Breast Procedures

BREAST PROCEDURES

BREAST AUGMENTATION 

Breast Augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona. Designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, augmentation entails the placement of an implant through an incision typically located under the crease of the breast. The size and type of implant will be decided by you after a thorough discussion with your surgeon during consultation. The procedure usually takes 60-90 minutes with patients often returning to normal activity in several days. Bruising and swelling usually resolved within one to two weeks.

The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our privately owned, fully licensed, certified, and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. Recovery time depends on the patient, but most are driving within four to five days with a full recovery in about three weeks. To learn more about breast augmentation at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.

BREAST REDUCTION 

Women with very large breasts may suffer from a wide range of physical problems including back and neck pain, skin irritation, shoulder grooving and difficulty finding properly fitting clothes or taking part in certain activities. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate these issues by removing excess fat and skin to make the breast smaller, firmer, and lighter. Depending on the amount of tissue removed, health insurance companies may help cover this procedure. Recovery time varies, but most patients return to normal, low-stress activity within four to five days with bruising and swelling resolving over two-to three weeks. This surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our fully licensed and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. To learn more about breast reduction surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a Breast Reduction surgery consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.

BREAST LIFT (Mastopexy)

A variety of factors may lead to the breasts appearing “deflated” and “saggy”. Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, involves returning the breasts to a more youthful anatomic position, tightening the skin to restore “perkiness” and sometimes placing an implant to replace lost volume. Return to normal activities post op usually within 6 weeks. Mastopexies are performed on an outpatient basis at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our fully licensed and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. To learn more about breast lift surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary Breast Lift surgery consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

The loss of a breast due to cancer can be very traumatizing both physically and emotionally. Thankfully, a variety of techniques are available to recreate the breast. From implant-based procedures to surgery that utilizes your body’s own tissues, the result is a natural looking breast that can help restore your appearance, as well as positively impact your body image and self-esteem. Recovery time for breast reconstruction varies, and is dependent on the technique used.

Breast reconstruction surgery may be performed on an outpatient basis at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our fully licensed and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. To learn more about breast reconstruction surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.


“Dr. Lex and the entire staff were very professional and comforting. Any questions or concerns were dealt within a quick and friendly manner. The results of my breast reduction exceeded my expectations and I am extremely happy about my new appearance.”

“Excellent care and concern for my health. Dr. Lex is highly skilled and his guidance helped me understand the total procedure. I am extremely pleased with my results.”

“The care is always great there. Dr. Boettcher is a wonderful surgeon and the staff are both caring and professional.”

“Dr. Boettcher is amazing. He explained the whole process to us in detail, he never rushed through an appointment. He listened to my concerns and gave me answers that I could understand. With each surgery he was very attentive and very professional. He is a very talented surgeon. My new breasts are much nicer than…

“I’m terrified of doctors. I was surprised that my fears were removed from my thoughts. I felt very comfortable with the doctors and all the others involved with my surgery. Results, incredible. I never thought I would look this good. I’m glad I chose Dr. Quigley, he’s amazing. The single best thing, my breasts look…

“The whole experience was great. Dr. Lex was very confident and answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable. From what I have read online recovery time is usually longer but I felt I was able to get back to normal very fast. The results are very natural the cost was incredibly…

“Dr. Boetcher is wonderful. He answered all questions with openness and kindness and was extremely knowledgeable. I love my boobs. I feel normal and LOVE getting dressed and wearing clothes that I couldn’t before.”

“Dr. Lex and the surgical staff were very pleasant and helpful. I was extremely nervous to have surgery and everyone in the center explained everything for my husband and I to understand and be comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Lex to everyone! Thank you so much for everything!”

“Dr. Quigley was very informative and supportive of decisions I made through the entire process, before and after surgery. Questions were answered in thoughtful manner and very timely. I’m extremely happy with size and shape of breasts.”