Breast augmentation, also referred to as breast implants, is a procedure to enlarge the size of the breasts.
Dr. Karlinsky recommends breast augmentation surgery for
women desiring fuller, larger, and more even breasts. Many
until they are finished having children.
How soon can I have breast augmentation in New York City?
Dr. Karlinsky 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 implants in Brooklyn or Manhattan.†
When will I see the results of my breast augmentation?
Immediately after surgery you will feel and see your larger breasts. You will 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 recommends 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 by Dr. Karlinsky?
Dr. Karlinsky will perform your breast augmentation in New York City at her 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-areola 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.
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 implants 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 Dr. Karlinsky’s 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 is very experienced in safe and successful breast augmentation surgery. 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’s cell phone immediately.
How long will my breast augmentation results last?
Breast enhancement with implants will permanently 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.
How much do breast implants cost?
Dr. Karlinsky and her staff will be sure you have a thorough understanding of your breast augmentation procedure and all associated costs.
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What are patients saying after breast augmentation in New York?
Patients that have received breast augmentations in New York City and Brooklyn 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 may be able to remove fat from another part of your body and use it to create fullness in your breasts. More information about fat transfer surgery is available here
. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy)
is a highly effective option for women who simply wish to raise and firm their breasts without increasing their size.
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