Breast Augmentation New York City
Introduction to Breast Augmentation
Restoration & Rejuvenation
Although there are plenty of women who are satisfied with the appearance of their breasts, there are an equal amount of women who feel very self-conscious about them. Whether you’ve had medical conditions that have affected the appearance of your breast, genetics giving you smaller breasts than you’d like, or even just a desire to increase their size, women all around the world have utilized Breast Augmentation to achieve their desired appearance.
Dr. William Samson strives to provide his patients with some of the best Breast Augmentation results in New York City, while always practicing patient safety. If you are interested in this procedure and would like to learn more about it, we have provided our guide to the procedure below.
Before & After
Let’s start with the basics
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation (sometimes referred to as augmentation mammoplasty) is a surgery that increases breast size by placing breast implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles. Dr. Samson also offers a Natural Tissue or fat transfer augmentation that uses your own body tissue to provide a more natural appearance.
Many women elect to get a breast augmentation in order to feel more confident, while others use the procedure as a way to rebuild their breasts after various conditions.
What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?
Our New York City Breast Augmentation patients have discovered the following benefits from their surgery:
- Adds volume and curves
- Better fitting clothing
- Evens out asymmetrical breasts
- Increases self-confidence
- Long-lasting results
- More attractive cleavage
- Quick recovery
- Rebuilds breasts after a mastectomy
- Restores breasts after pregnancy or aging
What to expect on the day of surgery
On the day of your Breast Augmentation, you will begin by having medications administered to you for comfort, as well as the anesthesia (either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia) that you and Dr. Samson discussed during your consultation.
Once under sedation, Dr. Samson will make incisions in predetermined locations that will minimize any visible scarring. Depending on what was discussed, these incision options include a peri-areolar incision (along the areolar edge), the inframammary fold (the fold under the breast), or an axillary incision (in the armpit). There is also the option for a belly-button incision, however, it is associated with a higher complication rate, and is not something Dr. Samson advises. The availability of these incisions will vary based on the type of breast implant, the degree of enlargement desired in your particular anatomy, and the preference of you and Dr. Samson.
After the incision is made, your breast implant is inserted into a pocket either under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement) or directly behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle (a submammary/ subglandular placement). Just like the incision placement, the insertion method and breast implant position will depend on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type, and Dr. Samson’s recommendations.
If you are getting a Natural Augmentation (a.k.a. Fat Grafting), a color-coded blueprint is used to mark strategic areas of your body which indicate where the fat will be harvested and placed. This procedure begins by harvesting fat from your body, either from one location or multiple. If one area has a particularly large amount of excess fat, that might serve as the only harvest site.
The average areas that fat is removed from are from:
- Inner thighs
- Love handles
- Outer thighs
Dr. Samson uses manual liposuction to harvest the fat and removes it by hand. Once harvested, a machine called a centrifuge is used to refine and concentrate the tissue by rapidly spinning and using centrifugal force to separate it from blood, oil, and water. This refined tissue is then used to carefully sculpt each breast, creating a very natural look. Tiny amounts of fat are placed at a time, which in turn makes thousands of passes through small entrances in the lower fold of the breast and areola.
Finally, the incisions are closed using layered sutures in the breast tissue and closing the skin with sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape. Dr. Samson will also wrap your breasts with a gauze dressing and elastic bandage (called a bandeau) to minimize swelling and provide additional support to your breast as they heal. With his permission, you can also switch to a support bra rather than the compression bandage.
Depending on the technique performed, your surgery could take anywhere from 1 – 5 hours, with a Natural Tissue augmentation requiring the most amount of time.
Finally, the incisions will be closed using either sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips.
What’s the First Step?
The first step in getting Breast Augmentation in NYC is to contact the office of William Samson, MD, and request a consultation. When you come in for your appointment, you will get to meet with Dr. Samson and discuss your goals for the operation. He will be able to answer any questions you may have, ask you his own questions regarding your medical history, and examine your breasts and body type. When discussing your medical history, it is very important to be open and honest with Dr. Samson, as this information helps him make the best decisions to avoid any unnecessary risks and provide you with optimal results.
After you get through this portion of your consultation and you are determined to be a viable candidate for breast augmentation, you will then move on to what many of our patients consider to be the fun part! You and Dr. Samson will decide which form of implant is best for you, the size you would like, and even the shape you’d prefer. Once you have made your selections, a surgical plan will be crafted just for you.
If you agree with the plan, you will then get with our Patient Coordinator and schedule your surgical date. Before you leave, you will also be given important directions to follow before your operation that will aid in an effective, safe, and comfortable procedure.
Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation?
The Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation in NYC are any women who:
- Are physically healthy
- Breasts are fully developed
- Have realistic expectations for the results of their procedure
- Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Breasts are asymmetrical
- Bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
- Dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
- One or both breasts failed to develop normally or have an elongated shape
- Unhappy with the upper part of your breast appearing “empty”
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Following your Breast Augmentation surgery, you will be taken into a recovery area for close monitoring, and after an hour or so when you are stable, you will be discharged to go home and recover comfortably. You should arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home. You will also be given specific postoperative instructions for your recovery and a follow-up appointment.
You will receive medications or a prescription, which may include pain pills and an antibiotic to prevent infection. You will also need to continue wearing the gauze dressings and elastic bandage (or support bra) around the clock as you heal; Dr. Samson will inform you how long you will need to wear it. You may also be asked to cleanse the incision sites and apply ointment for a healthy recovery.
It is possible to bleed into the pockets around the breast implants for the first several days, so you should take it easy until you have permission to increase your activity level. Most acute pain will typically subside after 1 – 5 days, but you can expect to experience soreness and swelling for up to a few weeks. Over time the incision lines will fade, with the quality of the scar will depending on several things, including your genetics, exposure of your body to nicotine, and infection.
Dr. Samson will inform you as to when you can resume exercise and normal activity.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in New York City?
The cost of Breast Augmentation in New York City will vary on a multitude of factors, such as the choice of implant type and size of your augmentation. After you meet with Dr. Samson and discuss your options, he will create your surgical plan which will provide our Patient Coordinator with the information needed to give you a breakdown of the total price.
Why choose us?
Breast Augmentation Expert
Dr. William Samson has been a board-certified plastic surgeon for over a decade and specializes in a variety of breast surgery, including Breast Augmentation. As a recipient of the NYC TopDoc award by Castle Connolly and a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Samson has dedicated his career to providing quality results in the aesthetic and reconstructive surgery community.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking into Breast Augmentation in New York City, Dr. Samson and his team are looking forward to meeting and educating you on the surgery. You can call us at 212-590-5580 or simply request a consultation through our website and one of our team members will be in touch with you.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
Is Breast Augmentation painful?
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Can I combine Breast Augmentation with other procedures?
What are the risks associated with Breast Augmentation?
- Anesthesia risks
- Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma or other very rare cancers in the capsule around the breast, such as breast implant-associated squamous cell carcinoma
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Fluid accumulation (seroma)
- Formation of tight scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture)
- Implant leakage or rupture
- Persistent pain
- Poor scarring
- Possibility of revision surgery
- Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
- Wrong or faulty position of the implant
Dr. Samson is amazing! I lost about 100 pounds and over the past year he has performed 3 surgical procedures to remove excess skin and transform my body!
I opted to have a breast reduction 5 months ago with Dr. Samson and I must say the results and experience have been amazing.
Dr. Samson and his team treat patients with deep respect, thoughtfulness, honesty, attention to detail and great skill, all combined leading to excellent results.
We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.