Breast Augmentations on Long Island
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures nationwide. Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation can increase your self-confidence by increasing the shape and size of your breasts and giving them a firmer, more youthful appearance. Whether you have always dreamed of a larger bust or simply want to eliminate embarrassing sagging brought on by the effects of aging or breastfeeding, the professional team at Island Plastic Surgery has the experience and skills to help you achieve the desired results. Larger, fuller breasts are within your reach!
Would you like to increase your bust size? Contact Island Plastic Surgery today for your consultation!
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Sometimes referred to as a “boob job,” breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that uses breast implants or fat transfers to increase or improve the shape and size of your breasts. This outpatient procedure can restore breast volume, improve natural breast asymmetry, and produce a more rounded breast shape.
Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a personal choice, but if it is something you have been considering for some time, then Island Plastic Surgery is here to help! There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so working with a surgeon who takes your goals to heart, is a key element. It is also very important that you are doing the procedure for yourself and not for someone else.
You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery if:
- You are physically healthy
- You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- You are a nonsmoker
- Your breasts are fully developed
- Your breasts are asymmetrical or failed to develop normally
- Your breasts have lost their shape and volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging
- You have realistic expectations
Before surgery begins, you will be given medication to ensure your comfort. Incisions will be made in inconspicuous areas to minimize scarring. You and your surgeon will discuss which type of incision works best for your desired outcome. The three main types of incisions include under the breast (infra-mammary), under the arm (transaxillary), and around the nipple (peri-areolar). Once the incision is made, the breast implant or fat transfer will be inserted into a pocket either under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. The incisions will be sutured and then your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings and secured with a support bra to ensure proper healing. The procedure usually takes 1-2 hours.
Recovering From Surgery
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure, so you will likely be discharged an hour or so after the surgery is complete. Before leaving, the doctors at Island Plastic Surgery will give you specific instructions for at-home care based on your personal needs. Pain is minimal, so you can usually return to your normal routine after a few days, but keep excessive lifting to a minimum.