Breast Augmentation2018-05-01T11:17:29-04:00

Breast Augmentation, Long Island NY

Breast augmentation, also called breast enhancement or breast enlargement, is a surgical procedure where saline or silicone implants are used to enhance the appearance of the breasts.

Breast augmentation is also used to help reconstruct breasts after a mastectomy. Visit our Breast Reconstruction page for more information.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation Surgery

Will Breast Augmentation correct sagging breasts?

No, breast augmentation only enhances the size and shape of the breast. A breast lift is required to correct sagging breasts. It is common to combine a breast augmentation with a breast lift to improve the overall appearance.

What’s the difference between saline versus silicone breast implants?

Although both silicone and saline implants have an outer silicone shell, the material inside the implant and their consistency is what differentiates the two.

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. During surgery, the implant is inserted empty and then filled after it’s positioned.

Silicone implants come pre-filled with a silicone gel. This gel is a sticky, thick fluid designed to feel like human fat. Many women report that silicone implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue, but there are pros and cons to both types of implants.

Also, saline implants are available for women 18 and over, whereas silicone implants are available for women 22 years of age and older.

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Who is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are women:

  • Who have small breasts
  • Who have lost their shape and fullness from gravity, aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
  • Who want to balance out breasts that are different shape or size
  • Who are non-Smokers
  • Who are in reasonably good health and have realistic expectations

What can I expect during my Breast Augmentation surgery?

Dr. Lin and Dr. Cohen-Kashi perform breast augmentation in Long Island, NY. The surgery can take between one – two hours, and general anesthesia is used. There are several possible locations where the incision can be placed. Dr. Lin and Dr. Cohen-Kashi can elaborate on the possible locations during your consultation. Saline or silicone implants can be placed either beneath or above the muscle through the incision. After the implants are positioned, the incisions are closed and stitched.

What can I expect during my Breast Augmentation recovery?

Immediately after surgery, patients may experience soreness, stiffness, and fatigue for several days. In some cases drainage tubes may also be inserted to help remove any excess fluid. These are removed within one – two days after surgery. Bandages are removed several days after your procedure.

You may experience swelling and bruising for several weeks, but any pain is controlled with medication. Breasts may also feel hard, but they will eventually soften as you continue to heal. Although physical activity should be limited for several weeks, patients are able to return to work and normal activities within a few days.