Full, shapely breasts can make a woman feel more self-confident, well-proportioned, and attractive. However, the aging process, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations can all contribute to changes in breast shape and volume. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Herbstman restores youthful fullness, firmness and contour to the breasts through breast augmentation with implants. With this procedure, he has renewed a sense of attractiveness and self-confidence for hundreds of women in New Jersey.
Options for Personalized Results
During your in-depth, initial consultation, Dr. Herbstman will meet with you personally to explain the procedure, answer your questions, and thoroughly review available breast enhancement options, including the breast implant choices he offers. When you visit his practice, he will help you evaluate your choices, including:
- Incision location: In order to minimize visible scarring, Dr. Herbstman places the incisions in an inconspicuous location such as below the breast in the breast crease, around the areola, or in the armpit.
- Implant material: Cohesive silicone gel offers a remarkably natural look and feel and is the most popular implant material choice for our New Jersey patients who are at least 22 years old. We also offer saline implants, which can be inserted through small incisions and filled after they are placed.
- Implant placement: The most common placement for breast implants is behind the chest muscles, especially when the patient has very little of her own breast tissue. Patients can also choose to have their implants placed in front of the chest muscles.
Mary Ann’s Breast Augmentation Story
Meet Mary Ann, who consulted with Dr. Herbstman for breast augmentation after deciding she wanted to look better. “I was never ashamed of who I was or how I stood,” she says. “I just felt I needed that little extra.”
Dr. Herbstman will recommend the options that are most suited to your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals, as well as your personal preferences. New Jersey patients with significant sagging might also require a breast lift to attain the results they desire.
What to Expect
Dr. Herbstman performs breast augmentation surgery in his fully accredited, onsite surgical suite. Typically performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is under twilight anesthesia, breast augmentation surgery is complete in approximately 1 to 2 hours. To provide the most natural-looking results, Dr. Herbstman uses advanced surgical techniques to reduce recovery time and minimize visible scarring.
After breast augmentation surgery, New Jersey patients can expect to experience some soreness for several days. Dr. Herbstman utilizes EXPAREL®, a safe and effective pain reduction system to minimize post-operative pain. Exparel is the only single-dose pain killer proven to control pain for up to 72 hours, reducing or eliminating the need for opioid requirements, catheters, and pumps. Swelling from breast augmentation surgery may take several weeks to completely subside. In most cases, the scars fade considerably within the first few months after surgery and become barely noticeable once completely healed.