This patient is a health care professional in her late 20s who came to discuss breast augmentation at my office. We discussed her aesthetic goals from her breast augmentation. She wished to have some roundness and fullness in her upper breasts. We discussed her anatomy and soft tissue characteristics and how large of an implant would be required to achieve her aesthetic goals. Fill volume is the implant size necessary to fill a patient’s breast tissue to the point of beginning to see roundness in the upper breast. This patient decided on implants slightly above her fill volume, 375cc; I estimated her fill volume to be 300cc on the right and 325cc on the left. She chose silicone gel filled implants placed under the muscle using an inframammary incision.
The surgery takes about an hour, and patients are ready to go home shortly after the surgery is finished. I do not use drains of tight wraps and patients often do not require narcotic pain medication. Patients generally resume normal activities within one or two days following surgery.
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.