Breast Augmentation in Manhattan, NYC
Disappointed by the size and shape of your breasts? A breast augmentation may be able to help. Using the latest state-of-the-art techniques and surgical innovations, board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. can perform breast augmentation surgery in his conveniently located office in Manhattan, NYC. Dr. Swift has treated patients from across the Tri-State area and is ready to give you the look you’ve always wanted.

What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation helps increase the size, shape, and volume of the breasts as well as creates greater breast symmetry. It is often used to correct congenital issues or after pregnancy and breastfeeding. It will not alter the position of the breasts so it may be used in conjunction with a breast lift for maximum effectiveness.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Women who have had breast augmentation remark that it is a highly personal decision and a gift they give themselves. They also report feeling the following benefits:

  • Greater self-confidence
  • Improved self-esteem
  • More in touch with their feminine side

Breast Augmentation Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.

How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. It is highly customized to you and your needs and is based on a treatment plan you and Dr. Swift develop together prior to surgery. Much of the procedure will depend on your preferences as well as Dr. Swift’s advice geared toward your specific physiology.

  • Type of implants: either saline or silicone (both are approved by the FDA for breast augmentation surgery)
  • Location of the surgical incision: either along the crease underneath the breast, around the lower edge of the areola or within the armpit
  • Placement of the implants: over the chest muscle or behind it

Dr. Swift will make the surgical incisions in the pre-determined location and gently create a pocket within the breast tissue. The implants will be placed inside. Saline implants can be filled at the time of surgery while silicone implants are pre-filled. Once the implants have been properly positioned, he will close the incisions and bandage the breasts.

Preparing for Breast Augmentation
You will feel sore and your breasts will be tender for several days after augmentation surgery. To help speed healing, you should reduce or stop smoking before your procedure and for a considerable time afterward. Be sure Dr. Swift is apprised of any medications, supplements, or herbal treatments you are taking as certain ones can increase bleeding. You should refrain from vigorous exercise the day before your breast augmentation procedure. The night before your surgery, shower and wash with antimicrobial soap. Afterward, do not wear any lotions, creams, or moisturizers on the area to be treated.

Breast Augmentation Recovery
Your breasts may be swollen and tender after augmentation surgery. You will be able to return to work within a week, but during your recovery, you will need to wear a surgical bra once bandages have been removed. You should refrain from bending, lifting, or engaging in strenuous exercise until after you have approval from Dr. Swift. If you have young children, you may be advised to make preparations for their care.

Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
If you feel self-conscious about your breasts and don’t like the way they fill out a bra or bikini, breast augmentation may be right for you. If your breasts have shrunk due to breastfeeding, age, or simply gravity, breast augmentation may also be an option.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Costs for your breast enhancement will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Alphaeon Healthcare Lending as a financing option.

Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Consultation?
As each woman is different, Dr. Swift understands that you have your own unique reasons for choosing to have breast augmentation. He will examine your breasts to determine the appropriate course of action, as well as give you pre-operative and post-operative directions. Above all, Dr. Swift understands that you may have many questions and he strives to make patient comfort and ease a priority.

If you’ve always longed for bigger, more voluminous breasts, greater breast symmetry, or improved breast proportion, breast augmentation could be the right choice for you. Contact our Manhattan, NYC office today to schedule your consultation.

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