For many women, their breasts are one of the most important parts of their body. They can symbolize many things - fertility, femininity, sexiness, attractiveness, and so forth. Many women are less than happy with the appearance of her breasts, it can have a devastating effect on her confidence and sense of self. The psychological impact of being unhappy with an aspect of your appearance can easily filter through to your personal and professional relationships. While some women will appear to be able to cope with these feelings, others may experience anxiety and even depression.
Thankfully, breast augmentation surgery can restore your confidence and help you to feel happy with your figure. Breast augmentation at LoTempio Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, NY is a surgical procedure that enhances the size, placement, and overall appearance of the breasts, to give you the shape that you desire.
Reasons for breast augmentation surgery
There may be several reasons why a woman seeks breast augmentation surgery. Some women may have had smaller breasts their whole life, and seek an enlargement as they believe it will help them feel more feminine and attractive. Other women may have previously been happy with their breasts, but have found that they have changed in size or appearance over the years. This usually happens as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding or changes in weight.
Types of breast implant
Breast augmentation surgery usually involves the placement of an implant into the chest cavity, which provides the added fullness required to make the breasts larger. Implants also tend to make the breasts sit higher on the chest, giving them a perkier and more youthful appearance.
There are two types of implant that may be used.
Saline implants – these are inserted empty and are filled with the saline solution once they are in place in the chest cavity.
Silicone implants – these are delivered to your surgeon pre-filled and so must be inserted whole. This can mean that sometimes, a slightly larger incision is needed into the chest cavity.
Breast augmentation procedure
Breast augmentation surgery is generally considered to be safe, but there are several things that you can do ahead of your operation which will help minimize the likelihood that complications will arise. This includes giving up smoking, eating healthily, and getting regular exercise.
The procedure itself is straightforward and performed using a general anesthetic, which means you will be asleep throughout the surgery. Your implants, which will have been chosen with you at your consultation will be inserted into pockets in the chest cavity. Saline implants will be filled, and then your implants will then be manipulated so that they look and sit as they
Fat grafting for breast augmentation
In some instances, Dr. LoTempio may recommend fat grafting rather than using implants for your breast augmentation surgery. Fat grafting is ideal for patients who wish for the benefit of a larger cup size and improved shape but without the use of an artificial implant. In fat grafting, excess fat is taken from another part of the patient’s body such as the stomach or thighs – using liposuction. The fat is then purified before being inserted into the breasts, where it will add volume and definition.
It may take between one and three sessions for you to reach your final, desired shape. Nevertheless, most patients find that their new and improved breasts look and feel extremely natural.
Recovery from breast augmentation
Recovery from breast augmentation surgery is usually very straightforward, and you will be made comfortable with pain reliever in the first few days after your procedure. When you can return to your usual activities can vary from patient to patient, although you may find that you can return to work less than a week after your surgery.
Dr. LoTempio will give you specific instructions to follow in the days and weeks after your surgery to ensure that you make a smooth, efficient recovery.
Dr. LoTempio has a wealth of experience in helping women to transform aspects of their appearance that they believe are preventing them from enjoying life to the full. To find out more about breast augmentation surgery at LoTempio Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, NY, or to arrange a consultation with Dr. LoTempio, call our office today at 347-434-8600