Breast Augmentation in Phoenix, AZ
The Body Sculpting Center offers breast augmentation to residents of Scottsdale, Phoenix and the surrounding areas in Arizona.
If you’re thinking about breast augmentation surgery, you’re not alone. Breast augmentation has been and remains the most popular type of cosmetic and plastic surgery in the United States. In 2011, more than 300,000 breast augmentations were performed.
You may want to have your breasts augmented to enhance the contour of your body or to add volume to your breasts following pregnancy. You may feel your breasts are simply too small and want to increase their size. Your breasts may be uneven or lack symmetry. Or, you may want to purse breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.
Whatever reason you choose to have this type of surgery, rest assured Dr. Ethan Philpott is an expert when it comes to breast augmentation, performing over 8,000 breast procedures. He has over 30 years of experience with silicone and saline implants and is trained in the Keller System for silicone breast implants. He can also provide you with additional options like LipoAug for breast enhancement and breast lifts that improve the look of sagging breasts.
Surgical Methods for Breast Augmentation
The saline or silicone breast implant will be placed either above or below the pectoral muscle, depending on how much breast tissue you have and your desired outcome. The incision required to insert the implants can be made in one of four locations:
- Belly button (Transumbilical Breast Augmentation or TUBA) – Breast implants can be inserted using an incision in your belly button. The process is performed using an endoscope to loosen the tissue behind the breast. The implant is inserted and filled with saline. The scar is minimal and basically undetectable, and recovery from this method of insertion is short, usually in less than two days if you follow the guidelines of the 24-hour recovery program. Dr. Philpott has performed over 800 procedures using this technique.
- Arm pit (Transaxillary Breast Augmentation) – This is a popular endoscopic approach since it doesn’t leave a visible scar on your breasts. Using this method, the implants can be placed over, under, or partially underneath the pectoral muscle.
Since there’s no incision on your breasts, recovery from this type of incision usually occurs within two days, especially if you follow Dr. Philpott’s 24-hour recovery program.
- Areola (Periareolar Breast Augmentation) – In periareolar breast augmentation, the insertion incision is made in the border of the areola. The pigmented skin of the areola hides the incision scar. This approach represents one of the most popular types of incisions for breast augmentation. If you decide to have your implants removed at some point, the same incision can be used. Additionally, if you’re having a breast lift during your breast augmentation, this approach will likely be used.
If your incision is made in the areola and if you follow Dr. Philpott’s recovery protocol, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities within 24 hours of your breast augmentation surgery.
- Below the breast (Inframammary Breast Augmentation) – The most common incision used when placing implants, the inframammary breast augmentation is made below the breast in the crease. The implant can be placed above, below, or between the muscles using this incision and the implant can be revised via the same incision, if necessary. That reduces the number of scars you may have. One drawback is that the scar will likely be visible when you raise your hands above your head or during intimate contact.
If you receive this type of incision, you should expect to resume normal activities within 24 hours of surgery if you follow Dr. Philpott’s instructions for post-operative care.
24-Hour Recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery
Historically, the recovery process from breast augmentation surgery has been quite painful. Bruising, bleeding, and torn tissues required the need for narcotic pain relief, which prolonged healing. Dr. Philpott has adopted surgical and post-operative techniques that decrease the amount of bleeding and pain you experience following surgery.
His methods are so effective that your pain will be easily controlled using mild analgesics, rather than powerful narcotic pain relievers. Following surgery, you will be required to begin hourly arm exercises immediately. You’ll be encouraged to get back to your typical routine quickly following surgery. Taking an active, engaged role in your recovery is integral to the success of the 24-hour recovery process.
Your individual circumstances will dictate Dr. Philpott’s recommendation and approach to your surgical procedure. During your initial consultation, you will discuss the available options for breast augmentation, and how you can best achieve your goal. Additional recovery information on breast augmentation surgery can be found here as well as our blog.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Phoenix, AZ?
The Body Sculpting Center offers patients the option to finance their procedure through Care Credit and Med Loan Finance. Within a few hours of applying, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedures. We also accept the following major credit cards: Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover®, as well as Cash, Checks, Money Orders and Cashier Check’s.
The Body Sculpting Center specializes in cosmetic and plastic surgery and performs the following breast enhancement procedures for residents of Scottsdale, Phoenix and the surrounding areas in Arizona:
If you are a resident of Scottsdale, Phoenix or one of the surrounding areas in Arizona, contact The Body Sculpting Center for more information about breast augmentation. Schedule a complimentary consultation either online or by calling 602-639-4338.