A patient may have several reasons for wanting to make changes to their bust. Breast augmentations can be performed to add volume, and improve proportion and symmetry to the body. This procedure often allows the patient to feel more confident with their figure, leading this procedure to remain one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures performed today.

What is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the surgical correction of asymmetry or restoration of volume through silicone or saline implants. Depending on your desired results, silicone or saline breast implants are both effective devices to improve the overall appearance. A breast augmentation can be done in combination with a lift or on its own. Breast augmentations can also be done to restore volume lost due to age or provide volume that was never there.

Who is a good candidate?

  • Patients that simply desire a larger cup size to add proportion or fill out clothing better
  • Patients experiencing asymmetry of the breasts
  • Patients that lost volume due to pregnancy, age or weight loss

What to Expect with Breast Augmentation

The position of the implants will depend on your own anatomy, however, the implant will either be placed underneath the pectoral muscle, or on top of the muscle but underneath the breast tissue. There are three main types of implants or methods to choose from: saline implants, silicone implants and fat transfer. Saline and silicone implants are the more common methods of the three, and provide the most predictable results. The implants used in your procedure will depend on your goals, current state and the recommendation of the surgeon.

Recovery and Maintenance

For best results, you will want to closely follow the recovery instructions by resting and caring for your sutures and bandages properly. You will need to limit your physical activity for the first few weeks after surgery, and returning to any activity should be at your individual comfort. During the healing process, it is very important to listen to your body. While breast implants are a long-lasting solution, the results can be altered by childbirth, age or by dramatic weight gain or loss.

Breast Augmentation Surgery by

Dr. Leland M. Deane Plastic Surgery

Dr. Deane looks forward to working with you to find your breast augmentation solution. Your customized treatment plan is sure to give you a boost of confidence. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of the area locations. Dr. Deane meets his patients in Garden City, Babylon as well as Manhattan.