dr. Walsh is the surgeon you need to see! I go to Forma for all of my skincare, Botox and filler now and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 25, 2017
What to Expect with Breast Augmentation
The choice to undergo breast enlargement surgery is personal. If you have considered this treatment, we highly recommend doing it for yourself. Before undergoing this surgery, you should be in good health, have fully developed breasts, and the appropriate age. If you feel unhappy with your breasts' appearance because of the shape or size, changes from pregnancy, or significant weight loss, you could benefit from breast augmentation.
During your initial consultation, we will help you select the best implant based on your preferences, body type, and lifestyle. Implants come in various shapes, sizes, profiles, and textures — all of which we take into consideration when designing your treatment plan. To receive saline implants, you must be at least 18 years old while patients must be a minimum of 22 years old to receive silicone implants. We also help you review your:
- Implant size
- Implant shape
- Implant profile
- Incision type
Cosmetic breast surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery using general anesthesia. After completing the incision, we insert the implant through the opening and place it into a surgically created pocket. After this process, we close the incision with sutures or surgical adhesives. All patients receive detailed aftercare instructions to help with healing. Additionally, you will need to wear a compression garment and attend all of your follow-up appointments.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
Patients considering breast augmentation consider a wide variety of factors when thinking through this procedure, including:
- A desire for increased confidence and attractiveness
- Individualized, customized treatment options to fit your personal expectations
- Enhancement of existing shape, fullness, and size
- Rejuvenation of breasts following major life changes such as childbirth, nursing, surgery, or aging
- Equalizing asymmetrical shape or size in natural breasts
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation
Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your plan might include breast augmentation, a lift, or both. Breast lift surgery removes loose skin and raises the position of the breasts while implants address the shape and size of the breasts. During your consultation with our Scottsdale, AZ, board-certified plastic surgeons, we will listen to your concerns and goals before explaining your treatment options.
Can I breastfeed with implants?
Many women with breast implants have nursed their babies successfully. Nevertheless, any breast surgery can theoretically interfere with your ability to breast feed.”
Can I have my implants removed?
You may decide at some point that you want to replace or remove your implants. If this happens, our team of surgeons offers breast revision surgery. In revision surgery, your old implants will be either replaced with different implants or simply removed. If you choose to have your implants removed, you might need to have a breast lift since larger implants can stretch your skin. If you have any questions or concerns after your augmentation surgery, schedule an appointment at Forma Plastic Surgery to learn more about your options.
Do implants cause breast cancer?
There is no evidence linking implants and breast cancer. The only clinical studies available show that the prevalence of breast cancer in women with implants is the same or even slightly lower than that in women without breast implants! Furthermore, two studies have shown, to date, that the stage of breast cancer detection in women with implants appears to be identical to that found in the overall population.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is still investigating a possible link between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This isn't breast cancer, but a cancer of the immune cells. According to WHO (the World Health Organization), breast implant-related ALCL is very rare and if caught early, it's easy to treat. Additionally, the incidence of ALCL is found in textured implants. At Forma Plastic Surgery, we only use Smooth, Round breast implants, significantly decreasing the risk of developing ALCL. Our surgeons encourage all patients with breast implants to get frequent screenings for breast cancer. You should contact Forma Plastic Surgery if you notice any concerns with your implants.
Get the Look You Want
Breast augmentation is popular for so many reasons. This treatment is considered safe and creates gorgeous results. With a variety of options, we can help you create the bustline you have always wanted. At Forma Plastic Surgery, we are pleased to provide this effective surgery, and we invite you to learn more. Please contact Forma Plastic Surgery to schedule your first office visit with one of our Scottsdale board-certified plastic surgeons.
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