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Breast Augmentation

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Breast Augmentation services offered in Upper East Side, Upper East Side, New York, NY


Small or asymmetrical breasts are natural for many women, but you may feel that they make you look disproportionate or detract from your appearance. At Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, board-certified plastic surgeon Eric Cha, MD, FACS, and his team plan and customize breast augmentation surgeries to increase the size or improve the proportions of your breasts. Contact the office on Park Avenue in New York City to learn more about breast augmentation. You can also book an appointment online today.

Breast Augmentation Q&A

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgery that increases the size of your breasts. During the surgery, the team at Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery carefully places one implant into each of your breasts. There are multiple choices of implant types, and the team goes over them with you during the initial consultation. 

There are also several types of incision the team can use during your augmentation surgery, and your choices depend on the type of implant you get. The Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery Team may use:

  • Inframammary incisions - along the lower end of the breast
  • Periareolar incisions - around the areola
  • Transaxillary incisions - in the armpit
  • Transumbilical incisions - in the belly button

Your surgeons also decide how to place the implant. Options for placement include subglandular, which is under the breast tissue but over the muscle, or subpectoral, which is both under the breast tissue and the muscle. 

What are my implant options?

There are multiple types of implants that you can use to augment your breasts, which differ in material and texture. Saline implants (silicone shells filled with liquid saltwater) are an option for you if you’re over 18. Some feel that these implants are a bit rounder than their full silicone counterparts.

Full silicone implants are more solid because they’re filled with silicone gel all the way through. You can get them if you’re 22 or older. Some feel that these implants are more similar to natural breast tissue. 

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?

The first step in finding out if you can safely get a breast augmentation is to visit Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery for a consultation. The team reviews your medical history and makes sure you’re currently in good general health. They also verify that your expectations for the results are realistic. 

You may be interested in a breast augmentation if your breasts:

  • Are disproportionately small
  • Are asymmetrical
  • Lack definition or cleavage
  • Sag a bit

If you’re very thin or have little breast tissue, you may have limited options for breast implant type, placement, and incision type. 

What should I expect during the recovery after a breast augmentation?

You’ll experience some swelling and bruising as you recover from breast augmentation surgery. The team may place drains to let out any excess fluid that builds up around the implants, and they advise you to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling. 

You can expect to return to work around two weeks after surgery and resume exercise approximately four weeks after the operation. There may be swelling until around the six-week mark. As for the results, you can expect the implants to last for years, with the exact time depending on the type of implant you get. 

For more information on breast augmentation and how to customize it, call Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery or book a consultation online today.