Advantages of breast augmentation in Boston
Breast augmentation in Boston is a surgery that has, as a fundamental objective, to obtain breast augmentation for women who are not satisfied with the size of their breasts. However, this is not the sole purpose of breast augmentation: you can also solve other problems such as too obvious asymmetries between the two breasts, breasts sagging as a result of either breastfeeding or the simple passage of time, or serious defects that are
caused in the bust as a result of trauma or a mastectomy due to breast cancer.
For these reasons, it is important to stress that breast augmentation in Boston can have many benefits to the person who undergoes it; these benefits are not only limited to physical level, though this is the most obvious, but also, this surgery can benefit the patient psychologically, making her much more comfortable with her body and gain more self-esteem, which has a positive result in other areas, such as relationships, social relationships, work, etc.
Breast augmentation surgery in Boston has, as a fundamental objective, to obtain breast augmentation for women who are not satisfied with the size of their breasts.
To these benefits many other advantages must be added, such as the fact that it is a very safe surgery, with very few risks, which has evolved dramatically in recent years. Unlike what used to happen in the past decades, breast augmentation surgery has gained higher quality and total safety of implants, greater knowledge of surgical techniques and higher training of plastic surgeons. All this leads to shorter and more effective interventions, with better results with easier and more comfortable recovery and a very low risk level and complications that happen less and less often.
The price of breast augmentation surgery is another factor to consider, as the increased demand for this type of operation has allowed to decrease costs and make it a more affordable operation. We aim to put at your fingertips the best and most experienced specialists and plastic surgeons and the most advanced hospitals and clinics, for your breast augmentation in Boston to be successful. And, of course, at an unbeatable price and with all the guarantees.
For all these reasons, it is not surprising that breast augmentation is one of the cosmetic surgery with the highest level of satisfaction among the people who have had it done and which has a long tradition. That is our experience with thousands of patients, which is supported by international scientific studies as they appeared in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons). This research says that 98% of women who have done a breast augmentation state that the results have met, and in a good part of the cases exceeded, the expectations they had of it.
Satisfaction refers not only to the final result, but takes into account all the factors related to it, such as postoperative discomfort or pain in the following days, etc. To this we must add that the USA is one of the countries in the world where most breast augmentation surgery is performed. In addition, it should be noted that these positive results are prolonged in time as breast augmentation achieves that, despite the aging of the skin and tissues over time, the breasts to sag less with breast implants.
How to choose the best implants for you?
We have already mentioned how the implants have evolved substantially in recent years when it comes to both materials that are manufactured and the shape or texture of the same. We leave far behind us those filled with silicone oil that were at risk, after a rupture, to migrate to other areas of the body, with consequent damage to the health of the patient, who had to be operated quickly for replacement of these implants.
Today, breast implants provide full security. Moreover, they are rather
more resistant and their life can be extended, in many instances, for the lifetime of the patient without replacement. Implants of the best brands are made of materials biocompatible with the body and pose no danger to the health of women, even in the unlikely event of a rupture.
In any case, the choice of breast implants is one of the first decisions that the person who wants a breast augmentation in Boston faces. The first thing to take into account and should be sought by the patient, is that the result is as natural as possible: what should be achieved is a bust in harmony with the rest of the body.
Implant shape: round or anatomical
As for the shape, breast implants can be divided into two main groups: round and anatomical implants. Round breast implants have a circular base, as its name suggests, and may have a different profile, i.e. round implants may have a high profile, being thicker, resembling a half orange or have a low, thinner and spindle-shaped, oval profile. Although, of course, it will depend on each specific case, round breast implants are best suited to those cases where the patient’s breasts are sagging, or in case of breast ptosis, as they “fill” over the top of the breast and enhance the area of the neckline.
Breast augmentation in Boston can have many benefits to the person who undergoes it; these benefits are not only limited to physical level, though this is the most obvious, but also, this surgery can benefit the patient psychologically, making her much more comfortable with her body and gain more self-esteem, which has a positive result in other areas, such as relationships, social relationships, work, etc.
In contrast, anatomical breast implants have a shape that looks like a drop of water or a tear, with a wider base that becomes narrower at the top. As was the case with round implants, they may also have different profile, wider and thinner. They represent an innovation regarding the shape of implants, because, at first, all implants were round; however, today, there are a lot of different shapes, so that each patient can find one that perfectly suits their desires. Generally, anatomical breast implants are more appropriate in cases of thin women with small bust. They give a very natural look.
Saline or silicone gel?
In addition to the shape, one of the options we have to decide on is the filler material of breast implants. Currently, patients may opt for a saline-filled implant, also called saline solution, or high cohesive silicone gel implants.
Saline is basically a mixture of water and salt in the same proportions we have in our body. Implants filled with saline have advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages is the fact that they need a much smaller incision to be put since they are placed empty so that, once inside the breast, they can be filled via a tube.
Also, among its advantages is a possibility to change the size of an implant without a new intervention, as it is possible to either remove or add more saline into the implant through this tube. In addition, if it breaks, the content is absorbed without any problem by the body, because it is a biocompatible substance and does not generate any health problem.
However, these saline implants also have drawbacks, such as the fact that they have a higher risk of rupture and creating folds and undulations (an effect called “rippling”). Another negative aspect is that they weigh more and they are harder than silicone to the touch, therefore they look and feel less natural.
For these reasons and with the huge developments regarding implants has occurred in recent years, in most cases of breast augmentation in Boston implants filled with cohesive silicone gel are used. They give a more natural look and they also feel more natural to touch. In addition, in the hypothetical case of rupture, their content does not spill or spread to other areas of the body, but remains cohesive in the same place where it was put. Even in the event of rupture, this silicone gel does not damage the health of the patient.
Implants with smooth texture and rough texture
Just as it happened with the shape of the implants, nowadays, there are more options regarding their texture: rough or smooth implants.
A few years ago, the only possibility were implants with a smooth textured cover. They are still used today because they have many advantages, among which we highlight the fact that they are softer to the touch and they also need a smaller incision to be placed into the breast. We can also highlight as one of their benefits that they do not adhere to the tissues, which means that they move in a more natural way, following the movements and postures of your body. Also, they have a lower risk of producing a seroma after the operation.
In recent times, however, it is more common to resort to textured
implants, mainly due to a lower risk of capsular contracture they have. And if smooth textured implants had more natural movement and sensation to touch due to the fact that they do not adhere to the tissue, rough implants, having a greater adherence, reduce the risk of complications by rotation or displacement of implants.
What breast implant size should I choose?
Perhaps this is the most important decision of all because, if the intervention will meet the expectations and wishes of the patient will depend on it to a large extent. As we have stated previously, the primary objective must be the naturalness and harmony of the bust in relation to the anatomy of the breast and the rest of the body. That is the goal to which both the specialist and the patient should be directed.
The primary objective must be the naturalness and harmony of the bust in relation to the anatomy of the breast and the rest of the body.
There are several mathematical formulas that by linking various parameters (patient height, weight, shoulder width, waist size, contour, etc.) are intended to give an exact idea of the size of the bust that women should have. On the other hand, there are already numerous computer programs that make three-dimensional recreations of what the patient will supposedly look like after breast augmentation surgery with different implant sizes.
These are all useful tools to give an approximate idea of the size of breast implants which to choose. However, it is best to be guided by the experience of the plastic surgeon. In addition, your plastic surgeon -through a series of brassieres with different padding- will allow you to make a real simulation of how you would look with different sizes of implant. So you can, in front of a mirror, check the changes in your figure which would cause one breast size or another, being, therefore, a fundamental test to correctly base your decision.
The size of breast implants is measured in cubic centimeters. It should be noted that about 200 cubic centimeters is equivalent to approximately one cup size. Implants, which are used in breast augmentation in Boston, approximately have a size of around 350 or 400 cc, i.e. they increase the size of the cup between one and two sizes.
For these reasons, it is best to seek advice from your plastic surgeon and together make the decision that suits you best regarding the choice of implants.
Life of breast implants
There is still the belief that breast implants have to be replaced every so often compulsorily. This used to happen years ago when the filler consisted of a silicone oil which, in case of an implant rupture, risked expanding and migrating to other parts of the body, with the corresponding threat to the health of the patient. Therefore, they had to be replaced every so often to avoid this rupture and this problem to happen.
However, it is very important to stress that this no longer occurs. The new latest generation implants provide more security, they are much more resistant, have a much stronger shell which has less risk of rupture. Furthermore, silicone gel filler with high cohesiveness does not have a risk of coming out of the shell even in the case of a rupture. Therefore, nowadays, breast implants do not have an expiration date on which necessarily they have to be replaced, but they have an indefinite duration.
What does this mean? What indefinite duration means in this case is that if the patient visits her plastic surgeon as directed and during these checkups there is not anything unusual or any crack, she can continue with the same implants throughout life. If any of these tests showed the existence of an anomaly, then it would be the specialist who would need to assess whether or not to replace them, depending on the type of defect and other circumstances.
In short, we can say that last generation breast implants are more resistant and have a much longer life and if in periodic checkups, which the patient should go to regularly, nothing abnormal appears, she can continue with her implants for life. And therefore, we must say that popular beliefs that implants may explode on a plane or that a bump can cause a rupture are totally false.
Breast augmentation in Boston: the operation
We will explain very schematically how the breast augmentation surgery develops. But first, let’s see what requirements the person who wishes to undergo the operation must meet.
Ideal candidates for breast enlargement operation in Boston
There are more and more young women who want to increase the size of their breasts. However, although there is no age limit itself, there is a time limit below which no breasts should be operated. That moment is the full development of breasts.
This total breast development is usually completed between 17 and 18 years of age in general, but there are exceptional cases of women whose breasts are not developed until they are 20 or even 21 years old.
Therefore, and as regards the first requirement, it is best to consult a specialist. She will be the most appropriate person to tell if it is an appropriate time to undergo this procedure or not. If the patient is still very young, our recommendation is to wait until breast development is complete while there are a number of measures based on diets, massages and physical exercises that can contribute to slightly increasing breast (although its real effectiveness is very limited) until the time for breast augmentation surgery comes, which is the only truly effective and lasting solution to increase the size of your breasts.
However, it is not enough to have the right age and fully developed
breasts. It is also necessary that the patient undergo a series of preoperative tests to ensure that her health is optimal for surgery. These clinical analysis and tests- blood tests, electrocardiograms, chest X-rays, mammograms, etc. are aimed at ensuring that the patient is fit and able to undergo the intervention and anesthesia, and avoid possible complications and risks of it.
On the other hand, the plastic surgeon will also examine the condition, elasticity and skin quality, shape and anatomy of the breasts, the size and shape of the areola (the size of the areolas may change slightly after surgery), etc. These tests aim at determining the most appropriate place to make the incisions through which implants will be put, the most appropriate site for their placement or the most suitable size depending on the characteristics of the breasts.
The total breast development is usually completed between 17 and 18 years of age in general, but there are exceptional cases of women whose breasts are not developed until they are 20 or even 21 years old.
Surgical approaches and implant placement sites
As for surgical approaches or incision sites, i.e. the place where breast implants are put through, we highlight three in particular: the areolar, axillary and submammary approach.
It is also called periareolar approach. When this approach is used, implants are placed through an incision made in the outline of the areola. This option has as its main advantage that the resulting scar is practically invisible as it becomes concealed by the dark area that the outline of the areola forms.
However, not all patients are suitable for this approach, since the size of the areola should be large enough to allow it. In addition, if the patient is planning to breastfeed in the future, the use areola for an incision may not be as desirable as it could have a negative impact and make breastfeeding difficult. Ask your plastic surgeon about this if your idea is to have children and breastfeed after the intervention.
This is an option which is used less and less frequently. A breast implant is inserted through an incision in the armpit area. The advantages of doing so are mainly that the scar is completely hidden by the underarm area and that area usually has very good performance in terms of the healing process.
The reason why this option is becoming less used is the difficulty that the plastic surgeon has, since there is very little visibility and a much longer way from the insertion site to the placement site, besides the fact of not being able to use all the available instruments.
All the above means that, in most cases, the most advisable surgical approach for breast augmentation in Boston is submammary (also known as inframammary). In this case, the incision is made in the submammary, i.e. in the fold which lies just below the breast. The main advantages of this surgical approach are three:
- The scar is hardly visible as it is hidden by the natural fall of the breast.
- Does not alter the sensitivity of the areola and allows breastfeeding in the future without any problem, which cannot happen if the areolar route is used.
- There is less risk of capsular contracture if one resorts to the submammary approach.
Breast implant placement sites
Basically, there are two possibilities as to where the implants will be placed: in front of the pectoral muscle or behind it. Although the postoperative phase is a little painful, we usually opt for placement behind the muscle, because in this position a more natural result is obtained, among other benefits. However, this decision depends on many factors that must be evaluated by the plastic surgeon, who will choose the most appropriate option depending on the anatomy and circumstances of the patient.
How long does the surgery last?
As a rule, the duration of the operation is between one and two hours, although the actual time depends on many factors, including the chosen surgical approach, the type of anesthesia which will be used, etc. Your plastic surgeon will give you necessary pre-intervention recommendations, such as that you should not take any food or drink in the hours prior to surgery, you should not take with you to the operating room any metallic elements or jewelry such as rings, earrings, pendants, piercing jewelry, etc. or use any creams or cosmetic product. In addition, you should not take certain medications that your specialist will detail (aspirin, anticoagulants, etc.) in the previous days.
Types of anesthesia
In breast augmentation surgery in Boston two different types of anesthesia are used: general anesthesia and local anesthesia plus sedation. Each of these options has its advantages and disadvantages, so, most advisable is to talk to your plastic surgeon to decide what the best for you is once she has studied your case and valued all possibilities.
Frequently asked questions about breast augmentation in Boston
Is this surgery painful?
We have already mentioned how breast augmentation in Boston is always done under anesthesia, be it local or general sedation. Therefore, during the operation, the patient will not feel any pain. In the following days, postoperative, and depending on the approach and site of implant placement (if placed behind the muscle will be more discomforting) some mild pain or discomfort may arise. In that case your plastic surgeon will recommend the most suitable painkillers for the pain to disappear.
Will I need to wear a special bra after surgery?
Immediately after the operation, the surgeon will wrap an elastic bandage around the chest of the patient. This bandage must be worn for several days (until the specialist stated), but once it is removed, the patient should start using a specific bra, athletic type, without underwire. The purpose of this bra is to avoid movements and displacements that might be detrimental to the outcome of the operation and also to ensure better healing.
Immediately after the operation of breast augmentation in Boston, the surgeon will wrap an elastic bandage around the chest of the patient.
For about six weeks, this bra must be worn day and night. From that date, you can start using it only during the day.
Is it possible to breastfeed after breast augmentation in Boston?
The answer is yes, it is possible to breastfeed after breast augmentation. In any case, it is important to note that there are surgical approaches and implant placement sites that are more favorable or facilitate this possibility more than others. Therefore, if you intend to breastfeed after breast augmentation in Boston, it is advisable that you discuss it with your plastic surgeon before surgery, so that she can take the necessary steps to make it your desire possible by taking certain measures.
When can I have sex again?
During the first days, it is not advisable to make any effort or do an intense physical activity. But once past those early days there is no contraindication for sex after breast augmentation in Boston. It certainly depends on the discomfort and the condition of the patient. In addition, it is recommended that during the first weeks no pressure on the breasts is made.
Is it advisable to sunbathe after breast augmentation?
During the first months you should not sunbathe after a breast augmentation. The main reason for this recommendation is the fact that the sun could excessively darken the area of the scar, causing it to be visible more than normally. Therefore, it is advisable to wear sunscreen with a high factor and keep the intervened area covered. The period during which you are recommended to do so will depend on several factors, such as the color of the skin of the patient, the evolution of the healing process, etc. so that should be your plastic surgeon to tell you exactly when you can sunbathe again.
Why do we need to perform massages after breast augmentation?
Most often, your plastic surgeon will recommend performing a series of breast massage after breast augmentation in Boston. These are often advised from the third day following the operation and your specialist will tell you how exactly you should do it. The purpose of these massages is to reduce the risks of developing capsular contracture and decrease postoperative inflammation.
When can I do sports?
During the first days we shall not perform intense physical activities. In
fact, you should be off work for a few days. You can take up daily activities gradually provided they do not involve great efforts especially in the area of the pectoral muscle. Once past the first six weeks, the patient may resume sports with the protective suitable sports bra and provided it is done gradually and progressively and according to the physical condition of each patient.
Does the risk of breast cancer increase with implants?
This is a false belief that many people still share. The reality, however, is quite different: in all research and scientific studies that have been done it shows that there is no relationship between breast augmentation with implants and the occurrence of breast cancer. In any case, we could say that, having to undergo regular checks, the patient who has implants is more likely to detect a tumor in the early stages of its development and therefore facilitates its removal and treatment.
Therefore, we must consider as false all those assertions that there is a relationship between breast augmentation in Boston and breast cancer. The reality is that the implants do not prevent from detecting a tumor, nor do they prevent mammograms. In the latter case, the patient simply must indicate the professional who is performing the test that she has undergone a breast augmentation surgery, who then should take appropriate measures so that this test is successful.
Nor is there any problem if there is a family history of breast cancer: You can also perform breast augmentation, considering that you will be submitted to the relevant tests your specialist tells you to, depending on your circumstances.