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Who is a Surgery Candidate? | Consultation | Before/After Galleries | Types & Shapes of Implants | What to Expect | Recovery | Speedy Recovery with Exparel | ASPEN Treatment | Exercise After Surgery | Massaging Breasts After Surgery | Potential Complications | Post-Surgery Bras | Choosing Your Surgeon | Cost
Is Breast Augmentation Right For You?
Breast augmentation has provided many women with increased self-confidence, better figure proportion, and improved body image. Women report that clothes fit better, and they no longer feel self-conscious about their breast size and shape. Breast augmentation enhances the breasts by inserting implants under, or over the pectoral muscles.
Breast augmentation can achieve several goals which include enlarging small breasts, breast symmetry, correct misshapen breasts, or reshaping and enlarging of breasts that have lost their shape or fullness due to pregnancy or the aging process.
It can truly be life changing; a breast augmentation can restore a youthful appearance, correct physical abnormalities, or just increase the breast size to help women feel better about themselves. Professional and personal relationships will experience huge benefits thanks to you new-found confidence.
Breast augmentation surgery is an extremely personal and major decision. That’s why Dr. Tehrani will be there himself during your consultation for breast augmentation. During this consultation you will undergo a thorough medical examination and discuss why you want breast augmentation. If found to be a suitable candidate for surgery, he and his professional staff will help you decide the breast surgery most suited to your body and desired goals.
To make the most of your consultation, Dr. Tehrani suggest you do personal research beforehand. Here are 3 websites that are reliable and informative:
Types of Breast Augmentation Procedures
Meet Dr. Kevin Tehrani, MD FACS
Top plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani is the founder and director of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery. He values reaching the highest levels of achievement in reconstructive and plastic surgical training, continuing education and clinical experience. Your comprehensive consultation will be exceedingly informative, clear, balanced and there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss all your concerns.
Types and Shapes of Breast Implants
All breast implants have an outer pliable envelope (or shell). The contents of the envelope are used to achieve fullness and create the most natural feel possible. The breast implants are filled with saline or silicone gel. Saline is salt water, much like the fluid that makes up 70% of the human body. If the breast implant should leak and the saline is released, it can be safely absorbed by your body. Silicone gel-filled implants are FDA-approved and safe.
The implant shapes are generally round, oval, or anatomical. The surface of the implants can be smooth to the touch or textured. Dr. Tehrani will also discuss these breast augmentation options with you.
With the FDA approval of new breast implants, there are more breast augmentation choices than ever. Aristocrat Plastic Surgery and Medaesthetics has undergone a rigorous certification process to gain access to many breast implant options in Allergan’s INAMED® Matrix of breast implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction surgeries. INAMED implants are the first anatomical-shaped cohesive silicone gel products on the market.
Allergan also has a newly FDA-approved implant called NATRELLE INSPIRA™ – a silicone implant with a higher fill ratio, nearly 300 choices of sizes and shapes, and an exceptionally durable shell to decrease the risk of leakage. There are two varieties of INSPIRA implants – one with a more natural feel and one ultra-cohesive to prevent rippling.
Although some patients elect to stay the night, breast augmentation is usually an outpatient procedure. Your surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and lasts one to two hours.
In a breast augmentation, incisions can be placed under the natural crease of the breast or around the areoles that surround the nipples. Dr. Tehrani generally places the implants under the muscle, which he believes offers his patients a better result, including less risk of a scar capsule developing around the implant. A support garment will be placed around the breasts to assist healing.
Another technique is the Tuba Procedure. Dr. Tehrani will discuss incision and placement options with you prior to surgery, and make recommendations that are specific to your case.
After your breast augmentation in NYC, you will experience some swelling, bruising, tightness, and soreness. We will provide you with a surgical bra that you must wear for a few weeks, as well as pain medication to make you more comfortable as you heal. We will also provide you with full post-op instructions for washing your stitches and when to come back to our office for follow up appointments.
Clinically used since February of 2009, the IDEAL IMPLANT has been used for 502 breast augmentations nationwide. In a five-year follow up trial, both patient and surgeon satisfaction has been very high with low rates of capsular contracture.
If you are interested in Breast Augmentation using the IDEAL IMPLANT, please contact us at 212-439-9900 for our Manhattan office or at 516-498-9790 for our Great Neck office to schedule your consultation.
The ASPEN rehabilitation treatment can reduce bruising and swelling, decrease tightness around incisions, prevent capsular contraction after breast augmentation, and help maintain the appropriate shape and softness for breast implants. It is an excellent addition to your post-surgical recovery. Learn more about the Aspen treatment here.
You need to be patient about returning to exercise after your breast augmentation. Your body will let you know more than anyone else when to get back and when to hold back.
It is important that you don’t start back too early, because the consequences could be serious. Your healing muscles could tear, causing internal bleeding, hematoma, or capsular contracture. When in doubt, error on the side of waiting during your breast augmentation recovery.
The rule of thumb is to wait at least 4 weeks before returning to light workouts, (i.e. slow-paced walks or stationary cycling). Dr. Tehrani can advise you during your follow up visits as well.
It is recommended your breast be massaged for 1-3 months after surgery. These implant displacement massages will keep the soft tissue around the breast implant open.
Massaging should prevent the soft tissue capsule from shrinking and pressing the breast implant out of shape. This is known as capsular contraction.
Before you decide on breast augmentation, you must calculate the results and risks associated with it. Dr. Tehrani will advise and inform as to any risks associated with your specific procedure.
Possible breast augmentation surgery risks include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Poor scarring
- Faulty position of the implant
- Leakage or rupture
- Capsular contracture
- Fluid acclamation
- Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
- Persistent pain
- Possibility of revision surgery
Right after surgery you will be provided with a post-operative garment for support and healing. You will wear that for about a week.
After, a soft, comfortable bra, without under wires is desirable. Soft support will allow your implants to drop. After your implants settle, any bra you wish will suffice. In some cases, however, when the implants are positioned early on, a supportive bra will be recommended to hold the implants in place. This is common in reconstruction cases.
It is important that your plastic surgeon be qualified and have the right credentials and experience. They should be in good standing with the community and the medical industry. Their board certification, education, and satisfied customers should also be considered.
Don’t forget the support staff. Make sure they are professional, friendly, and caring. This will be the people to lean on during your recovery. Make sure you are comfortable with the entire team.
It is very important to do your research and visit with the doctor personally. It is important to visit the facility where the surgery will take place. Don’t rush! You should make the time to get well informed.
Breast augmentation cost is a huge consideration for many patients. There isn’t any standard pricing for this procedure as the cost varies by implant type and other factors.
For more specific information about the cost of breast augmentation and available financing options, please contact our practice today. Call 212-439-9900 for our Manhattan office, or 516-498-9790 for our Great Neck office.
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