Women can often be disappointed with the size and / or volume of their breasts. A Scottsdale breast augmentation can provide the desired change in a woman’s breasts by improving the volume and positioning. A breast augmentation treatment results in a more attractive appearance that can help foster high self-confidence.

Breast augmentation procedure is done to increase the size and proportions of a woman’s breasts. There are many reasons why women choose to have the breast augmentation procedure, some of which include:

  • Enlarging the breasts to make the body more proportional.
  • Reshaping and enlarging breasts that have lost their shape due to breast feeding or the natural aging process.
  • Improve breast symmetry; balancing the appearance of breasts that differ in size or shape.

Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Dr. Malek will thoroughly consult with you to understand your unique needs and aesthetic goals, as well as the status of your health to determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery. Typically, breast augmentation candidates must be:

  • 18 years of age or older for saline implants, and 22 years of age or older for silicone implants.
  • In good general health.
  • Able to undergo surgery and able to undergo IV sedation or general anesthesia.
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant or start breastfeeding during recovery from surgery.
  • Free of cancer, infection, immune deficiencies, and any other diseases or conditions that could compromise recovery.
  • Able to take recovery time off from work, school, or other obligations (patients with tight schedules should consider our 24-hour recovery augmentation procedure).
  • Committed to attending follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing.

Emotional characteristics of a good breast augmentation candidate typically include:

  • A desire to achieve symmetry between the breasts.
  • A desire to achieve larger breasts.
  • A desire to broaden clothing options.
  • A desire to reconstruct the bust line following a mastectomy.
  • A desire to refine the bust line so that it better complements the hips and overall figure.
  • A desire to feel more confident in general about one's appearance.
  • Confidence in the decision to undergo breast augmentation.

The Breast Augmentation Procedure

A breast augmentation can be delivered in the form of implants. They can be produced from silicone or saline material. They are placed through incisions, which are made in the most inconspicuous locations, disguising any scars. Dr. Malek is dedicated to his patients’ well-being and will use the most comfortable treatment techniques to deliver the right result.

Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices. You will likely undergo implant removal with or without replacement over the course of your life; therefore, breast augmentation implant surgery requires careful consideration.

Recovery from Breast Augmentation

All breast augmentation procedures are performed in our Scottsdale surgical center as an outpatient procedure, so patients will have the freedom of returning home after the breast augmentation surgery. You will be required to wear a sports bra for a minimum of six weeks following your breast augmentation surgery and your sutures will be removed in 7-10 days following your surgery. Your initial recovery will usually last several days, and your breasts may remain swollen, sore and sensitive to physical contact for a month or longer. Prior to your breast augmentation, Dr. Malek will prescribe necessary medication to assist with any minor discomfort. Typically, patients are able to return to work approximately one week after breast augmentation surgery.

Most patients are able to perform light exercise, not involving the chest muscles, two weeks after their surgical procedure. Heavier exercise and full activity may resume after 6 weeks. Although results from surgery are evident immediately, residual swelling may last for several weeks. The breasts should take their final shape and position within two to six months.

If you have been considering scheduling a breast augmentation procedure and would like to learn more about your treatment options, contact our Scottsdale office today. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Malek will allow for a comprehensive consultation to discuss all of the treatments available to improve your look and achieve your aesthetic goals.


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Why women choose to have a breast augmentation procedure:

Breast augmentation provided by Dr. Malek is among the most popular procedures in the Scottsdale area.

MemoryGelTM 

Breast Implants

Saline 

Breast Implants

FDA Approved

FDA Approved

Filled with Mentor’s proprietary silicone gel

MemoryGelTM holds together uniformly while retaining the natural give that resembles breast tissue.

Filled with a saltwater solution

Similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body; slightly firmer feel.

Set fill volume

Flexible fill volume

Allows the surgeon to adjust the volume during the procedure.

Three projection options

Moderate, Moderate Plus, High Profile.

Three projection options

Moderate, Moderate Plus, High Profile.

Two shell surfaces available

smooth and textured.

Two shell surfaces available

smooth and textured.

Slightly larger incision size with various options for incision placement. Smaller incision size with various options for incision placement.
Cost is higher than saline implants. Cost is lower than silicone gel implants.
FDA recommends follow-up breast screenings. Follow-up breast screenings not required.
Covered by Mentor’s standard or Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty and lifetime replacement policy. Covered by Mentor’s standard or Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty and lifetime replacement policy.

If you are looking for a proud new figure to call your own, a breast augmentation can certainly help you reach your goal. Dr. Malek will personalized his treatment plan based around your expectations and needs.

To evaluate your candidacy for breast augmentation, please call us today and schedule a complimentary consultation.

Breast Augmentation Implants