Breast augmentation options for breast enhancement include saline and silicone breast implants in a wide range of sizes. There is a 3rd type of breast implant which was recently made available only to board certified plastic surgeons in the US, the highly cohesive silicone gel implant by Sientra, which has a teardrop shape and a “gummy bear” consistency. The silicone gel material feels very much like natural breast tissue, and does not leak or spread out of the shell in case of rupture. The implants are made in a variety of widths, heights and projections, all of which make it possible to greatly individualize breast augmentation according to each patient’s wishes. Most patients who are considering breast augmentation would like to increase the volume of their breasts, improve asymmetry between the breasts, or restore shape and volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Plastic surgeons now have a greater number of breast implant options which allow them to customize the operation according to the patient’s anatomy and desired outcome.

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a board certified plastic surgeon in NYC and performs aesthetic surgery including breast augmentation with saline and silicone breast implants. For our patients’ comfort and safety, surgery is performed in the convenience of our AAAASF certified Operating Room in our office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400.

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