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Stinkerbell 04-20-2010 05:57 AM

top rated plastic surgeons in Boston and beyond?
 
I am in the Boston area, but willing to travel for an excellent surgeon. I'm googling (is that a verb?) like it's my job but coming up with just endless lists of names, most of which are "sponsors" of the sites I'm finding.

I know very few people who have had a breast augmentation done, and they were all done a long time ago. There must be a way to seek out surgeons who are top rated in their field for breast surgeries...? Please help!

If it helps to know: I'm petite, in shape, healthy, and have breasts that look like 2 oranges in a tube sock, thanks to 4 pregnancies and breastfeeding my babies for over a year! I'm emba rassed to the point of covering up in front of my husband which is NOT healthy or okay.Even in fitted clothes I know my breasts do not look good anymore, and that makes me feel badly. I dont expect an augmentation/lift to change my life....but to improve my figure and allow my self confidence to re-surface.

Any help on how to find a quality plastic surgeon would be very appreciated :) Thank you.

robyne00 04-20-2010 04:45 PM

Welcome to the forum!!! :)

Do you want implants and a breast lift or just implants? What size are you now and how lage do you want to go?

Stinkerbell 04-21-2010 05:40 PM

Thanks Robyne! I'll PM you but also wanted to reply here, in the event anyone can point me in the right direction:

I'm a 36DD and totally comfortable with the size. It's the shape that's a problem...my breasts are very flat and saggy. I'm only 35 and my breasts look like they've been through hell for 65 years :( I wouldn't trade my children nor breastfeeding for the moon & stars, but my confidence has taken quite a hit from this. Even bras don't help. I've also had a major quint-lumpectomy to remove malignant tumors in one breast, leaving an uneven size difference.

My research has led me to think that I will want both a lift and implants, as the lift alone will not necessarily help the shape and may leave a hollowness to the top of the breast itself. But again, this is why I want to find a qualified surgeon who has been specializing in breast augmentations and done them for a long time with a high success and aftercare rate. A true expert opinion is crucial to the final decision.

Again, thank you to those who are able to lead me on the right path. I have no idea how to find quality plastic surgeons with all these names out there!

robyne00 04-21-2010 05:45 PM

I have an excellent recommendation for you as well as a few others you might want to check out.

I look forward to receiving your PM! :)

la_angel 04-22-2010 02:18 PM

Stinkerbell, after being through all that don't beat yourself up for them looking the way they do... that can be expected after what you've been through! I think you are on the right path of going for both implants and a lift. I'm sure the quint-lumpectomy would have "deflated" that one breast, but either way volume loss as we get older isn't unusual. When you add in the sagging, it's not a pretty picture :(

As mentioned I can't be much help for coming up with a list of good plastic surgeons in Boston, but I don't think this is something you will have to travel across the country for. I'm sure you can find a plastic surgeon that fits the bill, if not in Boston or Massachusetts, then somewhere close by. And yes, as you said someone that specializes in your situation is what you want.... watch out for the plastic surgeons that claim to "specialize" in every procedure there is.

Stinkerbell 04-22-2010 03:42 PM

Good point, la_angel. I can understand why a surgeon would want to encourage new patients by advertising all his available procedures but I'm leary of anyone who is tootinghis own horn so loudly you cant hear yourself think!

Ive got a 2 names I am researching at the moment. I think Ive found all the internet-information available so I think my next step is to make consult appointments so my husband and I can meet them both. I trust my gut often so visiting their offices will help me get a sense, you know?

Any advice on specific questions to ask once Im there?

robyne00 04-22-2010 06:55 PM

I do not want to overwhelm you, so basically I am going to tell you the basics:

Ask as many questions as you can.

Ask them how many surgeries they perform annually, as well as specifically how many breast implants/lift they do monthly and/or annually as well.

Ask to see before and after pics of surgeries they have performed, specifically before and afters that pertain to your specific situation.

Go with your gut ... do you feel comfortable with this surgeon? Does he or she answer your questions in a thorough fashion? Is the surgeon actually able to answer your questions or do you feel like you are getting vague responses and/or brushed off? Does he or she take the time to answer your questions? Does the surgeon seem knowledgable? Is he or she compassionate?

Do your own research if you can. Speak to former patients (do not depend on the surgeon to provide these patients, as often they are not real patients if the doc is offering their info). Does the doc have lawsuits or has had any? How does the surgeon treat patients post op if they need revision? Does the doc provide good care post op (follow up etc.)?

These are the basics ... ;)

la_angel 04-25-2010 08:02 PM

I think Robyne hit the nail on the head with the questions. Be sure to not hold back, remember it's your body and health on the line. Don't feel guilty about asking plastic surgeons too many questions... remember the results from surgery will affect you for the rest of your life, so you have a right to find out the nitty gritty from them!

Are the two plastic surgeons you're considering in Boston? If you consult with them, please share your impressions of them (good or bad) on this thread. We always encourage non-biased opinions of doctors on this forum :)

Stinkerbell 05-03-2010 08:00 AM

One is in Boston, the other is in Stony Brook, NY. I'm trying to dig up as much info/reviews/assessments as I can on both!

RAIDERMOM 05-05-2010 07:40 PM

Stinkerbell,

I am also in the Boston area (North Shore) and am looking for a plastic surgeon for a
BA and possible BL

Please share your information as to the Dr's you find. I have found a few in my area and also a few in NH (cheaper in NH)

I won't be ready to consult with anyone until the fall so I have time to search

Thank You


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