Breast

Breast Reduction Phoenix and Scottsdale

Breast reduction is performed on over 100,000 women every single year. If you suffer from having overly developed breasts that cause you shoulder or neck pain, skin irritation, or posture problems then you may be a terrific candidate for breast reduction. Phoenix women who have larger-than-average breasts know how difficult it can be to find bras, swim tops, and other apparel that fits them and how awkward it can be to exercise. During a breast reduction, Dr. Meger not only reduces the size of the breasts by removing excess fat, tissue, and skin, but he also shapes and sculpts the breasts to the goals and desires of the patient.

If you’re ready to start thinking about a breast reduction, contact Dr. Meger today at 602-957-6000 to schedule your consultation.

Dr. Meger works with every breast reduction patient to develop a unique treatment plan. This plan would address all of the unique factors of each individual patient. In addition to that, our entire staff takes the greatest care to ensure that every single one of our patients is comfortable, and knows exactly what is going on before a decision is made.

Who is a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

Breast-Reduction-Phoenix-AZ-Dr-MegerPhoenix women with overly large breasts often ask us if they’re a good fit for a breast reduction. This is a terrific question. Women who experience any of the following are most likely candidates for breast reduction:

  • Indentations in their shoulders from bra straps.
  • Feeling self-conscious about their breasts.
  • Unable to participate in certain physical activities because of large breasts.
  • Breathing problems from heavy breasts.
  • Bad posture from hunching forward.
  • Trouble sleeping because of large breasts.
  • Back and neck pain.
  • Breasts that are too large for your body size.

However, if you plan to have children or breastfeed in the future, you may want to postpone the procedure since pregnancy and breastfeeding can directly impact the overall shape and size of the bust.

Procedure for Breast Reduction

Phoenix women should expect their breast reduction to take three to four hours and is performed in an outpatient surgery center.

After the administration of a light anesthetic, Dr. Meger will make one or more incisions in the breast. Sometimes, three incisions are made: one around the areola, another from the areola to the breast crease (making a keyhole shape), and a third incision horizontally along the breast crease (the fold of skin at the bottom of the breast).

Once the incisions are made, any excess fat, skin, and tissue are removed. In some cases, the fat can be removed by liposuction. If the breast is primarily composed of fatty tissue, then liposuction may be used instead of the breast reduction procedure.

In many cases, the nipples stay attached to the nerves in order to maintain feeling. But if the breasts are sizable, the areolas and nipples may have to be repositioned. The incisions are then closed by the use of sutures, surgical tape, or adhesive.

Results and Recovering from Breast Reduction

Phoenix women who undergo breast reduction should take at least a week or two off from work. You should also avoid any kind of strenuous physical activity for a month.

Your breasts will be wrapped and supported by a surgical bra to help improve healing. In some cases, drainage tubes may be left in place. The stitches will be removed within a week or two.

Expect swelling and bruising for a couple weeks afterwards. Any pain can be alleviated by prescription pain medication. It’s possible that some women will feel slightly depressed afterwards, which is normal.

Despite the recovery, benefits of breast reduction are enormous. On top of physical problems and pain that are alleviated such as slouching, back, shoulder, and neck pain, there are psychological benefits too. The embarrassment, staring, and self-consciousness will be eliminated as well. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy more physical activities without the hindrance of your large breasts.

If you’re ready to get a new lease on life and to end the pain, shame, and embarrassment of having overly developed breasts, call Dr. Meger today at 602-957-6000.

Breast Lift Phoenix and Scottsdale

Whether it’s from breastfeeding or just time and gravity, sagging breasts can be lifted and firmed with a breast lift. Women of all ages who want to dramatically improve how their breasts look should call Dr. Meger today at 602-957-6000.

The first step is for you to give us a call so we can answer any of your questions and schedule a convenient time for you to come in for a preliminary consultation. During this meeting, Dr. Meger will talk with you about the concerns you have for your breasts, your goals for how you want them to look, and discuss the options available.

What is a Breast Lift?

When women come into our Phoenix office for a consultation, a common question they have is “What is a breast lift?” A breast lift, also referred to as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure aimed at lifting breasts that are lacking firmness. There are a variety of factors that may cause the breasts to sag such as weight loss, breastfeeding, or pregnancy.

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Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Ideal candidates for a breast lift are women in good health who are suffering from excessive sagging in their breasts. Some women may wish to lift while also increasing the size of their breasts. In these cases, this procedure is performed with augmentation mammoplasty (breast augmentation) in order to achieve the desired results.

How to Prepare for a Breast Lift?

During the consultation, Dr. Meger will take measurements and photos of your breasts to evaluate their shape and size. If you have a family history of cancer, a mammogram is generally performed prior to the procedure as well.

Make sure that you tell Dr. Meger about any allergies you have to medication. If you plan to lose weight within the next few months, the doctor may advise you to stabilize your weight before you undergo the procedure.

Before the procedure, you should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Also, if you smoke, you should quit at least two weeks before the procedure. This doesn’t mean just cutting back: it means stopping completely. Smoking can cause your scars to appear larger or more noticeable and slow down the healing process and may even result in tissue loss.

How is the Breast Lift Procedure Done?

Breast lifts are usually performed in an outpatient surgery center. Dr. Meger uses all of the precise details discussed during your consultation as a guide to ensure you get the results that you want.

  • After a light anesthesia is administered, Dr. Meger makes as many as three incisions.
  • One incision is placed around the areola (the colored circle around the nipple). Every breast lift utilizes at least this incision.
  • Another incision may be required and is made vertically from the areola to the fold of the breast, also called the breast crease.
  • A third horizontal incision also may be required and is made below the breast, which follows its natural curve.
  • After the incisions are made, Dr. Meger removes any excess skin to lift and reposition the areola and nipple.
  • Dr. Meger sometimes uses modified techniques that require that only one incision is made.

The exact method used for performing the procedure is dependent on the patient’s breast size, the size of the areolas, and the amount of sagging.

Recovering From a Breast Lift

Phoenix women should expect a full recovery to take at least one month. Patients usually return to work after about a week. But during that week, avoid bending over, putting pressure on the breasts, or doing any sort of strenuous activity. There will be some bruising and swelling for a couple weeks and any discomfort can be eliminated with pain relievers.

Your results will start to appear in about a month. Patients may experience some numbness or tingling in the nipples as nerve function resumes. To help make scars as small as possible, cortisone cream and silicone sheeting may be applied during the healing process.

Dr. Meger firmly believes that every woman deserves to have the body of her dreams. If you’re ready for a massive boost in confidence and to start loving how you look, call Dr. Meger today at 602-957-6000.

Breast Implants Phoenix


Breast implants are a fantastic option for women who have small breasts, who have undergone a mastectomy, or whose breasts may have decreased in size from weight loss or breastfeeding. No matter your reasons for wanting breast implants, Phoenix patients can get a huge boost to their self-esteem and confidence from breast implants.

Phoenix plastic surgeon, Dr. Meger realizes that your decision to get breast implants is incredibly important and personal to you. We treat every single one of our patients with the highest respect and do our absolute best to make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk through our door.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you just want to learn more about the breast implant procedure, give Dr. Meger a call today at 602-957-6000 to set up your consultation.

What Are Breast Implants?

Phoenix women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts can use a breast augmentation procedure, also called a mammoplasty, to enhance and add fullness to the breasts. There are two different types of breast implants: silicone implants that are pre-filled with a sticky gel; and saline implants that are inserted into the breast pocket and then filled with sterile salt water or a saline solution.

Also available are textured implants, designed to stay in place, and smooth implants.

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What’s the Difference Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants?

When you come in for your preliminary consultation, Dr. Meger will discuss in great detail the pros and cons of each option.

About Saline Implants: Pros and Cons

Saline implants have a silicone shell and are filled with sterile saltwater (saline). They are placed into the breast pocket empty and filled with saline in the operating room. They can be placed through a very small incision. Due to the fact that they are filled in surgery, small modifications in implant fill volume can be made to remedy distinctions in breast size.

Saline Implants Pros

If saline implants leak you will know about it immediately because the implant will quickly deflate. The leaked saline is simply absorbed by your body and eliminated just like a glass of water. Saline is also less expensive than silicone implants.

Saline Implants Cons

Some Phoenix women find that saline does not feel as natural as silicone. Dr. Meger can position the implant beneath the pectoralis muscle, making the difference in “feel” much less obvious. In addition, saline implants are more susceptible to rippling around the edges than silicone implants.

About Silicone Implants

Silicone implants have a strong silicone shell and are filled with silicone gel. While their fill volume cannot be adjusted at the time of surgery, many Phoenix women believe they feel more like natural breast tissue.

Silicone Implants Pros

The major benefit of silicone implants is that they are extremely comparable in consistency to breast tissue and oftentimes produce a more natural look. This is particularly crucial in women with minimal breast tissue protection over the implants.

Silicone Implants Cons

If a silicone implant leaks, the size will likely not change, making it more difficult to notice. This is why the FDA recommends an MRI every couple of years to look for any undetected leaks. Silicone implants are also more expensive than saline implants.

How Are Breast Implant Procedures Done?

When it comes to breast implant procedures, the main concern is the incision and there are three different types of incisions. Dr. Meger will discuss this decision at length during your consultation to ensure you end up with your desired results. The three types of incisions are:

  • Inframammary – Made underneath the breast in the fold of skin, the scar can be hidden under clothing and is a popular choice for women who may want to breastfeed in the future
  • Periareolar – Made around the nipple, this is the best option for hiding the scar but comes with an increased chance of losing nipple sensation.
  • Transaxillary – Placed in the region of the armpit

We know that making the decision to get breast implants can be difficult. Please know that our entire staff is here to answer any questions, talk with you about your concerns, and help you determine the best course of action. Call our Phoenix office today at 602-957-6000.

Breast Augmentation Phoenix

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Whether your breasts are uneven or lopsided, you just got done with childbearing and breastfeeding, you’ve had a mastectomy, or if you simply want to add more size to your breasts, then you’ve probably given some thought to breast augmentation. Phoenix women cannot only dramatically improve the appearance of their breasts with an augmentation procedure, but they can also change their lives.

We firmly believe that everyone deserves to love their body. If you’re unhappy with your breasts for any reason give Dr. Meger a call today at (602) 957-6000. After you call us, the first step is to set up an in-office consultation where you will meet with Dr. Meger, ask all of your questions, and talk about your goals for your breasts. Dr. Meger is a board certified plastic surgeon and is passionate about making sure his patients feel comfortable and that they end up with the body they’ve dreamed of having.

Exactly What is Breast Augmentation?

Phoenix patients interested in breast augmentation should start with a general idea of what the procedure is. Breast augmentation is a surgical treatment to increase the shape and size of the breasts. This is accomplished by surgically placing an implant behind your breast with the goal of increasing volume and improving shape. You might want to restore the shape and size of your breasts due to changes that take place after weight loss, childbearing or even as a result of aging.

In each of these cases, the result is not only an improved appearance but also a boost in your self-confidence. During your first consultation with Dr. Meger, he will talk with you about what your goals are for your breasts, your concerns, and then provide guidance with his extensive experience to make sure you get your perfect breast shape that will enhance and boost your body proportions.

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The Procedure for Breast Augmentation

Phoenix patients who meet with Dr. Meger to discuss breast augmentation will learn exactly how the procedure is done from start to finish.

  • First, the procedure will be performed at an outpatient surgery center or a hospital.
  • A local anesthetic and intravenous sedation are usually administered before the procedure. A general anesthesia may be given in some cases.

The Incision

One of the most important decisions that patients will make, with Dr. Meger’s help and guidance, is where the incision will be placed. Scarring is one of the main considerations when choosing the right incision and there are three different types to choose from:

  • Inframammary – Dr. Meger places the inframammary incision on the underside of the breast in the fold of skin. This allows patients to easily hide any scarring with a bra or a swimsuit top. Inframammary incisions are popular with women who may still want to breastfeed since it offers them the lowest risk of complications.
  • Periareolar – With this option, Dr. Meger places the incision around the areola. While this does offer women the ability to hide any scarring, it also comes with a higher risk of losing nipple sensation and the ability to breastfeed later on.
  • Transaxillary – The final option is for Dr. Meger to place the incision in the armpit. With this transaxillary incision, he will create a tunnel to the breast pocket and place the implant using an endoscope, which is a surgical camera and video system allowing the doctor to see inside the breast pocket. Some women choose this option because there is no scarring around the breast itself after the procedure.

Recovering from Breast Augmentation

Phoenix patients who have just completed a breast augmentation procedure are first transported to a recovery area where they are monitored. A dressing is applied and they are outfitted with a compression band.

Usually, patients may go home after a couple of hours, or less. It’s important that you schedule someone to come with you to the procedure so they can drive you home and assist you in post-surgical care.

Before patients leave they are given detailed information for post-surgical care. During the first week, patients may experience pain or soreness in their chest which Dr. Meger can prescribe pain medications to minimize.

Dressings will be removed after just one day. Patients should not engage in lifting, pulling, pushing or any strenuous activities, especially in the upper body area.

Patients who undergo breast augmentation are generally able to return to work about a week following the surgery.

If you are ready to find out if you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation, call Dr. Meger today at (602) 957-6000. During your consultation, Dr. Meger will review the size and shape of the breasts, and if they are sagging, he may even recommend a breast lift to complement augmentation. We can’t wait to hear from you and are excited to be part of your journey!