Breast augmentation with breast inplants is performed by Dr. Robert Dryden for patients in Tucson, Phoenix and throughout Arizona to enlarge small breasts, underdeveloped breasts, or breasts that have decreased in size after a woman has had children.

For many women, breast size is an important part of feeling good, desirable and normal. Most women compare themselves to a cultural idea of beauty. Having a breast augmentation procedure can greatly improve self-esteem for many women. It can make a woman feel more like the ideal by drastically improving the way she views herself. Breast augmentation may make her feel more womanly and more sexy. It has a tremendous impact on self-esteem.

Cosmetic breast augmentation in Tucson

Breast enhancement or augmentation can dramatically improve the appearance of a woman's breasts. 

Recent studies have supported the safety of saline and gel breast implants. Should a saline implant leak, the salt water is safely reabsorbed by the body as the implant deflates. The implant companies provide replacement warranty and monetary guaranty. The advantage of gel over saline is that it feels slightly more natural particularly in the lady without much breast tissue and tends to ripple slightly less in the same person. The disadvantage of gel is the higher cost, the need for a larger incision and the greater difficulty in detecting a rupture.

Is breast augmentation for you?

During your conference with our physician, discuss your goals and expectations of the surgery. Your surgeon will assess the nature of your breasts, your expectations, and explain the probable outcome of your procedure.

You may be shown several before and after treatment photographs of patients having similar breasts, and your surgeon will explain the treatment you can expect to receive. You will be instructed on how to determine the size of implant that you desire. You may also try some different size implants or bagglies with birdseed or rice in a good bra that you would like to fill to give you an idea as to the look you desire. Often a mammogram (X-Ray) will be required pre-operatively depending on your age and family history.

Your Tucson breast augmentation procedure

Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis using local intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes about 1 hour. There are generally four ways to have the implants placed. Dr. Dryden prefers the armpit, but will explain the pros and cons of each and choose that which you desire. The four alternatives are the armpit, under the lower breast, around the areola or the bellybutton. After the incision is made, a pocket is created under the breast tissue, under the fascia that is a very dense tissue overlying the muscle or beneath the chest wall muscle. The implant is securely positioned in the pocket, and small sutures are used to close the incision. With saline implants the size may be adjusted at surgery for greater symmetry.

Are breast implants safe?

Yes. There is no evidence that breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer or any other condition. Most women can also safely breast feed after augmentation surgery.

Your new figure with breast augmentation

Getting used to a new figure can be a satisfying and even exciting experience as you and those around you learn to appreciate your new, more shapely figure.

To avoid complications and assure your safety, it is imperative that you examine yourself regularly and visit your surgeon for check-ups on a regular basis. Those in the appropriate age groups should continue to have routine mammograms as prescribed.

What is recovery from breast augmentation like?

Restricted activity is recommended for the first few weeks following surgery, but generally you can return to work in one or two days. Most of our patients are able to drive the next day. An underwire bra without stretchy straps is usually started within 1-2 days of surgery. Most discomfort associated with breast surgery can be controlled with oral medication prescribed by your surgeon. Antibiotics will also be prescribed. Most women experience mild swelling, bruising and tenderness. These symptoms should subside in a short time. Your surgeon will advise you on a proper schedule for returning to your normal activities. Most patients are back to work within the first week or possibly the next day or two. Regular physical activity may be resumed in about 3 weeks.

After Dr. Robert Dryden performs your breast augmentation surgery, you will enjoy a new, more pleasing shape, with more comfortable breasts that are in better proportion to your physique.

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