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Breast Augmentation


Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is perhaps the most sought-after plastic surgery procedure in the world because it helps give so many women the bosom they’ve always wanted. Further, many breast cancer patients turn to this surgery to restore their breasts after a mastectomy. Double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Henderson offers breast augmentation in New York City to alter the size and volume of our patients’ breasts with natural-looking results. Whether you’re in Union Square, Greenwich Village, or anywhere in the great state of New York, Henderson Breast Reconstruction encourages you to explore the incredible options and opportunities that breast augmentation can provide.


What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, medically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is an FDA-approved cosmetic surgery that helps women increase the size and volume of their breasts or even tackles asymmetry. Breast implants usually have an exterior silicone implant shell, filled with either saline or a silicone gel, both having their strengths and weaknesses. Saline breast implants have a higher chance of rupture and leakage, whereas silicone implants can feel less natural to the patient as well as externally upon touch.

What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

Our patients who have received breast augmentation in New York City have enjoyed the following benefits from their procedure:

  • Better fit of clothing
  • Boost in self-esteem
  • Fuller breasts
  • Immediate and stunning results
  • Improved breast symmetry
  • Increased breast volume
  • Provides lift after pregnancy and weight loss
  • Quick recovery
  • Restoration of breasts after a mastectomy

Who are the Best Candidates for the Breast Augmentation procedure?

If you are wondering if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation in New York City, you should have at least some of these characteristics:

  • Breasts are asymmetrical
  • Fully formed breasts
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have had a mastectomy
  • Loss of breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Smaller breasts than you’d like

What’s the first step?

If you’re interested in getting breast augmentation surgery in the New York area, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with double-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Henderson. When you come to Henderson Breast Reconstruction for your appointment, Dr. Henderson will discuss your medical history to assess your viability for the surgery. He will evaluate your breasts and outline the available surgical techniques, with their associated pros and cons. He will then suggest the technique that is most appropriate for you, based on the condition of your breasts.

Even though large breast implants are what many patients think of when it comes to breast augmentation, smaller breast implants can deliver excellent dramatic results as well. Dr. Henderson will help you arrive at the decision of size with implant sizers and with “before and after” photos of actual patients.

At the end of your consultation, Dr. Henderson will create your surgical plan. Our Patient Coordinator will then help you schedule your appointment and provide you with pre-surgery instructions to help make your procedure and subsequent recovery as smooth as it can be.

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How do I prepare for my Breast Augmentation?

The following are some tips on preparing for your breast augmentation surgery in New York. Some of them will be in your pre-operative instructions:

  • Get your lab work prescribed 
  • Get your imaging as prescribed   
  • Adjust current medications, for instance, avoid blood thinners before surgery
  • Stop smoking or vaping   
  • Rest and drink lots of fluids    
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery

What to Expect on the day of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Your breast augmentation procedure will vary depending on which type of breast implants you are receiving, but regardless of which one is a part of your plan, you will begin by meeting with Dr. Henderson to discuss your surgical plan in case you have any last-minute questions and/or concerns and finally, an anesthetist will administer your general anesthesia to provide you with a more comfortable experience. Depending on which technique you have chosen, either local or general anesthesia will be provided.

After you are asleep, Dr. Henderson will make incisions hidden in your natural creases and folds to minimize visible scarring. Some incision placement options include:

  • In the breast crease (inframammary incision)
  • Around the areola (periareolar incision)

There are a few options for where Dr. Henderson can insert breast implants, most commonly under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue, but over the pectoral muscle.

After he is finished with the implant, Dr. Henderson will close the incisions using layered sutures in the breast tissue to provide natural breast tissue extra support and close the external breast skin incisions with sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.

On average, an augmentation should take about one hour without any complications.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

Post-surgery, you will stay in the recovery room for a few hours, during which time the recovery staff will closely monitor you. As an outpatient procedure, once you are discharged, you will need to have a family or a friend drive you home to be extra cautious. Before leaving the facility, you will be provided with some recovery instructions, scar care tips, a surgical bra for support and suture protection, and temporary prescription pain medication to make your breast augmentation recovery more tolerable.

When you are home, p you are encouraged to resume normal daily activities right away. You will be advised to avoid formal exercise or strenuous physical activity for the first month after surgery.

Dr. Henderson and the Henderson Breast Reconstruction Team will see you regularly to check on your healing progress. He will also show you various ways to massage your breasts so that your implants settle appropriately and give you the natural results you desire.

Please keep in mind that breast implants are not considered to be lifetime devices and may require replacement over time. After a breast augmentation, the shape and size of your breast may change due to aging, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy, in which case, an implant exchange or lift may be desired. In certain situations, it may be necessary to remove your breast implants due to factors such as implant rupture, movement of the implant, deflation, asymmetry, infections, or breast cancer. If this does happen, please contact our practice immediately.

Tips for Recovery

Your recovery is just as crucial as your surgery, so below, we have provided you with some tips to follow to get the most success from your breast augmentation:

  • Attend follow-up appointments
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Eat healthy options that focus on anti-inflammatory properties
  • Elevate your upper body
  • Follow post-operative instructions
  • Rest
  • Stay hydrated
  • Wear your compression bra

Breast augmentation cost

How much does a Breast Augmentation cost in New York City, NY?

The cost of breast augmentation in New York City will vary on numerous factors, including the size, shape, and type of breast implants, as well as the surgical techniques used. The best way to learn how much your procedure is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Henderson so that he can create your customized surgical plan which our Patient Coordinator can then use to provide you with a complete price breakdown.


Why choose Dr. Henderson?

Double-board-certified reconstructive surgeon and microsurgeon, Dr. Peter Henderson, should be your choice for a Breast Augmentation in New York City. At Henderson Breast Reconstruction, Dr. Henderson is committed to helping patients restore, maintain, or improve their function and appearance. Dr. Henderson’s clinical care is supported by his research and academic pursuits in the field of microsurgery and breast reconstruction.    

Dr. Henderson is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Board of Surgery (ABS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NSPS) and New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS).

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If you are interested in increasing your breast size in New York, please contact the office of Dr. Peter Henderson today! You can call us directly or use our website to fill out an appointment form and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

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