Breast Augmentation in Buffalo, NY
Whether you have always been dissatisfied with your small breasts or your breast volume has diminished due to pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation can be performed to increase or restore volume and shape.
Dr. Todd Koch provides high-quality breast augmentation for women living in and around Buffalo, New York, who want to enhance their figure. Dr. Koch is a well-known, board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery.
What Can Breast Augmentation Address?
- Small breasts
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Misshapen breasts
- Breasts that have deflated after pregnancy or weight loss
Breast implants can be used to increase breast size and improve breast shape.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?
Women of all ages can benefit from breast augmentation surgery with implants. In addition to creating a shapelier physique with more attractive and feminine curves, breast augmentation can help increase breast symmetry and balance body proportions. Women love expanding their wardrobe and often feel more confident with their figures following breast enhancement surgery.
Breast augmentation is commonly combined with breast lift surgery to address sagging along with volume loss or performed as a part of a more comprehensive Mommy Makeover.
What Are Your Breast Implant Options?
Saline implants consist of a silicone shell with a saltwater solution. These implants are available in a wide variety of sizes and profiles.
Saline implants offer a range of benefits that silicone implants do not. Because these implants are inserted empty and filled once they are in the breast pocket, they require a much smaller incision that tends to heal quicker. Additionally, should the implant develop a tear (rupture), the saline solution is safely and harmlessly absorbed by the body.
However, due to the thin consistency of the solution, saline implants must be filled full to maintain shape. Because of this, saline implants tend to appear rounder and firmer and are often more conspicuous / less natural-looking than silicone implants. They are also more likely to develop visible rippling and folds.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone implants consist of cohesive or highly cohesive silicone gel encased in a silicone shell. Because of the thick consistency, these implants look and feel much like your natural breast tissue, giving these a more natural-looking result compared to saline implants.
Silicone implants are available in various sizes, shapes, and profiles. Cohesive gel implants are often round in shape, while highly cohesive gel implants (also known as “gummy bear” implants) are round.
Because silicone implants are pre-filled, they require a longer incision than saline implants.
Implant profile describes the correlation between the implant base and how much it projects. Profiles run from low to high.
Low profile implants have a wide base but do not project far from the chest. These implants are ideal for women with wider chest walls. High profile implants have a smaller base diameter but project further off the chest. These implants tend to work best for petite women with narrower chest walls.
How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast Enhancement Incision Types
There are three common incision placement types:
- Periareolar: where the bottom part of the areola meets the breast skin
- Inframammary: along the lower breast fold
- Transaxillary: in the armpit
Breast Implant Placement Options
There are four implant placement options:
- Subglandular: under the breast tissue and on top of the pectoral muscle
- Submuscular: under both the breast tissue and pectoral muscle
- Subfascial: under the muscle covering, known as the fascia (between the gland and the muscle)
- Dual-plane: half under the muscle and half under the breast tissue
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
Dr. Koch will provide you with the best breast enhancement options based on the size and shape of your natural breasts, your goals, your age, and other unique details.
Dr. Koch takes a complete medical history to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. After hearing your concerns and desired outcome, he will discuss your choices, and together you will decide which implant, placement option, and incision type will be used.
The type of implant and its placement will depend on how the existing breast tissue and muscles are positioned and how much pressure is normally put on them. For instance, placement and size for a female athlete or weightlifter might differ from that of a stay-at-home mom who intends to breastfeed.
You can even get a preview of your options with our state-of-the-art imaging technology to see how each size option will look on you.
Imaging technology is a crucial part of your initial consultation because it provides a glimpse at your post-surgery body. This realistic image allows you to choose an implant size that will give you the look that you desire.
Before & After
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
The cost of your breast augmentation will vary significantly depending on your goals and the current condition of your breasts. At your breast enhancement consultation with Dr. Koch, he will listen carefully to your concerns and goals, obtain a thorough medical history, and create a unique treatment plan to help you achieve the improved aesthetic you desire. You will be informed about the procedure and the cost involved, as well as your payment options.
What Should I Know About Breast Augmentation Recovery?
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
How long will my breast augmentation results last?
With a successful breast augmentation surgery, the results are long lasting. However, breast implants do not last forever. Most women need to replace their implants after 10 or 15 years.
Additionally, weight loss, pregnancy, and aging can all affect the appearance of your breasts over time. It is best to maintain a relationship with your surgeon to address any problems that may occur.
What are the possible complications after breast augmentation?
Like all surgeries, there are possible complications associated with breast augmentation. Common risks include:
- Capsular contracture
- Implant leaks
- Implant rippling
- Implant displacement
Following your surgeon’s after-care instructions will help minimize your risk of developing any of these complications.
Will breast implants correct sagging?
Breast implants may correct mild degrees of sagging. However, a breast lift may be required to correct more extensive sagging. A breast lift can be combined with your breast augmentation to improve the size and shape of your breasts.
Can I breastfeed after my breast augmentation?
There is usually no correlation between breast implants and the ability to breastfeed. Many women without implants have difficulties nursing. In some cases, periareolar incisions may disrupt the underlying milk ducts. Each patient is unique and will recover from surgery differently. During your consultation, you can discuss your concerns with Dr. Koch.
Will my breast implants affect my mammogram?
Breast implants won’t affect your ability to have an accurate mammogram, but they may make it more difficult. Consider getting your mammogram performed by a technician with implant experience. It is also important to remember that you should not skip a mammogram; these screenings are an important part of protecting your health.
What if I’m unhappy with my breast augmentation results?
Occasionally, you may decide that you are not happy with your implant selection (maybe they are too small or maybe they are too large). Dr. Koch has the skill and experience needed to correct a previous procedure through breast implant removal and breast revision surgery.