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Breast Augmentation

Improve symmetry & increase the fullness of breasts

Breast Augmentation

Improve symmetry & increase fullness of breasts

BREAST AUGMENTATION IN FALL RIVER, MA

EXPERIENCE SAFE, SURGICAL BREAST IMPLANTS FROM AN EXPERT

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the country and one of the most rewarding procedures a woman can choose to transform the way she looks. Also known as breast implants, this treatment is designed to help women attain a more feminine figure by enhancing both the size and shape of the breasts.

At Advanced Body Sculpting of New England, breast augmentation is performed by Dr. Mark X. Lowney, a renowned board-certified cosmetic surgeon who specializes in both cosmetic surgery and gynecological procedures. Combining experience and expertise with the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Lowney consistently delivers natural-looking enhancements that help his patients feel more confident. Find out if you are a good candidate for breast implants by contacting Advanced Body Sculpting of New England online or by calling (877) 577-5476. to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lowney.

BENEFITS OF BREAST AUGMENTATION

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HOW DR. LOWNEY PERFORMS A BREAST AUGMENTATION

Dr. Lowney incorporates advancements in the area of minimally invasive cosmetic surgery into the breast implant procedure to provide treatments that are safer, less traumatic on the body, require less recovery time, and ultimately deliver better results.
Dr. Lowney’s procedure is performed under total Intravenous General Anesthesia. In addition, you will be given oral medication to help you relax. In the procedure, Dr. Lowney will make a small incision under the breast in order to create a pocket under the chest muscle, which results in an extremely natural appearance. Placing the implant under the muscle also reduces the possibility of rippling or a hardened capsule surrounding the implant. After the procedure is completed, you will be able to walk out of the office. However, we do require someone to drive you home. In addition, you will be required to visit our office for follow up appointments to monitor your progress and healing.

BREAST AUGMENTATION BEFORE AND AFTERS*

As with any cosmetic procedure, results may vary. However, these breast implants before and after pictures depict actual patients of Dr. Lowney and demonstrate the natural-looking enhancements that result when breast augmentation is performed by a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon.*

SALINE BREAST IMPLANTS VS. SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS

There are two main types of breast implants: silicone and saline. Each implant comes with individual advantages and disadvantages. The best implant choice for you depends on a number of factors. During your consultation with Dr. Lowney, we will help you determine which type of implant is best for your situation and most suited to meet your aesthetic goals.

Silicone Gel Implants

Silicone gel implants are the most popular implants because silicone gel implants feel and look more natural and ripple less. Silicone gel implants are prefilled with an inert polymer, known as silicone gel. There are no known human allergies, reactions, or sensitivities associated with this gel. Similar to a gummy bear, the molecules in the silicone gel are bound together in a cohesive matrix, making it a more viscous material than saline, which ultimately provides a more natural look and feel. Silicone implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle through an incision made in the inframammary fold (below the breast where the breast and chest meet.)

Advantages of Silicone Breast Implants

  • The most popular implant choice
  • Compared to saline implants, silicone implants are lighter, softer, and smoother.
  • Silicone implants better mimic the feel and appearance of natural breast tissue

Disadvantages of Silicone Breast Implants

  • In compliance with FDA regulations, women must be 22 years or older to get silicone implants.
  • Compared to breast augmentation with saline implants, silicone implants typically require a slightly larger incision
  • Silicone implants typically cost more than saline implants.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are made of a silicone rubber envelope filled with a sterile salt-water solution, known as saline. The manufacturer warrants these types of implants. During the procedure, the silicone shell is inserted into the body and then filled with the saline solution to the desired size.

Advantages of Saline Implants

  • Saline implants are typically easier to place and adjust during the surgery.
  • In the rare case of rupture, saline is easily and safely absorbed by the body
  • Typically saline implants are less expensive than silicone implants
  • Because they are filled once inserted into the body, saline implants typically require smaller incisions
  • Saline implants are approved by the FDA for patients 18 and older.

Disadvantages of Saline Implants

  • Compared to silicone implants, saline implants are more susceptible to wrinkling (especially when the patient does not have very much natural breast tissue.)
  • Saline implants are firmer and heavier than silicone implants

BREAST AUGMENTATION RISK AND SIDE EFFECTS

Both silicone and saline breast implants are FDA approved and scientifically verified in numerous clinical studies to be safe.¹ Nevertheless, breast augmentation comes with the normal risks associated with any surgery. The best way to ensure your safety and long-term satisfaction with your breast implants is to choose a reputable cosmetic surgeon that matches experience and expertise with an unwavering commitment to patient safety and wellbeing. While uncommon, there are potential side effects associated with breast implants that you should be aware of. The specific side effects depend on the type of implant you choose. During your consultation with Dr. Lowney, risks and side effects will be covered in detail.

UNDERSTANDING IMPLANT PLACEMENT: OVER VS UNDER THE MUSCLE

When getting breast implants, there are two placement options: subglandular (over the muscle) or submuscular (under the muscle). When the breast implant is placed over the pectoralis muscle of the chest, the implant is covered by the soft tissue and skin of the breast. This technique is less invasive and has a quicker recovery time. Additionally, it can create a more prominent and rounder look to the breast. Lastly, it is ideal for those who already have a substantial amount of breast tissue. In contrast, this technique may look less natural, especially if there is not enough existing breast tissue. Additionally, there is an increased risk of capsular contracture (scar tissue that forms around the implant, causing it to harden)

When the breast implant is placed underneath the pectoralis muscles of the chest, this creates more natural-looking results since the muscle covers the implant and creates a gradual slope to the breast. Additionally, there is a reduced risk of rippling as well as capsular contracture when placing implants underneath the muscle. This method is ideal for those who have a small amount of natural breast tissue. However, this technique is more invasive and carries a longer recovery time.

BREAST IMPLANTS vs. FAT TRANSFER

A fat transfer is an alternative method for breast enhancement. However, there are a few cons to consider. Fat transfer relies on the amount of fat available in your body to increase your breast size. Therefore, there is a limit to how much fat the surgeon can transfer. This may result in your breasts not being as big or shapely as you hoped for. With breast implants, you can choose the size and shape of your breasts.

Another downside with a fat transfer is that the fat might not stay in your breasts permanently. Some of the transferred fat can be reabsorbed by your body over time, which means your breast size could decrease. This may require additional procedures to maintain the desired size.

Additionally, gaining or losing weight can affect the results of a fat transfer. Since the fat used for the transfer is from your own body, changes in weight could affect the size and shape of your breasts. Lastly, implants can be easily removed while it is difficult to remove fat once it is injected.

Breast Augmentation cost varies on the type and size of breast implant that the patient desires. In general, saline breast implants cost less than silicone gel implants. During your consultation with Dr. Lowney, the exact cost of breast augmentation will be discussed in detail along with available financing options.
It is not uncommon to have some sensory changes after breast augmentation. Generally, sensation does return, especially if the implant is placed below the muscle. Therefore, one should wait 3-6 months for nipple sensation to return. However, it is not uncommon to experience nipple sensation loss with breast augmentation.
No, breast implants should not prevent you from having an active lifestyle. You will not need to give up running, lifting weights or other forms of exercise after a breast augmentation. However, it’s important to follow aftercare instructions to have a smooth recovery and ensure optimal results. On average, patients will be healed and able to resume all forms of exercise – including heavy cardio – within six weeks of a breast augmentation.
It is generally safe to resume light walking immediately following breast augmentation. Short walks are encouraged as walking helps to prevent blood clots. However, any form of strenuous or heavy exercise should be avoided for several weeks until your surgeon gives you the green light. It’s your responsibility to follow your surgeon’s guidelines so you can heal properly.

EXPERIENCE SAFE, SURGICAL BREAST AUGMENTATIONS WITH DR. LOWNEY

If you live in Fall River, MA, or the surrounding areas of the greater providence area, Newport County, and the south coast of MA and want to enhance your breasts with a surgical augmentation, Dr. Lowney can help! Advanced Body Sculpting of New England is proud to be the leading provider of breast augmentations in Fall River, MA. Contact us now by calling (877) 577-5476 or reach out to us online to learn more about our surgical procedures, schedule a consultation, and discover how we can help enhance your natural beauty.

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Breast Augmentation Before and After