Breast Implants in Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Vitolo has preformed many successful breast implants surgeries for his patients in Brooklyn, NY. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to increase the size and improve the shape of female breasts. Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed procedures by Dr. Vitolo. Whether you were born with small breasts, have lost your volume or shape from aging, breast implants can give you the larger, more shapely look you desire. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Vitolo today at his Brooklyn office to discuss breast implants procedures and determine which options will provide the best results for you.
What is a breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Vitolo to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. It is estimated that over 400,000 women undergo breast augmentation in the United States each year, making it the second most popular cosmetic after liposuction. This procedure is also amongst the plastic surgery procedures with the highest patient satisfaction ratings.
Schedule your no-obligation breast augmentation consultation in Brooklyn, NY today by filing out the contact form on this page or call Dr. Vitolo at (718) 836-6400. His office is conveniently located at 9920 4th Avenue, Ste 308, Brooklyn, New York 11209.
The benefits of a Breast Augmentation
A breast implants offer several benefits for women including:
- Improved self-esteem and confidence
- Allows for a wider variety of clothing options
- Restores lost breast volume from pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss
- Corrects uneven breast size
- Implants now look and feel more natural than ever
Breast augmentation usually takes one to two hours to perform. Dr. Vitolo will use a surgical marking pen to identify certain landmarks on your chest to ensure proper implant placement. Surgical incision in the pre-determined location will be made to create a small pocket for the implant to carefully insert it within the pocket. Next, he will close the incisions with absorbable sutures and place an elastic bra to help hold the breasts in the correct position during the recovery time. Depending on your goals, Dr. Vitolo will meet with each patient, will recommend the procedure that best suits for them and will decide which technique will help achieve a more youthful appearance.
How long do breast implants last?
For some patients, breast implants can have a life of 15+ years while others may need a second replacement surgery after several years. Some women in Brooklyn develop scar tissue or ruptures which requires removal or replacement of the breast implants. If a saline implants ruptured, the body would naturally absorb the water. Silicone on the other hand, would require the patient to have an MRI scan to determine if the implant has torn or ruptured. This would require a second surgery by removing the implant and replacing it with a new one.
Types of Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. They are empty prior to placement and then filled during surgery once they are underneath the skin. Saline breast implants are FDA approved for augmentation in women 18 years of age and older.
Silicone gel breast implants are filled with an elastic gel, which is similar to natural breast tissue. However, the single disadvantage of silicone gel implants is that the incision is usually a bit longer since this type of implant comes pre-filled. Silicone gel breast implants are FDA approved for augmentation in women 22 years of age and older.
Types of incisions
First is the inframammary incision below the inframammary fold, or along the bottom of the breast. Dr. Vitolo will create a pocket where he is going to place the implant placing it right behind the nipple.
The second technique is the periareolar incision which runs along the border of the areola. Advantages of this incision is the ability to work directly under the breast allowing for better visibility with minimal scarring.
The third is the transumbilical technique, also known as the TUBA (Transumbilical Breast Augmentation) procedure. This scarless breast augmentation involves a very small scar in the belly button to insert the implant through the belly button using an endoscope where it is placed up into the breast area.
Ideal candidates for a breast impalnst are women who want to improve their appearance of their breasts or simply not happy with the size and shape. Women who are in otherwise good physical condition, but are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, would be good candidates. By New York law, once you are 18 years old you may undergo this procedure, although you may not have silicone implants until you have reached the age of 22. Dr. Vitolo will evaluate and decide if this procedure is right for you during your breast implants consultation. If you think you might be a good candidate for breast augmentation, this page will give you a basic understanding of the procedure and the results you can expect. For more details, please contact us to learn more and speak to one of our specialists today.
The recovery period after breast implants is less than a week. Most of Dr. Vitolo’s patients are able to return to work after one week as long as no heavy lifting is required. Activities that are more vigorous may need to wait a little longer. Dr. Vitolo can better explain the recovery period during your patient consultation. Dr. Vitolo and his staff will provide you with care instruction after your procedure as well as contact phone numbers so that you will always be able to reach our office with any questions or concerns you might have during your breast implants recovery.
Complications after breast augmentation can include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, scarring, alteration of nipple sensation and capsular contracture. Mild to moderate discomfort or pain may occur with swelling and bruising. Dr. Vitolo will fully explain the pre and post-operative procedures to assist you with the best possible surgery experience, recovery phase and final outcome of your breast implants procedure.
You can schedule your breast augmentation and breast lift consultation in Brooklyn, NY by filling out the contact form on this page and we will get back to you with additional information. You may also call us at (718) 836-6400 and schedule your appointment to speak with our breast implants specialists. Ask us how a breast lift procedure can help you obtain a younger figure. Dr. Vitolo and his staff look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals.