As a woman, there are many reasons you may want to have larger, fuller breasts. You might have always wished you looked better in clothing and swimwear. Perhaps your breasts have lost some of their fullness over the years due to pregnancy or the aging process. Join women from areas such as Saratoga Springs and Schenectady who choose breast augmentation in Albany, NY for a boost in confidence and a shapely, feminine appearance.
Cosmetic surgery should be a rewarding experience that leaves you looking great and feeling more confident. Request a free cosmetic consultationRequest a free cosmetic consultation with one of the surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group or call (518) 438-0505.
The first step toward realizing your goal of having larger breasts is to meet with your plastic surgeon for a consultation to discuss your feelings and ensure you have realistic expectations. Your surgeon will explain the procedure in detail and review the various options that are available. You will be able to choose from a variety of types of breast implants. Your plastic surgeon will also discuss your options for incision and implant placement. Some women may require a breast lift in addition to their breast augmentation to attain the firm, full shape they desire. Breast augmentation can also be combined with other procedures in a comprehensive mommy makeover.
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This 42-year-old woman had an interest in improving her breast shape after having had three children and losing 60 lbs. Procedure: Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mastopexy) with placement of 325 cc moderage plus silicone implants.
This is a 34 year old mother of two who presents with so many very attractive areas of her body but her breasts just did not fit her body image. She desired to increase the size of her breasts from her present A cup. After reviewing many pictures and taking her compressed volume into consideration, then 525 cc saline moderate plus implants were chosen. They were placed under the muscle with an IM incision (at the breast crease). The patient is seen at 4 months post op and really has a very nice result. Very happy patient and very happy doctor. Confidence is beautiful !!
32 year old female before and after breast augmentation with a 375 cc silicone implant.
This 35 year old patient has three children and breast fed all of them. She now has lost the volume and density of the breast tissue and wishes to regain some of the contours taken away with becoming a mom ! Mommy makeover. Notice that her right breast has a higher crease and has more of a drooping than the left. There probably was some difference before the children too but no matter. She has a nipple complex on the right that is collapsed but with an augmentation, this would have a "push" that might help out the entire appearance.The patient chose after review of many pictures of patients in the office to have 500 cc silicone moderate plus implants placed under the muscle. She is seen...
This woman underwent a breast augmentation using silicone implants. A 350 cc moderate plus profile silicone implant was used to enhance her breast size. She now feels more proportionate and is happy with the result.
Statuesque 28 y.o. desired breast enhancement. She had a very youthful figure with very little existing breast tissue, slightly wide breast separation leading to lateral nipple displacement and minimal superior breast tissue. Therefore, placing a large implant would accentuate this lateral displacement. Likewise, attempting to expand the breast pocket medially would also tend to widen the distance between the nipples. We discussed placing moderate sized implants beneath the muscle to give her a smoother transition from chest wall to breast. I place most of my implants beneath the chest muscle for several reasons. First, as above, it creates a more natural breast configuration. It also may he...
The options for breast augmentation incision placement include:
Your surgeon will make a determination based on your unique anatomy, implant choice, and other factors to best suit your needs and to assure that scars are as discreet as possible.
During breast augmentation surgery, your surgeon will create a space behind the breast tissue for the implant. This space, called "the pocket," can be placed in either of the following areas:
For results that look and feel most natural, it's important that the upper edge of the implant is not easily seen or felt. Submuscular placement is usually a good choice for women who have little of their own breast tissue because the chest muscle helps cover the implant. This placement also reduces the possibility of capsular contracture and interferes less with mammograms over subglandular placement.
Our surgeons typically perform breast augmentation surgery at a nearby outpatient surgical center using general anesthesia administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The procedure takes approximately 1 hour to perform. You will be able to go home the day of your surgery; you will need to have an adult drive you and care for you for the first 24 hours.
While healing rates vary from person to person, you can expect recovery to follow this general timeline:
As with any surgery, you may be tired and sore after your breast augmentation surgery. This is normal and will generally not last more than a day or 2. You will be able to return to work within a few days of your surgery. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe a pain medication to help control the majority of your discomfort, which may include a slight burning feeling in your nipples. This will subside as the bruising lessens and healing continues.
If you have gauze dressings, they will be removed in several days and replaced by a surgical bra. Follow the guidelines your plastic surgeon gives you for wearing this. Your stitches will be taken out.
Your breasts will be sensitive to physical contact during this time.
Your scars will gradually fade, thin, and soften. Generally, this process takes a period of several months.
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Not if the mammography is conducted by experienced technicians. More X-rays will be taken and in some cases ultrasound exams may be given to ensure the most thorough detection of any abnormalities. Always visit a certified radiology center for these types of exams.
Not in most cases because insurance companies consider breast augmentation an elective surgery. The Plastic Surgery Group offers up to 100% financing for this procedure, as well as many other types of elective cosmetic surgery procedures.
During your consultation, we will give you detailed instructions to help you prepare for your breast augmentation surgery, including any medications you should avoid, what you should and shouldn't eat or drink, and information about smoking or medical conditions you may have. A breast lift may be required in addition to breast augmentation with implants to give Syracuse, Schenectady, and other NY patients the firm, full shape they desire.