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Breast Augmentation, is one of the most popular procedures performed by Dr. Rod of Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery. It can have a life-changing impact, boosting your self-confidence and helping you look and feel your very best. If you are looking to improve the size and shape of your breasts or restore the perkiness they had prior to pregnancy or aging, breast augmentation may be an excellent way to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Also known as breast enlargement or a “boob job,” Breast Augmentation is the process of inserting an implant into the chest to increase the size of your breasts. Breast Augmentation, or a Mammaplasty, is by far one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among women. The perfect breast size is a very individual thing and your breast augmentation surgery is planned just for you and only you. Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants or saline implants. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.

The best way to find out if Breast Augmentation surgery is the right option for you is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rod in person. Please call (623) 208-6306 today to schedule your consultation at one of our two locations in Goodyear or Phoenix, Arizona.

Disclaimer:   The photos and testimonials on this website are not intended to represent the results that every patient can expect. Cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatment results vary greatly from patient to patient and are not guaranteed. Ask your Dermacare representative for more information.

Breast Augmentation Surgery, or a Mammoplasty, involves using breast implants to increase the size of your breasts.

Breast implants can also restore volume back to your breasts, volume that has been lost after a dramatic weight reduction, nursing or pregnancy.

Breast Augmentation can:

  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve the balance of your figure
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

Breast implants are also used for Breast Reconstruction after a Mastectomy or injury.

It is important to have realistic expectations of your Breast Augmentation surgery. Breast enlargement will not correct severely drooping breasts. If you are looking to achieve the look of fuller breasts or have a sagging breasts lifted, then a Breast Lift may be required in conjunction with Breast Augmentation. A Breast Lift can often be done at the same time as your Breast Augmentation, but in some cases, may require a separate operation to be performed. Schedule an appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod, at one of our valley locations in Goodyear or Phoenix, Arizona.

Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery wants all of our plastic surgery patients considering breast augmentation to know, the decisions that they make about their procedure play a big part in their personal satisfaction and how attractive they feel when seeing the final results. In fact, there are many choices plastic surgery patients need to make prior to their Breast Augmentation surgery. Some of these decisions prior to surgery include the location of the incision, whether to place the implant under or over the chest muscle, and what type of implant to use.

You can learn more about your breast implant options below or by contacting Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Rod at one of our two valley locations in Goodyear or Phoenix, AZ. Your happiness is our priority, which is why Dr. Rod will have a lengthy discussion about your personal breast enlargement choices so that each of our patients will leave feeling confident about their decision, and ready and excited for their Breast Augmentation surgery.

  • Saline Breast Implants: Saline Breast Implants are a type of implant used for Breast Augmentation plastic surgery. This type of implant is filled with sterile salt water. Saline breast implants provide a uniform shape, firmness and feel to the breasts. These implants are FDA-approved for Breast Augmentation in woman age 18 or older. If the implant shell ever leaks, a saline implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.
  • Silicone Breast Implants: Silicone breast implants are another type of implant used for Breast Augmentation surgery. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel that feels a bit more like natural breast tissue. If you decide on silicone breast implants for your Breast Augmentation surgery, you may need to schedule regular visit with Dr. Rod to make sure the implants are functioning properly. During these regular visits, an ultrasound or MRI screening will be used to assess the condition of the breast implants. If the implant ever leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell, or may escape into the breast implant pocket. A leaking implant filled with silicone gel will not collapse. Silicone Breast Implants are FDA-approved for Breast Augmentation surgery in women age 22 or older.
  • Gummy Bear Breast Implants: Form-Stable Implants, or Gummy Bear Breast Implants, are a type of implant used for Breast Augmentation surgery. They are known as “Gummy Bear Breast Implants” because they maintain their shape even when the implant shell is broken. The implant is filled with silicone gel that is thicker than the gel found in traditional Silicone Gel Implants. These implants are also more firm than traditional implants, but they are believed to be the implant that is least likely to break. These breast implants are shaped rather than round, have more projection at the bottom, and are tapered towards the top. If the shaped breast implant rotates, it may lead to unusual breast appearance. It is also important to mention that the placement of Gummy Bear Implants requires a longer incision in the skin.
  • Round Breast Implants: Round Breast Implants, another type of implant used in Breast Augmentation surgery, have a tendency to make breasts appear much more full than the Form-Stable Implants. There is less concern with the implant rotating out of place because it is the same shape all over.
  • Smooth Breast Implants: The softest feeling breast implant is the Smooth Breast Implant, an implant used in Breast Augmentation surgery. These implants can move with the breast implant pocket, which gives your breast more natural movement. An important thing to note about Smooth Breast Implants is that they may have some palpable or visible rippling.
  • Textured Breast Implants: Textured Breast Implants are a unique type of breast implant used for Breast Augmentation surgery. What makes this implant unique is that it develops scar tissue to stick to the implant, which makes them less likely to move around inside of the breast or get repositioned. Texturing Breast Implants offer a few advantages because they diminish the risk of a tight scar capsule.

When it comes to plastic surgery, the number of Breast Augmentation surgeries performed year after year increase among the millions of U.S. women. The women of the Phoenix, Goodyear, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and surrounding areas are among these American women who are choosing to have a Breast Augmentation performed to increase their breast size and bring balance to their figures.

Dr. Rod, of Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers these women Breast Augmentation with implants using his innovative and cutting-edge techniques. His intensive and experienced training, and refined plastic surgery skills produce natural looking results that have earned him an international clientele.

If you are interested in Breast Augmentation, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rod at one of his two valley locations of Goodyear or Phoenix, Arizona.

In general, a good candidate for Breast Augmentation surgery should meet the following basic requirements:

  • Have a good overall health, ideal patients are at or near their goal weight, or less than 30 pounds from their goal weight.
  • Have no major medical problems
  • Are 18 years or older for saline implants; 22 years or older for silicone implants
  • Will be well informed about the procedure, risks and benefits
  • Have realistic expectations

During plastic surgery procedure of Breast Augmentation, or breast enlargement, Dr. Rod will make an incision, lift the breast tissue, create a pocket in the chest or breast area and place the implant into the pocket.

There are multiple factors that will play a part in determining the placement of your breast implants. Your anatomy and Dr. Rod’s recommendations will be the ultimate deciding factor how your breast implant is inserted and positioned during your Breast Augmentation surgery. The implant is placed in a pocket either underneath the pectoral muscle (located between the breast tissue and chest wall) or underneath the breast tissue and on top of the pectoral muscle. It is important to know that when an implant is placed underneath the pectoral muscle, it will interfere less with mammograms and breast-feeding.

To find out more about your Breast Augmentation plastic surgery procedure, schedule a free consultation at one of our two valley locations in Goodyear or Phoenix, Arizona today!

Women who have decided to have a Breast Augmentation procedure using breast implants should keep an open mind. While breast implants are intended to last your lifetime, replacement may become necessary. After breast implant surgery, you will have periodic examinations with Dr. Rod, a board-certified plastic surgeon, who will monitor your implants.

Silicone gel-filled breast implants have undergone scrutiny for many years, but after gathering detailed research and data, the FDA has approved them for the use in Breast Enlargement surgery. The FDA concluded that there was no link between silicone gel breast implants and connective tissue disease, breast cancer or reproductive problems. In addition to those findings, the FDA approved three companies to develop and market breast implants and continue to collect data on their long-term safety and efficacy. For more information, please see the FDA Breast Implant Information provided on their website.

An incision may be made in one of four locations:

  • Inframammary: Underneath the breast, just above the crease
  • Transaxillary: Near the armpit, where the arm meets the chest area
  • Periareolar: Around the lower edge of the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple)
  • Transumbilical: in the navel

Dr. Rod will provide you with thorough preoperative instructions, answer any questions that you may have, take a detailed medical history, and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness level. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Rod may ask you to:

  • Stop smoking at least six weeks before undergoing surgery to better promote healing
  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs that can increase bleeding
  • Regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before, and after surgery for safe recovery

Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery because Breast Augmentation is usually performed on an outpatient basis. It is also recommended that you have someone to stay with your at least the first night following your plastic surgery.

Breast Augmentation Surgery can be painful because the breast tissue is being stretched, especially if your implants have been placed underneath the chest muscle. Typically the most pain is experienced within the first 48 hours after your plastic surgery. The level of pain will typically decrease with each day and may be treated with various pain medications prescribed by the doctor.

You will experience tightness and touch sensitivity in your breasts and your skin may feel warm or itchy. You may also experience difficulty raising your arms. There may be some discoloration or swelling, but these side effects will disappear quickly. Most residual swelling will resolve within a month. Once your anesthesia wears off, you may have some pain. If the pain feels extreme or long-lasting, contact Dr. Rod immediately.

Dr. Rod will make sure you are fully informed about how long it will take before you can return to your normal levels of activity and work. It is incredibly important that you follow all patient care instructions provided by Dr. Rod. After your surgery, you and your caregiver will receive detailed post-operative instructions on the proper care, including information about:

  • Drains, if they have been placed
  • Normal symptoms you will experience
  • Potential signs of complication
  • Wearing compression garments

You should be back to walking without assistance immediately after your Breast Augmentation surgery. To reduce the risk of blood clot formation in your legs, it is extremely important to walk a few minutes every few hours.

The First Week:

  • For 2-5 days, you may feel stiff or sore in your chest region
  • Surgical dressings will be removed within several days, you may be instructed to wear a support bra
  • You will be permitted to shower between 1-7 days after surgery
  • External sutures will be removed in about a week
  • You may be able to return to work within a few days to a week, depending on the type of job
  • Refrain from lifting, pulling or pushing anything that causes pain and limit strenuous activity or upper body twisting if this causes you any discomfort.

Two to Six Weeks:

Please minimize excessive physical activity for at least the first couple of weeks after surgery. After that, be extremely gentle with your breasts for at least the next month. Intimate contact will be guided by your comfort.

Long-Term:

Dr. Rod will encourage you to schedule routine mammograms at a recommended frequency, which is dependent upon your age group. Following your Breast Augmentation, you should continue to perform breast self-examination.

Under normal conditions, your Breast Augmentation results will be long-lasting; however, it’s important to understand that your implants will need to be replaced if they leak. Routine follow-up with Dr. Rod is important.

Your breasts my change due to the following circumstances:

  • Childbirth
  • Aging
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Hormonal factors
  • Gravity

If you become less satisfied with the appearance of your breasts over the years, you may choose to undergo a Breast Revision to exchange your implants, or a Breast Lift to restore a more youthful shape and contour.

The decision to undergo Breast Augmentation plastic surgery is extremely personal and you will need to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals. You will also need to consider the risks and potential complications of the plastic surgery, and whether or not they are acceptable.

Possible Breast Augmentation surgery risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Poor scarring of skin
  • Wrong or faulty position of the implant
  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • The formation of tight scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture)
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Possibility of corrective surgery

These potential risks will be fully discussed with Dr. Rod prior to your surgery. It is important that you address all of your questions prior to plastic surgery.

Independent groups, such as the Institute of Medicine, have found no link between breast implants and autoimmune or other systemic diseases. These groups have dedicated years of careful reviews and scientific research to get these results and findings.

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