Have you always wanted to have larger breasts but just haven’t been sure about whether or not a breast augmentation is right for you? Alternatively, have you recently stopped breastfeeding and realized that your breasts are maybe a little bit deflated? Here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we specialize in a variety of cosmetic procedures including breast augmentation. Before you come into our office for your breast augmentation consultation, however, we have created a list of a few ways for you to feel more prepared.
Sure, you may not look like Kim Kardashian or even resemble her at all, but you may like the look of her breasts. As a good point of reference for both our surgeons and yourself, bring in some pictures of some celebrities or anybody else whose breasts you feel like are a good size and shape for your body. Then, from there, we can talk more about the results that you will get from a breast augmentation procedure.
Think About the Results You Want
Here at our office, we offer patients two different types of breast implants: silicone and saline. Even though we will go over the details of these implants during your consultation appointment, it’s still good to come into our office feeling a little more informed. So, what’s the difference between silicone and saline implants?
- Silicone: Silicone implants are pre-filled implants that contain a silicone gel in them. Silicone is really popular amongst patients because it tends to feel a bit more natural and softer than saline.
- Saline: Saline implants have a silicone outer envelope that is filled with saline during the procedure. One reason why patients choose saline over silicone is that the incision is usually smaller.
The last thing that we want you to feel about getting a breast augmentation is confused or uncertain. During your consultation with our staff, we will answer any questions or concerns about this procedure to help you determine whether or not it’s right for you. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
Let’s face it, the last thing you want to hear about your breasts is that they resemble more of a raisin than anything else. However, after years or even months of breastfeeding, your breasts may, unfortunately, hang a little lower and look more like a deflated balloon than you care to admit. Luckily, that’s where we at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants come in. If you have never considered getting a breast augmentation until now and still aren’t sure if it’s the right procedure for you, consider the following.
The Stigma is Vanishing
It used to be that only women who wanted to look more like Barbie than a real person would get breast implants. However, with more natural implants and better surgeons, that stigma has quickly gone away. If you are worried that you are going to look “plastic” after getting a breast augmentation, discuss those concerns with one of our surgeons. We will make sure that you get the right shape, look, and feel of breasts that will give you a natural look.
You Need to Take Care of You
As a mother, you do everything for your kids and rarely take the time to do things for yourself— can you even remember the last time you took a long shower? Now is the time to do something just for you that will give you your confidence back. A breast augmentation will help you get your pre-baby body back and maybe even climb back into that bikini— or at least attempt to.
They Will Look Natural
As mentioned above, your breast implants don’t have to look like two melons sitting on your chest. In fact, that’s the last thing we want you to go home looking like. With gummy bear implants, in particular, you can get natural looking breasts that won’t be so obvious.
You do endless piles of laundry, are constantly covered in spit-up (and who knows what else), and your breasts are, well, a bit sadder than they used to be; you deserve a breast augmentation. If you would like to learn more about this surgery or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!
If you are in your late teens or early twenties and you want to get a boob job, you are not alone. In fact, as a way to make you look and feel sexier, boob jobs are popular amongst young girls everywhere. However, due to your body, lifestyle, and opinions changing as you get older and more mature, you might want to reconsider getting your breast enhancement surgery done until you are in your mid-to-late twenties. Read on to learn more.
Your Body Changes
If you are still in your teens and want to get a boob job, consider the fact that your body is still changing. In fact, you still might have a body that resembles more of a preteen than an adult, which means that you might not get the correct size of implant that will be suitable for your adult shaped body as you get older.
Your Lifestyle Changes
Yes you may be into things like working out a lot when you are in your late teens or early twenties, but after you graduate college and start your career, your lifestyle is likely going to change, meaning that things like working out might either take more of a precedence or might take a back seat. And because things like physical activity can make having larger sized breasts uncomfortable at times, your lifestyle will make a big impact on the size of breasts you are going to get.
Your Opinions Change
The older and more mature you get, the more you start to develop into your own person with your own opinions. And although the thought of having large perky breasts when you are 18 might sound like a good idea, your 27 year old self might want implants that are a bit smaller and more subtle.
Just like with many things in life, it’s better to wait than be sorry later on. If you are in your late teens or early twenties and are considering getting breast enhancement surgery, consider waiting until your mid-to-late twenties instead. To learn more, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants.
In this digital age it can be hard to decipher between fact and fiction. With so much information readily at our fingertips, you can easily become misinformed and create an opinion without much standing. And when it comes to the world of plastic surgery, there are even more myths that you don’t want to fall victim of. Here are three myths associated with breast implants.
Implants Have to Be Large
Yes it’s true that the wide majority of women who decide to undergo breast enhancement surgery decide to opt for a larger implant, however, that doesn’t mean that you have to as well. In fact, a good and trusted plastic surgeon will not only listen to the breast size that you are hoping for but will ensure that your new breasts fit your frame and figure— so you don’t look like you’re about to top over.
Silicone Implants Aren’t Safe
Although this might have been true during the 80’s and 90’s, this statement is now a myth. After people were falling ill due to ruptured silicone implants, they were taken off of the plastic surgery market and then reintroduced as a safer model. Now, not only are silicone implants safe for patients but they also provide patients with a more natural looking breast appearance.
You Can’t Breastfeed With Implants
If you’ve been putting off getting breast implants until after you’re done having kids in fear that you might not be able to breastfeed, you can assure yourself that is a myth as well. In fact, getting breast implants should not have any effect on your milk ducts or your body’s ability to produce milk.
It’s easy to fall victim of Internet myths that really have no standing in real life. However, by understanding fact from fiction, you can help to make a more educated decision regarding your body and breast enhancement surgery. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!
When it comes to breasts, people always think “Bigger is Better.” However, although that might be true for some individuals, it is actually quite the opposite for others. If you either have large natural breasts or you are regretting getting the size of implants you received, it might be time to consider getting a breast reduction. How can you know if you should speak with your doctor about having a breast reduction surgery? Easy. Look at these 3 signs.
Breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgery designed to reduce volume, improve contour, lift the breast and remedy symptoms caused by larger breasts making them lighter and firmer.
- Back and Neck Pain
One thing most people without large breast have a hard time comprehending is the back and pain that accompanies them. If you suffer from chronic back and neck pain due to your heavy breasts and notice that they’re even making you hunch over due to the excessive pain, schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to see if a breast reduction is what you need.
- Difficulty Breathing
Imagine having a small child constantly sitting on your chest while you walk around, sleep, go for a jog, or try to pick up groceries. Large breasts can have a similar effect on women, leaving them grasping for air or with a constant shortness of breath.
If you notice that even the little things or every day activities are leaving you with a shortness of breath due to your large breasts, it’s time to schedule an appointment.
- Skin Rashes and Irritation
Because of both their size and location, with a combination of being overweight and having large breasts, the sweat under a woman’s chest can produce a rash under the breasts–leaving you feeling less than comfortable all the time. If you suffer from chronic breast rashes that leave your skin red and irritated under your breasts, you might want to consider a breast reduction.
If you are suffering from any of these three symptoms due to large breasts, it’s time to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.
Know The Facts About Teenagers & Breast Implants
When determining if teenage breast augmentation is a viable option for teenage girls, it is important to have a firm understanding of the subject’s motive(s). Teen breast augmentation is designed for young girls with breast abnormalities to fit in with their peers while breast augmentation in mature women is often initiated to stand out.
Many teens undergo breast augmentation to improve physical aspects of their body that are flawed or may impact growth and development. In most cases, if these problems are left untouched they could affect the patient both physically and mentally throughout life. Teens more so than any other group gain confidence and self-esteem when physical flaws or problems are corrected. Many variables, including physical development and emotional maturity must be evaluated before determining if a young woman is ready for breast augmentation.
Is Teen Breast Augmentation Safe?
The majority of patients in their late teens-early 20s desiring breast augmentation are in good health and well-nourished. Consequently, the risks associated with the breast augmentation procedure are mitigated when compared to older women. Patients who smoke regularly should consider quitting before undergoing surgery as smoking greatly increases the risks associated with breast augmentation.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations assert that women must be at least 18 years old to have saline breast implants and at least 22 years old to undergo breast augmentation with silicone implants. These regulations were established because during the late teens and early 20s, women’s’ bodies continue to mature. Established physical milestones in physical maturity must be reached before considering breast augmentation. Furthermore, patients any younger than this typically lack the emotional maturity to make such a decision and do not understand the risks and limitations that come hand-in-hand with breast augmentation procedures. The teenager must have realistic expectations about the life changes that will occur once the procedure is completed.
Younger patients considering breast augmentation will benefit from their youthful skin. Skin loses its elasticity as we age and the more supple skin of a patient in her late teens to early 20s will help to maintain the new position of her breast implants.
Make Sure She Is Ready
If your daughter is considering any type of breast procedure, whether it’s the correction of breast asymmetry, breast reduction or breast augmentation, the most important factor is to talk about the pros and cons and risks and limitations associated with the procedure. The three criteria to question are listed below:
- Did the teenager initiate the request?
- Parental support and consent are fundamental, but the desire for a breast augmentation must come from the teenager herself and cannot be a decision based on a whim. The request must be repeated over a long period of time.
- Does the teenager have realistic goals?
- As mentioned previously in this post, the teenager must have a realistic grasp on the limitation and benefits associated with plastic surgery.
- Does the teenager demonstrate the proper level of maturity?
- Teens must be mature enough to handle the recovery process associated with breast augmentation. This procedure is serious and is not intended for teens that undergo constant mood swings or who abuse drugs and or/alcohol.
Schedule A Breast Augmentation Consultation
If you and your daughter are ready to determine if she is a candidate for a breast augmentation, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Elliot Duboys has been providing the Long Island, NY area with leading cosmetic surgery for over 30 years, and will take the time to walk you or your teen through all aspects of breast augmentation.
Knowing The Difference Between Procedures
Deciding which surgery will best enhance your breasts is a personal choice that many of our patients face. Dr. Elliot Duboys of Long Island NY is here to explain each step of your decision. To start, it is important to understand the difference between a breast augmentation and a breast lift.
Breast augmentation patients, generally seek to enlarge the size of their breasts. This is achieved by using saline or silicone breast implants that may be placed behind the breast tissue (retromammary) or beneath the pectoralis major muscle (retromuscular) or a combination of both (dual plane).
Reasons For Breast Augmentation:
- Individual unhappy about the size (volume) of her breasts
- Different sized or asymmetrical breasts
- Difficulty in finding clothing that fits
- Disproportional breasts in relation to the rest of the body
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
When a women chooses a breast lift (mastopexy), the plastic surgeon will ‘lift’ the breast restoring the breast to its proper location. Then, the any excess skin will be tightened and a rounder, perkier shape created.
Reasons for Breast Lift :
- The nipples point downward
- Reduction in size of the areola
- Breast positions shift as weight is gained or lost
- Restore breast shape as a result of aging, breast-feeding or genetics
Sometimes patients chose both procedures, to restore both volume and shape that frequently occurs as a result of child birth or aging. Basically, breast augmentation changes the volume of the breast, while Mastopexy (breast lift) changes the contour/shape of the breast.
Now you may be asking yourself, “Which procedure do I want? Or do I want both?” Whether or not you have an idea of how you see yourself looking, Dr. Duboys will walk you through both procedures and explain how you may best benefit.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 631-423-1000 to schedule your complimentary consultation at our Long Island office. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you along your journey!
Innovative Technique For Minimal Scar Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgergical procedures . Breast enhancement is achieved by placing either a silicone or saline implant either beneath the pectorlis or on top of the pectoralis to increase size. One of the top concerns when considering breast implants is the severity and length of the resultant scar. Employing techniques that result in minimal scaring is always top priority for any good cosmetic surgeon. However, only the most skilled surgeons can truly provide minimal scar results.
The Keller Funnel Method – Making Breast Implant Surgery More Efficient
Dr. Elliot Duboys has been performing breast augmentations in the Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk County areas for over 30 years. With his experience employing the latest technology, Dr. Duboys can provide optimal results with as short an incision as possible.
The Keller Funnel Method is one way that only the most skilled plastic surgeons can achieve a minimal scar in breast implant procedures. This technique has changed silicone breast implants procedures by revolutionizing they way surgeons orient and place an implant. The design of the Funnel creates a slick surface, which permits implants to easily pass through the Funnel and into optimal position all by reducing the length of the incision.
Shorter Surgical Time
Another added benefit to the usage of the Keller Funnel is reduced surgical times, which means less time under anesthesia for patients. On average the Keller Funnel can save 10 to 20 minutes off of a standard breast augmentation.
Ideal For Reconstructive Procedures
The Keller Funnel is used for many reconstructive breast surgeries since its use allows for easier and more efficient placement of implants.
Come See us for a Breast Implant Consultation
It is extremely important to talk to your surgeon about your best options for incision location and method used during surgery. This will help insure that you will have the shortest scar and the most efficient recovery time. Please contact us at our Huntington, NY office at 631-423-1000 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Duboys. During this first visit Dr. Duboys will be happy to explain all options and aspects of breast augmentation as well as answer any questions you may have about the Keller Funnel.
Dr. Duboys has been providing leading cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures to patients in the Long Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County, NY area for over 30 years.
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.