Breast augmentation is one of our most popular procedures. With advanced breast implants, you can add volume and fullness to the breasts with beautiful, natural-looking results. Our experienced plastic surgeons have collectively performed thousands of successful breast surgeries, and they understand that every woman chooses breast augmentation for reasons that are unique and individual to her.
What are the benefits of breast augmentation?
Our patients at New York Plastic Surgical Group seek breast augmentation to fulfill a variety of cosmetic goals, including:
- Increase breast size
- Achieve a more proportionate breast size
- Correct asymmetry
- Improve overall shape and contour
Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Some women also choose breast augmentation as one component of a mommy makeover, which can be used to rejuvenate the body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition, women who have a significant amount of excess skin or breast sagging may choose to combine breast augmentation with breast lift to create a more youthful appearance.
The plastic surgeons at NYPSG understand the value of open communication and a thorough consultation process. During the initial consultation, your surgeon will listen to your aesthetic desires and create a customized surgical plan designed to meet your expectations.
To learn more about breast augmentation, or to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons at NYPSG, please contact our office today.
Breast implants can add or restore lost volume to your breasts, improve the contours of your figure, and create a more symmetric and proportionate look that is in harmony with your natural body frame. Both saline and silicone implants can be effectively customized to meet your needs and achieve your cosmetic goals. During the consultation process, you will discuss with your surgeon which implant type, size, and shape may be best for you. After you are fully informed about the benefits and limitations of your options, you can make well-educated decisions about your body and the approach your surgeon will use for your procedure.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
The surgical approach used for your breast augmentation can significantly impact the final results of your procedure. Therefore, your plastic surgeon will spend the time during the consultation process to ensure you fully understand the distinctions and make informed decisions.
Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy
In addition to breast augmentation, many women can benefit from mastopexy (BAM), also known as a breast lift with implants or breast augmentation with a lift. By performing this combination, patients can not only increase the size of their breasts, but also enhance the shape and lift their breasts to a more youthful position on the chest. This is especially beneficial for augmentation patients who notice their breasts beginning to sag over time, due to weight loss, pregnancy/breastfeeding, or the natural aging process.
A breast augmentation with mastopexy typically entails the removal of excess skin, tightening of the remaining skin, repositioning of the areola and nipple, and the insertion of the breast implants. The details of your surgery will be discussed during your consultation, when one of our surgeons can determine the best techniques to help you achieve your desired outcome.
Breast Augmentation Recovery and Results
Patients usually experience some swelling, bruising, or temporary numbness after their breast augmentation surgery; however, any post-operative discomfort can be managed with oral pain medication. Our surgeons take great care during surgery to minimize tissue trauma, and most patients can return to work and their normal daily routines within three to seven days. With that in mind, our surgeons recommend avoiding any strenuous exercise for at least two to three weeks. Throughout the healing process, you should see the results of your breast augmentation continue to improve as the implants settle into their final position.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
As an aid to our patients, our skillful plastic surgeons have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about breast augmentation. We hope this serves as a useful resource during your research.
Can I have a breast augmentation without implants?
Breast augmentation using your own fatty tissue (fat grafting) is possible, but typically this is only done if a small adjustment in size or shape is necessary. For a larger increase in volume, breast implants are recommended. In some cases, fat grafting can be combined with breast implants to achieve a softer, more natural-looking result. Our experienced surgeons can discuss this option with you if you are interested. Fat grafting requires harvesting fatty tissue from another location on the body using liposuction. Many patients find this to be an added benefit of the fat transfer process, and we can often identify a harvest area based on your preferences.
Which implant provides the most natural result?
Everyone’s sense of beauty is unique, and some patients may find one style looks more natural than another, while another patient feels the complete opposite. Additionally, how one set of implants looks on you can be completely different than how they look on someone else. Most women report that the silicone cohesive gel, or “gummy bear,” implants provide the most lifelike look and feel. The unique consistency of these implants is designed to mimic breast tissue. We offer a wide range of sizes and projections of all our implants, allowing you to make a choice that bests suits your aesthetic and body type.
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Most women who receive a breast augmentation go on to breastfeed without issue; however, this question assumes a woman will be able to breastfeed naturally. Some women have trouble with nursing regardless of breast surgery, and this is something to keep in mind. If you were capable of breastfeeding prior to the operation, you should be able to afterward as well. Let us know during your consultation that this is important to you, and we will utilize techniques that can best preserve your ability nurse a future child.
How much does breast augmentation cost?
The price of breast augmentation can vary considerably based on the unique details of your treatment plan. We believe you can achieve the best possible results by custom-designing your cosmetic program to suit your desired outcome, anatomical characteristics, and other needs. The type of implant you choose, the technique employed, and other factors will all play a role in the final cost. Breast augmentation surgery ranges in total cost from $8,000 – $9,000. We will go over the full estimated cost of your custom-tailored treatment plan during your consultation.
What do breast augmentation scars look like?
Most breast augmentation incisions heal very well and should become relatively unnoticeable over time. The location of the incisions will depend on the technique used. Sometimes they are placed on the underside the breast where it meets the chest, sometimes they are placed around the areola and nipple. We offer several options, and the final location will be decided by you and your surgeon.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.