Breast Augmentation in Bucks County, PA & Hunterdon County, NJ
Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz, the team here at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, located in Doylestown, PA, and Flemington, NJ, is committed to helping all of our patients sculpt the body of their dreams with breast augmentation. If you live in Hunterdon County, NJ, or Bucks County, PA, and are ready to explore firmer, fuller breasts call for a consultation today.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, commonly known as a boob job, employs saline or silicone implants to give women firmer, fuller, well-proportioned breasts. It is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. Breast implant surgery requires placing implants in the breast while minimizing the appearance and visibility of surgical scars. The types of implants offered can vary by shape, size, texture, and of course, material. Buinewicz Plastic Surgery provides Allergan®, Mentor®, and Sientra® breast implants.
Patient Before & Afters
What Are The Types Of Breast Augmentation ?
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile saltwater and are known for being less expensive and having a shorter recovery time than silicone implants. If a saline implant ruptures, the body will naturally absorb the saline solution, which can result in a noticeable decrease in breast size. Some patients feel that saline implants do not look or feel as natural as silicone implants. Additionally, saline implants may be more prone to visible ripples or wrinkles.
Silicone breast implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel and are known for their natural look and feel. The gel inside the implant is thick and can hold its shape well, which can give a more natural breast appearance. These implants are also less likely to ripple or wrinkle than saline implants. However, if a silicone implant ruptures, it may not be immediately noticeable and may require regular monitoring via imaging tests.
What Can Breast Augmentation Accomplish?
- Increased breast size and improved breast shape
- Improved symmetry between breasts
- Enhanced body proportions and a more balanced figure
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- Improved body image and overall satisfaction with one's appearance
- A more youthful and feminine appearance
- Increased comfort and ease when wearing certain types of clothing
Are You A Candidate For A Breast Augmentation?
You are a candidate if you are seeking a larger breast size. Some patients may seek the enlargement of both breasts, and others may seek the correction of asymmetric breasts. After childbearing, some patients have decreased breast tissue and may desire a mommy makeover, which in addition to breast implants, includes belly surgery to tighten and flatten the tissue of the abdomen that can lose elasticity after pregnancy.
Why Choose Dr. Buinewicz?
Surgeon experience is one of the utmost qualities to consider when seeking a liposuction surgeon. Dr. Buinewicz is a triple board certified plastic surgeon, demonstrating expertise in all qualities of cosmetic surgery. With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, he has performed hundreds of cosmetic procedures and is passionate about furthering education in the cosmetic surgery community. Read more about Dr. Buinewicz’s experience or explore patient reviews.
If you think you might be a good candidate for liposuction, the next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz. During your consultation, Dr. Buinewicz can evaluate your cosmetic goals and help you determine the best path forward. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have about the liposuction process. Dr. Buinewicz will be able to explain exactly what you can expect leading up to, during and after your surgery.
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Questions For Your Consult
How Long After a Breast Augmentation Consultation Is the Surgery?
Generally, the time between your consultation and your breast augmentation surgery will be somewhere between 1 and 6 weeks. The exact time between the two will depend on a few factors. One major factor is our practice availability, as Dr. Buinewicz needs to be available for your entire procedure. Additionally, some patients may need a few weeks to fully prepare for surgery, which may include discontinuing the use of certain vitamins, drugs and medications that can negatively interfere with treatment.
How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost?
Unless the surgery is performed for reconstruction purposes associated with breast cancer, breast augmentation is considered a cosmetic procedure, and the costs are not covered by medical insurance. The breast augmentation procedure is customized to each person's particular requests, and the cost varies between patients based on their procedure selections. Buinewicz Plastic Surgery proudly provides financing to our patients in order to offset the cost of the procedures. The office will also accept personal checks, cash, and credit cards.
What is Breast Augmentation Surgery Like?
What Happens During Breast Augmentation Surgery?
At Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, we typically perform breast augmentation with the aid of general anesthesia to ensure your safety and comfort. To begin surgery, Dr. Buinewicz will make an incision in one of several potential locations depending on the patient's anatomy and desired outcome. The most common incision locations include:
- Inframammary incision: This incision is made in the crease beneath the breast and is the most commonly used technique. It allows for direct access to the implant pocket and has a low risk of complications.
- Periareolar incision: This incision is made around the edge of the areola and is often used when the surgeon needs to reshape the breast or adjust the position of the nipple.
- Transaxillary incision: This incision is made in the armpit and is a popular choice for patients who want to avoid scars on their breasts. The surgeon will use an endoscope to create a tunnel to the breast for the implant to be inserted.
After making the incision, the surgeon will create a pocket to insert the breast implant. The implant can be placed either beneath the breast tissue (subglandular) or beneath the chest muscle (submuscular). The choice of implant placement depends on the patient's anatomy, body type, and desired outcome. After placing the implants, the incisions are closed. The full breast augmentation procedure generally takes about two hours.
What are the risks of breast augmentation surgery?
The most common risks associated with breast augmentation surgery include bleeding, infection, swelling, bruising, and temporary changes in sensation. These complications are generally minor and can be managed with proper post-operative care. Additionally, some patients may experience implant-related complications, such as implant rupture or leakage, capsular contracture (a hardening of the tissue around the implant), and implant displacement. While these complications occur in a small percentage of cases, they can lead to the need for additional surgery to correct the issue. Another concern that has gained attention in recent years is breast implant illness, which is a collection of symptoms that some women have attributed to their breast implants. However, the link between breast implants and these symptoms is not yet fully understood and is the subject of ongoing research. It is important to discuss any concerns about the risks and benefits of breast augmentation with a qualified plastic surgeon.
What is Breast Augmentation Recovery Like?
How Long is Breast Augmentation Recovery?
The recovery time for breast augmentation surgery varies from person to person and depends on several factors, including the type of implant, incision location, and surgical technique used. Here is a general timeline for breast augmentation recovery:
First Few Days
The first few days after surgery are the most uncomfortable. Patients will experience pain and swelling in the breasts, and they should plan to rest and take pain medication as prescribed by their surgeon. They should avoid sleeping on their side or back during the initial recovery period and avoid any strenuous activity.
During the first week, patients may still experience some discomfort, but it should be more manageable with medication. They should continue to rest and avoid any strenuous activity or lifting anything heavy.
After two weeks, most patients can return to work and resume light activities, but they should still avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. Patients should continue sleeping on their backs during this time.
After one month, most patients can resume normal activities, including light exercise, but they should still avoid any activities that put a strain on their chest muscles. Side sleeping may be permitted around 6-8 weeks with Dr. Buinewicz’ approval.
Months 3 and Beyond
The final results of the breast augmentation surgery will become more apparent during this time. Patients should continue to follow their surgeon's post-operative care instructions and attend follow-up appointments, but can expect to be fully back to their normal activities and lifestyle.
Post Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
Is Breast Augmentation Recovery Painful?
While the breast augmentation procedure is not painful at all, patients can expect some pain during the recovery process. It is during this period where the body is healing and feels the trauma of the surgical process. Fortunately, this pain should only last a few days, and can be managed with pain medications and other post-operative techniques.
When Will I Feel Back to Normal After a Breast Augmentation?
The recovery timeline after a breast augmentation varies for each individual and depends on several factors, including the extent of the surgery, the patient's overall health, and how well they follow their aftercare instructions. In general, patients can expect to look and feel back to normal after about 6 to 8 weeks, although a complete recovery can take several weeks longer.
What Results Can I Expect From a Breast Augmentation?
The lifespan of breast implants can vary, but on average, they may last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. It's important to keep in mind that breast implants are not lifetime devices and may need to be replaced due to a variety of reasons, including changes in the size or shape of the breast, implant rupture or leakage, or complications such as capsular contracture.
Patients with breast implants should regularly monitor their health and wellbeing throughout their lifetime. This includes scheduling regular check-ups with their plastic surgeon, performing breast self-exams, and undergoing regular imaging studies such as mammograms or ultrasounds as recommended by their physician. It's important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast implant illness, which may include fatigue, joint pain, and muscle weakness, among other symptoms. If a patient experiences any of these symptoms or other concerning changes, they should seek medical attention and discuss their concerns with their plastic surgeon.
If you’re considering breast implants, contact us to schedule your consultation today with board-certified plastic surgery Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz to learn what breast augmentation surgery can do for you. With two convenient locations in Flemington, NJ, and Doylestown, PA, Buinewicz Plastic Surgery offers a comprehensive range of surgical treatments for the men and women of Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ.