Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgeries that I perform. Recovery time is about one to two weeks off from work and the gym. Enlargement of the breasts may now be achieved with either saline or silicone gel implants — both types are FDA-approved.
Choosing between silicone and saline breast implants
Thinner patients may prefer the more natural feel and appearance of a gel implant, where patients who have more breast tissue may like the fullness of a saline implant. I prefer the round smooth implants placed partially beneath the pectoralis muscle. While, this procedure may cause a bit more discomfort postoperatively, I believe the pectoralis major muscle helps support the long-term shape and position of the implant. In addition, mammograms are more easily read by radiologists with the implant in this position. However, I can help you decide which options work best for your particular body in an intimate one-on-one consultation.
Below is a brief video of Dr. Hamori describing a few of the differences between silicone and saline breast implants. The video is from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Ask-A-Surgeon series.
The art and science of breast implants
To reduce any visible scars and to achieve the most natural looking results, I utilize small incisions placed either beneath the breast in the natural skin fold or along the edge of the areola.
Please view my before and after breast augmentation photos.
For more information on breast augmentation and to begin your research on choosing a type of breast implant, I recommend that you visit BreastImplantSafety.org, which will provide you with a solid knowledge base. Review of this site will also allow you to ask informed questions when we meet for your surgical consultation.
The web site is a joint project of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, two certifying professional organizations to which I belong.
Call to schedule a surgical consult
Breast augmentation is a big decision and I understand you have many questions. Why not get the discussion started?
Questions about cost, availability and scheduling? Please email Kathy at , or call 781-934-2200.
Dr. Hamori may be contacted directly by email with specific questions related to surgical issues.