Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts using silicone or saline breast implants. Breast Augmentation can improve the proportion of the breasts to body type, provide symmetry to asymmetrical breasts, and enlarge and reshape breasts that have lost fullness and projection due to weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding, or age. Breast augmentation is often performed for reconstructive purposes on patients who have undergone a mastectomy or have a congenital breast deformity. This surgery can elevate self esteem and improve the physical self-image.
Patients who are unhappy and/or self conscious about the size and/or shape of their breasts.
Patients who have lost volume and projection due to pregnancy, weight loss or age.
Patients who have asymmetrical breasts (breasts of different size or shape).
Patients who have hereditary abnormalities in one or both breasts.
*Patients who have sagging breasts can couple “Breast Lift” surgery with Breast Augmentation surgery to add volume to lifted breasts.
In order to better assess and identify personal needs we invite patients to consult with Dr. Sofer at the Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield.
During consultation, Dr. Sofer will evaluate the patient, taking into account, physical and aesthetic needs, medical history, desired results, expectations and/or limitations and recommend and advise the best possible surgical choice to meet each individual patient’s desired results.
Dr. Alfred Sofer specialist in breast surgery,and is the first in fairfield county to have the advanced technology of Vectra 3D imaging to help discuss what procedures are best for his patients. This imaging system will allow you to have an idea of what to expect after surgery and reduce some of the pre-surgical concerns that maybe associated with size and type of implant. With this new technology Dr. Sofer can give his patient a chance to see what size and shape implant would look like on their frame.
The following video demonstrates the imaging process. Please call our office for your personal analysis. 203-336-9862
Dr. Sofer will make a small incision and create a “pocket,” or space within your breast tissues, for the breast implant. The breast implant will be placed in the pocket and positioned. Then the incision will be closed with stitches.
Breast augmentation is most frequently performed on an outpatient basis in a hospital operating room, or surgery center. Dr. Sofer performs procedures at the hospitals listed below:
Breast implants may be placed sub-glandular, which is between the chest muscle and the breast tissue, or sub-muscular, which is below the chest muscle.
Sub-glandular placement may make your surgery and recovery time shorter. It may be less painful and it may make the implant easier to access if re-operation is necessary. This placement also may make it easier to see and feel your implants through your skin after your surgery. Capsular contracture is more likely with sub-glandular placement, and imaging of the breast with mammography may be more difficult.
The sub-muscular placement may make surgery last longer, may make recovery longer, may be more painful, and may make it more difficult to have some re-operation procedures than the sub-glandular placement. The possible benefits of this placement are that it may result in less palpable implants, less capsular contracture, and easier imaging of the breast with mammography.
Breast Augmentation can improve the proportion of the breasts to body type, provide symmetry to asymmetrical breasts, and enlarge and reshape breasts that have lost fullness and projection due to weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding, or age. Best breast augmentation is often performed for reconstructive purposes on patients who have undergone a mastectomy or have a congenital breast deformity. This surgery can elevate self esteem and improve the physical self-image.
MemoryGel™ Breast Implants
Saline Breast Implants
|FDA Approved||FDA Approved|
|Filled with Mentor’s proprietary silicone gel – MemoryGel™ – that holds together uniformly while retaining the natural give that resembles breast tissue.||Filled with a saltwater solution similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body; slightly firmer feel.|
|Set fill volume.||Flexible fill volume, allowing the surgeon to adjust the volume during the procedure.|
|Three projection options: Moderate, Moderate Plus, High Profile.||Three projection options: Moderate, Moderate Plus, High Profile.|
|Two shell surfaces available: smooth and textured.||Two shell surfaces available: smooth and textured.|
|Slightly larger incision size with various options for incision placement.||Smaller incision size with various options for incision placement.|
|Covered by Mentor’s standard or Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty and lifetime replacement policy.||Covered by Mentor’s standard or Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty and lifetime replacement policy.|
To discuss your Breast Augmentation options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alfred Sofer or call our Fairfield, Conneticut office at 203-336-9862.