This woman in her mid-twenties from Boston came to my office to discuss breast augmentation. Her aesthetic goals included slight roundness to the breast; to achieve this she chose an implant greater than her fill volume. The fill volume is the size of the implant that I estimate will fill the breast tissue up to the point the breast begins to show roundness in the upper breast. Implants above the fill volume result in more upper breast roundness.
Her breast augmentation was accomplished using an inframammary incision (under the breast), a 400cc silicone gel implant (I estimated her fill volume to be 300cc) was placed under the chest muscle. I do not use drains to tight chest wraps; this patient was back to work a few days after surgery.
Understanding how each patient’s will anatomy responds to various implant volumes and taking time to listen to patient’s aesthetic goals are keys to successful breast augmentation. If you are interested in breast augmentation that will reliably give you the aesthetic result you wish with minimal post operative pain and recovery time, please contact my office by phone at 617.505.6818 or click request a consultation. You and I will discuss and define your goals from surgery so that you will make the best decisions for yourself. As part of our consultation we can use three dimensional photography which allows us to simulate the look of the breasts after surgery as one tool to help in your decision making process.