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10 Tips for Before and After Breast Augmentation in NYC

Ava Lawson | December 24, 2013 | Posted in Breast Augmentation

Ever wonder how many breast implant surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year? Breast augmentation, or mammaplasty, is the country’s number one cosmetic surgery according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Nearly 298,568 women opted for breast enhancement in 2022 – and with numerous post-opt studies citing high satisfaction rates, it’s no wonder why.

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Whether you choose saline or silicone breast implants, the outcome isn’t limited to physical appearances. Women report a boost in self confidence, increased sexual arousal and overall happiness with their newly enhanced bosoms. Sizing up from a 32-A to a 36-C isn’t just about bigger, rounder breasts, though patients love their newfound sense of femininity! Some want to address lost volume after pregnancy or to correct mild to severe asymmetry in cup sizes.

If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and scheduling breast augmentation in NYC, heed these ten important tips for before and after the breat augmentation procedure. Summarized by renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Loeb, this information will help you prepare for your impending transformation.

5 things to consider before breast augmentation NYC

  1. Choose a surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Make sure to verify this credential that ensures your surgeon is fully trained and has passed peer reviewed testing.
  2. Beware of promotional deals and cut-rate prices for plastic surgery in New York. These types of practices will not give you the personalized attention and quality service you deserve.
  3. Make the most of your private consultation, which should never be any less than 20 minutes. Your surgeon should explain breast implant types, sizes, risks, post-op recovery and expectations.
  4. Inspect the surgery center where your operation will be performed. It should be spotless and have a corresponding recovery room.
  5. Discuss which implant shape and model works best for your body type. Bring photos of your own and ask to see after pictures of patients to find a breast implant that will work for you.

What to expect after your breast enhancement surgery

  1. Recovery will take about 4 weeks, at which point your breast implants will look about as good as they will get! Swelling is normal and breasts may sit up high for the first few weeks, but as inflammation subsides, the breasts will begin to take on a more natural appearance.
  2. Diminished sensation in the breasts and nipples is totally normal, but this returns in about 98 percent of patients after several months. Nerves need time to heal, which can take 12 weeks or more.
  3. Expect show stopper nipples that may be more prominent – not because of size increase but due to a much fuller breast.
  4. Be prepared for that buxom look you’ve always dreamed about. Your breasts will be larger, so relax and enjoy them.
  5. A breast augmentation surgery equals easier breast exams in the future, though mammograms will be slightly more uncomfortable.

Consultation for breast augmentation NYC

If you’ve been feeling insecure about your body and have decided to get breast surgery such as  implants and/or a breast lift, your next step is finding a plastic surgeon who you feel has the experience, talent and compassion to deliver optimum results.

Practicing as a board certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan for more than 25 years, Dr. Thomas Loeb is one of the city’s breast augmentation specialists.  To find out if you’re a good candidate for breast implants in New York City, please call our office today to schedule your one-on-one consultation 212-327-3700.

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Breast Augmentation,

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2022 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report,

WebMD, Breast Implants,

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