Breast Augmentation

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Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform breast augmentation for women in New York City and Westchester County, NY 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. At Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York, we create attractive, natural-looking results that can enhance your femininity and increase your confidence.

To visit us in Westchester County and find out more about breast augmentation, request a complimentary consultation online or contact us at (914) 761-8667(914) 761-8667. Our surgeons look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Before & After Breast Augmentation

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The CSANY Difference

At Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York, our doctors have performed hundreds of breast augmentation procedures. We understand the decision to have this surgery is a highly personal one. Your doctor will thoroughly review your breast augmentation options in order to develop a surgical plan with your goals for breast size and shape in mind. Our surgeons know the importance of educating you about your procedure through every step of the process. We believe that being informed leads to being more comfortable and confident before and after surgery.

Procedure Overview

Our surgeons perform breast augmentation as an outpatient procedure in our fully accredited surgical facility in Westchester County. Breast augmentation surgery generally takes between 1 and 2 hours to complete and can be performed while you are under local anesthesia with "twilight" sedation.

Incision Options

Depending on your preferences, your surgeon begins your breast augmentation by making 1 of 3 incisions:

  • Periareolar: Made along the lower portion of the areola (the 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: Made along the fold of the breast where it meets the chest wall, this incision creates scars that are hidden in the lower crease beneath the breast.
  • Transaxillary: This incision is made in the armpit. The advantage to this incision, which is hidden in natural folds of skin, is that there are no scars created on the breasts.

Breast Augmentation Incisions

Implant Placement Options

Once your surgeon has made the incision, he creates a pocket behind your breast tissue. You may choose 1 of 2 placement options:

  • Subglandular: The implant is placed in front of the chest muscle but directly behind the breast tissue. This option requires less downtime but also offers less coverage of the implant. It's more appropriate for women with a good amount of natural breast tissue.
  • Submuscular: The implant is placed behind the chest muscle. This option requires a bit more downtime than a subglandular placement but often yields more natural-looking results, especially for women with very small natural breasts.

He places your chosen implant through the incision and into the pocket. If you've selected saline implants, your surgeon adds their empty shells first and fills them with saline once they're in place. Silicone implants are added intact. Your surgeon positions them and evaluates them for symmetry before closing the incisions with sutures.


Thanks to today's advanced surgical techniques, recuperation after breast augmentation is relatively quick and comfortable. You can expect to be back to work and other social activities within a week. In the meantime, it's important to rest at home and give your body an adequate opportunity to heal. Our doctors advise patients to avoid activities that require heavy lifting, stooping, and excessive upper body movement during the healing process. It's a good idea to enlist a friend or family member to help you around the house during this time.

Throughout the following weeks, your surgeon will gradually clear you to resume various activities. You can also expect your implants to begin the process of "dropping" or "settling" as they become softer and more natural-looking and your body adjusts to them. This process can take a few months, during which time your incisions will also fully heal, flatten, and fade.

See For Yourself

Check out before-and-after photos from our plastic surgery patients to see the dramatic results our surgeons can achieve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does breast augmentation improve the look of sagging breasts?

Breast augmentation only increases breast size. While women with minimal sagging can improve the breast shape with augmentation surgery, those who have significant sagging require a breast lift to remove the excess skin. If your nipples have descended below the breast crease (called the inframammary fold), it's likely you will need a breast lift.

Can I combine breast augmentation with other procedures?

Many women do choose to combine breast augmentation with other procedures for a whole body improvement. This custom combination of procedures — often called a mommy makeover — typically includes a tummy tuck or liposuction. This approach improves the areas that matter most to the patient, regardless of whether or not she's had children. Patients enjoy the convenience of seeing multiple improvements with a single recovery period. In addition, operating room and anesthesia costs may be reduced when compared with having procedures performed separately.

Can I breastfeed after having breast augmentation?

Most women are able to breastfeed after having breast augmentation. The implant is placed behind the breast tissue, so the procedure should not interfere with the functional 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 will be discussed in detail during your consultation.

I'm not happy with the breast augmentation results I received from another surgeon. Can you help?

Yes. Our experienced surgeons regularly perform breast augmentation revision surgery to help women attain the look they originally wanted from breast augmentation. They also perform revision surgery to correct complications, such as capsular contracture, and exchange breast implants for a different size or type.

View answers to more common questions on our Breast Augmentation FAQ.

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