Breast augmentation often restores a sense of self-confidence and satisfaction to women as they enjoy an improved body shape, contour, and overall balance.
Implants used during an augmentation vary based on the woman’s vision and anatomy but are either filled with saline or silicone. During a breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Weinrach performs a careful examination, and takes important measurements which guides selection of the best breast implant for each individual situation. Selection of the appropriate implant is an important decision to create the best breast augmentation possible.
During the actual surgical procedure, Dr. Weinrach utilizes a Keller Funnel®2 or iNPLANT® Funnel to place the breast implant into the body. This allows for a much smaller incision and keeps any bacteria that may be on the skin from contacting the breast implant. The results are a long-lasting, natural looking, soft breast and a beautiful augmentation.
The recovery process after a breast augmentation is relatively minor, and most patients return to work and other normal activities in just a few days after surgery. You will be advised when it is suitable to exercise at your previous levels.
Gravity, the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and genetics can all take a toll on the breasts, causing them to lose their youthful shape. The waning elasticity that comes with age also impacts breast tone.
A breast lift is a common cosmetic procedure that helps reshape the breasts and lifts them into a more youthful position. Breast surgery can also reduce large areolas to a more aesthetically pleasing size.
In a typical breast lift, incisions are made in order to remove extra breast tissue and manipulate the nipple and areola into a new position. Dr. Weinrach places all sutures and incisions carefully to minimize scarring.
Dr. Weinrach takes great pride in his meticulous attention to detail. He enjoys giving his recommendations in a thorough but understandable manner. He is happy to answer all questions.
Safety is always the number one priority, and surgery is performed only in fully accredited surgery centers with board certified anethesiologists. Dr. Weinrach will follow you closely after any procedure to make sure your recovery proceeds as smoothly as possible.
A breast reduction reduces breast size by surgically removing excess breast tissue and skin. The nipple is elevated into a more aesthetic position, and the areolas if large are reduced in size. Breast reduction is very similar to a breast lift but with the removal of more breast tissue. Liposuction is often added to further sculpt and refine the shape of the breast.
After the procedure, Dr. Weinrach will wrap your breast with a gentle elastic wrap to provide support. In general, a breast reduction is usually not very painful and recovery is rapid.
Activity is kept light for a few days after breast reduction and is then gradually increased. A sports bra is worn for the first month after surgery.
Revision Breast Surgery
Sometimes it can be desirable to have breast revision surgery. The passage of time, the aging process, gravity, and genetics can change the shape of the breasts. Changes in weight will also change the shape and size of the breasts; an implant placed at a point in time at one body weight may become either too big or too small with significant changes in body weight. Women who originally had saline breast implants placed may wish to change to more natural feeling gel-filled implants. These are just some of the reasons that a woman may desire breast revision surgery.
During a breast revision consultation, Dr. Weinrach will listen carefully to your concerns, perform a thorough history and physical examination, and formulate a plan with you. Dr. Weinrach will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of available breast implants and surgical options.
Restore your image and feel better about your body with breast augmentation, lift, reduction or revision!
Breast Implant Removal
Also known as explant surgery, breast implant removal involves the removal of a woman’s breast implants. Women may choose to have their breast implants removed because their preferences have changed or because they have experienced issues like implant rupture, capsular contracture, or implant shifting.
How breast implant removal is performed depends on the individual patient’s needs. Women without any signs of internal scar tissue hardening (capsular contracture) can often have their implants removed without capsulectomy. When capsulectomy is required, Dr. Weinrach can perform either “en bloc” breast implant removal (the capsule of scar tissue and breast implant are removed as a whole unit) or total capsulectomy (the capsule is removed following implant removal). During your consultation, Dr. Weinrach will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each.
You may want your implants replaced with new ones after removal, but implant replacement is not mandatory. For breast sagging after implant removal, Dr. Weinrach can restore your natural breast shape with a breast lift.
People who schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinrach feel right at home in our welcoming atmosphere. Reach out at (480) 634-6014 to get your questions answered or schedule a consultation today in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ areas!