Breast Augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries done today. If you wish that you had a larger breast contour, Breast Augmentation surgery may be right for you. This procedure is highly customizable, so patients can be sure to meet their aesthetic goals.
- 1 What is Breast Augmentation?
- 2 What are my implant options?
- 3 Saline Implants
- 4 Silicone Implants
- 5 What are my placement options?
- 6 What are my incision options?
- 7 Who is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation?
- 8 Breast Implant Pricing
- 9 What should I expect during recovery from Breast Augmentation?
- 10 Breast Augmentation FAQs
- 10.1 What is Breast Augmentation?
- 10.2 How long to recover from breast augmentation?
- 10.3 What to expect after breast augmentation
- 10.4 What not to do after breast augmentation
- 10.5 How long does breast augmentation surgery take?
- 10.6 How to sleep after breast augmentation
- 10.7 What type of bra to wear after breast augmentation
- 10.8 How long do breast implants last?
- 10.9 What are breast implants made of?
- 10.10 How long do saline breast implants last?
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation is a Boston breast procedure done to add volume and fullness to the breasts using breast implants.
What are my implant options?
Breast Augmentation surgery is done by inserting implants into the breasts to add fullness. There are a variety of types of implants to choose from, including saline implants and silicone implants.
Saline implants are comprised of silicone shells filled with a sterile saline solution. These implants are inserted into the breasts empty and then filled once they are placed. If saline implants were to rupture, the implant would deflate and the saline solution would simply be absorbed into the body.
Silicone implants are made up of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel. Many patients claim that silicone implants feel more natural than saline implants. It can be more difficult to tell whether a silicone breast implant has ruptured because the implant will not deflate. Unlike saline implants, the silicone gel cannot be absorbed by the body, so it is important to contact your plastic surgeon immediately if a rupture occurs.
What are my placement options?
Patients have the choice of having their implants placed underneath or on top of the pectoral muscles. During your consultation, Concord Plastic Surgeon Dr. Narasimhan will help to determine which implant placement option is right for you to achieve your breast contour goals.
What are my incision options?
When it comes to breast augmentation incisions, there are three main options: The periareolar incision, the inframammary incision, and the transaxillary incision. The periareolar incision is comprised of an incision placed around the lower half the areolar border. The Inframammary incision is done along the breast crease. Lastly, the transaxillary incision is done under the armpit. During your consultation, you will discuss which type of incision is right for you.
Who is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Patients whose breasts are fully developed but are dissatisfied with the fullness or shape of their breasts are considered good candidates for Breast Augmentation surgery. Those who are generally healthy and who have realistic expectations for their surgery are often the happiest.
Breast Implant Pricing
The cost of a breast augmentation will vary depending on the type of implants and the extent of the surgery. This may depend on if a breast lift or certain reshaping work may need to be done to help you achieve your desired look. A consultation with Dr. Narasimhan will allow you to review your option and personal goals to allow for the most accurate quote. Once pricing is discussed based on your individual procedure, you can begin to explore financing options with us or if your breast augmentation is reconstructive, your insurance company will work with you to establish coverage.
What should I expect during recovery from Breast Augmentation?
After Breast Augmentation surgery, patients should take two weeks to recover. Some patients with desk jobs are able to return to work within five to seven days. You will be asked to wear a support bra to help your breasts heal. It is imperative to follow the specific recovery instructions you will be given by Dr. Narasimhan to ensure a quick and safe recovery.
If you are interested in a larger breast contour, Breast Augmentation surgery may be able to help. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us today at (978) 369-1579.