Breast Augmentation

The decision to go through with a breast enlargement procedure is not one that should be taken lightly. You probably have many questions, personal doubts and considerations. We recommend that you speak to your spouse, close friends and personal confidantes in order to help you make a decision that is right for you.

There is a lot of information available online as well. Breast implant surgery is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Each person is unique, with truly personal reasons for pursuing breast implant surgery. The best thing you can do is educate yourself as to the risks and rewards, as well as the types of implants that are available. After this initial research, it is time to find the right doctor.

Choosing your breast enlargement surgeon:

One of the most important factors in determining the amount of satisfaction and rejuvenation you feel as a result of your breast implant procedure is the surgeon you select. Skill, experience, education and training are of utmost importance in considering your choice of surgeon. But considering the intangibles such as compassion, understanding, respectfulness, and good humor are not qualities that you want to take lightly. They speak to the humanity of the doctor and the quality of your experience from beginning to end.

Dr. Jeffrey Smith fits all of the criteria mentioned above, and more. He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who was trained at Harvard University and has been practicing in the Greater Boston area for many years. He is one of a handful of doctors with a private office operating room for your convenience. And he has earned a stellar reputation among his clients as a genuinely decent human being who places the well being of his patients above all other considerations.

Dr. Jeffrey Smith is Board Certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery. He has had the privilege of serving patients from the Greater Boston, Massachusetts and New England areas ever since he opened his private practice in the year 2000. For a consultation, please call the medical office of Dr. Jeffrey Smith today at 978-256-7697.


Breast Enlargement Information:

(Augmentation Mammaplasty)
Procedure: Enhance the size of breasts using inflatable implants filled with saline.
Length: 1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, bruising. Breasts are sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
Risks: Lack of implant permanence — surgical removal or replacement of the implants may be required to treat problems, including: deflation; the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard; bleeding or infection. Increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin, occasionally permanent. Mammography requires a special technique. (Note: Some women have reported symptoms similar to those of immune disorders. Ask your doctor about these and other FDA concerns.)
Recovery: Back to work: a few days. Physical contact with breasts: 3 to 4 weeks. Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.
Duration of
Results: Variable. Implants may require removal or replacement.