Considering Breast Augmentation?
A woman’s breasts can define her self-image; if she is unhappy with the size, or shape of her breasts, it can easily lead to lower self-esteem. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure which can enhance the size and feel of the breasts by placing a saline or silicone-filled implant under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase the size and improve the shape of the breast. Although breast augmentation is an advanced surgical procedure, it normally takes only a few hours - recovery is short, with most patients able to return to work within a week.
Breast augmentation has come a long way in recent years. Patients have more options and the procedure is highly customized to the individual. The placement of the implants can be varied depending on where patients desire more fullness, and incisions and scarring are planned out prior to surgery according to patient preference.
Whether you have uneven breasts, a congenital birth defect or require compensation following a surgery, there is no “one size fits all.” Dr. Matthew Lynch understands that each woman is unique in her wishes and desires for her breasts, and will discuss extensively with you how to fulfill your dreams.
There are two primary types of breast implants—saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. Saline is salt water, while silicone gel has a more viscous consistency. A saline breast implant is filled with sterile saline at the time of surgery. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel. A fifth-generation implant called a “Form Stabilized Silicone Gel” implant is also available. This type of implant is sometimes referred to as a “gummy bear” implant as a result of the more cohesive character of the gel that is used.
There are benefits and advantages to both types, which Dr. Lynch will discuss with you during your breast augmentation consultation. Both types are equally safe, so the choice is entirely up to you, all depending on what your hopes and expectations are for your new breasts. Learn more about breast implants.
There are many reasons why a woman might consider breast augmentation; from simply desiring a look that is more pleasing to the eye to correcting an issue resulting from a medical condition, childbirth, or weight loss.
In some patients, the desire is simply to increase the size or volume of the breasts. This may be because the existing breasts are perceived to be small, or it may be to balance out the overall appearance of the breasts in relation to the body.
In other situations, the breasts are asymmetrical (i.e. they differ significantly in size or shape) and therefore need to be enlarged and made equal in size.
Dr. Lynch will guide you through the process and help you determine which is the right path for you. Dr. Lynch, being one of the top doctors in breast reconstruction, is an excellent choice for breast augmentation—his intent is to ensure the breast is as natural looking as possible.
Dr. Lynch specializes in breast procedures. These include Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction and Breast Reconstruction. The New Jersey Breast Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Princeton Rejuvenation Institute include a state of the art accredited operating suite and ambulatory care center. The professional and caring staff of Reliant Surgical Center will assure that your procedure is completed in comfort and privacy.