Breast Augmentation in Boston

Full, shapely breasts have always exemplified femininity and sensuality. Many women find that larger breasts enhance their appearance and self-image. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dax Guenther uses leading-edge techniques that create beautiful, natural-looking results through breast augmentation at his Boston, Hingham, and Nantucket, MA, plastic surgery practice.

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Boston?

Because Dr. Dax personalizes each breast augmentation procedure, the price varies with several factors, including the type of breast implants you choose, the surgeon’s fee, the operating room fee, and other related costs. While you have many options when choosing a breast augmentation surgeon in Boston, it’s important not to base your decision on who offers the least expensive surgery. For optimal safety and results, choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement surgery like Dr. Dax.

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Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Good candidates for breast augmentation want to enlarge one or both breasts and meet the following criteria:

  • Are at least age 18 (or at least age 22 for silicone implants)
  • Are in good health physically and emotionally
  • Do not smoke or are willing to stop smoking before and after surgery
  • Have realistic expectations about your results
  • Are willing to follow the doctor’s post-op instructions

What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Dax knows the importance of personalizing procedures to match each patient’s body type and cosmetic goals. His advanced training and dedication to using the latest procedural techniques are two components of his approach to creating natural-looking breast augmentation results:

  • Enhance the size and shape of small breasts
  • Restore volume that has diminished with age, pregnancy, or weight loss
  • Create symmetry when breasts are differently sized
  • Improve overall body proportions

Each patient has unique needs and therefore requires a custom solution to meet those needs. A woman seeking a revision procedure (to enhance or repair results from breast augmentation elsewhere) may have very different goals than a woman who wants to improve the look of her breasts after having children.

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift Surgery

Many women are unsure of whether they need breast augmentation or a breast lift. While both are breast enhancement procedures, they provide different benefits, which include:

  • Breast augmentation makes the breasts fuller and shapelier. It can also fill out mild sagging.
  • Breast lift surgery tightens mild to significantly lax skin to restore a youthful breast shape and position. It can also reshape the areolas.

Women who have lost a significant amount of weight or had one or more babies often benefit from a combination breast augmentation and lift procedure. Learn more in this blog post.

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Meet 'Dr. Dax'

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

With impeccable credentials and a personable bedside manner, Dr. Dax gives his patients confidence and peace of mind from their initial consultations through follow-up appointments. He established his boutique private practice in 2012 and is among the best plastic surgeons in the Boston area.

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What Can I Expect at My Breast Augmentation Consultation?

During your private consultation, Dr. Dax will talk with you about your cosmetic goals and perform a physical exam, which will help him provide natural-looking results that enhance your unique beauty. He will review the types of implants and breast augmentation surgical techniques, including options for incision and implant placement. Dr. Dax offers a range of surgical methods that provide options for tailoring your results, no matter your goals.

Which Breast Augmentation Incision Is Best?

The best incision pattern for you depends on your personal preference and other considerations. Options include:

  • Transaxillary technique, performed with an endoscope,  involves a small incision under the armpit for minimal visible scarring.
  • Inframammary technique conceals the incision under the natural breast crease.
  • Periareolar technique follows the edge of the areola.

Each incision option has its benefits and drawbacks, so Dr. Dax will work with you to determine the best method for your needs.

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What’s the Best Placement for Breast Implants?

Dr. Dax discusses the following implant placement options with patients during their consultations and explains the benefits and limitations of each:

  • Subglandular placement is behind the existing breast tissue and in front of the chest muscle.
  • Submuscular placement is behind the chest muscle.

The amount of a patient’s existing breast tissue and her lifestyle are important factors when choosing the best implant placement for a specific patient. Submuscular breast augmentation recovery typically involves more discomfort than subglandular procedures because the chest muscles are surgically released from their attachments and stretched to fit over the implant.

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What Types of Breast Implants Are Available?

The two most popular options for breast implants in Boston are:

  • Silicone gel implants, including gummy bear implants, are pre-filled and have a natural feel and appearance that many patients believe is most like their own breast tissue. This option is available to women who are at least 22 years old.
  • Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution after being placed in the breast pocket. Dr. Dax commonly recommends this option for younger patients seeking primary augmentation.

What Is the Most Common Breast Implant Shape?

Silicone and saline breast implants are available in the following shapes:

  • Round implants are the most popular because they increase overall fullness, including in the upper breast and cleavage area between the breasts.
  • Teardrop implants are popular with breast augmentation patients who want to enhance the natural sloping breast shape that has less projection at the top of the breast and is fuller at the bottom.

How Do I Choose the Right Breast Implant Size?

It’s important to know that breast implants are measured by volume (cc), not cup size. An implant that looks good on a friend may not be the right size for you. Dr. Dax will work with you to determine the best breast implant size for your frame, lifestyle, and cosmetic goals.

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Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

Women interested in a modest increase in breast size (about 1 to 1.5 cup sizes) may consider breast augmentation with fat transfer, also called natural breast augmentation. Dr. Dax uses liposuction to gently harvest fat from the belly, thighs, or another area it’s not wanted. He then purifies the fat and injects it into the breasts. Fat transfer can also be combined with implants, called hybrid or composite breast augmentation, to enhance specific areas, such as the upper breast or cleavage. Learn more in this blog post.

Combining Procedures

Dr. Dax often performs breast augmentation at the same time as other body contouring procedures. Women who have had children, for example, may choose to get a tummy tuck and liposuction as part of a mommy makeover. In some cases, a patient who wants to add volume to her breasts and create a perkier appearance combines breast implants with a breast lift.

How Long Is Recovery After Breast Augmentation?

Most of Dr. Dax’s breast augmentation patients are able to return to their everyday activities the day after surgery. Dr. Dax uses delicate techniques during each procedure, helping to make the recovery process faster and more comfortable.

Following your procedure, you will wear a surgical bra to support your breasts as they heal. Dr. Dax and his team remain actively involved in the recovery process. Patients are provided with strategies for minimizing the appearance of scars and techniques for keeping breast tissue soft. Patients typically see final results within 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the surgery risky?

While all surgeries involve risks, choosing an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Dax for breast augmentation can optimize your safety.

Is it safe to have surgery if I am sick?

It depends on your symptoms and when you develop them. We encourage patients to contact our office if they have any possible health concerns within a few weeks of their scheduled surgery. Learn more in this blog post.

Will my breasts feel natural after getting implants?

The breasts can look and feel natural with either silicone or saline implants; however, most patients say silicone gel implants feel the closest to the real thing. Learn more in this blog post.

Which kind of breast implants do patients in Boston usually choose?

Patients prefer silicone gel breast implants in Boston and beyond because they look and feel like breast tissue, move with the body naturally, and have a proven safety record.

How noticeable will the scars be following breast enlargement surgery?

When the incisions are placed in the armpit or along the breast crease, the short, fine scars are generally out of sight. Periareolar incisions typically are barely noticeable once healed because they are placed at the transition between the lighter breast skin and the darker areola.

How long do breast implants last?

The life span of breast implants can vary quite a bit. Even though implants aren’t designed to last forever, some women keep the same implants for 15 to 20 years. If you don’t experience complications, there is no reason to replace implants as long as you’re happy with your appearance.

What if I want to remove my implants someday?

If your preferences change in the future, your breast implants can be removed with explant surgery and not replaced. You can also have breast augmentation revision surgery, often called elective implant exchange, to replace your implants with a different size and/or fill material.

Can I breastfeed with breast implants?

Many women with breast implants breastfeed their children. If you’re planning to get pregnant after breast augmentation, be sure to inform your surgeon because it will influence the incision location.

What’s the difference between breast augmentation and breast implants?

Breast augmentation is the surgical procedure during which breast implants are placed to enlarge the breasts.

Are you ready to learn how Dr. Dax can give you your ideal breasts through customized breast augmentation? Request a consultation online or call us at (781) 740-7840 to speak with one of our team members today.

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