About Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a very common and popular procedure performed at WESTMED Group in Westchester County, NY. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Suzman offers different approaches when it comes to adding shape, size, and improving the overall appearance of the breasts, depending on the patient's needs and goals. Most commonly, silicone and saline implants are available to add volume. In some cases, a fat transfer can also be an appropriate choice to help improve the shape of the breasts, as well as reduce fat in other areas. A newer option for patients to now consider are the Ideal Implants, which are a modern structured implant made with saline, but with outstanding advantages to traditional saline implants.
A private consultation can provide the patient with the necessary details and advice needed to make the best decision for them. The result of a breast augmentation procedure should present the patient with shapelier, firmer breasts that can be customized based on size desires.
Breast Augmentation Reviews
"I recently had breast augmentation, which I was reluctant to have done. if i could use Dr. Suzman for every and anything ever again I would. His bedside manner, proffessionalsim, care and concern was above and beyond any that i have ever experienced. And best of all, he loves putting a smile on his patients face with his achievements. He is a truely wonderful doctor !!!!!!!!!!!!"- Google User / Google / Dec 10, 2011
"Dear Dr. Suzman, Thank you so much for your kindness and wonderful care. I'm so glad we came to you and I'm so happy with the results. [From a Breast Asymmetry Correction Patient, Aged 17)"- B.A. / Other / Jun 14, 2015
Do I Qualify?
Women who are healthy, in good medical condition, and who do not smoke can be considered for breast augmentation surgery. The majority of women who have this surgery do so because they are not satisfied with the current shape and size of their breasts. During the initial consultation, we will discuss requirements for surgery and determine what is necessary and/or realistic for your preferred goals. Suitable candidates for augmentation are women who exhibit disproportional breast size for their body shape, uneven breasts or asymmetry, a loss of firmness or breast tissue due to genetics, childbirth, and/or weight loss, and those who simply want a larger breast size. It is important to note that women who have sagging or drooping breasts may not be good candidates for this surgery; a breast lift or breast lift with augmentation is often better in these situations.
What to Expect
Dr. Suzman offers three types of implants for breast augmentation surgery. He also offers fat transfer surgery for select cases. At your consultation, Dr. Suzman will work to decide which option is best for you based on your size, shape, and individual expectations. Our office utilizes Crisalix 3D imaging software to better predict and explain your potential outcome. We have an exceptionally low revision rate from primary breast augmentation, and we take pride in our leading results and happy patients.
Saline implants are filled with saltwater at the time of surgery and give the doctor more control to make adjustments as needed during the operation. Saline filled implants are said to feel firmer than silicone and are recommended for patients who have enough natural breast tissue to avoid visible rippling.
Silicone implants, on the other hand, are pre-filled and leave no room for adjustments during surgery. They tend to feel and look a bit more natural and are a better choice for women with very little breast tissue. We offer silicone gel implants from all three major brands, Sientra, Allergan, and Mentor.
The Ideal Implant uses new technology to provide a natural look and feel using saline. These implants are safely made using saline, which can be safely absorbed by the body if a rupture occurs. Ideal Implants have a lower rupture rate than traditional silicone or saline implants, which offers women additional peace of mind. Like traditional saline implants, they also offer a smaller incision point than silicone gel implants as well as a reduced risk for certain problems such as capsule contracture (the development of scar tissue).
For patients who do not want an implant, but still desire a fuller breast size, an autologous fat transfer may be an option. This is a procedure that takes fat from one area of the body using liposuction and then transfers the healthy, grafted fat layer by layer into the breast until the desired shape and size has been achieved.
Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes under 2 hours to complete. After the procedure, our nurses will carefully wrap the patient in a sterile surgical dressing and create some compression with a medical sports bra. In the immediate days that follow surgery, the patient will be sore and swollen, but the aesthetic result will be seen immediately. Patients should take it easy for several days, but most can return to work within about 3 – 5 days. We advise no exercise for approximately 4 – 6 weeks to allow the breasts appropriate healing time. It takes about 4 – 6 months for the breasts to "drop" into their final position and for all swelling and bruising to go away, as well as a return of full breast sensation.
Following a thorough consultation, each patient will be given a customized treatment plan. This plan will be tailored based on many factors. It will determine the type of implant that will garner the patient's optimal results, and recommend the appropriate size, shape, texture, and brand of implant to use. Our surgeon will consider how much native breast tissue exists and an assessment will be made regarding breast base width, bone structure, skin tone, and a comparison of body shape to the breast size. Our goal is to produce the most natural-looking outcome for each patient. We will also discuss the appropriate incision type and placement once the implant is chosen. Breast implants typically are inserted beneath the pectoral muscle. Our first two choices for the incision is at the fold of the breast or adjacent to the nipple. We offer the most advanced techniques for your case to best hide scarring and provide the most gorgeous, natural outcome.
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As one of the most common cosmetic surgeries offered today, many women put their trust in a cosmetic surgeon to help them achieve their aspired body. Our cosmetic surgery practice wants to offer you the enhanced breasts of your dreams. Don’t waste anymore time being unhappy with the shape of your body and how you look in clothes. Please contact our patient concierge today and schedule your initial consultation to learn more.