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Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases the size, shape and fullness of the breasts through the use of implants or fat transfer. As one of the leading cosmetic surgery practices in the country, New Jersey Plastic Surgery offers a comprehensive range of breast enhancement options to create a balanced, feminine silhouette that looks completely natural.
Led by nationally renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo, our practice offers a level of expertise and research-based knowledge you won’t find elsewhere, and results that are elegant and natural-looking. If you would like to enhance the size and shape of your breasts, call (973) 509-2000 today to schedule an initial consultation. In addition to serving patients from Montclair, Clifton and Newark, we routinely welcome patients from across the country and around the world.
While breast enlargement surgery offers a number of life-changing benefits, it cannot correct issues such as significant breast sagging.
Depending on your unique situation, Dr. DiBernardo may recommend a breast lift in conjunction with your breast augmentation surgery to achieve the best possible outcome. Schedule your initial consultation now to meet personally with Dr. DiBernardo and discuss all of your treatment options.
Breast augmentation is about more than just creating a larger cup size. With an artistic eye, Dr. DiBernardo strives to create beautiful breasts that compliment your natural body. If you want to correct breasts that are uneven, naturally small or have lost mass and volume following pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation may be your ideal solution. The procedure offers benefits such as:
Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
As a woman, your breasts play a critical role in your self-image and sense of femininity. If you are disappointed in the appearance of your breasts because they are small or disproportionate, breast augmentation surgery can boost your self-confidence by creating a more attractive and proportionate physique.
If you are at least 18 years of age for saline breast implants or 22 years-old for silicone breast implants and in generally good health, you are likely a good candidate for breast enlargement.
Additionally, ideal breast augmentation candidates:
This list is only a general overview and by no means intended as a substitute for meeting personally with our board-certified plastic surgeon. During your initial consultation with Dr. DiBernardo, he will thoroughly assess your physical condition, review your medical history, discuss your goals, evaluate your candidacy and explain all of your treatment options. Together, you will collaborate on a solution that is best suited for your body, budget and lifestyle.
The Ideal breast implant is one of the most revolutionary innovations in breast implant technology to date, offering the benefits of both saline and silicone implants. Although the Ideal implant is filled with saline, its internal structure enables it to look and feel as though it were filled with silicone gel.
Its unique design features a number of nested shells that provide support and prevent bouncing. These are a new classification of Implant: “structured Implants”
Since saline is a safe and natural fluid, patients can feel safer in the rare event of a rupture while still benefiting from the natural look and feel of silicone. Ideal breast implants have a lower rate of rupture and a lower rate of capsule contracture than both silicone and saline implants. Saline implants, including the Ideal breast implant, are designed to be “early warning” to rupture. This means that patients who have them will be able to avoid regular MRIs.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer can create a soft, natural increase in breast size. The technique is performed to subtly enlarge the breasts, achieve breast symmetry or enhance the results of other breast implant options.
In the process, fat is removed from another area of your body, typically the buttocks, thighs or love handles through a gentle liposuction technique. The harvested fat is then processed and purified before being injected into the breasts. In addition to providing a refined breast enlargement, the procedure offers the added benefit of slimmer thighs, buttocks or waist. During your initial consultation at New Jersey Plastic Surgery, all of your breast augmentation options will be discussed and a customized treatment plan will be created specifically for you.
Dr. DiBernardo sculpts breasts with a vision. He looks at you as a whole and carefully evaluates your dimensions, stature, goals and lifestyle. With this comprehensive approach, he can create contours that look and feel exceptionally natural, aligned with your unique goals and physique.
You deserve the freedom to improve your breast size and shape. However, your choice of implant should be guided by your anatomical measurements and tissue mechanics. Many breast implant complications, such as poor shape and rippling, result from an initial misjudgment at the first surgery. Dr. DiBernardo’s extensive experience with both breast augmentation and breast revision surgery gives him a unique understanding of the long-term outcomes of every decision made in your procedure. He will work closely with you to help you choose the implant option that is best suited for your customized treatment. One of the most important decisions in breast enlargement surgery is the type of implant that will be placed. Each type of breast implant has unique benefits and considerations. Dr. DiBernardo offers the following implant options:
Approved by the FDA for patients 18 years of age or older, this type of breast implant comprises a silicone shell filled with a safe salt-water solution.
This implant is a specialized saline implant that uses multiple barriers to help control the flow of the saline. By controlling the flow of saline, the Ideal Implant gives a more natural, youthful appearance and feel.
This type of breast implant is FDA-approved for patients who are at least 22 years-old. Silicone breast implants are filled with a soft, elastic gel and feel incredibly natural.
Also referred to as a cohesive-gel implant, this silicone-based breast implant varies slightly from other implants due to its ability to hold its shape while maintaining a soft, supple feel.
Dr. DiBernardo will guide you through each decision you make throughout your process, and recommend the breast implant placement option that is most appropriate for your surgical procedure.
Breast implants are placed within surgically created “pockets”. The location of your breast implants will impact the ultimate look and feel of your results. Dr. DiBernardo offers the following breast implant placement options:
The breast implant is placed behind the breast tissue and above the chest muscle. This option is often chosen by women with thicker natural breast tissue and it can improve the appearance of mild sagging.
The breast implant is placed beneath the chest muscle. It provides more natural soft tissue “padding” over the breast implant and is typically a good option for women with little natural breast tissue or those who do vigorous chest muscle exercises or body building.
This option employs both subglandular and submuscular placement; the upper part of the implant is submuscular while the lower part of the implant is covered only by breast tissue.
Breast Augmentation Revision and Implant Removal Surgery
Breast augmentation revision surgery is highly complex, and requires the skill of an experienced breast surgeon to achieve exceptional results the second time around. For this very reason, patients across the country choose Dr. DiBernardo to perform their breast revision and implant removal surgeries.
With nearly three decades of distinguished experience and proven results, Dr. DiBernardo is uniquely qualified to perform these intricate procedures. Breast augmentation revision surgery is more than just an opportunity to correct a troubling issue; it is your chance to get the beautiful, balanced results you’ve always deserved. Women seek breast revision or implant removal for a variety of reasons, from cosmetic to medical. You may desire revision surgery because your breast implants have lost their shape or your aesthetic preferences have changed in the years since your initial implants were placed. Perhaps you simply want to upgrade your implants with modern alternatives that cause less rippling or look more natural.
Ruptured implants can pose a significant health risk. If you’ve noticed a change in breast shape or size, inflammation, pain or a change in breast texture, you should contact our office right away for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Whatever your motivation for seeking breast augmentation revision or implant removal, Dr. DiBernardo will design a surgical plan that ensures impeccable, natural-looking results and will help to avoid complications in the future. He will tailor your breast revision based on your unique characteristics and goals.
During your initial consultation, Dr. DiBernardo will explain the unique benefits of each incision option and recommend the right choice for you. At every step along your transformative journey, he will answer your questions, address your concerns and ensure you are making the best decisions to reach your ultimate goal.
When selecting the appropriate incision option for your breast enlargement surgery, Dr DiBernardo will consider your anatomy, choice of implant material, and goals for the procedure. He will discuss the following incision options with you and recommend the one best suited for your unique circumstances:
With so many breast implant options available to you, it may be difficult to picture what your results will look like in regard to their size, shape and material. Fortunately, New Jersey Plastic Surgery utilizes advanced Vectra 3D Imaging, a revolutionary approach to visualizing different implant sizes, shapes and styles to determine which option is best for you.
The Vectra 3D Imaging system uses six cameras, positioned at different angles. High-resolution images are captured of your chest area and are converted into a 3-dimensional digital model. Dr. DiBernardo can then apply your breast augmentation options to the model, and provide a visual simulation of the results you can expect. By incorporating precise measurements and body mapping, the Vectra 3D Imaging system delivers an incredibly accurate depiction of your final outcome and allows Dr. DiBernardo to make adjustments that reflect your tastes and preferred results from every angle.
You will be provided with detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions to ensure an optimal recovery. You will receive a prescription for pain medication after your surgery, but most patients are able to manage discomfort with only over-the-counter medication after just a few days. You will be restricted from partaking in certain activities, tasks, and movements following the surgery.
Depending on the level of activity required for your profession, you will be able to return to work within a week. A constrictive bra or top will be given to you to help minimize movement. Every patient heals differently. You will return to our office for regular postoperative visits to ensure your recovery is on track. Your results will become visible within a few weeks, and will continue to improve as the swelling reduces over the following months.
The cost of breast augmentation varies greatly from patient to patient, depending on factors such as the type and style of implant chosen. Breast augmentation is considered an elective surgery and is usually not covered by health insurance.
If paying for your breast enlargement out-of-pocket is not an ideal option, financing options are available through CareCredit and PatientFi. Our staff is happy to discuss all of your payment options and can provide you with financing information during your initial visit to our office.
To learn how board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo can help improve the size and shape of your breasts, call (973) 509-2000 today to schedule a confidential consultation. We serve Montclair, Clifton and Newark, New Jersey and welcome patients from every part of the United States and beyond.
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