Breast Augmentation Basics

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries out there. It can be used to improve your appearance and boost your confidence. Keep reading to learn more.

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Good candidates for breast augmentation include:

  • Women with small breasts who want to increase their size
  • Women who’ve lost volume in the breasts due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight changes.
  • Women who are self conscious about the small size of their breast
  • Women who feel like their breasts are too small compared to the rest of their body
  • Women who want to look younger
  • Women who feel breast implants would increase their confidence
  • Women with asymmetrical breasts

Breast AugmentationWhat is the procedure like?
Dr. Shridharani’s patients can have the surgery performed at the office or at area hospitals in New York City. The procedure usually takes about an hour and most patients can return home the same day. Some patients stay in nearby luxury hotels where they are monitored by nurses overnight. When you meet with the doctor for a consultation, you can discuss your preferences.

The procedure itself varies from patient to patient since each person is unique. In some patients, the incision will be made underneath the breast while in other patients the incision will be made near the nipple or in other areas. Each option has distinct advantages and disadvantages and the surgeon can help you determine which is best.

After the incision is made, the implant will be placed. Once again, the placement will vary depending on the patient. In some cases, placing the implant on top of the pectoral muscle will yield the best results. In other cases, it is better to place the implant below the muscle. Implants are usually made of silicone or a saline solution. In some situations the patient’s fat can be used in the breast augmentation procedure. Silicone implants have been regaining popularity over the past few years. Each type of implant comes with its own advantages.

To learn more about breast augmentation and to discuss your specific goals for your appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shridharani.

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