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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are breast implants under warranty?

All 3 manufacturers approved to sell breast implants in the United States warranty them. It is important to keep the identification card that comes with your implant (serial number).

Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?

You can gently and smoothly move your arms after breast augmentation surgery but avoid heavy lifting and quick exaggerated movements.

Can breast implants cause pain years later?

It is unlikely for breast implants to cause pain years later. If pain develops years later then it behooves you to be evaluated by a doctor.

Can you breast feed after breast augmentation

You should be able to breast feed after breast augmentation. The implant is not placed into the breast tissue. It is placed beneath your breast tissue or beneath your chest muscle.

Do breast implants cause autoimmune disease?

There are allegations that implants cause autoimmune diseases but statistics do not bear that out.

Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?

Breasts can sag over time because of breast/soft tissue related changes secondary to hormonal levels, age, weight loss, weight gain and the onset of different diseases.

How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?

Anyone with breast implants needs to periodically be evaluated to assess the integrity of the implant. That can be done with the following tests of the breasts: ultrasound, mammogram and MRI.

How do you know if you have capsular contracture?

The body forms a capsule around the implant that contracts or tightens around the implant resulting in a firmer feel to the touch.

Is getting a breast augmentation worth it?

Breast augmentation surgery enhances a woman's bodily proportion that enhances beauty and confidence.

Is there an alternative to breast implants?

Fat transfer to the breasts is a very good alternative to enhance a woman's breast size with the added benefit of shaping her body with liposuction.

Can fat be transferred to breasts?

Fat transfer to the breast is a suitable option to enhance a woman's breast size with the added benefit of shaping her body with liposuction used to harvest the fat.

Does getting breast implants make you gain weight?

The only weight gain attributed to breast implants is from the actual weight of the implant. If one gains additional weight then other issues need to be addressed.

Does insurance cover breast implants?

Implants for strictly cosmetic reasons will not be covered by insurance. Implants for reconstructive reasons can be covered by insurance but one needs to check with their insurance company.

How painful is breast augmentation recovery?

In general, implants placed beneath the breast are less painful then implants placed beneath the chest muscle. It is the release of the chest muscle that results in more discomfort or pain.

How do I prepare for breast implants?

There are several ways to prepare for breast implant surgery. Every surgeon has their own preparatory regimen that you should follow.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.