Breast augmentation has always been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, and the case is no different for celebrity Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell. Dr. Antell is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, has over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, and 17 years experience running his own on-site accredited office-based surgical facility and operating suite.
During Dr. Antell’s initial breast augmentation consultation, three important factors are discussed with the patient: implant type, implant size, and incision location. Dr. Antell offers multiple implant choices, with the most popular being smooth silicone gel implants and smooth saline implants. The implant shell for both options is similar and is made of silicone rubber. Saline implants consist initially of an empty shell, which once placed in the patient is filled with saline, giving the patient increased volume and fullness. Silicone implants are prefilled with a cohesive silicone gel, and are placed in the patient already “full.”
After going over implant type, Dr. Antell or one of the nurses on staff will complete an implant sizing session with the patient. Many different sized implants are tried on, and the patient is able to get acquainted with the look and feel of various implant sizes. Then Dr. Antell, the patient, and the nurse come to an appropriate size recommendation that considers the patient’s size, bone structure, and stature as well as the patient’s expectations.
Lastly Dr. Antell discusses which type of incision will work best for the patient. Possible incisions include the inframammary incision, which is located underneath the breast crease, peri-areola incision, which is a semi-circular incision that follows the bottom edge of the areola, and the armpit incision which is also an option in some patients.
Dr. Antell generally performs sub muscular breast augmentations. This means that the implant is placed underneath the pectoralis muscle of the chest. This is instead of sub glandular placement, meaning above the muscle and underneath the breast glands. Dr. Antell believes the sub muscular placement tends to have a more natural look and feel and the patient is less likely to encounter rippling of the breast.
Regardless of sub glandular or sub muscular placement, patients with breast implants still have the ability to breast feed, should they choose to do so.
Dr. Antell welcomes any questions patients may have. To schedule a consultation for a breast augmentation in NY, please call 212-988-4040 or schedule an appointment online. For more information about breast augmentation and plastic surgery in New York City, visit Dr. Antell’s website at www.antell-md.com.