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In New York and New Jersey, breast augmentation surgery is becoming one of the most popular surgeries. Women elect to undergo breast implant surgery for many different reasons, either aesthetic or medical. Some of these reasons are compensating for reduced mass after pregnancy, a surgery or correcting a congenital defect, or balancing existing breast size. Post surgery, patients enjoy natural looking and feeling breasts, while also enjoying being one or more cup sizes larger than prior to the operation.
Dr. Fiorillo specializes and prefers Gummy Bear breast implants above all other available options, because they are the safest and provide the most natural looking results. To learn more about this procedure and why Dr. Fiorillo chooses them as the superior breast implant option, visit the Gummy Bear procedure page.
What can breast augmentation do for me?
Augmentation Mammoplasty (known as breast augmentation) increases breast fullness and projection. It also improves symmetry of the breasts. A breast augmentation can:
- Improves symmetry of breasts which are moderately disproportionate in shape and size
- Increase naturally small breasts
- Restore lost breast volume due to pregnancy and breastfeeding
Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
The best candidates for breast augmentations are:
- Aware of the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation
- Not currently pregnant or nursing
- Physically and psychologically healthy
- Realistic breast implant surgery expectations
- Women who desire a larger breast size, shape improvement or symmetry as mentioned above
How is the procedure performed?
Dr. Fiorillo performs these procedures at one of his New York or New Jersey offices. It is done under general anesthesia and lasts approximately one to two hours. To minimize scar visibility, incisions are made in inconspicuous places, such as in the armpit (transaxillary), in the crease on the underside of the breast (inframammary) or around the areola which is the darks skin around the nipple (periareolar). The breasts are then lifted creating a pocket that the implant is then inserted into.
Saline breast implants may also be placed endoscopically through a naval incision. This is known as transumbilical breast augmentation or TUBA approach, which is considered a minimally invasive enhancement technique. With this technique, implants cannot be placed beneath the chest wall.
After the implants have been positioned properly, beneath the nipples, the incisions are stitched closed, then taped and bandaged. These bandages will be replaced with a surgical bra after a few days.
What is the recovery from breast augmentation like?
Being tired and sore post procedure is normal. This soreness usually passes after a couple of days. Within a week, many patients are able to return to normal activities.
In seven to ten days after the procedure, stitches are removed. Post-operative pain, swelling and sensitivity will diminish over the first few weeks. Scars will begin to fade in a few months and will continue to fade for months or years.
What are the best breast implants available?
Breast implants are typically silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel, both are very safe and each has its own advantages. Dr. Fiorillo assist you in selecting which type would be right for you. Most popular and Dr. Fiorillo’s personal recommendation are the new Gummy Bear breast implants. Gummy Bears are the newest generation of silicone implants – soft and pliable, strong and durable, much like the candy that they are named after. Gummy Bears have a lower rate of scar tissue forming around the implant, making it contract and causing it to lose its correct shape (capsular contracture). And Gummy Bears do not leak if torn. They are considered some of the most safe breast implants on the market. Gummy Bears are most preferred because of their natural look and feel, and due to the variety of shapes and textures available, ensuring a custom fit.
What are the possible risks of breast augmentation?
Surgical complications are uncommon and usually minimal. They may include capsular contracture,change in nipple sensation, infection around the implant, swelling and pain, change in milk production (if you nursed a baby within a year before the procedure) and implant rupture, as a result of injury or the normal compression and movement of your breasts.
When you have your consultation and physical exam with Dr. Fiorillo, he will discuss these risks and benefits. And of course, if you follow all the pre- and post-op instructions, that will greatly reduce risks and complications relating to the surgery.