Breast augmentation has steadily increased in popularity over the past 50 years and is now regarded as an extremely safe procedure offering excellent, natural-looking results. While breast augmentation surgery was controversial nearly 20 years ago, the safety of breast implants is now well-established. Patients interested in breast augmentation surgery with implants can contact our practice today to schedule a private consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Zeff . His goal is to remove the mysteries surrounding the procedure, so you can make your decision with a much better understanding of your choices.
FAQs : Breast Augmentation
Before & After
Types of Breast Implants
With the many advances in the design of breast implants over the years, patients have a wide range of options when it comes to type, size, and shape. We offer both silicone gel and saline implants, and we personalize each breast augmentation consultation to help you determine the right choice for your specific needs and goals.
Natural-Looking Breast Implants
Our surgeon uses the most advanced augmentation methods so that patients can benefit from the most natural-looking results possible after breast surgery. An important influence on just how natural the results of breast augmentation will be is a phenomenon known as “capsular contracture.” It’s normal for the body to form a delicate fabric of scar tissue around breast implants. However, in rare cases, this scar shrinks, making the breast augmentation more obvious. For some women this can be a desirable side effect, simulating the “wonderbra” lift.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
During the breast augmentation procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions and insert either a saline implant or silicone gel implant into the desired location. While there are several possible incisions through which breast implants can be inserted, Dr. Zeff prefers either the inframammary crease (beneath the breast) or periareolar (the line around the areola) techniques. With these methods, the augmentation incisions are very small and relatively subtle.
The implant is placed either beneath or over the muscle; our surgeon and the patient decide together which location will ensure optimal breast augmentation results. At our practice, we work with each patient to provide personalized treatment and exceptional care.
Breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure. There is post-operative discomfort for several days, but we have developed a protocol that has greatly reduced pain and allows for a much faster return to normal activities. We usually recommend a week off for recuperation, or longer if your breast implant surgery is combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction or a tummy tuck.
“Dr. Zeff is the best surgeon I could have chosen. I could’ve gone to Boston to pay an extraordinary amount of money for a doctor I didn’t know… He is extremely personable and does amazing work! I went to him for a breast augmentation…People who know me and know of my surgery say they would have never known I got breast implants because they look so real and natural. They are the perfect size for my body. I am beyond pleased with Dr. Zeff and his staff. They are all friendly and have great knowledge of what they are doing. I am absolutely going to recommend him to anyone I know who is looking into plastic and cosmetic surgery. Thank you Dr. Zeff.”
Hannah – Manchester, NH
Contact Our Practice
We look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to contact our plastic surgery center today if you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation surgery with breast implants. Our New Hampshire practice serves residents throughout Maine, Vermont, and the entire New England region.