Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery in Tucson, AZ

Breast Augmentation Basics

Breast augmentation uses implants to increase the size of your breasts. The procedure is also called breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty. Breast augmentation is designed to enhance your breast shape and size and is customized to provide natural-looking results that will complement your unique body type. Breast implant surgery is one of the most frequently-performed procedures in the field of plastic surgery. Our breast surgeons have expertise and knowledge in the latest technologies and options available.

Breast augmentation will not correct severely drooping or sagging breasts. This is because the implants will only increase the size of your breasts, not elevate them or change their position of your chest. If you have sagging breasts and you wish to improve this, then you may wish to consider combining your augmentation with a breast lift. This combination of augmentation and lift, called an augmentation mastopexy, is often completed in one surgery.

A woman who had breast augmentation surgery in Tucson, AZ

Types Of Breast Implants

The right breast implant type for you will be determined by your personal goals. At Hess, Sandeen, and Lee Plastic Surgery, we have several choices for the style, shape, and feel of our breast implants. Shapes include round, which are spherical-shaped, or anatomical, which are tear-drop shaped and better mimic a natural breast. The material used in the implant can be saline, silicone, or a combination of the two.

Our implants have variations in shape, size, profile, surface texture, and fill. We will work with your personal anatomy and skin elasticity to aid you in finding the perfect implant. Our breast implants are chosen by you and your breast surgeon to fit your expectations and create the look you desire.

Saline implants have a silicone based outer shell and are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. The saline implant is usually inserted into the body empty then filled, but some do come pre-filled. These can be adjusted during the surgery by adding or removing saltwater. This flexibility allows our cosmetic surgeons the ability to better tailor your look to ensure you are completely satisfied after your surgery.

Silicone gel implants are filled with a thick gel material that feels and moves very similarly to natural breast tissue. They are a popular choice because of the natural feel and the reduction in side effects of water filled implants like folding, wrinkling, or rippling. Because they are pre-filled, they often require a larger incision than saline implants.

No medical device is considered permanent and breast implants are no exception. You may need to have follow-up surgery to replace your breast implants in the future. While it is unlikely, the outer membrane of both silicone and saline implants can rupture. With saline implants the saltwater will get absorbed by the body and the breast will gradually reduce back to its original size, causing no harm to you. Detecting a break in a silicone implant can be more difficult as the body will not absorb the gel and the breast will not become smaller. Rarely, silicone implants will cause pain and swelling when they break, but it is more common to discover breakage at a follow up appointment.


The placement of your implant is just as important as choosing the correct type. Breast implants come in several shapes and different amounts of projection, which is the amount of forward fullness the implant provides. Implants are placed either above or beneath the chest muscle depending on the type of implant being used, your body type, and your personal preference. Careful placement of your implants will ensure that you are happy with the overall look and feel of your new body.

We are also careful about where we place any incisions. Our cosmetic surgeons use inconspicuous areas to reduce visible scarring.

Our breast surgeons will consult with you, considering your body type and other factors, to help you determine what breast augmentation technique will produce the best possible results. This includes determining the placement of the implants below skin or below muscles. We will also discuss which type of incision is best for you.


While breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure and not covered by most insurance companies, coverage does vary so you should always talk to your provider first. Ask us about our financing options available through Care Credit. Care Credit can help you pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses over time.

Choose Hess, Sandeen, And Lee For Breast Augmentation In Tucson

There are many reasons to choose our practice for your breast augmentation procedure. Maybe you are unhappy with your breast size, shape, or general appearance. Maybe you have had significant weight loss and you want to add volume back in just the right place. Maybe your breasts are not symmetrical, or maybe you’re just finally saying yes to a transformation you’ve wanted for years. No matter what the reason, we will help you create a more beautiful and confident you.

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