Just like the breasts themselves, dissatisfaction with them comes in all shapes and sizes. For some women, it’s shape more than size that leaves them wanting. For others, it’s size, and still others, it may be position on the chest wall that’s a factor. Our expert, board-certified physicians at Longwood Plastic Surgery have guided thousands of women through what breast procedure best works to address their specific concerns, and we can help you, too.

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How Does a Breast Lift Work?

The breast lift, or mastopexy, does not add volume to your breasts, but it can dramatically improve their appearance. Some common concerns revolve around the profile (how far forward the breasts project from the chest wall), or the placement and direction of the nipples point (ptosis). The lower the nipples reside on the swell of the breast, the more downward they point.

A lot of factors are considered in planning a breast lift, namely the size and shape of your breasts, your age, the condition of your skin, and your desired aesthetic. The procedure itself allows your LPS surgeon to raise and reshape your breasts through techniques designed to create the most pleasing results with less tissue trauma for a faster recovery. Mastopexy is most often performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

How Does a Breast Augmentation Work?

Sometimes, size really is the main concern, so a breast augmentation, having implants inserted, is recommended. There are several factors involved in choosing the best implant techniques for your breast profile and goals. Implants can add projection, round out the shape, and balance the ratio of breasts to hips for a proper hourglass figure.

Breast augmentations involve a multitude of choices, including type of implant, size, shape and placement. Patients 18 or older may opt for saline implants, but you must be 22 to receive silicone implants. They also come in round or teardrop shapes and a variety of sizes. The placement of the implants, above or beneath the pectoralis muscle, makes a difference as well. During your initial consultation, you can take advantage of LPS’s implant sizers to help determine your most advantageous size and shape. Our 3D photography can also simulate after pictures to help your decision process. 

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Am I a Good Candidate?

Good candidates are those who have realistic goals about breast surgery. The outcome will not drastically change you, but it can make you feel more confident and in control. A consultation with LPS is the best way to get started.

What are the Procedures Like?

Many details of a breast lift or breast augmentation are personalized to the patient. There is no cookie-cutter breast procedure at LPS. Most of our breast procedures are performed on an outpatient basis in our very private and comfortable surgical suite under general anesthesia. Both procedures take between 1.5-3 hours to complete, and you’re able to go home the same day. Patients who desire higher, perkier breasts may be more pleased with the breast lift, while augmentation better serves those who desire larger breasts. In some cases, a breast lift performed in conjunction with an augmentation can better solve the patient’s breast issues.

What Results Can I Expect?

Your results are as unique as your body, and the outcomes that will be immediately visible after your procedure vary. Position on the chest wall and size are the two most immediate results, while shaping doesn’t fully settle for a few weeks. Whichever option you choose, Longwood Plastic Surgery is happy to take the journey with you.

“I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I really like Dr Reformat, I was apprehensive because I was referred to this office by my breast surgeon, who admitted she knew nothing about the doctor or the practice. I was taking a chance but I am glad I did. Dr Reformat is so nice and compassionate, he really listens to you your concerns, he will be honest with about what is possible or not. I really like him, and the staff is very nice too.” *

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about breast surgery? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.