Breast AugmentationConveniently located to service Ridgewood and Bergen County NJ
Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. and one of our most popular services. Breast augmentation can give women with small or unevenly sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look through the placement of saline or silicone implants in the breast.
Our patients elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic reasons, including balancing breast size, compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery, and correcting a congenital breast defect. Under Dr. Ganchi’s expert care, patients enjoy beautiful, natural-feeling breasts that are one or more cup sizes larger after the operation.
Fully Customized Breast Enhancement
We understand that every woman is unique in both her desires and her body shape. With that in mind, Dr. Ganchi takes the time during pre-operative consultations to learn what each patient hopes to gain from breast augmentation surgery and to decide which implant type and implant placement is best. In this way, every one of our patients enjoys completely customized treatment designed with her specific goals in mind.
Breast augmentation can achieve dramatic and beautiful results on its own as well as in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery or non-invasive procedures. We sometimes recommend combining breast augmentation with other procedures such as a breast lift for more satisfying results.
Saline and Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Breast implants are silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. Both implant types are very safe, and each offers its own advantages. We will help you decide which kind is right for you. During surgery, we will place the implants behind each breast, underneath either breast tissue or the chest wall muscle.
After many years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved silicone breast implants for breast augmentation surgery. We are proud to offer patients the option of silicone gel-filled breast implants, since they are much softer and feel more natural than saline-filled breast implants.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear breast implants, also called cohesive breast implants, are a newer type of silicone implant filled with a dense and cohesive silicone gel. When a rupture occurs in the implant shell, the thickness of the gel prevents leaking and allows gummy bear implants to retain their shape. Because of this, they are also called form-stable implants.
Gummy bear implants feel very natural, have a reduced rupture rate due to their thicker silicone shell, and may be anatomical (teardrop-shaped) and textured.
They are also less likely to result in capsular contracture. The body naturally forms a scar-tissue capsule around an implant, but when the scar-tissue is too thick, capsular contracture occurs. This can result in stiffness, pain, and breast-shape issues, and it must be addressed with revision breast augmentation surgery.
* Individual results may vary.
Breast Augmentation Surgery – Incision Techniques
The breast augmentation procedure lasts one to two hours and is typically performed with general anesthesia. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places on the breast to minimize scar visibility. These may be located:
- In the crease on the underside of the breast (inframammary),
- Around the areola, the dark skin around the nipple (periareolar), or
- In the armpit (transaxillary).
The breast is then lifted, creating a pocket into which the implant is inserted.
Saline implants may also be placed endoscopically through an incision in the navel. This minimally invasive breast enhancement technique is known as a transumbilical breast augmentation or TUBA approach. Please note this technique is not ideal due to lack of control in implant placement and difficulty in subpectoral positioning.
Breast Augmentation Surgery – Placement Options
Implant placement beneath the muscle of the chest offers a few advantages over placement beneath the breast tissue only. These include reduced risk of capsular contracture (post-operative tightening around the implant) and less interference with mammogram examinations. Possible disadvantages include slightly increased post-operative discomfort. We will discuss which option may be best for you.
After the implants have been inserted and positioned beneath the nipples, the incisions are stitched closed and bandaged. The patient is then placed in a soft support bra.
Most patients feel tired and sore after breast augmentation surgery, but this usually passes in a day or two. Many patients return to work within the week.
The stitches are self-dissolving and any post-operative pain, swelling, or sensitivity will diminish over the first few weeks.
Scars from breast augmentation incisions will begin to fade in a few months and will continue to fade for months or years.
“It’s been a year now since my breast augmentation procedure and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I’m so glad I decided to go with Dr. Ganchi. She made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. She always took her time to thoroughly explain and answer any questions I had. I would highly recommend Dr. Ganchi.”
Complications following breast augmentation surgery are uncommon and usually minimal. They may include capsular contracture, swelling and pain, infection around the implant, a change in nipple sensation, milk production if you nursed a baby within a year before the procedure, and breakage or leakage of the implant (implant rupture) as a result of injury or the normal compression and movement of your breast.
If a saline implant ruptures, the implant will simply deflate in a few hours and your body will absorb the salt water. A silicone implant leak may not be as easily detected and an MRI may be helpful for diagnosis. In either case you will need to visit your surgeon for a breast augmentation assessment.
Breast Augmentation Cost
The cost of a breast enlargement procedure varies based on numerous aspects of the surgery. The price of the implants, the type of incision created, the exact techniques used, and the length of the procedure all play roles in determining overall cost.
Typically, breast augmentation is priced at $5,500-$7,000. This varies based on factors like the price of the implants chosen (saline, silicone, or gummy bear).
A breast augmentation with lift procedure (also called augmentation mastopexy) costs $5,600-$8,700. This price includes the cost of the chosen breast implants.
The surgical facility fees and anesthesia costs will affect the final prices of these procedures.
Arrange a Consultation to Learn More
Dr. Pedy Ganchi has the years of experience needed as well as a thorough understanding of a woman’s body in order to perform quality breast augmentations. To get started, contact our office and set up your consultation.
Your Breast Augmentation will be performed in Pedy Ganchi, MD surgery center located in Ridgewood, NJ