Get the self-confidence and body you've always wanted with a breast augmentation in Paramus, NJ
The breasts can be an integral part of a woman’s self-image. As a woman, you may feel your breasts are not proportional to the rest of your figure. You may have lost volume and shape after pregnancy and breastfeeding. After years, maybe decades, of dissatisfaction with your breasts, you may be ready for a breast augmentation consultation.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Procedure
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.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
Is a Breast Augmentation Procedure Right for Me?
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.
Which Type of Breast Implants Should I Get?
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 Breast Implants Should I Get?
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.
We really depend on three factors: We listen to our patients' goals, take measurements in the office, and use sizers in the operating room.
What Are Breast Sizers?
They are temporary silicone implants which I put in the pocket during surgery to guide me on what size fits best for you and what size allows you to achieve your goals.
Where Should My Breast Implants Be 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.
Where Will My Breast Augmentation Incision Be Located?
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.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
The price for breast augmentation generally costs $7,950 but please note that costs can vary. To learn more about how much breast augmentation procedure can cost at our Paramus, New Jersey practice, contact Dr. Ferraro and his expert staff today.
Now Offering Natrelle Perks
With Natrelle PERKS℠, Natrelle® breast augmentation patients are eligible to redeem a complimentary treatment with either JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC or BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA)! Plus, as an Allē Member, you will receive 500 points on your breast augmentation procedure with Natrelle® that can be redeemed for future Allergan Aesthetics treatments.
Should I Be Concerned About The Latest News I’m Hearing About Breast Implants.
No, you should not be concerned. Silicone implants are safe and FDA approved, however, Dr. Ferraro does not use the implants with a textured surface. Further research has to be completed to see if the problems are associated with these implants are true. In the meantime, all patients will receive smooth walled implants that are completely safe.
Will I Have To Remove The Implants In Ten Years.
No there is no evidence to remove an implant that is doing well. Dr. Ferraro has not removed one silicone implants since they became FDA approved in ten years. If the implants are leaking they should be removed and your warranty should assist you to pay for this surgery. The leak rate is roughly 7% in ten years.
How Long Do I Have To Wear The Garment?
In general, the longer you wear the garment the better your result. Most patients wear the garments for 4-6 weeks but some use it longer and have the best results.
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The Ideal Breast Implant
Dr. Ferraro is proud to offer the latest in implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT, to give patients the beautiful look and natural feel they want, with the safety of only saline inside.
All The Advantages - Without The Drawbacks
You want a beautiful, natural, and safe result, that doesn’t leave you wondering if an implant may have ruptured. Here is why the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant technology offers many of the benefits of saline and silicone gel implants, without some of the drawbacks:
- Youthful shape and natural feel
- Filled with saline, that is safely absorbed by the body if ruptured
- No sticky silicone gel from ruptured implants in surrounding tissues
- No silent rupture—you will always know that your implants are intact
- Lower rupture rate and higher rupture strength
- Requires a smaller incision than silicone gel implants
- No costly MRIs needed to detect silicone gel rupture
- Smooth surface
Advantages Of The Ideal Implant Over Silicone Gel Implants
When intact, silicone gel implants are FDA approved and safe. But when they rupture, the FDA states the “implant and any gel should be removed.” Yet silicone gel ruptures are silent, meaning they can only be detected by an MRI. That being the case, the FDA recommends that women have an MRI scan every other year to find out if their implants have ruptured. The IDEAL IMPLANT offers a natural feel without these concerns.
The IDEAL IMPLANT has a natural feel without risk of silent rupture, a youthful shape and contour, and many advantages women value over round silicone gel implants. You will always know your implants are intact simply by looking in the mirror, because you shouldn’t have to choose between natural feel and peace of mind.
- Lower rupture rate
- Lower capsule contracture rate
- Higher rupture strength
- Smaller incision
- Easy to remove
- Only saline inside for peace of mind
- Safety of saline, harmlessly absorbed by the body
- Look in the mirror and know implants are intact
- Lower rupture rate
- No risk of silicone gel in tissues
- No MRI scans needed to detect ruptures
- No silent ruptures
You deserve the IDEAL choice for your body, lifestyle and well-being. Choose the IDEAL IMPLANT.
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Breast Augmentation - Before & After
"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.*"