Breast Augmentation New York City and New Jersey
For many women, breast size is an important part of feeling healthy, attractive, and confident. You can work hard to get fit and slim down, but if you aren’t born with the breasts you love, surgery may be your best option. Breast augmentation in New Jersey and New York City is the choice of many women who want to be their most confident and lead their best life.
Once you’ve decided to pursue breast augmentation with Dr. John Mesa in our New Jersey or New York City area practice, you make sure you have found the right surgeon and the right technique to meet your expectations.
Breast Augmentation Considerations
Breast augmentation can dramatically improve the appearance of a woman’s breasts. During your breast augmentation consultation, you’ll learn more about your options for creating your ideal breast appearance, including:
- Implant size
- Implant material (silicone gel or saline)
- Implant position (above or below the pectoralis muscle)
- Implant incision method
Frequent asked question about breast augmentation with breast implants:
Is breast augmentation with implants right for me?
Female breasts are a reflection of your nurturing sexuality and femininity. If you feel less feminine because your breasts are small, irregular in size, not proportional to your body, or depleted after pregnancy breast enhancement with breast implants with Dr. John Mesa may be the answer for you.
How can breast augmentation with implants change my appearance?
The appropriate breast size defines your female curves and body shape in relation to your waist and hips. Breast implants in New Jersey and New York City with Dr. John Mesa can balance your body for a more pleasing figure. Your confidence in your looks and sex appeal can change the image you present to the world.
Can breast augmentation with implants improve my self-esteem?
Some women spend years feeling inadequate due to the size or appearance of their breasts. Lack of confidence in yourselve can have a negative impact on your jobs, relationships, and sexuality. The majority of women who choose to augment their breasts with implants are very satisfied with the results. After enhancement, you may notice you feel less anxiety, depression or shyness with your new figure. Form-fitting clothing, such as swimsuits or items with plunging necklines, will highlight your new curves.
What will be used to augment my breasts with implants?
Dr. John Mesa uses the latest generation breast implants available and FDA approved in the U.S. market. Dr. Mesa may use either the Gummy Bear Silicone Breast Implants (latest generation gel implants) or Saline Breast Implants that are made of a clear silicone shell filled with a saline (salt water) solution. Based on your body frame, breast shape, and overall expectations, Dr. John Mesa in New Jersey and New York City will assist you to choose the ideal choice that better fits your proportions and desires.
How are breast implants placed during breast augmentation?
Breast implants in New Jersey with Dr. John Mesa, MD is a very common procedure. During our initial consultation, he will discuss the different implant placement techniques and determine the best choice, given your body type. If your breasts are sagging, Dr. Mesa may recommend a breast Lift along with your implant surgery.
Common locations of the breast implants:
- Placement “underneath the muscle” (placement of the breast implant beneath the chest wall muscle (submuscular implants). This technique is used most often by Dr. John Mesa, MD.
- Placement “on top of the muscle “ or under the breast tissue (subglandular implants). This technique is used in selected candidates by Dr. John Mesa, MD with certain specific physical findings.
Where are the incisions made for breast augmentation with implants?
Incisions for breast implant augmentation can be placed in multiple areas depending on the technique. They can be made in the crease where the breast meets the chest (inframammary fold), around the areola (the darker skin surrounding your nipple -periareolar), or in the armpit. These incisions are discreetly places the incision where scarring will be least noticeable. The incision through the belly button approach is uncommon but is an alternate insertion site. Dr. John Mesa, MD most commonly uses the inframammary incision because is the one that has been demonstrated to give more control to the breast implant pocket and therefore more reliable results.
What is to expect during breast augmentation with implants surgery?
You will undergo surgery under general anesthesia at one of the fully accredited hospitals or surgery center operating rooms where Dr. John Mesa routinely performs surgery in New Jersey or New York City. The procedure takes 2 hours to complete. Dr. Mesa closes the incisions with dissolving stitches and places you in a supportive bra for your comfort during the recovery. Generally, breast augmentation with breast implants is performed on an outpatient basis. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and care for you for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.
What is to expect after breast augmentation with implants surgery?
Patients may have varying degrees of temporary bruising, swelling, and some discomfort. Dr. John Mesa, MD will prescribe medication to help you with any soreness after surgery. You will wear a special support bra after surgery. You will be up and moving around the day of surgery. Depending on your type of employment, you may return to work between 7-14 days after your breast procedure. Stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed. Swelling in your breasts may take a few weeks to disappear. Dr. Mesa will closely follow your recovery to ensure you are able to resume normal exercising and activities.
Is breast-feeding possible after getting breast augmentations with implants in New Jersey and New York City?
If you have breast-fed a baby before augmentation, it is very likely you can do so after surgery. Statistically, small-breasted women have more difficulty breast-feeding, so augmentation rarely changes a woman’s ability to breast-feed.
Are there potential side effects after breast augmentation with breast implants?
There are some risks associated with breast implants; however, few patients experience problems:
- Capsular formation (Scar tissue): scar build up around the implant can cause encapsulation that can be relieved, as necessary, with surgery. This is more common with silicone implants.
- Numbness: usually temporary, numbness may occur in the breast skin or nipple.
- Leaking implant: the saline (salt water) solution is harmless and will be absorbed by the body and the implant will need to be replaced. An MRI scan is recommended to determine if a silicone implant has leaked.
- Dr. John Mesa will provide you with informative brochures that contain extensive information about the breast implants and their associated risks.
How are mammograms affected after breast augmentation with breast implants?
Depending upon your age and health history, continue to have mammograms on a regular basis.
These are some of the facts about mammograms in patients that have undergone breast augmentation with breast implants:
- Subglandular implant placement makes mammograms more difficult. In this position, there is a slightly higher risk of forming scar tissue that contracts around the implants
- Rippling of the implant is more likely to be visible in the subglandular position.
- Submuscular implant placement allows mammograms to be taken more easily. In this position, you are less likely to form scar tissue around the implant and to have visible surface irregularities.
Why not go to an Obstetrician, Gynecologists, Internists, Primary Care Physician Dentists and “cosmetologists” for breast augmentation with breast implants?
Practitioners like Obstetricians or Gynecologist and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and Board Certified to perform breast augmentation with breast implants surgery have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications, as it’s a side interest to them, and not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, “operated look”, etc.
Only a licensed professional with the knowledge, training and skills required to achieve optimum results should perform breast augmentation with breast implants. Look for a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top residency and fellowship institutions.