Breast Implants in New York
When you begin to plan breast enlargement surgery, you may be struck by how much there is to learn. You’ll want to know about implant placement options, where your incisions will be and the pros and cons of each type of breast implant. New York women turn to resources like the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which has an excellent overview of breast implants, forums where women share experiences and even implant manufacturers’ websites.
To gain a clear understanding about designing breast enlargement surgery to fit your physique, lifestyle and goals, there’s no better place than the consultation room. Dr. Elliot Jacobs, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has thirty years of experience working with many types of breast implants in New York City.
Why not request a consultation with Dr. Jacobs now?
Our Breast Implant Philosophy
When we meet with patients, our goal is to have an honest, detailed, two-way conversation so we can make decisions and create a surgical plan together. After taking measurements and examining your breasts, we will have you try on various implant sizes and talk about the look you’re aiming for. This discussion will help us guide you.
Bring photos, questions, a loved one – we applaud using any tools that can help. Our objective is to listen, educate and enable you to make informed decisions.
Breast Implant Overview
Dr. Jacobs works with saline and silicone breast implants. Both have outer shells made of tough silicone material. Saline implants are filled with a sterile, salt-water solution. Silicone breast implants have a thick, inert gel inside. The FDA has approved each type of breast implant, and New York women can choose either with confidence.
Saline breast implants have the following advantages:
- They are filled after insertion, so slight changes in size can be made
- They are placed inside the breast pocket through very small incisions
- A saline implant rupture is immediately obvious
Silicone gel breast implants have these advantages:
- The filling looks and feels very much like natural breast tissue
- There’s no risk of rippling or the “sloshing” some patients report
- The implants rarely rupture, and if they do the gel tends to stay put
There are other decisions to make along with breast implant filling – we will walk you through each one. Size is obviously very important to each woman, and we explain how post-op size is influenced by base width, projection and volume of the breast implant. New York City women often express relief at having these concepts clarified!
We’ll also cover implant location — either over or under the chest muscle – and incision sites. These details will depend to a large degree on your choice of implant, the amount of breast tissue you have, the size and shape of your frame and so on.
Don’t feel overwhelmed by the choices in front of you as you plan your New York breast enlargement procedure. We can help you understand every option. The great news is, with so many ways to fine-tune breast enhancement surgery, we can create a surgical plan that’s as unique as you are!
Request information online or call our Park Avenue office at 212-570-6080 to find out more.
Breast Implant FAQ
- Are silicone breast implants really safe?
Decades ago, hysteria arose over implants filled with liquid silicone that sometimes leaked inside the body and were said to cause a number of health issues. These implants were pulled from the market for 14 years, during which time the FDA conducted extensive studies. In 2006, silicone implants were re-approved with no link to disease ever found. Today’s silicone implants are filled with a viscous gel that does not leak and they’re safer than ever.
- Can breast asymmetry be addressed with implants?
Symmetry is always a goal of breast augmentation surgery, no matter how uneven breasts may be to start. We can and often do use different sized breast implants to address asymmetry. Remember, though, almost every human has at least some measure of asymmetry naturally – there’s no such thing as “perfect!”
- Will I look natural after I get breast implants?
A natural look is achieved by paying attention to hundreds of details, including measuring your rib cage carefully, evaluating your existing tissue and skin elasticity, finding out about your activities and many more. Dr. Jacobs has performed breast enlargement in New York thousands of times – take a look at some before and after breast augmentation photos to see his work.
- Why do some women get implants with a breast lift?
Over time, breasts sag due to the aging process. Many women also lose volume over the years, and breast implants can be useful in restoring a rounder, perkier shape while breasts are lifted back to a youthful position.