Breast Augmentation Surgery (Saline/Silicone Implants or Fat Transfer) – New York, NY

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About Breast Augmentation

Breast enhancement surgery is a procedure that enlarges the breasts for a fuller appearance. It is known as one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries, granting women who are unhappy with their breast shape numerous options for improvement. Using breast implants or fat grafting, this cosmetic treatment improves breast size and shape and produces a desirable and balanced outcome. New York, NY plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio is highly trained in executing this procedure and performs many breast augmentations year-round. He is also the inventor of expansion vibration lipo filling (EVL), which is a safe and effective method that is used for breast augmentation with a fat transfer. During your consultation at Uptown Body Contouring, Dr. Del Vecchio will address your concerns and desires and provide you with all of the options available while also tailoring a surgical plan to attain your unique goals.

Implant Options

When you are in your consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio, the correct implant will be chosen based on your body frame, as well as your cosmetic goals. Breast implants come in varying sizes and shapes — all of which are taken into consideration in order to achieve your desired aesthetic. Today, the most commonly chosen breast implants are saline or silicone, both widely chosen and approved to use per the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is important to mention that patients considering saline breast implants must be at least 18 years of age while patients must be at least 22 years of age in order to receive surgery with silicone. Other types of augmentations include gummy bear implants, and autologous fat transfer to breast, or implants and fat grafting combined (with Dr. Del Vecchio's pioneered method, EVL). Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other notable factors to consider.

Size

Implant size is chosen based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To decide on the correct amount, Dr. Del Vecchio will determine how much original tissue exists and the size you wish to attain. During surgery, it is common for Dr. Del Vecchio to temporarily switch out multiple implants to see which implants are the best fit.

Shape

Breast implants are produced in either a round or teardrop shape. Both shapes are commonly used; however, the majority of our patients go with a round shape. It often appears more natural and adds a fullness to the top portion of the breast that so many patients want.

Profile

Breast implant profile references the projection. Meaning, this is what you see from the side view. The most common projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.

Making Your Choices

These options may seem overwhelming, but determining the right implant is easy once the objectives are discussed during the consultation. These considerations paired with the experience of Dr. Del Vecchio make certain the right outcome is achieved.

Ideal Candidates

The choice to undergo cosmetic breast surgery is personal. If you are considering this surgery, it is important you do it for yourself. You should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are fully developed, and be the right age to receive implants. If you are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts because they look small or asymmetrical, you may benefit from this surgery. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by age, pregnancy, or weight loss, this procedure can bring them back to life with increased volume. It is also a welcomed answer if you weight train or have limited native breast tissue.

Surgical Technique

Incision type, as well as implant placement, are considerations that will need to be made prior to surgery. During the procedure, an incision is created and then the chosen implant will be slipped into its position. There are a couple of methods that may be applied for implant placement. These include either submuscular placement (under the pec muscle) or submammary/subglandular placement (over the pec muscle). Where to place the implant is based on numerous factors, including the size and type of implant, plus the opinion of Dr. Del Vecchio. Regardless of incision type, scarring is generally unnoticeable. Implant placement is determined based on your body type, implant size, and lifestyle.

What to Expect

Cosmetic breast surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery using general anesthesia. After completing the incision, the silicone or saline implant will be placed through the incision and deposited into a surgically created pocket, and then fitted into its proper position. Following the placement of the implant, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesives. All patients will be taken into a recovery area and carefully monitored before being released. You will be sent home wearing a medical sports bra to assist with swelling. Within a few days, the swelling will start to dissipate, and the breasts will begin to feel normal as they get used to their new position. Patients can resume normal activities within several days; however, exercise should be avoided for roughly 6 – 8 weeks. Breast implant surgery produces beautiful outcomes that look and feel natural. This treatment, in most cases, can be life-changing for many individuals, allowing them the chance to feel more confident.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does breast augmentation cost?
Your cost for breast augmentation will vary based on your choices and if you are having any other surgeries at the same time. When your treatment plan is developed in your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio can talk to you about estimated costs and financing options. To ensure your results match your goals and last a long time, it's important to focus on quality over costs.

Do I need a breast lift or augmentation?
Your plan may include breast augmentation, a lift, or both. A breast lift removes excess skin and improves the breasts while augmentation addresses the size and shape of the breasts. During your consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio, he will listen to your needs and goals before explaining your treatment options. A combination augmentation and lift are often a part of a mommy makeover to rejuvenate the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Can I breastfeed with implants?
If you want to breastfeed after breast augmentation, be sure to tell Dr. Del Vecchio during your consultation. It is usually possible to breastfeed after implants with the right surgical technique and placement. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter your results so it is best to wait until after you are done having children to have breast augmentation.

Can I have my implants removed?
You may decide that you want to replace or remove your implants. If this happens, Dr. Del Vecchio can perform breast revision surgery. During the revision surgery, your current implants can either be replaced with new implants or removed. If you choose to have your implants removed, you may need to have excess skin removed since larger implants can stretch your skin. If you have any questions or concerns after your augmentation surgery, schedule an appointment at Uptown Body Contouring to discuss your options.

Do implants cause breast cancer?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a link between implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). This is not breast cancer but a cancer of the immune cells. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), implant-related ALCL is very rare and when caught early, it is easy to treat. Dr. Del Vecchio encourages all patients with implants to get regular screenings for breast cancer. You should contact Uptown Body Contouring if you notice any concerns, such as swelling or other visible changes.

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Cosmetic breast surgery is popular for so many reasons. This procedure is FDA approved for safety and effectiveness and produces exciting outcomes. With an abundance of enhancement options, you can create the appearance you have always dreamed of. Uptown Body Contouring is proud to provide this proven treatment, and we invite you to learn more. Contact Uptown Body Contouring in New York, NY to schedule your first office visit with seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio.

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