There are multiple reasons that a woman may experience changes in the size of her breasts over time. These include pregnancy, weight loss, genetics, and the natural aging process. Sometimes these changes can leave you looking older and feeling less like yourself.
If you want to restore or increase the size of your breasts, you may be considering breast implants in NYC. As far as surgical solutions go, breast augmentation is an effective way to enhance your appearance so that you can feel fully confident in your daily life.
Dr. Brian Bassiri-Tehrani of Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery specializes in breast enhancement. He combines his love of aesthetics and surgical expertise to provide his patients with optimal outcomes that leave them feeling confident, feminine, and beautiful.
The Benefits of Breast Implants in NYC
Breast implants are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. There are many reasons someone might be interested in breast augmentation. The benefits of the surgery often speak for themselves.
If you don’t like the shape and size of your breasts, it can have a major impact on your quality of life. Many women find having breast implants increases their confidence.
Natural look and feel
We typically use smooth, round silicone gel implants for the natural shape and feel. Your breasts won’t look “done.”
Whether your breasts are asymmetrical or you just want to increase your cleavage, breast implants can help balance your overall figure.
Breast implants are an ideal solution to restore and increase the size of your breasts after a mastectomy or if you’ve experienced weight loss.
After receiving your breast implants, you can enjoy them for many years without needing any surgical maintenance.
Am I a candidate for breast implants in NYC?
There are many reasons women seek breast implant surgery. Generally, the ideal candidate is someone who is physically healthy, not currently pregnant or breastfeeding, and who has a healthy BMI.
You might be a candidate for breast implants if your breasts are:
- Lacking volume
The best way to ensure your candidacy is a personal consultation with a trusted plastic surgeon. A surgeon will be able to talk through your options and possibilities with breast implants in NYC.
How does breast augmentation work?
Whether you’re choosing to get a breast augmentation for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons, the Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery team is here to answer any and all questions. Your breast augmentation consultation will be the first step in achieving the silhouette you desire.
Step 1: An in-depth consultation process
The consultation sets the tone for your entire surgical experience, so you want to make sure you find a doctor you feel comfortable with.
Key things you should experience meeting with your surgeon:
- Do they make you feel welcome?
- Do they listen to your concerns and offer feedback?
- Do they help you understand your options?
What’s covered in a breast implant consultation:
During your consultation, you’ll be able to ask questions and discuss any concerns with your surgeon.
In general, your consultation will cover these items:
- Your goals for surgery including size
- Going over your “wish pics” and ideal desired outcome
- 3D imaging of your expected results
- Looking at before and after photos of previous patients
- Measurements and before photos
- Reviewing medical history, risks, and considerations
- Discussing scheduling and follow-ups
- Answering questions about recovery
Your cosmetic surgery will be tailored to your aesthetic goals. It’s important to have an idea of what you’d like to achieve and communicate this with your surgeon.
We understand that sometimes it can be hard for patients to express what exactly they’re looking for. That’s why at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery we offer 3D imaging to help our patients see a visual representation of their results. During your consultation, you’ll also have the opportunity to hold sample implants in different sizes.
Sometimes, combining certain techniques will provide the most optimal results, such as adding a breast lift. At the end of the day, however, we’re not interested in telling you how you should look.
Our team wants to support you in achieving your goals and providing a medically safe outcome with your breast implants in NYC.
Step 2: Breast implant surgery
Breast augmentation happens under general anesthesia as the breast implants are surgically inserted through small incisions.
Reviewing the procedure
Before the surgery, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani will walk you through the details of the procedure again. This will involve a discussion of the incision used to access the breast pocket, the plane (or location) where he will place the implant, and the type of implant.
Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani will make the incisions in inconspicuous areas to avoid visible scarring. You’ll discuss the placement of your incisions during your consultation.
After making the incisions, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani inserts and places the implant in the breast pocket. The implant will either go under your pectoral muscle or between the muscle and your breast tissue. The placement depends on various factors, including your body type.
Once the implant is in place, he’ll close the incisions with sutures.
Step 3: The recovery process
Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani and our surgical team will provide you with detailed, written aftercare instructions to help you navigate your breast augmentation recovery. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.
Every patient is different, so the recovery process can vary. However, in general, you can expect it to take 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover after getting breast implants in NYC.
That being said, most patients are back to most of their normal activities about one week after surgery.
You should take it easy for the first 5 to 7 days after your surgery. You’ll have a support garment/bra that you’ll need to wear as instructed to support your body as it heals. You may also wear a sports bra (without an underwire) to help with maintaining support after surgery.
It’s very important to follow your surgeon’s instructions to protect your results and enjoy a smooth recovery process.
We’ll set up follow-up appointments with you to check on your recovery progress and your results.
Frequently asked questions about breast implants in NYC
When is the best time to get a breast augmentation?
Scheduling your breast augmentation depends on your personal lifestyle and schedule. Many of our patients opt to get their breast surgeries done in the fall and winter. Holidays usually make it easier to schedule time off work for recovery. Plus, it allows for enough time to fully heal before warm weather and swimming season.
If you have life events that may be impacted by your surgery, you’ll want to schedule at the best possible time for you. Make sure you have a support system in place prior to surgery and for friends or family to help take care of you the week of surgery. You will need to be physically and mentally ready for the impacts of surgery on your routine.
What should I wear to my breast implant consultation?
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your consultation. You’ll likely be removing some of your clothing during your surgical consultation for the exam. You may want to bring a more fitted shirt to use as you explore sizing options.
How long is the recovery from breast augmentation?
Full recovery takes 4 to 6 weeks, but is patient-dependent. Most patients are back to normal, light activity within 1 week of surgery.
Can I get other surgeries at the same time?
Yes! Many of our patients opt to receive multiple cosmetic surgeries at the same time to avoid multiple recovery periods such as with a mommy makeover.
Are there limits to the size of implants I can get?
It’s important to consider your body’s frame when choosing implant size. Implants that are too large run the risk of not fitting properly into the breast pocket, which can prevent the incisions from closing and healing properly.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss how to balance your aesthetic vision with what will be safe and comfortable for your body.
Is there an alternative to breast implants?
Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani also offers fat transfer to the breast as an alternative to breast implants in NYC. In this procedure, we use liposuction to harvest fat from another area of the body and place it in the breast pocket.
It’s also possible to combine fat transfer and implants in some scenarios.
Book your consultation for breast implants in NYC.
At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Brian Bassiri-Tehrani provides breast enhancement tailored to each patient’s individual goals to deliver the most optimal results. Whether you’re looking to balance your figure, even out your breast size, or reconstruct your breasts after another surgery, Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani and our staff can help.
We Empower Beauty®, meaning our surgeons and aesthetic providers apply artistic skill, compassion, and understanding to deliver natural, beautiful results.
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