Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts. It is a popular cosmetic procedure that has helped many women achieve the desired look they have always wanted.
If you are considering breast augmentation, it is essential to choose an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you achieve natural-looking results.
Alfred Sofer, MD is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in performing breast augmentation procedures. During your consultation, he will discuss your goals, examine your breasts, and recommend the best options for you. At our Fairfield, CT or White Plains, NY office, we provide a welcoming and comfortable environment where you can feel at ease throughout the entire process. We understand that breast augmentation is a significant decision, and our team is here to support you every step of the way.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sofer, please call or visit our website to fill out an online form. Let us help you achieve the beautiful and confident look you deserve.
You can reach our Fairfield, CT, or White Plains, NY offices by calling (203) 336-9862.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 About Breast Augmentation
- 3 Benefits of Breast Augmentation
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Procedure
- 8 Recovery & Results
- 9 Cost of Breast Augmentation in Fairfield, CT
- 10 References
- 11 FAQ
Before and After Photos
About Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation enhances the size, shape and projection of a woman’s breasts. It is a personal decision based on individual preferences and goals. It is also hugely popular, with an estimated 300,000 procedures performed every year in the United States. (1)
Breast Implant Choices
Breast implants are made of either saline or silicone gel and come in various sizes, shapes, and textures. They also come in profiles of the same volume, changing the shape and base width with each profile. (2) They can be placed either subglandular (above the chest muscle) or submuscular (below the chest muscle). The incision placement options for breast augmentation include under the breast, around the nipple, and under the arm.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Improved body proportion and balance
- Restored fullness and shape after pregnancy, weight loss or aging
- Customized implant options to achieve desired volume and shape
- Natural-looking results tailored to your body type
- Minimally invasive techniques for minimal scarring
- Short recovery time and quick return to daily activities
We understand that every woman has different goals and expectations for their breast augmentation. Dr. Sofer will work closely with you to determine the best approach for achieving your desired outcome. With his expertise and attention to detail, you can rest assured that you will receive exceptional care and beautiful results.
Breast augmentation is suitable for women who are not satisfied with their breast size, have lost volume due to weight loss or breastfeeding, or want to achieve more symmetrical breasts.
The ideal candidate for breast augmentation should be in good health, have fully developed breasts, and have realistic expectations about the results. During your consultation, Dr. Sofer will evaluate your medical history, examine your current breast size and shape, and discuss your desired outcome to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Dr. Sofer may also recommend additional procedures such as a breast lift to improve the overall appearance of your breasts. As an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sofer will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and helps you achieve your desired results.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Sofer, he will take the time to listen to your goals and concerns, and work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Sofer will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your overall health, as well as the size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts. This evaluation will help him determine if breast augmentation is the right procedure for you or if another option may be more appropriate. He will also discuss the different types of breast implants available, such as saline or silicone, and help you choose the best option for your body type and desired results.
Our goal is to ensure that you are comfortable and confident throughout your entire experience with us. If you have any questions or concerns before or after your consultation, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We are here to support you every step of the way.
Call our Fairfield, CT or White Plains, NY office at (203) 336-9862 to book your personal consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired breast augmentation results.
- Discontinue any blood thinners or supplements as directed by Dr. Sofer.
- Quit smoking at least four weeks prior to and after your surgery to promote optimal healing.
- Fill your prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics ahead of time.
- Make arrangements for transportation to and from the surgical facility on the day of your procedure.
- Plan to take time off from work and other commitments to allow for adequate rest and recovery.
During your consultation, Dr. Sofer will explain in detail what to expect during the preparation phase of your breast augmentation journey, ensuring you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your care.
Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure that can help you achieve the breast size, shape, and projection you desire. After administering anesthesia, Dr. Sofer will make the necessary incisions, through which he will place your chosen implants.
Keller Funnel Technique
Dr. Sofer uses the innovative Keller Funnel technique when using silicone implants. It’s a safe, “no-touch” method of inserting implants, which helps prevent contamination. There are several reasons he prefers this technique for his patients, including:
- Smaller incisions
- Shorter surgery time
- More implant placement options
- More precise implant placement
Your safety and well-being are Dr. Sofer’s priorities. He provides as much information as you need to feel comfortable at each stage of the journey.
He will then manipulate the implants to the best position on the breast mound. Once these adjustments have been made, Dr. Sofer will suture the small incision sites and dress the area appropriately.
Recovery & Results
Following your breast augmentation procedure, you will be given specific instructions to follow during your recovery period. Dr. Sofer will provide you with medication to help manage any discomfort or pain that you may experience. The use of a supportive bra is recommended to promote optimal healing and ensure proper alignment of the implants.
Swelling, sensitivity, and bruising are common in the first few days following the surgery. It is important to avoid any strenuous physical activity for at least six weeks after your procedure, as it can interfere with the healing process. You should also avoid lifting heavy objects or reaching for items above your head during this time.
Dr. Sofer will schedule several follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure that you are healing properly.
Most patients can return to work within a week, but it is important to listen to your body and take the necessary time off to rest and recover fully.
Once you have fully healed, you will notice a significant improvement in the size, shape, and overall appearance of your breasts.
Cost of Breast Augmentation in Fairfield, CT
The cost of breast augmentation is an important consideration for our patients. It will vary depending on factors such as the type of implant chosen, the extent of surgery required, and the anesthesia used during the procedure.
We believe that every patient deserves access to high-quality cosmetic procedures, which is why we offer financing options to help make your dreams a reality. Our team is dedicated to supporting you throughout the process, from the initial consultation to post-operative care.
If you’re ready to enhance your confidence and achieve your ideal silhouette, contact us today at (203) 336-9862 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alfred Sofer. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!
Read Dr. Sofer’s blog for more information about breast surgery.
- Pelc Z, Skórzewska M, Kurylcio A, et al. Current Challenges in Breast Implantation. Medicina. 2021;57(11):1214. doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57111214
- Patel BC, Wong CS, Wright T, Schaffner AD. Breast Implants. PubMed. Published 2021. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441998/
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that uses implants to change the shape of a woman’s breasts. People choose this procedure for several reasons, including:
Restore breast size following weight loss or pregnancy
Improve breast symmetry
Increase breast size
Balance body proportions
Dr. Sofer discusses with you why you want breast augmentation surgery and what size and shape you hope to achieve so he can make the most suitable recommendations. He specializes in breast augmentation for transgender patients and offers advice, support, and guidance for each stage of the procedure.
What are the breast implant options?
There are different types of breast implants made from different materials, and each has benefits. Here’s a closer look at the most popular breast implants in use today.
Saline implants feature a very safe, sterile saline solution. They’re firm and uniform in shape, with a supple feel.
Silicone implants are popular because they feel most like natural breast tissue.
The IDEAL IMPLANT® combines the peace-of-mind of saline with the natural-looking results of silicone.
Gummy bear implants are the latest generation of shaped implants. They are a ground-breaking silicone gel that doesn’t leak if the implant ruptures.
Implants also vary by shape and size. You can get round or teardrop-shaped implants. Teardrop-shaped implants are a more natural-looking shape, while round implants are fuller for enhanced cleavage. Implants use a cubic centimeter or CC measurement system rather than a cup size.
How can I enhance the results of breast augmentation?
Dr. Sofer provides honest guidance on what results you can expect from your breast augmentation procedure. In some cases, he may recommend combining surgeries to give you the best overall result. Many women have a breast lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction at the same time as breast augmentation to achieve their desired look.
How do I choose the right size implant?
Choosing the right size implant is an important decision that should be made with the guidance of your plastic surgeon. During your consultation, you can try on different sizes of implants to get an idea of what you might look like after surgery. Your surgeon will also take measurements of your chest and breast tissue to recommend the best size for your body.
What is recovery like after breast augmentation?
The recovery time after breast augmentation varies from patient to patient. Most patients can return to work within a week or two, but strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks. You may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the first few days after surgery, but these symptoms can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon.
Will my breasts look natural after surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery can provide natural-looking results when performed by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will take into account your body type, breast shape, and desired outcome to create the most natural-looking result possible.