Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey Breast Implants
Learn about the breast implant procedure, including endoscopic breast augmentation, recovery time, sizes, costs, and before and after photos.
Breast enlargement is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures. Most women request breast implant surgery because they want to improve breast size and shape, body proportion, and have more freedom with their clothing choices. Others are simply trying to restore breast shape which has diminished following pregnancy. No matter what the reason, we have found that breast augmentation can dramatically improve a woman’s quality of life.
Breast implant surgery is performed by placing saline or silicone implants through a small incision that usually becomes inconspicuous upon healing. The results are characterized by improved contour and a youthful, natural appearance.
Breast Implant Before & After Photos
Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey is home to highly skilled breast implant cosmetic surgeons. Visit our before & after photo gallery of breast implants from real patients in our Princeton and New Brunswick, New Jersey offices.
Silicone Cohesive Gel Breast Implants
Cohesive gel breast implants feature a firmer silicone gel than the standard silicone implant. The gel in cohesive gel implants has the consistency of a “soft solid” and can be compared to the texture of a “gummy bear”. If the gel implant were cut in two there would be no gross shift of the gel, i.e. it will keep its shape regardless of positioning. Cohesive gel implants are shaped to conform to the natural shape of a woman’s breast in that they are thinner at the top and fuller at the bottom where a woman’s breast naturally extends. There are two key advantages of choosing cohesive gel breast implants, the first of which is longevity. Cohesive gel implants do not tend to develop folds over time and thus are likely to last longer than traditional implants. The second advantage is that because of their shape, cohesive gel implants offer surgeons greater control of the overall shape of the breasts post-surgery.
Your surgery is performed at a first class ambulatory facility at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey and takes about two hours to complete. Our patients shower the very next day and frequently return to work within several days. Our patients who have undergone breast augmentation are thrilled with the results. This procedure may also be performed in conjunction with breast lift, liposuction or a tummy tuck for total body contour improvement.Contact PSANJ to schedule a private breast implant consultation at either of our New Brunswick, New Jersey or Princeton, New Jersey locations. We look forward to seeing you at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey.
Imagine Yourself: Complete your new look at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey
For a complete body image makeover, you may consider combining breast enhancement with one or more of the body contouring procedures offered at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey: tummy tuck, liposuction, thigh lift, or arm lift.
Common Breast Implant Questions
What is the recovery time for breast implants?
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The recovery time for a breast implant procedure is around 3-5 days. If your breast implants are positioned over the chest muscle the recovery time will be shorter compared to implants placed under the muscle. For the first 48 hours following surgery, it is recommended that you elevate your back and breasts to reduce swelling and bruising. The swelling and bruising will improve quickly over the first 1-2 weeks, and continue to decrease slowly over the next several months.
Most patients feel well enough to return to work within a week of the breast implant procedure. You can be up and walking immediately after the procedure, and light exercise and more moderate workouts can be considered after 3-4 weeks, but heavy exercise routines should be avoided for at least a full month after breast implant surgery. Always consult with your physician before starting an exercise regime, as breast implant recovery times vary per patient.
The plastic surgeons of PSANJ specialize in endoscopic breast augmentation - a minimally invasive technique in which a small incision is made in the armpit. Using this method, there will be no visible scars on your breasts after surgery. This breast augmentation technique, places the breast implant through an opening in the armpit using a surgical telescope, resulting in improved symmetry and a shorter recovery time when compared to the “belly button” incision for implants. With members of our surgical team rated as “Top Doctors” by New York Magazine and New Jersey Monthly, PSANJ is a top destination for breast augmentation in the New Jersey, New York and the Tri-State Area. The physicians of Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey are also revered for their breast reconstruction capabilities.
Note: One of the most important steps in breast implant process is the selection of your surgical team. At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey, we encourage you to do your homework: investigate your options: ask questions, see before-and-after breast implant photos, and ask about advanced training and certifications. Also ask about the use of advanced breast augmentation techniques, as well as the different breast implant devices available.
- What breast size is ideal for my body type?
- What are my incision options for the breast implant surgery?
- What risks are associated with breast implants?
- How much do breast implants cost?
- Do breast implants need to be replaced?
- Which implants are the best for me: saline or silicone breast implants?
- Can I choose which where my breast implant surgery is performed in New Brunswick, Princeton and/or Edison, New Jersey?