With more than 20 years of experience helping thousands of patients attain elegant, natural-looking breasts, you can trust Dr. Hyman to deliver exceptional results at his on-site, state-of-the-art surgery center. 

Why choose Dr. Joshua Hyman for breast augmentation?

Not all plastic surgeons are equal in the degree of natural talent, knowledge of advanced surgical techniques, or dedication to personalized, compassionate care. Dr. Hyman is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He brings decades of experience to every augmentation and has performed thousands of successful cosmetic surgeries over the course of his career.

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Personalized care at a private, in-house surgery center.

Dr. Hyman’s accredited, onsite surgery center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and has a perfect safety record. For breast augmentation, your surgery is performed with discretion, rather than in a busy, impersonal hospital or outpatient clinic. Dr. Hyman always chooses the most minimally invasive approach possible to achieve the best results.

Dr. Hyman always chooses the most minimally invasive approach possible to achieve the best results. He specializes in quick recovery procedures and has mastered techniques in local anesthesia, making the healing process virtually painless in most cases. He does not use drains as they tend to be uncomfortable and cumbersome, and can promote infection in the early stages of recovery.

If you are considering breast augmentation, please contact us today by completing the form on this page or calling us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Hyman. We proudly serve Manhattan, New York City, and nearby areas of New York.

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What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical breast procedure during which implants and/or transferred fat are used to improve the appearance of the breasts by increasing their size, improving their shape, and correcting asymmetry. Depending on your unique situation, this procedure can provide breast volume that you never had before or restore volume lost during or after pregnancy or weight loss. The beauty of your results will reflect the skills of your plastic surgeon, and Dr. Hyman, beyond being a warm and approachable person, performs augmentations with an extraordinary level of precision, surgical skill, and artistry. 

Benefits of breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation can help you achieve fuller breasts and a more balanced figure. Our patients choose to undergo this procedure for a variety of personal reasons. Breast augmentation can be performed to achieve one or more of these aesthetic goals:

  • Increase the size of your breasts
  • Improve breast shape
  • Enhance the look and balance of your figure
  • Restore lost breast volume due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss
  • Correct breast asymmetry
  • Reduce the gap between your breasts, bringing them closer together
  • Create a more pronounced cleavage
  • Restore missing or seriously altered breasts after surgery or trauma
  • Treat congenital abnormalities

In addition to the physical benefits of breast augmentation surgery, this procedure can also:

  • Improve your body image and self-esteem
  • Increase your confidence during intimate moments
  • Improve your appearance in garments, from low-cut tops and dresses to swimsuits and lingerie

Am I a good candidate for breast enhancement?

Almost anyone who dreams of enhancing the size or shape of their breasts is a good candidate for breast augmentation. Regardless of your goals for the procedure, it’s important to have realistic expectations about what breast augmentation can accomplish.

Dr. Hyman will explain every aspect of the procedure and determine your candidacy during your initial consultation. Generally, you are likely an ideal candidate for breast augmentation if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old for saline implants or 22 years old for silicone implants
  • Are in good physical health
  • Have enough natural breast tissue to cover the implants
  • Are not a heavy smoker
  • Do not have diabetes or another serious medical condition that could put you at risk
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
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Your customized breast enhancement procedure

When under the care of Dr. Hyman, breast augmentation is a fully customized procedure. There are several factors that must be considered when designing your individualized plan, such as:

  • The type of breast implant
  • The breast size you would like to achieve
  • Incision placement
  • Implant placement

In addition to these factors, Dr. Hyman will discuss other considerations that can impact your breast augmentation, including:

  • Your dimensions and breast tissue: Your body type, natural breast size, and amount of breast tissue will affect the style and size of your chosen breast implants.
  • Your lifestyle: If you lead an active, athletic lifestyle, it may be beneficial to choose a size that is more comfortable and consistent with your exertion level.
  • Pregnancy plans: The desire to have children in the future doesn’t rule out breast augmentation. In fact, many women are able to successfully breastfeed a child after augmentation.

These issues will be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Hyman. He will take all the time needed to fully understand your goals, answer all your questions, and address your concerns – you will never be rushed or pressured. When under the care of Dr. Hyman, it really is all about you.

Types of breast implants

Dr. Hyman offers a variety of breast implant options. He will help you determine which option is best suited for your unique needs and goals. Available options include:

Saline

These types of implants are approved for patients at least 18 years old. They are made with silicone shells that are filled with a sterile saline (salt water) solution after placement. In the event of a rupture, the saline solution is absorbed naturally and safely by your body. This type of implant is typically less expensive than other options.

Silicone

These types of breast implants are approved by the FDA for patients at least 22 years old. They are pre-filled with a thick silicone gel and their volume cannot be adjusted after placement. The thicker, cohesive filling looks and feels very similar to natural breast tissue.

Gummy bear

This type of breast implant is made from a high-strength silicone gel. It is named after gummy bear candy due to its similar consistency. Much like a gummy bear, this type of breast implant can retain its shape, even if cut in half. This makes gummy bear implants less likely to break and leak, providing results that feel fuller and firmer.

Fat transfer

This implant alternative utilizes fat that has been removed from one part of your body, such as the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs. This process is safe and effective and causes very little scarring. The results of fat transfer are not as reliable as those created with breast implants and are only useful for smaller volume augmentations. 

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Advanced surgical techniques for breast augmentation

Dr. Hyman uses the Keller Funnel in breast augmentation surgery. The Keller Funnel is a device that helps to place implants into the chest pocket. The Keller Funnel requires a shorter incision and minimizes contact with the implant, significantly reducing the risk of infection or other complications.

Sizing your breast implants

Determining the size of your breast implants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your breast augmentation. There are many factors to consider when choosing the breast implant size that is ideal for your goals.

These factors include your:

  • Desired breast size after surgery
  • Chest, height, and weight dimensions
  • Current amount of natural breast tissue
  • Skin elasticity
  • Lifestyle

Dr. Hyman will take time to discuss your desired outcome, review photographs, and use breast implant sizers in the office to help you decide which size will best achieve your personal aesthetic goals.

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