Your breasts can have a powerful impact on how you feel about yourself. If you lack confidence due to small, oddly shaped, or asymmetric breasts, the surgeons at Longwood Plastic Surgery can help. Breast augmentation gives you the breasts you desire, so you feel more self-assured. 

What is Breast Augmentation?

The desire for larger, symmetrical, or shapely breasts affects many women. Breast augmentation typically uses saline or silicone implants to enhance breast volume. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, both types provide attractive, natural-looking results. Your breast augmentation can give you a subtle or dramatic increase, depending on your goals, but it will remain proportional and appropriate for your figure. 

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How Does Breast Augmentation Work?

Your surgeon customizes your breast augmentation procedure to achieve your desired results. The type of implant, type of incision, and method of implant placement will vary. 3D photography can help you visualize your final results so you feel confident about what to expect, and your surgeon will explain every step of the procedure. During breast augmentation, your surgeon uses incisions to place the implants above or below the muscle, depending on the desired results. 

What Kind of Breast Implants Should I Get?

Breast implants usually consist of a silicone shell containing saline or silicone gel. Both implant types have been FDA-approved and widely tested for safety. Individuals with concerns about the safety of silicone implants may choose saline or sterile salt water because the body can absorb it if it leaks. However, silicone implants are extremely safe and may provide a more natural look and feel. Your surgeon will discuss the advantages of each type and help you make the right decision for your needs. 

What is Recovery Like After Breast Augmentation?

Recovery time after breast augmentation depends on the type of procedure and your body’s natural healing process. You can expect some swelling and soreness, especially during the first few days after surgery. You will not see your final results until the swelling resolves after a few weeks, and your breasts may take several months to settle into their new shape. Many people with low-activity jobs can return to work in less than a week

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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Breast implants last for many years, but not forever. You should expect to need new implants after ten to twenty years. While aging implants are not a health risk, they often develop problems such as hardening, rippling, or scar tissue formation. Some people choose to have their implants replaced before that time if they want a different implant size, shape, or material. 

Do I Need Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift?

A breast augmentation can enhance your breast volume. If your breasts sag, implants alone may not provide the desired results. You will still have loose skin and may have large, downward-facing areolas. A breast lift can remove excess skin and give your implants a full, shapely position. It can also correct the size and position of the areolas for fully rejuvenated, youthful breasts. 

Dr. Morris–I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my surgery. It was exactly what I wanted and they actually look better than I thought they would…I am lucky someone recommended your name to me and I will do the same.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about breast augmentation? 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.