With her unique artistic skill and high level expertise, Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Preminger can help you achieve the look you’ve always desired.
Breast Augmentation in NYC
Breast augmentation amplifies or restores breast size, increasing the volume and projection of your bust line. One of the nation’s most requested breast cosmetic surgery procedures, breast enhancement with saline or silicone implants can give women a subtle adjustment or dramatic change, depending on the size chosen. Whether you want to increase your cup size, correct asymmetry or regain the voluminous shape lost after breastfeeding or major weight loss, breast augmentation offers fantastic results when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon.
Dr. Preminger is known for her artistic vision and methodical surgical technique, both of which are paramount for achieving the most beautiful and natural-looking results. Breast implant type, size and placement are all carefully considered for each patient, ensuring aesthetic expectations are met if not surpassed.
Pain, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, capsular contracture, implant rupture
Temporary swelling, muscle tightness, bruising, some pain
Back at work in 4-7 days
Resume light exercise at 2 weeks
Resume strenuous activity at 6 weeks
8-12 weeks for swelling to resolve
Duration of Results
Implant placement and technique will also be evaluated. Women who are naturally small-chested may do better with the implants placed beneath the chest muscle, rather than directly under the skin. In general, Dr. Preminger prefers this approach since the muscle provides added coverage for the implant and allows for a more natural shape. Other advantages of this technique include less risk of capsular contracture, and fewer difficulties with mammograms.
When women are considering breast augmentation surgery, one of the biggest decisions is whether to choose saline, silicone, or gummy bear implants. Each has distinct advantages and appeal. Dr. Preminger will discuss your aesthetic goals in light of your current cup size to help determine which implant will create a breast profile in proportion with your body.
Allergen, Mentor and Sientra manufacture several types of silicone implants that are approved by the FDA for breast augmentation in women aged 22 and older. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a thick, silicone gel that looks and feels much like real breast tissue. Many patients prefer the look of silicone implants since the gel gives a more natural sloping appearance to the upper breast. One unique advantage of silicone implants is that their outer edges
are difficult to detect visually or by touch, even when placed over the muscle. Since silicone implants are already pre-filled, they do require a slightly larger incision, which is best placed in the inframammary fold for less conspicuous scarring. There is also less risk of folds and rippling compared with saline implants. Generally speaking, gel implants may be better suited for very thin women with a small bust line. The FDA recommends that patients with silicone implants get regular MRIs every three years to assess the integrity of the device and ensure the shell has not ruptured.
Risks & Complications of Breast Implant Surgery
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Bleeding or blood clots
- Breast pain
- Capsular contracture, where tissue around the implant hardens
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Chest wall deformity
- Implant rupture
- Rippling of the skin over the breast implant
Most breast augmentation patients feel sore and tired for at least two or three days after the surgery. Patients should expect swelling and bruising, which should gradually fade over the following weeks.
To help speed up the recovery process, patients should abstain from exercise or rigorous activity, and wear the special sports bra provided for the first week. Light activity can be resumed by week two, when most patients feel well enough to return to work. The sutures will dissolve over time, and residual inflammation should dissipate completely within eight to twelve weeks.
Patients can expect to see the final results of their breast augmentation approximately two to three months after surgery. All recovery instructions will be carefully outlined prior to the operation, and Dr. Preminger will follow-up with post-op appointments during the first weeks and months.
Breast Augmentation in New York
The results are considered permanent. To maintain the placement of your new breast implants and prevent sagging, wear a good supportive bra at all times. Dr. Preminger may also suggest breast massage and compression exercises to help avoid capsular contracture — scar tissue — from developing around the implants.
Among the most respected of Manhattan plastic surgeons, Dr. Preminger strives to meet your vision and breast enhancement expectations with careful planning and communication. To learn more about breast augmentation in New York City, please call (212) 706-1900 or fill out our online form to schedule a private consultation.