Breast augmentation can enhance the size and shape of your breasts and dramatically transform your appearance. Women young and old have undergone breast augmentation and experienced positive changes such as…..
"I’m sure you know how important the work you do is to women. I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am that I had this surgery and that you did such a wonderful job."
(breast augmentation revision patient)
- A more shapely appearance
- Improved self-image
- Better sexual life
The popularity of breast augmentation continues to increase, which has in turn driven innovation. Plastic surgeons and their patients now have a wide range of options: from safe, durable saline implants and silicone gel implants to advanced surgical techniques in breast implant placement, today’s plastic surgeon offers more than ever before.
Who can benefit from breast augmentation?
The best candidates for breast augmentation are dissatisfied with the size and fullness of their breasts. When undersized breasts exhibit disproportion with the rest of the body, the increase in size can make a dramatic improvement in a patient’s overall body shape.
In some cases, women that exhibit breast asymmetry or abnormal breast shape can also benefit from breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast implants can be placed in multiple ways. With all breast implant placement methods, an incision is made that allows Dr. Pfeifer access to the breast, and the implant is centered below the nipple. The incisions are then closed with special sutures. Like most of the cosmetic surgeries we perform, breast augmentation is done under general anesthesia while local anesthesia with IV sedation is an option available in certain cases. The average time of surgery is 1 hour.
After breast augmentation
After surgery, gauze dressing will cover the incisions and the patient is given a special bra to wear during the recovery period. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are normal after surgery, but will vary depending on the patient and the implant placement method chosen. The recovery time necessary after breast augmentation is generally 1-2 weeks.
Read on to learn more or contact the New York plastic surgery office of Tracy Pfeifer MD to discuss your breast enhancement options.