Breast Augmentation in Boston, MA
Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breast. Many women turn to breast enlargement to enhance their body contour because they feel their breasts are too small, want to correct changes to their breasts following pregnancy, want to balance the size of their breasts or have one of many other personal reasons for considering breast implants.
By inserting either saline or silicone gel-filled breast implants, most often placed behind the chest muscle, the procedure is able to increase a woman’s bust line by one or more bra cup sizes, depending upon the desire of the patient.
Breast Enhancement is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed today, but we recognize that each patient has different needs and goals. Considering and preparing for a breast enlargement includes making an informed choice. Upon contacting our office, a personal, private consultation with our Plastic Surgeon will be arranged where you can discuss your goals, and customize your surgery to fit your needs and optimize your results.
A modified Breast Lift is often used to complement breast implants. A modified Breast Lift improves mild sagging commonly seen after pregnancy or weight loss to give the breast a more appealing shape and contour.
As with any cosmetic procedure at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, each Breast Enhancement is customized to the patient’s needs and we encourage you to come in for a personalized consultation with our Plastic Surgeon to define your needs and help you to achieve your goals.
Silicone vs. Saline – What’s the difference?
A silicone breast implant consists of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel, as opposed to the saline solution used in saline implants. Most silicone implants are only available as fixed volume implants, meaning that they are filled to the desired size before the time of surgery. Dr Hricko uses the Keller Funnel Device to facilitate the insertion of the silicone gel implants at the time of surgery. There are several options when choosing the outer silicone shell, with different kinds varying in texture, shape, profile, volume and thickness. Silicone-filled breast implants are approved by the FDA for use in women over the age of 22.
A saline breast implant consists of a silicone shell filled with a saline solution, as opposed to the silicone gel used in silicone implants. There are two types of saline-filled implants currently available, fixed volume and adjustable volume. A fixed volume is completely inflated to the desired size at the time of surgery; an adjustable volume implant is filled intra-operatively and allows for post-operative adjustments. Both are approved by the FDA for use in women over the age of 18.
Mentor® Breast Implant Volume Sizing System
We are now using the new Mentor Breast Implant Volume Sizing System in our office.
The Sizing System has been designed for women, like you, who would like to know how they might look following a breast augmentation procedure. It contains a set of individual Sizers that will fit naturally over your breast. During your breast augmentation consultation you can try different sizers in a variety of volumes to get a realistic preview of how you might look after a breast augmentation procedure.
If you’d like to learn more about the MENTOR® Volume Sizing System please call our office at 508-655-7070 and set up a consultation.