Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the shape and size of a woman’s breasts. While breast augmentation can be a viable method for enhancing a woman’s figure, it can also represent a means for relief, especially for women who are embarrassed or insecure about the shape or size of their own breasts. These patients may have been insecure about the size of their breasts since they were young, or they may be unhappy with the current size or firmness of their breasts after breastfeeding or major weight loss.
Sean Doherty, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation surgeries in Brookline, MA (also serving the greater Boston metro area). As a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Doherty understands that many patients have different goals and reasons for wanting to undergo the procedure. However, not all patients will be viable candidates, which is why it’s important for would-be patients to assess their own reasons for undergoing breast augmentation.
With this in mind, take a look at Dr. Doherty’s criteria for getting breast implants:
- You must have a strong emotional desire to enhance the size of your breasts. Many patients often express being self-conscious of the current size of their breasts, and may have been plagued by low self-esteem issues for a considerable period of time.
- You have asymmetrical breasts that can be balanced out by breast implants. While no two breasts are perfectly even, some patients suffer from asymmetrical breasts that are markedly different from each other (for example, one breast is a cup size larger than the other) Asymmetrical breasts are often genetic, and require surgery to correct.
- You’ve lost firmness and volume in your breasts as a result of losing a major amount of weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or even just getting older. Breast augmentation, as well as a breast lift, can restore volume and firmness, making this an ideal option for candidates experiencing the above scenarios.
- You feel that your breasts are not in proportion to the rest of your body, and it’s difficult for you to find clothing that makes you feel good about yourself.
If you’re interested in undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, contact Dr. Sean Doherty’s practice in Brookline, MA for a consultation. Dr. Doherty serves the greater Boston metro area, so if you have any questions please give him a call at (617) 735.8735 or simply fill out the form in the top right corner.