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What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is performed to increase breast size or resolve breast asymmetry. The procedure may involve placing either silicone or saline implants, above or below the chest muscle, or with natural fat transfer. Breast augmentation in NYC can also restore full, plump breasts for women after significant weight loss or after breastfeeding.

Achieve perfect breasts with with Dr. Darren Smith?

Breast augmentation is one of the most powerful ways a woman can enhance her appearance, femininity and self-confidence. With his expertise in the latest surgical techniques and artistic eye, board-certified plastic surgeon Darren M. Smith, MD, can enlarge and improve the shape of your breasts.

Our advanced techniques lead to an easier, faster recovery, allowing you to return to your life with a look you love and a boost in your confidence. To see if a breast augmentation is right for you, book a consultation in Dr. Smith’s New York City-based office. You can either request an appointment online or call the office directly.

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Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?

If you are unhappy with your breast size or shape and in good general health, you are probably a good candidate for breast augmentation. Imagine the difference in your feelings of confidence, the clothing you can wear, and your overall quality of life – that’s the beauty of undergoing a custom NYC breast augmentation.

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What does breast augmentation cost in New York City?

The cost of breast augmentation in NYC varies, based upon the type of implants you choose for your procedure. Generally saline implants are slightly lower in cost. The cost can also be impacted by the need to perform a breast lift in conjunction with augmentation. As every procedure is customized to match patient needs, the costs will reflect those needs, but is generally in the range of $7,500 to $15,000.

Crisalix 3D Imaging for Breast Augmentation

If you are considering enhancing your figure with breast augmentation, with Crisalix, you can visually evaluate how various sizes and shapes of breast implant appear after surgery. Crisalix is a groundbreaking 3D imaging technology that creates a 3D model of your body, which is then altered to reveal how various levels of augmentation will look on your frame so your choice matches your vision of beauty.

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Where are the breast augmentation scars?

The type and size of the selected breast implants will determine the location of the incisions. The types of incisions used will determine where on the body the incisions scars appear. The incisions may be:

  • Periareolar: Around the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple structure.
  • Inframammary: In the breast crease.
  • Transaxillary: Within the armpit, with no visible scars on the breast.

Incision scars usually fade to a thin, white line over time, but may require a year or more to fade. An advantage of placing saline implants is that since the implants are filled after being placed, a smaller incision is required. The drawback, however, is that saline implants feel slightly less natural than silicone implants, as the saline solution is heavier than the soft silicone gel in the latest generation of silicone implants.

What should I expect after breast augmentation in New York?

Performed on an outpatient basis, breast augmentation surgery usually requires general anesthesia. You’re going to experience some bruising, swelling, and mild soreness after your procedure — all of which is normal. Dr. Smith might place you in a compression bandage or bra to help minimize swelling and to further contour your breasts after you breast augmentation in New York.

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How long will I need off work after breast augmentation?

You will be able to walk around with light discomfort immediately after your breast augmentation procedure but will feel like taking it easy. Many patients are able to enjoy going out to dinner on the evening of their first day after surgery. Patients with less physically active employment, such as working at a desk, can return to work after just a couple days. It is often reasonable to have the procedure on a Friday and return to work after the weekend on Monday. It may require up to two weeks to see a significant decrease in swelling. It can also take a few weeks for the implants to “settle” into the ideal position, so some patience is required. You should have a full recovery and be back to 100% in terms of physical activity in about a month.

Why choose Dr. Darren Smith for my NYC breast augmentation?

Dr. Darren Smith offers his patients the most advanced surgical techniques and exceptional results in breast augmentation in NYC. His extensive training, far beyond most practitioners, is the foundation for his reputation for surgical excellence. His background has given him the experience to assess patients from a unique perspective and produce truly outstanding outcomes.

Dr. Smith takes a conservative approach to plastic surgery, never just jumping into a procedure, but using a careful, thorough evaluation so the correct surgical technique is used for the individual. His private, luxury clinic offers discretion, comfort, the most stringent safety protocols, along with personalized aftercare.

Breast Augmentation FAQ

How long after surgery before I can wear an underwire bra?

While you probably want to rush off and buy new, sexy bras, you will have to wait about six weeks before you can wear such a bra, and until that time, a softer sports bra should be worn.

How long until I can sleep on my side again?

Your breast implants must “settle” into place. Sleeping on your back allows this to occur more evenly. You should sleep on your back for about two to three weeks. You may have to get used to this position, but it makes a difference.

Can I drink wine or other alcoholic beverages after breast augmentation surgery?

Alcoholic drinks must be avoided during the healing process, as alcohol dehydrates the body, thins the blood, and will interact with pain medication. While you may want to celebrate your new figure with friends, avoid drinking for about two weeks, or until Dr. Smith gives you the okay.

When can I return to my usual exercise classes?

You must wait about four weeks before returning to any vigorous exercise. The incisions must be fully healed. Prior to that time, you should continue to exercise by taking walks each day.

Does breast augmentation interfere with breastfeeding?

If you plan to breastfeed your child in the future, the surgical plan will reflect your wishes. A properly-performed surgery that aims to protect the milk-producing glands should not pose any problem. You should be aware that the natural breast tissue will expand and enlarge which could affect the overall appearance of your breasts.

To schedule your New York breast augmentation evaluation with Darren M. Smith, MD, click on the online booking feature. You can also call us directly to schedule a convenient time to discuss breast augmentation.


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