Breast augmentation has the highest patient satisfaction rating of all cosmetic surgeries today. At Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island, in Roslyn Heights, New York, the team of outstanding surgeons, including Sotirios Papafragkou, MD, FACS, and Susie Rhee, MD, performs breast augmentation using advanced techniques that reduce the risk of infection, scarring, and other issues. Call the office or click on the online booking link to schedule an appointment now.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases breast volume and improves symmetry. This procedure can improve volume in a couple of different ways, including:
About 90% of women choose silicone gel implants, which have a silicone outer shell along with a gel filling.
Saline implants, which have a silicone shell that’s filled with saline during the surgery, are the other implant option. Both are safe FDA-approved options that can give you great results.
Fat transfer uses fat harvested from another part of your body, like the thighs or abdomen, to increase breast volume.
It’s normal to have some fat resorption after a fat transfer, so the results aren’t as dramatic as with implants. So, fat transfer is best suited for women who want a subtle increase in size.
If any of these options sound interesting, the next step is scheduling an appointment to determine whether you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation.
The Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island team evaluates your situation and then makes individualized recommendations. In general, you could be a good candidate if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts and would like them to be larger.
Many women who choose breast augmentation have never liked their breast size. But others lost significant breast volume after weight loss or childbirth and simply want to restore their breasts to their previous appearance.
Ideal candidates are women who are at or close to their ideal weight. You must be at least 18 years old to have breast augmentation, and only women aged 22 and up can choose silicone gel implants.
The Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island team uses state-of-the-art techniques, including a no-touch technique in which the implants go straight from an antibiotic solution to an implant funnel and into your breast pocket.
The no-touch technique requires no skin contact, and it may decrease infection risk. Additionally, the no-touch technique may help to reduce the risk of capsular contracture, in which scar tissue hardens and contracts around the implant.
The Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island team uses minimally invasive approaches, allowing for minimal scarring. Their goal is long-lasting implants with beautiful results.
It’s normal to experience some discomfort and tiredness after breast augmentation surgery. But most women go back to work within just a week of implant augmentation. Recovery is even faster with fat transfer augmentation.
If you dislike your breasts and are ready for a change, call Plastic Surgery Associates of Long island or click on the online booking link now.