Breast augmentation is a very personal decision that can improve your self-esteem, confidence, and quality of life. If you desire to enhance the size or shape of your breasts, then breast augmentation surgery may be just what you’re looking for.

Breast augmentation is one of the safest plastic surgery procedures available. Techniques for placing implants have become exceptionally advanced and outcomes have proven to be both safe and reproducible.

If you are considering breast augmentation, it is important to have a thorough consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, like Dr. Doherty, to discuss your health, as well as your desired results. With his extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Doherty will work closely with you to determine the best option for achieving your desired results.

When weighing the options for breast augmentation, one variable to consider is whether you opt for a round or shaped implant. Shaped implants resemble a teardrop and are always textured, whereas round implants are soft and smooth.

Dr. Doherty favors smooth, round implants as they have the highest safety profile with a significant ease of insertion. This in turn offers an easier recovery for the patient. Round implants are typically lighter than shaped implants and allow for more mobility; so even if the implant moves, the shape of the breast will remain consistent.

During your consultation, Dr. Doherty will discuss where he places round implants and how their positioning relates to your overall results. Inserting these silicone gel implants underneath the pectoralis (chest muscle), encourages a more shaped contour where the implant is wider at the base and flattened at the upper pole. This effect contributes to a more natural-shaped breast with evenly distributed volume.

To learn more about breast augmentation and what implant type is most suitable for you, schedule a consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Sean Doherty, M.D. Or call his downtown Boston, MA office at (617) 450-0070.