Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ
Providing Breast Augmentation in Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ
As a top provider of the breast augmentation Scottsdale & Phoenix have to offer, Dr. Malek sees many prospective patients. Many of these patients choose a breast augmentation when they are not happy with the size or shape of the breasts nature gave them. In other cases, pregnancy and breastfeeding have taken a toll, leaving the breast tissue stretched, sagging, or leaving once plump, firm breasts appearing deflated. Other patients decide to have the procedure, often in conjunction with a breast lift, to restore a more youthful look after the skin and tissue have stretched.
A drawback of earlier augmentation technology was that many results looked artificial, lacked symmetry and alignment, or were not properly proportioned. Dr. Malek assures you that with modern techniques and technology, beautiful, natural looking results are the standard. As a plastic surgeon, he is familiar with the latest, most precise, durable and aesthetic technology, materials, and procedures available. Due to the stunning results he routinely achieves in breast augmentation surgeries and other cosmetic procedures, Dr. Malek has garnered a reputation as being one of the best plastic surgeons and one of the best providers of breast implants Phoenix & Scottsdale have to offer.
Dr. Malek represents a new generation of Board Certified plastic surgeon who merges safe, effective medical procedure with artistry and an eye for the graceful human form. Under his care, your breasts can achieve a full, fresh, natural beauty, in perfect balance and harmony with your form.
Types of Breast Implants
You have many choices when it comes to deciding on your optimum course of action and it depends to some degree on what you’d like done and why. From double mastectomies to childbirth, there are many reasons breasts are augmented. One of your core decisions, made with the guidance of your doctor, is what type of implant is best for you.
Women can often be disappointed with the size and / or volume of their breasts. A breast augmentation can provide the desired change in a woman’s breasts by improving the volume and positioning. The treatment results in a more attractive appearance that can help foster high self-confidence. As one of the top providers of breast augmentation Phoenix has to offer, Dr. Marc Malek will not rest until you have achieved the cosmetic goals you are striving to attain.
Breast augmentation procedures are 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.
Saline breast implant: These implants are a shell filled with saline salt water. They are highly adjustable, less expensive, and offer more choices in volume. They can also be implanted through a shorter incision and smaller scar. These implants may be ideal for larger women who require more implant coverage.
Structured saline breast implants: The implant contains an inner structure for a more natural feel.
Silicone breast implants: Silicone gel feels very similar to natural breast tissue, with softness and give. These implants are extremely popular with patients of all dimensions, and often considered the best option for women with smaller frames. Silicone implants may require periodic examination via ultrasound or MRI screening to monitor their condition.
Form-Stable implants: These implants are silicone based and crafted to maintain their shape, with a slightly firmer feel than other implants. Shaped to match the natural breast shape, these implants are often chosen for a more natural look.
Round breast implants: Used for their fuller appearance, their consistent shape makes these implants extremely stable.
Smooth breast implants: The softest feeling implant with the most natural movement and bounce. Dr. Malek will advise you if this implant is right for you.
Textured breast implants: The texture creates better adhesion to the inside of the implant, giving it more stability and less risk of moving out of position once implanted.
Fat transfer breast augmentation: This procedure involves removing fat from another part of the body with liposuction, purifying it, and injecting it into the breasts. The advantage is that there is no fear or rejection – it is your own natural tissue. Also, excess fat will be removed from a body area, slimming that area. Some cases may require tissue expansion prior to the fat injection. This is a method of expanding the volume of skin on your breasts to accommodate the augmentation. Simple touch-up injections for maintenance may be needed over time.
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.
Candidates for Breast Augmentation
As Dr. Malek is one of the top providers of breast augmentation Scottsdale & Phoenix have to offer, is extremely adept at assessing what type of implant is correct for you. He 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.
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.
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® 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.