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How Does Hair Restoration Work?

For both men and women, thinning hair can be absolutely devastating. It’s often embarrassing and can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. If you’ve started to notice patches of your scalp showing through when you part your hair or pull it back, one of the latest treatments is called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) hair restoration. Phoenix & Scottsdale patients that want to restore their thick, gorgeous hair can often get outstanding, natural-looking results with this treatment. Plus, there are massive benefits to going this route as opposed to other more invasive procedures and we’ll dive into those below. If you’re ready to finally get back the youthful and full head of hair that you desperately miss, make sure you call Dr. Meger today at (602) 957-6000.

How It Works: PRP Hair Restoration

Phoenix & Scottsdale patients have a few different options when it comes to filling in their thinning hair. While many patients get breathtaking results with more invasive surgical procedures like a hair transplant, for others a less invasive approach can restore their hair. One of the newest treatment options for thinning hair uses something called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

In this procedure, Dr. Meger first draws some blood from the patient. The blood sample is placed in a test tube and put into a centrifuge where it is spun at high speeds to separate the different parts of the blood.

When the test tube is taken out of the centrifuge the blood is separated into several “layers”:

  • The red blood cells at the bottom.
  • The next layer is an additive that helps separate the blood.
  • On top of that is the platelet rich plasma.
  • Finally, at the very top of the test tube, is the platelet poor

PRP contains certain protein and growth factors that jumpstart your hair follicle growth. Next, Dr. Meger collects the PRP into several syringes that will be used to inject the PRP into the scalp to promote hair restoration. Phoenix & Scottsdale patients will often have scalp numbed before the injections. Dr. Meger numbs the areas of the scalp to be treated with a specialized cooling system that does not use any needles. This allows our patients to be much more comfortable during the procedure without having to get local anesthesia injected into their scalp as well.

The step is for Dr. Meger to inject the PRP into the problem areas on the scalp. The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes. There is usually no recovery time, and the only post-treatment care is to take a warm shower and gently massage the treated areas on the scalp.

Why Our Patients Love Working With Dr. Meger for Hair Restoration

Phoenix & Scottsdale men and women that are struggling with thinning hair absolutely love their experience with Dr. Meger. Just take a look at all of the incredible reviews from our patients who have had their lives changed by Dr. Meger’s brilliant and unparalleled work. Not only is Dr. Meger a board certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, but he is also one of the most patient, efficient, and compassionate surgeons in the entire state. Our patients also appreciate how transparent Dr. Meger is when it comes to keeping them informed throughout the entire process.

Call our Phoenix & Scottsdale area office at (602) 957-6000 to get started.

The “4 S’s” Of Breast Augmentation

depositphotos_38934391_original-compressorBreast augmentation is still one of the most popular procedure for plastic surgery with over 300,000 women undergoing the operation. Over the last few decades, the technology and techniques for breast augmentation have improved by leaps and bounds. But there is still a great deal of misinformation out there, and many of our patients experience some confusion when it comes to breast augmentation.

Scottsdale patients often ask us a few common questions about their breast augmentation. We’ve found that one of the best ways to quickly erase our patients’ confusion is by telling them about the “4 S’s” of breast augmentation.

Scottsdale women who aren’t happy with how their breasts look–whether it’s from a change in weight, breastfeeding, or just genetics–can get absolutely beautiful and natural-looking results from a breast augmentation. Dr. Meger is one of the premier plastic surgeons in the entire state and is leading the way when it comes to precision and getting patients the results they want. Give us a call today to find out more at (602) 957-6000.

1. Silicone vs. Saline

The first breast implant devices from the 60s were silicone. Since then, there have been continuous improvements giving patients more options than ever for their breast augmentation. Scottsdale patients most often choose gel “gummy” inserts because of their natural feel and appearance. But saline implants are still a great option for patients who want a smaller scar.

2. Surgical incision

One of the other major decisions that you’ll have to think about is what type of incision you want. Obviously, this isn’t something that you have to decide on your own. Dr. Meger will give you all of the details you need to make a confident and 100% informed decision. But you do have several incision styles to consider that will determine where your scar is located and what it looks like.

3. Implant size

By far the most difficult decision for our patients is the size of the implant. Dr. Meger specializes in helping women choose a size that fits with their anatomy and that looks natural. Most women have an “ideal” size and shape of breast that they want to achieve. When you visit Dr. Meger for your consultations, he will use a sizing bra that will let you see and feel the different sizes of implants.

4. Surgeon selection

The other incredibly important choice you’ll have to make is which surgeon you want to perform your breast augmentation. Scottsdale women have been rushing to work with Dr. Meger because of the stunning, natural-looking results that he consistently delivers.

Scottsdale who are ready to get a giant boost in confidence and to finally have the breasts you’ve always wanted, should call Dr. Meger today at (602) 957-6000. The first step in the process is to set up a convenient time for you to come in and meet with Dr. Meger in person. During this appointment, he’ll be able to answer all of your questions and also conduct an examination. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Transaxillary Vs. Inframammary

One of the most critical decisions that patients have to make is which type of incision their surgeon will use during their breast augmentation. Scottsdale patients are often unfamiliar with the different types of incisions, so we wanted to put together a quick explanation here in this blog post. The reason this decision is so important is that it will determine the scar placement after the procedure. Of course, this isn’t a decision that you’ll have to face alone. Dr. Meger has built his entire practice on the idea that patients and their doctors should make informed, honest, and confident decisions together. That’s why he always presents every single patient with all of the information, risks, and potential outcomes during his consultations.

If you’re unsatisfied with how your breasts look, now is the perfect time to call Dr. Meger at (602) 957-6000 and get the process started with your breast augmentation. Scottsdale patients that call us will get to talk with one of our friendly and dedicated staff. We always love getting calls from potential patients, and we’re more than happy to answer your questions and talk with you about your concerns. From there, the next step is for you to come into our modern and comfortable offices to meet with Dr. Meger in person.

Incision Options for Breast Augmentation

Scottsdale women who want to get breast augmentation have lots of important and potentially life-changing decisions to make. One of the primary ones is which type of incision to use during the procedure. Again, this isn’t a decision that you have to make all on your own. Dr. Meger will take all the time you need to talk with you about which one is right for you.

There are two primary incision options for breast augmentation: Transaxillary and Inframammary.

  • Transaxillary – With this option, the incision is made in the armpit. The implant is then “tunneled” to the breast and placed there. The great advantage of this method is that the scar in the armpit is almost never visible. This option also allows Scottsdale women to breastfeed in the future. But there are some drawbacks to this method as well, including a slight increase in the chance of breast implant asymmetry.
  •  Inframammary – In this method, the incision is made underneath the fold of the breast to reduce scar visibility. This method also allows for easier access in the future if the patient wants to replace the implants and also allows patients to breastfeed in the future. However, as you may have guessed, the main drawback to this option is that it leaves the scar visible in certain apparel.

Every patient wants to get fabulous results from their breast augmentation. Scottsdale patients who work with Dr. Meger have received some of the most incredible and natural-looking breast implants. Make sure you call us at (602) 957-6000 to find out more and to get your first consultation scheduled.

What Are My Options for Correcting Tuberous Breasts?

istock_000022984550medium-compressorIf you suffer from tuberous breasts, there are two things you need to know. First, you are not alone. Tuberous breast deformity is strikingly common although there isn’t good data on exactly how many women suffer from it. Second, if you have tuberous breasts, it is possible to get beautiful, youthful, and natural-looking breasts from a breast augmentation. Phoenix women that suffer from poor self-esteem or lack of confidence because of their tuberous breasts have been able to completely change their lives by working with Dr. Meger.

Dr. Meger is one of the finest plastic surgeons in the entire region and women who suffer from tuberous breasts have received beautiful, life-changing results from him. He is a board certified plastic surgeon and has earned his reputation of being one of the most precise and efficient surgeons in Arizona. Just take a look at our gallery of Before-and-After pictures here to see the kind of world-class quality that he delivers.

The first step in the process is to give us a call today at (602) 957-6000. When you call, you can expect to talk with one of our friendly and highly-trained staff. We always love hearing from our new patients, and we’re happy to talk with you about your concerns or answer any questions that we can. From there, we’ll want to schedule a preliminary consultation with you and Dr. Meger. During this consultation, you’ll get to talk with Dr. Meger about your goals for the procedure. He’ll also perform an examination so he can start to develop a treatment plan and recommendations.

Treating Tuberous Breasts with Breast Augmentation

Phoenix women suffering from tuberous breasts sometimes require more than just one procedure to correct them. While Dr. Meger may recommend a breast augmentation as part of the treatment plan, there will likely be other procedures that need to also take place during the operation to completely correct the deformity. Here are a few of the options.

  • Expanding the tissue – One of the primary issues with tuberous breasts is that the breast tissue is closely packed together. Sometimes, Dr. Meger can use fat to fill out the constricted lower breast pole.
  • Breast lift – With a breast lift, Dr. Meger uses his incredible precision to lift and shape the breast tissue and give it a gorgeous, natural appearance. This lift may also include the nipple to raise it into a more natural location.
  • Breast augmentation – To give the breast volume, Dr. Meger may recommend a breast augmentation. Phoenix women will be able to choose exactly how large an implant they want. Dr. Meger will make sure you have all the information you need to make a confident decision. Also, if your tuberous breasts are asymmetrical, Dr. Meger can get two different sized breast implants for the breast augmentation.

Phoenix women living with tuberous breasts should call Dr. Meger today at (602) 957-6000. There’s no reason you have to live another day without natural-looking and pretty breasts. So give us a call today to get the process started.

What Type of Breast Implant Is Right for You?

istock_000044614852_xxxlarge-for-webOnce you’ve decided that you’re ready to start seriously thinking about getting breast augmentation, the next obvious question is which implant is right for me? Of course, without actually performing an examination and talking with you in person, it is difficult for Dr. Meger to give this kind of recommendation. However, what we want to do here in this blog post is give you some tools to use and questions to think about so you can make the best possible decision for your breast implants.

Scottsdale women usually spend a great deal of time thinking about this question, researching and talking with friends or family members. You should also look at pictures to get an idea of what results other women have received. Take a look at our gallery of Before-and-After pictures here to see Dr. Meger’s work for yourself.

The next step in the process is for you to give Dr. Meger a call at (602) 957-6000 and set up a preliminary consultation here at our stylish and comfortable offices. When you call, you’ll get to talk with one of our compassionate, helpful staff. We always love hearing from potential new patients, and we’re happy to talk with you about any of your concerns.

From there, we’ll set up a preliminary consultation with Dr. Meger. During this meeting, you’ll get to talk with Dr. Meger and discuss what your goals are, get specific answers to your questions, and he may also perform an examination. All of this is a crucial part of the process as you start to get more personalized information that you can use to make a determination on which type of breast implant is right for you.

Choosing Your Breast Implants

Scottsdale women have a lot of factors to consider as they begin thinking about their breast implants. One of the best parts of the decision, though, is that you get to choose whatever it is you desire and Dr. Meger will be there the entire time to help you. Here are a few things to consider as you start to think about which type of breast implant you want.

  • Saline breast implants – Saline implants have a small advantage over other types of implants. Because saline implants are inserted into the breast pocket deflated, they require a slightly smaller incision. After they’re inserted, Dr. Meger inflates them with the proper amount of saline. However, saline implants tend to ripple on the sides, which can be seen through the skin.
  • Silicone breast implants – This is a newer type of breast implant that is made from a silicone gel housed inside a silicone shell. This gel is similar to a thick paste, and while they tend to ripple less than saline, they require a slightly larger incision.
  • Gummy bear breast implants – For Scottsdale women, gummy bear breast implants can be a superior choice to saline breast implants. Over the years, the breast implant manufacturers have made continuous improvements to silicone implants. While all silicone implants today are considered cohesive gel or gummy bear, the newest gummy bear implants are made from a thicker kind of silicone (similar to gummy bears) that gives the breasts a much more natural feel. Gummy bear implants are usually more expensive than the other types of breast implants.

Scottsdale women who are ready to get youthful, beautiful and natural-looking breast implants should call Dr. Meger today at (602) 957-6000. He is one of the premier plastic surgeons in the entire region because of his compassionate care, precision, and the wonderful results his patients get. Call today!

Will Breast Augmentation Surgery Repair Breast Asymmetry?

depositphotos_48521957_original-compressorIf you have uneven or asymmetrical breasts, then it’s probably one of the first things you notice whenever you look in a mirror. It can even lead to self-esteem issues. But the great news is that there are a few different procedures that can easily correct asymmetry in the breasts–including breast augmentation. Phoenix women whose breasts are not the same size, position, or whose nipples may be uneven can get beautiful, natural-looking, and even breasts with a breast augmentation from Dr. Meger.

Dr. Meger is one of the leading plastic surgeons in Arizona, and he has the track record to prove it. Just check out our impressive gallery of Before-and-After pictures from real breast augmentation patients here to see for yourself. Dr. Meger has built his practice on working with all of his patients to develop a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and ensures that you get outstanding results.

Now, after you call, the next step in the process is for you to schedule a preliminary consultation for your breast augmentation. Being a Phoenix patient, you will get to meet Dr. Meger, talk with him about your concerns, and ask all of the questions you need to. Dr. Meger will also conduct an examination, and he may even have you “wear” some implants with an implant fitting bra to see which size would be best for you. Give us a call today at (602) 957-6000 to get started.

Correcting Breast Asymmetry with Breast Augmentation

Phoenix women should know that breast asymmetry is completely normal and actually very common. On top of that, patients have several options to correct it with an augmentation procedure.

  • Saline implants – Even though the new “gummy bear” implants are extraordinarily popular right now, saline implants still have a number of terrific benefits–especially for women with asymmetrical breasts. Saline implants are often inserted deflated. This allows Dr. Meger to adjust each implant until they’re even.
  • Silicone implants – Many women get silicone implants that are two different sizes to accommodate their unique body. If you have asymmetrical breasts and want to get larger breasts, Dr. Meger can get silicone implants that are two different sizes so that the end results are two identical larger breasts.
  • Augment one breast – Another option is to just increase the size of the smaller breast. Dr. Meger can perform a breast augmentation on just one breast to make it match the other one.

We should also mention here, though, that a breast augmentation isn’t your only option. Breast lifts and breast reduction procedures are also very good at addressing asymmetrical breasts. Additionally, if it is just the nipple placement that is asymmetrical, this can be fixed on its own or as part of another procedure. We can also take fat from one area of your body and transfer it to one or both breasts to improve symmetry. Again, Dr. Meger will discuss all of this during your consultation.

You don’t have to live with asymmetrical breasts. If you’re ready to love how your breasts look, call Dr. Meger today to learn more about breast augmentation. Phoenix women can definitely get the breasts of their dreams when they work with Dr. Meger. Call us today at (602) 957-6000 to learn more, ask any questions you have, and get the process started.

Replacement of Breast Implants Every 10 Years – Fact or Fiction?

depositphotos_19072361_original-resizeThere is a long-running myth that breast implants must be replaced every 10 years. The reason for this is that some people believe that their breast augmentation will eventually need to be redone to maintain the correct shape and plumpness of this breasts. It’s a normal concern for patients because of how costly the surgery is in the first place. A lot of plastic surgeries are believed to need touch-ups in years to come to maintain a youthful looking appearance. This can ultimately cost patients more money in the long-run, which can be a hassle. Because of this assumption, many women are reluctant to get implants because they feel that they won’t be able to keep up with the costs, financially and physically, of replacement surgeries. So is the theory fact or fiction?

Why Breast Implants Can Last For A Long Time

In a word: fiction. There is no set time that you need to get breast augmentation surgery again after getting your implants. Some patients believe that you will have to get your breasts adjusted every ten years or even every five years. While there are no absolute guarantees when it comes to how long your implants will last,  if you choose the right surgeon, you can increase the lifespan of your breast implants so that you don’t need to keep getting surgeries. For instance, if you choose experienced Phoenix plastic surgeon, Dr. Meger, you can ensure the longevity of your breast implants for many years. Because he has done countless breast augmentations, you can be confident that your implants will not rupture or sag for a long time. It’s important to consider where you’re getting your plastic surgery done to make sure that the procedure goes smoothly and that you’re getting your money’s worth. Dr. Meger prioritizes quality and comfort with his Phoenix patients. If you choose a plastic surgeon that is less experienced and qualified it’s likely that you may need replacement surgeries later on in life.

Does This Mean I Will Never Have to Get Replacements?

If you are in Phoenix and considering breast augmentation, you won’t have to panic about scheduling surgeries every few years. However, you should, for the safety and longevity of your implants, schedule regular appointments to check up on your implants and make sure everything is as it should be. Although replacements are not set every ten years, because they are implants, they will still have to be redone eventually. They can last for up to 10-20 years, depending on the implants themselves. If you notice sagging or something wrong with your implants after a couple of years, you should check in with your plastic surgeon. With Dr. Meger, he will gladly set you up with frequent appointments so that you can always make sure everything is perfectly fine with your new, curvy attributes! After all, we just want our Phoenix patients to have healthy, beautiful looking curves.

To ask us more questions about breast augmentation, please give us a call at 602-957-6000. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Will My Breast Augmentation Feel Natural?

istock_53621712_large-compressorOne of the first questions that potential patients ask Dr. Meger is how natural their breasts will feel after breast augmentation. Scottsdale women are understandably curious about how their new breast implants will feel after the procedure and how long that will take. In fact, there are a few different factors that determine how natural implants feel after the breast augmentation procedure.

The first step to take if you’re unhappy with the size or appearance of your breasts, or if your breasts are asymmetrical, is to call Dr. Meger today at (602) 957-6000. When you call, you’ll talk with one of our friendly staff who can speak with you about your concerns, answer questions, and schedule your first consultation with Dr. Meger here at our offices. Dr. Meger is one of the premier plastic surgeons in the entire state, and he has helped thousands of women get beautiful, youthful, and natural-looking breasts.

What Makes Implants Feel Natural After Breast Augmentation

Scottsdale women considering breast augmentation should keep in mind that it usually takes up to six weeks or longer to see the final results of their procedure. It takes time for the implants to “drop” into position and for your body to adjust to their presence. But even before that happens, there are some pre-operation factors that will determine how natural your new breast implants feel.

  • Type of implant – The most popular type of implant right now is a new type of silicone that many Scottsdale patients call a “gummy bear” implant. These implants feel very natural and can be custom shaped to your body. Saline implants still feel natural, but it may take longer.
  • Implant placement – Surgeons can place implants on top of the chest muscle or underneath it. Implants that are placed below the muscle tend to feel more natural.
  • Implant size – The size of the implant also has a significant impact on how natural the results are from your breast augmentation. Scottsdale women that get much larger implants may experience less natural-feeling results than women who get smaller implants.
  • Current breast size – Finally, the pre-operation size of your breasts will also play a large role in how natural your breasts feel. The more tissue you have to start with the more natural your breasts will feel and the faster your body will be able to adjust to the implants after your breast augmentation.

Scottsdale women who work with Dr. Meger will have plenty of time to work through all of these decisions and learn all of the information that they need. Dr. Meger values transparency and makes sure that every single patient has a thorough comprehension about every step of the process. If you’re ready to get the breasts you’ve always wanted, make sure that you give us a call today at (602) 957-6000 to get the process started.

What’s the Difference Between Smooth and Textured Breast Implants?

istock_000009518082_large-compressorPhoenix is known for consistently warm weather so it’s not uncommon to be in a bikini year round. Perhaps you’re thinking about getting breast implants and improving the way your body looks. However, you want to make sure that you get the right kind of implants that will be best for you and what you want aesthetically. Before scheduling your surgery, you need to figure out what kind of implants there are and what will be best for you. Plastic surgeon Dr. Meger can help provide you with the right information you need to make this decision.

Typically, there are two main options to consider when getting breast implants: smooth and textured. It’s important to know the difference between both methods before you decide to schedule the procedure.

Smooth Breast Implants

All breast implants have an outer silicone shell. Inside the shell is either silicone gel or saline, so that the breasts have a soft consistency similar to real breasts. Phoenix patients often wonder what is the main difference between smooth and textured implants. For your implants to be classified as “smooth,” the outer silicone shell will look shiny and glossy. The implants’ outer shell will also feel more slippery in texture. Smooth implants are also less likely to ripple or break. These types of implants typically have an advantage because they provide a more natural physical shape.

Textured Breast Implants

Textured implants differ in how they feel and look physically in comparison. They are different from smooth implants because they will feel more fine and coarse. However, they will not feel rough, just less slippery than the smooth implants. Textured breast implants also create more friction between the implant and its surroundings. These types of implants also attach to the tissue capsule, so they are a little more firm in place and position, unlike smooth implants. Also, if you want to have a shaped breast implant, textured would be the choice for you.

Which One Do I Choose?

There are various benefits for textured and smooth implants. Choosing one over the other depends on a number of factors. When it comes to your breast augmentation, you need to decide based on the shape, feel, and texture of your desired breasts. They both have advantages for different reasons based on feel and shape. For example, for more of a firm placement and shaped breast, textured would be a better choice. If you want a more polished, slippery feel to your breasts; then smooth implants will be better for you. Ultimately, if you need help deciding, call Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Meger to schedule your consultation. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the difference in your plastic surgery choices. Undergoing breast surgery is a big decision, and we want to make sure that you feel confident and comfortable about your decision.

Call our Phoenix office at 602-957-6000 or fill out the form online to schedule a consultation or speak with Dr. Meger today.

What’s the Difference Between a Round and Tear-Drop Shaped Breast Implant?

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When considering breast implants, most women don’t realize that there are different shape options from which you can choose. Choosing a shape for your breast can be a difficult decision because there are so many factors to consider. If you’ve already decided on getting implants, you have a lot to think about. You want to make sure that the shape you choose is the right one for you. Round implants can be flattering on some women’s bodies while tear dropped shaped implants can work better on other body types. It can be difficult deciding, but knowing the difference between the two main shapes can help you pick.

Round Implants

When you’re thinking of getting a breast augmentation to alter your breasts, round implants are a very common choice. A lot of Phoenix patients choose round because they add volume to your entire breasts. This design is the traditional implant route for most women in the United States. If you choose round implants, your breasts will be well-proportioned and plump. The implants also have a soft, smooth shell so that the feeling of the breasts will also remain soft. The outcome of round implants gives breasts full cleavage and a noticeable lift. When you choose round implants, you can also adjust the projection of your breasts to your liking. If you want an overall fuller bust, you may want to consider round breast implants.

Shaped Implants

Shaped, or tear-drop, implants are also another way to go when getting breast augmentation. The shape is similar to a tear-drop with less volume on top and a fuller bottom half of the breast. The upper part of the implants are less filled out to create the tear-drop shape. These types of implants typically have a better projection than round implants. Although round implants are chosen more due to the fullness they provide, shaped implants typically look a bit more natural. Because they are not so evenly rounded and plump, these can look more natural and less modified. Phoenix patients who are looking for a way to enhance their breasts, while maintaining a more anatomically natural appearance, may choose shaped implants.

Other Factors to Consider

Choosing the shape of your implants is a big decision for Phoenix patients. While you may mostly be considering your desired look, there are also other aspects that can play an important role in your choice. Everyone has a different body type. It’s imperative to look at your particular body type and decide what kind of breast implants will look the best for you. If you are interested in a more natural approach, you may consider shaped implants. However, if you would like a more noticeable, fuller change in your bust; round implants would work better. Also, you should consider placement of the implants and incision sites. Both types of implants are placed differently and have different incisions, so it’s important to know all the information before making a decision.

Moving Forward

If you’re thinking about getting breast implants in Phoenix, don’t hesitate to make the next move. Don’t wait any longer for those perkier, fuller breasts! Qualified plastic surgeon Dr. Meger is very knowledgeable and experienced in breast augmentation. If you are not sure about what type of implants would work best for your figure and body type, Dr. Meger can help.

Call us at our Phoenix practice at 602-957-6000 if you’re considering implants and get a consultation. We can help guide you by answering all of your questions and giving you the information you need before you make any decisions.