When it comes to choosing the best implants for you and your body, it’s important to keep in mind that the breast augmentation procedure itself is not a “one-size-fits-all” solution. That is, choosing an implant is a deeply personal decision that will largely be determined based upon the size of your breasts, their current shape, and your desired goals. That’s why it’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who will treat you like the person you are, and not like another number.
Sean Doherty, MD, is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a plastic surgery practice in Brookline, Massachusetts (also serving the greater Boston, MA area). Dr. Doherty follows a process that helps him determine which implant is the right size based on the patient’s body and desired results. If you choose to undergo a breast augmentation procedure with Dr. Doherty, the process will take the following steps:
- Dr. Doherty will perform a full medical exam and look at your medical history. The ideal candidates for breast augmentation are healthy, non-smokers who are close to their ideal weight. These candidates should not be taking medications or supplements that could thin their blood. Patients should not have dropped or ptotic breasts.
- Dr. Doherty will remind patients that breast augmentation will not produce perfectly symmetrical breasts. This is because the most natural-looking breasts are not 100% symmetrical; however, you won’t see any odd results.
- Dr. Doherty will use the Mentor BodyLogic System, which helps him measure and evaluate the breasts. This helps him determine what implant options are safely available to the patient. Since there are so many options out there, this system can help determine which implants will give the patient her most desired results.
- Dr. Doherty will also use the Mentor Volume Sizing System, which allows the patient to “try on” implants of various sizes to provide her with a realistic preview of her new size. This helps patients gain a more critical understanding of how their bodies could be affected by implants, which leads to healthier, safer, and more satisfactory results.
For more information about Dr. Doherty’s breast augmentation process, schedule a consultation at his plastic surgery center in Brookline, MA. Dr. Doherty also serves the greater metro Boston, MA area. You can reach us at (617) 735.8735 or just fill out the form in the top right corner.