Every woman is unique, and no two breasts are the same. Your breasts go through many changes in life due to pregnancy, weight loss, or volume loss caused by aging. Breast augmentation can enhance the size of your breasts to restore your pre-baby figure, correct unevenness, or to achieve a larger bust. Our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini, will customize your breast augmentation to reach your aesthetic goals and give you the confident, new life you deserve.
If you’re interested in breast augmentation, please contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts in Manhattan today at (855) 329-1482 to schedule your complimentary consultation. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeon provides face, breast, and body procedures to patients throughout the New York City area.
What is Breast Augmentation?
This breast surgery is performed to enlarge the size of the breasts with breast implants. We offer saline and silicone breast implants, both of which can provide a fuller, symmetrical look. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini uses the FDA-approved Natrelle® Breast Implants, which are highly-cohesive, silicone-filled implants that are designed to match your anatomy and provide natural-looking results. The science of breast augmentation has evolved over the years, and you have many options to choose from such as the implant type, size, incision site, and placement.
Learn more from Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini in the video below.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will perform your breast augmentation in New York City at our surgical center in Manhattan. Saline implants are inserted via a small incision in the crease or fold beneath the breast or through the peri-areolar (a crescent incision in the upper portion of the nipple) region, then filled with saline (salt water) to your desired volume. Silicone breast implants are pre-filled and placed using the small incision in the breast fold.
The breast augmentation procedure takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete, after which you’ll be placed in a comfortable recovery room for several hours. You don’t need to stay in the hospital overnight, but you will need someone to drive you home and help you for the first 24-48 hours of your breast augmentation recovery.
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, so breast augmentation surgeries are specific to you the patient. Our cosmetic surgeon strives to give you a customized procedure designed to deliver your individual goals for your breasts and overall figure. You’ll notice your results right away but will need to wear a light surgical bra or compression garment for several days to aid the healing process.
Candidates for Breast Augmentation
FDA regulations state you must be 18 for saline implants and at least 22 for silicone gel breast implants. Most healthy women are great candidates for breast augmentation, but if you have a family history of breast cancer or are over 35, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini may recommend a preliminary mammogram. The breast augmentation surgery is done with general anesthesia. That means you’ll need to discontinue or avoid taking NSAIDs including aspirin, Advil or ibuprofen, Aleve, and blood thinning medication up to two weeks before and after your breast procedure.
If you’re a smoker, you’ll need to commit to quitting for at least two weeks prior and after breast surgery. Breast augmentation candidates should also have realistic expectations for results. You’ll want to wait until you’re done having children as pregnancy and breastfeeding cause significant breast and body changes.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
You may feel sore and stiff during the first week of recovery and have difficulty lifting your arms. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini emphasizes resting and avoiding strenuous activity to ensure proper healing. You’ll come in for a follow up the day after your breast augmentation, and many of our Manhattan patients can go back to work two or three days afterward. It’s important to take it easy and listen to your body. Full recovery takes one month or longer, and any scarring will fade over time as well.
Generally, patients can start light exercise 7-10 days after breast surgery but refrain from running and lifting heavy objects (including children) until our cosmetic surgeon has cleared you to do so.
Your breast enhancement with saline or silicone implants will give you the volume and breast size you’ve wanted for many years. Over time, your skin may relax, causing the breasts to droop and change shape. In that case, a breast lift may be necessary down the road to maintain your figure.
View our before and after gallery to see results from previous patients. Patients that have received breast augmentations with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini are thrilled with their new breasts, and you can read our patient reviews to learn more.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
At our Manhattan office, our breast augmentation procedures start as low as $7,500. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeon will give you a detailed quote during your consultation. The full cost of your breast augmentation involves the surgical and anesthesia fees, facility and operating room expenses, cost of your chosen breast implants, recovery garments, and follow-up appointments at New Look New Life Surgical Arts. We offer financing options and information on how to pay for your breast augmentation in New York.
Alternatives to Breast Augmentation
Sometimes, breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants isn’t the best option for women. You may have better results with a breast lift or another alternative. If you want to increase your breast size without implants, you may be a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation. The fat transfer method involves removing fat from another area of your body via liposuction such as the “love handles” or abdomen and re-introducing it into your breasts to provide more volume. Breast implant revision is another standard procedure to correct complications from a previous augmentation or update results years after the initial surgery.
Breast Augmentation Risks
As with any invasive surgery, there are risks and complications of breast augmentation such as bleeding, infection, scarring, and abnormal firmness of the breasts. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini has extensive experience and has performed hundreds of safe and successful breast augmentation surgeries.
Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation in Manhattan
Contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts in the NYC area today at (855) 329-1482 to schedule your breast augmentation consultation with our skilled cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini serves patients in Manhattan and surrounding New York areas.
At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini is a New York cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinksy-Bellini give our office a call today at one of our two New York locations (Manhattan and Westchester) and get ready for a new, more confident you.