Year after year in the United States, the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure is breast augmentation. In Staten Island and Brooklyn, an increasing number of women are also opting for that breast enhancement choice. Whether they always wanted larger breasts or have that "deflated" appearance from pregnancy or weight loss, these women recognize that breast augmentation can provide them with the results that they want.
Take the first step to achieving those fuller, beautifully shaped breasts. Request a complimentary consultation online, or call us today at (718) 720-9400 to schedule a visit.
A board-certified plastic surgeon in Staten Island, Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College... read on
Who is a Good Candidate?
Women considering breast augmentation vary in age, reasons for choosing this procedure, and expectations. What they share, however, is their goal: to enjoy full, natural-looking breasts to enhance their body's contours. Women often choose breast augmentation to:
- Restore volume after pregnancy or weight loss
- Create balance between asymmetrical breasts (different sizes)
- Improve breast shape and size
- Look and feel more attractive
Visit Dr. Cutolo's Breast Augmentation FAQ page for more information about this procedure.
If you also want to elevate your breasts to a more youthful position, Dr. Cutolo may recommend combining breast augmentation with a breast lift (mastopexy) – an option many women choose.
To view the results of some of our satisfied breast augmentation patients, visit our Photo Gallery.
Prior to the surgery, Dr. Cutolo provides a complete consultation to discuss choices related to breast implants with his Staten Island patients. Among the decisions that he and his patients make together are:
- Implant type (silicone gel or saline) and size
- Incision type
- Placement, either above or below the muscle.
Dr. Cutolo performs this surgery on an outpatient basis at a hospital or in a state-of-the-art surgical facility. The patient is under general anesthesia and asleep during the procedure. To insert the implants, Dr. Cutolo performs a small incision in each breast. He typically uses what is known as an inframammary incision for meticulous placement of the implants. However, each procedure is customized for the individual patient, and Dr. Cutolo and his patient determine together which technique is best. The procedure usually lasts from 1 to 2 hours.
During your consultation, Dr. Cutolo will discuss your post-operative instructions. In general, he recommends that you rest and limit your movements to speed up the healing process and recovery time. After your surgery, he applies bandages to facilitate your healing. Some patients experience moderate pain, which can be treated with prescription medication from Dr. Cutolo. To minimize swelling and provide support to your breasts as they heal, you will need to wear an elastic ACE bandage for the first 4 days, and then a sports bra for the next 3 weeks.
Results and Benefits
After they have healed, most of Dr. Cutolo's patients report feeling more self-confident and satisfied with their transformed figure. From shopping for new tops, bras and bikinis to enjoying an enhanced body image, these women say that they love their new proportions and shape.