Serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (the mid Atlantic states)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Sheila A. Bond, M.D., F.A.C.S.
As you begin to shed layers of clothing in warmer weather, do you find yourself wishing for some more feminine contours to fill your summery T-shirts and tank tops?
Breast Augmentation is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. The goal of a Breast Augmentation is to make the breasts larger, fuller and more symmetrical with prettier cleavage. Before your surgery, we will schedule an appointment for implant sizing, so you can decide exactly what size you want to be.
Breast Augmentation can also help to make the breasts more proportionate to the rest of the body, even out breasts which are different in size or shape, and it can sometimes enlarge and reshape breasts which have lost their fullness or shape due to weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding or age. Breast augmentation can be included for reconstructive purposes on patients who have undergone mastectomy or those with a congenital breast deformity.
The best candidate for breast augmentation is a woman over the age of 18 who is unhappy with her breast size or shape and looking to alter her appearance. Patients must be psychologically stable, physically healthy, and have realistic expectations. Breast augmentation will enhance the look of the breasts, and often has the added benefit of increasing one’s self confidence.
Breast augmentation typically takes about two hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia in a fully accredited state of the art hospital setting .
Breast augmentation involves many different options and techniques. The implants can be inserted through an incision under the breast fold, or to avoid a scar, through the armpit. Breast implants are now available in both saline and the newly FDA approved silicone. Dr. Sheila Bond will advise you on which implant will be better for your body type and current breast symmetry. Implants are placed under the muscle to produce a natural look with less potential to sag and interfere with breastfeeding or future mammograms. Since the implant is under the muscle, the augmented breasts will look just like an enhanced version of your own.
After surgery, patients often feel somewhat sore, tired and stiff, which can last for several days. Some degree of discomfort is usually experienced because the procedure stretches the tissues. Prescribed pain medication can help alleviate any discomfort you experience. Dr. Sheila Bond may also request that you keep your arm extensions to a minimum, raising your elbows no higher than your armpit and no heavy lifting for three weeks after surgery.
A week after surgery, any bandages that were applied are usually removed. Patients are required to wear a support bra or compression bandage to help support and position the breasts. Sutures are dissolvable and do not need to be removed.
Initially, the breasts may feel tight as the skin adjusts to the new breast size, and the breasts themselves may seem hard at first, though they do soften in time. Swelling is common and usually begins to decrease within a few weeks. Increased sensitivity to physical contact of the breasts may occur for a month or longer. The scars will be red right after surgery, but will eventually fade.
The amount of time it takes to recover will be different for each patient. However, most patients find that they can return to work a week after surgery.
If you have been wondering if larger or better contoured breasts are for you, then call our office today and set up a personalized consultation with Dr. Sheila Bond. Call (973) 509-0007.
Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery office located in Montclair, New Jersey (NJ). We serve patients from the following area, such as Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Sussex counties, as well as Jersey City, Newark, NJ and all surrounding areas including New York (NY).
We look forward to meeting you in person.