Augmentation Mammaplasty Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures, allowing women with smaller breasts to enjoy a fuller, better-proportioned appearance. Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation after losing breast volume from pregnancy or if they are born with naturally uneven breasts. Breast augmentation can improve self-confidence and help you achieve the shapely appearance you have always desired.
This procedure involves the placement of silicone or saline implants into the breast to increase the size of the breast by one or more cup sizes. Patients can customize their procedure by choosing the size, shape, texture and placement of the implants. The breast augmentation procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes less than an hour. It can also be combined with other procedures, such as a breast lift, to maximize results.
» Dr. Epstein uses 3D computer simulation for surgical planning and the One-Day Recovery Breast Augmentation™ technique for the surgical procedure.
One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation™
98% of Dr. Epstein’s Breast Augmentation Patients Enjoy a 24 Hour Recovery!*
- 98% achieve a 24 hour recovery. These patients are able to return to most normal activities (except strenuous exercise) 24 hours after surgery. *
- 97% require no narcotic pain medicine after surgery. *
- 100% raise their arms over their heads before they leave our facility after surgery. **
* Per patient survey data 2008-2012
** Based on observations of patients in facility right after surgery
Breast augmentation performed with the One-Day Recovery technique reduces post-operative pain and allows patients to resume their regular activities often within 24 hours. This is achieved by soft tissue-based planning techniques, gentle, precise surgical techniques and by clear communication between doctor and patient during the surgical consultation.
The outcome of this specially-crafted procedure is enhanced aesthetic results with a significant reduction in discomfort and recovery time. Patients often do not need any pain medication other than Advil, and can often brush their own hair and apply makeup before leaving the surgical facility!
We distinguish this procedure from "Rapid Recovery" surgery. "Rapid recovery" is a vague and nebulous term. What we are talking about here is recovery in 24 hours or less as defined by return to most of your normal daily activities except strenous exercise. Sexual intercourse is permitted (not "Olympic sex") the same day and you may lift up to 25 pounds as well. All WITHOUT the need for narcotic pain medication!
This technique is also associated with the lowest risk for re-operation in the plastic surgical literature (scientific articles).
Wish You Could Visualize the Results Before Surgery?
Now You Can with Vectra 3D Simulation!
Dr. Epstein is the 1st in Suffolk County, Long Island to offer 3D Computer Imaging Breast Augmentation!
Vectra 3D produces a 3D photograph of the patient. Dr. Epstein is then able to simulate the expected results of breast augmentation, showing the patient how they might look after breast augmentation. The images can be viewed from all angles, as well as side-by-side and translucent overlays, allowing patients to see how they may look after augmentation with different types of implants.
» Learn about our Vectra 3D - three dimensional computerized simulation of surgical results.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
One of the most exciting new developments in breast augmentation surgery is the gummy bear implants. These implants have been available to women all around the world for many years, and were approved by the FDA for use in the United States in February, 2013. A variation on traditional silicone implants, the gummy bear implants earned their nickname because their consistency is remarkably similar to that of gummy bear candies.
Cohesive breast implants, also known as "form-stable" also known as "gummy bear implants", are a new generation of silicone implants used for breast augmentation. The difference is that the silicone gel molecules are more tightly "linked", making it a firmer gel that traditional silicone gel implants. The art and skill of the silicone chemistry comes in manufacturing a gel that is firm enough to maintain its shape over many years, yet also soft enough to emulate the feel of natural breast tissue.
Gummy bear implants, as I affectionately refer to them, are an integral part of my breast augmentation practice. The major advantage to them is the preservation of breast shape - maintaining upper breast fullness and preventing or minimizing "bottoming-out" of the breast. Clinical trials have shown the superiority of these implants years later in maintaining the natural shape of the breast.