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THE NEW YORK CITY PLASTIC SURGEON, PLLC

The Natural Approach to Breast Augmentation with Implants

BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMONLY PERFORMED COSMETIC BREAST PROCEDURES. ADD TO THAT BREAST REDUCTION AND BREAST LIFT, AND THIS ACCOUNTS FOR THE MAJORITY OF PLASTIC SURGERIES. GETTING A GREAT RESULT IS OFTEN MORE CHALLENGING THAN YOU WOULD THINK. IT TAKES A TRUE UNDERSTANDING OF BREAST ANATOMY, AS WELL AS A KEEN SENSE OF AESTHETICS.

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PROFILE 1- THE BALLERINA BREAST*

This shape has little projection, and drapes gently over the chest wall. Fits well on slim body types. Subtle and elegant.

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PROFILE 2- THE BARRE BREAST*

This shape has moderate projection and fills out a bathing suit well. Fits well on athletic body types. Optimal cleavage without too much show.

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PROFILE 3- THE BODY BREAST*

This shape has full projection and gets noticed right away. Fits well on curvy body types. Full and feminine all the way.

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Q&A

Why Do So Many Breast Augmentations Look Fake?

Breast Augmentation pretends to be an easy procedure to perform. You make a small incision, you create a pocket, and you insert the implant. But there are many subtleties to this art, and the surgeon must understand everything from the implant shape, to the amount of tissue coverage that it will have, to the way that things are likely to stretch and change over time. Underestimating the complexity of the procedure often leads to an imbalance in size and/or a malposition of the implant. In either case, the result will likely be less than natural.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The price of the procedure will vary widely, depending on the surgeon’s fees, the operating room costs, anesthesia, and the price of the implant. The general range is between 8-15k for everything included, although there are discount clinics for bargain hunters. The surgeon’s level of training and skill, as well as the care and attention provided to the patient, also may affect the cost of the procedure. Saline implants generally cost much less than silicone implants, with the exception of the IDEAL implant, which is considered a specialty saline implant.

How Long Is The Recovery After Breast Augmentation?

The recovery after breast augmentation depends a lot on the surgical technique used, and especially on whether or not the implant is placed under the muscle. For implants above the muscle, the incision usually burns for a few days, and patients report feeling sore for a few weeks. Strenuous activity is limited for a month or so. For patient who undergo breast augmentation under the muscle, there is usually considerably more soreness, and this can lasts for many weeks. Everybody’s recovery is different, and in this case, the technique used can also make for a very different postoperative course.

AUGMENTATION - VOLUME & FULLNESS

HOW DO PATIENTS RATE THIS PROCEDURE?

BREAST AUGMENTATION - THE BASICS

As a cosmetic breast surgery specialist, Dr. Bartsich is proud to offer her patients many options in terms of breast augmentation. One of the newer state-of-the-art implants available today is the Ideal Implant. SEE GALLERY.

Find out if you are due to SWITCH YOUR IMPLANTS.

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BREAST IMPLANT GUIDE

SALINE IMPLANTS

PROS

Biologic Filler

Minimal History of Health Risk

No Monitoring Required

No Silent Rupture

saline implant

CONS

Don’t Look As Natural When Large

Don’t Feel As Natural As Silicone

Higher Risk of Rippling

SILICONE IMPLANTS

PROS

Look and Feel Extremely Natural

Move With the Breast

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CONS

Needs Frequent Monitoring  

Silent, Messy Rupture              

Possible Health Concerns

IDEAL IMPLANT

PROS                                          

Biologic Filler    

No History of Health Risk

No Monitoring Required

No Silent Rupture

Holds a Structured Shape

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CONS                                

Looks and feels Less Natural Than Silicone  

Dome Shaped Profile and High Projection Can Be Pointier Than Desired Depending On Desired Profile            

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Call today to schedule a consultation, where you can learn more and find the best option for you.

SEE VIDEO OF IDEAL AUGMENTATION HERE

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IDEAL IMPLANT STRUCTURE

TEXTURED IMPLANTS

(including shaped ‘gummy bear‘) are silicone implants with a rough texture that sticks to tissue. The texturing prevents them from rotating in the implant pocket. Although the data is not yet conclusive, These implants have been implicated in certain rare health conditions, like ALCL lymphoma. GUMMY implants are also available in smooth round shells.

If You Think You May Need To Remove Your Implants, Consult An Experienced Surgeon Who Can Perform All Necessary Adjunctive Procedures Such As Removing the Capsule Around the Implant.