Questions about Breast Augmentation
Dermatology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in New York City (NYC) and Manhattan
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that uses breast implants to enlarge a woman's breasts.
What can breast augmentation achieve?
Breast augmentation can improve the appearance of breasts that:
- Are too small
- Have lost volume and firmness with weight loss or after pregnancy
- Have minor sagging due to lost volume
- Are uneven in size or position
- Do not have good cleavage
- Have a poor shape
Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, and you are at least 18 (22 for silicone breast implants), then you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. You should be in good general health, not pregnant or nursing, and have no autoimmune disorders or untreated breast cancers. During your consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons, we will further evaluate your condition to see if you are a good breast augmentation candidate.
Are all breast augmentation procedures the same?
No. Breast augmentation can be highly customized to give you the procedure that is best for achieving the cosmetic results you desire. Working with your cosmetic surgeon, you can select:
- Saline or silicone breast implants
- Size of breast implants
- Shape of breast implants
- Location of the breast augmentation incision
- Placement of the breast implant
This will ensure that the breast augmentation you receive will give natural, proportionate, attractive results that match your body and cosmetic goals.
Is breast augmentation painful?
Breast augmentation results in only minor discomfort. During the procedure your discomfort will be controlled with anesthesia and during recovery you will have a prescription that should control the discomfort. Typically, patients take their prescription for less than five days after the procedure. Learn more about Recovery from Breast Augmentation.
Do I need to replace my breast implants every ten years?
No. This is an old guideline. Breast implants are not lifetime devices, so they will likely have to be replaced at some point. However, they are designed to be long-lasting, and can last 15, 20 years or more. Breast implants do sometimes rupture early, but today most are covered with a very good warranty that covers the cost of a new implant and often surgical expenses as well.
Why should I choose Juva Skin and Laser Center for my breast augmentation?
At Juva Skin and Laser Center, our highly trained physicians are experienced in performing breast augmentation that gives great results for our patients. You can see examples for yourself in our before and after gallery. In addition, our physicians and staff are excellent at providing you with comfortable, caring, and precise treatment to ensure the best breast augmentation experience and results possible.
To learn for yourself what makes Juva Skin and Laser Center special, please contact us today for an initial consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons. Call us at (888) 610-3133.