Breast Augmentation in Wellesley, MA, at Wellesley Plastic Surgery
Breast augmentation is among the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., with over 190,000 procedures performed annually.
The procedure helps patients achieve a more feminine figure by using customized breast implants to enhance the breasts’ size, shape, and symmetry. When performed by an award-winning plastic surgeon such as Dr. Arthur Shektman, breast augmentation also has one of the highest levels of patient satisfaction.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shektman is highly trained and experienced in breast augmentation, having over 20 years of experience and 3,500+ happy patients. He is known as one of the best breast augmentation surgeons in Wellesley and throughout New England because of his natural-looking results. Dr. Shektman takes pride in using his skills and experience to help patients feel confident about themselves.
Read on for more in-depth information about breast augmentation and see our answers to many questions patients generally have about the procedure.
If you are considering breast augmentation in Boston, MA, then reach out to Dr. Shektman for a consultation by calling (781) 239-0680 or filling out this online form. We are located in Wellesley, MA, and proudly serve patients visiting us from Wellesley, Northern Connecticut, Upstate New York, and other areas in the region.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation increases the size of the patient’s breasts with the help of a custom-fitted breast implant. There are many reasons patients desire breast augmentation surgery, including but not limited to:
- Adding volume to breasts
- Creating a more symmetrical appearance
- Restoring a more youthful breast contour
- Enhancing their personal sense of confidence
Regardless of your reasons for pursuing the procedure, we encourage you to reach out for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation.
What Can I Expect During my Breast Augmentation Consultation?
The first step toward a successful, natural breast augmentation surgery is choosing the right plastic surgeon.
The best way to do this is to visit your prospective plastic surgeon face-to-face so that you can get an idea of their personality, past work, experience, and practice. This will help you visualize your procedure while setting any doubts you might have at rest. It is essential to ask your surgeon any questions you might have during your consultation, regardless of how big or small.
When you meet with Dr. Shektman, he will take ample time to meet with you, learn your motivations for considering breast augmentation, and explain the details of the procedure in a way that you will comprehend. Dr. Shektman understands that this is an important decision, which is why he places no limits on the time spent with patients during consults, and there are no restrictions on follow-up consults.
Breast Implants Vs. Breast Lift: What’s the Difference?
It’s essential to understand the difference between a breast augmentation versus a lift. A breast augmentation surgery increases the size of the breast with the use of an implant. On the other hand, a lift repositions natural breast tissue that has started to sag downwards due to aging, childbirth, or weight loss. If you are happy with the positioning of your breasts but not with the size of them, then breast augmentation surgery is the right choice for you.
Surgeons often perform breast augmentation and breast lift procedures at the same time. This is ideal for patients who have small breasts or uneven breasts suffering from a loss of volume. Many moms opt to have both of these procedures to fix sagging breasts caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Care and Compassion
Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and is recognized as an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. With over 20+ years of experience and nearly 3,500+ happy patients.
At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, our mission has always been to improve our patients’ lives through the use of cutting-edge, innovative plastic surgery techniques in a safe and secure environment.
How Should I Prepare for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
While breast augmentation surgery is indeed a highly personalized procedure, there are some general guidelines Dr. Shektman advises all of his patients to take to prepare for the procedure. These involve:
Avoiding alcohol and cigarettes for at least 2-4 weeks before the surgery.
This helps the body get into an ideal state of well-being, optimizing and speeding up breast augmentation recovery.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, and proteins.
Ensuring you have a healthy diet before your surgery will reduce inflammation and contribute to faster recovery and longer-lasting results.
Preparing some meals and entertainment material for recovery.
Dr. Shektman recommends his patients take at least one week’s rest at home after breast augmentation. Patients will also wear compression bandages in many cases, so rest is essential.
What Can I Expect During Breast Augmentation Surgery?
The day of your breast augmentation surgery is an important event. Patients arrive at Dr. Shektman’s clinic, have the opportunity for a final discussion to put any last-minute doubts to rest, and then the operation will begin with Dr. Shektmans’ master anesthetist administering a general anesthetic.
The first step is to create small incisions at pre-determined locations through which the implants are to be inserted. The site and shape of this incision depend on the patient, and deciding the right type is part of the consultation process.
The implants are then inserted, and the incisions are closed using cutting-edge internal stitching. This technology ensures optimal healing, minimized scarring, and a rapid recovery time.
Patients are then monitored as they come round from the anesthesia and for the necessary amount of time following the procedure before Dr. Shektman gives them the all-clear to go home.
Recovering from Breast Implant Surgery
Breast augmentation patients should prepare themselves for several weeks of recovery. The first week requires complete rest at home. Then, as the weeks progress, patients can gradually start returning to their daily activities. However, it is essential to avoid strenuous activity until you’re fully recovered.
Patients will experience bruising and swelling around the entire chest area, which is to be managed with prescribed medication. It is also advisable that most patients wear compression garments during the initial stages of recovery to help the implants stay in the exact desired location, optimize recovery, and protect the incisions.
Dr. Arthur Shektman is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the leading authority on cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Shektman will work with you so you can be proud and confident in the person you see in the mirror.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in Wellesley, MA with Dr. Shektman
Breast augmentation surgery is a life-changing milestone. Patients who receive breast augmentation regularly report feeling more confident in their bodies, enjoy wearing different clothes, and also feeling a general sense of improved well-being.
Dr. Shektman prides himself on his close connection with his patients, ensuring their every need is seen to before, during, and after their breast augmentation procedure in Wellesley, MA. Call (781) 239-0680 or fill out this online form now to begin your journey towards a happier, more confident you.
Breast Augmentation Boston - FAQs
Breast implants are made of a silicone shell and filled with either silicone gel or saline. Silicone breast implants are filled to a specific volume and sealed at the factory. Therefore, they’re not adjustable. Saline breast implants come empty and are filled during the procedure, and their volume can be adjusted.
Patients often ask, “Which breast implants are the safest?” or “Which breast implants look the most natural?” Modern breast implants, whether saline or silicone, are very safe. While both saline and silicone breast implants do an excellent job of increasing breast size, in my experience, silicone implants feel the most natural.
The incision may be made in the fold under the breast or around the edge of the areola. A qualified plastic surgeon will discuss these incisions with you and help you determine which incision is the best choice for your body.
One of the first questions patients ask is, “what does breast augmentation cost?” This is a difficult question to answer because the average price of breast augmentation surgery varies greatly. It’s best to discuss expenses with your plastic surgeon so that you know what to expect. Fortunately, our practice offers financing plans to patients who would like to make payments.
Every surgical procedure carries some degree of risk, including breast augmentation surgery. Some of the complications that may arise during this procedure include infection, scarring, changes in sensation, and results that may not satisfy every patient. It’s impossible to eliminate these risks entirely, but you can minimize potential risks by working with a board-certified surgeon who offers years of experience performing these surgeries.
Yes, many of Dr. Shektman’s patients are interested in MTF transgender top surgery in Boston. This surgery creates breasts for biologically male patients who are in the process of transitioning. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shektman if you would like to learn more.
The use of the Keller Funnel allows the surgeon to make smaller incisions and also protects the implant from contamination.
What kind of implant to use depends on a combination of factors, such as your height and weight, your chest circumference, existing cup size and desired cup size.
Read about the procedures you are considering here on our website and it will help you ask relevant questions.
An internal bra or Galaflex may needed if a breast lift is also included in your breast augmentation.
Your cleavage will be enhanced. Generally speaking, to elevate the breast on your chest will require a breast lift.
You will make that decision in consultation with your plastic surgeon, depending on your breast shape and size and your goals.
The recovery varies from person to person, but generally it takes about a week. However, it is essential to avoid strenuous activity until you’re fully recovered. Most people can return to exercising in two to three weeks.
With the “no touch” technique a special funnel is used to limit the contact between the implant and the patient’s skin.
There is a small chance that nipple sensation may be lost, but even then there is a good chance that the sensation will come back.
Very rarely are the drains necessary.
No. All sutures are absorbable.
Usually, between 5 and 7 days.
During your consultation you will discuss your desired cup size and using certain measurements and photo software will determine the appropriate implant size.
Yes. Usually, breast skin heals better than anywhere else on the body.
Implants are very resilient but can break with significant trauma. Saline implants will deflate if they break, but silicone will require an MRI to determine breakage.
Yes, but you must tell the technicians that you have implants.
That is very unlikely to happen.
That would be entirely up to you.
Either general anesthesia or deep intravenous sedation are appropriate for this procedure.
Having assistance after surgery would be helpful.
Only if there is a problem or an issue.
Dr. Shektman has 25 years of experience and has performed several thousand of these procedures to date.