With nearly 300,000 breast augmentation procedures performed by board certified plastic surgeons in 2012 alone, the annual statistics published by the AmericanSociety of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) show that breast enhancement with breast implants is the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed today. Whether you are interested in small or large implants, saline or silicone, above or below the muscle, Dr. Davidson is one of the most experienced and highly trained breast augmentation surgeons in the Boston area. Schedule a consultation to learn more about your breast enhancement options.
Breast Augmentation – The Procedure
Currently, the most common way to increase breast size is with saline filled or silicone gel breast implants. Dr. Davidson has performed breast augmentation with breast implants many times with great success for women of all different shapes and sizes with different aesthetic goals. After your consultation, where he will discuss every aspect of your breast augmentation procedure, he will put together an individualized surgical plan. While you are under anesthesia, he will carefully place the implant either above or below the chest muscle through a small incision underneath the breast, around the nipple, or in the armpit. Dr. Davidson goes to great lengths to minimize visible scars and minimize trauma to the surrounding tissues to ensure the recovery period is as quick and easy as possible.
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos
Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift:
Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation with implants can safely be performed in a single procedure, according to a report published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), when a board certified plastic surgeon creates a customized operative plan in an appropriately screened patient. The study showed that a combined Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift procedure can be safely performed without added risk to the patient.
Why Women Choose Dr. Davidson for Breast Augmentation in Boston:
- Harvard Educated and Trained
- Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Massachusetts Medical Society
- Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine
- On-site, state-of-the-art surgery center certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.
- Privileges at Newton Wellesley Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Metrowest Medical Center
- A unique patient centered approach has led to high patient satisfaction rates
- An artistic mind that allows him to produce natural looking results for each patient
Breast Augmentation – The Recovery
Keep in mind that breast augmentation is a surgical procedure. You can expect to have some pain, bruising and swelling afterward. These are normal effects and are temporary. When you first go home, you may be asked to wear a special compression bra for a short time to help reduce swelling and hold your breasts in the correct position. Usually, you will be able to return to work in 5 to 7 days after surgery but should avoid heavy exercise for several weeks based on Dr. Davidson’s recommendation.
Contact the office of Dr. Christopher Davidson today to schedule a Consultation for Breast Augmentation with Breast Implants in Boston.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast Augmentation is among the most popular plastic surgeries out there, and it’s no surprise as the results look more natural than ever. Many women want a larger bustline, and breast augmentation can produce those results and give women the figure they desire. The surgery is also useful for women who have misshapen breasts and wish to change the general shape. A surgery like this can provide a tremendous boost to a woman’s self esteem. Stop hiding your bustline under oversized shirts and get the shape you want!
The Breast Augmentation Procedure – Breast Implants
Most breast implants are still done using saline or silicone gel breast implants. Dr. Davidson has performed many procedures using these types of implants, and has had great success using both. Once you are under anesthesia, a small incision will be made either above or below the chest muscle. Depending on what is best for your body type, this incision may be underneath the breast, in the armpit or around the nipple. There are multiple variations of the procedure and when it comes to breast augmentation, Dr. Christopher Davidson is one of the cities’ top surgeons.
More on Breast Augmentation Recovery
After your breast augmentation, patients can expect to experience some pain, bruising and swelling as part of the recovery process. There is nothing unusual about these after effects in breast augmentation patients, and they should subside in 4-6 weeks. You may be required to wear a compression bra in order to keep your breasts in the correct position for healing. Most patients will be able to return to work a week after the surgery, but like all procedures of this type, it is not recommended to resume any strenuous fitness routine until healing is complete.
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What to Expect Directly Following Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
Directly following your breast augmentation procedure, you may feel groggy; this is more likely when you have had general anesthesia, as opposed to twilight sedation. That being said, general anesthesia is typically considered much safer than twilight anesthesia, or sedation, since under general anesthesia an anesthesiologist (MD) is present and monitoring you the entire time. After your breast augmentation procedure if you experience nausea this can be addressed with anti-nausea medications.
During Your Breast Augmentation Recovery, You May Experience Fatigue
In order to heal, your body requires more energy. During your recovery from breast augmentation surgery, you may experience some additional, unexpected/unusual fatigue. You may tire more quickly than usual.
Following Your Breast Augmentation Procedure in Boston, You Need to Remain Active
While recovering from your breast augmentation procedure, you will need to get up and move around. It is important to get out of bed and move around at least one time per waking hour. Staying active reduces the likelihood of blood clots, excessive soreness and stiffness. That said, do not push yourself; listen to your body. This lack of energy and/or fatigue may last for several weeks.
Your Breasts may Feel Engorged Following Your Breast Augmentation Procedure in Boston
For about a week after your breast augmentation surgery in Boston, your breasts may feel heavy and tender. In fact, many women compare the discomfort associated with breast augmentation surgery to that of when one’s milk comes “in,” or when one is engorged. Don’t worry, this pain improves remarkably within several days.
If you are having a submuscular placement of your breast augmentation procedure/implants at our Surgical Center with Dr. Christopher Davidson, your saline or silicone breast implants are placed beneath your pectoralis muscles. Following this type of breast augmentation surgery at our Surgical Center, many patients experience pressure or a tight feeling in their chest.
Morning Stiffness is Common Following Breast Augmentation in Boston
During your recovery from breast augmentation surgery, morning stiffness is expected. However, once you begin to move around, the stiffness usually dissipates. This stiffness generally persists for one to two weeks after your breast augmentation procedure in Boston.
Pain Medications can Cause Constipation After Your Breast Augmentation at our Surgical Center
You will receive pain medication following your breast augmentation procedure with Dr. Davidson. Many times, pain medication causes constipation. Dr. Davidson may recommend a mild laxative. Typical laxative choices include Colace, senna, and milk of magnesia. It is important to take a laxative prophylactively post-operatively to decrease your chances of developing significant constipation.
After your Breast Augmentation Procedure in Boston, Poor Posture can Lead to Back Pain
While recovering from your breast augmentation surgery you may find yourself walking as if you are trying to protect your chest by leaning your shoulders forward. This posture can lead to back pain.
Saline or Silicone Breast Implants
If you are interested in improving the size and/or shape of your breasts, you may want to consider a breast augmentation procedure with Dr. Davidson at our Surgical Center. Because there are several differences between saline and silicone implants many of our patients are not sure which of these implants will accomplish the look they desire.
Silicone implants are beneficial for patients with limited soft tissue coverage. Silicone implants offer patients a softer, more natural feel. Dr. Davidson can help you decide which implant to choose for your breast augmentation procedure in Boston.
Saline implants are filled after insertion. Once inserted, Dr. Davidson inflates the implant using sterile saline at our Surgical Center.
Your Breast Size May Help Determine Whether Silicone or Saline Implants Should be Used During Your Breast Augmentation Procedure in Boston
Dr. Davidson can help you choose which implants are best for your particular breast augmentation procedure. Your breast size may help him recommend whether saline or silicone breast implants will accomplish the results you desire following your breast augmentation procedure.
A-Cup – If you want your breasts to be considerably larger after your breast augmentation procedure in Boston, silicone implants may feel more natural.
C-Cup – Both silicone and saline breast implants can give you the larger breasts you desire.
Contact our Surgical Center today at (781) 237-7700 to learn more about Breast Augmentation procedures with Dr. Christopher J. Davidson.