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Breast Augmentation

Breast Implants in NYC

Each woman is built differently and experiences different physical changes throughout her life. Genetics, pregnancy, weight loss and age can all affect the way your breasts look and may lead to a loss of volume over time. Whether you are looking to restore your pre-baby figure after pregnancy, or you want to finally achieve a larger size, a customized breast augmentation with Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega can help give you the natural new look you want and the confident, new life you deserve.

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure that enlarges the size of the breasts with the use of silicone or saline breast implants. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are two of New York’s leading breast surgeons with three cosmetic surgery practices in New York.

Why choose breast augmentation?

  • Achieve larger, fuller breasts
  • Balance asymmetrical or uneven breasts
  • Restore breast fullness after pregnancy or breastfeeding

Is breast augmentation right for me?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega recommend breast augmentation surgery for women desiring fuller, larger, and more even breasts. Many women choose to postpone breast enhancement surgery until they are finished having children in order to avoid dramatic post-pregnancy changes to their breasts after surgery.

Learn more about breast augmentation. Schedule your consultation at our Manhattan or Brooklyn office.

3-D Breast Augmentation Tutorial Video

The science of breast augmentation has improved considerably over the past several years. Each woman is unique and has many breast implant surgery options to choose from.

Watch the following 3D animation about the breast augmentation procedure so you can have an informed discussion with your surgeon.

Natrelle® Breast Implant Simulator

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Try the Natrelle 3-D simulator and get a glimpse at the difference breast augmentation can make for you.

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Breast Augmentation Facts and Important Information

How soon can I have breast augmentation in New York City?

Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega will meet with you prior to the procedure to discuss your cosmetic goals and select the implant type and size that is most appropriate for your body. From that point, you may schedule your surgery at your convenience. You can schedule your breast implant surgery in Brooklyn, Manhattan or Westchester, New York.

When will I see the results of my breast augmentation?

Immediately after surgery, you will feel and see your larger breasts. You will need to wear a light surgical bra for several days to improve comfort and healing.

How should I prepare for breast implants?

If you are over age 35 or have a family history of breast cancer, Dr. Karlinksy and Dr. Vega recommend that you have a baseline mammogram prior to breast implant surgery. Since the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, blood thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery. Smoking must also cease during this time period.

How is breast augmentation performed?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will perform your breast augmentation in New York City at our surgical center in either Brooklyn or Manhattan. If you have elected saline breast implants, they will be inserted through a small incision under the fold of the breast or in the peri-areolar region. Once the implant is in place it is filled with saline to achieve fullness. Silicone breast implants are pre-filled and are also placed through an incision under the fold of the breast.

Other incision options are available and can be discussed with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega during your consultation. Your New York cosmetic surgeon will make sure your breast augmentation treatment plan is specifically designed to help you achieve your own ideal breasts. No two breast augmentation surgeries are exactly the same as Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega strive to achieve each individual patient’s unique breast enhancement goals.

How long does breast augmentation take?

Breast augmentation surgery takes 1-1.5 hours, after which you will recover in our comfortable New York surgical center for several hours.

Do I have to stay overnight after breast implants?

No overnight stay is needed, but you should arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home and assist you after your breast implant surgery in Brooklyn or Manhattan.

How long does recovery take?

Soreness and stiffness will be felt during the first week after your breast surgery, and you are likely to have difficulty raising your arms. During this time, you must avoid strenuous activity. You will return to our office for a follow-up the day after surgery and again a week later. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work within 2-3 days. Full recovery can be expected within a month after surgery, with continued time for scar healing.

How soon can I start exercising after breast augmentation?

You will feel comfortable enough to resume your normal activities the day after surgery but should refrain from heavy lifting or running. Within a week to 10 days, you may resume your exercise routine.

What are the breast augmentation risks?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are very experienced in performing safe and successful breast augmentation surgeries. Surgical complications may include bleeding, infection, the formation of scar tissue (capsular contracture), scarring, or abnormal breast firmness.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my breast augmentation results last?

Breast enhancement with implants will increase your breast size and fullness. Over the years, your skin may relax and you may see changes in the shape or lift of your breasts. This can be surgically corrected through a breast lift, if you choose.

Your breast implants may also need to be replaced over time, or you may choose to undergo a breast implant revision for personal preferences.

How much does breast augmentation cost?

At New Look New Life, breast augmentation procedures start as low as $7,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega. The cost of your breast augmentation will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, your chosen breast implants, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your breast augmentation in New York.

What are patients saying after breast augmentation in New York?

Patients that have received breast augmentations with Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega in New York are thrilled with their new breasts. Read their reviews here.

What are the alternatives to breast augmentation?

Women who wish to increase the size of their breasts without breast implants may consider fat transfer. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega may be able to remove fat from another part of your body and use it to create fullness in your breasts. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a highly effective option for women who simply wish to raise and firm their breasts without increasing their size.

At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky and Dr. Elena Vega are New York cosmetic surgeons whose eye for detail and careful attention to their patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, give our office a call today at one of our three New York locations (Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

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Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky Elena Vega

Victoria Karlinksy M.D. and Elena Vega, D.O.

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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