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Breast augmentation surgery is quickly becoming one of the most popular surgeries in New York and New Jersey. Many women elect to undergo breast implant surgery for many different medical and aesthetic reasons, including balancing size, compensation for reduced mass after pregnancy or surgery, and correcting a congenital defect. After surgery, patients enjoy fuller, natural looking and feeling breasts that are one or more cup sizes larger after the operation.
Dr. Fiorillo prefers Gummy Bear breast implants over all other options because they provide the safest, most natural looking results. Visit the Gummy Bear procedure page to learn more about their advantages and why Dr. Fiorillo chooses them as the superior breast implant option.
What can breast augmentation do for me?
Breast augmentations (clinically, “augmentation mammoplasty”) increase breast fullness and projection, as well as improve symmetry of the breasts. A breast augmentation can:
- Enlarge naturally small breasts due to heredity
- Restore lost breast volume, especially following significant weight loss, pregnancy, or as a result of breast-feeding
- Help to improve symmetry of breasts that are moderately disproportionate in size and shape
Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
The ideal candidates for breast augmentations are:
- Women who wish to increase breast size, or improve shape or symmetry as mentioned above
- Physically and psychologically healthy
- Not currently pregnant or nursing
- Aware of the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation
- Realistic in their breast implant surgery expectations
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure takes place in one of Dr. Fiorillo’s New York offices and lasts one to two hours and is typically performed with general anesthesia. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places on the breasts to minimize scar visibility. These may be located in the armpit (transaxillary), in the crease on the underside of the breasts (inframammary), or around the areola-the dark skin around the nipple (periareolar). The breasts are then lifted, creating a pocket into which the implant is inserted.
Saline breast implants may also be placed endoscopically through an incision in the navel. This minimally invasive enhancement technique is known as a transumbilical breast augmentation or TUBA approach. Through this procedure, breast implants cannot be placed beneath the chest wall.
After the breast implants have been inserted and positioned beneath the nipples, the incisions are stitched closed, then taped and bandaged. In a few days, these bandages may be replaced with a surgical bra.
What is the recovery from breast augmentation like?
Most patients feel tired and sore after surgery, but this usually passes in a day or two. Many patients return to work within the week.
Stitches are removed seven to ten days after the procedure. Any post-operative pain, swelling and sensitivity will diminish over the first few weeks. Scars from breast augmentation surgery incisions will begin to fade in a few months and will continue to fade for months or years.
What are the best breast implants available?
Breast implants are generally silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. Both implant types are very safe and each offers its own advantages. Dr. Fiorillo will help you decide which kind is right for you. One of the most popular and Dr. Fiorillo’s recommended options are new Gummy Bear breast implants. Gummy Bears are the newest generation of silicone implants – they are soft and pliable, yet strong and durable. Much like the candy bears they are named after. Gummy Bears have a lower rate of capsular contracture and do not leak if torn. They are some of the safest breast implants on the market. Gummy Bears are considered the best breast implants by many due to their natural look and feel, due to the variety of shapes and textures available to ensure a custom fit.
What are the possible risks of breast augmentation?
Complications following the surgery are uncommon and usually minimal. They may include capsular contracture, swelling and pain, infection around the implant, a change in nipple sensation, milk production (if you nursed a baby within a year before the procedure), and breakage or leakage of the breast implant (implant rupture) as a result of injury or the normal compression and movement of your breasts. Dr. Fiorillo will discuss the risks and benefits of a breast augmentation before your surgery.