Breast augmentation is currently the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States, and has been for the past 5 years. So while your reasons for choosing it are unique and personal, you’re part of a movement being embraced by modern women seeking to fulfill their dreams. The experienced surgeons at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group bring their artistic eye, rigorous training and practiced approach to every procedure. They are committed to giving you new breasts that represent your ideal, and that look and feel as natural as possible.
Whether with saline or silicone implants, breast augmentation can help you acquire a fuller, more symmetrical shape with a more contoured aesthetic. It can also compensate for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery, and facilitate reconstruction procedures to rebuild the breast after mastectomy or injury. Suddenly, you can look fantastic in a bathing suit, and feel newly empowered to dress as you always hoped you could.
Because every woman is unique, LIPSG customizes each of our breast augmentation procedures to ensure the best possible results and the highest level of safety. Your surgeon will engage you in a thorough discussion of your options and concerns, and go over what you can expect before, during and after every procedure. Together you will decide the best way to achieve your goals.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
There are a variety of techniques Long Island Plastic Surgical Group plastic surgeons can use to perform breast augmentation. Your surgeon will go over all the options with you, and together you will decide how to proceed. With every procedure, our surgeons carefully assess the protocol that offers you the best results with the least possible scarring. Implants can be placed beneath the chest muscle or directly beneath the breast tissue. They can be inserted through one of three incision locations: transaxillary (under the arm), inframammary (in the natural fold of the breast) or periareolar (in the areola area around the nipple).
Breast augmentation surgery typically takes two hours or less to complete, and can be performed on an outpatient basis in the convenience of LIPSG’s state-of-the-art, fully accredited ambulatory surgery center in Garden City or at area hospitals. The procedure takes place under general anesthesia, or local anesthesia combined with a sedative.
For more information on incisions, or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our surgeons, please call 516-504-3014.
Cost of Breast Augmentation
The pricing for breast augmentation varies depending on the type of implants you choose. At Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, we offer all-inclusive pricing and a variety of easy financing options to help you achieve your dreams.
To address the individual needs of each patient, we offer a variety of implant sizes, shapes and types. There is a wide range of silicone and saline breast implants to choose from, and our surgeon will work with you to find the option that can best meet your goals with the most natural-looking results.
To learn more about our implant options, please visit our breast implants page.
At your initial consultation, your Long Island Plastic Surgical Group surgeon will discuss with you in detail the benefits of each type of breast implant to help you determine which is best suited to your needs. With our Vectra 3-D imaging, you will also have the opportunity to see the likely outcome before you even step inside the operating room. Your surgeon can show you a computer-generated image of your projected post-surgery results. The image can also be manipulated to reflect different sizes and shapes for instant implant comparison.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
You can expect some pain and discomfort after breast augmentation surgery, but this can be managed with medication. Some bruising, swelling and numbness will likely affect the breasts and nipples within the first few weeks following the procedure. Stitches are typically removed within the first 10 days after surgery and patients can usually get back to their normal routines within just a few days to a week. In many cases, absorbable sutures can be used, and no suture removal is required. Regular mammograms should be continued after breast augmentation surgery. In order to see around the implants for the most accurate assessment possible, a special type of mammogram is required. Your surgeon will discuss further details of your recovery and give you information on how long you can expect the healing process to last.
Do’s and Don’ts After Breast Augmentation Surgery
After your procedure, it is important to follow your surgeon-provided instructions for proper healing and to provide the best possible outcome. Our patients are typically recommended the following:
- Do relax and take pain medication as directed
- Do wear support bras and post-surgical specialty garments that have been provided for your recovery period
- Do ask friends and family for help, especially in the first few weeks
- Do sleep on your back at night
- Do massage the breasts and perform recommended exercises
- Do participate in mild activity as soon as you can
- Do attend every follow-up appointment
- Do give us a call if you suspect any problems such as infection or other complications
- Do protect your breasts from intense force, pressure, trauma, and compression
- Do wait to assess your aesthetic breast augmentation results for at least a month
- Do wear sunscreen over exposed scars if you are out in the sun
- Don’t engage in strenuous activities or heavy lifting for several weeks
- Don’t smoke
- Don’t take blood thinners
- Don’t leave scars uncovered in the sun
- Don’t alter or remove surgical tape until your surgeon does so
- Don’t ignore post-surgery care instructions
Learn More about Breast Augmentation
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group surgeons are committed to giving you new breasts that look and feel as natural as possible. Call today to schedule your private, complimentary consultation with a LIPSG surgeon in one of our seven convenient locations in the New York region. Call 516-504-3014.
To see actual photographs documenting patients before and after surgery, please refer to our Photo Gallery.