BREAST AUGMENTATION PHOENIX, AZ
BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGEON IN PHOENIX, MESA, SCOTTSDALE, AND GILBERT, AZ AREA
Breast augmentation surgery entails placing implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles to increase the size of the breasts. This procedure is ideal for women who feel that a larger breast size would be more attractive than their current size. Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Gilbert breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Jude LaBarbera recommends and performs procedure on women whose breasts are underdeveloped, and those whose breasts may have lost volume as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, or aging in order to get the best breast augmentation Phoenix patients can hope to expect. After the procedure, women usually have a better proportioned figure, more clothing choices, and increasing feelings of confidence and self-esteem.
IS BREAST AUGMENTATION FOR ME?
Before you contact Dr. Jude LaBarbera for a breast aug, it’s important to find out whether this procedure will work for you. The goal of an augmentation surgery is to:
- Increase the projection and fullness
- Improve balance, as well as hip contours
- Boost your self-confidence and self-esteem
With this in mind, augmenting with breast implants is ideal for women who want fuller, shapelier breasts. It is also the best cosmetic surgery for women who want to increase the size, volume, and stature of their breasts.
BREAST AUGMENTATION CONSULTATION WITH DR. LABARBERA
Dr. Jude LaBarbera is happy to help women in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding AZ areas. Getting correct information from a specialist is crucial before you choose to move forward with breast augmentation surgery. During an initial consultation with Dr. LaBarbera, your worries and reasons for wanting to undergo plastic surgery will be explored. Different women have different motivations for wanting to get breast implants, and it’s important that you convey your expectations to your breast surgeon. Dr. Jude LaBarbera will guide you through the process and answer all the questions you may have. He will also take you through the various breast procedure options available at his clinic, and help you make the best pre-surgery choices. Some of the information shared during your initial consultation with Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery includes:
- Selecting the right type of implant, with pros and cons for each option
- Where to place to new implant in your breast or chest muscle
- Where to make an incision when performing the breast aug surgery
- Choosing the right breast implant size, depending on the kind of results that you are expecting
- Any other questions or concerns that you may have
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The LaBarbera clinic is a full-service plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery practice offering a broad range of procedures to enhance your natural beauty and take your confidence to the next level. We go the extra mile to make each patient comfortable and our surgical team works together to achieve results as dramatic or as subtle as you desire. Dr. LaBarbera takes great pride sharing in each patient’s vision and working diligently to help each one of them feel more attractive, confident, and vivacious than ever before. If you are wondering whether plastic surgery with Dr. LaBarbera can help reach your goals, see our before and after photos from patients who are already living with their results.
Breast implant choices
Saline Breast Implants
Saline implants are a fairly common option for breast aug patients today. These implants are basically silicone pockets that contain a sterile saltwater solution. In the implant leaks after surgery, there’s no potential threat because the solution is safely absorbed into the body. These implants are also less costly than their silicone alternative so its a great option to lower the cost for breast augmentation Gilbert surgeons can provide. A major disadvantage is that in some cases – rippling can occur. This is particularly a concern for women who are thin and have low breast tissue. Subject to your consultation with Dr. Jude LaBarbera, saline implant can be inserted for all women above the age of 18.
Silicone Breast Implants
These are the most popular types of implants today. They are highly recommended for patients who are thin, and those who desire a natural look after the surgery. The safety and efficacy of silicone implants have been validated by the FDA, making these a recommended choice by many plastic surgeons and patients. Instead of a sterile salt water solutions, these implants are filled with silicone gel. They are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures. It is difficult to tell when a silicone implant ruptures because its contents are not absorbed into the surrounding body tissues. For that reason, a periodic MRI test is needed to detect any leakage. Patients need to be at least 22 years of age before they can use silicone implants.
Gummy Bear Implants
These are pre-shaped silicone gel implants that are tapered at the top and project outwards at the bottom. Because they are pre-formed, these implants tend to maintain their natural shape and are a harder alternative to regular saline and silicone implants. A disadvantage is that a larger scar is likely to be formed during placement of gummy bear implants compared to silicone and saline implants.
Natural Body Tissue and Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
This is an option for women who want to achieve a fuller breast shape without having to use implants. The natural body tissue aug. procedure involves the transfer of fat from another part of your body (donor site) and using it to form the new breast. The most common donor sites include the flanks, abdomen, and thighs. Fat harvested from these sites goes through the process of refinement and purification before it is re-injected into breasts with small syringes. This fat transfer procedure can also be used to help achieve a cleavage, fix asymmetry issues, and improve the appearance of a previous surgery.
Breast Augmentation Incision Placements in Gilbert, Mesa, and Phoenix, AZ
There are 4 main breast implant incision placements. The type of implant, size of the implant, and where the patient is comfortable with the scar will determine which area is the best implant incision placement for their breast augmentation procedure. Your plastic surgeon will help you understand the pros and cons of each one to help you determine which path will yield optimal results.
The inframammary incision is the most common incision placement called the “crease incision” because it is located at the crease under the breast in the Inframammary fold. This placement is often preferred because the incision placement conceals the scar while still preserving nipple sensation.
Areolar or Periareolar Incision
The areolar/periareolar incision is a small incision placed at the outer edge of the areola. The periareolar area of the nipple is the lower half of the nipple. Because the nipple’s naturally darker color, the scars for the incisions are camouflaged well on the underside of the nipple to which the breast implant were inserted.
The transaxillary incision is under the arm in the armpit area. This placement is a better option for saline implants that can be filled after the implant is placed. Many women prefer this option because the scar is minimal at the armpit area. However, this method is not the option to choosier the patient needs a breast lift or has already had a breast enhancement procedure.
Transumbilical Incision (TUBA)
Another breast implant incision option available in Phoenix, AZ but the least common. Similar to the transaxillary pro’s and cons, this incision is at the belly button which hides the scar very well. The transumbillical incision is the most difficult implant to place, which is why some women may choose another incision point.
Planning your breast augmentation surgery in Arizona
Breast augmentation in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Gilbert, AZ costs between $6,000 and $9,000, on average. The particular cost will be influenced by your implant placement, type, and size for the breast augmentation procedure. Typically, insurance does not cover breast aug. surgery because it is considered a cosmetic procedure (not a medical necessity). Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs this procedure in an accredited facilty and supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff to keep his patients safe and comfortable throughout the entire surgery.
BREAST AUGMENTATION REVIEWS
“Dr.LaBarbera is a skilled surgeon! Not only is he knowledgeable and informative, he does amazing work! Im very pleased with his professional manner but even more so at the results he produced! ***highly recommended***” – K.M.
“I battled with my breast size for what feels like forever, Dr Jude did my breast augmentation February 2, 2018, I started with 34 A and got 450cc in right and 475 in left, now I’m a 34 D, he is so nice and funny and made me feel comfortable, I love my new girls! – M.M.
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How do I choose the best implant option?
Patients have to choose between the right implant size, various implants, and natural breast tissue (fat transfer) options. Dr. Jude LaBarbera will help you explore the pros and cons of each option in order to get beautiful breast augmentation Gilbert AZ patients can hope for, and make the right choice for your own benefits.
Will I need to replace my breast implants?
Breast implants are not always one-time intervention. Often times they need to be replaced at some point – due to problems such as leakage, shifting of the implant, and a hardened scar around the implant. If these issues are not present, then there’s no need to replace the implants. Dr. Jude LaBarbera works hard to give his patient the best breast augmentation surgery Scottsdale can provide. He also provides women with comprehensive post-surgery care instructions and follows through to make sure everything turns out great after the procedure.
Will breast augmentation leave a scar?
Just like any surgical procedure where a skin incision is made, scarring is unavoidable. However, Dr. LaBarbera makes precise incisions along with proper incision patterns to keep scarring down to a minimum. Over time and with proper care, scars as a result of surgery will fade away. Dr. LaBarbera and his highly trained staff will issue comprehensive instructions for taking care of your incision sites so as to minimize scarring.