Breast augmentation, known as augmentation mammoplasty, can enhance the body contour of a woman who is unhappy with her breast size. This procedure may also be used to improve the loss of breast volume following pregnancy and nursing. Getting breast augmentation in NYC may also help balance breast asymmetries.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
The two types of available implants in the U.S., the Saline filled or the Silicone Gel implants, may be surgically implanted via four approaches with placement of the implant either above or below the chest muscle. The routes are periareolar (around the areola), inframammary (under the breast folds), transaxillary (arm pits) and transumbilical (via the navel for Saline implants only).
The implant is composed of an outer flexible, silicone shell and filled with either saline or silicone gel. The outer surface may be smooth or textured. Implants also have various sizes, profiles and shapes to meet the individual needs of each woman.
While breast augmentation will enlarge the breasts, the surgery will not alter underlying basic defects in breast shape and form. Major asymmetries may be improved, but will not be completely corrected with breast enlargement alone. A noticeable pre-operative difference in the size, shape or orientation of the two breasts is considered normal in nature and is actually the rule. If breast size and/or nipple position asymmetries are severe, additional procedures to further improve symmetry may be necessary.
Statistics have shown that breast enhancement surgery has a high patient satisfaction rate.
– Written on March 19, 2015
I had silicone implants with Dr. Moreano almost 6 months ago and just went for my check up. I love how my breasts look now. I breastfed my two kids until they were one year old so my breasts were as if they had disappeared. I recovered very quickly , I had some pain but the medications he prescribed for me were helpful. Went back to work in one week. I look amazing, better than before my kids. I have recommended Dr. Moreano to my coworkers. I am so happy!!!
Who Is a Candidate?
Women who want larger breasts are ideal candidates for breast augmentation. Healthy women without connective tissue diseases or breast malignancy are excellent candidates.
Patients who are looking to get saline implants must be at least 18 years old. Those who are interested in silicone implants must be at least 22 years old. Smokers must quit well before the date of the surgery.
You may not be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you are:
- Pregnant or nursing
- Suffering from a serious health condition or an infection
- Not in a healthy mental state
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
During your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Moreano, your medical history will be discussed, as well as your current medications, drug allergies, and alcohol, drug, and tobacco intake.
You will be provided with options, as well as instructions on how to prepare for the surgery. This is also the best time for you to talk about your expectations for the procedure and your desired goals.
Larger breasts with less asymmetry and size difference.
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Breast augmentation is performed in an accredited outpatient surgical facility under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. Dr. Moreano will place the saline or silicone implants through small incisions, which are made around the nipple, in the armpit, or under the breast.
Surgical scars are usually hidden as much as possible in skin folds. Saline or silicone implants may be placed either above or below the chest muscle. Incisions will be closed with stitches, and bandages will be placed to support recovery.
Recuperation and Healing
- Discomfort is controlled with oral medications and long-acting local anesthesia.
- A soft bra or compression garment is usually worn for two weeks postoperatively.
- Patients are usually discharged the same day to the care of a responsible adult and recover at home.
- There are no stitches to remove as all sutures dissolve spontaneously under the skin.
- Light activity may be resumed in 3 days. Sports activities may be resumed in 3 weeks.
Note: The specific risks and suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with Dr. Moreano. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the overall outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual, but they will be discussed during your pre-operative visits with Dr. Moreano.
Breast Augmentation Cost
The cost of breast augmentation varies according to several factors, such as the type of implant you’re getting and the extent and duration of the procedure. Get the complete price details during your consultation with Dr. Moreano.