breast augmentation procedures
A woman’s breasts can be very important to her sense of self and feelings of confidence, beauty and femininity. Breast augmentation surgery not only increases the size of the breasts; it can change the overall appearance of the breasts in order to fit your vision for your best body. At Cold Spring Plastic Surgery, our exceptionally talented and trained, compassionate and caring surgeons can help you develop the appearance you desire.
There are no identical breast augmentation procedures. Just like every woman’s body is unique, this procedure is one that is specially designed and uniquely crafted by your surgeon to blend seamlessly with the natural appearance of your body. Our skilled surgeons are dedicated to working with you to help you achieve your goals with beautiful, natural results.
Learning More About Breast Augmentation
Our Huntington, Long Island plastic surgeons have years of experience in placing breast implants. Throughout your plastic surgery experience, you will find that we are dedicated to providing care that helps you realize your dreams. When you visit our office for a consultation, we will review before-and-after photos with you as well as models that can help you envision your own body after breast augmentation.
There are several choices and decisions for you to make when planning a breast augmentation procedure, and your surgeon will work with you to make recommendations that are suitable for your unique circumstances.
When choosing breast implants, there are two major styles on the market: silicone implants and saline implants. Both of these types of implants are safe, FDA-approved devices that provide a beautiful, natural look and feel for breast enlargement. The two types both have a silicone elastomer outer shell that contains the implant filling, either a cohesive silicone gel or a salt water solution. Some women report that the silicone implants have a more natural feel to the touch.
During your consultation, our Long Island breast augmentation surgeons will present you with a range of photos and allow you to examine the types of implants to determine together with you the best choice for your procedure.
Once you’ve selected the implant type you desire, there are several types of incisions that can also be used to place your implants. By using an incision below the breast, along the border of the areola or inside the underarm, your plastic surgeon will insert the breast implant using the smallest incision possible. These techniques help to prevent scarring and ensure the best fit and placement for your implant.
Your Suffolk County, Long Island plastic surgeon will also make recommendations about the placement of your breast implants. Breast implants can be placed above or below the chest muscle. By placing an implant below the chest muscle, your surgeon is able to achieve a beautiful, natural look that stays long-lasting for years to come.
Choosing the Size of Your Breast Implants
Choosing the right size for your breast augmentation is part of the process of discovery for this procedure. There are several shapes of implants that can be used, including round and teardrop-shaped implants, that can be used to create different amounts of projection. Each woman has her own vision of her ideal breasts and body, and at Cold Springs Plastic Surgery, our caring and experienced surgeons work to make recommendations that will make yours a reality.
You can examine examples of breast implants of different sizes and even use take-home sizers to help assess your own body with the future size of breast implants that you have selected. This process will help you find just the right size to make your augmentation a stunning example of natural beauty.
How Do You Prepare for Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation can be an excellent choice for many women who want to enlarge their breasts, increase the symmetry of their chests and enhance the appearance of their bodies. This procedure can also be an exceptional option for women whose body shapes have changed following pregnancy or weight loss. In order to help ensure a successful procedure, breast augmentation should be chosen by people who are happy with their current weight and are not planning on a large amount of weight loss or gain. In addition, breast augmentation is a good choice for women who are healthy, not pregnant and not breastfeeding.
Your Huntington plastic surgeon will work with you to fully prepare for the procedure, including avoiding blood-thinning medication or smoking. Our compassionate, caring, expert surgeons can answer all of your questions to help you get ready physically and emotionally.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The procedure itself takes 1-2 hours; breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia. You will be able to recover privately before returning home for your recovery period several hours after surgery.
When Can You Exercise After Breast Augmentation?
Light exercise is possible around one week after your surgery, and you can return to more vigorous physical activity three weeks following your Long Island breast augmentation. Your surgeon will provide detailed instructions for different types of exercise following your surgery.
What is the Recovery Period Like?
You will immediately see a change in the size of your breasts after surgery. However, in order to protect your results, your surgeon will work with you on your recovery protocol to help support your new breasts. Immediately following the procedure and for the first few weeks, your breasts may appear swollen and overly firm. However, within 12 weeks after the surgery you can expect to see the final appearance of your augmented breasts.
You can expect to return to work after seven days; some women may be able to return after four or five days of recovery. During this time, you can wear a special post-surgical bra to help aid your recovery. After that time, you can begin to wear a sports bra. After two weeks, you can return to wearing normal bras or swimwear.
Contact Cold Spring Plastic Surgery for a Breast Augmentation Consultation
Call us or use our simple online form today to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our experienced Long Island plastic surgeons. We offer a free consultation with potential patients interested in how breast augmentation can improve their appearance and self-image. Our skilled surgeons work with satisfied patients from all across the United States, and they look forward to talking with you about how plastic surgery can help to achieve your goals for your appearance.