Breast augmentation is one of the most popular and highly-requested plastic surgery procedures available. This procedure utilizes breast implants to increase the size and fullness of the breasts while improving the shape or symmetry as needed. Breast augmentation is a highly customizable cosmetic surgery, and results can range from dramatic to natural depending on each patient’s preference. Dr. Kayastha offers safe and high-quality breast augmentation procedures for patients in Albany, New York.
Breast augmentation is a surgery performed to increase breast size and improve breast shape. The procedure involves placing the implant behind the breast or chest muscle through a small incision. Over the years, breast enhancement has proven to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for women. The reason for breast enlargement differs for every individual, but each shares a common goal: to have a more attractive chest. Breast augmentation can also be combined with a breast lift for women who are concerned about sagging breasts and also want added volume.
The best candidates for cosmetic breast augmentation in the United States are healthy women with realistic expectations about what can be achieved in breast surgery. Dr. Kayastha will listen to your concerns and goals carefully and clearly explain to you what is possible to achieve with breast augmentation.
Typically, if you are seeking plastic surgery procedures, it’s 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.
What to Expect
Prior to your breast augmentation procedure, you will have a thorough consultation with Dr. Kayastha to discuss your goals and a plan for your surgery. This includes choosing the type of implants that will suit you best.
What to Expect
Breast augmentation is performed at the hospital under general anesthesia. Throughout the surgery, your health, safety, and comfort are top priorities. Some patients will need to remain in the hospital overnight after their surgery, but most breast augmentations are performed on an outpatient basis.
What to Expect
Swelling, tenderness, and bruising are all normal after breast augmentation. Bandages will be in place, and you will be required to wear a supportive surgical bra. In some cases, drains may also be used to reduce swelling. Most patients take pain medication as prescribed by Dr. Kayastha for about a week after surgery. Light activities, such as gently walking through your home, can be performed immediately after the procedure.
All breast implants have an outer silicone shell but have different filler materials. These are saline, silicone gel, and so-called “gummy bear” implants. Saline implants require a shorter scar than other implants, as they can be inserted prior to being filled with a sterile saltwater solution. However, they can be prone to visible “rippling,” which is why some patients choose silicone implants.
Another benefit of silicone breast implants is that they tend to look and feel more like natural breast tissue. On the other hand, there is less risk if saline breast implants rupture. Gummy bear, or form-stable, implants are a more recent development of silicone gel implants that is more cohesive, leading to a natural feeling with a lower risk for leak or rupture.
Today’s implants can be either smooth or textured, depending on the other options you’ve chosen. Textured implants allow the scar tissue that forms around any breast implant to essentially “grab” onto the implant more tightly, resulting in a firmer feel and preventing the implant from moving or rotating in the pocket. On the other hand, smooth implants move around freely, which isn’t a problem when they are circular but can create a dissatisfying appearance if the implants are anatomically shaped.
Implants can be either circular or teardrop-shaped, sometimes called anatomical. While most patients opt for the traditional round implant, a teardrop implant can help with specific cosmetic concerns, such as ptosis (sagging), or when a woman doesn’t have a lot of existing breast tissue.
One of the biggest concerns breast augmentation patients have is looking too large for their body type. While Dr. Kayastha understands this concern, this is actually a very simple issue to deal with. His expertise and experience performing breast augmentation procedures ensure that your implant size will be a natural complement to your figure, and he can recommend a maximum volume not to exceed, as well as a minimum volume to see a difference in breast size.
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Preparing for breast augmentation can be just as important as the surgery and recovery process when it comes to achieving your best possible results. During your consultation, Dr. Kayastha will give you specific and detailed instructions for your preparation. Some general considerations include:
- Stopping or adjusting medications, such as blood thinners, as needed
- Coordinating with a close friend, family member, or other caregivers who can assist you with transportation and care for at least 24 hours after surgery
- Purchasing and/or packing essentials like comfortable clothing, medications, books, magazines, and other types of entertainment for your recovery period
- Refraining from eating or drinking beginning at midnight before your procedure
After your breast augmentation, you will have a compressing bandage over the breasts as well as a supportive surgical bra. Some breast pain or discomfort is normal, so Dr. Kayastha will prescribe pain medications for the early stages of recovery. Some swelling and redness can also be expected. Most patients will require at least a week of downtime to rest and recover before they are ready to return to work or other normal activities. During this time, you should avoid any strenuous activity.
It is best to avoid exercise until about three weeks after your breast augmentation surgery. When you resume any strenuous activity, you should continue to wear a supportive surgical bra or sports bra and stick to lighter activities.
While results from a breast augmentation are immediately noticeable, swelling will also be visible for several weeks. Residual swelling will mean that the final results will not be seen until about six months after the breast augmentation surgery. However, most patients find that their breasts will look and feel natural by about six weeks after the surgery. A breast augmentation will result in larger, fuller, and more youthful-looking breasts which are proportionate and balanced to your frame. Dr. Kayastha can explain expectations during a consultation.
Breast augmentation can be a great way to meet your aesthetic goals and boost your confidence. To learn more about breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha. Call our Albany office at (518) 674-9060 or contact us online.
Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.