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Breast Augmentation can enhance your appearance and help build your self-confidence and self esteem.

Breast reduction/enlargement

The Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation are:

Women, who are looking for improvement in their figure, are bothered by their feelings that their breasts are too small.
Women who have small breasts or loss of breast volume following breast-feeding are typically good candidates for breast augmentation.
Women whose breasts have become smaller and lost their firmness after having children.
One breast is noticeably smaller than the other.
Weight loss has changed the shape and or size of your breast.
You should be in good physical condition and have realistic expectations to be a good candidate for the procedure.

How is it Performed?
The incisions for a breast augmentation can be placed in a number of different locations. After the incision is made, a pocket is created either under the breast tissue or under the pectoralis muscle. This pocket is made just large enough to accommodate the implant. The implant is then positioned to give the best cosmetic result. Following surgery, detailed instructions are given to the patient as to postoperative care and activity. All information regarding implants is discussed with the patient at the time of surgery.

Breast Reduction
Women with very large, sagging breasts tend to have neck, back and shoulder pain. Patients find breast reduction surgery to greatly benefit their life. Patients not only have relief from their symptoms but also the ability to exercise better, wear more fitting clothes and many have psychological benefits. Of all surgeries that plastic surgeons perform, breast reduction ranks among the highest in patient satisfaction. Patients of most any age may have breast reduction surgery, however, most surgeons recommend waiting until after breasts have fully developed. Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for those women who intend to breast-feed.

You may be good candidate for Breast Reduction if you have any of the following problems:

Neck, back or shoulder pain
Shoulder notching / furrowing from you bra strap
Heavy, sagging breasts.
Breasts that are too large for your body size
Irritation and rash beneath your breasts
Difficulty with exercise and physical activities due to large heavy breasts
DOne breast that is larger than the other creating a significant asymmetry

How is it Performed?
During Breast Reduction surgery, fatty tissue in the breast, along with glandular tissue and excess skin are removed. By removing these elements, the breast can be pulled tighter making them lighter, smaller and firmer. Breast Reduction surgery is generally performed under a general anesthesia, and usually takes between 2 to 4 hours to complete.

What Can I Expect After Surgery?
After your surgery, you will be wrapped in an elastic bandage, or surgical bra over gauze for 2-3 days. You may have a drain placed in to allow excess fluid and or blood to drain from the incision. You can expect a recovery period of about 2 weeks.



Dr. Elliot Jacobs, M.D., Plastic Surgeon
815 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Telephone (212) 570-6080

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