Dr. Ashley Howarth Sponsors the Celebrate Youth Gala

Dr. Ashley Howarth is proud to be a corporate sponsor for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale signature fundraising event–The Celebrate Youth Gala. The gala is an evening to celebrate the exceptional teens nominated for the prestigious Youth of the Year title and scholarship.

Corporate Sponsor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Celebrate Youth Gala

Dr. Howarth is a corporate sponsor of the event, personal donor to the clubs, and has also donated a skin care package for the silent auction. As one of Arizona’s leading female plastic surgeons, Dr. Ashley Howarth is proud to support the Boys & Girls Clubs as they expand their programs to include STEAM learning activities.

Dr. Howarth wishes the Youth of the Year finalists best of luck and bright futures ahead! For more information about the Celebrate Youth Gala, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation, please visit the event website.

Dr. Ashley Howarth Supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Celebrate Youth Gala


What is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is a complication that can occur after breast augmentation surgery with implants. Even the most highly skilled surgeons see cases in their patients because every single body responds uniquely to placement of an implant.

With any breast implant surgery, the body creates a capsule of scar tissue that surrounds and supports the implant. Recognized as a normal finding, the formation of the capsule helps keep the implant in place. However, in cases of capsular contracture, the capsule becomes unusually dense and contracts around the implant. This can lead to unwanted aesthetic changes, or when extreme, significant pain and distortion in the breast.

Capsular Contracture Treatment Scottsdale AZ

In this blog post you will learn what the breast implant complication looks like and the Baker stages of capsular contracture. Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth is an expert known for correcting capsular contraction deformities in revision breast augmentation surgery in Arizona.

Capsular Contracture Baker Grade 4 IV

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Dr. Ashley Howarth Proudly Supports Arizona Musicfest

After a year of silence due to COVID-19, Arizona Musicfest is back with its first ever outdoor spring concert series.  This season’s performers include The Black Market Trust, The Kingston Trio, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony DeSare, and the Festival Orchestra Chamber Players.  The socially distanced, outdoor events will take place at venues in North Scottsdale and run from April through early May.

As one of Arizona’s leading female plastic surgeons and an expert in creating harmony, Dr. Ashley Howarth is proud to sponsor Arizona Musicfest.  Please join Dr. Howarth at these upcoming events and share in the mission of Arizona Musicfest to bring the joy of music to all.

Dr. Ashley Howarth Supports Arizona Musicfest


What is a Double Bubble Breast Implant Deformity?

A double bubble breast implant deformity is an unfortunate breast implant complication that may occur following breast augmentation surgery. A breast with a double bubble deformity has a distinct appearance of a second bulge or bubble beneath the inframammary fold (IMF). A double bubble breast implant can generally only be corrected surgically. Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth is an expert known for correcting this defect in revision breast augmentation surgery.

To learn more about the double bubble deformity, read on. In this blog post you will learn what a double bubble deformity looks like and how to recognize if your breast has the deformity. Furthermore, you will learn what causes the double bubble and how to correct it through revision surgery.

What Does a Double Bubble Breast Implant Look Like

A double bubble breast deformity looks similar to the illustration above. Notice the presence of two folds beneath the breast giving the appearance of a second bulge or bubble beneath the breast. The crease below the breast is known as the inframammary crease or inframmmary fold. In a double bubble defect, two creases or folds are present.

Double Bubble Breast Implant Deformity

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Can You Transfer Fat to Your Breasts? Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation FAQs

Can you Transfer Fat to your Breasts?

More women are asking the question, can I transfer fat to my breasts? Fat-transfer breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure in which liposuction removes fat from one location of a woman’s body and transfers it to her breasts. In fact, some women consider this a win/win. Lose fat in trouble areas and gain volume in the breasts.

In contrast to augmentation with implants, fat transferring procedures provide an all-natural means of increasing breast volume. The procedure works best for women who desire a modest increase in breast volume and those who have minimal breast sagging. Additionally, breasts should have aesthetically pleasing skin tone and texture, for best results.

There are many questions women have about this procedure. In this article, we will address some of the most common questions regarding fat transfer breast augmentation.

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When Will My Breasts Go Back to Normal After Pregnancy?


When will my breasts go back to normal after pregnancy is a very common question we receive. Yes, having a baby can change everything. Certainly, a woman’s body undergoes a significant transformation through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. As amazing as the process is, many women find themselves wondering if their breasts will ever go back to normal after pregnancy.

When will my breasts go back to normal after pregnancy?

Realistically, there is no set answer. Every woman’s body is different, and each has a unique postpartum recovery. Sometimes, the body and breasts do return to near pre-pregnancy shape. In other cases, women describe their breasts as forever changed once they have delivered, and possibly breastfed a child.  Keep reading, because in this blog post, we will answer the factors effecting if your breasts will go back to normal after pregnancy.

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What is a Snoopy Breast Implant Deformity or Waterfall Deformity?

A snoopy deformity or snoopy dog breast deformity is a complication that can occur following a breast augmentation with implants. A breast with a snoopy deformity will have the distinct appearance of drooping breast tissue that falls below the breast implant. This gives the appearance of a sad looking snoopy dog with the nose pointed towards the ground. This deformity is sometimes also called a waterfall deformity, due to the appearance of breast tissue spilling over the breast implant like a waterfall.

We are unsure where and when plastic surgeons first began using the name “Snoopy” to describe the deformity of droopy breast tissue below a breast implant. The following illustration shows the resemblance between this breast deformity and the cartoon beagle. Snoopy is a registered trademark of Peanuts Worldwide LLC.

Snoopy Dog Breast Deformity or Snoopy Breast Deformity

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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Are you a woman considering breast augmentation surgery and wondering how long breast implants will last? Or do you want to know when it is time to replace your breast implants? Just as there are a wide range of body types, as well as countless combinations of implant features, there are a variety of factors that impact the lifespan of a breast implant. Below we will discuss some of the different types of implants, as well as the elements that impact how long breast implants last.

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Scottsdale Tummy Tuck Trends in 2021

Abdominoplasty surgery, more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck in Scottsdale, is one of the most well known and often performed plastic surgery procedures. According to 2019 data from The Aesthetic Society, the tummy tuck is the third most popular plastic surgery procedure, trailing breast augmentation and liposuction. With interest in plastic surgery on the rise due COVID-19 restrictions, 2021 may be on pace for the most cosmetic surgery procedures ever.

Due to this recent surge of interest in plastic surgery, we are seeing an increased number of patients seeking in tummy tuck surgery in Scottsdale. In this blog post, we will discuss tummy tuck surgery and why it is trending as one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in Scottsdale and across the country.

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Breast Lift vs Augmentation

Breast Augmentation vs Lift

There are many personal reasons a woman might consider breast enhancement surgery. Improved physical appearance, increased self-confidence and the desire for a revitalized contour can all be factors in the decision. When contemplating any procedure, it is important to fully understand the different surgical terms involved, as many may be initially unfamiliar. Breast augmentation, breast lift and breast implants are three specific but related terms, commonly discussed in breast enhancement surgery.

Dr. Ashley Howarth is a board-certified female plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, specializing in cosmetic breast surgery. Trained at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Dr. Howarth can handle cosmetic breast procedures from simple to the most complex. The first step to any cosmetic surgery is an in-depth consultation, which is an opportunity to find out if you are a candidate for breast enhancement surgery and which surgical option is best for you. Dr. Howarth will explain the nuances involved in various treatment options so that you can make a well-informed decision. There are many questions to consider.

Breast Augmentation vs Implants vs Lift: What is the difference?

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