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Breast Augmentation

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?

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Implant Options

  • 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.

Incision Locations

  • Inframammary incisions are placed along the lower breast crease in the inframammary fold
  • Periareolar incisions run along the outer edge of the areola
  • Transaxillary incisions are located in the armpit

Implant Placement

  • Subglandular placement positions the implants under the glandular tissue but over the pectoral muscle. This placement may have less pain and doesn’t cause implant distortion with muscle contraction. However, in women with thinner breast tissue, the edges and rippling of the implants may be visible.
  • Submuscular placement positions the implants under both the glandular tissue and the pectoral muscle. This can create a more natural breast slope and mask the edge of your implants. Implant distortion may occur during muscle contraction, which may not be ideal for female bodybuilders or women who engage in a lot of weight lifting and pectoral muscle exercises. The implants are also in a different plane that may make mammography easier to interpret.

Combination Lift

Women who have both poor breast volume and sagging should consider combining a breast lift with their breast augmentation. If breast sagging is left untreated during breast augmentation, you may not achieve the most pleasing aesthetic result. A breast lift is designed to tighten sagging breast tissue but may also provide additional support to help keep your implants in their ideal position. Dr. Lickstein will advise you during your consultation on whether you would benefit from a combination breast augmentation and lift procedure.

Our Results

“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

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.
It is recommended that patients allow their breasts to naturally regain their shape following pregnancy before considering breast surgery. This usually occurs six months to a year after a woman has finished breastfeeding.
Dr. Lickstein will evaluate your natural body type and your goals to help you decide which implant type and placement will be best for you. In most cases, breast augmentation decisions are based on what will provide you with the most natural, realistic results possible.
Most patients will find that their breast implants do not impede their ability to engage in physical activities. However, some women with submuscular implant placement will find that their implants become distorted during muscle contraction.

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