R. Scott Haupt, M.D.

Utah Cosmetic Surgery (801) 293-8100
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Breast Augmentation

How many women have felt less feminine because they weren’t born with the breasts to complement their body type? Having a breast augmentation boosts self-confidence and eliminates anxiety about your body image.  

Breast augmentation is based on two factors – the patient’s body shape and their goals. These are very subjective factors, everyone is different which is why we recommend that you come in for a consultation. 

  • Implants will be inserted, which could be either saline or silicone implants. On November 17, 2006, the FDA lifted its restrictions on the use of silicone gel implants, approving them for all women aged 22 or older. Utilizing your own fat for fat grafting in the breast is an alternative for smaller augmentations.
  • The end result is largely determined by your body type. This is what we specialize in. To achieve this, the size of the implant must be relative to your height, weight, and body frame. This can be determined by a physical examination and our computer simulation of breast augmentation. The end goal is fuller and rounder breasts with more self-confidence.
  • Scarring occurs but is always our top priority. Scarring is one concern for most women when considering breast augmentation and enlargement surgery. We understand this, and utilize the smallest scar possible – most scars are hard to detect with time, and rarely do we ever have to perform a scar revision. See Surgical Methods for more information.
  • There are a variety of ways the implant can be inserted. This is determined by your personal preference, body type, and our recommendations. While each type of insertion technique works well, certain types are better in certain situations – please see Surgical Methods for more information.

Breast Enlargement Methods

All breast enlargement procedures involve the insertion of an implant through an incision.
There are three possible locations for the incision:

• Inframammary – in the crease below the breast
• Peri-areolar – around the outer margin of the nipple
• Axillary – in the armpit

Each type of incision results in a different type and size of scar -- although, in most cases, the scar is often very small and inconspicuous. The type of incision you receive is based upon your personal preference and body type – we will help determine what the best option is for you.

There are also options regarding where the breast implant will be placed – either above the muscle or beneath it. Dr. Haupt is one of Utah's best breast augmentation surgeons. Contact us today to find out how we can help you get the look you want. 

FDA Approved Teardrop Breast Impants

Teardrop breast augmentation and enlargement

We recently introduced the new FDA Approved "teardrop" breast implants. These new silicone-fill breast implants approved by the FDA in early 2013 provide breast augmentation for patients seeing a more natural look than traditional round implants. Dr. Haupt is one of the first surgeons in Utah to offer this procedure. Also commonly referred to as "gummy bear" silicone implants, the structure of the silicone gel gives some patients a more natural shape.

While the teardrop implants provide a more anatomical shape, it requires a skilled surgeon to place them correctly. Proper placement requires the implant to be texturize so that it adheres in the breast tissue pocket accurately and doesn't shift or rotate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size will my new breasts be?

The results you want and your body type determine this. Most women want fuller, firmer breasts – but they do not want their new breasts to appear “fake.” We specialize in this and will work with you to determine what size is best for you.

Will there be a scar?

Yes, but the scar will be minimal and in a very inconspicuous area.

Where will the scar be?

The incision is often made either in the armpit, through the areola, or under the breast.

What type of breast implant will be used?

There are many different types of breast implants. The most common are silicone (smooth or textured) and saline. Each have their advantages.  We can discuss this further during your confidential consultation.

What if the breast implant ruptures?

In rare extreme situations, such as car accidents or other situations where there is significant breast trauma, the implant may rupture. Other more likely scenarios are normal wear and tear. Because saline is non-toxic, there are no life-threatening effects of a ruptured breast implant. With silicone implants an MRI would need to be done if a trauma or rupture is suspected.  

What is the recovery process like?

Typically, you’ll have absorbable stitches. Most patients return to work activities within a few days. During that time, you’ll have to wear a special bra. For a couple of weeks, you’ll experience soreness and have to avoid any activity where you might potentially receive a blow to the chest.

Do both breasts have to be augmentated?

No. If one breast is naturally larger than the other, breast augmentation surgery can be used to achieve a more symmetrical appearance.

How much do breast implants cost?

The price for a breast augmentation depends on if it is an initial augmentation or replacement. Prices are less for saline than silicone because the cost of silicone implants.  Our prices include everything: O.R. time, anesthesia, Dr. fees, implants, pre-op, the Xs400 simulator, garments and all follow ups. Specials may be avaialable, call for more information.