Do you find yourself taking care of everyone else in your life before you? Do you tend to put other’s needs before yours? If you have ever considered getting breast augmentation surgery but keep putting it off, I challenge you to make your 2022 New Year’s resolution that you’ll decide to do it this year!
There is nothing wrong with choosing to have a procedure that will bring you happiness and pleasure. You deserve to do something for you! Not only can breast augmentation greatly improve the shape and size of your breasts, it can boost the way you feel about yourself, increasing your personal satisfaction and self-confidence. In addition to breast augmentation, I offer a complete range of breast procedures which you can learn about here.
I offer four types of breast implants, all of them safe
- Silicone breast implants—filled with silicone gel.
- Saline breast implants—filled with saline (sterile saltwater).
- The IDEAL implant—contains a series of structured implant shells and two separate chambers filled with saline.
- Natrelle® gummy breast implants—filled with silicone gel. Choose from five profiles (low to extra full), four degrees of fullness (minimal to maximum) and three levels of cohesivity (gumminess).
Most women—and most plastic surgeons, myself included—prefer the look and feel of silicone or structured implants (rather than saline). Both of these are generally considered to look and feel more like real breast tissue, while saline implants are more prone to cause rippling of the skin. Women are also reporting high satisfaction rates with the new gummy versions because they can choose the size and shape of their implants for a more customized, unique look.
It’s important to choose the breast implant you will be most comfortable with
The decision of which breast implant to choose is something you should discuss with your plastic surgeon and together, determine which one will bring you the most satisfaction. If cost and incision size are concerns and you are worried about having silicone in your body, you may want to go with saline. If you want the most natural feeling implants, silicone or gummies might be your best bet, especially if you have minimal breast tissue to begin with.
Are you a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Before deciding if a patient is a good candidate for breast implant surgery, I take into consideration:
- her body type
- her age
- the current size of her breasts
- the breast size she would like to be
You are not a good candidate for breast augmentation if:
- You have had previous radiation therapy
- You are under 18 years old
- You do not fully understand breast augmentation surgery and/or breast implant procedures
- You do not have realistic expectations about breast augmentation surgery
- You are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an infection
Make sure you’re having breast augmentation for the right reasons
As I tell my patients who are considering this type of surgery, you need to understand that breast implants will not give you an entirely new life or suddenly make you look like a supermodel or movie star. Your age, body type, the size of your existing breasts and the size you wish to achieve all will ultimately determine the end results. I encourage my patients to have this procedure for themselves, not to make someone else happy that they now have bigger breasts.
I perform breast implant surgery at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester
For almost every plastic surgery procedure I perform, including breast implants, I use the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester. Located in Harrison, NY, the Surgical Specialty Center has four operating rooms and an 11-bed recovery room. Each operating room is fully equipped with state-of-the-art anesthesia (provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist), emergency equipment and everything else I and my surgical team need to provide the highest standard of care to each one of our patients. To learn more, watch this short video.
Insurance companies consider breast augmentation to be elective cosmetic surgery (no matter the type of breast implant) and therefore is usually not covered by insurance, meaning that you would need to pay the entire cost.
See the beautiful results for yourself
To see unretouched “before and after” photos of actual patients of mine who have had successful breast implant surgery, please visit the Breast Augmentation page in the Photo Gallery section of my website.
If you already have breast implants, you should get them checked regularly
If you have breast implants — saline, silicone, structured or textured — it’s important to get them checked for ruptures, slippage, leakage, swelling or any other potential problems. For all my patients with implants, I highly recommend getting them examined once a year. Please make an appointment to come in and see me so I can check for any problems.
To learn more about breast implants, I recommend these 3 blogs
So that you can be fully informed about this important decision, I’ve written several blogs explaining the many aspects of breast implant surgery:
- It’s About More Than Looking Sexier: 5 Important Reasons Women Have Breast Implants
- Are Breast Implants Safe? Yes And Here’s Why
- Small Breast Implants Are Becoming A Big Trend
Considering breast implants?
If you are thinking about breast augmentation and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. During our consultation, I will assess the current appearance of your breasts, your reasons for wanting surgery, and your expectations. Then together, we will decide which breast procedure will bring you the results you’re looking for. I specialize in the most advanced techniques of breast augmentation surgery and am ready to help you achieve your goals.
For more information on the many types of breast procedures I offer, please visit these pages on my website
- Breast Procedures
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Revision
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.