Breast implants are offered at our best in class Upper East Side NYC plastic surgery practice by our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Umbareen Mahmood. Dr. Mahmood is a highly skilled Ivy League trained breast implant specialist in Manhattan, New York. Breast augmentation as performed by the top NYC plastic surgeon uses breast implants to enhance the overall appearance of the breasts. Breast implants procedures can increase the breasts’ size, enhance their shape, restore volume and correct asymmetries. Breast implants can also reconstruct breasts after cancer treatment, injury or in patients born with a breast condition.
- We offer in-person and virtual breast implants / breast augmentation consultations
Breast augmentation is also known as augmentation mammaplasty. Breast augmentation plastic surgery with breast implants is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States, especially in NYC. Some patients may need a breast lift along with breast implants while others may just need a breast lift without implants.
“Delighted to recommend Dr. Umbareen Mahmood! My breast implant procedure itself was relatively quick and the Upper east Side office was stylish and comforting. I always felt well cared for. Not only is Dr. Mahmood the best surgeon in NYC, She is a clear communicator and really an artist with her work. The best plastic surgery is as much art as it is science and this superwoman has all the talent, enviable diligence, and an obvious passion for what she does.” ~ Yelp
The first step towards a breast augmentation is a consultation with the board certified breast implants specialist Dr. Umbareen Mahmood at her Upper East Side plastic surgery practice in NYC. Call today for a breast implants consultation!
The breast augmentation / breast implants consultation at the Upper East Side, NYC state-of-the-art facility is an opportunity for you to meet the best in class breast implants plastic surgeon. She will speak to you at length to understand your unique motivations, expectations, the desired look you want to achieve, as well as gather medical information.
The consultation begins with a conversation about patient goals and Dr. Umbareen Mahmood then performs a thorough review of the patients’ medical history, medications, smoking status, and previous surgeries. She next completes a physical exam to evaluate chest measurements and any asymmetries. All of this information is used to tailor a treatment plan and help patients determine the right implant size for their breast implant procedure. The consultation is also an opportunity for patients to learn about the types, sizes, incisions and positions or breast implants. These elements present customizable choices that will be finalized prior to surgery. For more complex cases such as for individuals seeking breast augmentation following injury or cancer treatment, or for those suffering from deformities, Dr. Mahmood will develop a treatment plan to help create beautiful looking breasts.
Dr. Mahmood firmly believes in empowering patients to select the breast implant that will achieve the look they desire while creating a safe and beautiful result for their bodies.
Types of breast implants
Breast implants can be silicone or saline filled. Both types are FDA-approved for use in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
Saline breast implants
Saline breast implants have a smooth, silicone shell, and are filled with saline solution. While the benefit of these implants is that rupture is detected immediately because the implant will quickly become flat and the saline will be absorbed by the body, the downside is that they look and feel less natural and can cause a rippling effect under the skin which is quite unsightly to patients.
Silicone breast implants
Silicone breast implants also have a smooth, silicone shell but are filled with a cohesive, or ‘gummy bear’ type gel consistency. While detection of rupture requires an MRI, the newest generation of silicone implants has an improved safety profile because of the cohesive gel. The main benefit of silicone breast implants is that they look and feel more like natural breast tissue, and they are the most common type of implant that is used.
Frequently patients opt for breast augmentation with a breast lift. You can discuss this option during your virtual or in-person consultation with the NYC board certified plastic surgeon.
The board certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan believes it is important for a patient to personally select and be excited about the implant type and size, and she will guide you through this process during your consultation at her Upper East Side, NYC location.
Breast implants size
Breast implants are available in a wide variety of sizes and projections. Based on the measurements of your chest and what your body frame can accommodate, she will review the variety of sizes and projections that are possible. Her Upper East Side office has actual samples of the range of sizes and projections, so patients can actually try on the breast implants to see what different options would look like.
Surgical incisions can be hidden in the armpit, areola, or under the breasts in the fold. Dr. Mahmood prefers to hide the incision under the breast in the fold. This area has the least amount of bacteria and therefore is thought to have the lowest risk of introducing bacteria to the implant, decreasing the risk of capsular contracture (when the body forms a thick capsule around the implant inside). An incision under the fold tends to be well hidden and the weight of the breast helps the scar become smoother and flatter.
The highly skilled plastic surgeon meticulously creates the smallest possible incision to create as little scarring as possible.
Breast implant position
After the incision is made, the breast implant is placed in a pocket in the chest. The breast implant can be placed under the muscle (subpectoral), under the covering of the muscle (subfascial), or over the muscle (subglandular). Most commonly, the implants are placed under the muscle. Dr. Mahmood will recommend the preferred approach based on your body characteristics and chosen implant.
Submuscular/dual plane, or under the muscle placement provides a more natural looking breast appearance, provides more coverage for the implant and reduces the risk of capsular contracture. This approach is preferred in most women desiring breast augmentation since there is generally thin breast tissue and skin and the muscle adds another layer covering the breast implant.
Augmentation mastopexy (breast implants with breast lift)
Some patients desiring breast augmentation may have loose, sagging breast tissue that also requires a breast lift. Augmentation mastopexy is the term used for a breast lift with implants. During your breast implants plastic surgery consultation, Dr. Mahmood will discuss your desired result and aesthetic goals, and perform a thorough physical exam to tailor the appropriate surgical treatment for you – whether it is a breast lift alone, breast augmentation alone, or breast lift with implants. Augmentation mastopexy is a more complex surgery as it involves various elements including adding volume to the breast, and also tightening and reshaping the overlying breast tissue. Dr. Mahmood is highly experienced with augmentation mastopexy and understands the multiple components necessary to achieve a beautiful result.
Breast augmentation results are noticed immediately after surgery. Most patients return to work in less than one week!
Recovery & After Care
After surgery, Dr. Mahmood sees patients at her Upper East Side office at one day, one week, one month, three months and six months post-op. Additional visits are recommended as needed and patients are always welcome to schedule an appointment if they desire. At post-operative visits, Dr. Mahmood guides patients on when to increase physical activity, optimal scar treatment, and steps to take to ensure a beautiful final result. In general, patients are advised to wear a soft supportive surgical or sports bra for one to two months. Vigorous exercise or heavy lifting should be avoided for one month after surgery.
A consultation is necessary to determine if breast augmentation plastic surgery is right for you. During your consultation with the board certified plastic surgeon at our Upper East Side location in NYC, Dr. Mahmood will work with you to help you achieve your breast augmentation goals. Contact us today to book your breast implant plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Umbareen Mahmood at our Upper East Side location and be one step closer to your plastic surgery goals.
Our plastic surgery practice is dedicated to protecting your health and helping you achieve your cosmetic plastic surgery goals by providing superior patient care every step of the way, from the first consultation through the recovery period. We believe in making plastic surgery a comfortable fit for your budget and offers a variety of flexible financing options, including CareCredit™. Our in-office patient coordinator is happy to work with you to find a compatible payment option.
Umbareen Mahmood, MD
Upper East Side (Manhattan, NYC) Plastic Surgeon
5 E 57th St, Floor 16
New York, NY 10022