The decision to enhance your breasts through cosmetic surgery is just the first step in a highly personal process that involves several choices. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Olson can listen to your goals and preferences during a consultation and can help you understand the options you have for breast implants at his practice in Gilbert, AZ.
Allow Dr. Olson to assist you in choosing the size, shape, and material of your breast implants. Women from Chandler, Mesa, and Tempe, AZ, and throughout the East Valley may request a consultation online with Dr. Olson, or call our cosmetic surgery office in Gilbert at
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos
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This 22 year-old woman from Scottsdale, AZ presented to Dr. Olson for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Olson discussed the procedure in detail and went over implant options. After examining her, he recommended anatomic gummy bear cohesive silicone implants.The operation went as planned and Dr. Olson placed 375cc Mentor... 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
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
The patient is a 25 year-old female who presented to my clinic for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. Our sizing system was used in combination with her breast measurements to determine implant size. The patient and I agreed on implant size prior to surgery.Sientra Moderate + Textured Round Silicone Implants 385cc 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 39 year-old woman presented for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. She met with Dr. Olson in his Gilbert, AZ office where he performed an examination and discussed the details of the procedure. She was looking for a natural yet full shape. During the surgery Dr. Olson placed sizers to determine the final size and... Read More
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 31 year-old woman from Gilbert, AZ presented to us for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery near Scottsdale, AZ. She has several children and was hoping to regain some of her lost breast volume after breast feeding.After performing an examination and discussing her goals Dr. Olson recommended tear-drop implants for a more... 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 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 27 year old patient presented to my clinic for breast enhancement surgery. She has two children and was hoping to restore her lost volume in the upper pole of her breasts. She had a mild amount of ptosis and we discussed a concurrent breast lift but she was really just hoping for a better breast shape to fit her body. I recommended... 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 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 28 year-old woman from Chandler, AZ visited Dr. Olson in his Gilbert office for consultation regarding breast augmentation surgery. After discussing her goals and performing and examination Dr. Olson recommended silicone high profile implants to acheive her desired look.During the operation, Dr. Olson placed smooth round high profile... Read More
This 23 year-old woman from Scottsdale, AZ visited Dr. Olson for consultation regarding breast enhancement surgery. She wanted a more proportional look but still maintain a natural size and shape. She had a moderate amount of asymmetry so different implant sizes were used to acheive better balance. Under anesthesia, Dr. Olson placed Allergan... 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 45 year-old female from Phoenix, AZ presented to my Gilbert clinic near Scottsdale, AZ for consultation regarding a mommy makeover. She didn’t have enough excess skin to necessitate a tummy tuck and was hoping to avoid the longer recovery needed with an abdominoplasty. She had very asymmetric breasts on exam and breast ptosis as well requiring... 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 32 year-old female from Scottsdale, AZ presented to Dr. Olson in his Gilbert office for a consultation for breast enlargement surgery. She is very active and wanted more breast fullness but nothing that would make her look ‘heavy’ or disproportionate. Dr. Olson spent time discussing all the implant options. After hearing her wishes... 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 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 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 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 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 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 31 year old patient from Scottsdale, AZ presented to Dr. Olson for consultation for breast enhancement. She has 3 children and felt a breast augmentation would give her a more proportional body. Dr. Olson met with her for her initial consultation where he discussed implant sizes and styles. She also had the opportunity to try on... Read More
This 50 year-old woman from Chandler, AZ presented to Dr. Olson for consultation regarding breast enhancement surgery. She met with him in his Gilbert office near Scottsdale, Arizona where he discussed her goals and after examining her recommend smooth round silicone breast implants.In surgery Dr. Olson placed smooth round Mentor moderate... Read More
Women considering breast augmentation have a variety of choices when it comes to breast implants. Many of Dr. Olson’s patients have carefully considered the size of breast implants they want before meeting with him. That is an important decision, but it is only one of several choices patients need to make. Other factors include filler material, shape, and texture. Implants also come in different profiles, which is essentially a measure of how far they project from the body.
Dr. Olson can talk you through each one of these options, also important considerations for breast reconstruction patients. Each choice should be influenced by physical characteristics, including your body’s frame, your skin elasticity, and the amount of breast tissue you have. Review the sections below for more information about each of your options.
Meet Dr. Josh Olson
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Because each patient’s physical characteristics are unique, the results of your breast augmentation may look different than that of another patient with the same sized implants. The ideal breast implant size for you depends on a number of factors, including:
Your cosmetic goals
The width of your natural breasts, chest, and shoulders
Your lifestyle. If you’re a runner, for example, you’ll want to consider how larger breasts may affect that activity.
Dr. Olson can use his trained aesthetic eye to help you choose the size that will best meet your cosmetic goals, but the ultimate decision is yours. He encourages patients to review his photo gallery to get an idea of the results they can expect from different sizes of implants.
How many cc are in a bra cup size?
There is no standard measurement for the volume of a bra cup size. The actual size of a C cup, for example, varies from one brand of bra to another. Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc), not cup size. So, Dr. Olson will take into account your existing breast tissue and desired size when choosing the implant size for each breast.
Is Silicone or Saline Better for Breast Implants?
While this decision comes down to personal preference, patients generally prefer silicone gel breast implants. Here are the varieties Dr. Olson offers:
Saline: These implants contain a sterile saltwater solution that is biocompatible and biodegradable. Saline implants are a suitable option for women with enough existing breast tissue to camouflage the edges of the implants. Saline implants generally require smaller incisions because they are filled after being inserted, unlike silicone implants. That also allows Dr. Olson to fine-tune the amount of the saline solution in each implant during surgery, letting him address issues such as breast asymmetry.
Silicone gel: Patients overall tend to think silicone gel implants look and feel more natural than saline implants. There are numerous size and shape options available in silicone implants, which are the most popular implants in the U.S. Silicone implants require a slightly larger incision than needed for saline implants, but Dr. Olson is able to make the incisions very inconspicuous.
Highly cohesive silicone gel: Gummy bear, or form-stable implants, are a subcategory of silicone implants. They are firm but pliable, and they hold their shape even when cut. These implants often require a slightly larger incision to fit the implant but can create a pleasant natural shape to the breast.
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.
Breast implants can be either round or anatomically shaped, resembling a teardrop. Most patients choose round implants. Both saline and silicone implants come in either shape.
Roundimplants are usually preferable for those who want more “upper pole fullness.” This means there is more volume at the top of the breast, leading to more cleavage.
Teardrop implants (also called anatomical and shaped) have a sloping, teardrop shape with more volume at the bottom. This shape mimics the appearance of a natural breast which may provide a more subtle enhancement than a round implant.
What’s the Difference Between Smooth and Textured Implants?
The exterior shell of breast implants is either smooth or textured. Some of the differences include:
Smooth: Breast implants with smooth shells move easily and naturally within the breast. Smooth, round implants that rotate inside the breast don’t pose an aesthetic problem. A shaped implant that shifts, however, may appear unnatural and need to be corrected with implant revision surgery.
Textured: Textured implants attach to the natural breast tissue and remain in place within the breast. That’s why most anatomically shaped implants come with a textured exterior. There is also research that suggests textured implants reduce the hardening of scar tissue that occasionally follows breast augmentation, known as capsular contracture.
How Do You Determine the Right Breast Implant Profile?
Chest width is a key factor in determining the right breast implant profile. An implant’s profile refers to its height (how much it sticks out from its base) versus the width of its base. There are a few variations, but most implants are available in profiles that are generally low, moderate, moderate plus, and high. Dr. Olson will examine your chest and help you choose the profile that best suits your frame and your cosmetic goals.
Please visit our Breast Augmentation FAQ page for answers to other common questions about breast enhancement surgery.