Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in New York City

Dr. Ascherman performs breast augmentation surgery with saline or silicone implants for his patients. Breast augmentation may help a patient if she wants to enhance the look of her breasts, if one is bigger than the other, or if she simply wants larger breasts.

Saline or Silicone Breast Implants

The size and type of implant used during breast augmentation surgery will vary with each patient. The surgery itself can take one to two hours and is conducted under general anesthesia. The type of incision used by Dr. Ascherman depends on the type of implant used, what needs to be done, and the existing size of the breast. Incisions can be:

  • Axillary (under the arm)
  • Inframammary (just above the crease under the breast)
  • Periareolar (around the nipple)

One incision will be made to insert the breast implant behind or in front of the outermost muscle of the chest wall. He will insert it into this pocket and center it behind the nipple itself. A saline implant is inserted empty and then filled with sterile salt water while silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel. The incision is closed with sutures and bandaged with surgical tape.

After surgery, soreness and swelling will occur for a few weeks. Bruising may also exist too. Expect scars to fade over time. A compression bandage or sports bra is typically worn for a period of time after surgery to help with extra support and positioning of the implants. For those without physically demanding jobs, they may return to work in a few days or a week. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least two weeks.

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