We perform breast augmentation for patients all over the capital area district in New York and beyond. Especially from Queensbury, Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs.
This is the case of a 49- year-old healthy female who decided to undergo bilateral breast augmentation due to hypoplastic breasts. Hypoplastic is another word for small breasts and so she wanted to have bigger sized breasts. Looking at her preoperative pictures, she is a somewhat of a small framed patient and very fit. She has very little breast tissue. We decided to make the incision in her breast fold on each side. This incision would hide under the fold of the breast with implants covering the incisions.
To choose the proper size breast implants we had to make several key measurements. These key measurements tell the surgeon the maximum fit implant that her breast pocket and body frame can sustain.
The key measurements are:
- Breast width. This tells us how wide of an implant her frame and breast pocket can accept.
- Tissue elasticity. We pull on the skin and measure the stretch to see how big an implant can fit
- Pinch the skin of upper chest above the nipple to see if the implant will ripple through thin skin or, do we put the implants beneath the muscle, so more tissue is covering the implants.
- Measurement of nipple to breast fold. This will tell us the volume of implant that will be accepted in the lower pole of the breast.
I performed a bilateral breast augmentation on this patient with size 295 cc Natrelle® SCF bilateral smooth round highly cohesive silicone breast implants. The silicone breast implants were placed beneath the pectoralis major muscles. Postoperative pictures show the final result. The patient was very pleased with her outcome, calling them natural looking. Incisions are hidden. She also loves the way she looks in clothing more now as her breasts are much fuller.