If you’ve been on the fence about scheduling a breast augmentation there’s no time like the present. Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures on Long Island and current techniques and implant options can provide impressive results. Breast implants have come a long way since they were first introduced back in the sixties. You now have many choices when it comes to size, shape, material, and type. Breast augmentation has been around for decades and in that time there has been much advancement in both the procedures and techniques involved.
At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY, we often help patients understand how safe and effective breast augmentation is because of such great advancements. Here, we break them down for you too!
Many Long Island area plastic surgeons can say they’ve performed breast augmentation surgeries, but it’s a good idea to find a surgeon who specializes in these procedures, and performs them on a regular basis in order to get the best results. Because of advanced training, more and more surgeons are able to learn more and offer more to their patients. Therefore, it’s important to select a surgeon that is up-to-date on the latest trends and types of implants to ensure you’re aware of all options that are available to you. Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery Center located in Long Island, NY has highly-skilled breast surgeons and offers the latest advances in technology.
More implant options
Implants have come quite a long way in recent years. There are more options and better selections when choosing which breast implant is right for you. Saline implants can be filled after insertion to achieve maximum results and silicone implants look and feel incredibly similar to natural breast tissue. In addition, there are variations of these standard implants that make them more durable and natural-looking than ever before. Also, in years prior, there was concern associated with implant rupture or leakage. Newer generation implants are now composed of a cohesive gel. If the outer shell of a silicone implant ruptures the gel will stay in place and not leak out.
Women come in all shapes and sizes and now there are multiple options when it comes to where you want to have your implants inserted. While the most common area is under the breast fold, depending on your unique surgical case, the implant can also be inserted through an incision made around the areola or in the armpit. These different incision methods allow for the scar to be hidden better based on the insertion method and it also allows for the surgeon to select the location that works with your body type.
Women seeking breast augmentation do not have to rely solely on implants to achieve their desired result. A fat transfer is another (more natural) option where fat is removed from other areas of the body, such as the hips, thighs or abdominal area through liposuction, and then injected into the breasts. This procedure is good for women who are interested in a mild to moderate increase in their cup size. If you’re looking for a large increase in cup size or a dramatic change to the shape of your breasts, then implants may be a better option. A fat transfer procedure has the added benefit of reducing the size of other problem areas while offering a natural alternative for breast enhancement.
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. If you stop and think about it, the chances are high that several of your friends, coworkers, or maybe even a family member has had their breasts surgically altered. There’s no longer a negative connotation associated with implants, as women have embraced the life-changing results from this procedure. Implants and fat transfer surgeries can help increase self-confidence by correcting and enhancing the breasts.
Higher emphasis on natural results
Nowadays a lot of women undergo a breast enhancement surgery to increase their breast size, but still prefer to keep things looking more natural. The procedures currently available can do just that. Breast implants can be placed under the muscle and also come in round or teardrop shapes to contour to the body better. Silicone implants are incredibly popular as they make the breast look and feel more natural. Also, compared to saline there’s a lower chance of rippling. Gone are the days of the large round implants poking through the skin alerting everyone that you’ve gone under the knife. Today, if performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, most people will not know you’ve even had implants unless you’ve decided to share the news.
Your incision location, implant placement (above or below the chest muscle), and size of implant will all play a role in your recovery time. Years ago women would have to lie in bed and take time off from work for several days in order to heal from a breast augmentation surgery. Now recovery is easier than ever and within 5-7 days you’ll be able to return to your normal activities. You won’t have to rest the entire time, you’ll just need to ensure you are limiting your physical activity and following your surgeon’s instructions.
How to get started
If a breast augmentation surgery is something you’d like to learn more about then please give Romanelli Surgery Center in Huntington, NY a call and schedule a consultation today. You’ll be able to meet with one of our highly-skilled surgeons to discuss if you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation. With today’s technology implants can look and feel just as natural as the breasts you were born with.