Breast Augmentation along with other procedures of the Breast, Face, Body, and Nose that I perform can help give you a renewed physical and emotional self-confidence. The most important first step is for us to have a consultation to discuss your concerns, needs, expectations and to answer ALL of your questions.  Having a mutual understanding is valuable for your success since your well being is my main concern.

Brian D. Cohen, M.D.

Breast Augmentation in Great Neck, Throughout Nassau County, & in Manhattan

More and more people are having plastic surgery in the U.S. and, in recent years, breast augmentation is the most popular type of procedure. If you live in Great Neck, anywhere in Nassau County or in Manhattan, and are considering having your breasts surgically enlarged, you should contact Brian D. Cohen, M.D., a highly regarded professional in the field. Not only does he have impeccable credentials; he has a long list of well-satisfied patients who credit him with improving their self-esteem along with their appearance. Take a look at the photo gallery on our website if you need convincing.

Why Women Want Breast Augmentation Surgery

Women desire breast augmentation (also known as augmentation mammoplasty) for a number of reasons, but all stem from a wish to become more attractive and sexually appealing. Breast augmentation can accomplish the following:

  • Gives women with small breasts firmer, fuller, and more rounded breasts
  • Gives women with asymmetrically sized breasts a more evenly proportioned look
  • Restores the appearance of fuller breasts that have flattened or diminished in size after pregnancy, surgery, or a congenital defect of the breast

At our office, women come in dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts, but, after full consultation with Dr. Cohen and undergoing breast augmentation surgery, leave us feeling more self-assured and attractive than ever before. They are delighted about how natural and firm their breasts feel after the procedure that has increased their cup size in a very pleasing way.

Two Types of Breast Implants to Consider

There are two types of implants that may be used in this surgery: saline or silicone. The differences between the two should be discussed with Dr. Cohen before you decide which you prefer. Both kinds of breast implants are silicone shells, but their fillings differ. Saline implants are filled with sterile saline (saltwater) after implantation has been completed, whereas silicone implants are already filled with silicone gel when put in place.

Both kinds of implants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are considered safe. Many women prefer the feel of the silicone implants because silicone is a thicker substance than saline and therefore more closely resembles the feeling of natural breasts.

Nonetheless, there are other differences between the two types of implants that Dr. Cohen will discuss with you as he helps you to choose the best type of implant for your needs.You can depend on Dr. Cohen to keep current with any new types of implants that come on the market and to have in-depth knowledge of their pros and cons.

What’s involved in a procedure?

The breast augmentation procedure lasts one to two hours and is typically performed under general anesthesia. As you would expect, Dr. Cohen will always place incisions in the most inconspicuous places on the breast so that any scars are barely visible. He may make incisions on the underside of your breasts (inframammary) or around the areolas, the dark area around your nipples (periareolar).

Dr. Cohen makes incisions to create pockets into which the implants may be placed. These pockets may be created behind the breast tissue itself or behind both the breast tissue and the chest wall muscles (pectoralis muscles). There are advantages and disadvantages to each location.

When the implantation takes place behind the chest muscles, there is less chance that there will be post-operative tightening around the implant and less interference with future mammogram examinations, which clearly constitutes a serious plus. On the other hand, the deeper placement will require that drainage tubes be inserted during the immediate postoperative period and will cause the patient more temporary pain.

With either type of implant, once Dr. Cohen has inserted the implants properly beneath the nipples and has skillfully stitched the incisions closed, he will bandage the affected region and place a surgical bra. A few days later you will trade in the surgical bra for a sports bra.

Recovering from Breast Augmentation

You can anticipate feeling tired and a bit sore for a day or two after the procedure, but may be able to return to work within the week. All stitches are dissolvable. Any pain, inflammation or sensitivity you have experienced will lessen and disappear over the first few weeks. Your scars will also fade. The right preparation will also help in your recovery.

You should be aware, however, that mammograms may be more difficult to read after surgery, requiring more images of the breasts from different angles. Also, you may want to postpone breast augmentation until your family is complete since nursing may be difficult or impossible after the procedure.

Are there any risks to breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation, like all surgical procedures, involves a small percentage of risk. You will lessen health risks by giving up smoking, eating a healthy diet and exercising to arrive at or maintain an appropriate weight. You should suspend taking any medication that may cause excessive bleeding, such as aspirin or anti-inflammatories. Also, you should arrange for someone to help you for a short time immediately after surgery since you will not be able to strain, bend, or do the heavy lifting.

The possible complications of this procedure include:

  • Capsular contracture (buildup of scar tissue that distorts the shape of the breast)
  • Infection
  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • Alteration in breast and nipple sensation

It is unlikely that you will develop a complication after breast augmentation surgery, especially with a talented and careful plastic surgeon like Brian D. Cohen, M.D. at the helm.

Why Contacting Dr. Brian D. Cohen Is an Excellent Choice

When contemplating a delicate surgical procedure like breast augmentation, you want a trustworthy, experienced physician on the case. Dr. Cohen has a well-earned reputation for personal attention and commitment to the best possible results. Contact him and find out how much difference dealing with a caring doctor can make to your appearance and your state of mind.