According to the The American Society of Cosmetic Surgeons, it is estimated that over 250,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2003. Breast augmentation was second only to liposuction as the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure.
Breast augmentation has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates in cosmetic surgery and it’s currently one of the most sought after procedures in this country. Regardless, the decision to undergo enhancement should not be taken lightly.
Dr Lowney has incorporated advancements in the area of minimally invasive cosmetic surgery into the breast implant procedure. Dr Lowney ‘s procedure is performed under local or tumescent anesthesia as performed in liposuction surgery. You will be given oral medication to relax you. A small incision is then made in the fold under the breast and a pocket is created under the chest muscle. The placement under the muscle gives a very natural appearance and greatly reduces the possibility of a hardened capsule around the implant and eliminates rippling. Since you are awake, you are placed in a sitting position where you are part of the team to determine a satisfactory appearance and size. Fifteen minutes 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.
The breast implant itself is a silicone rubber envelope filled with sterile intravenous saline and is warranted by the manufacturer. While it’s possible for an implant to leak or break, this is extremely rare. Potential side effects of having the procedure include infection, bleeding, hematoma, pain, change or loss of sensation in the nipple area, visible edges of the implant, scar formation, encapsulation causing hardening of the implant area, and further procedures due to any of the above. While all of these events are rare, additional procedures are not uncommon. On a positive note, the psychological effects after your procedure will be noticeable, especially self-esteem and confidence.
You or someone you know has said, “If I could only move the fat from my thighs to my breasts!” Today, with the help of some amazing techniques and technology, you can!” It is called Breast Fat Transfer or Breast Augmentation using Autologous Fat and it is a term you will hear more and more.
Since you are here, it’s safe to say you’re looking for a fix for your breasts. Whether it is the droop from having children, the loss of volume from losing weight, or just the need for some firmness and shape with a little size increase, natural breast augmentation with autologous fat transfer can help.
At Advanced Body Sculpting of NE, Dr Mark Lowney begins by choosing an area that has your unwanted fat. This fat is harvested via awake liposuction known as tumescent liposuction. It is done completely while you are awake using local anesthesia and mild sedation. Dr Lowney performs the procedure in the office, and special techniques are used to treat the fat sterilely.
Once the fat has been processed to remove fluids, Dr Lowney is left with a natural, filler substance ready for reinjection. Dr Lowney then injects the fat with platelet rich plasma derived also from the patient, into the breast to achieve the desired look and size. Because the patient is awake during the entire procedure, she can actively participate in determining the exact size and shape she wants as more fat can be added or removed to achieve the exact look she wants. Since most of the breast tissue is made up of fat, the end results look and feel natural too.
Typically, patients can return to work the next morning.
Pricing: (includes implants and anesthesia)
Silicone Gel $7900
Autologous Fat Transfer to breast: $7900
“Based in Reviews, my interview with him, his consultation was more helpful and informative, gave me more confidence to move forward. I met with 4 cosmetic surgeons in the Boston area, including one highly esteemed PS on Newbury St. The following are things I felt made my experience with Dr. Mark Lowney exceeded my expectations”
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