Breast Augmentation by Dr. Wolfeld New York City
Dr. Michael B. Wolfeld feels that it is extremely important for women to feel comfortable and proud with their appearance and their self-esteem. Breast augmentation with saline implants or FDA approved silicone gel filled implants may benefit women who feel that their breasts are too small, unevenly-shaped or sized, disproportionate to their bodies, or not as youthful after child birth. One of the most common surgical procedures performed today, breast augmentation surgery may be a viable option for women who want to enlarge their breasts for a more proportional silhouette.
Women who are looking to enhance their physical appearance are invited to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wolfeld to determine what incision location, implant size, shape, and filler material will best help them to achieve their desired appearances. Obtaining a better understanding about breast augmentation surgery will help in making these important decisions. Dr. Wolfeld understands the anxiety and excitement patients feel when they come in for their consultations, and takes the time to explain and ease them into making the right decision based upon their individual needs.
There are several factors to consider in choosing the type of breast implants used for each patient. Some women seek subtle enhancement while others are looking for a dramatic impact. Dr. Wolfeld will work with you on an individual basis until he is able to visualize the finished result accurately and develop a treatment plan to achieve it. Breast enlargement is accomplished by placing an implant behind each breast. To do this, an incision is made in one of three possible locations. The incisions are made in areas where natural skin folds help to camouflage any scarring. The incision can be placed (1) in the crease under the breast (2) around the areola (the darker area of skin surrounding the nipple), or (3) in the armpit. Each of these incisions may have specific advantages or disadvantages. Dr. Wolfeld will discuss each of these incisions in depth with you so you are always informed when deciding upon options.
The two major types of breast implants available are saline and silicone implants. Saline is a sterile salt water solution, while the silicone used for silicone breast implants is an elastic gel. The two types of breast implants differ in material and consistency. Saline-filled breast implants consist of a silicone shell that’s filled with saline after the shell has been inserted and is in place. Silicone gel implants also consist of a silicone outer shell, but they’re pre-filled with a silicone gel rather than saline. Silicone gel has a viscosity that closely mimics human fat, which is a large component of female breast tissue. The implants can be placed either directly under the breast tissue on top of the chest muscles, or underneath both the breast tissue and chest muscles. There are pros and cons to each of these types of implants and placement locations and Dr. Wolfeld will discuss these options with you during your consultation to determine the method most suited to your body and aesthetic preferences. The breast implants will be adjusted for positioning and symmetry before Dr. Wolfeld closes the incisions. You will have sutures that dissolve, so there will be no need to remove any sutures after the surgery.
Breast augmentation usually takes approximately one to two hours to perform and is performed utilizing either IV sedation or general anesthesia. Drains are rarely used. Following the surgery, patients can return home the same day as the surgery, but will likely feel sore and tired for the next several days, with the greatest discomfort in the first 24-72 hours. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks but patients can resume light activity after a week and return to work within a few days to a week. Patients may be instructed to wear a postoperative bra or compression garment.
Women who had small, unbalanced breasts before surgery find that they feel sexier in their clothes and bathing suits with fuller breasts. Over a period of time the post operative swelling will diminish and the incision lines will fade. Happiness with your new and improved image will continue to develop as you feel better and your breasts settle into their pockets.
If you would like to discuss your breast shape and options for enhancement, you may schedule a private consultation at one of our offices in New York City, White Plains NY, or Hackensack NJ.
We have both phone and online appointment requests available.