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Individuals who are suitable candidates for breast augmentation in Scottsdale come in all shapes and sizes. Women who have small or deflated breasts following pregnancy or weight loss can benefit significantly by 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 parents’ consent for reconstructive purposes and at the higher age spectrum of 82 years of age.
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. The final size choice will be made by the patient within the anatomic range chosen by Dr. Lille.
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 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.
Implants come in different sizes and shapes. Those shapes and volumes depend upon the anatomical presentations of the patient, along with the texture of their skin. Sizes range from small breast implants to large breast implants, and the shapes of the implants depend on the diameter and projection of the implants. Implants are available from low projection with a large diameter (low profile breast implants) to a high projection with a small diameter (high profile breast implants). Implants can be anatomical or round.
The surface characteristics of the implant also present 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 smooth implants over textured implants. The smooth surface results in less ripple effect on the breasts, allow more ease for the implants to descend into the pocket, and is not associated with a specific kind of breast cancer.
Gel characteristics depend on the cohesive binding properties of the contained gel and create either 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 may be the best selection for them.
The inner gel consistency will also vary depending upon if silicone or saline is used. Silicone breast implants last longer than saline breast 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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!”