Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed in Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Lille has been doing breast augmentation's for nearly 20 years. In addition, he has treated a significant number of patients with complicated issues following breast augmentation's from other surgeons. Performing these complex breast revision surgeries has only added to the skills required in obtaining optimal results in primary breast augmentation procedures. Dr Lille performed over 3000 breast augmentation surgeries during that period with a complication rate of less than 1%.

Who can Benefit from Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Individuals come in all shapes and sizes and assessing a patient who desires a breast augmentation is no different. Women, who have small or deflated breasts following pregnancy or weight loss can all benefit significantly restoring breast volume with a breast augmentation. In addition, patients who have significant differences in breast sizes from one breast to the other, known as breast asymmetry, are also candidates for a breast augmentation. Dr. Sean Lille has performed breast augmentations in patients as young as 16 with their parent’s consent for reconstructive purposes and at the higher age spectrum of 82 years of age.

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Dr. Lille discusses Breast Surgery

Practice Philosophy & About

  1. Before
  2. Surgery
  3. After
  • Preparing for your Breast Augmentation (Implants) Surgery

    Dr. Lille will give you instructions to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days, if needed. Picking the size of the implant will depend on the looseness of the breast skin and the width measurements of the breast. Final size choice will be made by the patient within the anatomic range chosen by Dr. Lille.

  • The Surgery

    The surgery typically takes less than an hour to complete. Dr. Lille utilizes general anesthesia, so you’ll sleep through the entire operation.

    Working through the incision, the surgeon will lift your breast tissue and skin to create a pocket, either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath your chest wall muscle (the pectoral muscle). The implants are then centered beneath your nipples.

    Under the skin stitches are used to close the incisions. A gauze bandage may be applied over your breasts to help with healing.

  • After Breast Augmentation Surgery

    After your Breast Augmentation surgery you’re likely to feel tired and sore for a few days following your surgery, but you’ll be up and around in 24 to 48 hours. Most of your discomfort can be controlled by medication prescribed by your doctor.

    Within several days, the gauze dressings, if you have them, will be removed, and you may be given a surgical bra. You should wear it as directed by Dr. Lille. You may also experience a burning sensation in your nipples for about two weeks, but this will subside as bruising fades.

    You should be able to return to work within a week, depending on the level of activity required for your job. Return to the gym will be around 3 weeks, although returning to a running regime will be around 6–8 weeks.

  1. Implants
  2. Shell Texture
  3. Inner Gel Consistency
  • Implant Options

    Implants come in different sizes and shapes. Those shapes and volumes depend upon the anatomical presentations of the patient along with texture of their skin. The shapes of the implants range depend on the diameter and projection of the implants; from low projection with a large diameter to a high projection with a small diameter and/or anatomical or round

  • Shell Texture

    The surface characteristics of the implant also present with differences. Those include either smooth or textured. Prior surgical history and individual tissue characteristics of the patient are important and help in the selection between the two. Dr. Lille personally prefers the smooth implants over the textured. The smooth surface results in less ripple effect to the breasts, allows more ease of the implants to descend into the pocket and is not associated with a specific kind of breast cancer.

  • Inner gel consistency

    Gel characteristics depend on the cohesive binding properties of the contained gel and creates either in an implant being more firm (gummy gel or form stable implants) or softer. If patients prefer a fuller, upper pole of the breast with less teardrop shape, then the “gummy” type implant maybe the best selection for them.

    The inner gel consistency will also vary depending upon if silicone or saline is used. Silicone implants last longer than saline implants. Studies reveal that silicone rupture rates at 10 years are anywhere from 8 to 13% where saline is almost double that figure. The benefits of saline is that they can be filled after the implant is inserted and you can achieve slightly more volume symmetry between breasts. Silicone implants are by far the more popular choice for breast augmentation surgery.

  1. Overview
  2. Preferred
  3. Transaxillary
  4. Periareolar
  • Incisions Location Options

    Dr. Lille will give you instructions to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days, if needed. Picking the size of the implant will depend on the looseness of the breast skin and the width measurements of the breast.

  • Dr. Lille’s Preference

    Dr. Lille prefers the incision location along the bottom breast fold (inframammary), as opposed to the nipple incision. Doing so helps to avoid cutting through the breast tissue, which can have a role in increasing bacteria colonization of the implant. The armpit incision also is great for minimizing any scar visibility and allows for few limitations in implant types and sizes.

  • Transaxillary

    Though this option comes with limitations in implant size, transaxillary incisions can be useful for patients who are not interested in going too large with their implants and want to avoid any scarring around or under the breast. Although the armpit incision avoids the breast tissue, the anatomical width constraints of the armpit can limit the length of the incision which can be problematic when placing silicone implants. This is because silicone implants are prefilled while saline implants can be filled after insertion. Moreover, the armpit skin possesses many hair follicles and sweat glands which increase the bacteria colonization of the implant.

  • Periareolar

    This incision option uses the natural border of the areola for implant insertion. As mentioned, Dr. Lille would rather not cut through the breast tissue so this option is not one he recommends. Periareolar incisions also tend to create more visible scarring.

Combining a Breast Augmentation with other Procedures

When performing any type of procedure, Dr. Lille uses his expertise to assess the adjacent anatomical structures of the patient to determine if any additional contouring procedures may be required to restore the breast to its most beautiful and projected result. In doing so, liposuction along the armpit area next to the breast to remove some excessive fat to help define the lateral breast border and/or a mastopexy or breast lift to reposition the nipple complex or to remove excess breast skin may be required. There are also more comprehensive combination procedures that go well with a breast augmentation. The most popular of which is a mommy makeover.

Breast Augmentation Expectations

Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or create completely symmetrical breasts. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon. It’s important that patients have realistic expectations when it comes to breast augmentation surgery. Certain characteristics of an individual’s anatomical canvas will largely determine the location, shape, volume and final appearance of their breast augmentation results. An appropriately placed implant ideally re-creates your current breast with its current anatomical characteristics, but just makes it larger. The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look.

Before & Afters

Testimonials

“Dr. Lille is one of a kind! He is authentic and he is very reasonably priced considering his extreme experience, success record and skill set. His staff is also very down-to-earth, smart and experienced. He is lovable and truly cares about his connection to the patient, and treatment outcomes. (I’ve been working in healthcare and pay attention to these things). The office is pleasant and not a shiny opulent showcase (i’m uncomfortable with). I would trust my parents and kids in his hands too, in a split second. (Plus, he’s Navy, Special Forces man! Fun pictures while you’re waiting.) My implant ruptured and his replacement work made me look even better than my first surgeon years ago!”

Breast Augmentation Q&A

Q: What implants are available for breast augmentation procedures?

A: Dr. Lille uses two types of implants, saline and silicone.

Q: What are the advantages of a saline implants?

A: The are several advantages of saline implants. First, you know when the saline implant ruptures. In addition, they are less expensive and you can achieve slightly more volume symmetry between the breasts.

Q: What are the disadvantages of saline implants?

A: Saline implants have a greater rate of rupture, approximately double compared to silicone implants. They also don’t look as natural as silicone implants and have a greater potential for rippling.

Q: What are the advantages of a silicone implants?

A: Silicone implants look more natural than saline implants. They also feel more like a real breast with less potential for rippling and have a lower rupture rate, 8-13%. The majority of patients choose silicone implants and love their results!

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Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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