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Breast enlargement surgery entails placing implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles to increase the size of the breasts. This procedure is ideal for women who feel that a larger breast size would be more attractive than their current size. Dr. Jude LaBarbera recommends and performs breast augmentation surgery on women whose breasts are underdeveloped, and those whose breasts may have lost volume as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. After the procedure, women usually have a better proportioned figure, more clothing choices, and increasing feelings of confidence and self-esteem.
Is breast augmentation for me?
Before you contact Dr. Jude LaBarbera for a breast augmentation, it’s important to find out whether this procedure will work for you. The goal of an augmentation surgery is to:
- Increase the projection and fullness of breasts
- Improve balance of breasts as well as hip contours
- Boost your self-confidence and self-esteem
With this in mind, breast augmentation is ideal for women who want fuller, shapelier breasts. It is also the best cosmetic surgery for women who want to increase the size, volume, and stature of their breasts.
Breast augmentation consultation with Dr. LaBarbera
Dr. Jude LaBarbera is happy to help women in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding AZ areas. Getting correct information from a specialist is crucial before you choose to move forward with breast augmentation surgery.
During an initial consultation with Dr. LaBarbera, your worries and reasons for wanting to undergo plastic surgery will be explored. Different women have different motivations for wanting to have an augmentation surgery, and it’s important that you convey your expectations to your breast surgeon. Dr. Jude LaBarbera will guide you through the process and answer all the questions you may have. He will also take you through the various breast procedure options available at his clinic, and help you make the best pre-surgery choices.
Some of the information shared during your initial consultation with Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery includes:
- Selecting the right type of implant, with pros and cons for each option
- Where to place to new implant in your breast or chest muscle
- Where to make an incision when performing the breast aug surgery
- Choosing the right breast implant size, depending on the kind of results that you are expecting
- Any other questions or concerns that you may have
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Breast implant choices
Saline Breast Implants
Saline implants are a fairly common option for breast augmentation patients today. These implants are basically silicone pockets that contain a sterile saltwater solution. In the implant leaks after surgery, there’s no potential threat because the solution is safely absorbed into the body. These implants are also less costly than their silicone alternative. A major disadvantage is that in some cases – rippling can occur. This is particularly a concern for women who are thin and have low breast tissue. Subject to your consultation with Dr. Jude LaBarbera, saline implant can be inserted for all women above the age of 18.
Silicone Breast Implants
These are the most popular types of implants in breast augmentation surgery today. They are highly recommended for patients who are thin, and those who desire a natural look after the surgery. The safety and efficacy of silicone implants have been validated by the FDA, making these a recommended choice by many plastic surgeons and patients. Instead of a sterile salt water solutions, these implants are filled with silicone gel. They are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures. It is difficult to tell when a silicone implant ruptures because its contents are not absorbed into the surrounding body tissues. For that reason, a periodic MRI test is needed to detect any leakage. Patients need to be at least 22 years of age before they can use silicone implants.
Gummy Bear Implants
These are pre-shaped silicone gel implants that are tapered at the top and project outwards at the bottom. Because they are pre-formed, these implants tend to maintain their natural shape and are a harder alternative to regular saline and silicone implants. A disadvantage is that a larger scar is likely to be formed during placement of gummy bear implants compared to silicone and saline implants.
Natural Body Tissue and Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
This is an option for women who want to achieve a fuller breast shape without having to use implants. Natural body tissue breast augmentation procedure involves the transfer of fat from another part of your body (donor site) and using it to form the new breast. The most common donor sites include the flanks, abdomen, and thighs. Fat harvested from these sites goes through the process of refinement and purification before it is re-injected into breasts with small syringes. This fat transfer procedure can also be used to help achieve a cleavage, fix asymmetry issues, and improve the appearance of a previous augmentation surgery.
Planning your breast augmentation surgery in Arizona
Breast augmentation surgery in Scottsdale and Gilbert AZ costs between $6,000 and $9,000, on average. The particular cost will be influenced by your preferences and extensiveness of the procedure. Typically, insurance does not cover breast augmentation because it is considered a cosmetic procedure (not a medical necessity). Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs breast augmentation procedures at his ultra-modern Scottsdale or Gilbert AZ breast aug office, supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff.
BREAST AUGMENTATION REVIEWS
“Dr.LaBarbera is a skilled surgeon! Not only is he knowledgeable and informative, he does amazing work! Im very pleased with his professional manner but even more so at the results he produced! ***highly recommended***” – K.M.
“I battled with my breast size for what feels like forever, Dr Jude did my breast augmentation February 2, 2018, I started with 34 A and got 450cc in right and 475 in left, now I’m a 34 D, he is so nice and funny and made me feel comfortable, I love my new girls! – M.M.
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