Breast Augmentation in Glastonbury, CT

Dr. Beam offers breast augmentation surgery for patients in Glastonbury, New Britain, Hartford, New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut.

One of the most popular choices for cosmetic surgery for women is a breast augmentation. Also called breast implants or mammoplasty, this procedure can give you the larger, fuller breasts you desire. Dr. Bream is praised for the natural, beautiful results his patients have achieved.

How is Breast Augmentation Performed?

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Each patient has an individualized breast augmentation procedure based on their anatomy, skin elasticity and cosmetic goals. There are three incision types that Dr. Beam offers:

  • Periareolar Incisions: made at the outer edge of the areola so implants can be placed above or below the muscle; can be used with all implant types.
  • Transaxillary Incision: made in the armpit so the scar is in a discrete location
  • Inframammary Incision: made in crease beneath the breast, allows for great deal of control when placing the implant.

Once the incision is made, Dr. Beam can insert the saline or silicone implant. He adjusts the implants to make sure they are even and look natural then he finally closes the incisions.

How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost?

The cost of breast augmentation is a strong consideration for many patients. Also, since this is an elective surgery, most insurance companies will not cover the cost. Dr. Beam and his staff can discuss all pricing and financing options with you at your initial consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?

Women who are looking to increase the fullness of their breasts should consider breast augmentation. A breast augmentation can improve your self-image and make your figure look more proportioned. Patients who are in good health with fully developed breasts, also those who are not pregnant or breastfeeding are good candidates for surgery. However, if you are looking to correct sagging breasts, a breast lift may be the surgery you are looking for. If you feel you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation with Dr. Beam, call today to schedule your consultation.

What Can I Expect After a Breast Augmentation?

After breast augmentation surgery, your breasts may be sore so Dr. Beam will prescribe pain medication to alleviate the discomfort. Patients should refrain from arm activity for at least a week; it may be two to three weeks before patients can return to normal activity. Finally, we ask that you wait four weeks before any heavy lifting.

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When performed by a quality surgeon like Dr. Beam, breast augmentation can help a woman feel more sensual and feminine. Call our plastic surgery office in the Glastonbury, Hartford and New Britain areas to schedule your consultation today.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

A breast augmentation is a surgical cosmetic procedure that involves enhancing the overall size and shape of the breasts by adding to their overall volume. That volume is typically added in the form of breast implants, which are specially designed medical-grade materials made to mimic the natural look and feel of the breasts once introduced into the body.

Because breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, you will not feel any pain during your actual breast augmentation surgery. Following your breast augmentation, patients report feeling aching, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around their chest for four to six weeks following their procedure. During this time, Dr. Beam may prescribe medication to help make you more comfortable.

While there is no perfect age for a breast augmentation, we typically suggest that patients wait until their early to mid-twenties to ensure their bodies are done developing before coming in for a breast augmentation. We see patients as young as 22 and as mature as 60 coming in for breast augmentation to boost their confidence and refresh their look.

While breast implants typically have a bad reputation for not looking or feeling real, advancements over the past several decades have allowed our patients to get natural-looking and -feeling breasts even with a breast augmentation. Nowadays, breast implants are typically made with a soft silicone material that mimics the natural texture and shape of the breast.

While you don’t always need breast implants to achieve breast augmentation, it is highly recommended. Patients can receive breast augmentation through body fat transfer, however, fat transfer breast augmentation does come with its own drawbacks. These drawbacks include limiting the volume added to the breast and an unclear vision of how the fat will settle in the breasts following surgery.


Harold E. Beam M.D. offers plastic and cosmetic surgery to patients in Glastonbury, New Britain, Hartford, New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut. Contact Dr. Beam today to schedule your consultation!