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Breast Augmentation in Scottsdale, AZ

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, provides women with the chance to enhance their figures through breast augmentation. Patients can select either saline or silicone implants to achieve fuller, more youthful breasts. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jude LaBarbera, brings a top-tier education and decades of experience in breast surgeries. Using advanced techniques and innovative equipment, we turn aesthetic goals into reality.

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What Is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, commonly known as a boob job, is a procedure designed for women who want to increase their breast size. Plastic surgeons place implants beneath the chest muscle or breast tissue to enhance size and improve shape. Alternatively, using the patient’s own body fat as a filler is another option, offering natural benefits. Due to its remarkable results, breast enlargement surgery is among the top three most popular cosmetic treatments. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 300,000 such procedures were performed in 2022.

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Types of Breast Augmentation in Scottsdale, AZ

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Breast Implant Surgery

Breast enlargement is usually performed with implants. Most patients prefer silicone implants due to their practical benefits and longevity. However, Dr. LaBarbera offers various types of augments to meet the needs of different women:

Silicone Breast Implants | Gummy Bear Implants

Silicone implants are highly recommended for thin patients and those who desire a natural look after breast surgery. We offer gummy bear implants made with cohesive gel. The FDA validated their safety and efficacy, making them the main choice for many plastic surgeons and patients. They are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. Patients need to be at least 22 years old before they can use silicone implants.

Saline implants are a fairly common option for breast augmentation patients today. They are silicone shells that contain a sterile saltwater solution. These breast implants are adjustable and can be overfilled, offering 1000cc per side. Their main disadvantage is that they are not suitable for thin women with low volumes of breast tissue, as they can create ripples. Saline implants can be inserted if the patient is older than 18 and only after a consultation with Dr. Jude LaBarbera.

Natural Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

This option is an alternative to breast implants. It is ideal for women who want to achieve a fuller shape without artificial inserts. Natural augmentation in Scottsdale, Arizona involves the transfer of fat from another part of the patient’s body and using it to change the form of the breasts. The most common donor sites include the flanks, abdomen, and thighs. Fat harvested from these areas is refined and purified before being re-injected into breasts. This transfer of natural breast tissue can increase the breast by half a cup to one cup.

Consultation & Preparation for Breast Augmentation

Getting correct information from a specialist is crucial before moving forward with breast augmentation surgery. During an initial consultation with Dr. LaBarbera, patients discuss their reasons for wanting to undergo plastic surgery. Women have different motivations for getting breast implants, and it is important that they share their expectations. Dr. Jude LaBarbera guides patients through the process and answers all their questions. He also offers various breast augmentation options to help them make the best choices.

Breast Augmentation Procedure in Scottsdale, AZ

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Breast augmentation surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia 
to maximize comfort and avoid pain. A trained specialist administers intravenous medication to put the patient into an unconscious state and help them go through the procedure without any stress.


There are four main techniques for making incisions during breast augmentation. They are selected based on the type and size of the implant, as well as the patient’s preferences. Dr. LaBarbera explains the pros and cons of all techniques to help each woman make an informed decision.
This incision is made underneath the breast, along the crease where the breast meets the chest wall. It provides direct access to create the implant pocket. An inflammatory incision is often preferred because it helps to conceal the scar while still preserving the nipple sensation.

Transaxillary incisions are located in the armpit area. Such placement is better for saline implants that can be filled after insertion. Many women prefer transaxillary incisions because the scar is minimal in the armpit area. However, this method is not used if the patient needs a breast lift or had a breast enhancement procedure in the past.

This approach involves a small incision placed at the outer edge of the areola. Because the nipple is naturally darker, the scars can be camouflaged around the border. Thus, patients often choose this option to hide the traces of surgery.
An incision is made within the belly button. Breast implants are inserted through this incision and guided up to the chest area. This leaves no visible scars on the breasts. The transumbilical incision is the most difficult, which is why some women choose other techniques.
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Add-On Procedure
Breast Lift

Our breast lift in Scottsdale, AZ, also known as mastopexy, can be a complementary procedure 
to other breast surgeries. During a breast lift, Dr. LaBarbera removes excess skin and reshapes the tissue to raise the breasts, giving them a youthful 
and perky profile. Adding mastopexy may also help to reduce sagging 
and improve symmetry after other procedures. When combined with implants or reduction, a lift can further refine the shape and position of the breasts.

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Recovery After Breast Augmentation

Most patients are allowed to go home on the same day after a breast enlargement surgery. It is normal to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort during 
initial recovery, especially in the first few days. We provide pain medication 
and antibiotics to make patients more comfortable and prevent infections. 
It is recommended to avoid strenuous activities and adhere to post-operative instructions. Most patients are able to return to routine activities within 6 -8 weeks.

Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is designed for women who have naturally smaller breasts or lost their shape due to pregnancy, aging, or other reasons. Plastic surgeons aim to increase breast projection and fullness, improve balance, and boost self-esteem and confidence. Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are:
In Good Physical and Emotional Health
Healthy patients undergo breast augmentation more safely and heal well during recovery. Thus, candidates must manage their medical conditions before the surgical procedure. Additionally, a healthy mindset prepares patients emotionally for this life-changing procedure.
An Adult With Fully Developed Breasts
The best candidates for breast augmentation 
are women whose breasts have completed their natural maturation process. Because breasts keep developing well into the late teens and early 20s, it is best to wait until the patient is at least 18-21.
Dissatisfied With Their Breasts Because They 
Are Too Small, Poorly Shaped, or Asymmetrical
Women who receive breast augmentation usually feel unhappy with their natural breast shape, size, or symmetry. Those with particularly small, uneven, or underdeveloped breasts can benefit from implants. Dr. LaBarbera can increase their size, improve shape and symmetry, and create a more aesthetically pleasing contour to help patients feel confident.
Not Currently Pregnant or Breastfeeding
It is recommended to wait at least 6 months after pregnancy and nursing. These processes can alter breast size and shape over time. Furthermore, implants may interfere with successful breastfeeding after surgery.
Expecting Realistic Results From This Treatment
Patients should have reasonable expectations about the degree 
of improvement this surgery can provide. While Dr. LaBarbera can greatly enhance breast size, shape, and confidence, there are still some limitations. Our professional team guides and educates all patients to help them make proper decisions and set realistic goals.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Cost of Breast Augmentation in Scottsdale, AZ

The cost of Scottsdale breast augmentation ranges from $9,000 to $15,000. Many factors, 
such as surgeons’ experience, facility, and anesthesia fees, influence the price. The breast 
implant quality and placement technique are also considered when calculating costs.
Insurance does not cover breast augmentation surgery because it is a cosmetic procedure, 
not a medical necessity. However, Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery offers flexible financing options through CareCredit and PatientFi. We work closely with each patient to provide 
affordable treatment and help them achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

How Is Our Breast Augmentation Surgery Different From Others?

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Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

With certifications from prestigious organizations, such as the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. LaBarbera’s qualifications are among the best in Scottsdale.

Dr. LaBarbera has outstanding training in the latest plastic surgery techniques, allowing him to achieve exceptional results. He has special expertise in breast revision surgery and is known for his artistic vision and talent in sculpting beautiful, natural-looking breasts.
We go the extra mile to make each patient comfortable, and our team works together to achieve results as dramatic or as subtle as you desire. We aim to help every woman feel more attractive, confident, and youthful than ever before.
Dr. LaBarbera utilizes advanced technologies, such as 3D imaging, to simulate potential results. He also uses innovative techniques to minimize scarring and enhance patient safety and comfort.
Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery is a full-service plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery practice offering a broad range of procedures to enhance natural beauty and take women’s confidence to the next level.
Dr. LaBarbera performs breast augmentation in an accredited facility and is supported by a highly professional and licensed staff to keep his patients safe and comfortable throughout the surgery.
Out-of-town patients can easily connect with Dr. LaBarbera through convenient virtual consultations to discuss their needs before surgery. Our team also assists with travel arrangements and other services. Women always feel cared for and supported in our hands.