Dr. Flint has been performing breast augmentation in Phoenix-area Scottsdale & Mesa for 16 years. She feels that natural-appearing results look better and last longer. She encourages you to bring a list of questions to your consultation appointment so that she can discuss any concerns and clarify information that you may have already obtained.
Before practicing plastic surgery in Scottsdale, Dr. Flint trained in Houston, where the original designers of breast implants practiced. She has used many different types of implants and many different techniques, but her goal has always been two-fold:
- Provide you with a safe procedure
- Create an outstanding result that remains excellent over many years and has a low chance of requiring revision
She describes her preferred approach to breast augmentation below, and she is happy to discuss why she favors this approach during your consultation.
Breast Augmentation at a Glance
During this procedure, Dr. Flint places breast implants under the muscle of your chest wall. The submuscular placement improves the shape, size, and position of your breast. Placing the implant under the muscle also avoids interference with mammograms while decreasing the rate of scar tissue development around the implant.
- View some of Dr. Flint’s before and after photos of her breast augmentation patients.
- Take a look at some of Dr. Flint’s before and after photos of her augmentation with lift patients.
- See some before and after photos of breast implant replacement patients in Scottsdale.
- Learn more about the breast implants that Dr. Flint prefers.
- Read more about Scottsdale breast augmentation on Dr. Flint’s blog.
What to Expect
Dr. Flint performs this procedure while you are under general anesthesia to allow complete relaxation of your chest wall muscle. This technique decreases post-operative spasm and discomfort. The procedure takes approximately one hour. A two-inch incision is made in the crease underneath your breast (instead of in a far-away location) so that she has complete control when creating the pockets for your implants. Dr. Flint prefers silicone implants because they are soft, natural in appearance, and exhibit less problems with rippling than saline implants.
Preparing for Breast Augmentation
A Mesa breast augmentation consultation includes a meeting with Dr. Flint to discuss your goals and desired size. Dr. Flint examines you and suggests an implant shape, size, and type that may be right for you, keeping your goals in mind. All of your questions are answered and lab work is ordered. Then you are given a written fee quotation and an opportunity to select your surgery date, if you are ready to do so.
3D Simulator for Envisioning Results
Dr. Flint is very happy to announce the most exciting development in breast augmentation in a very long time. The office now offers Crisalix 3D, a secure web-based system that generates a 3D simulation of your augmentation results. All you have to do is upload a photo! Begin the process by clicking through to our form.
Scottsdale Breast Augmentation Recovery
When you awake in the recovery room, the first thing you notice may be the elastic bandage around your chest. You are allowed to go home one or two hours following the procedure. Dr. Flint will see you in the office approximately two days following the procedure, when you are given a sports bra to wear for the next three weeks. Most patients return to work within one week after surgery. You cannot participate in any strenuous activities or heavy lifting for three weeks. Soreness usually resolves within three to five days, and bruising and swelling should be minimal.