BREAST

Breast Enhancement

Breast Implants in New York City

Dr. Ascherman is well versed in breast surgery options. He is experienced in evaluating a patient and listening to her goals and recommending the best surgery for her particular situation. Breast surgeries vary in cost, recovery, and procedure – all of which can be discussed with him during your initial consultation.

Here are some breast surgeries that New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Ascherman performs:

Breast Enhancement

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery uses saline or silicone implants to reshape and increase the size of a patient’s breasts. The plastic surgery can also be done to reshape malformed breasts. The size of the implant will depend on the patient’s wishes. Actual breast augmentation surgery can take one to two hours. It is conducted under general anesthesia, meaning you are asleep during the surgery. The type of incision used by Dr. Ascherman will depend on the size of the breast, the type of implant being used and what needs to be done overall. The most popular incision is known as the inframammary incision, which is done under the breast. The associated scar is normally easy to hide after surgery. Ultimately, implants help to add shape and definition. After surgery, some soreness and pain are normal. Dr. Ascherman will provide post-op instructions and schedule post-op appointments with you to check your healing progress.

Breast Lift

Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift surgery can be done on its own or as a part of a Mommy Makeover. This surgery changes the position of the breast and its shape. During breast lift surgery, excess skin is removed and the breast tissue itself is reshaped to raise the breasts and/or to restore firmness to them. Patients with nipples that are facing downward or who have sagging breasts may benefit from this plastic surgery procedure. Weight fluctuations, aging, pregnancy/breastfeeding, or simply gravity all can change the placement of the breasts. This procedure can be done in conjunction with breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery as well.

The tightening process done during this surgery helps to reshape the breast and support the new breast contours. Breast lift surgery alone will not significantly change the size of the breast. Ultimately, the technique used during surgery depends on your particular breast lift. During surgery, two or three incisions are made: one around the areola, one vertically at the bottom edge of the areola to the crease right below the breast and a third may be made horizontally under the breast along its natural curve. Excess breast skin is removed, and the nipple and areola are usually repositioned to a higher location.

In some surgeries, the areola’s size is reduced too. In this case, some of the skin above it is brought down and wrapped beneath the breast in order to reshape it naturally. The nipples and areolae are left attached to the deeper tissue, allowing the woman to still have sensitivity there and to breastfeed. Recovery from breast lift surgery can take several weeks as the swelling goes away. A surgical bra is worn for the first few weeks following surgery. A sports bra may then be used after that. Individuals can return to work once they are comfortable, although strenuous activities are restricted for at least two weeks after breast lift surgery to promote desired results.

Breast Reduction

Large breasts that don’t fit the size of a body or cause pain or discomfort can be problematic for women. With a breast reduction surgery, Dr. Ascherman can help alleviate some of those issues for his patients. During an initial consultation, you will convey your goals for the surgery, including your desired size.

During breast reduction surgery, Dr. Ascherman often creates an incision that is either shaped like a lollipop or an anchor around the areola, extending downward underneath the breast. Incision types can be further discussed at your consultation visit. Excess fat, breast tissue and skin are then removed to obtain the desired breast size. The nipple and areola will normally be repositioned too. In some instances, liposuction is used to remove excess fat in the breast.

The length of time that breast reduction surgery takes depends on the individual, the breasts themselves, and the technique chosen by Dr. Ascherman for the patient. The entire process may take several hours. Recovery period varies with each patient, much like any surgery, but patients often return to work in one to two weeks. Dressings will be applied to your incisions. A support bra must be worn postop. Depending of the type of breast reduction you have, a small, thin drainage tube is sometimes placed in each breast to drain excess fluid temporarily. Dr. Ascherman will give you specific instructions to follow for your breast reduction surgery. This can include medications to take orally, how to care for your breasts after the surgery, and concerns to look for at your surgical sites. Swelling should be expected in the postoperative period.

Ultimately, when you’re considering breast surgery in New York, it’s important to seek the advice of an experienced New York plastic surgeon such as Dr. Jeffrey Ascherman. To learn more about the breast surgery options he offers, or to have your questions answered regarding specific procedures, contact his New York office to schedule a consultation. He serves patients in all of New York City, as well as Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, and from other areas located further away.