What is Breast Augmentation?
With two offices — one in New York City, the other in Englewood, NJ — Dr. David L. Abramson is well-known to the residents of our community. His extensive skills have made him a surgeon of choice for breast augmentation in Manhattan and surrounding areas.
When small, uneven or slack breasts are causing you discomfort or embarrassment, breast augmentation offers a way to bring balance and contours to your body. The medical name for breast augmentation is mammoplasty, and it is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world. The procedure typically involves the insertion of implants to bring volume and shape to your chest area.
Breast augmentation is the surgical enhancement or enlargement of the breast. The procedure is designed to increase the fullness or projection of the breast and is most commonly done with use of an implant, but can also be done with a patients own fat. The procedure is designed for several purposes; to it increase the size of a naturally occurring small breast, to restore lost volume after pregnancy or breast-feeding, or help achieve improved symmetry.
What are Breast Augmentation Costs?
The cost for a breast augmentation can include not only the surgeons fee as well as the hospital anesthesia cost but there are also the costs of the breast implant themselves. The patient should be aware of all of these issues prior to undertaking the surgical procedure. Prior to undertaking a breast augmentation patients, particularly those with a family history of breast cancer, need to be evaluated possibly with mammography to determine that there is not any pathology in the breast prior to a cosmetic augmentation.
For your financing needs, Alphaeon™ and CareCredit® are offered, since breast augmentation costs vary by patient. The best way to determine what breast augmentation prices would be for you, is to contact Dr. Abramson and his team of experts. We can provide all the information you need about costs and possible financing options.
Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
Most women who undergo breast augmentation are unhappy with the small size of their breasts. This is often a result of genetics; however, there are other reasons patients are disappointed in the appearance of their bust line. Sometimes a woman has asymmetrical breasts, where one is much smaller than the other. Other breast augmentation patients complain about a lack of volume due to breastfeeding, weight loss or aging.
For years Dr. Abramson has listened carefully to the concerns of women throughout Manhattan and further afield. He understands how self-esteem can crumble when you don’t feel happy about your body. He and his professional staff welcome you to schedule an appointment at either our New York City or Englewood office to discuss your breast augmentation options.
About Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation can be performed through a variety incisions. The most common is the inframammary incision, or small incision on the underside of the breast. Other common incisions including periareolar any Transaxillary incision. The implants can be placed either above or below the pectoralis muscle and most commonly silicone gel implants are used. However saline implants are used in patients less than 22 years of age.
Patients who choose to have silicone gel implants should be monitored based on FDA guidelines which will include an MRI after three years.At the start of a breast augmentation, you will be placed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
Breast Augmentation Incision options
- Inframammary – near the crease under the breast
- Axillary – in the underarm area
- Periareolar – at the edge of the areola
When the incision is finished, your implants will be inserted into a pocket created by your breast augmentation surgeon. This pocket will either be made sub-glandularly (directly behind the breast gland) or sub-muscularly (beneath the pectoral muscle below the breast gland and above the chest wall).
There are many options for breast implants. They vary in size, texture and shape, but typically consist of a silicone outer shell filled with either saline or silicone gel. Your breast augmentation specialist will be able to guide you toward the implant that is best for you.
The recovery after breast augmentation is relatively short with most patients returning to work within 45 days. Patient should massage the breast as instructed by their surgeon and limit physical activity for the first several weeks after the procedure. Finally, results tend to be optimal about 3 to 4 months after the surgical procedure.
Dr. Abramson has helped hundreds of women from New York and New Jersey achieve the breasts they have always wanted.
If you live in New York City, Manhattan, Englewood or anywhere else in the area, then you will want to choose the best board-certified surgeon for your breast augmentation. Please contact Dr. Abramson today to book a preliminary consultation and discover why he has a reputation for thorough, top-notch care.
Breast Augmentation Before & After Pictures
Although every case is different, you can still get an idea of what to expect from the procedure by looking at breast augmentation before and after pictures. Women from Manhattan, New York City and Englewood have trusted their appearance to Dr. Abramson. He will be more than pleased to show you his collection of breast augmentation before and after pictures.