What is Breast Augmentation
If you feel that your breasts are too small, that they have lost their volume and shape after pregnancy, or that your breasts are uneven, breast augmentation can help. Dr. Rubinstein is a board certified plastic surgeon who commonly performs breast augmentation in Manhattan to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Breast augmentation can also be used after mastectomy to reconstruct the breasts.
Breast Augmentation– The Surgery
Breast augmentation is commonly performed with general anesthesia. There are many different choices to make when it comes to breast augmentation, including choices regarding the implant size and type, the implant location and the incision location. Dr. Rubinstein will be happy to meet with you for a consultation to discuss the different options available and what may be best for you.You will be able to view the results the different choices offer when the Canfield VECTRA 3D imaging system is used. The advanced digital images offer the ability to view a model of the enhanced breasts from multiple angles.
The incisions for breast augmentation can be made under the arm, around the nipple or under the breast. The implants are then inserted through the incisions and placed either under the breast tissue or under the breast muscle.
Many patients find that they can return to work and many other normal activities within a few days of their procedure. There may be some pain and discomfort which can be eased with medication, and swelling and a tight feeling in the breast area may also occur. Patients will need to wear a surgical bra for a period of time. Heavy lifting and strenuous activities should be avoided for two to three weeks.