Breast implant procedures are some of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the world. The surgery has a minimal recovery time, and Dr. Newman carefully tailors the breast implants procedure to your individual needs. Considered one of the top plastic surgeons in the field Dr. Newman offers breast implants to help patients achieve full, shapely breasts. To schedule a breast implants consultation, contact our plastic surgery office located in Connecticut, just outside of New York.
Types of Breast Implants
Choices for breast implants include silicone and saline implants, as well as a variety of sizes and shapes.Most patients opting for breast enlargement will receive silicone gel implants. They are preferred as they are the same density as breast tissue and therefore feel more natural. Saline implants may also be used if the patient prefers. The implant is in a silicone based shell that is filled with a saltwater solution. Dr. Fredric Newman uses only the safest breast implants for our patients. All implants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration. For more information on types of breast implants, we invite you to contact our office.
Breast Implant Preparation
During your initial consultation, Dr. Newman will go over, in detail, the breast implantation procedure. This way, you will be able to make the determination as to whether or not breast augmentation surgery is the ideal procedure for you. Dr. Newman will discuss your goal breast size, where the incisions will be placed, and whether the breast implants will go over the chest muscle (directly behind the breast tissue) or under it (above the chest wall). Dr. Newman will explain the advantages and disadvantages for all implant placement options at your initial breast implants consultation.
Before implantation, the incision can be placed in one of three places: the crease under the breast; the edge of the areola (the dark-skinned area around the nipple); or inside the armpit. Although incisions must be made, Dr. Newman strives to keep them as small and inconspicuous as possible. His superior skill and reputation for exceptional results draws patients from throughout Fairfield County and the New York City Metro area, as well as patients from around the country and the world.
After the incision, Dr. Newman will create a pocket for the breast implant. Special sizers may be used to determine the optimal implant for each patient. Dr. Newman will then insert the implant. After stitching the incisions, Dr. Newman will fit the patient with a postoperative bra.
The breast implants procedure can be done on an outpatient basis at The Aesthetic Surgery Center. Breast implants are placed while the patient is under general anesthesia, and the surgery usually takes about two hours to complete. Some aspects of the procedure will vary if the patient is receiving breast implants in conjunction with a breast lift, or as part of a breast reconstruction procedure or breast implant revision.
Breast Implant Recovery
Postoperative surgical dressings are minimal and usually removed within a few days of breast implant surgery. Stitches are typically removed after about a week. Swelling should subside quickly but can, in some instances, remain for a period of months. Patients can usually return to work just a few days after receiving breast implants. However, strenuous activities should be avoided for at least a month.
Patients who have breast implant surgery at The Aesthetic Surgery Center can achieve fuller, contoured breasts that look and feel natural. Breast implants also work for many different types of cosmetic needs, not just for breast enlargement. For example, Dr. Fredric Newman can use breast implants to correct breast asymmetry. Women who have lost breast volume (such as women who have had children and women who have had significant weight loss) can also benefit from breast implants. At our center, treatment is tailored to your individual goals to produce the most satisfying results.