Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Thankfully, cutting-edge surgical techniques can now help us increase your breast size without making you look unnatural. At Skin MD, Dr. Albert Ko, our board-certified plastic surgeon, is ready to give you the look you want and support you on your journey to looking, feeling, and being your best. If you’re ready, get in touch and schedule your one-on-one consultation at a Skin MD location near you.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation involves enhancing breast size while also addressing breast asymmetry and compensating for any unevenness. If you’ve undergone changes like weight loss, aging, or childbirth that led to reduced breast tissue, this procedure could be a suitable choice. Above all, breast augmentation can significantly boost self-assurance and provide a renewed sense of body confidence.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery offers a range of benefits for women seeking to enhance their breast size and overall appearance. This procedure can improve:
- Breast symmetry
- Breast unevenness
- Lost breast volume due to factors like weight loss, pregnancy, or aging
By achieving a more proportionate figure, breast augmentation can enhance self-esteem and body confidence. The surgery provides personalized options in terms of implant type, size, and placement, allowing you to achieve your desired results. Ultimately, breast augmentation can lead to a more balanced and youthful silhouette, positively impacting both physical appearance and self-image.
How Does Breast Augmentation Work?
General anesthesia is used for this procedure in most cases. As for the process itself, there are several implant types and ways to perform the surgery. The procedure will begin with an incision, the type of incision made will depend on your specific needs.
An incision can be made:
- Along the areolar edge (periareolar incision)./li>
- In the fold under the breast (inframammary fold).
After the incision, the implant will be placed either under the pectoral muscle or over the pectoral muscle. Placement will depend on the type of implant chosen as well as the desired breast shape/size. Your surgeon will go over the choices with you so you understand and are part of the decision-making process.
What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
Following the procedure, the incision lines will gradually diminish, though in certain instances, a scar may develop. You will stay in the recovery area until you’re deemed fit to be discharged. A support garment will be placed to help the area heal. Additionally, we will provide you with essential post-care guidelines that are crucial for optimizing your results. Within the next day, either one of our nurses or Dr. Ko will reach out to check on your recovery progress and address any queries you may have.
Schedule Breast Augmentation in Boston
If you’re concerned about your breast size or appearance, we can help. At Skin MD, we are dedicated to optimal outcomes of beautiful, natural-looking results. If you have questions, fill out the form below to schedule a complimentary consultation with our surgeon, Dr. Albert Ko, at your nearest Skin MD location in the greater Boston area.