It consistently ranks among the most popular forms of plastic surgery, and it has the power to boost your confidence and self-image. Breast augmentation can change your life, and millions of women enjoy the benefits. Your Longwood Plastic Surgery team specializes in enhancing or restoring the appearance of your breasts for natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results.

What is Breast Augmentation?

While you probably already know that breast augmentation enhances your breasts by making them larger, you may not realize everything this procedure can accomplish. Implants do much more than just make breasts bigger. They also add shape and projection, making your breasts look like your own but with a more youthful, shapely appearance. You can also enjoy the benefits of breast augmentation without any implants using fat.

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What to Expect After Breast Augmentation

If you are considering breast augmentation, you will likely have many questions about your recovery time and your final results. Recovery from this procedure may be faster than you think, although each person’s healing process will vary. 


Your breasts may feel sore and swollen after your procedure. You will receive detailed aftercare instructions. Your surgeon will usually recommend that you sleep on your back with your head elevated while you heal to protect your breasts and reduce swelling. Most people can return to light activities within a few days

You will usually have a surgical bra to wear for several weeks to support your breasts while they heal. Your surgeon will monitor your progress and usually clear you to return to more strenuous activities after a few weeks and your full exercise routine after four to six weeks. Use caution, listen to your body when resuming activities, and take more time to rest if needed. 


You will notice a difference immediately after your procedure. However, swelling will change the appearance, and your breasts need time to settle into their new position. You will start to appreciate your final results after about six months, but improvements may continue for up to a year. 

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What Types of Breast Implants are Available?

If you are considering breast augmentation with implants, your choices will include saline and silicone options. Both types have a silicone shell, but a saline implant contains sterile salt water, while silicone ones contain a dense, cohesive silicone gel. Both have advantages that your LPS surgeon will review with you. 

Fat transfer breast augmentation is also an option if you prefer to avoid implants. During this procedure, fat is harvested from elsewhere on your body and transferred into your breasts for a more subtle, natural look without the risks and potential downsides of implants. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

If you are bothered by the size or appearance of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. Most healthy individuals with reasonable expectations can have this procedure, but it should not be performed if you have certain medical conditions or are pregnant. Your surgeon will recommend the best options for you based on your needs. 

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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) 380-7320. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinctio