The New York Times has recently reported on saline injections being used for temporary breast enhancement. According to The Times, this is primarily done to allow women to see what breast augmentation may look like. Results from this procedure last anywhere from 12 to 24 hours before the saline is absorbed into the body.
While saline injections may provide information about what breast augmentation can do, it is much more invasive and expensive than traditional visualization techniques. Andover breast surgeon Dr. George Chatson would be happy to discuss techniques and to assist in visualization during the planning phase of your procedure.
A quick and easy method of seeing what breast enhancement can do for your frame is the rice test. To perform this test, simply fill a stocking with uncooked rice in ¼ cup increments and place it underneath your bra. This can give you a clear idea of what augmentation can accomplish without requiring injections or risking possible side effects. Dr. Chatson also makes available sample implants that serve a similar purpose to rice-filled stocking. These can be provided during your initial consultation.
If you are considering breast augmentation in the Andover area, please contact George p. Chatson, M.D. to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Chatson maintains offices in Andover, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire.