Breast Enlargement - Breast Augmentation with Implants
Plastic Surgeons Serving New York City, Manhattan, & Long Island, NY
Breast enlargement through breast augmentation enhances the appearance of the breasts by placing implants under the patient’s breast tissue and or below the pectoral (chest) muscle.The skilled and experienced breast surgeons at Allure Plastic Surgery will take as much time as needed to determine which procedure will deliver the results you desire during your consultation.
Dr. Heller, Dr. Cuber, and Dr. Sewell specialize in body and breast surgery, and they dedicate their time to breast augmentation, breast reduction, and body sculpting in New York. They cumulatively have more than 50 years of experience, and they have performed thousands of breast surgeries. This allows our surgeons to be comfortable with the latest techniques to give you the best result possible. For more information about the procedures performed by our breast surgeons and how they can help you, please call Allure Plastic Surgery in New York City today at (212) 401-2193.
Getting Started with Breast Augmentation
Thorough analysis of not only the breasts, but also their relation to the rest of the body is extremely important. Dr. Heller, Dr. Cuber, and Dr. Sewell take precise measurements to aid in proper analysis. It could be that your breasts are small to begin with, and simple symmetric enlargement will provide the enhancement you had in mind. Some patients have asymmetry, and therefore, need to be enlarged and made equal in size. This requires the estimation of an experienced surgeon and precise measurement. It’s common for sagging to occur after childbirth or weight loss; combining breast implants with a lift does wonders for restoration of fullness and shape.
Breast Implant Options
The breast implant types include saline (saltwater) filled or silicone (gel) filled. The silicone gel implants are FDA approved and have passed extensive testing. The silicone gel has been cross-linked making it more cohesive.
When it comes to the benefits of each type of implant, silicone has a higher rate of patient satisfaction because it has a more natural feel. However, saline implants require a smaller incision, which is sometimes desired more.
Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer
Fat transfer to the breasts has become a more reliable procedure over the past few years as the methods of fat preparation have improved. Fat is harvested using regular liposuction techniques, from many areas of the body such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, and waist. The fat is then processed and carefully injected into the breasts using a micro canula technique. The size of the breasts can actually be increased by one full cup size in many instances. This results in a nice improvement while avoiding breast augmentation surgery. Even though breast implants can give a larger, more predictable result, patients that do not wish to undergo surgery have been happy with the result of fat transfer to the breasts.
Breast Augmentation Incisions
Inframammary incision – this incision is placed under the breast in the inframammary fold (natural crease beneath the breast.) The implant is inserted through a one to one and a half inch long incision. This approach is the most common and scarring is typically unnoticeable and easily hidden by a bra or swimsuit top.
Areolar incision – the goal of this approach is to hide the incision in the transition from the dark and textured skin of the areola and the lighter smooth skin of the breast. When performed by a skilled surgeon, signs of this incision can be difficult to identify.
Axillary incision – a small incision is created under the muscle in the fold of each armpit. The breast implant is inserted through a channel into a pocket created by the surgeon and heals extremely well.
TUBA (trans umbilical breast augmentation)- a hidden incision concealed under the prominent lip of the belly button leaves no scarring near the breast itself. A tunnel is created beneath the subcutaneous fat layer through which the implant is inserted into the breast cavity.
Dual plane breast augmentation is an ideal technique for patients suffering from minor amounts of droopiness and desire a lifted appearance but don’t want to go through a breast lift procedure. During this procedure, a surgeon places the implant partially beneath the muscle and partially beneath the breast tissue. The effect is a lift to the breast along with added fullness eliminating the need for a breast lift (and the incisions that go with it.)
Recovery after Breast Augmentation
Breast enhancement surgeries are performed in one of our accredited surgery centers in New York under closely monitored IV sedation or general anesthesia. You will be discharged and free to return home the same day of your procedure with a bandage and wrap or sports bra in place. Some tenderness, swelling, and bruising are expected. Prescribed muscle relaxants, pain killers, and antibiotics help to make the healing process as comfortable as possible. The breasts will fall nicely into a natural position as time passes. Most patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity for two to three weeks.
Breast augmentation is a procedure that has a very high rate of satisfaction among the patients of Dr. Heller, Dr. Sewell, and Dr. Cuber. Their vast experience, attention to detail and desire to deliver a unique and individualized procedure to each patient is what contributes to their patient’s high level of satisfaction.
If you are interested in natural results and working with an experienced surgeon who cares, contact our New York offices for a free consultation by calling (212) 401-2193 or completing our online contact form.