Breast Augmentation Surgery Springfield, Massachusetts
Breast augmentation surgery can be performed using a fat transfer procedure or using breast implants. Both these types of breast augmentation techniques are designed to help enhance a patient’s breast size or alter the shape of their breasts.
- What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
- What are the different types of Breast Implants?
- How much is a Breast Augmentation procedure in Springfield, Massachusetts?
- What to look for in a Breast Augmentation Surgeon
- Breast Implant removal
- Breast Augmentation Surgery Gallery
- Contact the Office
- Directions to the Office
- Local Surgery Center Privileges
What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Although fat transfer procedures to the breasts are increasing in popularity, the most popular type of breast augmentation procedure is breast implant surgery. Breast implant surgery was reported as being one of the top five most commonly performed procedures in 2020 in the United States. The breast implants are inserted by creating a surgical incision line under each of the breasts and inserting the implant into a ‘pocket’ under or above the chest muscle. The incision line is then closed using stitches and the breasts will be covered for the first week or so of the patient’s recovery. Most Springfield breast augmentation patients take one or two weeks off work to allow themselves time to properly rest and recover from the procedure.
What are the different types of Breast Implants?
A breast augmentation procedure is completely customizable as each patient has different desires and requirements. Breast implants are available in different sizes, shapes, and materials to ensure that each patient can achieve their ideal result. These different aspects will significantly alter the results of your procedure so it is important to research the various implant options and spend time considering your goals.
Implant size– there are a huge variety of implant sizes available for patients as the initial size of each patient and their desired increase drastically varies. The most suitable size and shaped implants for your specific body can be advised during your consultation. This is why it is important to have a consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who has extensive experience in performing breast implant surgery so you can receive expert advice on what is the best option for you.
Implant shape– there are two main types of breast implant shapes available: round-shaped and tear-dropped-shaped. The most common choice of shape is the round-shaped implants but some patients are more suited to a tear-dropped shape as this looks more natural and better suits their figure. Both shapes can be viewed during your consultation and again you can receive expert advice from Dr. Markarian on the most suitable shape for your goals.
Implant material– implants are generally made from silicone shells but they can be filled with different materials. Silicone implants have both a silicone shell and are filled with silicone, while saline implants have silicone shells but are filled with a salt-water solution once they have been inserted into the breasts. The FDA-approved age for silicone implants is 21 while it is only 18 for saline implants. Furthermore, the feel of these types of implants will vary and so it is up to each patient which type they prefer.
To find out more information on Breast Implants, you can view our blog on Breast Implants Explained.
How much is a Breast Augmentation procedure in Springfield, Massachusetts?
Since breast augmentation procedures are undertaken for aesthetic purposes, the surgery is very rarely financed by insurance providers. This means that the vast majority of breast augmentation patients need to finance the entire procedure themselves. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons state that the total cost of a Breast Augmentation procedure tends to range from $6,000 to $12,000. However, the exact cost of your breast augmentation procedure will depend on multiple factors such as the type of breast implants being inserted, the type of anesthesia used, the location where your surgery is taking place, specific hospital fees, and the expertise of the surgeon performing the procedure.
Therefore, the exact price of your surgery can only be provided after your consultation when the specific factors of your procedure have been determined. Additionally, some patients who have been impacted by an illness may qualify for partial or full surgical coverage so if this applies to you, you should check with your specific insurance provider to find out what your policy covers. For more information on the price of Breast Augmentation surgery and how to finance the procedure, read our blog Breast Augmentation Cost: How Can I Afford it?
What to look for in a Breast Augmentation Surgeon
Dr. Markarian recommends that anyone interested in having breast augmentation surgery should book a consultation with at least one Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. When booking any plastic surgery consultation it is important to consider a plastic surgeon’s credentials, expertise, and the results of previous patients who have undergone the procedure you are looking into getting.
Dr. Markarian’s Awards, Certifications, and Educational achievements include:
- Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- RealSelf Verified
- RealSelf Top Doctor
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- Fellow; American College of Surgeons (FACS)
- Undergraduate: Biology and Criminology; University of California; Irvine
- Graduate: MS; Public Health; Epidemiology; Emory University
- Internship: Public Health; Tufts University School of Medicine
- Residency: Plastic Surgery; Saint Louis University
- Fellowship: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; Harvard University
Breast Implant Removal
The average amount of time that breast implants last for varies from 10 to 15 years and so breast implant removal and replacement is a common procedure. However, often breast implants are removed and replaced because the patient has decided they desire a different type of breast implant. It is reported that 41% of Breast Revision surgeries are undertaken because the patient regretted their initial choice of implant.
However, other patients require their breast implants to be removed because the implant has ruptured or caused issues. If saline breast implants rupture, the salt-water solution is released and safely absorbed by the body which causes the implant to deflate. In these cases, it is easy to see that the implant has ruptured and a procedure can be performed to have the implant removed and replaced. Although silicone implants can also rupture it is often harder to notice since the silicone gel that fills the implant is not absorbed by the body. This is why breast scans should be undertaken if silicone implants are inserted so that any ruptures can be detected and the implants can be replaced.
Additionally, some patients can experience capsular contracture which is where the capsule that forms around the implants contracts and squeezes the implant. For more information on what this is and how to resolve it, you can view our Capsular Contracture treatment page.
Finally, some patients decide as they get older that they simply no longer wish to have breast implants and so book to have them removed and not replaced.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Gallery
Contact The Office
If you are interested in undergoing a breast augmentation procedure you should spend time researching the procedure and also thinking about your specific goals before seeing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who has significant experience in performing breast surgeries. Dr. Markarian is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Boston who has extensive experience in performing a range of cosmetic procedures.
25 Walnut St, Suite 400,
Wellesley, MA 02481
Monday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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Wellesley Office Directions from Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield (01020, 01101, 01102, 01103, 01104, 01105, 01106, 01107, 01108, 01109, 01111, 01115, 01118, 01119, 01128, 01129, 01138, 01139, 01144, 01151, 01152, 01199) West Springfield (01085, 01089, 01090, 01107)
- Head north-west on City Hall Pl towards Pynchon St
- Turn right onto E Columbus Ave
- Turn right onto Liberty St
- Turn left onto Main St
- Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Congress St
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- Use the right lane to take the Interstate 291 E/U.S. 20 slip road to Mass Pike/Boston
- Continue onto I-291 E/US-20 E
- Take exit 7 to merge onto I-90 E/Massachusetts Turnpike towards Boston (toll road)
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- Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-95 S/Dedham/Providence and merge onto I-95 S
- Take exit 38 – 37B towards MA-16 W/Wellesley
- Merge onto Quinobequin Rd
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