About Breast Augmentation
Many patients dream of having larger breasts, and with the help of a breast augmentation in NYC, this dream can be a reality. Thanks to breast implants, patients will be able to get the breasts that they have always wanted. Breast augmentation can also be used to correct an imbalance between the breasts, correcting size and shape asymmetry.
What Is a Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a procedure that involves inserting breast implants to increase the size and projection of the patient’s breasts to their preference.
Either silicone or saline breast implants can be used, and implants can also vary in size, texture, shape, and projection. These options allow us to find the best breast implants for each patient’s aesthetic goals.
The patient also has options in terms of the incisions created to place the implants. Periareolar incisions are made around the areola, transaxillary incisions are made in the armpit, and inframammary incisions are made in the breast crease. These can all be discussed during a consultation with Dr. Francesco Gargano.
Historically, most surgeons choose to place the implants under the mammary gland (subglandular placement) or under the muscles (submuscular placement), depending on the breast’s tissue availability and the preferences of the patient.
Whenever possible, Dr. Gargano’s preference is to preserve the pectoral muscle, due to the risks of long recovery time and animation deformity.
Dr. Gargano mostly uses the subfascial approach, where the implant is inserted underneath the fascia layer, preserving the pectoral muscle. The subfascial pocket will cover the implant edges, keep the implant in position, and decrease capsular contracture rates.
In selected cases, the subfascial approach can be implemented by fat grafting, giving the patients the benefits from both procedures.
Good Candidates for a Breast Augmentation
Women who want to have bigger breasts, have lost volume in their bust, or want to fix the asymmetry of their breasts are excellent candidates for breast augmentation. Patients who want to have this procedure should be in good overall health and must have a positive outlook.
Quitting harmful habits like smoking is necessary before undergoing this procedure. This will help to avoid complications and prolonged recovery time.
Breast augmentation surgery will require a consultation. This will allow them to learn more information about the procedure, which will help them prepare for their session. Patients will need to answer questions about their medical history during the consultation, including details about any current medications, allergies, and past surgeries.
Breast Augmentation Aftercare
During the recovery period following a breast augmentation session, patients can expect some minor discomfort, along with temporary swelling and bruising. Discomfort can be addressed with the help of pain medication as prescribed. A surgical bra must be worn to help with the swelling, and cold compresses can also be used to reduce swelling.
Absolutely no excessive pressure should be applied to the breast area while patients are recovering, and stress should be avoided as much as possible. Patients will need to stay home from work for a time, as well.
How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost?
The cost of a breast reduction procedure can be affected by a number of factors. Prices can depend on the specifications of the implants, along with anesthesia fees and the techniques utilized for the procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation
Schedule a consultation to learn more about breast augmentation in NYC. Contact the office of Dr. Gargano today to arrange your appointment.
Your Breast Augmentation Session
Once patients have been prepped for their breast augmentation session, anesthesia will be administered. Incisions will then be made. Next, pockets will be made in the tissues.
The implants will be inserted into the pockets, and the incisions will be closed with sutures. Fat grafting can complete the procedure to camouflage the edges of the implant and create an extra layer of coverage.