ABOUT BREAST AUGMENTATION
Breast Augmentation Can Provide the Fuller, Rounder Look You Desire
If you would like to enhance your bust line with breast augmentation, our practices, serving Long Island, Manhattan, Woodbury, The Hamptons and Boca Raton, FL areas can deliver the results you desire.
Breast augmentation is a very common plastic surgical procedure that is designed to enlarge (and if necessary, lift) the breasts. Breast augmentation is most commonly performed on women who are unhappy with their breast size, symmetry, or the “droop” of their breasts. The age range of women seeking breast augmentation has a wide range from 18 to 70 years old! If you desire larger, shapelier, or more symmetrical breasts, you are likely a breast augmentation candidate.
Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S performs a large number of breast augmentations in New York each week, using state of the art techniques! He takes pride in obtaining the most outstanding results possible. Dr. Greenberg believes that the best results in natural breast augmentation can be obtained by individualizing the procedure to the specific body, breast type and shape. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S has been recognized as an expert in breast augmentation by such magazines and newspapers as Cosmopolitan, Health Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, The New York Times, Newsday and many others.
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If You’re Considering Breast Augmentation…
Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty), is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast.
Breast Augmentation is Used to:
- Correct and enhance the body contour of a woman who feels that her breast size is too small
- Correct a reduction in breast shape or volume after pregnancy
- Balance a difference in breast size
- Lift the breast in a patient with only a minimal droop
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Dr. Greenberg is able to perform breast augmentation in most patients with minimal or no visible scars! Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S has perfected the breast augmentation procedure so that the scars are usually undetectable. There are a variety of incisions that can be used for the breast augmentation procedure, including under the breast (infra-mammary), around the nipple (peri-areolar), under the arm (transaxillary), and through the belly button (transumbilical). The short infra-mammary incision has the advantage of the scar healing exceptionally well. In the majority of patients, the incision cannot be detected. This incision also offers better long-term results and perhaps lower overall complication rates. Dr. Greenberg often uses the short infra-mammary incision that usually heals without a visible scar. Choosing the right surgeon is especially important to the success of breast augmentation, and we invite you to learn more about the characteristics and qualifications you should demand.
Breast Augmentation Consultation
Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S takes pride in taking his time to explain each and every procedure in great detail. He reviews all of your options for breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. He will show you preoperative and postoperative pictures of breast augmentation patients, review your anatomy, and discuss with you how he can make you look your best.
Dr. Greenberg takes great care in making your breasts the best that they can be.
The finest possible results begin with a caring and thoughtful initial breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Greenberg’s team of specialized nurses will spend a great deal of time reviewing the best contour and breast size, which fits your specific body type. You will be seen in one of his state-of-the-art, beautifully appointed breast augmentation centers, either on Long Island, Woodbury, Manhattan, NY, or in Boca Raton FL. At our practices we operate with Vectra XT the complete 3D imaging solution for body, breast and face. This visual simulator is used to provide our patients with a visual image of themselves to explore the exciting possibilities of the aesthetic procedure, and help achieve their personal goals.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Dr. Greenberg will go over the breast augmentation surgery with you in detail. All of the preoperative instructions will be given and explained to you, so that you feel completely comfortable with the procedure. Your breast augmentation will be performed in Dr. Greenberg’s fully accredited ambulatory center, where only the best care will be provided to you. Dr. Greenberg uses a variety of types of breast implants depending on the specific patient’s needs and desires. It is of utmost importance to obtain the most natural look possible!
Dr. Greenberg believes that the best results can be obtained when the procedure, implant type, location, and size are individualized to meet the specific patient’s body type and desire! In some cases, natural breast augmentation may be recommended for patients who want to use their own fatty tissue rather than breast implants.
It is very important that you stop smoking about 6 weeks prior to your surgery. This will significantly cut down on the possibility of breast augmentation risks. Smoking will affect incision healing. It constricts blood vessels preventing oxygen from easily getting to the area. This can either slow or even stop the healing process. Researchers have also done studies and found that people who smoke are more prone to incision infections. Smoking can also lead to blood clots near the incision, loosened stitches, skin graft failure and lengthier recovery.
Patient education is important to the success of all plastic surgery, including breast augmentation. We invite you to read our answers to frequently asked questions about the procedure.
Find out more about breast implants and breast augmentation services provided by Dr. Greenberg.
- View breast augmentation before and after photos
- Contact Dr. Greenberg’s cosmetic plastic surgery office for your complimentary breast augmentation consultation.
Video: Breast Augmentation
Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg performs a large number of breast augmentation procedures in Manhattan, NYC, Long Island, and Woodbury each week.
Breast Implant Shapes
Just the Right Contour
If you are considering breast augmentation, it is very important to choose the correct breast implant shape. Plastic surgeon Stephen Greenberg can provide expert advice based upon your personal goals and desires. Dr. Greenberg has helped women from around the world achieve the ample, shapely bust lines they have always wanted. There are many variables involved in breast implants, and shape is one of the most crucial. Dr. Greenberg can recommend the appropriate shape to achieve the youthful, robust contour you envision, based upon your desires, the current shape and size of your breasts, and other factors. Today, the Internet is rich with information and opinions on breast implant shapes, but a face-to-face consultation with a leading plastic surgeon is the absolute best way to make the right choice. Contact our practice today to learn which breast implant shape will best suit you.
Regardless of whether you choose subglandular implant placement (placement of the implant above the pectoral muscle) or submuscular placement (partial placement of the implant below the pectoral muscle), the shape of the implant you choose will make a difference in the enhanced shape of your breasts. We invite you to learn more about breast implant placement.
When viewing the profile of the breast, you will notice that it has a teardrop-like shape. Gravity pulls most of the breast mass downward, and it becomes slimmer toward the collar bone. Teardrop-shaped implants are designed to follow this natural contour, while achieving the desired enlargement. Many women feel that these implants achieve a more natural-looking enhancement than round implants. However, teardrop-shaped breast implants do present a unique risk of shifting out of place, distorting the enhanced shape of the breasts. Teardrop-shaped implants are typically textured on the outside to prevent any shifting from taking place. Teardrop-shaped implants are available in saline or silicone. Gummy bear implants are only available in a teardrop shape. Teardrop-shaped implants typically cost more than round implants; gummy bear implants tend to cost more than their saline and silicone counterparts.
The shape of round implants helps women to maintain the bust shape originally achieved through their surgery. With no discernible top, bottom, front, or back, round breast implants can shift into any position without altering the breast shape. Some women believe that round implants fail to achieve a natural-looking breast shape, while others are quite pleased with the results. In fact, round implants will adopt a contour akin to that of a teardrop-shaped implant because of the effects of gravity. But again, if shifting occurs, the implant will adjust, and the shape of the breast will not be affected. Round implants typically cost less than teardrop-shaped implants
Breast Implant Placement
Planning Your Bust Enhancement
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S can help determine which method of breast implant placement will best meet your goals. Our practice provides both subglandular placement (placement of the implant below the breast tissue) and submuscular placement (placement of the implant below the pectoral muscle). Both methods have exclusive advantages, and Dr. Greenberg will take careful note of your goals and concerns to determine whether submuscular or subglandular implant placement will help you achieve the bust line you desire. To learn more about these methods of breast implant placement, contact our practice serving Manhattan, Woodbury, Long Island, The Hamptons, and Boca Raton, FL.
Subglandular Implant Placement
Subglandular implants are placed above the pectoral muscle, but below the breast tissue. Many women choose this option because it creates a more dramatic enhancement, giving the breasts a size and contour that provide ample cleavage. Women whose breasts are naturally far apart often choose subglandular placement as a way to bring the breasts closer together when wearing low-cut clothing. Subglandular placement is also a popular choice among athletic or active women, because it won’t affect their muscles. Submuscular implants can shift and look unnatural when the pectoral muscles are flexed.
On the other hand, subglandular implants are more likely to eventually develop capsular contracture, a condition in which the scar tissue that naturally develops around the implant becomes excessively tight. This can eventually cause the implant to take on a distorted and unnatural shape, or to rupture.
Submuscular Implant Placement
A submuscular implant is placed below the pectoral muscle. Submuscular placement is frequently chosen when a women wishes to achieve a more subtle enhancement. This choice is particularly effective for women who have naturally small breasts, or who have especially thin or small frames. Submuscular placement is also more effective at concealing any rippling that may occur in the implant.
The recovery time involved in placing a submuscular implant was once considered a disadvantage, but new techniques employed at our practice have made this a much less relevant factor. Through traditional means, submuscular breast implant placement involved a longer, more painful recovery time than an augmentation based on subglandular placement. Dr. Greenberg now offers breast augmentation surgery that involves a 24-hour recovery period following either placement option. This is made possible using the “mini-incision” approach to create the “pocket,” or area within the breast that will hold the breast implant. This approach sets the stage for much faster recovery than is usually required with a traditional approach.
If you are considering breast augmentation, the surest way to determine which method of breast implant placement is best suited to your needs and goals is to schedule an in-depth consultation with a reputable, credentialed cosmetic surgeon.
Breast Implant Sizes
There are many options to consider if you are considering a breast augmentation procedure. Finding the right doctor, deciding on a type of implant, and choosing an implant size are just a few of the important factors you will need to research before scheduling your surgery. The team at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery can help you to understand the differences between types of implants and breast implant sizes at any of our Long Island, Manhattan, Hamptons, and Boca Raton, FL offices. To learn more about the procedure and available sizes of breast implants, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg.
Choosing the Right Size Implant
Choosing the right breast implant size is not as simple as deciding what cup size you would like to be. Implant sizing is measured by volume, not cup size, and there are many different factors to consider when choosing the appropriate one to meet your aesthetic goals.
When you come in for your initial consultation with Dr. Greenberg, he will take a series of measurements to analyze the dimensions of your chest, amount of natural breast tissue, and your skin laxity. These numbers will determine the volume, width, and projection of implants you will be able to support. Simply put, an implant’s width cannot exceed the width of the breast, and the projection or profile of the implant cannot exceed the skin’s ability to stretch. At our practices we operate with Vectra XT the complete 3D imaging solution for body, breast and face. This visual simulator is used to provide our patients with a visual image of themselves to explore the exciting possibilities of the aesthetic procedure, and help achieve their personal goals.