Breast Augmentation in Tucson, AZ

There is no better place to receive breast augmentation than Sanchez-Navarro Plastic Surgery in Tucson. We can enhance the size, shape, and proportions of patients’ breasts using a wide range of implants or natural fat transfer. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanchez-Navarro, customizes each procedure to achieve beautiful, natural-looking outcomes that boost self-confidence and help people feel young and beautiful. We offer comprehensive consultations, surgical expertise, and a comfortable, state accredited surgical center. At Sanchez-Navarro Plastic Surgery, our main mission is to help every patient feel more attractive and fulfilled.
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What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, often called a boob job, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts. It involves the insertion of implants under the breast tissue or chest muscle or transferring the patient’s fat from other body areas. The implants are typically filled with saline or silicone gel. The main goal of this surgery is to enhance the appearance and proportions of the breasts.


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Types of Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation With Implants

Breast augmentation with implants is the most popular way to increase the size, shape, or fullness of breasts. These inserts can be made of different materials. There are three main types: silicone, saline, and “gummy bear.”

Silicone Breast Implants

These implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled with a thick gel. The gel retains the natural shape and feel of breast tissue. Silicone implants come in different sizes and shapes to accommodate the desired look. They are typically preferred over saline implants due to their more natural look and feel. The silicone gel filling closely mimics the consistency of breast tissue. Silicone gel implants also tend to have a lower risk of visible wrinkling or rippling, especially for women with little natural breast tissue.

"Gummy Bear" Implants

Form-stable “gummy bear” implants use a more cohesive filler that is thicker than traditional silicone gel. This material helps the implant hold its shape better. The “gummy bear” filler may also reduce the likelihood of severe distortion or capsular contracture (when the natural capsule contracts and squeezes the implant). “Gummy bear” implants also have a firmer feel compared to natural breast tissue.

Saline Breast Implants

These breast implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled with sterile saline (a saltwater solution). Saline implants are usually inserted empty and then filled to the desired volume in the operating room. The main advantage of saline is that leaks are very obvious, as the breast will deflate quickly once the water is absorbed by the body. The saline liquid also feels a little different from natural breast tissue. However, proper implant filling during surgery helps to minimize these effects.

Natural Breast Augmentation: Breast fat grafting

Fat transfer breast augmentation is a technique that uses a woman’s own body fat to enhance breast size. It is considered a “natural” alternative to breast implants. During this surgery, liposuction is first performed on areas with excess fat, such as the abdomen. The harvested tissue is then purified and reinjected into the breasts to increase volume and improve contour. This option allows women to avoid using artificial implants. Results from such breast augmentations often look and feel natural. You can expect to gain up to one cup size.

Preparation for Breast Augmentation Surgery

There are several important steps patients need to take to prepare for their breast augmentation surgery:

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast augmentation with implants is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. More than 300,000 such operations are performed each year, helping patients look more youthful and attractive. Most of these surgeries follow the standard procedure that is described below.

General Anesthesia

At Sanchez-Navarro Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia to keep the patient comfortable and pain-free. The board-certified anesthesiologist administers medication intravenously and monitors the vital signs closely throughout the procedure. Once fully asleep, the patient is unaware of anything happening during the surgery.
Four main types of breast augmentation incisions can be made by Dr. Sanchez-Navarro, depending on the implant type, size, and other factors:

Inframammary Incision. The inframammary incision is placed under the breast, where it meets the chest wall. This opening allows direct access for breast implant placement. It leaves a barely visible scar in a natural skin fold, which hides it.

Periareolar Incision. This type of incision is made along the lower edge of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Such placement can hide visible scarring well. The incision gives direct access to the implant pocket space, and it is done very carefully to preserve breast feeding functions.

After the incision is made, Dr. Sanchez-Navarro carefully creates a pocket, either directly behind the gland (subglandular placement) or underneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular). This space will hold the breast implant. The surgeon uses appropriate tools to gently separate the tissue and muscles to form the pocket of the needed size.
Dr. Sanchez-Navarro inserts the breast implant through the incision and positions it correctly. He ensures that the implant is oriented properly and situated symmetrically with the other breast.
The surgeon closes the incisions with sutures. The method of closure depends on the type and placement of the opening. Dr. Sanchez-Navarro always aims to minimize visible scarring.
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Add-On Procedure: Breast Lift

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, can be a complementary procedure to breast augmentation. While implants enlarge the breasts, a lift reshapes them to create a perkier appearance. During a mastopexy, excess skin is removed, and the breast tissue, together with an implant, is put into a higher position on the chest. This combination of procedures allows the surgeon to both enlarge and elevate the breasts for optimal aesthetic results.
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Breast Augmentation Recovery

After breast augmentation surgery, patients will need to take it easy for the first 48 hours. It is normal to experience some aches, swelling, and bruising around the breasts during the first week. Most of the acute pain typically goes away within a few days with prescription medication. However, it may take some time for all of the soreness to disappear completely.
Patients are usually advised to avoid any strenuous physical activity for 4-6 weeks after surgery to allow the incisions to heal properly. Dr. Sanchez-Navarro may also recommend wearing a support bra continuously during the initial recovery period. Following all post-operative instructions regarding wound care, activity restrictions, and follow-up appointments is crucial to ensure proper healing.
It typically takes several months for the breast implants to settle into their final position and for all of the swelling to resolve. Full results from the breast augmentation procedure are often not fully visible until a year after the surgery. Patients must stay in close contact with Dr. Sanchez-Navarro during the recovery process to track their progress.

Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Patients who are considering a breast augmentation must satisfy several criteria to be eligible for this procedure. Here are the main characteristics of the best candidates for the surgery:
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Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation offers many aesthetic and psychological benefits for those considering this procedure. The key advantages include:

Cost of Breast Augmentation in Tucson, AZ

The cost of breast augmentation in Tucson, AZ, ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 on average. The price is shaped by various factors, including the surgeon’s experience and credentials, the type of implant selected, and the complexity of the procedure. It includes surgeon fees, anesthesia, operating room expenses, the cost of implants, and any post-operative medications or garments. At Sanchez-Navarro Plastic Surgery, we offer the best conditions for our patients who want to improve their breasts.

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