At Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, your dream of having a more ideal figure can become a reality. With the proficiency of Dr. Sean Doherty and plastic surgeon Dr. Vickram Tandon, you'll receive exceptional care and state-of-the-art techniques for breast augmentation in Boston, resulting in a life-changing transformation that not only enhances your physical appearance but also boosts your self-confidence.

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation with implants is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. This cosmetic surgery involves the insertion of silicone or saline implants into the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscles. It's a popular choice for women who desire fuller and more symmetrical breasts, whether they have naturally smaller breasts or have experienced changes in breast size and volume due to factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, or weight fluctuations.


The journey typically begins with a private consultation with our breast surgeon at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery. During this initial meeting, you will discuss your cosmetic goals, medical history, and the options available to you.


When opting for breast augmentation in Boston, the procedure is carried out under either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, guaranteeing your utmost comfort throughout the process.


The surgeon will make an incision to create a pocket for the implant. Incisions can be made in several locations, such as under the breast crease (inframammary), around the areola (periareolar), or in the armpit (transaxillary). The choice of incision depends on factors like implant type, placement, and scarring preferences.

Implant placement

There are two primary locations for implant placement: subglandular (above the chest muscle) and submuscular (under the chest muscle). The surgeon will determine the best placement for you based on your anatomy and goals.

Implant placement

The chosen implant is carefully inserted into the breast pocket created in the previous step. Silicone and saline implants are options for the patient.

Closing incisions

The surgeon closes the incisions with sutures and may apply skin adhesive or surgical tape to minimize scarring.

Returning home

After the procedure, you will be closely monitored in a recovery area until you wake up from anesthesia. You'll need another adult to drive you home.

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Why consider breast augmentation and lifting?

A woman's self-esteem can be profoundly influenced by her feelings about her breast shape and size. Whether your chest is too large, too small, or has changed over the years due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or aging, breast augmentation and lifting can be transformative. Dr. Doherty and Dr. Tandon offer an innovative approach that combines breast augmentation with a lifting procedure (mastopexy) to create full, natural-looking breasts and remove any stretched, sagging tissue.

Is it time to consider breast augmentation surgery?

  • Patients come to our practice for a range of aesthetic reasons, including:
  • Disproportionately small breasts
  • A desire for improved body proportions
  • Enhanced clothing and swimwear fit
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Changes after pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Loss of breast volume due to aging or weight loss
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What is the recovery after breast augmentation?

Recovering from breast implants in Boston is a process that requires patience and careful attention to your body's signals. Here is a general timeline to help you understand what to expect during your recovery journey:

First 24-48 hours:

  • You will likely experience some discomfort and tightness in your chest.
  • Pain medication prescribed by your surgeon will help manage any pain.
  • Rest is crucial during this period.

First week:

  • Driving must be avoided during this time due to pain medication and muscle tightness.
  • You'll continue to rest, allowing your body to heal.
  • Implants may appear high on the chest, and swelling is common.

10-14 days:

  • Sutures are typically removed during this time.
  • Scar treatments and displacement exercises may begin.
  • Light cardio exercise at 50% of your normal activity level may be permitted.

3 weeks:

  • Implants may start to settle, and you'll begin to feel more like yourself.
  • Some patients may return to work, depending on their profession.

6 weeks:

  • Dr. Miller will review your progress and assess implant settling.
  • Some patients may gradually begin upper body exercises.
  • You'll see approximately 75% of your final results.

3 months:

  • Patients can expect to see about 75% of their final results.
  • Continue scar management and exercise regimen.
  • Implants settle further, and you'll start feeling more comfortable with your new breasts.

6 months:

  • You should now see 100% of your results.
  • You'll feel more accustomed to your breasts, which will start to feel like your own.
  • Incision scars may still be visible but will continue to fade over time.

1 year:

  • Incision scars continue to improve and fade.
  • Fat grafting may be considered to refine breast contours.
  • Galaflex for an "internal bra" or a breast lift may be options for some women.
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Why choose us for your breast augmentation journey?

Experience Matters: When it comes to breast augmentation in Brookline, experience matters. Dr. Doherty and Dr. Tandon are seasoned experts in the field of plastic surgery. Their extensive experience ensures that you'll receive the highest quality care and results that meet your expectations.

We believe that each patient is unique, and your breast augmentation should reflect that individuality. Our comprehensive approach starts with a thorough consultation, where we listen to your goals and concerns. We'll work closely with you to create a personalized plan that addresses your specific needs and desires.

Your safety and comfort are paramount to us. That's why we perform all breast implant procedures in our state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center. Our facility is equipped with the latest technology, ensuring the highest standards of safety and efficiency throughout your surgical experience. Achieving breast symmetry is an art, and our surgeons excel in perfecting it. We address natural discrepancies in breast size, giving you a balanced and harmonious look that enhances your overall appearance.

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Become the best version of yourself with breast augmentation.

Our goal is to ensure that you become the best version of yourself, with breasts that are balanced with your frame and create an ideal figure. Patients often report that they finally have the breasts they've always felt they were supposed to have. Keep in mind that individual recovery experiences may vary, and it's essential to follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions for the best results.

Take the first step towards renewed confidence and a more harmonious silhouette. Request a consultation with Dr. Sean Doherty and Dr. Vickram Tandon to explore your breast augmentation options today.

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