Breast Augmentation with Implants

Breast Augmentation and Implants

Breast Augmentation in Scottsdale & Phoenix, Arizona. We Also Proudly Serve Paradise Valley, Tempe, & Mesa.

Breast Augmentation Mammaplasty is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breasts. This is most commonly accomplished by placement of a breast implant. Breast augmentation is a very common procedure; there were 300,378 breast augmentations performed in the United States in 2017.  

Dr. Weinrach is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Surgery. He has been in private practice since 2003 and has great expertise in the area of breast augmentation. His years of experience and artistic eye combine well with his ability to carefully consider each woman’s individual goals and anatomy, to produce the best results possible. If you considering a breast augmentation procedure in Scottsdale or Phoenix, Arizona, look to a surgeon who truly cares about your needs as an individual. Dr. Weinrach is a trusted and highly skilled plastic surgeon who can help you get the results you desire.

What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery can have positive effects on both your appearance, as well as your confidence. There are also medical reasons why breast augmentation can be advantageous for women. Some of the benefits of breast augmentation or breast implants include:

  • Greater confidence in your appearance
  • Improved body shape and contour
  • Restored balance and body contour after childbirth
  • New personal opportunities
  • Discovering a new you

Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

First, a good candidate for breast augmentation is a woman who is healthy and has realistic expectations about what breast augmentation surgery can accomplish. The best candidates for breast augmentation have excellent skin elasticity with no excess breast skin or breast sagging. Women with breast sagging often require a breast lift or mastopexy addition to a breast implant in order to tighten the skin and lift the nipple to a more youthful position. This provides much more desirable results for the patients.

What Are Breast Implants?

Many people are actually quite confused about what breast implants are made of. Breast implants can be filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. Both types of breast implants have a silicone shell. Breast implants can either be round or shaped (teardrop), or have a smooth or textured shell. Silicone gel filled breast implants generally have a much more natural feel to them when compared with saline breast implants – they feel much more like a natural breast. However silicone gel filled breast implants cost more than saline implants.   There are also different subtypes of gel filled implants, some more “gummy” than others. On the other hand saline filled breast implants do not feel as natural as silicone gel filled breast implants but do cost significantly less.  Here is a brief video demonstrating some differences between saline and silicone gel filled breast implants:

This video compares different types of silicone or gummy bear breast implants:

The decision as to which type of implant is best for a particular patient varies depending on each patient’s preferences and individual anatomy. During a breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Weinrach will take various measurements of your breasts and chest.  Skin volume and quality will be assessed. Advantages and disadvantages of each type of implant are discussed and a fitting of different implants in the office is done before a final decision is made regarding implant selection. You will also be able to see and feel for yourself the different types of breast implants that are available. There are many issues that are taken into account when making this decision, and with over 20 years of training and experience under his belt, Dr. Weinrach is highly qualified and has significant expertise in this area.   Learn more about gummy bear implants. 

What Is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Dr. Weinrach has the privilege to perform breast augmentation surgery in fully accredited facilities across Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Mesa, and Chandler, Arizona. Breast Augmentation is an outpatient procedure, lasting approximately 1 hour with no overnight stay required.

For the great majority of women, the breast implant is placed underneath the pectoralis muscle through a small incision in the fold at the bottom of the breast where the breast meets the chest. Although other incision sites are possible, for a multitude of reasons the inframammary fold incision is advantageous for most women. Incision options will also be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Weinrach to achieve the best results.

Dr. Weinrach utilizes a Keller Funnel when placing a breast implant in all patients. The Keller Funnel is a simple but ingenious invention that greatly improves breast augmentation. It is simply a sterile, cone-shaped device that allows for much more rapid placement of a silicone gel breast implant, and with a much shorter incision than was possible before this device existed. The other great benefit is that the funnel protects the implant from ever contacting the skin as it travels into the pocket; no skin bacteria can come into contact with the implant. This greatly increases the chances of a long-lasting soft and natural breast augmentation.  Here is a brief video which demonstrates how a Keller Funnel works:

Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed Under Anesthesia?

Breast Augmentation is performed while you are completely asleep. You will not be aware of anything while the surgery is taking place and will feel no discomfort during surgery.   For healthy patients anesthesia is extremely safe; safety is always Dr. Weinrach’s number one priority. Anesthesia is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Discomfort after breast augmentation is well managed with over the counter pain medication; sometimes small amounts of prescription pain medication are added.

Recovery After Mammoplasty Surgery

The great majority of patients require very little time off of work. Many patients with non-physical jobs are back to work several days or even less after surgery. Aerobic types of exercise are gradually reintroduced over several weeks after breast augmentation.  Dr. Weinrach usually recommends abstaining from full weight bearing types of chest workouts for 6 weeks after breast augmentation. Placement of breast implants, in addition to simply enlarging breast volume, can restore ideal body proportions, making the waistline appear slimmer, and allowing the hips to be in better harmony with the rest of the body.

Call Dr. Weinrach’s office at (480) 634-6014 to schedule a personal breast augmentation consultation with one of the best breast augmentation surgeons in Arizona, or schedule your breast enhancement consultation online!