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Advancements in Breast Augmentation in NYC

Ava Lawson | June 15, 2015 | Posted in Breast Augmentation

breast implantsOver the last five decades, women in the United States have requested breast augmentation more than any other type of plastic surgery, and thanks to modern advancements in techniques and implant types, this popular procedure shows no signs of abating. 2013 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicate that 290,244 breast enhancement surgeries were performed in the U.S., with even more procedures anticipated for 2015.

If you’re thinking about breast augmentation in NYC, and are a bit overwhelmed with the available choices, Dr. Thomas W. Loeb offers the following reminders to prospective patients.

4 S’s of breast enhancement surgery in New York

Breast augmentation used to be a fairly straightforward surgery; choose between saline or silicone implants and your surgeon took care of the rest. Now, patients are empowering themselves with detailed information beforehand, helping them make more informed decisions. Where should the incision be placed? What type of breast implant looks and feels most natural? Are some implants riskier than others? How do I select a cup size that best suits my body?

Ultimately, an in-depth consultation with your Manhattan plastic surgeon will help answer these questions and others, but here are some tips to start you on your way.

  1. Saline or Silicone implants – In 2013, only 28 percent of women opted for saline implants. Because they can be filled after insertion, saline implants allow for a much smaller incision, but they have been linked to a greater incidence of rippling. Silicone implants – for many patients – have a much more natural feel, and they also have a lower deflation rate. The latest generation of highly cohesive silicone gel implants is called “gummy bear” breast implants. While slightly more expensive, these form stable implants hold their shape well and come in tear-drop shape for a more natural look.
  2. Size of implants – Patients will always benefit from imaging technology, which lets them test drive the look of a 250 cc implant versus a 350 cc implant and so on. Proportion in relation to your body frame and weight is essential, as no one wants to feel or appear “too big” on top after a breast augmentation surgery.
  3. Surgical incision placement – Even though you’ve dreamed of a fuller bust for years, you may want to keep your surgery a private matter. In this regard, incision placement is a key discussion with your doctor, who can explain the difference and outcomes of implants that are placed under the breast fold, versus through the armpit, as opposed to implants placed via an incision made around the areola.
  4. Selecting your plastic surgeon – No matter which implant type and size you finally select, the outcome of your breast surgery will only be as good as your surgeon. For this reason it’s imperative that you value experience (ask to see a gallery of before and after breast augmentation photos), and make sure your doctor is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in the field of plastic surgery and is a member of the ASPS.

Breast implants in Manhattan with Dr. Loeb

Among the best NYC plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Loeb is renowned for his exceptional breast augmentation results, using gummy bear, silicone and saline implants. In addition to first-time patients, Dr. Loeb has also helped numerous women who’ve experienced subpar results from other surgeons. 

To learn more about a breast augmentation revision or surgery with Dr. Loeb, please 212-327-3700 to book your private consultation.

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