Breast Augmentation in Paramus, NJ
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The breasts can be an integral part of a woman’s self-image. A woman may feel her breasts are not proportional to the rest of her figure. She may have lost volume and shape after pregnancy and breastfeeding. After years, maybe decades, of dissatisfaction with her breasts, she may opt to look into breast augmentation.
Is A Breast Augmentation Procedure Right For You?
When people hear the phrase “breast augmentation” there can be misperceptions. The goal in the vast majority of procedures with Dr. Ferraro isn’t an over-the-top result, but a natural-looking enhancement of the breasts.
Breast augmentation has become an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure. In recent years, it has become the third-most performed cosmetic surgery worldwide, with one and a half million women opting to enhance their figures each year.
Dr. Ferraro, a board certified plastic surgeon, with over 20 years of experience in Paramus, New Jersey with breast augmentation, wants to answer common questions surrounding breast augmentation and implant procedures. Read more about Dr. Ferraro's credentials here.
Your consultation with Dr. Ferraro is crucial, both to ascertain your goals for your augmentation and to cover the variety of decisions you’ll need to make such as the type of implants and the incision location. The number of choices may seem daunting, but Dr. Ferraro will provide the information and guidance to help you with each one. This procedure will be a life-changing, and we want to assist you with every step of your journey.
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Which type of Breast implants do you want?
Once you decide to have augmentation, there are four other important decisions to make. The first decision is the type of implant.
Silicone Implants — Silicone implants are made with a silicone shell filled with medical-grade silicone gel. Most people believe silicone implants have a more natural feel than saline. You can choose different levels of cohesion within the silicone. A newer option is the “ Gummy Bear” implant, which is a teardrop-shaped implant filled with thicker gel (think of a gummy bear). The disadvantage with silicone implants comes in the case of a rupture. If a silicone implant ruptures, the silicone can leak into the breast pocket and will need to be removed. Gummy Bear implant gel tends to stay within the implant, due to its thicker consistency. Because it's difficult to discern if a silicone implant has ruptured, periodic MRIs are recommended to check the condition of your implants.
Saline Implants — Saline implants are made of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution. Unlike silicone implants, which have to be inserted already filled, saline implants are inserted empty and then filled in place. This has two advantages: the incision can be smaller and the size can be adjusted once in place. If a saline implant ruptures, the body naturally absorbs the saline. Of course, in the case of rupture, the implant deflates rapidly, leaving the person with a lopsided profile.
What size and shape do you want?
Next, you’ll decide the size and shape of your implants. You can choose between various shapes with different projections. The two main shapes are round and teardrop. Teardrop-shaped implants have less chance of rotating in place.
The size of your implants is an important determinant of how satisfied you will be with your overall procedure. Implant size is measured in cubic centimeters, cc’s, the amount of liquid in the implant. Dr. Ferraro believes the implants should be proportional to the patient’s overall figure.
Where do you want the implants placed?
While this decision may seem obvious, there are factors to consider. Implants can be placed atop the pectoral muscle or under the pectoral muscle. Many people believe that implants beneath the muscle look more natural, and this placement avoids rippling and other conditions that can occur when implants are placed atop the muscle. Capsular contracture, a condition where scar tissue forms around the implant, is also less likely when placed under the muscle.
When deciding where the insertion incisions will be made there are generally three options: periareolar (around the areolae), inframammary (in the crease at the bottom of the breasts), or transaxillary (in the armpit). Saline implants can also be placed endoscopically through an incision in the navel. This is called a transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA).
When placed through the armpit, the incision is made on the vertical crease in the armpit. Dr. Ferraro favors the crease incision because he can place the implant more precisely to where it will create the most natural results. This method allows easy access behind the pectoral wall, and it leaves no scarring on the breast. Incisions around the areolae and the breast creases create some scarring. Dr. Ferraro uses a Keller Funnel, which allows him to make a smaller incision when inserting a silicone implant in any of the three primary incision locations.
What will my augmentation surgery entail?
Breast augmentation with Dr. Ferraro is usually an outpatient procedure. He makes the incision and then creates a pocket to accept the implant either above or below the pectoral muscle. As mentioned, the required incision will be somewhat longer with silicone than with saline, since saline implants are filled once they are placed. After checking for symmetry and position, Dr. Ferraro then closes the incisions, using glue where possible to minimize scarring.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Recovery from augmentation surgery is not difficult. For the first two or three days there will be some pain and discomfort. Most patients only need to miss around a week of work. Low- or non-impact exercise can resume in one to two weeks, but impact exercise needs to wait one month. Any specific upper body exercise can resume in six weeks.
During your recovery, you may think your implants are sitting too high on your chest. They may also feel firmer and appear larger than you expected. This is because the implants require a period of settling into their final position, a process that can take up to three months. At that point, your new profile should be pleasing with long-term results.
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Dr. Ferraro is highly professional and extremely talented at what he does. My results came out perfect. I couldn't ask for more. Dr. Ferraro was able to answer all my questions and make me feel at ease throughout the whole process. Any anxiety I had was relieved by his great bedside manner and ability to communicate every detail of the procedure meticulously.*
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