If you want larger breasts, I highly recommend breast implants as a safe, long-term way to get the breast size you’ve always wanted. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast implant surgery is the top cosmetic surgery performed today.
Having performed hundreds of breast implant surgeries, I know how much it means to each of my patients to achieve the results she wants, and I am pleased that I can help bring about these positive outcomes. I also recognize that there are a variety of reasons why women want larger breasts. If you’re considering breast implants, I’d like to share with you the most common reasons for breast enlargement so that you can be as informed as possible when making your decision.
Are breast implants safe? My answer is yes
In over 20 years of performing breast implant surgery in my plastic surgery practice, I have encountered very few complications. What I have found is that for women who want larger breasts, or want the size and shape of their breasts to match, or have had a mastectomy and want breast reconstruction, breast implants are a permanent, highly satisfying solution.
I offer three types of breast implants, all of them safe
There are three types of breast implants available in the United States today:
- Silicone breast implants that are filled with silicone gel
- Saline breast implants that are filled with saline (sterile saltwater)
- Structured, saline-filled implants that combine silicone gel and saline
Top 10 reasons women choose to get breast implants
There are a variety of reasons why women want larger, fuller, more prominent breasts. Here are the 10 most common reasons.
1. They want greater self-esteem.
Having larger, fuller breasts makes many women feel more attractive, alluring and self-assured. For many of my patients, having larger breasts boosts their self-esteem and makes them feel more feminine, sometimes more than ever before.
2. They have disproportionately small breasts.
Women with abnormally small breasts are often embarrassed about their appearance, especially when naked. My small-breasted patients often tell me that they feel less attractive and less feminine. Breast implants not only give them a fuller bust but an important boost in self-confidence.
3. One breast is larger than the other.
Many women have asymmetrical breasts as a result of uneven estrogen levels, growth spurts during puberty or other factors. This condition can sometimes do serious damage to a woman’s self-confidence. Breast implants can give their breasts an even size and shape, enabling them to feel more “normal.”
4. They have recently lost a lot of weight.
After significant weight loss, many women’s breasts are no longer as full as they used to be. Breast implants give them a fuller bust while allowing them to maintain their trim waistline and healthy weight.
5. Their breasts changed shape following pregnancy.
Losing baby weight is a good thing for most women, but some find that after pregnancy and nursing, their breasts droop, sag and/or get significantly smaller. Breast implants are a great way to restore their pre-baby body. (NOTE: If a woman becomes pregnant after breast implant surgery, this will not impact the health of the baby or the woman’s ability to nurse.)
6. They have had a mastectomy.
Women who have a mastectomy due to breast cancer or other serious health condition often are eager to regain their femininity and feel whole again. Breast reconstruction with implants can achieve this very important goal.
7. They want to boost their sex life.
Women who get breast implants typically experience higher levels of sexual arousal and satisfaction, as well as an overall feeling of being sexier and more desirable.
8. Their clothes will fit better.
Most women's clothing is designed for a C cup bust. By increasing her breast size, a woman can not only feel more attractive but also become better proportioned in her tops, blouses, dresses and bathing suits.
9. They want to look younger.
As they age, many women notice their breasts sagging, drooping and getting smaller. Breast implants, especially when combined with a breast lift, can restore a fresh, youthful look and a boost to their self-esteem.
10. They have educated themselves about the procedure and are confident about their decision.
Having breast implants is a highly personal decision, and should not be taken lightly. Women should never get breast implants to please someone else or to meet another person's expectations. However, for women who carefully think through their decision and choose to have this surgery, breast implants can have a positive, substantial impact on their lives.
What is involved in breast augmentation surgery?
I perform breast implant procedures at the Surgical Specialty Center located in Harrison, NY. Each of the Center’s four operating rooms is fully equipped with state-of-the-art anesthesia (provided by a board certified anesthesiologist), emergency equipment and everything else I need to provide excellent care to each of my patients.
Breast augmentation surgery involves surgically inserting an implant filled with either silicone or saline (sterile saltwater) solution, or both, behind each breast. The most common site for the incision through which the implant will be inserted is in the crease just underneath the breast. It can also be performed around the areola. The incision is very small and inconspicuous in these locations.
Typically, a pocket is created for the implant behind the muscle between your breast and chest wall. Placing the implant behind the muscle creates a very natural appearance, makes it easier for you to obtain accurate mammograms in the future, and reduces the risk of capsular contracture.
Considering breast implants?
I specialize in the most advanced techniques of breast augmentation surgery and am ready to help you achieve your goals. If you are thinking about having breast implant surgery and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. Then, 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.
Seeing is believing
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, please come see me to get them checked
If it has been a few years (or more) since your breast implant surgery, it’s important to get them checked. I highly recommend doing this once a year. Please make an appointment to come in and see me so I can check for any problems.
For more information about breast implants, read these 4 blogs
So that you can be fully informed on this important subject, I’ve written several blogs explaining breast implants:
- Are Breast Implants Safe? Yes And Here’s Why
- When Was The Last Time You Had Your Breast Implants Checked?
- Silicone vs. Saline vs. Structured: Which Breast Implant Is Right For You?
- Are You A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
Learn more about all the breast procedures I offer
- 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.