Breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Breast augmentation is clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty.
Breast augmentation can:
- Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
- Improve the balance of your figure
- Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Breast implants may also be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.
What breast augmentation surgery won’t do:
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation. Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.
“Gummy Bear Implants”
Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is the surgical placement of breast implants to reshape the breast in order to make it larger.
At Huntington Women’s Health we offer both round and shaped (teardrop) Sientra impants. Each uses a proprietary gel fill technology, High-Strength Cohesive Silicone Gel, with a formulation unique to each implant shape.
Our Sientra round implants are the only round implant made with HSC Silicone Gel for the desired look and feel. It offers a fuller, more dramatic appearance in the upper portion of the breast. HSC round implants are the right choice for a fuller appearance and more dramatic cleavage.Our HSC+ shaped implants with a more cohesive gel fill, are designed to create a more contoured, natural silhouette. The HSC + Silicone Gel allows the implant to hold shape without feeling too firm. It’s designed specially to mimic the look and feel of a breast.
Both the round and shaped implant come in many different shapes and sizes, so you’ll be able to create a look that’s perfect for you.
Breast augmentation recovery includes a post-surgical recovery period of 24 to 48 hours and an additional reduced-activity period of a few days. It is normal to experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks. You can resume exercise and normal activity at the direction of our team. Over time, post-surgical swelling will decrease and incision lines will fade.
Breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime. You may need to have the implants replaced if you have complications or if the size and shape of your breasts change over time.
Talk to our team to see if breast augmentation is right for you. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please call our office at 631-923-3001, 631-923-3002 or 631-923-3003.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to reduce the breast size and alleviate any discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Overly large breasts can cause some women to experience physical pain and discomfort and can often impair women’s ability to lead an active life.
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If you are experiencing any of the following, breast reduction may be beneficial for you.
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large
- Your breasts limit your physical activity
- You experience back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- You have regular indentations from bra straps that support large breasts
- You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
- Your breasts hang low and have stretched skin
- Your nipples rest below the breast crease when your breasts are unsupported
- You have enlarged areolas caused by stretched skin
Breast reduction surgery is long-lasting and should help relieve you from pain and physical limitations you may have experienced prior to this procedure. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation, please call our office at 631-923-3001.
Breast Lift, also known as mastopexy and breast lift surgery.
A breast lift addresses sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume and drooping nipples and stretched areolas (the darker area surrounding the nipples), recreating a youthful shape and lift to your breasts. If there is too little or too much breast volume, a breast augmentation or breast reduction might be recommended in addition to a lift. Every year, thousands of women undergo successful breast-lift surgery, experience no major problems and are pleased with the results.
When to Consider a Breast Lift
- Pregnancy, nursing, gravity, weight gain or loss, normal aging, and heredity have taken a toll on the shape of your breasts, resulting in sagging
- If your surgeon thinks that breast implants alone are unlikely to achieve the contour you desire
- If the tissue surrounding the nipple or areola has become stretched
Many women who consider a breast lift also consider breast reduction, upper body lift and mommy makeover.
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- You will have improved breast shape, projection, and symmetry
- Your breasts will have a more youthful appearance.
- You will look better in and out of clothes and feel more self-confident.
- The effects of a breast lift might slowly diminish over time because of gravity and aging.
- A breast lift leaves scars that will be hidden in a bra or swimsuit.
- Subsequent pregnancy may compromise your surgical results.
These are the three top pros and cons to weigh when considering a breast lift. If you wish to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon.
Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?
If you’ve become increasingly unhappy about the sagging of your breasts, you may wonder what surgery can do. Don’t be surprised if your surgeon suggests combining breast augmentation or breast reduction with your lift; adjunct procedures may be necessary to achieve your goals.
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider a breast lift:
- Breasts that are pendulous but adequate in size.
- Breasts that lack substance or firmness.
- Nipples and areolas that point downward, especially if they are positioned below the breast crease.
- Breasts that appear different from each other; one breast may appear firm and well positioned while the other does not.
- Breasts that are not equal in size.
- Breasts that are relatively small.
- Breasts that are large and heavy can be lifted, but the results may not be as long-lasting as a breast lift performed on smaller breasts; the weight of larger breasts works against surgical changes.
- You are finished with childbearing and breast-feeding. If you plan to have children, you may want to postpone cosmetic breast surgery. Pregnancy may stretch the breasts and reduce their volume, compromising surgery benefits.
If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
A breast lift can help elevate loose, sagging breasts, while also improving shape, fullness and your confidence.