When most people think of plastic surgery, they think of breast augmentations— and rightly so. Breast augmentations are one of the most popular and widely-performed procedures available to women who wish to improve the size and projection of their breasts. Dr. Nathan Narasimhan offers an artistic eye, compassion, and many years of excellence in performing individualized breast procedures in Acton and the surrounding areas.

What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation procedures in Acton use synthetic implants placed within the existing breast to create more desired volume and projection. Implants can be either filled with saline (sterilized salt water) or silicone, and each offers different benefits. For example, the saline implants can be placed with a smaller incision, while the silicone implants usually feel more natural. Dr. Narasimhan can help you determine which options are best for you and your unique anatomy during your consultation in Acton, as well as your options for incisions. These are:

  • Periareolar, which is a circular incision cut around the areola, allowing the scarring to be hidden within its coloration.
  • Inframammary, which is a horizontal incision within the breast fold, and the scar is hidden underneath the breast.
  • Transaxillary, which is an incision within the armpit and provides the best opportunity for hiding any scarring.

Dr. Narasimhan will determine the best treatment plan for your anatomy and aesthetic goals, taking great consideration of any scarring or complications. Be sure to discuss any concerns during your consultation with Dr. Narasimhan in Acton.

Who is a candidate for a Breast Augmentation?

Any individual who is unhappy with the size and profile of their breasts can consider a breast augmentation. Patients should be able to undergo an invasive surgery and follow any care steps given by Dr. Narasimhan or his medical staff post-procedure. It’s important to discuss any plans for pregnancy or childbearing with Dr. Narasimhan, as changes in your breast size and shape can affect the results of your breast augmentation.

What happens during a Breast Augmentation?

After anesthesia is administered, a predetermined incision is made, and the implant is placed. The technique for placement will depend on the implant being used— saline implants can be placed before they are filled with saline, but silicone implants must be placed while already filled. The implants can also either be placed on top of the pectoral muscle or underneath it. Placing the implant on top offers greater projection and shape, while placing the implant underneath gives a more natural feel. Dr. Narasimhan will thoroughly discuss your preference during your consultation in Acton.

What are the results and recovery like?

As with any other invasive surgery, a breast augmentation will require restful downtime. It can generally take two weeks to recover, after which you may begin to see your results emerge as the swelling subsides. You may need to wear a compressive support bra during this time to help aid blood flow and keep the implants in the proper place. You may also need to care for dressings or drains as your incisions heal, and any pain and swelling can be managed with prescribed medication. Dr. Narasimhan will ensure you have explicit instructions to follow to ensure you get the best results out of your breast augmentation in Acton.

If you are interested in a breast augmentation and would like to discuss your options, contact our office to schedule a consultation with board certified Dr. Nathan Narasimhan who serves Acton and surrounding areas.