Breast augmentation is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that adds shape and volume to the breasts, giving them a more youthful and attractive appearance. The Peer Group has plastic surgeons who specialize in breast augmentation procedures, ensuring that your needs and expectations are met from your first consultation to your post breast augmentation checkup! Cosmetic breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures today. Women consider breast enlargement surgery for many reasons, including:
- Unhappiness with current breast size
- Droop or sagging of the breasts
- Loss of breast volume following pregnancy
- Massive weight loss
- Breast size is asymmetric
- Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
- Breast reconstruction due to malformation or disfigurement
Please contact our breast augmentation practice, serving Morris, Essex, Union, Sussex and other counties in Northern New Jersey for more information on this effective procedure.
Breast augmentation is performed with breast implants, which provide shape and volume to the breasts. The Peer Group Plastic Surgery Center in northern New Jersey uses only FDA-approved breast implants to provide fuller, natural looking, beautifully shaped breasts. We offer breast augmentation patients a variety of sizes, types, and styles of implants. There are two main types of breast implants we use for cosmetic surgery breast augmentation: Silicone breast augmentation implants and saline breast enlargement implants.
Cohesive Silicone Gel Implants
Composed of a silicone outer shell, silicone breast implants are filled with a soft cohesive silicone gel. Silicone breast implants are known to look and feel more natural than their saline counterparts, and they are less likely to exhibit a rippling appearance. They are often advantageous for breast augmentation in women who have very thin body frames, or for those patients receiving breast implants as part of a breast reconstruction surgery. Silicone implants are FDA-approved for patients aged 22 and older. Anatomic form stable, highly cohesive silicone gel implants sometimes known as “gummy bear breast implants” are also available. Every aspect of the breast augmentation implants, including all breast augmentation risks and benefits, will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline implants are filled with a salt-water solution, encased in an outer shell made of silicone. Available in many shapes and sizes, saline breast implants are most often filled after they have been inserted into the breast area. This technique makes it possible for the initial incision the breast augmentation surgeon makes to be smaller and more discreet.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
During this cosmetic surgical procedure, breast implants are placed either under your breast tissue or under your pectoral muscle, which lies beneath the breast. The incision will be made as inconspicuously as possible, either in the breast fold or along the edge of the areola. Little scarring is visible after breast augmentation. With saline implants, the implant is inserted and then filled with the saltwater solution.
With either saline or silicone implants, our plastic surgeons perform breast augmentation surgery under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. The procedure is typically completed in about one to two hours.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Once the breast augmentation surgery is complete, you will be fitted with a support bra and light dressings. Recovering from breast augmentation for most patients is complete within a couple of days, and full activities can typically be resumed within a few weeks.
If you have any questions or concerns about breast implants, please contact our plastic surgeons at the Peer Medical Group.