Breast Augmentation Finder – Medford,Boston

Breast agumentation job – Medford,Boston

Breast Augmentation with Implants

We have a full section covering every detail of breast augmentation to help answer common questions women have before undergoing breast enlargement with implants. The site covers topics including:

  • What size breast implants should I get?
  • What will my cup size after breast implants be?
  • Is it better to get silicone or saline implants?
  • Which implant placement should I use?
  • How much will my implants cost?

Breast Lift and Breast Reduction

Mastopexy, breast lift, can help to restore perkiness to now sagging breasts.

Breast reduction involves reducing the size of the breasts to achieve a look more proportionate to your frame. It can also help relieve back strain in more severe cases. Breast reduction can be combined with breast lift for great, natural looking results.

Breast Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery of the breast is most often performed on women who have had a mastectomy, a medical procedure that removes all the breast tissue as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer.

ImplantInfo is a big supporter of breast cancer research and the Cristine Meredith Miele Foundation. Cristine ‘Crissy’ Miele was a beloved employee of ImplantInfo who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010.

ImplantInfo Guides Women Through the Breast Augmentation Process

Women considering plastic surgery will spend an average of 3-9 months researching plastic surgery options before scheduling a procedure. We work to help guide you through every step of your process.

Initial Research

When considering plastic surgery procedures, you will first want to identify the area of your body you want to improve. From here, read through our different procedure sections to select which will best solve your problem. Now you can ask yourself, am I a candidate for breast augmentation?

Decision Making

After the initial research, you should have an idea of which type of surgery will best help to achieve your end goal. Now you want to move forward to learn more about the particular procedure. On ImplantInfo, you can further research and read the newest advancements in all breast-related plastic surgery options including:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Enlargement
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reconstruction

Check out our news and articles for the latest advancements in breast augmentation. And connect with other women on discussion boards to answer your more intangible questions:

  • What does the breast augmentation feel like?
  • What will my recovery after breast augmentation really be like?
  • How much time do I need for my Mommy Makeover?

Matching Procedure to Expectations

You need to have realistic expectations when considering any cosmetic surgery. Viewing before and after photos is vital to understanding the results you can expect. We have visitor submitted before and after pictures and photos from plastic surgeons all over the country. Look at photos of real women with real results, and focus on women with similar body shapes and goals to yours. This can help you manage your expectations when you take the next step and set up a consultation with a surgeon.

Selecting a Surgeon

Choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon is the most important decision one makes in the plastic surgery journey.View hundreds of surgeons by city or state in our plastic surgery directory. Also, read what other women have to say about their experiences with a surgeon through testimonials and visitor stories.

When you are ready, schedule a consultation. And we have handy consultation guides for you to print out and bring with you so you know which questions to ask.

Breast Augmentation Surgeon in Somerville,Boston

Breast Augmentation Surgeon in Somerville,Boston

As an Orange County Plastic Surgeon, I am asked this question frequently.  It is time to put this myth to death! Consider me the breast implant “myth busters”!

I am not sure how the facts became twisted, but here is the truth.  If you have had a breast augmentation with or without a lift in the past 8 years and the implant was made by either Mentor or Allergan (formerly called McGhan), there is a LIFE TIME warranty on the implant if a leak occurs.  Up to ten years from the time of surgery, both companies will also pay towards the cost of the procedure.  Currently, there are two warranties for saline implants: standard and extended.  The standard warranty will cover up to $1200 towards the cost of the procedure. The coverage increases to $2400 for the extended warranty.  For silicone implants, the most recent warranty is $3500.

After ten years, both companies will NOT cover any costs related to the procedure.  If your implant is more than 7 years old, it’s best to contact the company and confirm the terms of the warranty, as it may have been different.

I hope this clarifies any confusion regarding the ten year replacement fear.  If your implants are soft and look and feel natural, and there are no medical conditions such as breast cancer, leave those implants alone!

I also want to emphasize the importance of asking for your implant warranty card after your surgery.  Most reliable surgery centers place the implant serial number and volume on the card and it should be given to the patient before discharge.  I do keep track of all this information as well.  However, some surgeons don’t.  If your implant should deflate at any time, having your implant information will make it much easier for the surgeon to find the correct replacement.

Breast Augmentation Surgeon – Malden,Boston

Breast Augmentation Surgeon Malden,Boston

Aesthetic plastic surgery, also known as cosmetic surgery, has gained tremendous popularity over the past 15 years and the number of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, has increased by 200-300%.

We are fortunate, as with this increase in popularity, there has been tremendous improvement in technique, allowing plastic surgeons to obtain reproducible and natural results in most cases.

But what age is “too old” for plastic surgery?  There is no black and white answer to this question, as each individual is different.  Certainly there have been many patients in their seventies and even eighties who have had facial plastic surgery.  The same is true for other procedures as well.  Recently, I performed a rhinoplasty (nose surgery) on a spritely 65 year old female.  After taking care of every one else in her family, she decided it was time to take care of herself!

If a patient has common medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.) which are well controlled, the risk of complications are very low.  A recent article from the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery looked at advanced age and safety of ambulatory (out patient) surgery.  The article states, “In sum, although various data illustrate that older age”(over 65 years of age) “can modestly increase the risk of intraoperative and/or postoperative complications associated with ambulatory surgery, this risk is arguably not great enough to constitute a contraindication to ambulatory surgery based on advanced age alone.”

There has also been data on the risk of death from general anesthesia in an outpatient setting.  The risk of death from general anesthesia in this setting is 1 in 50,000.  Assuming a plastic surgeon performs 500 cases per year under general anesthesia (I am not aware of any plastic surgeon with such a high volume of procedures), it will take 100 years to reach 50,000 cases!  In comparison, the risk of death while driving is 1 in 5,000 (which is ten times higher).  To achieve this low risk, however, requires the patient to be medically cleared for surgery, the surgery be performed in an accredited surgery center, with a board certified plastic surgeon who is well-trained and safe.

Fortunately, many procedures can also be performed under local anesthesia, reducing the complication rate even lower.  Procedures such as liposuction, upper and lower eye lid surgery, some types of face lifts, ear set-back surgery, chin augmentation, mini tummy tuck, mole removal and certain types of lasers for facial rejuvenation can be performed under local anesthesia.  In addition to higher safety, there is an additional benefit of lower cost to the patient as there is no anesthesiologist or surgery center fees.

Breast augmentation surgeon Cambridge,Boston

Breast augmentation surgeon Cambridge,Boston

Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States We routinely receive inquires, either by phone or e-mail, about our prices for this procedure.

I, therefore, decided to write about cosmetic surgery and pricing.  Please note, since our practice is located in Orange County, California, the prices described here reflect the economy of Southern California and may not apply to other states or even Northern California.  However, the principles about pricing shall remain the same regardless of geography.

Being a wine aficionado, I will use wine pricing for comparison, as everyone can relate to wine.

I am going to use the 100 point rating system, popularized by wine critic Robert Parker.  A wine rated 90-94 is excellent.  A 95-100 point wine is considered a classic wine.  Obviously a 100 point wine is considered perfect, and there have been wines which have received this score by Parker and other critics.

In general, due to cost of doing business, it is rare to find a red wine under $10 dollars which rates 90 or above by most critics.  The same is true for white wines as well.  From $10-20, there are many options, both red and white, for wines rating 90 or above.  Obviously, the chance of buying a wine rated 90 or more is higher if the wine costs $100 or more.  However, there are many wines in that price range which do not rate that high.  The price of a wine is determined by the economy (wages) of that country, the currency exchange rate, and most importantly the demand for that wine.  For example, over the past ten years, the price of First Growth Bordeaux wines has increased from $200-300 a bottle to $2000 or more!  This is due to new wealth from Russia, China, and India purchasing these wines (mainly as a trophy) thus increasing the demand in relation to supply.  In a good to great vintage, many of these wines are extraordinary and will rate 94 or above.  Are you as a consumer, willing to pay an extra $1980 per bottle for a 5-10% subjective increase in quality? Only you can answer this question.

The same applies to cosmetic surgical pricing.  My recommendation is to find the best quality at the lowest price.  Like every thing else, breast augmentation pricing in your local area will follow a bell-shaped curve.  The price range for breast augmentation in Orange County and Los Angeles County can be as low as $2700 and as high as $10,000.  Many of these lower prices are either by cosmetic surgeons not originally trained as plastic surgeons, or have had disciplinary action by the Medical Board of California (public records are available on their web-site).  The higher prices are typically charged by surgeons who are publicly visible, mostly through television, and the higher cost reflects the cost of advertising.  Is it worth paying $10,000 for a breast augmentation?  See the paragraph above for comparison.

Now there are patients who must buy “so and so” bag or shoe, regardless of cost, mainly to impress their peers, and these patients will probably do the same for cosmetic surgery as well.

I hope most of you are savvier than this!  In my opinion, a price range of $4500-5500 for saline implant breast augmentation and $5500-6500 for silicone implant will give you the highest chance of obtaining quality work at a reasonable price.  The price range has to do more with geography than any other reason.  The cost of doing business is higher in Newport Beach than Anaheim and this will be reflected in the final price.  Regardless of the cost, however, it is up to the patient to do his/her homework and most importantly, to like the surgeon’s work (most surgeons in Southern California post before and after photos on-line).

Breast Augmentation Surgeon East Greenbush Albany,New York

Breast Augmentation Surgeon East GreenBush Albany,New York

Breast Augmentation is also clinically known as Augmentation mammoplasty, or more colloquially, as a ‘boob job’. Breast Augmentation surgery is where breast implants or fat, which is known as fat transfer Breast Augmentation, is used to increase the size of a woman’s breasts. It can also restore breast volume which is a procedure that is often used after weight reduction or pregnancy. The process involves inserting a breast implant along with a fat graft mammoplasty in order for the breast to increase with size. It also changes the shape and the texture of the women’s breasts. Breast Augmentation procedures are intended to primarily reconstruct and augment the overall appearance of the woman’s chest area. They may also be implemented for breast reconstruction following an injury or mastectomy which is where one or both breasts have been removed. This type of

procedure is also commonly used to repair a chest wound which is caused by surgical removal of a cancerous tumor from the breast. In circumstances such as these, the breasts will be reconstructed through the process of Breast Augmentation.

The implant, which is inserted into the breast, is either filled with a saline solution or silicone-gel. The surgery can include the application of skin flaps which have been transplanted and taken from other parts of the woman’s body. This specific approach of fat-graft transfer, will act in the same way. Augmenting the size of the breasts and correcting contours and the overall breast shape, excess grafts and fat tissue is taken from the woman’s body. It is common that fat-graft Breast Augmentation will increase the woman’s brassiere cup-size.

 

WHICH OTHER BREAST ENHANCEMENT TREATMENTS CAN I FIND ABROAD?

There are many other plastic and cosmetic surgery treatments aimed at enhancing the natural shape and size of a woman’s breast.

Breast Augmentation Surgeon Finder

Breast Augmentation Surgeon Finder

Silicone gel-filled implants are silicone shells filled with a plastic gel (silicone). Although many women say that silicone gel implants feel more like real breasts than saline, they pose more of a risk if they leak.

Both saline and silicone come in different sizes and have either smooth or textured shells. Each with their own pros and cons, so it is a matter of preference. 

Costs

How much breast implants cost depends on the location, doctor, and type of implant used.

Typically, the surgery ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. Because it is a cosmetic procedure, health insurance usually doesn’t cover breast augmentation.

How the Breast Implant Procedure Is Done

Because breasts can continue to develop until a woman reaches her late teens or early 20s, the FDA requires that women be at least 18 years old to get breast augmentation with saline-filled implants and at least 22 years old to receive silicone implants.

When picking your surgeon, look for one who has a lot of experience. You may be less likely to have complications later on if you choose a surgeon who has had at least five years of surgical training and at least two years’ experience in plastic surgery.

Before your breast implant procedure, you will meet with your surgeon for a medical evaluation. You can talk about what you want and get feedback from the doctor. Your surgeon may ask you to stop taking certain medications a few days or weeks before your surgery.

The procedure takes one to two hours. You will likely be given general anesthesia, during which you will be “asleep” and pain-free.

The surgeon will make a cut under your breasts, under your arms, or around your nipples, depending on your body, the type of implant, and how much enlargement is being done.

The surgeon will put the breast implant into a pocket above or below your chest muscle. After the implant is in place, the surgeon will close the cuts with sutures or surgical tape.

Recovery After Breast Implantation

Your breasts will be covered with gauze after the surgery. You may have drainage tubes, which will be removed in a few days. You may need to wear a surgical bra as you heal.

You’ll need to take it easy for a few days after your breast augmentation surgery. For instance, you shouldn’t do any heavy lifting for up to six weeks after getting your implants.

Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen may help relieve discomfort. Your doctor may also prescribe pain medication for you.

You will probably have some swelling in the area where the surgery was done. Over time, the swelling should ease and the scars will fade.