BREAST AUGMENTATION IN BOSTON, MA
Get Natural Looking Breast Implants with Dr. Seckel
Most of my Boston breast augmentation patients tell me that they want natural looking breast augmentation. My patients tell me that they do not want to look fake and they do not want to look like they have obviously had breast implants. A natural looking breast augmentation results in a breast that is soft and movable, with fullness below the nipple areola and a shape that falls naturally over the crease or fold beneath the breast. The natural looking breast should not have a tight, sharp circular appearance revealing the edges of the implant.
If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, the most effective solution is breast augmentation in Boston with Dr. Seckel. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure call Dr. Seckel today at 617-455-2859.
How to Achieve a Natural Looking Breast Augmentation
Expert Tips for Natural Looking Breast Augmentation
- Fit the Implant to Your Body – Don’t Go Too Big!
- Choose Smooth, Round Silicone Gel Implants
- Place the Implant Below the Chest Muscle
- Place the Incision Below the Breast
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. Breast augmentation with breast implants can help women who would like to add volume and enhance the contours of their breasts. Women considering breast augmentation often feel overwhelmed by the many different decisions they must make regarding the size, shape, type, and placement of their breast implants. If you are looking for breast augmentation in Boston, we have compiled a selection of frequently asked questions and answers to assist you in making the most informed decision before choosing to have a breast enhancement procedure.
Why do Women Have Breast Augmentation?
Some 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
Keller Funnel Certified
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: Keller Funnel Animation
The no touch technique of breast augmentation with triple antibiotic irrigation avoids contaminating the implant with normal skin bacteria and helps prevent contamination of the implant by other factors in the operative environment. Careful observance of this technique, including using the Keller funnel, reduces the chance of capsular contracture, hardening of the implant and an unnatural look.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
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.
Before & After Photos of Breast Augmentation Results
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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
What does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Realself.com lists a national average cost of $6,300. If you choose a well-known plastic surgeon expect to pay more.
Are Breast Implants & Breast Augmentation Safe?
Yes, when performed by an experienced Plastic Surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. 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.
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.
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. For a natural look I recommend an implant in the 250 cc to 275 cc range.
Additionally, choosing to place the breast implant under the chest muscle, subpectoral breast augmentation, will help to make your breasts look and feel more natural as well. The chest muscle provides additional coverage to conceal the breast implant. The chance of future hardness and visibility called capsular contracture is greatly reduced when the implant is placed under the chest muscle. In addition, the normal muscular activity gently massages the implant to help keep the implant soft and natural feeling as well as natural looking.
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.
How Do I Choose the Size of My Breast Implants?
A breast implant size that has a diameter which matches the base width of your breast should be chosen. Dr. Seckel will measure the width of your breast and compare that measurement to a size of breast implant that has the same base diameter. The most common cause of unnatural-looking breast augmentation results is a breast implant that is too large for your breast. 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.
What Are the Different Breast Implant Profiles to Choose From?
Breast implants are available in different breast implant profiles including low-profile, moderate profile plus, high-profile and ultra-high-profile implants. The moderate profile plus silicone gel implant is designed to have the closest shape profile to the normal natural female breast.
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.
Where Will My Scar Be Placed?
The most common scar is in the fold beneath the breast. This inframammary scar is very well hidden. Placing the breast augmentation incision in the fold underneath the breast has been shown to reduce the chance of capsular contracture or hardening and visibility of the implant after breast augmentation. In addition, placing the incision underneath the breast allows the enlarged breast to fall over and hide the incision. Other options include a transaxillary scar placed in the arm pit or a transareolar scar which is placed in the areola and is very hard to see.
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.
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. Sub-muscular augmentation recovery may take longer and no weight lifting or pushups for 6 weeks.
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 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.
Have More Questions about Breast Augmentation?
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