One of the most satisfying aspects about being a plastic surgeon is enabling women to achieve the breast size and shape they’ve always wanted. If having larger breasts is their goal, I recommend breast augmentation using breast implants, a safe, long-term, highly successful way to get the breast size they’re looking for. To learn about the range of breast shaping procedures I offer, click here.
For larger, fuller, firmer breasts, breast augmentation is a great option.
Breast augmentation surgery is typically performed to enlarge small breasts, underdeveloped breasts or breasts that have decreased in size after a woman has had children. Breast augmentation can also make breasts more symmetrical if one is significantly larger than the other. If you are a good candidate for breast augmentation without a lift or other surgery, you may qualify for our special pricing. (Ideal Implant is not eligible.)
Short video about the 3 most popular breast shaping techniques
There are three types of breast implants available in the United States today, all three of which I perform:
- 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 (Ideal Implant)
To help patients more fully understand their options when considering breast implant surgery, I’ve made a short 2½-minute video explaining the details of each technique, which you can watch by clicking here or on the image below.
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. If you are a good candidate for breast augmentation without a lift or other surgery, you may qualify for our special pricing. (Ideal Implant is not eligible.)
Are breast implants safe? Yes.
Silicone: In 1992, the FDA restricted the use of silicone breast implants and allowed only women having breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery to get them. For the next 14 years, women who wanted breast augmentation could only receive saline breast implants. In 2006, after reviewing research and finding no connection between silicone implants and disease, the FDA once again approved the sale of silicone breast implants.
Saline: If the implant shell leaks, a saline implant will simply collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.
Structured: Approved by the FDA and Health Canada in 2014, the structured, saline-filled IDEAL IMPLANT has undergone 10 years of development, testing and refinement, including the clinical expertise of numerous plastic surgeons.
I do not use textured breast implants that have recently been recalled
For anyone who has read about or heard the news stories about the problems associated with textured breast implants, I want to clearly state that I only use smooth breast implants for my breast augmentation patients, not textured ones. Therefore, none of my patients have to worry about the recent Allergan BIOCELL recall. I’ve written a blog on this subject which you can read here.
Are you a good candidate for breast augmentation?
The best candidates for breast implant surgery are women who have all the facts they need to make an informed decision, fully understand what the surgery involves and its limitations, and have realistic expectations.
Besides improving a woman’s confidence, self-esteem and body image, the most common reasons for breast augmentation are:
- Small breasts
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Drooping or sagging breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Changes in breast size or shape due to weight loss
- Reconstruction after surgery to treat breast cancer
- Cosmetic improvements after breast reconstruction
It’s important to know that breast augmentations are considered cosmetic surgeries by insurance companies and usually aren’t covered, meaning that they’re self-pay.
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.
Considering breast implants?
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. I will assess the current appearance of your breasts, your reasons for wanting surgery, and your specific expectations. Then together, we will decide which breast procedure will most beautifully achieve the results you’re looking for.
If you 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 4 blogs
So that you can be fully informed on the subject of breast implant surgery, I’ve written several blogs, four of which I recommend to you here:
- 3 Ways To Choose The Best Breast Implant Size For You
- What to Expect at Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
- Here’s Why Breast Implants Are Safe
- It’s About More Than Looking Sexier: 5 Important Reasons Women Have Breast Implants
For more information on all the types of breast surgery 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.