In his never-ending quest to improve patient outcomes, minimize downtime, and speed up recovery following aesthetic breast augmentation, Dr. Steven Sigalove, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast augmentation specialist in Scottsdale, has developed a new and exciting technique that he is offering at Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery. After pioneering and publishing a minimally invasive muscle-sparing technique for breast reconstruction for women who have undergone mastectomies to treat breast cancer, Dr. Sigalove now offers his sub-facial technique to aesthetic breast augmentation patients who desire beautiful and stable cosmetic outcomes with minimal downtime and quick recoveries.
What is different about this technique?
For women who desire to return to working, exercising and working out within 1 to 2 weeks following their operations, subfascial breast augmentation can be a fantastic option for the appropriately selected patient. By creating a pocket between the pectoralis major muscle fascia and the breast tissue, Dr. Sigalove eliminates the need to elevate the muscle. This technique results in little postoperative pain and swelling, and as such, most patients are able to go home on oral anti-inflammatory medications (Motrin, Aleve, ibuprofen) or plain Tylenol, unlike submuscular or the classic dual-plane breast augmentation, which generally requires a short period of prescription pain medications and a somewhat longer period off of exercise.
The key to success in this procedure is proper patient selection based on anatomy as well as the fact that Dr. Sigalove stabilizes the pocket with a piece of resorbable mesh that allows him to safely place the implant on top of the chest muscle. This mesh offers a variety of benefits, which include:
- Minimizing the risk of implant migration and bottoming out
- Inhibiting implant rippling
- Ensuring a beautifully shaped breast for optimal aesthetic outcomes
To see Dr. Sigalove’s actual patient results with this technique, look through his cases in our online photo gallery. Here is a beautiful example of his subfacial breast augmentation results.
Who are good candidates for subfacial breast augmentation?
Subfascial breast augmentation is great for women who exercise regularly, do yoga or Pilates, lift weights, perform body building, and wish to return to their regular routines early following surgery. This technique also allows for beautiful postoperative cleavage, which is not always the case in standard over-the-muscle breast augmentation. Patients who undergo subfascial breast augmentation also do not acquire hyperanimation, which is a possible downside of sub-muscular augmentation in patients with strong pectoralis muscles.
If speedy recovery, return to working out and work within days following your breast augmentation surgery sound appealing to you, contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sigalove or call Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery at (480) 907-0486 to find out if you are a candidate for this new and exciting technique.