Understanding breast augmentation

As an aesthetic component of the female silhouette, the breast represents femininity, sensuality and beauty. When the breasts are symmetrical, voluptuous and firm, a woman experiences confidence in her appearance and feels secure in how her swimwear, eveningwear and everyday clothing fits.

Breasts that are deflated and sagging, or that have lost their shape due to pregnancy or the aging process can cause undue embarrassment and a sense of frustration. But fortunately there is an excellent solution.

Breast augmentation in Saratoga Springs is for women who want to enlarge their breast size. This type of surgery will not move breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. Common reasons patients elect to have this procedure are to:

  • Gain a fuller profile
  • Create breast symmetry and body balance
  • Reduce back pain
  • Increase breast volume due to loss during pregnancy or nursing
  • Restore breasts after mastectomy or injury
  • Achieve a natural breast appearance after breast reconstruction

Procedural Breast Augmentation Overview

Breast Augmentation Before & Afters

Browse our before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.

Call and make an appointment to discuss breast augmentation in Saratoga NY

Our dedicated, friendly staff can arrange for a consultation around the busiest schedules. This first visit is very important. You should come to your appointment focused on the matter at hand with a list of your expectations and concerns, as well as unguarded openness and honesty. Being up-front with Dr. Ridha is the key to a successful and safe procedure. With your active involvement, he can help you through every step of the process in confidence. Your first visit may include:

  • A candid talk about why you are considering breast augmentation surgery and what you hope to achieve
  • An evaluation of your general health and examination of your breasts, which may include photographs and taking measurements
  • Informative discussions about the benefits and risks of the procedure, the surgical facility, how to prepare for surgery, and how to recover
Breast Augmentation Saratoga, NY

What can I expect?

You will go into surgery with a detailed plan created by yourself and Dr. Ridha. Surgeries are unique to every patient, but most include the following steps.

A Saratoga Springs breast augmentation is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which means you need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery. Also, someone must be with you for at least the first night following surgery.

The procedure is performed while you are sedated or under general anesthesia. An incision is made in one of two locations: under the breast or nipple. Then, a silicone or saline implant is inserted under the breast tissue or pectoral muscle. Internal incisions are closed with layered sutures, and ones close to the skin are closed with sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape.

Recovery commonly takes 24 to 48 hours, which is followed by a reduced-activity period of a few days. Surgical incisions must not be subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during healing. Most patients experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks, which is normal. Soon after, swelling will subside and incision marks will fade.

Your breast augmentation surgery should have long-lasting results. However, breast implants do not last forever. Over time, your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, and gravity. If, after many years, you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast lift or implant exchange to restore a more-youthful contour. Periodic visits to Dr. Ridha will ensure any changes in your breasts are detected early and appropriate actions can be taken. If you are looking for beautiful results from a breast augmentation Saratoga Springs, NY patients can trust, be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Ridha.

What is the ideal implant for me?

Dr. Ridha will present you with a variety of sizes, textures and materials so that you can get a sense of the different options available. You will be able to place these implant samples beneath your blouse, and also see before and after photographs of other patients with similar implants in place.

You will generally choose from saline, silicone or gummy bear implants. Saline implants are filled with salt water, the same solution that is employed by IV drips. They have a lower cost and greater level of safety, but may not be appropriate for those looking to significantly increase their cup size.

Silicone implants are filled with semi-solid gel that feels and looks quite authentic. They tend to last longer than saline implants, but are more costly at the outset. Gummy bear implants are tear-shaped and come in the widest choice of size and shape. They are made from form-stable silicone gel and are increasingly popular in today’s cosmetic industry.

Breast Augmentation Saratoga, NY

What is the best type of incision and implant placement for my body?

Dr. Ridha will discuss the various incision options with you during your Saratoga Springs breast implant consultation, going over their pros and cons in detail. The type of incision will depend on your preference for where the scars are placed, and on your unique anatomy.

How can I pay for my procedure?

Dr. Ridha will go over all your financing options and help you to determine if your insurance will cover all or part of the surgery. This is not typically possible with strictly cosmetic treatments, but if you are undergoing breast augmentation as part of reconstructive efforts, insurance may be an option for you.

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