Breast enhancement in Concord is perhaps the most popular form of cosmetic surgery.
According to RealSelf.com, it has a 97 percent patient satisfaction rating, making it one of the best values in plastic surgery.
To ensure the best results, your first step is choosing a highly qualified Concord breast augmentation surgeon such as Dr. Dave Lee at PURE Cosmetic Center. Dr. Lee is board-certified and has undergone extensive training in cosmetic breastwork with some of the most respected plastic surgeons in the nation.
Many of our high-profile patients prefer to be private with their cosmetic procedures and prefer that their photographs not be placed online. At your consultation, you will be shown photographs of patients who have given us permission to display their before and after pictures.
Many women decide to enhance their breasts if they feel their breasts are too small for their body. It can also correct asymmetrical breasts and add volume that was lost due to aging, dieting, or nursing.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases breast size, shape, or projection. It is also known as breast enhancement. Most often, augmenting the breast involves placing implants into the breast pocket, although today, there are other options such as fat grafting.
What is the difference between Breast Augmentation and a Breast Lift?
Breast implants can re-inflate and lift sagging breasts to a degree. However, if you have extensive laxity and redundant tissue in your lower breast pole, a breast lift may be the better option.
A breast lift (mastopexy) does not increase breast size. It can even result in losing a cup size. Many breast lift patients elect to have breast implants placed during their lift. That way, they not only regain perky breasts but also restore volume that was lost due to aging, pregnancy, nursing, or dieting.
Whether your breasts never developed, are smaller than you would like, or lost volume due to age, it is never too late to correct these issues with a Concord breast enhancement. Dr. Lee’s patients generally feel more confident and attractive after receiving breast implants. It is incredible what breast enhancement can do to make your entire physique appear more balanced and proportional.
Some of the reasons women choose these procedures include:
The ideal candidate does not smoke, is in good health, and has expectations and goals that are in line with reality. During your consultation, Dr. Lee will go over your medical history and let you know if you fit the criteria for these or related breast procedures.
Here are some issues breast enhancement addresses:
If you have any of the above aesthetic concerns, schedule a consultation for Concord breast augmentation with Dr. Lee to learn about your treatment options.
We offer various implant styles for our Concord patients to choose from. Choosing the best breast implant type for your needs depends on the look and feel you want to achieve as well as whether you are thin, have ptosis, or lack breast tissue. During your consultation for breast augmentation Concord plastic surgeon Dr. Dave Lee will show you the different implant styles that are available so you can make the right choice for you.
Round silicone implants come pre-filled with soft, flexible silicone gel. They come in all different profiles and base widths, ensuring a custom fit to your body. Patients who want uniform fullness at the upper and lower breast pole love the cleavage they achieve with round breast implants. Furthermore, silicone gel mimics the weight and feel of natural breast tissue, so the augmented breasts have a more realistic texture compared to saline-filled implants.
Made entirely of silicone, the newest silicone implants have a teardrop shape. Formally, they are known as anatomic breast implants because they are the most anatomically correct shape. This style has more fullness in the lower breast pole and less fullness up top, resembling the shape of natural breasts. Teardrop implants are an excellent choice if you want an extremely natural look. Teardrop breast implants have a slightly firmer, gummier texture than traditional silicone implants.
Saline implants work a bit differently. They are made from an outer shell of silicone, which Dr. Lee inserts into the breast pocket while they are empty. He then fills the implant shell with saline liquid while you are on the operating table.
Textured breast implants have a texturized shell. Developed to prevent implant shifting, the texture has a gripping effect to keep the implant in place. Research shows there is less risk of capsular contracture as well. Textured implants are more commonly used for complex breast revision cases. Most patients opt for smooth, round implants.
Dr. Lee offers both saline and silicone implants to accommodate your preferences. However, over the years, he has come to prefer silicone implants over saline for various reasons. Here is an overview of what to expect with each type.
While you are under general anesthesia, Dr. Lee will make an incision. He typically places the incision in the inframammary crease or inferior breast fold.
Patients who are susceptible to keloid scarring may do better with a transaxillary, or armpit, incision. He rarely uses the transumbilical approach, which involves passing the implant through an incision at the navel. There is also the periareolar incision method, through which the implant passes through an incision around the areolar margin.
Dr. Lee can place breast implants either above or below the muscle. Submuscular breast implants are necessary for thin patients to decrease the chance of implant rippling and visibility. The pectoralis muscle is a thin sheath about 1/4” thick. It provides coverage to hide the edges of the implant. Placing implants below the muscle requires dissection to elevate the muscle off the ribcage.
Breast implants above the muscle are suitable for patients who have enough glandular breast tissue to conceal the edges of the implant. Above-muscle implants are also ideal for patients with mild ptosis. Placing the implant above the pectoralis avoids compression on the implant for maximum cleavage.
For our patients in Concord breast augmentation is a day procedure. You will need someone to drive you home. While you can technically return to work and driving within a day or two, it is important to avoid overexerting yourself early in the recovery process.
Do not lift anything heavy for two weeks. Avoid vigorous exercise for approximately four to six weeks. Dr. Lee may suggest wearing a compression bra to ease swelling. Bruising, if present, should subside within two weeks. If you are prescribed medications, use only as directed.
Attend your follow-up appointments as scheduled so Dr. Lee can look after you and monitor for complications. Scar care can begin once the incision heals.
It takes six months to a year for the breast implants to settle into their ultimate position. Your breasts may appear firm and ride high on the chest at first. The implants will settle down as the swelling dissipates.
At PURE Cosmetic Center, Dave Lee, MD offers some of the most realistic-looking breast augmentation and breast implants Concord has to offer. He has helped thousands of women get the fuller, more voluptuous breasts they desire. Let him wow you with beautifully augmented breasts of your own. Call the office at (978) 386-9195 or use the online booking form to set up your private consultation.
The breast implant styles available at PURE Cosmetic Center have all received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Breast-implant-related illness is exceedingly rare. All surgery carries risks, which board-certified Concord plastic surgeons can mitigate.
Yes, breast implants should not interfere with nursing after pregnancy.
You should wait until your breasts have fully developed. For most patients, this is around age 18. Saline breast implants are suitable for patients 18 and older. Silicone breast implants are cleared for patients aged 22 and up.
Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.
15 Village Square, Chelmsford, MA 01824
15 Village Square,
Chelmsford, MA 01824