Breast Augmentation Boston
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Augmentation mammaplasty, or breast augmentation, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. Dr. Jeffrey Darrow frequently performs breast augmentation for Boston patients. This breast enhancement procedure increases the size of the breasts and improves body proportion.
Dr. Darrow is an acclaimed specialist in cosmetic breast surgery and has years of experience. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Darrow was honored for his work in 2013’s The Global Directory of Who’s Who (Top Doctors).
Ideal candidates for a breast augmentation procedure are in good physical and mental health, are dissatisfied with the size of the breasts, and have realistic expectations for the procedure and outcome.
Breast augmentation can also improve breasts which are asymmetrical, and implants may also be used after mastectomy of to correct other breast deformities from birth or caused by injury or illness.
Getting breast implants has helped many women find new confidence in their bodies. It’s important, if you are considering a breast augmentation procedure, that you are doing it for yourself. This will ensure a better chance at a successful procedure and recovery.
Getting breast implants is not a decision you make once and can then forget about for the rest of your life. Your implants will likely need to be replaced or revised in time.
Breast augmentation is not designed to lift sagging breasts. For patients looking for this type of enhancement, a breast lift without implants is recommended. For women looking to address sagging while increasing the size of the breasts, a breast augmentation with lift can be performed. This is the combination of a breast lift and a breast augmentation.
Breast Implant Types
Talking to Dr. Darrow during a consultation will help you understand numerous aspects of the breast augmentation procedure, including the best breast implants for you. There are two main types: saline breast implants and silicone breast implants.
Saline implants are filled with a salt water solution after they have been placed in position, while silicone implants, which are filled with an elastic gel, are placed pre-filled. Each option has its pros and cons, and the decision is simply that of each patient’s aesthetic desires.
Patients must be 18 years of age to receive saline-filled implants and 22 years of age to receive silicone-filled implants, unless otherwise recommended for younger patients with reconstructive needs.
One of the most popular breast implant options is gummy bear implants, which are by far the most commonly used implant type at Darrow Cosmetic Surgery. Like traditional silicone breast implants, they are approved for patients 22 years of age or older.
The manufacturer of gummy bear implants is Allergan. Allergan is the company behind the popular wrinkle reducer Botox, CoolSculpting body-contouring technology, the dermal filler Juvederm, and many other highly trusted medical products.
Gummy bear implants feel soft to the touch in a way that is very similar to natural breast tissue, and they create a very natural look. Also known as form-stable implants, these silicone breast implants are filled with a gel that has a thicker consistency, and their layered silicone shell is stronger than that of traditional silicone implants. These qualities ensure that gummy bear implants do not ripple or form wrinkles or folds. Their shape is less likely to change over time than that of other implant types.
When ruptures occur in the implants’ silicone shell, the breasts retain their shape and the gel does not leak. This is in contrast to saline implants and standard silicone implants. When a saline implant ruptures, the leak is immediate and results in a noticeable deflation in the appearance of the breast. When a standard silicone implant ruptures, it leaks, which often does not affect the breasts’ appearance. This is known as a “silent rupture.” MRIs are needed to detect this type of rupture.
Because the contents of a gummy bear implant stays inside the shell, there is no danger of it escaping the shell or escaping the scar-tissue capsule that naturally forms around the breast implant. When silicone escapes the scar-tissue capsule, there is a greater chance of complications. As a result of this, gummy bear implants are generally seen as a very safe implant option.
Another positive aspect of these implants is that the rates of capsular contracture are generally lower. Capsular contracture is a complication that occurs when the scar-tissue capsule around the breast is thicker than normal. This contracts around the breast implant. Capsular contracture can cause pain, asymmetry, and deformation in the breast’s shape. Addressing the issue requires corrective surgery.
- Written onJuly 10, 2015 I had recently had a breast augmentation with Jeffrey Darrow in Boston and he was an excellent doctor. I was very nervous at first because I did not know what to expect going into all this but after my consultation I felt a lot better. It also helped a lot because he is very professional and know exactly what he is talking about. Also very importantly he was very concerned with results and how you felt about them not only concerned about the money aspect which I was very happy with. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for plastic surgery. You will be very happy with your experience after going to him and his staff. If I ever have any other work I want done I will be going right back to Dr. Darrow.
Breast Implant Textures, Profiles, And Sizes
Along with making a choice regarding type, patients will also need to choose a texture (smooth or textured implants), a profile (low, moderate, or high profile breast implants), a shape (round or teardrop-shaped implants), and a size.
Gummy bear implants are typically teardrop-shaped. This implant shape is also referred to as anatomical, since the shape is closer to natural breast shape than round implants. Gummy bear breast implants are typically textured, which allows them to connect to the surrounding tissues, reducing the chance of implant shift or rotation.
The right size for each patient is the one that delivers natural-looking breast enlargement results and fits their frame well. Because this depends on the frame and body proportions, small breast implants can deliver excellent dramatic results, as can large breast implants.
Steps of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Let’s take a look at an example of the steps of a typical breast augmentation procedure:
First, anesthesia will be administered, which will make you comfortable and numb to pain. Next, the incisions will be made. There are a number of incision placement options available to you. You and your plastic surgeon will discuss these options and make your decision prior to the procedure.
Some incisions placement options include the inframammary incision (in the crease under the breast), transaxillary incision (in the armpit), and periareolar incision (around the areola).
The implants will then be placed in through the incisions. Again, you will have made your choice between a saline-filled or silicone implant ahead of the procedure, as well as chosen size, shape, and texture of the implant.
The placement of the implants will either be under the pectoral muscle or over the pectoral muscle, behind the breast tissue. Finally, the incisions will be sutured closed and bandaged.
After Your Breast Augmentation
The results of your breast enlargement will be visible immediately, though you will be sore and swollen. More true results will be visible in the coming months as you continue to recover and your breasts settle into their new shape and size.
During breast augmentation recovery, you will need to follow Dr. Darrow’s post-surgical care instructions closely in order to get the best breast augmentation results. This also minimizes the chance of complications and ensures a shorter healing process.
Wearing surgical bras without underwire will help to support the breasts as they heal. Avoid any bras with underwire, since it can injure the temporarily weakened tissues.
You will need to take time off from work for five to seven days. Do not participate in sports or any other physically strenuous activities for around two to four weeks. If you experience any shortness of breath or chest pain during your recovery, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Breast Augmentation Cost
There are numerous influencing factors when it comes to breast augmentation cost. The breast implants chosen, length of the surgical procedure, type of anesthesia chosen, and exact techniques used all play a role in determining the price of the surgery.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation During a Consultation
Patients interested in breast augmentation in Boston should contact the office of Dr. Jeffrey Darrow and schedule their informative consultation. During this consultation, they can view before and after photos and find out more about the procedure.