Your breasts play an important role in your self-confidence. Full, proportionate breasts shape your contours and let you achieve the look you have always wanted. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures due to the increased confidence that comes with it. 

Breast Augmentation Boston

*Individual Results May Vary

What is Breast Augmentation?

You most likely already know that breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances breast volume, usually using implants. What you may not know is that this procedure can be performed in many different ways depending on your needs. At Longwood Plastic Surgery, our surgeons have extensive experience performing breast procedures, including complex reconstructive surgery, and can provide superior results.

How Long After Breast Augmentation Can I Drive?

When people ask questions about breast augmentation, many of them are about the recovery time and how soon they will be able to return to their usual activities. While the details vary depending on many factors, many people can return to light activities like driving within a few days. Individuals with low-activity jobs are often back to work in less than a week. 

Your surgeon will monitor your progress and determine when you can resume more strenuous activities. You may be able to return to moderate activity within a few weeks and your full exercise routine, including lifting, after four weeks. The details of your recovery will be discussed when your surgeon reviews your treatment plan with you. 

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What Type of Breast implants Should I Get?

Breast implants are used to add volume and shape to your breasts. Different implant sizes can be used to correct breast asymmetry or correct an underdeveloped breast. Implants are usually a silicone shell containing either silicone gel or sterile saline

Many feel that silicone implants have a more natural look and feel, but saline implants provide more options for your surgeon to use during the procedure. You will have an opportunity to feel and learn about the different types of implants during your consultation. 

Individuals who prefer to avoid implants can still augment their breasts with fat transfer. This procedure collects fat from elsewhere on your body using liposuction, then purifies it and places it into your breasts to add subtle, natural volume. 

How Long Does Breast Augmentation Last?

Breast augmentation results can last for many years. However, implants usually need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years. They can last longer for some people, while others may have them removed sooner. Over time, implants can undergo textural changes such as rippling, or your body can develop scar tissue around them. These issues can be corrected with breast implant removal and new implants if desired.

The care and caring I received from Dr. Morris and his team throughout my recent surgery from the day of the operation, through several post-surgical visits, to the final check-up was fastidious. A wonderful experience. Thank you to all!

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.