For many women, the desire to have larger breasts often leads them to consider having breast augmentation surgery. Commonly referred to as a “boob job,” the surgery has been perfected over the decades to where it can now produce excellent results in most patients. However, since any type of surgery comes with certain risks, it is important to take many factors into consideration prior to undergoing breast augmentation surgery. To learn more about it, here’s what you need to know.
The Best Candidates
Prior to having breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Meger will meet with you at his office in Phoenix to discuss whether or not you would be a good candidate for such surgery. Generally, women who are considered prime candidates for this procedure are those who have lost breast firmness due to pregnancy or weight loss, have one breast larger than the other, have breasts whose size is not in proportion to their body, or need to have the shape of their breasts restored following a mastectomy.
As technology related to breast augmentation has evolved over the years, many women can now opt for fat grafting instead of having the traditional silicone or saline implants. This procedure, which is a less-invasive alternative, involves using liposuction to remove fat from other parts of a patient’s body. After this is done, the fat can then be purified and injected directly into the woman’s breasts. In order for the best shape to be created, multiple injections will be made into strategic locations within both breasts. While some patients will require follow-up injections later on, research has shown that more than 70% of the fat injected into the breasts will stay there for the rest of the person’s life.
Since you will undoubtedly still have many other questions regarding what is involved in breast augmentation, it is important to write down any questions you have prior to meeting with Dr. Meger. If you are ready to learn more about getting a Boob Job or Breast Augmentation and want to have a discussion in-person, schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience with Dr. Meger by calling 602-957-6000 or visiting drmeger.com/contact-us/.