Each year, more than 300,000 women in the U.S. choose to enhance their figures through breast augmentation. Women in Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, and surrounding communities visit board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Olson for breast augmentation in Gilbert, AZ, because he creates natural-looking results and helps them feel confident about their breasts and their femininity. Dr. Olson and his staff at Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute will make every effort to ensure your safety, comfort, and satisfaction.
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This 34 year-old woman from Gilbert, AZ came to our office near Scottsdale, AZ for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. After having children she was hoping to regain lost volume and shape. After discussing her goals and desired size Dr. Olson recommended Allergan cohesive high profile implants. During the operation silicone... Read More
This patient is a 32-year-old female who presented to my Gilbert office with complaints of her breast size being smaller than desired. I felt that a breast augmentation with silicone gel implants would give her the best results.In surgery I placed 500CC round high profile silicone implants. She had a significant improvement in her shape and... Read More
This 36 year-old female from Mesa, Arizona presented to our Gilbert office for consultaiton regarding breast augmentation surgery. After having children she was unhappy with her loss of breast fulness and met with Dr. Olson to discuss her options.After discussing her goals and performing an examination Dr. Olson recommended smooth round implants.... Read More
This 27 year-old woman from Gilbert, AZ presented to us for consultation regarding breast enhancement surgery. She is very active in the gym and felt her breasts weren't proportional with the rest of her body. I met with her to discuss her goals and after examining her recommended a breast augmentation with silicone implants.During the... Read More
This 22 year-old woman from Mesa, AZ visited our office near Scottsdale, AZ for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. She was looking for a natural yet full look to improve her overall body proportion. After performing an examination Dr. Olson recommended Mentor's new moderate plus Xtra silicone implantsIn surgery, Dr. Olson... Read More
This 26 year-old woman from Phoenix, AZ presented to Dr. Olson for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. She met with him in our Gilbert office where Dr. Olson performed an examination and explained implant options. After hearing her goals and using 'goal photos' he recommended high profile silicone implants. During... Read More
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This 51 year-old female presented to our office in Gilbert, AZ near Scottsdale, AZ for consultation regarding a breast augmentation. She was hoping for smaller implants that would get her a natural result. Dr. Olson met with her and after discussing her goals recommended 275cc moderate plus implants. We proceeded with the operation where... Read More
This 22 year-old woman from California presented to my Scottsdale, AZ office for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Olson went over the surgical procedure and sizing options. Using a sizing system and 3D imaging he recommended 330cc silicone breast implants.We proceeded with her breast augmentation surgery in our surgery... Read More
This 34 year-old female met with me for consultation for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. She has two children and was hoping to regain her breast fullness and lose some of the excess skin and fat on her abdomen. I recommended silicone implants for the more natural feel of the implant. She did not want it obvious she underwent a breast augmentation... Read More
This 20 year-old female from Scottsdale, AZ visited our Gilbert office for consultation with Dr. Olson regarding breast augmentation surgery. After discussing her goals and performing an examination Dr. Olson recommended high profile round silicone implants. Smooth round silicone implants were placed through a infra-mammary incision and... Read More
This 24 year-old woman presented to my Scottsdale, AZ office for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Olson went over the surgical procedure and sizing options. Using a sizing system and 3D imaging he recommended 350cc silicone implants.We proceeded with her breast augmentation surgery in our surgery center at the Scottsdale... Read More
This 32 year-old female from Mesa, AZ presented to our Gilbert, AZ office in the East Valley for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. She was hoping for more breast fulness to accentuate her curvy figure. On examination she had an inverted nipple on her left breast and limited breast tissue after having children. I went over the benefits... Read More
This 22 year-old patient from Ohio came to see Dr. Olson for consultation for a breast augmentation. She had a 80 pound weight loss and was unhappy with the loss of breast shape and volume. She wore an A-cup bra and was hoping for a C-cup.Dr. Olson recommended a breast lift along with a breast augmentation with silicone implants placed under... Read More
This 26 year-old woman from Queen Creek, AZ visited our office in Gilbert, AZ for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. After meeting with Dr. Olson and expressing her goals, Dr Olson recommended textured high profile 450cc silicone implants.The procedure went well and Dr. Olson placed textured high profile implants in the dual-plane... Read More
This 28 year-old female from Scottsdale, AZ presented to Dr. Olson for consultation regarding breast enhancement surgery. Dr. Olson met with her in the Scottsdale office and discussed the procedure and associated risks. During the examination breast asymmetry was noted so during the operation sizers were used and different size implants... Read More
This 29 year-old patient came to see Dr. Olson with interest in breast augmentation. Following 3 pregnancies and breast feeding she wished to enhance the size and shape of her breasts. She was hoping for a B cup size and desired silicone implants.Dr. Olson recommended breast augmentation with 300cc silicone implants through an infra-mammary... Read More
This 26-year-old woman from the Chandler area presented to my clinic considering a breast augmentation. She was looking for more breast fulness to give her a more proportional body. She is finished with having children and wanted larger, yet natural appearing breasts. I went over in the detail the operation and we decided around 375cc round implants... Read More
This 39 year old female presented to my office interested in breast augmentation surgery. She also was interested in a tummy tuck and felt her breasts were not proportional to her body. She was hoping for a natural look and feel so I recommended silicone implants. I decided to use 400 cc moderate plus implants behind the pectoralis muscle to... Read More
This 33 year-old female from the East Valley presented to our office near Scottsdale, AZ for consultation regarding breast enhancement surgery. She was hoping to avoid an over-augmented or fake look and after examining her, Dr. Olson recommended anatomic gummy bear implants. The proceeded with the operation where Dr. Olson placed silicone... Read More
This 25 year-old female from Queen Creek, AZ presented to my office near Scottsdale, AZ for consultation regarding breast enhancement surgery. She was hoping for more fulness and size after having children. We met in my Gilbert office where I discussed in detail surgical options including implant shape and size. She was hoping for a natural... Read More
This 29 year old female from Scottsdale, Arizona presented to Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute in Gilbert for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. She has 4 children and was unhappy with the decrease in her breast size after pregnancy. She was hoping for larger breasts and a size that matches her body shape. Dr.... Read More
This 46-year-old woman from the Gilbert, Chandler AZ area presented to me for consultation for breast implant exchange. She underwent a breast augmentation over 10 years ago and complained of deflation of the right breast saline implant and hardening of the left breast. She was hoping for more breast symmetry and improvement of the hardened breast... Read More
This 27 year old patient presented to Dr. Olson for breast enhancement surgery. She is tall with broad shoulders and always felt her breast size did not match her body. She wore a B cup bra and was hoping for a natural look in the C cup range. Dr. Olson explained all the implant types and together they decided to use 360 cc saline implants... Read More
It’s common for women to feel insecure about the shape or size of their breasts. If genetics aren’t to blame, pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuations, and menopause can detract from the size and shape of your breasts. Most women simply wish to restore or enhance the symmetry of their body contours with fuller yet natural-looking breasts. Dr. Olson’s patients typically want to:
Restore breast volume following pregnancy or weight loss
Balance the size of uneven breasts
Boost confidence and femininity
Many women undergo breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover, in which Dr. Olson combines procedures for the breasts and body to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy figure.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in the Scottsdale Area?
The cost of an initial breast augmentation procedure (not revision surgery) at our practice ranges from $4,900 to $6,500 depending on a number of factors. The type of implant has an influence on the final cost: Saline implants are less expensive than silicone gel implants. Anatomically shaped implants (“gummy bears”) also cost more than round silicone gel implants. When it comes to your surgeon, it’s important that your choice be based on more than the cost. Women searching for a breast augmentation specialist in the Phoenix area choose to drive to Gilbert to have a board-certified plastic surgeon with Dr. Olson’s training and experience perform the procedure.
Complete the Look
Enhancing a single aspect of your appearance can inspire you to address other areas you wish to improve. Ask Dr. Olson about combining your treatment for a more complete and stunning transformation.
Whether to combine it with another procedure such as a breast lift
Fortunately, Dr. Olson’s patients have the advantage of his years of experience and training to guide them. Dr. Olson and his staff respect your confidentiality and personal decisions. They provide a private, comfortable setting in which you can feel confident about discussing your goals and concerns regarding breast enlargement.
Remember, every woman is unique, so one option is not necessarily better than another. Dr. Olson will help you select the best solutions for your body type, your lifestyle, and your goals.
“Dr. Olson and his staff are incredible. From the minute you have your consultation, to your surgery, and follow ups, you are treated in such a caring, professional, and kind manner. The results of my breast lift and implants are better than I could have ever imagined. My scars look amazing, I felt minimal pain, and they listened to exactly what I wanted. I truly couldn’t imagine a better experience.”
~Megan M. on Google Reviews
How Is a Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes 1 to 2 hours to perform. Once you are asleep, Dr. Olson creates a pocket for the implant either behind the breast tissue and in front of the chest muscle (subglandular placement) or behind the muscle (submuscular placement). Saline implants are inserted empty and filled once in place. Silicone implants come pre-filled. Once the implants are in place, Dr. Olson checks them for symmetry and accurate size before closing the incisions.
Is It Better To Get Breast Implants Over or Under the Muscle?
Placing the implants under the muscle provides the most natural-looking results for most patients. Each option has it’s own advantages, which include:
Subglandular: This is a suitable choice for those who already have adequate breast tissue. Patients who have subglandular placement generally experience less discomfort during recovery than patients who have submuscular implants.
Submuscular: There are several benefits to placing the implants behind the chest muscle:
Implants are well concealed, so there’s less chance of visible rippling.
The results typically look more natural with a smoother transition from the chest to the breast mound.
The muscle offers more long-term support for the implants and decreases the chances of implants sagging.
There is a lower risk of capsular contracture, a complication that occurs when scar tissue hardens around the implant.
Mammograms may be easier to read accurately.
Meet Dr. Josh Olson
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Gilbert, AZ, Dr. Josh Olson uses his world-class cosmetic plastic surgery training to meet all the aesthetic needs of the women and men he serves. What can he do for you?
The “best” incision varies between breast augmentation patients depending on their anatomy, choice of implants, and personal preferences. Dr. Olson uses 3 types of incisions to perform breast augmentation. He informs patients about the benefits and drawbacks of each before they make a decision.
Inframammary fold (IMF): This small horizontal incision goes just above or within the crease where your breast skin connects to your chest. With this approach, a surgeon can clearly see all the tissues as he creates a pocket where the implant will go. This is the most common incision and offers consistent results regardless of the implant size or material. Scars are concealed beneath the breasts and under clothing and swimwear.
Periareolar: This incision goes on the outer border of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Any scar is often hidden by the darker skin of the areola. This approach may be recommended if you are combining a breast lift with implants. A periareolar incision is typically not an option for women with very small areolae.
Transaxillary: This incision goes in the armpit, so there is no scarring on the breast itself. Dr. Olson uses a small endoscope to create a pocket and place the implant with precision. This incision is better suited for saline implants because they aren’t filled until after they are placed. It can be difficult to squeeze a silicone implant into place from this incision site.
Preparing for Breast Augmentation Surgery
You can help ensure your operation goes smoothly and reduce the chances of complications after surgery by following the preoperative instructions provided by Dr. Olson. Our team gives you specific details about preparing for breast augmentation, but there are some general guidelines that all cosmetic surgery patients should follow. Those instructions include:
Stop certain medications. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or any drugs containing these medications for at least 10 days prior to surgery. They thin the blood and can complicate healing. There may be other medications, including certain supplements, that we ask you to stop taking temporarily, as well.
Stop smoking. If you smoke, you should plan to stop for at least a month prior to surgery. Smoking interferes with healing because it constricts blood vessels.
Leave off makeup and jewelry. On the day of surgery, don’t wear nail polish, makeup, jewelry, or any hair accessories when you come in for your operation.
Dress appropriately. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, including a shirt that buttons or zips in front. Don’t wear any kind of sweater or top that goes on over your head.
Stop eating and drinking. Don’t eat or drink anything in the 8 hours before surgery. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to your operation.
Preparing for Recovery After Breast Augmentation Surgery
Our patients often find that recovery after breast augmentation is quite simple. Still, there are a number of things you should do prior to your surgery to make the process as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Depending on certain details of your surgery, such as whether your breast implants are placed above or below the muscle, your recovery will vary slightly. All patients should make sure they have a partner or friend who can stay with them for at least the first couple of days following surgery. Other preparation steps you should take include:
Secure time off work. Most patients go back to work 5 to 7 days after surgery.
Clean your house or apartment. Coming home to a neat house with the dishes washed and the trash emptied makes a difference. During the early stages of your recovery, you won’t be able to — or want to — perform even simple chores. That goes for laundry, too.
Get comfortable. Make sure you have all the supportive, comfortable items you will need for recovery, including soft, loose-fitting clothes and extra pillows to prop yourself up while sleeping.
Pay bills and take care of other matters. In the first week after your surgery, you may be more likely to lose track of bills and other arrangements. It’s best to take care of these things early.
Prepare meals. Preparing and cooking meals is not something you will want to do during your recovery. Having nutritious, low-sodium food ready and easy to heat up is something patients truly appreciate after surgery.
Get your entertainment ready. Load your bedside table up with magazines, books, and other entertainment items; and charge your tablet, laptop, or other devices. Make it easy for yourself to relax.
Don’t forget your dependents. If you are a mother, you may need to arrange for childcare or get some help preparing meals and doing other tasks for your children. Remember, you will not be able to lift young children for a few weeks after surgery. If you have pets, make sure you have plenty of food, arrange for a dog-walker, and so on.
Freeze some icepacks. These are great for reducing swelling and relieving discomfort.
Pick up prescriptions. Our team will give you your prescriptions before your surgery so you can have them ready afterward.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Breast Augmentation?
Most patients may return to work 5 to 7 days following surgery. Strenuous activities may be restricted for several weeks. Dr. Olson may prescribe pain medication for the first week and muscle relaxants to aid recovery. After 5 days, many patients are comfortable with only ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
How Long After Breast Augmentation Do You See Results?
Final results develop over the course of 3 to 4 months as swelling subsides and the implants “settle” into a natural shape and position.
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