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Breast Augmentation, a Step-By-Step Overview
Breast augmentation has several steps, as follows:
Breast augmentation in Manhattan is the surgical enhancement of breast size. The procedure is customized to suit the individual and may involve either silicone or saline implants, or augmentation with natural fat transfer. In some cases, a breast augmentation with lift will create the most youthful look, raising the breast position while adding the perfect volume.
If you are in good overall health and have dreamed of having larger breasts, you are likely a good candidate for this custom surgery at Allure Plastic Surgery in NYC. The size or appearance of your breasts may have changed with the passage of time, or after pregnancy and breastfeeding, and have lost the plump, round look of healthy, young breasts. A custom breast augmentation in Manhattan can bring out the beauty of your figure by enhancing breast size with saline or silicone implants.
Our patients at Allure Plastic Surgery love the results of our breast augmentation surgery and the benefits they experience, which include:
At Allure Plastic Surgery, we perform custom breast augmentation surgeries. The first step is a private consultation at our luxury, boutique practice in NYC. We will meet with you to speak with you about your desires for your figure, answer all your questions, and guide you toward the decision that reflects your wishes.
The cost of breast augmentation in Manhattan can vary, based on the extent of the surgery and the type of implant. Silicone implants are higher in cost, but most closely mimic the weight and softness of natural breast tissue. The cost of the procedure will reflect what is needed for the individual. For saline implants, the cost is about $5,000, not including the cost of anesthesia. Silicone implants are more expensive, increasing the cost of breast augmentation to about $6,000. For a customized quote, we invite you to meet with us in a private consultation.
Breast implants are available in two general categories, saline, and silicone. Choosing the right implants is a crucial part of your journey, and our surgeon will work closely with you to help you select the size, shape, and projection that you need to achieve your personal aesthetic vision.
Silicone implants are filled with a soft silicone gel, which closely resembles the weight and feel of natural breast tissue. These implants are available in a vast range of sizes, shapes, and levels of projection. The most recent developments in breast implants include a “form-stable” or “gummy” gel that retains its shape within the silicone shell, available in four types: maximum fullness, enhanced fullness, moderate fullness, and minimal fullness.
Saline implants are a silicone shell filled with sterile salt water. These implants can be used for women aged 18 and older. The technology has advanced, and structured saline breast implants are now available, with an inner structure in the shell that makes them feel more natural. Saline implants are filled after the shell is placed in the surgical pocket and have the advantage of requiring a shorter incision.
Your own natural fat is harvested from a body area with an excess, such as love handles, abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, purified, and injected into the breasts, where the fat cells become part of your natural breast. This treatment achieves a subtle increase in size.
The incision options include:
The placement of your implants will be based on the quantity of natural breast tissue you have. The options are:
Approved by the FDA in November 2006
Approved by the FDA in May 2000
Saline-filled implant with a silicone shell
Gel-filled implant with a silicone shell
Shorter surgical scar; implants can be inserted empty, allowing for a more discreet entry point
Longer surgical scar; implants must be inserted already filled with gel
In the event of rupture, the harmless saline is absorbed by the body with no negative consequences. Deflation is visible.
In the event of rupture, the doctor will need to remove the silicone gel from the body. Deflation may be indetectable.
Each implant can be filled to a different volume capacity to help offset asymmetry
Implant volume is fixed
Heavier per cc volume
Lighter per cc volume
Increased chance of shell rippling
Decreased chance of shell rippling
Approved for women over 18 years of age
Approved for women over 22 years of age
Softer; resembles natural breast tissue
Subpectoral or subglandular
Best suited for patients with ample breast tissue
Appropriate for patients with little breast tissue
After your surgery, we will provide you with full aftercare instructions to help speed your recovery. You will have several prescriptions, which you take as directed by our surgeon. Sleep on your back, and avoid any vigorous motions, lifting, or raising your arms above your shoulders. Take gentle walks every day, and you should feel well enough to return to your usual schedule within about a week.
Breast augmentation at Allure Plastic Surgery is a very safe procedure, but as with all surgeries, carries some risk. These include reactions to anesthesia, infections, or complications that appear later, such as capsular contracture.
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The best type of implant is what is best FOR YOU. We will work with you to ensure the implants achieve the look and feel you want.
Breast implants typically last for ten years, or much longer.
All incisions create scars. At Allure Plastic Surgery, we focus on placing the incisions, so the scars are virtually invisible, even in the most revealing tops.
If you are a bodybuilding or highly athletic woman, submuscular (under the muscle) implant placement will yield the most natural-looking results. However, with placement under the muscle, you shouldn’t go too big as this can lead to irregularities with movement.
There isn’t any real harm in working out following breast augmentation at NYC's Allure Plastic Surgery. The main rule is to not do anything that causes pain or discomfort. We typically advise that our patients gradually work their way back into their regular routine, starting six weeks after surgery. The implants may move during chest muscle contraction which can look a little odd, but as long as the patient is properly healed, no damage should occur. Don’t be afraid to discuss your feelings and concerns openly with your plastic surgeon, to make sure you’re both on the same page and that you’re happy with your results.
When opting for breast augmentation, it’s smart to research the procedure and give yourself a better understanding of what’s involved. The most important aspect of any successful procedure is locating an experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in body procedures and with whom you feel comfortable. Sticking to your surgeon’s guidelines is also important when it comes to reducing complications. Such guidelines often include refraining from smoking for one month before and after surgery, and avoiding certain medications like blood thinners, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Finally, refrain from overexertion while performing daily activities post-op. When adhered to correctly, these guidelines will help to prevent unnecessary complications.
Patients should wait one to two weeks after their breast augmentation before lifting their arms above their heads. A good rule of thumb is if it’s uncomfortable or hurts, don’t do it. You can resume work a week or two after your surgery, but attempt to raise your arms slowly at first. You shouldn’t lift anything until at least one week after surgery, at which point you can begin to lift light items, moving on to heavier items as long as it doesn’t cause discomfort. Feeling tightness is normal, and you’ll wear a sports bra to make recovery more comfortable until you are ready to switch back to your regular bra (usually after about eight weeks). Keep in touch with your surgeon to get their opinion on when and how to advance your level of activity.
Following your post-op guidelines will ensure that your exercise routine is not affected by breast implant surgery. Chest muscle contractions from certain chest exercises can cause your implants to move in their pocket, however this hasn’t been shown to cause any harm. Since large implants can make activities like jogging and weightlifting exercises slightly more difficult, we advise our active patients to avoid them, to avoid regret due to the limitations. Discussing your routine with one of our plastic surgeons will help them guide you in the correct direction. Large implants can limit the activities patients can participate in, such as jogging and weightlifting. We advise our active patients to be more conservative with size to ensure they will be able to return to the activities they enjoy.
At Allure Plastic Surgery, we focus on ensuring our patients are thrilled with the result of breast augmentation surgery. Our team of plastic surgeons is known for their precision approach to cosmetic surgery and for their exceptional results in breast enhancement. Your journey to a shapelier figure takes place in our boutique NYC offices, where we focus on privacy, discretion, comfort, and superior results.
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