Women who are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts may consider breast augmentation. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle changes, and the natural aging process can result in less breast volume. Breast augmentation can not only enlarge breasts but also achieve a balance in shape and proportionality. Dr. Lickstein performs breast augmentation surgery on patients to create a natural appearance that can help restore or improve self-confidence.
Who Can Benefit from Breast Augmentation?
Naturally Small Breasts
Women seeking breast augmentation to improve naturally small breasts are typically between 18 and 40 years of age and may be looking to achieve a more proportionate breast size. Women with petite frames may find that they have thinner breast tissue, which may impact their breast augmentation choices. Those with breast asymmetry or poor breast shape can also benefit from breast augmentation with implants.
Following pregnancy, many women lose volume in their breasts. Often, the breasts can appear empty or deflated. Implants can fill out the breasts, creating more attractive cleavage and restoring a fuller shape. Breast augmentation following pregnancy can help women regain their pre-baby body, which helps them find confidence they may have lost. A wide variety of implant profiles and shapes can help you achieve the breast shape you desire.
Women who were satisfied with their breast appearance when they were younger may find that their breasts have lost volume as they’ve aged. You may feel that the aging process has robbed your breasts of a youthful appearance. Women using breast augmentation to restore the appearance of aging breasts may decide to have a combination breast augmentation and lift to correct age-related sagging. Each breast augmentation is designed to restore attractive, feminine curves, while breast lift surgery restores more youthful, perky breasts.
- Saline implants are comprised of a silicone shell filled with a saltwater solution. They are FDA approved for women 18 years or older. Since they are inserted empty, saline breast implants may be custom-filled during your procedure to ensure the best quality results. Smaller incisions may be used to insert saline implants.
- Silicone implants are created from a silicone shell filled with a cohesive gel. They are FDA approved for women 22 years or older. The cohesive gel better simulates the look and feel of natural breast tissue. A variety of shaped and round options are available.
You will experience bruising and swelling around the breasts. Most patients return to work within one to two weeks of their procedure and can resume their regular exercise routine after four weeks. Patients will be required to wear a special support bra for several weeks during their recovery. Major swelling should subside within six weeks, but minor swelling can last for several months.
Breast augmentation uses thin, well-placed incisions designed to limit visible scarring. However, scar development varies based on the patient’s natural healing abilities. If you do develop scarring, it is likely to fade over time.
The price for a breast augmentation varies between patients depending on the type of implant and technique used during your procedure. Factors such as surgical fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees can all affect the ultimate cost of your breast augmentation. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.
A numbing solution and oral pain medicine are used to prevent discomfort following your surgery. Most discomfort only lasts several days. “Thrilled with my surgical results” I think that your office staff and nurses are friendly, courteous and very knowledgeable. I am thrilled with my surgical results and the way in which I was treated from the pre-surgical interview through aftercare. I highly recommend this office.” “I wanted to feel like my body was proportionate. My results make me feel better about myself, and I.” “Boosted my self confidence and self esteem”I am so excited that I had breast surgery. It has boosted my self confidence and my self esteem. I feel sexy for the fist time in my life and I am 47 years old. This has been life changing in an amazing way!” “From the first pre-op visit through the last post op visit Dr Lickstein and his staff took good care of me. The recovery period was exactly what I expected, and the results are great.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a breast augmentation candidate?
Ideal breast augmentation patients are in good health and heave realistic expectations about their results. Candidates often seek breast augmentation to restore a balanced overall appearance. Women with sagging tissue should consider combining a lift with their procedure. How soon after my pregnancy can I undergo breast augmentation surgery? How do I choose which implant is best for me? Will I be able to perform most physical activities after I have completed my recovery?