This 24-year-old registered nurse came to my office to discuss cosmetic surgery. She maintains an active lifestyle in addition to working full time. She was interested in a breast augmentation, which would give her fullness of her upper breasts.
During our Boston plastic surgery consultations, we discussed the idea of breast fill volume, which is the implant volume necessary to fill the patient’s breast soft tissue envelope to a full but straight sloped upper breast. Because this patient wanted some roundness to the upper breast, she chose an implant slightly larger than her estimated fill volume. I estimated her fill volume to be 275cc and she chose a 325cc implant. At surgery High Profile silicone gel filled breast implants were placed beneath the muscle using an incision under the breasts (inframammary).
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.