Breast augmentation is performed for women who want to enlarge underdeveloped or small breasts, as well as women whose breasts have decreased in size following weight loss or pregnancy. In cases where one breast is substantially larger than the other, our surgeons can achieve greater breast symmetry by performing breast augmentation (enlargement) for NewYork women. We create attractive, natural-looking results that can enhance our patients' femininity.
If you would like to find out more about breast augmentation at any of our locations, request a complimentary consultation online or contact us at 914-761-8667. Our surgeons look forward to helping you achieve your reconstructive and cosmetic goals.
Every year since silicone gel breast implants were approved by the FDA in 2006, they have become an increasingly popular option for our breast augmentation patients. This implant type is available for women age 22 or older and contains a silicone gel formulation that holds its shape but still remains soft, resulting in a more natural look and feel compared to saline implants.
The CSANY Difference
At Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York, our doctors have performed hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries using breast implants. We understand that the decision to have breast enlargement surgery is a highly personal one, and your doctor will design your procedure with your goals for breast size and shape in mind. Our surgeons know the importance of educating you about the procedure through every step of the process. We believe that the being informed leads to being more comfortable and confident before and after surgery.
Breast augmentation is performed in our Westchester County facility and involves the surgical implantation of a saline or silicone gel implant behind each breast. A small pocket is created for the breast implant either directly behind your breast tissue (subglandular) or behind the muscle between your breast and chest wall (submuscular). The doctors at CSANY generally prefer submuscular placement of breast implants for various reasons that will be discussed at the time of your breast augmentation consultation. The procedure generally takes 1 to 2 hours and can be performed on an outpatient basis under twilight anesthesia. Breast augmentation is often combined with a breast lift for women who want to improve their breast size, shape and position.
We offer various incision methods including:
- Periareolar Incision: This method involves creating an incision along the lower portion of the areola (darker skin surrounding the nipple). This incision allows the surgeon to easily access the internal breast structures, and typically leaves very little visible scarring.
- Inframammary Incision: This incision is made along the fold of the breast where it meets the chest wall. The breast implant can be placed either above or below the pectoralis (chest) muscle, and scars are hidden within the lower crease of the breast.
- Transaxillary Incision: With this method, the surgeon will create an incision in the armpit where there are natural folds of skin. The advantage to this incision is that there are no scars left on the breasts.
Many women are able to return to their normal activities quickly following their procedure. With long-lasting pain medicine, our patients are able to enjoy a speedy and comfortable recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I choose silicone or saline implants?
This decision is a highly personal one, and one that should be discussed with your surgeon during your consultation. Saline implants are available for women age 18 and older, while women who want silicone gel breast implants must be at least 22. While there are benefits to both types of breast implants, more and more women are choosing silicone gel implants due to a more natural look and feel.
Should my implants be placed below or above the muscle?
In general, implants placed below the muscle tend to look and feel more natural, show less rippling, have a lower incidence of capsular contracture and enable accurate mammograms to be performed. Women with thin skin around the breasts may particularly benefit from having the implants placed below the muscle. Women who have a larger amount of breast tissue may want to have their implants placed above the muscle; however, the vast majority of patients have their implants placed in a submuscular pocket.
Can I breastfeed with breast implants?
Most women are able to breastfeed with breast implants. Because the implant is placed behind the breast tissue and the procedure does not need to interfere with the structures of the breast. Women with breast implants can safely nurse their children. There is no evidence to suggest that the presence of an implant affects milk production or quality. The risks of breast enlargement surgery in New York will be discussed in detail during your consultation.