Breast Augmentation

The breast augmentation surgeons know that for many women, self-esteem is closely tied to their feelings about the size and shape of their breasts.

If a woman feels her breasts are too small or unshapely, this can have a strong, negative impact on how she feels about herself overall and a breast augmentation may be the best solution. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the shape and size of the bust by means of an implant, gently inserted within the breast. Breast augmentation results in a full, naturally rounded looking breast shape.

Types of Incisions

Breast Augmentation Inframammary Incision

Inframammary Incision
Breast Augmentation Transaxillary incision

Transaxillary Incision
Breast Augmentation Periareolar incision

Periareolar Incision

Breast Augmentation placing the implant

Inserting and Placing the Implant

The surgeon continues the breast augmentation procedure by placing the implant either beneath the breast gland or, more commonly, under the pectoralis muscle, and then closes the incision.

Breast Augmentation Closing the incisions

Closing the Incisions

Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin. Over time the incision lines will fade.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is breast augmentation performed?
    Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation surgery involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. During breast augmentation performed at our practice, one of our surgeons makes discrete incisions in one of several places - around the areola, beneath the breast or under the arm in the axillary area. The surgeon continues the breast augmentation procedure by placing the implant either beneath the breast gland or, more commonly, under the pectoralis muscle, and then closes the incision.

    We offer both saline and silicone implants for breast augmentation, including the most advanced "form-stable" silicone implants.
  • What can I expect following breast surgery?
    Following surgery, a dressing is placed over the incisions and the breasts are wrapped in a supportive elastic bandage or special surgical bra. There may be a small drainage tube placed in each breast for several days to drain blood and fluid. Our surgeons typically use buried, dissolvable stitches that will not require removal. This technique also results in less visible scars and reduces discomfort at follow-up visits.

    Breast pain in the first several days after surgery may be relieved with medication. Swelling and bruising for several weeks after the surgery is normal, but wearing the surgical bra 24 hours a day will assist to reduce the swelling during the healing process.

    Following two to three weeks (depending on the procedure and the individual patient), you can resume your normal activities. Strenuous exercise or heavy lifting, however, should be avoided for three to four weeks or more. In the meantime, seek out the optimal sports bra for your activity and breast size.
Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation surgery involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. During breast augmentation performed at our practice, one of our surgeons makes discrete incisions in one of several places - around the areola, beneath the breast or under the arm in the axillary area. The surgeon continues the breast augmentation procedure by placing the implant either beneath the breast gland or, more commonly, under the pectoralis muscle, and then closes the incision.

We offer both saline and silicone implants for breast augmentation, including the most advanced "form-stable" silicone implants.
Following surgery, a dressing is placed over the incisions and the breasts are wrapped in a supportive elastic bandage or special surgical bra. There may be a small drainage tube placed in each breast for several days to drain blood and fluid. Our surgeons typically use buried, dissolvable stitches that will not require removal. This technique also results in less visible scars and reduces discomfort at follow-up visits.

Breast pain in the first several days after surgery may be relieved with medication. Swelling and bruising for several weeks after the surgery is normal, but wearing the surgical bra 24 hours a day will assist to reduce the swelling during the healing process.

Following two to three weeks (depending on the procedure and the individual patient), you can resume your normal activities. Strenuous exercise or heavy lifting, however, should be avoided for three to four weeks or more. In the meantime, seek out the optimal sports bra for your activity and breast size.

*Results may vary

Consultation

A complimentary consultation for breast surgery will assist you in understanding your desired breast procedure, and assist your surgeon as well in assessing your overall health and eligibility for the surgery.

At The Plastic Surgery Center, our award-winning surgeons are experienced at performing breast procedures with the most minimal scarring and the most aesthetic results. Their combination of advanced skills from both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures makes their high level of experience truly unique. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our breast augmentation surgeons at one of our locations in New Jersey or New York.

 

Schedule a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation