Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery each year, and with good reason. For many women, it can improve their confidence in their body with a fuller, more balanced figure. If you feel that genetics didn’t give you the breast profile you want or that childbearing took a negative toll on your body, then breast implant surgery with a board certified plastic surgeon is an excellent option.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is sometimes called breast enhancement or breast implant surgery. It aims to enhance the size, shape, symmetry, and proportion of the breasts with the use of implants. Additionally, breast augmentation can sometimes be performed using fat transfer techniques, called natural breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is a very customizable and effective way to enhance your figure, improve the fit of your clothes, and achieve the cleavage you’ve been wanting.

Breast Augmentation Candidates

The best candidates for breast augmentation are those looking for fuller, rounder breasts and are healthy enough to undergo surgery. It’s important that your breasts aren’t subject to change because of things like puberty or breastfeeding, since this can affect your results. Many patients benefit from a breast lift at the same time as breast augmentation, and Dr. Diktaban can determine your best options. During a consultation with Dr. Diktaban, you’ll discuss your health history and expectations for breast augmentation.

What Happens During Breast Augmentation?

The best candidates for breast augmentation are those looking for fuller, rounder breasts and are healthy enough to undergo surgery. It’s important that your breasts aren’t subject to change because of things like puberty or breastfeeding, since this can affect your results. Many patients benefit from a breast lift at the same time as breast augmentation, and Dr. Diktaban can determine your best options. During a consultation with Dr. Diktaban, you’ll discuss your health history and expectations for breast augmentation.

Implant

If you opt for implants, you’ll have some factors to discuss about the implant type and size. The traditional choices for implant type are saline or silicone, and Dr. Diktaban can help determine the right kind for you. There are pros and cons of each type— for example, saline implants can be placed with a smaller incision while silicone implants are less prone to visible rippling. Conversely, silicone implants can offer a more natural feel while saline implants come with a lower price.

Incision Pattern

There are generally three types of incisions that can be used to place implants. These are:

  • Within the armpit
  • Below the breast
  • Around the areola

Each has its benefits and one may be a better option based on your unique implants. As with any surgery, you can count on some scarring, but Dr. Diktaban can ensure it’s easily concealable and that you have steps to take during your recovery to reduce visibility.

Implant Placement

Once your chosen incision is made, a pocket is created for the implant within the breast tissue. However, implants can be placed either on top of the chest muscle or underneath it. Placing the implant on top of the chest muscle can result in greater projection but more visible rippling. On the other hand, placing the implants below the chest muscle can create a more natural look and feel but require a more extensive recovery.

Natural Breast Augmentation

If you opt for fat transfer breast augmentation, then you can count on a less-invasive procedure. It begins with liposuction on an area of your body where you have some excess fat. Once the fat tissue is removed, it’s processed and injected into the breasts to create more volume and projection.

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Results and Recovery

Recovery from breast augmentation with implants can take several weeks. Recovery for natural breast augmentation can take less time, but you should still avoid heavy activity in both cases. You’ll be fitted with a special supportive bra to wear during your recovery and will receive instructions to follow for medications and caring for your incisions. It can take a few months before swelling fully dissipates and your final results settle in, but the result is fuller, more prominent breasts.

Schedule a Consultation

Breast augmentation is an amazing way to refine your figure and boost your confidence. To learn more about your options for breast enhancement, contact our state-of-the-art New York City office by calling or filling out our online form.