If you’ve been thinking about enhancing your bust size, you should know that for over 30 years, our cosmetic plastic surgeons have been providing women in the Long Island, Nassau & Suffolk County areas with state-of-the-art breast augmentation (implant) procedures and techniques.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is also referred to as breast enlargement, enhancement, breast implants, augmentation mammoplasty – or in layman terms boob job. Regardless of what you call it, this is a surgical procedure that is designed to increase the size of the breast. Enhancement involves placing a silicone or saline breast implant in front of, or more commonly behind the chest muscles to increase cup size.
Women are motivated to have their breasts augmented for a variety of reasons including:
- To increase overall size for a fuller bust line or more proportioned appearance
- To restore breasts or correct a difference in size following pregnancy
- To correct size or volume differences between the breasts
Dr. Elliot Duboys will recommend an appropriate course of treatment to satisfy your expectations following your consultation and examination.
Dr. Duboys performs all procedures including breast augmentations right here in our in-office surgical suite that is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities or AAAASF. We make use of state-of-the-art equipment and anesthesia performed by highly qualified members of the anesthesia department at North Shore University Hospital and the Catholic Medical System.
When your surgery is completed, you can recover and relax until you are ready to leave. Then, after a few days, you’ll return for a complete post-operative follow-up visit. When planning for your breast augmentation, one week off is typically realistic as the majority of patients are able to return to work and most other normal activities within a few days.
Types of Breast Implants We Use
Saline Breast Implants – This type of implant has a silicone outer envelop that’s filled with saline during the procedure. To place the empty implant, a small incision is used. Saline implants have a failure rate of 10% per year and generally have to be replaced every 10 years.
Silicone Breast Implants – Silicone breast implants differ from saline implants as they come pre-filled. Therefore, a slightly larger incision is made. This type of implant has a silicone outer envelope and is filled with a cohesive silicone gel.
Placement of Breast Implants
Retromammary – The implant is placed behind the breast tissue. This location allows for the placement of a larger implant and gives significant fullness to the upper portion of the breast. Sometimes by using this location, a minimal amount of ptosis or droop can be corrected.
Retromuscular – The implant is placed beneath the pectoralis major muscle for a more natural looking breast configuration. 100% of the breast tissue is above the implant.
Duel Plane – A portion of the implant is placed beneath the muscle and a portion above the muscle. This permits elevation of the breast and may eliminate the need for a breast lift.
Following your consultation with Dr. Duboys, he will discuss your expectations and the options available to you. All details of the breast augmentation procedure will be fully explained and all your questions will be answered.