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By Z Paul Lorenc, MD 7 months ago
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Breast Augmenation in NYC

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation, or breast enlargement / breast enhancement, aims to increase breast size and/or fix breast asymmetry.

Breast Augmenation in NYC

Many candidates include women who want larger breasts, and those who want to restore the breast volume often lost as a result of pregnancy or significant weight loss. The two types of implants for breast enlargement are silicone and saline implants.

Quick Facts

  • IV sedation or general anesthesia
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Long-lasting results

Breast Augmentation Candidate

You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you want to:

  • Augment breast size
  • Improve breast shape
  • Add proportion and cleavage

Breast Augementation Implants Options

Breast Augmentation Procedure

There are three ways to do breast augmentation (1) through a periareolar incision around the areolas. (2) An inframammary (under the breast) incision in the crease below the breasts, or  (3) a trans-axillary (across the armpit) incision in the natural creases of the armpit. The plastic surgeon will discuss whether submuscular (under the pectoral muscle) or subglandular (under the breast tissue) implant placement would be best.

Breast Implants

A breast implant is a soft, silicone envelope with various fillers that the surgeon implants under the tissues of your chest to simulate natural breast tissue. The sac may be filled with a silicone gel or saline (salt water). The implants can be round or teardrop shaped, with a textured or smooth coating.

FDA approved silicone gel implants for breast augmentation in 2008, and they are a surgeon’s first choice in implants, although another option, upon request, is saline-filled breast implants. In some cases, fat grafting may also be an alternative to augment your breasts with or without an implant.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

  • Immediately after the procedure, you can expect to feel stiff and sore
  • Sleep on your back for the first week after the procedure
  • You will be able to return to work in approximately one week
  • Avoid any strenuous activity or any lifting until your surgeon gives you clearance
  • Incisions will begin to fade in approximately three to five weeks
About the Author

Dr. Lorenc is a board-certified plastic surgeon; aside from breast augmentation, he also performs Breast Lift and Breast Reduction surgeries.

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