Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation surgery is a procedure that may increase the size and projection of your breasts, and allow for a more proportioned and desired appearance. It may also restore breast volume lost following pregnancy or weight loss. This surgery entails the use of a breast implant to enlarge the size of the breast. However, very sagging breasts may not be lifted by implants alone, and a breast lift procedure may be recommended to be performed at the same time.

How is the surgery performed?


Surgery is performed in a hospital setting, with a certified anesthesiologist present, for your safety and comfort. General anesthesia is utilized.


A small incision is made in the skin in an inconspicuous area so as to minimize visible scarring. Options available for the incision offered include a small opening below the breast (in what is called the inframammary crease incision) or around the border of the areola (in what is called the periareolar incision). Only one of these locations is used for the placement of your implants.  Incisions vary based on the type and size of  implant, degree of enlargement desired, your particular anatomy, and  your preference.

 

There are two options currently available for type of implant used for your surgery.  These include saline-filled implants or silicone-filled implants.  The differences of these implants are reviewed during your office consultation.  The implant is typically placed under the chest (pectoral) muscle (in what is called a submuscular placement).  Less often, the implant may be placed below the breast tissue but above the chest (pectoral) muscle in what is called a subglandular placement.  The location of implant placement is further reviewed and discussed during your personal office consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Incisions are closed with mutitple layers of dissolvable sutures below the skin surface. 



The results of breast augmentation are immediately visible, although there will be some expected swelling initially following your surgery.


How much does it cost?​


The decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.


Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. We offer a package price, which includes the following:


    • Surgeon’s fee
    • Hospital or facility fee
    • Anesthesia fees
    • 1 Post-surgery garment

  • Siicone Scar Cream

  • Breast Augmentation Band

    • Routine pre-operative medical tests

      (such as a pregnancy test, blood level check, etc)
    • Breast implants (saline or silicone)
    • Office visits following surgery (up to a year)


The package price for a breast augmentation surgery depends upon which type of implant is chosen. 


The package price for breast augmentation using saline implants is $6,250.


The package price for breast augmentation using silicone implants is $6,850.


The initial consultation fee is $110, but this fee is applied to the package price, if you choose to have surgery.

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Inframammary Incision

Periareolar Incision

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908-583-5630

515 North Wood Avenue Suite 201   Linden, New Jersey  07036
info@dralkon.com​​
908.583.5630

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