Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures performed by Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey. Customized to meet your specific needs and enhance your unique curves and features, breast augmentation can have a life-changing impact, boosting your self-confidence and helping you look and feel your very best.
If you would like to improve the size and shape of your breasts or restore the perkiness they had prior to pregnancy, breast augmentation may be an excellent way to achieve your aesthetic goals.
To schedule your breast augmentation consultation at our Scottsdale office, please contact John J. Corey, MD online or by calling (855) 515-4177 today. Our Scottsdale plastic surgeon welcomes breast augmentation patients from Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, and all other areas of Arizona.
- Benefits of Breast Augmentation
- Am I a Candidate?
- Health and Breast Augmentation
- Affordability of Breast Augmentation
- Breast Augmentation Recovery
- Contact Dr. Corey
Breast Augmentation Benefits
Breast augmentation can help you attain greater balance among your body proportions and achieve the body shape you have always wanted. However, these improvements extend beyond an increase in breast size to include common aesthetic imperfections such as:
- Breast asymmetry
- Inadequate or uneven cleavage
- Breast projection and profile
- Lost volume caused by pregnancy, aging, or weight loss
Many women find that they are able to look better in clothing and bathing suits, and they enjoy an increase in wardrobe options. In addition, breast augmentation can boost your self-esteem and help you look and feel more youthful.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
The ideal candidate for breast augmentation:
- Has aesthetic goals that breast augmentation can meet
- Is 18 or older (22 or older for silicone gel breast implants)
- Is in good general health
- Is prepared to make an informed decision
- Is not pregnant or nursing
- Has maintained a stable weight for at least 12 months
During your breast augmentation consultation at our Scottsdale office, Dr. Corey will discuss these issues with you in greater detail to make sure the procedure will be safe and effective for your needs.
Additional Breast Augmentation Considerations
In addition to general health qualifications, considerations that need to be made prior to undergoing breast augmentation include:
It is important to make sure breast augmentation is designed to give you the results you desire. Results that can be achieved through this procedure include:
- Larger breasts
- Firmer breasts
- More even breasts
- Breasts with a more attractive shape
- Breasts with less sagging caused by lost volume
- Better overall body proportion
- Better fitting clothing
Although breast augmentation can correct sagging due to volume lost in the breasts, it is not a good procedure for correcting significant sagging of the breast tissue. If your breasts have significant sagging, a breast lift may be recommended.
Health for Breast Augmentation
Being healthy before having breast augmentation is crucial to reducing your risks from the procedure. Being in good general health means that you do not have any untreated infections or breast cancer. If you are close to 40 years old, it's often recommended that you have a mammogram before your breast augmentation to eliminate the possibility of undetected breast tumors.
You should not be pregnant or nursing, and it should be at least six months after the birth of your child or when you stopped nursing before you consider breast augmentation. This will ensure your breasts have stabilized after the effects of pregnancy and nursing.
You should also be at or near your ideal weight, eating a balanced, healthy diet, and have a relatively active lifestyle to reduce risks from the procedure. If you are not close to your goal weight, Dr. Corey would be happy to discuss our unique surgical boot camp program – a program complete with personalized planning and assistance in reaching and maintaining your body weight goals.
Non-smokers have fewer complications after breast augmentation, and if you are a smoker you will be expected to quit smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure to reduce risks of complications. Some medications, supplements, and herbs will also need to be stopped prior to your breast enhancement procedure. Dr. Corey will work with you directly to help you determine which, if any, of your daily pills need to be modified.
Informed Decisions about Breast Augmentation
Making an informed decision about breast augmentation means being prepared to understand the benefits and risks of the procedure. During your consultation, you will be given documents that will help you understand the procedure in detail--if you're not prepared to read and fully understand these documents, then you're not a good candidate for the procedure.
You should also consider your motivation and recent track-record in making decisions. Do you tend to be happy with your decisions, or are you more likely to regret them? Do you desire this for you or are other people or recent events having an impact. Breast augmentation is a big decision, and you want to be sure you're prepared to make it.
Affordability of Breast Augmentation
The cost of breast augmentation is an important consideration in determining whether you are a candidate but cost should not be the number one factor in your decision. We can give you an exact cost for your procedure, and there are many ways to find an average cost for breast augmentation in the Phoenix area, but you don't have to be able to afford the entire cost up-front. Financing for breast augmentation is available, but you should have a reliable income that would enable you to make regular payments.
Dr. Corey always strives to help you achieve beautiful, natural looking results. There are many considerations which go into planning your procedure and obtaining your desired outcome. All of these things will be discussed during your initial consultation to help ensure you are making the decision that will be most beneficial for your specific needs.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Recovery from breast augmentation is dependent on a number of factors including breast incision location and implant placement. Your body’s natural healing ability will play a role as well, as will how closely you follow Dr. Corey’s pre and postoperative instructions.
Following your breast augmentation procedure, it is best to plan on one to five days for rest. Allowing time for your body to begin the healing process is one of the best way to prevent unnecessary breast augmentation risks. Most women are able to resume work and other activities within five to seven days, but this is not something that should be rushed. Dr. Corey will help you determine when it is best for you to resume these less strenuous activities.
While some light exercise can often be resumed within one week (no "bouncing" for two weeks,) more demanding physical activities will need to wait for up to four weeks. Dr. Corey also feels that while the capsule around your implant is forming, focused chest exercises should be avoided. It is often best to wait for three months following surgery to resume or begin these types of exercises.
Final results from breast augmentation can take up to six months to be fully realized, though some women see results in a shorter period of time. As with all aspects of your recovery, this will be based on factors unique to your body. During the planning phase of your breast enlargement procedure, our board-certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon will discuss all of these things with you in more detail to help you better understand what you can expect following your procedure.
Contact Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Corey
To schedule your breast enlargement consultation with our board-certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon and learn more about how this procedure can help you reach your goals, please call us at (855) 515-4177 today.