Improve self confidence with breast augmentation
Over the years, breast augmentation has continued to become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for women. The reason for breast enhancement differs for every individual, but each share a common goal, to have a positive impact on their lives.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Kayastha, he will discuss your motivation and goals for seeking breast augmentation. He provides his undivided attention to you during this discussion to make sure he has a full understanding of your needs. Dr. Kayastha will then conduct a thorough examination, and develop a personalized plan to achieve the results you are looking for. He will walk you through how the surgery is performed, as well as, what to expect during the recovery period.
If you have any questions, or concerns, during or after the consultation, Dr. Kayastha will address them with you at any time. It is important to him that you feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the procedure before having the surgery.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgery performed to increase breast size and improve breast shape. The procedure involves placing the implant behind the breast or pectoral muscle through a small incision. Implants can be silicone or saline. More recently, “gummy bear” shaped implants have become increasingly popular.
Who is a good candidate?
The best candidates for breast augmentation are healthy women, with realistic expectations about what can be achieved in breast surgery. It is vital that you complete breast development before considering this procedure.
Typically, if you are seeking augmentation, its mostly due to the fact that you are unhappy with the size of your breasts. In some cases, you might want to regain shape and volume loss due to pregnancy or weight loss. Others may have breasts that are different sizes and would like them to be more proportionate to each other.
Why people choose Dr. Kayastha for breast augmentations:
- Board Certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Educated and Trained at Top Universities including Cornell and Michigan St.
- Specialty Training in Microsurgery at the renowned Buncke Clinic in San Francisco, California.
- RealSelf.com Top Doctor Award Winner
- Leading Contributor to Several Medical Authority Sites
- One of the Top Rated Plastic Surgeons in New York!
What are the risks involved with breast augmentation?
- Implants rupture or leak
- Scar tissue formed around the implant (causing firmness)
- Implant life varies for each individual
- Likely to have a 2nd breast surgery due to your implants
How is breast augmentation performed?
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that allows patients to go home shortly after their surgery is completed. The surgery is performed in the hospital under general anesthesia or IV sedation, and typically lasts 1 to 2 hours.
During the procedure the implants are placed through small incisions that are made underneath the breasts, in the axilla (armpit), or around the periphery of your areola. Dr. Kayastha will discuss the pros and cons of each incision with you, and together you will decide which one you want. All implants used in breast augmentation are FDA approved and considered safe.
What are the different methods for breast augmentation?
In this method, a small incision is made in the fold underneath the breast. The inframammary method is popular because the length of the scar is minimized. In addition, it typically heals well and is mostly hidden since it is underneath the breast. The use of a Keller Funnel allows the surgeon clear visualization of the surgical area and better control when positioning the implant. The ability to breastfeed is less likely to be affected with this method since the breast gland is away from the incision.
In a peri-areolar augmentation, the incision is made along the lower edge of the areola, usually from the 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock position. This scar can heal naturally and not be very obvious. Since this approach requires cutting through the breast gland, there is a risk of altered nipple sensation and the ability to breastfeed may be impaired.
In a transaxillary augmentation, the incision is made in the vertical crease of the armpit. There are no incisions on the breasts; therefore, there is no scarring on the breasts themselves. Disadvantages of this approach include poor visualization for the surgeon and difficulty placing the implant in the proper position.
In a transumbilical augmentation, the incision is made through your belly button. This can be performed only with saline implants and must be placed in a subglandular position. Advantages include a less visible scar and shorter recovery time. Disadvantages include risk of damaging the implant. If you have a complication and a second surgery is required, the incisions will have to be in a different location.
Over the Muscle vs. Under the Muscle
“Over the muscle” placement, also known as subglandular placement, the implant is placed under the breast gland and above the pectoralis major muscle. “Under the muscle” the implant is placed partially underneath the pectoralis major muscle. The muscle covers the top part of the implant and the breast gland covers the bottom part.
Advantages and disadvantages exist for both locations. Placing the implant behind the muscle has been associated with less scar tissue or capsular contracture. Mammography is easier with submuscular placement. Subglandular placement is an option for women with adequate breast tissue to camouflage the implant and for those that require minimal lift of their nipple position.
What can I expect during my recovery?
Patients may have some soreness for 2-10 days and can resume non-strenuous activities 24-48 hours after surgery. However, strenuous activities need to be avoided until at least five weeks after the procedure. You will experience some soreness for up to 10 days after surgery. Dr. Kayastha will provide you with instructions on specific implant displacement exercises that you will need to perform during the recovery period. You will also be given instructions on the following: how to care for your breasts, medications to take to reduce risks of infection, and when to return for your follow-up visit. During the first two weeks, you will need to wear a support bra to minimize swelling and support your new breasts.
Breast Augmentation Costs
Dr. Kayastha estimates breast augmentation costs at K Plastic Surgery between $6,400-$7,500.