A breast augmentation is a surgical breast procedure to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts. Dr. Narasimhan is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Cambridge, MA with exceptional experience in breast augmentation procedures.

Who is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Candidates for a breast augmentation are those in the Cambridge, MA area who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. Many patients experience dissatisfaction with their breasts from a loss of volume after pregnancy, a dramatic weight loss, or age. Other women might have naturally small breasts and can be a candidate for a breast augmentation if their breasts are done developing. To be a candidate for a breast augmentation in Cambridge, it is important to be physically healthy so your body can heal properly. You should also be in good mental health and have realistic goals for your procedure in mind.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Candidates for a breast augmentation in Cambridge will have several options when it comes to breast implant material, shape, size, and placement. Dr. Narasimhan will assist you in making the right decision based on your body type, desired look, and goals.

A breast augmentation procedure will take place in Cambridge, MA, under sedation or anesthesia. Dr. Narasimhan will begin by making incisions for your implants to be placed through. Although scars from incisions are unavoidable, Dr. Narasimhan will do everything he can to make scarring as minimal and as hidden as possible. After the implants are positioned, he will close your incisions. Bandages will be put over the incisions and a small tube might be placed under the skin to drain any excess fluids.

What to Expect After a Breast Augmentation

Like any surgical procedure, you can expect to have some downtime after your breast augmentation. Before you are sent home, Dr. Narasimhan will provide you with specific post-operative instructions on how to care for your incisions and what restrictions you should follow. You can expect to wear a support bra to minimize swelling. Most patients take a week off work to properly recover and rest at home, however, you should feel well enough for light activity and walking before then. Swelling, redness, tightness, and some discomfort are normal after surgery and should continue to diminish over the course of the next few weeks. After two weeks, patients can resume most exercise and lifting. At six weeks, all normal exercise and movement can be resumed if it has been cleared by Dr. Narasimhan.

The results of your breast augmentation in Cambridge can take some time to fully appear. While you can notice an increase in breast size immediately after surgery, initial swelling can distort the true appearance of your new breasts. After recovery, you will see fuller, rounder, more symmetrical breasts. Patients also report a boost in self-confidence after their breast augmentation procedure.

Your Consultation in Cambridge

Having the breasts you desire starts with your consultation in Cambridge. If you are located in the Cambridge, MA area, you can contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Narasimhan.  Visit our blog for more information!