Breast Augmentation Surgery
Dr. Brooke R. Seckel – Offering Patients a Natural Look With Breast Implants in Boston
What is Breast Augmentation?
Augmentation Mammoplasty or in lay terms a boob job, is a procedure to place breast implants under the breast or chest muscle for breast enlargement. At Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists we try to be the best breast augmentation surgeons in Boston.
Why do women have breast augmentation?
The reasons include:
- Loss of breast size after breast-feeding
- Patients with small breasts who want big breasts
- Patients with normal breasts who want bigger breasts
- Asymmetry or different size breasts
- Patients with tubular or funny shaped breasts
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Can I have a normal or natural looking breast after implants?
Yes. The key is to choose the proper breast implant size that matches your body. Women who look like they have had a boob job often have implants that are too big.
Is Breast Augmentation Safe?
Yes when performed by an experienced Plastic Surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Are breast implants safe?
Yes, modern FDA approved silicone gel breast implants are safe. The new silicone gel gummy bear implants contain a cohesive gel that stays in place if the implant is damaged. Saline filled implants have always been safe.
What is the Keller Funnel – The No Touch Technique?
We utilize the Keller Funnel which allows us to gently place your implant without ever touching the implant surface. This technique is very gentle and reduces the chance of scar tissue forming around the implant. To see an animation showing how we use the Keller Funnel please click on the following link:
Will People Be Able To Tell I Have Breast Implants?
No, if you do not tell them. Only your closest intimate partner who sees you nude may be able to tell. Friends, people at work and family need not know. I advise my patients to tell no one other than their significant other. If anyone notices tell them that you have been working out in the gym.
I just want to look natural and normal and not like I have implants!
For a natural look I recommend an implant in the 250 cc to 275 cc range.
Is Breast Augmentation painful?
When breast implants are placed beneath the breast gland, Sub glandular Augmentation Mammoplasty, discomfort is mild and lasts 3-4 days. Beneath the chest muscle, Sub muscular Augmentation Mammoplasty, discomfort may last a week to 10 days.
How long will it take me to recover from breast augmentation surgery?
Plan a 2 week period with no strenuous activity. Get help with childcare for 2-3 days. If you have a desk job you may be able to return to work after 5-7 days. After sub-muscular augmentation recovery may take longer and no weight lifting or pushups for 6 weeks.
How do I choose a size of my breast implants?
We use the Mentor Breast Implant Sizing System to make your choice easier. Bring a non-padded bra or camisole to your consultation and we will place different sizes into your bra to help you choose.
How do I decide implants under the muscle or under the breast gland?
If you have small breasts that do not sag a sub muscular implant is possible. If you have sagging breasts then you may need a breast lift with a sub-muscular implant. If you do not want a breast lift then sub glandular implants can give you a nice result.
How do I decide to have silicone gummy bear or saline breast implants?
Both implants give you a beautiful result and are safe. Gummy feel more like natural breast tissue and most choose gummy bear implants. Saline implants can cause visible rippling.
Where will my scar be placed?
The most common scar is in the fold beneath the breast. This inframammary scar is very well hidden. We can do a trans axillary scar placed in the hair of the arm pit. The transareolar scar is placed in the areola and is very hard to see.
How long will it take for my final appearance after breast implants?
After sub glandular augmentation the final shape is apparent in a few weeks. After sub muscular augmentation it may take up to 3 months.
Can I get pregnant and breast-feed after breast implants?
Yes, if you were able to breastfeed before surgery you will be able to breastfeed after breast surgery. A transareolar scar could interfere with breastfeeding.
What does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Realself.com lists a national average cost of $6300. If you choose a well known plastic surgeon expect to pay more.
What is natural breast augmentation with fat injection or fat transplantation?
Breast augmentation with fat injection or transplantation avoids an implant. Fat is harvested from an area where there is excess, is treated to increase cell survival, and injected into the breast.
Only small volumes of 150-200 ccs can be done. As of this writing the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has not yet approved the fat injection method due to lack of long-term studies.
Who should perform my surgery?
Choose a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and experienced in breast surgery.
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Dr. Brooke Seckel is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast surgery for women throughout Boston. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, or other procedures such as tummy tuck or liposuction, call Dr. Seckel today at 617-455-2859.