Breast Augmentation

Dr. Cutolo explaining breast augmentation

Year after year in the United States, the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure is breast augmentation with implants. In Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, 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 changes, these women recognize that breast augmentation by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. can provide them with the beautiful, natural-looking results they want.

Dr. Cutolo explaining breast augmentation

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.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 1 of 100

Case #9

This is a 32-year-old female who disliked the size of her breasts and the changes that occurred after pregnancy. She desired an improvement in volume and projection and overall fullness. 600cc silicone moderate profile gel filled implants were implanted via an inframammary incision and were placed under the muscle. The patient loved her improved... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 2 of 100

Case #8

This is a 26-year-old female who disliked the size of her breasts. She desired an improvement in volume and projection and upper fullness. 457cc silicone moderate profile gel filled implants were implanted via an inframammary incision and were placed under the muscle. The patient was happy with her improved contour and projection and upper pole fullness. Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 3 of 100

Case #7

This is a 23-year-old female who disliked the size of her breasts. She desired an improvement in volume and projection. 400cc silicone moderate profile gel filled implants were implanted via an inframammary incision and were placed under the muscle. The patient was extremely happy with her improved contour and projection Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 4 of 100

Case #5

This is a 25-year-old female who had not yet been pregnant prior to desiring to improve the appearance of her breasts. She desired more fullness and projection. 304cc silicone gel filled implants were implanted via an inframammary incision and were placed under the muscle. The patient was extremely happy with the improvement in fullness and projection. Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 5 of 100

Case #21

This is a 47 year old female who desired improvement with  breast fullness.  She disliked the "deflated" look and wanted to be able to wear a bra without padding.  She underwent a breast augmentation in Staten Island with 400cc smooth walled moderate profile implants placed in a submuscular pocket via an inframammary... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 6 of 100

Case #6

This is a 43-year-old female who noted a decrease in volume in her breasts after pregnancy. She desired more fullness and projection and wanted to approximate her pre pregnancy state. 475cc silicone moderate profile gel filled implants were implanted via an inframammary incision and were placed under the muscle. The patient approximated her pre pregnancy... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 7 of 100

Case #18

This is a 25 year old female who desired to undergo a breast augmentation in order to provide more fullness to her chest.  She wanted to be able to fill out her bras without using padding. After consulting with other plastic surgeons in Staten Island NY she decided to undergo the procedure with Dr Cutolo.  During the consultation,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 8 of 100

Case #19

This is a 48 year old female who desired improvement in her breast projection and fullness.  After pregnancies, she noted that she lost breast volume.  She would wear padded push up bras in order to improve her look.  She underwent a breast augmentation Allergan 371cc round moderate profile silicone gel implants.  They... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 9 of 100

Case #4

This 28 year old female disliked what happened to her breasts after an approximately 50lb weight loss and pregnancies. She desired a lift in order to regain her original shape and also wanted to improve fullness and projection. In order to accomplish her goals a mastopexy (breast lift) and an augmentation were performed as two separate procedures.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 10 of 100

Case #17

This is a 28 year old female who desired to improve the projection and fullness of her breasts.  After consulting with other plastic surgeons in Staten Island, she felt most comfortable with Dr. Cutolo and his plan of action. Because her left nipple/areolar complex was slightly lower than the right, a "crescent" mastopexy... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 11 of 100

Case #190

This is a 21 year old female who disliked the size of her breasts.  She was not able to fill out her clothes in the fashion that she preferred.  She wanted fuller breasts with cleavage and projection.After a detailed consultation which included 3D imaging, it was decided that a breast augmentation would be her best option. ... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 12 of 100

Case #131

This is a 30 year old woman who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts.  Her goal was to improve the fullness especially with respect to the upper portion of the breast.  She also wanted to increase her projection....all helping her to fit more proportionally  into her clothing.  After a detailed meeting with Dr Cutolo, it... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 13 of 100

Case #124

This is a 39 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and size of her breasts.  She said that she had trouble fitting into clothes because of the lack of proportion of her upper body to her lower body. She wanted to improve the fullness in all regions of her breast as well as the projection.After a thorough consultation discussing... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 14 of 100

Case #192

This is a 35 year old female who came to the office to discuss her options to improve her breasts.  She noticed that after multiple pregnancies that her breasts appeared to have lost volume and upper pole fullness.... they appeared to have been "deflated".   She wanted to recapture the breast shape and volume that had been... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 15 of 100

Case #136

This is a 46 year old female who disliked the shape of her breasts.  She said that she lost fullness after pregnancies and wanted to regain some of the volume that was no longer present.  Pregnancies will lead to stretched skin that does not contract and a loss of volume of breast tissue.  This can be corrected quickly and easily by... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 16 of 100

Case #71

This is a 25 year old female who wanted to increase the size of her breasts so that she would have better overall proportions.  She wanted to be able to fill her clothes without having to wear a padded bra.  She desired a breast augmentation in order to achieve her goals.After a thorough consultation discussing all of her options,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 17 of 100

Case #59

This is a 25 year old female who wanted to improve the overall shape and fullness of her breasts.  She wanted to improve the upper and lower pole fullness as well as increase projection of her breasts. She desired a breast augmentation.   After a thorough consultation, she chose to use 575cc silicone implants.  These were... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 18 of 100

Case #230

This is a 32 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and fullness of her breasts.  She said that she had lost volume over the years and wanted to obtain a fuller shape and more upper fullness so that clothes would fit better.  She came to the office to discuss her options and it was decided during the conversation that a breast... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 19 of 100

Case #23

This is a 26 year old female who desired to improve the shape and fullness of her breasts.  She desired a breast augmentation in Staten Island and after consulting with other plastic surgeons in Staten Island, she chose Dr Cutolo.  During her consultation, it was decided that 421cc smooth walled round moderate profile silicone... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 20 of 100

Case #34

This is a 35 year old female who wanted to improve her breast shape.  After multiple pregnancies, she felt that her breasts had lost thier fullness and projection.  She desired to improve those qualities.  After a thorough consultation, it was decided that a breast augmentation would provide her with the result that she desired.  ... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 21 of 100

Case #196

This is a 21 year old female who wanted to improve the fullness of her breasts hoping it would help her when shopping for clothes.  She wanted to increase projection and upper fullness.  After a thorough consultation she decided that a breast augmentation would be the way to attain her goals easily and safely. She underwent... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 22 of 100

Case #64

This is a 22 year old female who wanted to improve the overall shape and projection of her breasts.  She wanted to fill out her clothes without having to use padded bras and also desired a more voluptuous appearance.After a detailed discussion and considering all of her options, she chose a breast augmentation in Staten Island. ... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 23 of 100

Case #164

This is a 25 year old female who wanted to improve the appearance of her breasts.  She had difficulties buying clothes that fit properly and often found herself using a padded bra in order to attain proper proportions.  She came to the office to discuss her options and it was decided that a breast augmentation would help her get to her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 24 of 100

Case #47

This is a 26 year old female who desired more fullness and projection in her breasts. She had difficulty buying clothes that fit her because of the lack of fullness in her chest.  She desired a breast augmentation in Staten Island, NY.  After a thorough discussion of her options, we chose 492cc moderate plus profile Natrelle implants... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 25 of 100

Case #89

This is a 34-year-old female who wanted to increase the fullness of her breasts.  She wanted to increase her upper pole fullness and well as the projection of her breasts.  She desired a more voluptuous look but to still be able to remain natural...especially in clothes that were not revealing.  She could best achieve these goals by... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 26 of 100

Case #132

This is a 50 year old female who disliked the overall shape of her breasts.  After multiple pregnancies, she noted that they lost their fullness and she had difficulites filling out her clothes in the manner that she desired.  She wanted to undergo a breast augmentation in order to regain the breast shape that she had prior to the pregnancies. After... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 27 of 100

Case #123

This is a 35 year old female who wanted to improve the appearance of her breasts.  She thought that she had lost the fullness that had been present prior to her pregnancies.  She wanted to fill out her clothing better and wanted a more youthful look to her breasts.  She came to the office to discuss breast enhancement surgery. During... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 28 of 100

Case #78

This is a 20 year old female who wanted to improve the fullness and projection of her breasts.  She wanted to be able to fill out her clothes and to improve her proportions.  She desired a breast augmentation in order to fulfull these goals.After a detailed consultation, it was decided that 390cc round smooth saline implants would... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 29 of 100

Case #29

This 47 year old female wanted to improve her overall fullness and projection.  She thought that her breasts were slightly smaller after pregnancy and she wanted to regain the fullness that she had in her pre- pregnant state. She desired a breast augmentation in Staten Island.  After a discussion covering all of the options available,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 30 of 100

Case #204

This is a 37 year old female who wanted to improve the size and shape of her breasts.  She disliked the lack of fullness in the upper area of her breasts.  She also wanted to improve the projection and overall shape as well.  After a thorough consultation it was decided that a breast augmentation would give her the results she desired.3D... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 31 of 100

Case #141

This is a 27 year old female who liked the shape of her breasts but wanted to improve their fullness and projection.  She came to the office to discuss her options.  Because her nipples were above her inframammary folds, there was no need to perform a lift.  This would lead to a nipple that was too high in relation to the rest of her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 32 of 100

Case #202

This is a 34 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and fullness of her breasts.  She wanted to increase the overall size while providing more fullness in the upper poles of the breasts.  She thought that she had lost volume over the years and wanted a more youthful appearance.  A consultation about breast augmentation was... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 33 of 100

Case #95

This is a 29-year-old female who wanted to improve the size and shape of her breasts.  She thought that they looked deflated.  She wanted to increase the fullness and projection so that she would better fit in her clothes. After a thorough discussion of all of her options, a breast augmentation was chosen.  Style 15 (moderate... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 34 of 100

Case #75

This 26 year old female wanted to improve the fullness in her breasts.  She wanted to be able to fill out her clothes more proportionately.  After a thorough consultation, we decided that a breast augmentation with silicone implants would give her the results that she desired.Breast implants by Allergan were used...round smooth moderate... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 35 of 100

Case #152

This is a 21 year old female who disliked the way she filled out her clothes.  She wanted to improve her breast shape by increasing her size and adding more volume.  She came to the office to discuss her options and to see if she was a good candidate for a breast augmentation.After a detailed discussion it was decided that she was... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 36 of 100

Case #60

   This is a 22 year old female who wanted to improve the overall shape and fullness of her breasts.  She disliked the "cone" shape and the lack of projection.  She desired a breast augmentation in order to increase the fullness.  Implants will also reduce the "cone" shape by improving the volume in the... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 37 of 100

Case #77

This is a 47-year-old female who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts.  She thought that they had lost volume over the past few years.  She desired a breast augmentation in order to regain the shape and fullness that had been lacking.After a thorough consultation discussing all of her options, she chose 421cc moderate profile... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 38 of 100

Case #85

This is a 34-year-old female who wanted to increase the size of her breasts and also wanted to improve the upper fullness as well.  She carefully considered a breast augmentation in order to achieve these goals.She underwent a thorough evaluation and discussion with Dr Cutolo about her desires and it was decided that 457cc smooth walled... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 39 of 100

Case #130

This is a 50 year old female who disliked the "deflated" and "sagging" look of her breasts.  After multiple pregnancies, her breasts lost their shape and fullness.  She wanted to return her breasts to the shape and fullness that she had prior to the volume loss due to pregnancies.  She came to the office to discuss her options for... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 40 of 100

Case #88

This is a 37-year-old female who wanted to increase the fullness and size of her breasts. She said that she lost volume with multiple pregnancies and wanted to recover it with a breast augmentation.After a thorough discussion in the office about her options, it was finally decided that 492cc smooth wall moderate profile round silicone implants... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 41 of 100

Case #106

This is a 36-year-old female who previously underwent a breast augmentation in 2004.  High profile saline implants were used (400cc) during the original procedure. In 2013 she noted that the right side lost volume in the upper region of her breast.  She came to the office to discuss her options. After a detailed consultation... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 42 of 100

Case #84

This is a 49-year-old female who wanted to improve the shape and increase the size of her breasts.   She disliked having to wear padded bras and wanted to be able to fill out her clothes better.  After careful consideration, she decided to proceed with a breast augmentation in Staten Island, NY.After a thorough discussion during... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 43 of 100

Case #155

This is a 35 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and fullness of her breasts.  After multiple pregnancies, she realized that she lost the fullness that was present.  With pregnancies, there is a loss of volume and an excess of skin.  In many cases, the skin and fullness do not return to the "pre pregnant" state. ... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 44 of 100

Case #159

This is a 21 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and projection of her breasts.  She wanted to fill out clothes better by increasing the size of her breasts and making them fuller.  She came to the office to discuss her options for a breast augmentation.  We decided to proceed with smooth round moderate profile 390cc saline... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 45 of 100

Case #39

This is a 36 year old female who underwent a prior breast augmentation approximately 10 years prior to coming to our office. She previously had saline implants and wanted to exchange them.  She  disliked the mild firmness of her right breast which was due to a mild contracture.  She also wanted to replace the saline implants with larger... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 46 of 100

Case #182

This is a 38 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts.  She noticed that after pregnancies, she lost volume especially in the upper poles of her breasts.  She wanted to replace the lost volume and and obtain a more youthful appearance by also improving projection.After a thorough consultation including 3D imaging,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 47 of 100

Case #35

This is a 25 year old female who underwent two prior breast augmentations by another physician before coming to our office.  Her first procedure was placement of breast implants in the 300cc range.  She was unhappy with the results and then underwent a "lift" and placmement of implants in the 600cc range.  She still was unhappy... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 48 of 100

Case #187

This is a 28 year old female who disliked her upper body proportion...she wanted to increase the size and fullness of her breasts so that she would fill her clothes out better.  She came to the office to discuss her options and it was decided that a breast augmentation would help her attain her goals easily and safely. During the... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 49 of 100

Case #83

This is a 32-year-old female who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts.  She wanted to be able to fill out her clothes more completely.  She considered a breast augmentation in order to attain her goals.After a thorough and detailed discussion during the consultation, she decided upon 533cc moderate profile silicone implants... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 50 of 100

Case #101

This is a 23 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and size of her breasts.  She said that she had difficulty filling out her clothes and wanted to increase her breasts'  fullness and projection.  She wanted to undergo a breast augmentation. After a detailed consultation discussing all of her concerns and answering... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 51 of 100

Case #54

This 28 year old woman desired to improve the shape of her breasts - especially increasing the upper fullness.  She desired breast augmentation in order to achieve her goals. After a thorough consultation we discussed all options and ultimately chose 616cc smooth round silincone implants.  This would help her improve the... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 52 of 100

Case #107

This is a 21 year old female who disliked the fact that she could not fit into her clothes as well as she would have liked.  She wanted more fullness and projection in her breasts and considered undergoing a breast augmentation in order to achieve this.She came to the office for her consultation and it was decided that 420cc moderate... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 53 of 100

Case #122

This is a 23 year old female who disliked the way she fit into her clothes.  She wanted to improve the fullness of her breasts as well as the projection in order to better fit her clothing.  She came to the office to discuss her options and we decided upon a breast augmentation.During her detailed consultation, we discussed the differences... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 54 of 100

Case #211

This is a 26 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and overall appearance of her breasts.  She disliked the lack of upper fullness in her breasts and wanted a small lift as well.  After a detailed discussion it was decided that a breast augmentation would help her achieve her goals. Silicone implants were chosen -... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 55 of 100

Case #176

This is a 23 year old female who wanted to increase the size of her breasts in order to better fit into her clothing proportionately.  She wanted more fullness in the upper portion of the breast as well as increased projection.   She came to the office to discuss her options. After a thorough discussion which included 3D... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 56 of 100

Case #162

This is a 52 year old female who wanted to increase the size of her breasts so that her clothes would fit better.  She wanted to improve fullness and projection.  She desired a breast augmentation.  After a thorough discussion of her options, we decided upon 492cc smooth walled silicone implants to be placed in a submuscular pocket... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 57 of 100

Case #37

This is a 31 year old female who desired an improvement in the shape and fullness of her breasts.  She consulted with other physicians for a breast augmentation in Staten Island.  She chose our office and decided upon 492cc silicone implants placed in a submuscular pocket via an inframammary incision.  She healed quickly and... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 58 of 100

Case #194

This is a 30 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts.  She wanted more upper pole fullness and to increase the projection of her breasts.  After a thorough consultation we decided that a breast augmentation would be the answer.   During the consultation, 3D imaging was performed and she placed the implants... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 59 of 100

Case #113

This is a 39 year old female who wanted to improve the size and shape of her breasts.  She noted that her breasts looked deflated after pregnancies.  She wanted to increase the fullness of her breasts - especially in the upper poles as well as to make them appear rounder. After a thorough consultation, she chose to undergo a... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 60 of 100

Case #116

This is a 48-year-old female who wanted to improve the fullness and projection of her breasts.  She thought that a lift would be the answer, but because her nipples were above the level of her inframammary folds, a breast augmentation was the proper option.  Placement of implants would add fullness in all dimensions and would slightly lift... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 61 of 100

Case #92

This is a 29-year-old female who wanted to improve the appearance of her breasts.   She wanted to increase the fullness and projection.  She also said that she had trouble filling out clothes and thought that increasing her size and changing the shape would help this issue.After a thorough consultation, she decided upon a breast... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 62 of 100

Case #65

This is a 49 year old female who's goal was to improve the overall fullness and projection of her breasts.  She wanted to be able to fill her bras without the use of padding and wanted a more pleasing overall shape to her breasts.After considering her options, she chose to undergo a breast augmentation.  Multiple sizes of implants... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 63 of 100

Case #98

This is a 45 year old female who disliked the shape and lack of fullness of her breasts.  She said that over a number of years she noticed a loss in volume and projection.  She wanted her breasts to be in better proportion with the rest of her body.  She desired a breast augmentation in order to achieve those goals.After a thorough... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 64 of 100

Case #222

This is a 55 year old female who previously underwent a breast augmentation with saline implants and 2 years ago had them removed for personal reasons.  She was now ready to replace them but with the new silicone implants.   She wanted to regain the projection and upper pole fullness that she had with the older implants.  During our... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 65 of 100

Case #129

This is a 35 year old woman who felt that her breasts lost their fullness and shape after multiple pregnancies.  Her desire was to return her breasts back to the fullness and size and shape that she had prior to the pregnancies.  She desired a breast augmentation.After a thorough consultation discussing all of her options, she chose... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 66 of 100

Case #97

This 23 year old female wanted to increase the size of her breasts so that she would fit better in her clothing.  She desired to improve the fullness and projection of her breasts.  After a thorough discussion, and considering all of her options, she underwent a breast augmentation.A moderate profile, smooth, round 457cc silicone... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 67 of 100

Case #108

This is a 36 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts.  With multiple pregnancies, she lost volume and she thought that her breasts looked deflated.  She wanted to regain the fullness and shape that she had before the pregnancies.  After a detailed discussion it was decided that a breast augmentation would get... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 68 of 100

Case #49

This 21 year old female wanted to increase the fullness and projection of her breasts.  She wanted to be able to fill out her clothes better but wanted to maintain a natural look.  She desired a breast augmentation to achieve these goals.   After a thorough consultation discussing all of her options, she decided upon 420cc... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 69 of 100

Case #220

 This is a 36 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts and to increase the size at the same time.  Pregnancies had led to a deflated breast because of the excess skin and loss of breast tissue.  She wanted to get back to her pre-pregnancy state.It was decided that breast implants would provide the... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 70 of 100

Case #70

This 52 year old woman desired improvement in her breasts.  She wanted more overall volume and to increase projection as well. She thought that over the past few years that she had lost breast fullness and wanted to recover what she had lost. We discussed a breast augmentation. This would provide improved overall fullness and would... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 71 of 100

Case #102

This 21 year old female wanted to improve the way she fit in her clothes as well as obtaining a more curvaceous look to her upper body.  She came to the office and after a thorough and detailed discussion, it was decided that she would obtain her goals best by using breast implants. A breast augmentation was performed using 420cc... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 72 of 100

Case #120

This is a 35 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts.  After pregnancies she lost volume and projection and wanted to recapture the more youthful breasts that she had previously.  She came to the office to discuss her options and after a thorough consultation, it was decided that a breast augmentation would solve... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 73 of 100

Case #146

This is a 49 year old female who did not like the look of her breasts.  As a result of multiple pregnancies, she lost volume and wanted to regain a fuller and more youthful appearance.  She wanted to be able to fill out her clothes without using any padding in her bra.  She came to the office to discuss a breast augmentation.All... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 74 of 100

Case #114

This is a 27 year old female who wanted to improve the size and shape of her breasts.  She was having difficulty filling out her bra and this also made buying properly fitted clothes difficult.  She wanted to increase the size and projection of her breasts.  After a consultation she decided upon undergoing a breast augmentation.All... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 75 of 100

Case #27

This 57 year old female wanted to replenish the volume that she lost in her breasts after pregnancy.  She wanted to increase the fullness in the upper area of her breats as well as to add projection.  Her goal was to approach the way her breasts lookes before pregancy.  She consulted the office concerning a breast augmentation. ... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 76 of 100

Case #199

This is a 33 year old female who wanted to increase the size of her breasts so that they would be in better proportion with her body.  She wanted to improve the upper and outer fullness as well as increase the projection of her breasts.  This would yield a more youthful appearance and would allow her to better fill her clothes. After... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 77 of 100

Case #169

This is a 24 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and size of her breasts.  She was not able to fill out her clothes in the manner which she desired.  She came to the office to discuss her options.  Breast enhancement was discussed and the best and safest option was chosen - a breast augmentation. After a thorough... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 78 of 100

Case #147

This is a 23 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and increase the size of her breasts.  She wanted to be able to fill out her clothes better by increasing the fullness and roundness of her breasts.  After a consultation discussing her options, she chose to undergo a breast augmentation.  Moderate profile Allergan Natrelle... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 79 of 100

Case #137

This is a 39 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and fullness of her breasts. After pregnancies, she noted that there was a loss of volume and projection.  She was no longer able to fill her clothes like she did prior to the pregnancies and wanted to return to her more youthful shape. After a detailed discussion she decided... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 80 of 100

Case #66

This is a 25 year old female who disliked the overall shape of her breasts.  Her goal was to improve the fullness and to obtain rounder and fuller breasts.  She desired a breast augmentation in order to achieve these goals.During her consultation and physical exam it was noted that the shape of her breasts were significantly different. ... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 81 of 100

Case #140

  This is a 25 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts by increasing her volume and projection.  She also wanted to see if she could obtain more symmetry as well.  After a detailed discussion considering all of her options, she decided to undergo a breast augmentation using silicone implants.  The implants... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 82 of 100

Case #43

This is a 48 year old female who desired to improve the look of her breasts.  After multiple pregnancies, she lost fullness and projection and wanted to return to the look she had prior to her pregnancies.  She came to the office after careful consideration of all of her options, she underwent a breast augmentation in Staten Island. ... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 83 of 100

Case #119

This is a 21 year old female who wanted to improve the upper portion of her breasts.  She wanted more fullness in that area and wanted to make her breasts fuller with more projection.  Because of the lack of upper pole fullness, she thought that her breasts were sagging.  Because her nipples were located above her inframammary fold,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 84 of 100

Case #42

This 46 year old female desired improvement in her breasts.  She wanted to improve the overall fullness of her breasts as well as the projection.  She desired a breast augmentation in Staten Island, NY.  During her consultation all of the options were considered and discussed thoroughly.  She desired the use of saline implants... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 85 of 100

Case #63

This is a 29 year old female who wanted to improve the overall fullness and projection of her breasts.  She wanted to be able to fill out her bras and also not be a slave to padding.   After a detailed consultation detailing all of her options she chose to undergo a breast augmentation to attain her goals.  ... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 86 of 100

Case #79

This is a 36-year-old female who wanted to regain the fullness in her breasts that she lost with pregnancies.  She was unable to fill out her clothes like was able to do prior to her pregnancies. Pregnancy leads to a loss of breast tissue volume and an increase in skin that never retracts to the pre-pregnancy state.  Breastfeeding can make... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 87 of 100

Case #227

This is a 29 year old female who underwent a breast augmentation 2 years ago with silicone implants that had a textured surface.  The textured surface implants have been implicated with a rare lymphoma and have been removed from the marketplace.  Smooth implants have not been implicated with this disease and are still available.  She... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 88 of 100

Case #201

This is a 43 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and overall appearance of her breasts. She noticed that after pregnancies and over time her breasts appeared to have lost fullness.  She wanted to recover the more youthful appearance that was present prior to her pregnancies.   She came to the office to discuss her options... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 89 of 100

Case #68

This 27 year old female didn't like the way she fit in her clothes.  She wanted to improve her proportions by increasing the fullness and projection of her breasts.  She desired more fullness ...especially in the upper poles. After cosidering her desires, we decided that a breast augmentation would best achieve her goals. ... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 90 of 100

Case #160

This is a 53 year old female who wanted to improve the shape and size of her breasts. After pregnancy, she lost volume in her breasts as well as projections.  She wanted to regain the fullness that was present prior to volume loss that occurs with pregnancies and with weight gain and weight loss. She came to the office to discuss... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 91 of 100

Case #74

This 34 year old female wanted to improve the shape and fullness of her breasts.  Pregnancy had left her breasts "deflated" and she wanted to return her breasts to the fullness that she had prior.  She desired a breast augmentation in order to achieve her goal.   After an indepth consultation discussing all of... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 92 of 100

Case #145

This is a 24 year old female who wanted to add more fullness and projection to her breasts.  She wanted to be able to fill out her clothes without using padded bras - but still look natural.  She came to the office to discuss her breast augmentation options. After a detailed consultation, it was decided that she could reach... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 93 of 100

Case #22

This is a 50 year old female who desired to improve the shape of her breasts.  She wanted to improve the proportions of her body and did not want to wear a bra with pads any longer.  She desired to undergo a breast augmentation in Staten Island, NY.  371cc Allergan smooth walled moderate profile breast implants were placed in... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 94 of 100

Case #228

This is a 25 year old female who wanted to improve the size and shape of her breasts.  She wanted to increase the size so that they would be more proportional with the rest of her body and wanted to increase the upper fullness so that she would fill out clothes better.  She came to the office to discuss her options but stressed that she... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 95 of 100

Case #175

This is a 32 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her breasts.  She wanted more fullness so that she could fill out her clothes better and wanted her breasts to be in better proportion with her body.  She came to the office to discuss her options which included a breast augmentation. After a detailed discussion... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 96 of 100

Case #38

This is a 33 year old female who wanted to improve the fullness and projection of her breasts.  After pregnancies, she lost some volume and desired a breast augmentation to recover it. After a thorough consultation discussing all of the options, she chose 533cc Natrelle silicone implants placed under the muscle through an inframammary... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 97 of 100

Case #40

This is a 19 year old female who wanted to improve her breast fullness and projection.  She desired a breast augmentation in Staten Island. After a thorough discussion about all of her options, we decided upon using 390cc moderate profile Allergan saline implants.  They were placed beneath the muscle using an inframammary incision. ... Read More
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Case: 98 of 100

Case #172

This is a 29 year old female who wanted to improve the size and shape of her breasts.  She disliked the "deflated" look that was present.  She wanted to obtain more fullness throughout and desired a better fit for her clothes.  After a thorough consultation we decided that a breast augmentation using silicone implants would give her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Before & After Photo | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 99 of 100

Case #178

This is a 45 year old female who did not like the overall shape of her breasts.  Over the years she noted that she had lost volume and fullness especially in the upper areas of her breasts.  She wanted a more youthful and fuller appearance and adding volume would also give her the added benefit of being able to fill her clothes easier. She... Read More
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Case: 100 of 100

Case #31

This 31 year old female desired improvement in the projection and fullness in her breasts.  After pregnancies, she lost the fullness that she once had and her goal was to recover the look that she had prior. She desired a breast augmentation in Staten Island.   She underwent the procedure with ease and Allergan Natrelle style... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

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 fluctuations
  • Create balance between asymmetrical breasts (different sizes)
  • Improve breast shape and size
  • Look and feel more attractive

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.

Dr. Louis C. Cutolo Jr.

Dr. Louis C. Cutolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S Dr. Louis C. Cutolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S

Meet Dr. Louis C. Cutolo Jr.

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... read on

Meet Dr. Cutolo

Your Breast Augmentation Options

Prior to the surgery, Dr. Cutolo provides a complete consultation to discuss choices related to breast implants and other options available at his practice. You’ll talk about such factors as implant size, shape, and material, as well as where your incisions will be and whether your implants will be above or below your chest muscle. Read on to learn more about these options.

Understand What’s Possible: Crisalix 3-D Imaging

Dr. Cutolo offers his breast augmentation patients the opportunity to preview their potential results using Crisalix 3-D imaging. With Crisalix, you can see how your breasts may look with different size and implant placement options. We find that it helps make those decisions more tangible for your breast augmentation, and patients often have more peace of mind about the direction of their procedure. You can also choose to share your 3-D images with loved ones online.

Dr. Cutolo uses the Crisalix system exclusively for breast augmentation patients. He uses the VECTRA® 3-D imaging system for facial plastic surgery patients.

How Do You Choose Breast Implant Size?

Dr. Cutolo offers a wide range of implant sizes to suit your preference. These are measured in cubic centimeters, or cc, rather than bra cup sizes, which can vary. It’s helpful to bring in photos of other women with the size of breasts you’d like to have. Dr. Cutolo can take measurements and make a recommendation to meet your goals.

Breast Implant Material: Silicone vs. Saline

Dr. Cutolo offers both saline-filled and silicone-filled breast implants. Check out some of the advantages of each:

Silicone Saline
Approved for patients 22 and older Approved for patients 18 and older
Typically a bit more expensive than saline Typically a bit less expensive than silicone
Require slightly longer incisions because they are pre-filled Require shorter incisions because they are filled after being inserted
More natural look and feel, so appropriate for placement either above or below the muscle Slightly less natural look and feel, so usually better for placement below the muscle
Silicone
Approved for patients 22 and older
Typically a bit more expensive than saline
Require slightly longer incisions because they are pre-filled
More natural look and feel, so appropriate for placement either above or below the muscle
Saline
Approved for patients 18 and older
Typically a bit less expensive than silicone
Require shorter incisions because they are filled after being inserted
Slightly less natural look and feel, so usually better for placement below the muscle

Are Round or Teardrop Implants Better?

While we offer both round and teardrop (anatomically shaped) implants, the round moderate profile is the implant of choice for almost every breast augmentation patient.

  • Round implants are dome-shaped, and they provide even fullness all around the breast, which creates a more dramatic transformation and more cleavage.
  • Teardrop-shaped implants have more fullness at the bottom and provide a more subtle enhancement. It’s important to note that anatomically shaped implants can move after surgery, resulting in an uneven appearance.

Which Incision Is Best for Breast Augmentation?

While Dr. Cutolo generally recommends the inframammary incision, he will go over all of the following options with you during your consultation (see illustration):

  • Inframammary: in the fold beneath the breasts
  • Periareolar: along the lower border of the areola
  • Transaxillary: in the armpit

Breast augmentation incision options

Is It Better to Have Breast Implants Placed Above or Below the Muscle?

Most breast augmentation patients attain the most natural looking and feeling results with their implants placed below the chest muscle. The best implant placement for you depends on how much existing breast tissue you have, your goals for recovery, and which type of implants you choose. Dr. Cutolo can talk you through each factor.

Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

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 makes a small incision in each breast. He inserts the implants and adjusts them to ensure symmetry and a natural look before closing the incisions with sutures. The procedure usually lasts from 1 to 2 hours.

Recovery After Breast Augmentation

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 bandage for the first 4 days, and then a sports bra for the following 3 weeks.

Breast Augmentation 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any non-surgical alternatives to breast augmentation?

Besides using silicone bra inserts to create the illusion of a fuller bust, there’s no non-surgical option for significantly increasing the size of your breasts. Surgical breast augmentation is the only proven long-term solution. Moreover, today’s breast implants are more durable, safer, and more customizable than ever, not only adding volume but also improving the shape and projection of breasts for a result that’s tailored to your exact specifications.

How long does it take for breast implants to settle?

Immediately after surgery, your implants may appear to sit high on your chest. Additionally, the skin around them may look and feel tight. This effect is perfectly normal, especially among patients who have a small amount of natural breast tissue or those who choose large implants. Your body needs time to acclimate to the presence of the implants. Over time, your skin and tissue will naturally expand to accommodate them, and they’ll soften and “drop” to a lower, more natural-looking position. This process can take several months to complete, so patience is important. Your results should be clear after about 6 to 8 months. Dr. Cutolo evaluates the shape and position of your implants during your follow-up appointments to ensure you’re healing on schedule.

I work out a lot. What are my activity restrictions during breast augmentation recovery?

Any activities that require you to put undue stress on your chest muscles, including heavy lifting and upper-body strength training, should be avoided for up to a month after breast augmentation. This gives your body the opportunity to heal and ensures you get the best results possible. You should hold off on all vigorous activity, even that which doesn’t affect the chest, for at least 2 weeks after surgery. This is because exercise elevates your heart rate and blood pressure, which can exacerbate swelling, bruising, and bleeding. Dr. Cutolo understands that it can be difficult for very active people to delay exercise after surgery, but it’s important to listen to your body and not overexert yourself. Instead of high-intensity workouts, he recommends taking light, short walks a few times a day.

For more answers to your questions about breast augmentation, visit our Breast Augmentation FAQ page.

 

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