There are several reasons women consider breast augmentation. A woman's natural breasts change in size and shape over time due to age, pregnancy, or fluctuating weight. Also, some women are born with small breasts, so they desire a more proportionate look for their body type. No matter what the reason for considering a breast augmentation procedure, it has never been a better time to act. Today, breast augmentation offers new implant options, improved surgical techniques, and more of an emphasis on natural-looking results. Women can even consider giving their breasts more shape by using their own body fat. Modern breast augmentation procedures offer many benefits to patients, and progressive plastic surgery clinics like Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery can provide the right options to create fantastic results.
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev are breast augmentation experts at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular procedures performed throughout the country. Yet with all the different breast implant options and surgical techniques like fat grafting, patients today can become overwhelmed with all the choices.
Here is a more in-depth look at breast augmentation and the options available for patients in Long Island, NY.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is plastic surgery to enhance a woman's natural breasts in size and shape. Breast augmentation can be done with the insertion of medical devices called breast implants or achieved with a fat grafting procedure. For most women, breast augmentation is solely a cosmetic need. For others, breast augmentation may be part of their breast reconstruction surgery due to a medical issue such as breast cancer. Breast augmentation can help patients with the following:
Enhance a patient's profile if they have small breasts
Create symmetry if one breast is smaller or lower than the other
Correct deformities from breast development or a medical condition such as a tumor
Done in conjunction with a breast lift
Improve a patient's self-confidence about their body image
What are the implant options for breast augmentation?
A breast augmentation procedure resizes the natural breasts to add more volume and shape, which can give the patient a more attractive profile. Breast implants have come a long way when compared to their counterparts from decades ago. Today, women have more options to choose from in terms of size, shape, and texture, along with more standards in place to ensure the patient's safety. Silicone and saline breast implants are more natural-looking and durable than ever before.
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile saltwater and provide a firm, uniform shape
Silicone breast implants are comprised of a silicone gel that feels more like natural breast tissue
See your breast augmentation results before surgery
The decision to have a breast augmentation procedure is a personal one for patients. With so many options and choices to consider, it can be a daunting process. When it comes to selecting the appropriate implant size, which is measured by the cubic centimeters (CCs) of saline or silicone used, a patient's body type, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals must be considered. Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer patients the innovative technology of the VECTRA® 3D Breast Imaging Simulator. VECTRA 3D imaging allows Long Island patients to "try on" various sizes and see what the implants will look like on their body before surgery. Combining VECTRA 3D imaging with the surgical expertise of Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev, patients can visualize their potential results and feel more comfortable about their decision.
Can breast augmentation be done without implants?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that changes the size and shape of the breasts. The breasts can be enhanced with silicone or saline implants or with a fat transfer. A fat transfer uses liposuction to eliminate unwanted fat from one part of the body to then be transferred to give more volume and shape to a woman's natural breasts. Other benefits associated with a fat grafting augmentation procedure are:
None of the potential risks associated with breast implants
A natural feel and look to the breasts
Body contouring with liposuction can remove excess fat from the hips, thighs, or abdomen
Can help correct asymmetrical breasts
Less scarring when compared to breast implants, due to smaller incisions
Breast augmentation with a fat transfer is ideal for patients who want to forgo a more invasive procedure but still give their breasts a small volume boost to enhance their shape. If patients are looking to enlarge their natural breasts by a couple of cup sizes, breast augmentation with implants will be a better option.
With help from a fat transfer or breast implants, patients can improve the size, shape, and symmetry of their profile to create a more attractive appearance. Breast augmentation surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev offer the latest breast enhancement techniques and options at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY. If you are ready to learn more about breast augmentation, we invite you to schedule a consultation today.