Breast Augmentation


Inframammary (breast crease) Incision



Periareolar (around the areola) Incision


Transaxillary (underarm) Incision


Breast implants can be placed above or beneath the pectoral muscle.



The results of are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.

Augmentation Mammaplasty

If you feel that your breasts are small or underdeveloped, you may want to consider breast augmentation with Dr. Alfaro in Tucson. This popular procedure uses saline or silicone filled implants to enlarge a woman's breast size.

As a skilled, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alfaro conducts breast augmentation on a very individual level. He is able to help meet each patient's cosmetic goals in breast augmentation with different techniques and options.

What to Expect During Breast Augmentation

What is it?

Surgery that inserts saline or silicone breast implants to make the breasts larger.



Surgery time:

1-2 hours

Recovery time:

1-2 weeks

How Breast Augmentation Works

Anesthesia is administered first. Choices include IV sedation and general anesthesia. Surgical incisions are next, which vary depending on the implant, your goals and anatomy, and the doctor's recommendations.

Incisions are made in places where scarring can be concealed. Possible incision locations include: the breast crease, armpit, areola and the navel. After the incision is made, a breast implant is inserted under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. Incisions are then closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue. To close the skin, the doctor uses sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape.

Breast Augmentation FAQ

Why undergo breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is designed to 1) increase fullness and projection of the breasts, 2) improve the balance of your figure, 3) enhance your self-image and self-confidence.

Who is an ideal candidate for breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation may be a good option for you if 1) you are healthy and have realistic expectations, 2) your breasts are fully developed, 3) you are bothered by small breast size, 4) you are bothered by loss of breast shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging, 5) your breasts are assymetrical,, and 6) one or both breasts failed to develop normally.

How long is recovery after breast augmentation?

A recovery period of 24 to 48 hours is common, followed by a reduced-activity period of a few days. You will likely experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks. Exercise and normal activity can resume depending on the doctor's recommentations. Over time, swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade

What can't breast augmentation do?

Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation. This can be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation.

What are the risks of breast augmentation?

The risks of breast augmentation include: scarring, hematoma, infection, poor healing, Changes in sensation, capsular contracture, implant rupture, skin wrinkling over the implant, anesthesia risks, fluid accumulation, blood clots, pain, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, and need for revision surgery.

Scheduling Your Breast Augmentation in Tucson

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation, contact us to learn more about breast augmentation in Tucson. Please call our practice today at (520) 323-9720 to set up your consultation.