Are you a good candidate?

 

  • The best candidates for breast enhancement surgery are healthy, adult women who desire to change their body shape but who also have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery they are contemplating. It is important to remember that breast enhancement procedures result in improvement, not perfection. Perfect symmetry of the breast is not always possible. Most women have slightly asymmetrical breasts and should expect some degree of asymmetry after breast surgery.  At the time of the consultation, Dr. Boss will assess your individual needs to determine if cosmetic breast surgery is in your best interest and, if so, which technique is most appropriate for your needs. Several different methods are used for placement of implants, but in all cases Dr. Boss uses the minimal incision technique to minimize scarring. In the case of augmentation surgery, Dr. Boss may deem it appropriate for you to “try on” different size implants by wearing a special type of bra to help you determine what size best fits your expectations and goals. There are a variety of implant designs, all of which have advantages and disadvantages that Dr. Boss will discuss with you. Of course, you will be able to view photographs of others who have chosen to undergo the procedure.

How safe is it?

 

  • While breast surgery is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure for women, it involves some risk                                                                                          like any surgery. Breast augmentation is performed using FDA approved, saline or silicone filled implants. Recent studies have shown breast implants to be safe, and Dr. Boss feels that saline filled implants are proven and effective.

 

What is minimal incision or Endoscopic breast augmentation?

 

  • Dr. Boss prefers the minimal incision breast augmentation technique. This is usually performed under outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia. The surgery consists of lifting the breast tissue and placing a soft natural feeling implant underneath. He has designed this approach to minimize scarring so that the incisions are not easily noticeable. After the incision is made, the implant is carefully inserted under the breast tissue or the chest muscle. Dr. Boss then just adjusts the implant to ideal size and symmetry before the incision is closed. Dr. Boss has also been a leader in using the endoscope for breast augmentation. People throughout the country have sought Dr. Boss to place implants because of the smaller incisions needed while using the endoscope. Dr. Boss will be able to determine if the endoscopic Breast Augmentation is best for you.

What is recovery like?

 

  • A surgical dressing is usually placed to protect the incisions. Rest is usually advised for the first few                                                                                  days. Some swelling, bruising and minor discomfort may be experienced. Depending on the type of breast surgery, you may be required to wear a special kind of supportive bra. Pain medication and antibiotics may be prescribed. Most of the symptoms subside in a short time. Sutures are removed within one to two weeks. Most people return to work within 7 – 10 days. While light activities can be resumed within a few days, routine physical activity and exercise should be avoided for few weeks. Dr. Boss will advise you when you can resume normal activity. Following your procedure, it will take a few weeks before you begin to see your new shape.