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Breast Augmentation NYC | Breast Implants

Breast implants are one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. One of the greatest benefits of breast augmentation is the increase in self-confidence it provides.

After breast enlargement, women report feeling sexier and more youthful, getting a boost in self-esteem, and experiencing an overall improved quality of life.

It can be performed using various techniques, such as silicone or saline implants, or fat transfer, and can help women achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing figure.

Despite its widespread popularity, NYC breast augmentation surgery is a major surgical procedure that requires careful consideration, planning, and consultation at Schulman Plastic Surgery NYC.

Looking to have breast augmentation in NYC? Patients come from all over to have breast surgery from world famous breast implant plastic surgery doctor Matthew Schulman, M.D.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, involves surgically increasing the size of the breasts by surgically placing breast implants inside the breasts.

During breast augmentation surgery, implants are placed either beneath the existing breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. The result is a fuller, rounder, and often more symmetrical appearance.

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Who Is a Candidate for Breast Enlargement?

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure, and candidates for breast enlargement typically fall into several categories. First, individuals seeking breast augmentation should have a clear understanding of the procedure’s goals and potential outcomes. Secondly, women who desire breast augmentation should be in overall good health, free from any medical conditions that could pose a risk during surgery.

In the meantime, these are typically the qualities Dr. Schulman is looking for when considering a patient for breast augmentation:

  • Being in good overall physical health
  • Being a non-smoker
  • Not currently being pregnant (you’ll need to wait about nine months after giving birth)
  • Not currently breastfeeding (you’ll need to wait about three months after ceasing breastfeeding)
  • Having breasts that are fully developed
  • Being at a steady weight (if you hope to lose weight, wait until your weight loss has stopped for six months before pursuing surgery)

Additionally, candidates for breast augmentation should have realistic expectations about the results and be emotionally prepared for the changes in their appearance.

If you are considering breast augmentation with breast implants you should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to assess their eligibility and discuss the various options available for breast augmentation, ensuring they make an informed decision that aligns with their aesthetic goals and personal preferences.

Types of Breast Implants: Customizing Your Procedure

There are several types of breast implants that may be used, all of which vary by shape, inner material, outer material, texture, and size. The ideal breast implant for you will be determined during your consultation and will depend on your body type and desired appearance.

Saline Breast Implant

  • Filled with sterile saltwater
  • Come unfilled, so they can be filled to whatever volume you want
  • Tend to feel firmer than silicone
  • May show more rippling in thin women

Structured Saline

  • Breast Implants Filled with sterile saltwater and contain an internal structure
  • Designed to appear softer and with less rippling than traditional saline implants

Silicone Gel Implant

  • Silicone Breast Implants Filled with silicone gel
  • Have less tendency to show rippling
  • Appear and feel more natural than saline
  • Come pre-filled, so the size needs to be determined before surgery


  • Round shape
  • Most common breast implants shape used
  • Tend to show more upper pole fullness than the tear-drop shape
  • Both saline implants and silicone implants can be round


  • Give less upper pole fullness and a more natural breast shape
  • Have a risk of rotating, which may be cause for revision surgery


  • Rough surface
  • Promotes natural breast tissue in-growth and prevents rotation
  • All tear-drop shaped implants are textured to prevent rotation


  • Smooth surface
  • Allows rotation and movement
  • Most common breast implants shells used in the United States
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Meet Dr. Schulman – Breast Augmentation Procedure Surgeon

“Even though breast augmentation surgery is one of the most commonly performed New York plastic surgery procedures in the world, every single one is different. Each person has different bodies, different needs, and different desires.

During your breast augmentation consultation, I will assess you as an individual and come up with the right plan for you.. It is more than just deciding on size. We also need to find the right type of implant, breast shape of the implant, implant placement above or below the muscle, and the incision placement.

I use special techniques to get you back to work, family, and your social life as rapidly as possible. In fact, I have been featured on national television, including The Doctors TV, for my rapid recovery breast augmentation technique.

So, I am glad that after all this time of thinking of doing breast augmentation, your search has led you to me. You won’t be disappointed.” 

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Breast Augmentation Recovery

Dr. Schulman and our staff will provide you with specific, detailed instructions for recovery from breast augmentation. You should follow these instructions closely as they will give you the best chance of seeing the results you’ve imagined. Doing so will also reduce your risk for complications.

Most patients find their chest is sore for a few days to a few weeks after surgery. You may also feel some slight pressure from the breast implants. You will remain in a special surgical bra for a few weeks.

During your recovery:

  • Do not smoke for at least eight weeks post-surgery
  • Avoid lifting anything over 10 lbs. for a few weeks
  • Avoid jarring movements and contact on the breast area

Breast Augmentation Surgery Scars

Your breast augmentation scarring will depend on exactly where your incisions were placed. The most common locations are within the fold under the breast, around the areola, or within the underarm area. Over time, you can help your breast implant scar to fade by using scar gels recommended by your surgeon.

Real Patient Testimonial

Real Patient Testimonial

I just want to say thank you! I am so happy with the results from my breast augmentation. The team was so wonderful to work with and the recovery was quick and seamless, which was so important with a newborn at home. You guys are the best.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks

All breast enhancement procedures involve some risk. Your consultation with Dr. Schulman and the post-operative instructions you receive are both aimed at reducing the risks associated with breast augmentation.

Still, complications are always possible, including:

  • Scar tissue around the implant, known as capsular contracture
  • Poor skin scarring
  • Infection
  • Breast pain
  • Changes in sensation of the nipples
  • Leaking of the implant
  • Shifting of the implant

NYC Breast Augmentation Cost

Quality breast augmentation costs range from $13,000 to $15,000. This range would include surgeries performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide excellent results.

Of course, if you are really looking for a bargain price on breast implants, you will be able to get them done for as little as about $6,500. However, this would mean settling for a surgeon who may not be board-certified or have ample experience and skill.

NY Frequently Asked Questions

How long does breast augmentation surgery take?

The actual surgery itself takes about one hour. However, it’s best to block off a four-hour period from the time it takes to get to the surgery until the time it takes to get home.

What is the difference between breast augmentation and implants?

Breast augmentation is the surgical procedure that augments (increases the size of) the breasts. Breast implants are the breast prostheses themselves.

What are the symptoms of leaking breast implants?

Implant rupture is not common. With saline implants, you’ll notice right away as the salt water leaks out and is absorbed by the body.

With silicone implant ruptures, while you may notice a very subtle change in shape, you may not notice any change at all. To detect a silicone gel implant rupture, you would need an MRI.

Do I need to change my breast implants every 10 years?

No. There is no standard time period where you have to change your implants. If you are happy with your implants and the size, and there is no evidence of leaking or rupture, you can keep your implants in forever. Keep in mind, that the risk of implant leaking will increase as the implants get older, so some women prefer to change them after about 10 years just to be safe.

Also, the technology changes over time, so the implants that are available in 10 years may be better than the implants you get now, and you may want to change them. If you get breast implants, you should at least be aware that you will likely want to have another breast surgery in your lifetime.

What other procedures can you get with Breast Augmentation?

The most commonly performed additional surgeries often involve procedures like lower body lift, liposuction, body lift and tummy tucks, which can complement a breast augmentation.

What is the most requested breast augmentation?

Silicone breast implants rank as the most commonly chosen variety, featuring a silicone shell housing a semi-solid silicone gel.

Can I breastfeed with implants?

Yes. Implants are unlikely to interfere with the breastfeeding mechanism of your breasts. Keep in mind that not every woman is able to breastfeed and this may be the case, whether or not you have breast implants.

Can I have a mammogram with breast implants?

There are millions of women with breast implants, so mammographers are very experienced in examining breasts with implants.

How long do breast augmentations last?

The risk of implant leaks increases as the implants get older. However, if you are happy with your implants and the size of your breasts (and if there is no evidence of leaking or rupture), you can keep your implants in forever.

How much is breast augmentation in NYC?

NYC patients should expect to pay between $13,000 to $15,000 for breast implant surgery.

Do you have before and after breast implants photos to look at?

Yes. Dr. Schulman has a gallery page where you can see before and after breast implants photos. 

What should be my ideal breast size?

From both a functional and aesthetic perspective, an ideal breast enhancement for a woman is typically defined as one that harmoniously aligns with her height, shoulder width, and waist diameter. In the case of individuals who stand at 5’3″, it is desirable for their breast size to harmonize with their overall physique, enabling them to move comfortably without any hindrance.

Who is the best breast implant surgeon in NYC?

Dr. Matthew Schulman stands as a distinguished and acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeons in New York City. His expertise encompasses a range of breast augmentation procedures, including silicone and saline breast implant surgery, gummy bear breast implant procedures, and fat transfer breast augmentation.


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Could breast augmentation in New York be right for you?

Plastic surgery has become increasingly popular for individuals seeking breast enhancement through procedures like breast implants. The decision to undergo breast implant surgery is a personal one, driven by various factors, including aesthetic preferences and individual confidence.

Today, advancements in plastic surgery techniques and materials have made breast enhancement procedures more accessible and customizable, allowing individuals to achieve their desired breast size and shape with greater precision and confidence than ever before.

Whether it’s for cosmetic breast surgery reasons or post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, breast implant surgery can provide a transformative experience, enhancing both physical appearance and self-esteem.

To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for this procedure and learn more about breast augmentation surgery cost, recovery, and more. Breast augmentation patients

can schedule a consultation with the best breast augmentation surgeon in NYC.



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