Breast Augmentation in New York
Breast enlargement is consistently ranked in the top three of all cosmetic surgery procedures year after year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This safe and straightforward procedure gives our New York breast augmentation patients newfound satisfaction in their appearance.
Not only is breast augmentation rewarding, it’s a good choice for many different patients. It can be an option for young women who feel their breasts are too small and for those whose breasts seem deflated after pregnancy or weight loss or simply due to the aging process. Breast implants can also help correct conditions such as tubular or asymmetric breasts.
To learn what breast augmentation can mean for you, start with a consultation with Dr. Jacobs. We invite you to come in and explore the possibilities.
Our Breast Augmentation Philosophy
During your consultation, we’ll help you understand all your options thoroughly and assist you with your decisions. For the all-important size decision, for example, we’ll have you “try on” various implants to see how they look and feel on your frame. We will explain the different aspects of breast enlargement surgery and answer all your questions. You will not feel rushed.
With a track record that spans three decades of plastic surgery, Dr. Jacobs has performed breast augmentation and breast augmentation revision surgery for thousands of patients in New York. Breast augmentation at our practice focuses on creating beautiful, natural looking breasts through a gentle, safe, comfortable experience.
Breast Augmentation Overview
Dr. Jacobs offers both saline and silicone breast implants. Both are FDA-approved as safe and effective, and there are pros and cons for each type. You’ll get the chance to examine different implants and learn more about them during your appointment.
Based on your implant choice and your ultimate goals, Dr. Jacobs will explain the options related to incision sites. Most patients have incisions around the edge of the areolas or just beneath the breast in the crease. You and he will also plan whether to place the implants under or over the chest muscle, depending on your body characteristics and your lifestyle.
Surgery will be performed in our accredited surgical suite under twilight anesthesia – a gentle, relaxed sleep that usually leaves no headache or nausea. After Dr. Jacobs carefully positions your implants, he’ll close your incisions with dissolving sutures and apply surgical tape. You’ll be placed in a soft post-op bra and monitored during a brief recovery. The entire process usually takes about 90 minutes.
After breast enlargement you’ll take it easy for a week to week and a half. There will likely be swelling and light bruising during this time. You can return to work and light activities in about a week, gradually adding more strenuous moves.
If you’re like many women, you have probably been thinking about breast augmentation surgery for some time. The best way to make a decision about whether it’s right for you is to consult an experienced board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Jacobs.
Contact us online or give us a call at 212-570-6080.
Breast Augmentation FAQ
- Will I be able to have mammograms after surgery?
You should still have regular mammograms even after breast augmentation surgery. Make sure you find a technician with experience working with breast implants so additional views can be taken.
- Will I need to replace the implants in the future?
Occasionally a saline or even a silicone breast implant can rupture and require replacement – that’s why we recommend periodic examinations to monitor implant integrity. But the notion that implants automatically need to be exchanged is nonsense. Some women elect to switch to a different implant filling or size down the road; this kind of “re-do” is absolutely possible for most people.
- What risks and complications should I be concerned about?
Breast augmentation complications are relatively rare. Some, like infection and hematoma, are possible with almost any kind of surgery and can be dealt with fairly easily. Others, like slow healing, can be avoided by following instructions carefully. Capsular contracture, a condition in which scar tissue surrounding an implant thickens and hardens, happens occasionally. When it does, many times patients simply live with a slightly firm breast. Once in a while scar tissue scoring or even further surgery is necessary. All in all, serious complications are infrequent after breast augmentation.
- Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Most patients can breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery, as the procedure does not remove milk ducts. If you have trouble nursing after breast augmentation, you probably would have had the same trouble even if you had not had surgery.