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Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States. Dr. Jones and Dr. Loffredo both completed aesthetic surgery fellowships following their plastic surgery fellowships that had a strong emphasis on breast augmentation. If you are considering breast augmentation with Dr. Loffredo or Dr. Jones, you should call Cape and Islands Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation. Your Breast Augmentation consultation at Cape and Islands Plastic Surgery is a very complete and comprehensive process.

What Is Breast Enlargement?

Breast augmentation/enlargement refers to surgical procedures that can help increase the size of the breasts through the use of implants. Implants are either saline filled or silicon-gel filled. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have helped thousands of patients meet their body goals. During the consultation they will discuss a variety of options including incision, implant placement, different types of implants, and more. Throughout the consultation process our goal is to make sure you are comfortable and confident in your body transformation. 

Experience the Result Before the Surgery

The implant size is determined before surgery in a “sizing” consultation. Your new breast size will be selected by you with guidance from Dr. Loffredo, Dr. Jones, and their trained staff using actual implants. Time has been set aside for you during your initial consultation to have your “preliminary sizing.” The purpose of this first sizing is to allow you to experience and become familiar with what your new appearance would be with breast implants. Many patients find this the most interesting and exciting part of the consultation. Patients also find that the “preliminary sizing” is most helpful in their decision as to whether they want to proceed with surgery.

Incision and Placement Choices for Breast Surgery

Our incisions for breast augmentation are usually very small. The incision size is usually 4.0 cm. There are three common incision sites for breast augmentation surgery: within the breast fold (inframammary), around the nipple (periareola), or under the arm (axillary).*

Dr. Loffredo and Dr. Jones primarily perform breast augmentation surgery using the inframammary approach. Occasionally, they will perform breast augmentation using the periareolar approach or axillary approach, if the patient desires this incision and her breast anatomy is appropriate for this approach.

The inframammary approach is popular with many surgeons. The incision is typically concealed very well in the skin fold, especially after the patient’s breasts have been made larger with implants. The scar is usually very well hidden looking straight on at the breasts. The inframammary approach also gives the surgeon good visual access to perform the surgery well.*

Before After

What Happens During A Breast Augmentation Procedure?

Dr. Loffredo and Dr. Jones perform breast enlargement surgery in a hospital under general anesthesia (so you’re asleep), and you go home the same day. Our surgeons use special techniques to keep postoperative discomfort to an absolute minimum. Most patients are able to return to work in 2 or 3 weeks, depending, of course, on what type of work you do. Although most swelling is gone by 2 months, it generally takes 6 months before what you see can be considered a final result.*

Implant Placement Options

Submuscular Implant Photo - Breast Augmentation Boston

Submuscular implant placement

Subglandular Implant Placement - Boston Breast Augmentation

Subglandular implant placement

There are two placement choices for breast implants. The most popular is under the chest muscle (submuscular). The other placement is on top of the muscle and under the breast glands (subglandular).  Each option has it’s benefits and possible downsides, therefore our surgeons will discuss which option is best for you.

Breast Implant Options

During the consultation process, our surgeons will help you not only choose which procedure but also which implants are best for your goals. Implants differ based on material as well as profile. Breast implants are typically made with silicone gel or are saline filled. The material can change how they feel. Another thing to consider is the profile. Profiles are usually measured from low to moderate to high and ultra-high. Profile affects how the implants will project from the chest. Low profiles are often used for women with wider chests while moderate and high profiles are used for women with narrower chests. During your meeting with our surgeons they will walk through the various options and help you choose your brand, materials, and the profile. 

Breast Enlargement Post-Care

Immediately After The Procedure

After your surgery, you will be taken into a recovery area and monitored. Typically after an hour or so you will be permitted to go home. Before you leave. you will be given specific postoperative instructions.

Support Garments (Bras or Elastic Bands)

Your surgeon will provide you with a support garment (usually a bra or an elastic band) that you will wear around the clock as instructed by your surgeon. You may also need to cleanse the incision sites periodically.

Follow Up Appointments & Returning to Work

It is recommended that you rest for a period of time after the surgery and take time off of work. Your surgeon will tell you exactly how long to rest when to return to work, and when to resume normal activity and exercise.

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