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Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and staff are located in Scottsdale, AZ offering plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as skin care treatments.

What to Know About Breast Implant Positions

Plastic Surgeon Scottsdale

During your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan, she will discuss all of your options about breast augmentation procedures, including how to best position of the implants. The placement of the implants will help determine how the final results will look.

Breast implants can either be placed either above the pectoralis muscle (subglandular) or below the pectoralis muscle (subpectoral) in each of your breasts. Each placement has its pros and cons. Placing implants over the muscle usually results in decreased pain and recovery time because the muscles were not disrupted. However, this positioning can make the implants look less natural, have a higher incidence of capsular contracture and in those women without ample breast tissue coverage can have higher risk of visible rippling and wrinkling. Placing implants under the muscle usually looks more natural, improves ease of reading mammograms, and decreases risk of rippling and wrinkling in thin patients. The downside of this placement is a longer or more painful recovery and there is the possibility of implant movement or distortion when the pectoralis muscles are flexed. The right position for you depends on many different factors, including your body type and your preferences.

Let our plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan, at Oasis Plastic Surgery help you pick out the best procedure to help you reach your treatment goals. Schedule a consultation today by calling (480) 264-6428.

Planning a Plastic Surgery? Here's Why and How to Quit Smoking

If you’re undergoing plastic surgery and you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for both your recovery and your long-term health. For your safety, Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan will likely advise you to stop smoking for a period of ...
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The Answers to Your Questions About Latisse

Are you tired of thin, barely-there lashes that won’t even perk up with multiple coats of mascara? If so, then Latisse could be for you. Latisse doesn’t just make your lashes look thicker—it actually helps you grow your own lusher ...
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Getting Ready for Your Facelift

A facelift can reverse age-related skin sagging and loss of muscle tone that causes the appearance of jowls, wrinkles, and deep creases. Dr. Geoghegan will explain what to expect during your procedure and how a facelift will help you reach your ...
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Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting: Which Is Right for You?

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are both effective fat reduction techniques that have helped a large number of patients achieve a trimmer, more toned physique. There are pros and cons to each treatment, so there are a number of factors to consider ...
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Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants

If you plan to undergo a breast augmentation, one of the first decisions you will make with Dr. Geoghegan is whether to choose silicone or saline implants. Both types of implants are considered to be safe and effective and are FDA-approved. Watch ...
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Latisse Application Tips

If your lashes are looking short, thin, or unhealthy, Latisse could be the answer. Latisse can be prescribed by your plastic surgeon to help lashes grow thicker, fuller, and darker. Using the right application techniques will help you get the most ...
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How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular cosmetic enhancements available at med spas. It’s a noninvasive way of contouring the body to resolve stubborn areas of fat, such as the love handles. There are no needles required and no ...
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What to Expect After Arm Lift Surgery

Plastic surgery can improve the appearance of many parts of the body, including the arms. Factors like your genes, age, and weight can all influence how much fat and extra skin you have on your upper arms and if you feel self-conscious about this ...
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Factors to Consider When Scheduling Your Mommy Makeover Procedure

Are you considering plastic surgery following pregnancy? After becoming a mother, many women feel frustrated by the way that carrying a child and nursing makes their bodies look. If you’re hoping to reverse these effects, then consider ...
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