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Breast Augmentation

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation, which is also referred to as breast implants, is a procedure that enlarges the size of the breasts. Dr. Karlinsky is a leading New York City breast surgeon with two NYC offices.

What results does a breast augmentation provide?

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

Should I have a breast augmentation?

Dr. Karlinsky recommends 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.

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

3-D Breast Augmentation Tutorial Video  

breast augmentation with Natrelle implants animation 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. 

Useful Links and Videos

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Breast Augmentation Facts and Important Information

When can I schedule my breast augmentation with Dr. Karlinsky?

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. 

How soon will I see 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 does Dr. Karlinsky perform breast augmentation surgery?

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 is breast augmentation surgery?

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

Can I go home right after my breast augmentation?

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.

What is the breast augmentation recovery process?

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.

Can I exercise soon after breast augmentation surgery?

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.

Are there any 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.

Are breast implants permanent?

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 should I expect to pay for breast implants?

Dr. Karlinsky and her staff will be sure you have a thorough understanding of your breast augmentation procedure and all associated costs prior to your procedure.

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Can I see patients' experiences with Dr. Karlinsky's breast augmentation procedure?

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

How else can I enlarge my breasts?

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.

Is breast augmentation right for you?   Schedule a Consultation
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