Breast Augmentation

Breast enlargement is the ideal procedure for women interested in increasing the size of their breasts.  Breast augmentation will give you a natural fuller look, and a greater freedom with fashion.

Self-image is the most common reason for breast augmentation whether it is to bring balance to your overall body shape, or to restore your natural breast size.

Breast implants can be placed above the muscle or behind the muscle.  Placement under the muscle is recommended for two reasons; the breasts over time remain “perkier” due to the internal bra effect provided by the sub-muscular placement.  Secondly, there is a decreased incident of capsular contraction, which is scar tissue around the breast implant.  The submuscular placement constantly massages the implant, which decreases the chance of this rare occurrence.

Incisions can be placed under the arm, under the fold of the breast, or around the nipple.  All incisions are less than one-inch and heal extremely well.  The size of your implant is a personal decision. 

There is no standardization of “cup” size. We encourage you to bring in pictures of women who you feel would be the size you desire.  We also have a photo album of before and after pictures you may use to visualize your desired breast size.  Also breast sizers can be used so that you can see what you will look like in clothes. 

Each year thousands of women have breast augmentation and experience no major complications.  Most breast implants are saline-filled (in the unlikely event that an implant would rupture or leak the saltwater is harmlessly absorbed by your body).  Silicone is also available for those that would like that implant.

Dr. Simmonds requires a baseline mammogram before surgery to assist in detecting any future changes in your breast tissue.  Dr. Simmonds will go over your health history and any medical conditions you may have as with any surgery, risks and benefits will be discussed.

Following Dr. Simmonds instructions, before and after surgery, will help minimize these risks.  Pre-operative instructions include that you quit smoking tobacco, avoid certain medications, and arrange to have help following your surgery for at least the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours.

Surgery takes about an hour and half and is preformed at an outpatient surgery center. You will go home the same day and are seen for a one-day post op check the next day at Dr. Simmonds office. 

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  • Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
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