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Boston Surgeons Who Do Breast Augmentation

If you live in Massachusetts, are female, and have recently looked into cosmetic surgery, you might be interested to read about Boston breast augmentation. You are most certainly not alone in your desire for a bigger bra size; nearly 300 thousand women had this procedure in America in 2003 alone. Unfortunately, however, the decision to have breast augmentation may raise more questions than it answers. What are the risks? Will the procedure be covered by my medical insurance? And, perhaps most importantly, how do I know I am getting a qualified doctor with an outstanding track record? This last question may be even more difficult to answer in a city as large as Boston.

In the next few paragraphs, you will learn the answers to these questions and many more. Additionally, we will tell you the best places to go to find out even more information before making the final decision to go under the knife.

What to Know Before Getting a Boston Breast Augmentation

This article is designed to tell you what to know before getting a Boston breast augmentation. Please remember, however, that you cannot do too much research; feel free to search other medical websites and speak to friends and relatives who have had the procedure done before making any final decisions about your health and your life.

One of the most important things to consider before undergoing any medical procedure, whether mandatory or elective, is whether or not you are getting a reliable surgeon with a good track record. In America, unfortunately, it is legal for any doctor to perform cosmetic surgery, even if they have not received specialized training. The ONLY way to be certain that your chosen doctor has had training is to make sure they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). According to their website, www.abplsurg.org, there are 35 certified surgeons in the Boston area. Feel free to "shop around" amongst these surgeons until you find the right one for you. The right surgeon will make you feel comfortable and be upfront and honest about the procedure, risks, expected results, cost, etc. He/she should also be willing to show you before/after pictures of previous patients and/or allow you to talk to prior clients. Remember that, even though cosmetic procedures are generally not covered by insurance companies (unless performed for reconstructive reasons, in which case it depends on your insurance company), plastic surgery is probably NOT something for which you want to bargain shop.

Regardless of the widespread popularity of breast augmentation, there are still serious risks involved. As with any surgical procedure, though rare, there is always the possibility of infection and/or death. Additionally, other risks include possible loss of sensation, difficulty in breast feeding, having to have the implants replaced, etc. A quick Internet search will most likely give you other websites that will list and explain each of these risks in more thorough detail.

With a few weeks of careful research and visits to various doctors' offices, you should be well on your way to a new body in no time. Good luck!

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