About Breast Implants
Breast implants are a great choice for women who want fuller, more symmetrical, and more shapely breasts. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S offers saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants in all different sizes. During your consultation with Dr. Greenberg, you will discuss the three types of implants, including their benefits and the type of look each provides.
Breast Implant Consultation
Your one-on-one breast implant consultation will help you to determine which variety of breast implant will help you achieve the bust line you desire. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S will take careful note of your goals, body frame, lifestyle, and other factors to determine whether silicone (traditional or gummy bear) or saline implants will suit you best. He will also help you determine the appropriate size, shape, and placement.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants are silicone breast implants with a more solid consistency than traditional silicone breast implants. Gummy bear implants are teardrop shaped to achieve a very natural appearance, and are already becoming a very popular choice. To learn more about gummy bear implants and other breast implant options, please contact our Long Island practice, serving Woodbury and Manhattan, today.
Silicone vs. Saline Implants
Saline and silicone implants (both traditional and gummy bear) have mutually exclusive attributes that make them appealing to different women. During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Greenberg will take time to explain the strengths of both choices, and make a recommendation based upon your goals, desires, and concerns.
Breast Implant Revision
If a previous breast augmentation surgery has left you with unsatisfactory results, or you have experienced a complication such as a ruptured implant or capsular contracture, Dr. Greenberg can help you. His expertise in breast surgery, including breast implant revision, can give you the beautiful appearance, satisfaction, and peace of mind you deserve.
Breast Implant Placement
Breast implants can be placed using either the subglandular (above the pectoral muscle) or submuscular (partially below the pectoral muscle) method. Based upon your goals and your lifestyle, Dr. Greenberg can help you determine which choice is best for you. Contact our Long Island practice today to learn more about your breast implant options.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants are a popular choice among women who value an exceptionally realistic feel and appearance. The silicone gel these implants contain is very similar in density to natural breast tissue. Dr. Greenberg can help you decide if silicone breast implants are the right choice for your breast augmentation.
Capsular contracture is a condition in which the scar tissue that develops around a breast implant begins to tighten, often distorting the shape of the implant. Dr. Greenberg can help you understand the risk of capsular contracture, and how to reduce those risks. He also performs breast implant revision if you have developed capsular contracture.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are an excellent implant option for many women. They are composed of a flexible silicone shell that is filled with saline (sterile saltwater) solution. Silicone breast implants can be placed above or below the breast muscle, depending upon the look a patient would like to achieve.
Breast Implant Shapes
Breast implants can be either round or teardrop shaped. Teardrop-shaped implants are designed to mimic the true profile of the breast. Some women believe teardrop-shaped implants achieve a more natural look, while others find that round implants achieve precisely the breast contour they desire. Dr. Greenberg can help you determine which breast implant options are right for you.
Breast Implant Sizes
Breast implant sizes are measured by volume rather than cup size, and implants also come in different widths and projections. Our staff can help educate you on the unique advantages of the different options available to you. During a consultation, Dr. Greenberg can determine the appropriate size implant, based on your body type and other factors, that will help you reach your aesthetic goals and enhance your silhouette.
Breast Implant Recovery
Before and after your procedure, Dr. Greenberg will guide you through the various steps that should be taken to promote optimal healing, and ensure that the patient experiences comfort during their recovery time. Patients will experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the immediate days following the procedure, but with proper care, much of the discomfort will dissipate after a few days.