The size, shape and proportion of a woman’s breasts influence how feminine and confident she feels. Breast augmentation not only enlarges the breasts, it brings the breasts into better balance with the rest of a woman’s body, helping her feel better about her appearance and comfortable in her own skin.
Those seeking a breast augmentation surgeon with extraordinary technical skills and a finely tuned eye for artistry trust their care to Dr. Genaro Valladolid. He is highly sought after by breast augmentation candidates in Scottsdale, Mesa and beyond who desire voluptuous, sexy breasts.
Every breast augmentation is different, depending on the individual patient’s anatomy and treatment goals. Dr. Valladolid is devoted to getting to know every patient on a personal basis and learning what she hopes to achieve from surgery. Once he has an understanding of the patient’s goals, he can recommend the options most likely to give her the breast shape and size she desires.
A woman planning breast augmentation has several factors to consider. For example, she must decide between the look and feel of silicone gel implants versus saline implants, and she must select the size and shape of her implants based on the breast appearance she desires. Dr. Valladolid guides every patient through this decision-making process, making it a seamless experience. He also weighs in on the incision pattern and implant position that he feels will best suit the patient’s needs and goals.
Candidates for breast augmentation are women who have naturally small breasts or who have lost breast volume from pregnancy, nursing or weight fluctuation. Women considering the procedure should be in good physical and psychological health and have reasonable expectations of surgery.
Dr. Valladolid creates the surgical incisions in the pre-determined location: either under the breast crease or around the areola. The incision location depends on factors such as the size of the patient’s areolas, her breast shape and the pre-selected implants.
Through the incision, Dr. Valladolid places the implants below the chest muscle or above the muscle. Once the implants are in place, Dr. Valladolid closes the incisions with sutures, dresses the incisions and places an elastic bandage around the breasts. This bandage provides gentle compression to help the healing breast tissues conform to their new contours.
The breasts are usually swollen and firm for about a week after surgery. Gradually the swelling subsides and the breasts start to feel softer and more like natural breast tissue.
Patients are usually able to resume work or school one to two weeks after breast augmentation. Light exercise such as walking is permitted within a week of surgery, but patients must refrain from strenuous exercise or other vigorous activities for four to six weeks.
Dr. Valladolid closely monitors patients during the post-operative stage to ensure the breasts are healing well. It can take several months for the breasts to settle into their final position.
After receiving implants, your breasts will feel firmer and stronger. Larger implants are more likely to sag over the course of your life as the aging process causes your skin to lose its elasticity. Whereas silicone implants feel more natural to the touch, Dr. Valladolid has a technique for helping saline implants feel authentic as well: placing the implant behind the chest muscle and then adding more saline to stretch it out.
While breast augmentation is about literally increasing the size of the breast, the breast lift procedure often involves removing a tiny amount of breast tissue so that it can more easily be lifted to a higher position on the breast. The intent is to restore the appearance of a younger bust by addressing skin sagging that comes with age. Not only do lifted breasts look “perkier” and more symmetrical, they also usually include an adjustment to the projection of the nipples.
Dr. Valladolid performs breast augmentation surgery as an outpatient procedure. Patients will be under general anesthesia or “twilight” sedation for approximately one to two hours and can return home (with assistance from a loved one) the same day.
Having performed hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries, Dr. Valladolid has developed a refined technique that produces the shortest scars. Usually, he will make his inconspicuous incisions around the nipple and along the crease beneath the breast. Consequently, even a skimpy bikini should cover any signs of surgical work.
During your appointments, Dr. Valladolid will give you detailed instructions for how to help your incisions heal optimally and further reduce the appearance of scars.
Many women choose to undergo more than one procedure simultaneously so that they can avoid having to go through recovery more than once. One of the more popular treatments that includes breast augmentation is mommy makeover, which can also incorporate liposuction, tummy tuck and breast lift, depending on the patient’s needs and desires.
Because your breasts are composed of sensitive tissue, they are likely to feel sore following the insertion of implants. Expect the swelling to reach its peak about two days later, and for the results to not completely subside until months later. As a result, your breasts may not rest in their final, intended position until this swelling has subsided.
Rest and relaxation is the best way to accelerate the pace at which your swelling will go away. Drinking plenty of fluids should help as well. Your body is attempting to heal, so intense physical exercise will be counterproductive. However, light movement like a nice walk is a good way to reduce both swelling and your risk for post-surgery blood clots.
If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation and your implant options, please request a consultation with Dr. Valladolid today.