Breast Augmentation2024-04-22T11:59:41-04:00


Enhance Your Figure and Increase Your Confidence.


Overview of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which women can achieve larger breasts through the placement of saline or silicone breast implants. In performing Breast Augmentation Manhattan at his NYC plastic surgery practice, Dr. Robert M. Freund tailors the procedure to give his patients the precise shape of breasts they desire in addition to simply enlarging the breasts. He uses the most advanced techniques to make incisions that are remarkably subtle and discreet, and produce results that are extremely natural looking.

The best reasons for undergoing breast augmentation are always highly personal and uninfluenced by the opinions and wishes of others. During your initial consultation, Dr. Freund will take the time to discuss your reasons for wanting to enlarge your breasts, as well as your treatment options and your expectations and goals for the procedure.

Whether you wish to dramatically increase your cup size or simply achieve a more proportionate figure, Dr. Freund will listen carefully to your aesthetic desires and plan the incision sites, type of implant, and placement site of the implants accordingly. He will advise you as to the best course of action for your body type and figure, educate you about the advantages and disadvantages of silicone versus saline implants, and inform you of the various risks of surgery.

Depending on your needs and goals, breast augmentation can be performed on its own or combined with a breast lift for patients who wish to improve the projection of their breasts while also adding volume. It can also be combined with liposuction, abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck” surgery), and other body contouring procedures for a more comprehensive redefinition of the figure.

Newer options in breast enlargement allow Dr. Freund to give you a customized look. After choosing silicone or saline implants, patients have a choice of various shapes including round and teardrop, as well as different widths and projection. Dr. Freund can help patients choose the size and shape for the best results.

Overview of Breast Implants

Saline vs. Silicone, Breast Implant Placement, Size, & More.

There are many myths and misconceptions about breast implants. It is important that, if you are considering breast augmentation with implants, you understand the facts about the procedure. At present, both silicone and saline breast implants are approved for use in plastic surgery by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Between 1992 and 2006, saline implants were the only type available in the U.S.; however, after extensive studies had proven their safety, silicone implants were reintroduced onto the market.

Each type of implant creates a different shape and feel, and both have unique benefits and risks. There are two basic shapes of breast implants: round and anatomically shaped. Together, we will decide which shape is best suited to your case. While there are risks associated with any surgery, saline and silicone implants are generally considered safe and do not pose any serious health risks.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients over the age of 18. Saline implants are made of a silicone shell filled with saline, or salt water. Saline implants come in a variety of sizes, which are filled after they are placed within the breasts. Because they are filled after they are inserted, Dr. Freund is able to adjust their size slightly by adding or removing saline to create precise symmetry between both of your breasts.

Saline implants can be placed through a variety of incisions because their deflated shells can be folded and moved through a small space. This type of implant can be placed through incisions at the bottom of the breasts where they meet the ribs, around the nipples, or under the armpits.

In the rare case that a silicone implant should rupture, the solution is completely harmless to your body. Saline water is absorbed into your body, and the shell will need to be surgically removed and replaced.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for patients 22 years of age and up. They are made from a silicone shell filled with viscous silicone gel. Silicone implants come pre-filled in a wide range of different sizes and projections. Silicone implants can be teardrop-shaped, in addition to round. Many patients find that silicone implants have the most natural look and feel because the material mimics breast tissue. However, you can achieve great, natural-looking results with either type of implant.

Because they come pre-filled, silicone implants must be placed using a larger incision than saline implants. In the case that a silicone implant ruptures, it is more difficult to detect so they require periodic monitoring. While silicone generally stays coagulated, there is a risk that it can spread within the breast tissue and must be surgically removed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation

What factors determine the cost of my breast enhancement surgery?2019-07-26T13:29:32-04:00

The total cost of your procedure varies on a case-by-case basis. Some major factors that will determine the total price of your procedure include:

  • The type of breast implants you choose.
  • The incision used during placement of the implants.
  • Anesthesia.
  • Whether you combine the procedure with additional surgery.
  • Associated medication costs, such as prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs

One of the most important steps you can take in planning breast enhancement surgery is to choose a trusted, reputable surgeon to perform your surgery. The longevity of your results, as well as your satisfaction with your results, is largely determined by the skill of the surgeon. Dr. Freund has years of experience improving patients’ lives through breast enhancement, as well as a variety of other procedures, including body contouring, cosmetic facial surgery, and non-surgical facial treatments. His patients are so satisfied with the results that he regularly sees new patients referred to him by previous patients.

Where is the ideal placement for my breast implants?2019-07-26T13:01:34-04:00

Breast implants can be placed either below or above the pectoral muscle, depending on the aesthetic goals of the patient. While placing the implant beneath the pectoral muscle results in a more natural appearance, it also entails a more complex surgical procedure and a longer healing time with greater discomfort. That said, Dr. Freund is able to produce excellent results with either placement technique.

Typically, Dr. Freund inserts breast implants through one of three possible incision sites: under the breast, around the areola, and in the underarm. Some surgeons place breast implants through the belly button, a technique that Dr. Freund has rejected as too risky.

Do you offer any financing options?2019-07-26T13:04:57-04:00

Deciding to undergo breast augmentation is ultimately an investment in your self-esteem and confidence. Unlike some breast surgeries, such as breast reduction, which are recognized as offering physical health benefits, cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation are not typically covered by health insurance.

We believe that each of our patients deserves to look and feel their very best, and we offer a range of financing options that can break your total treatment cost into affordable monthly payments. One of our informed staff members will be happy to discuss available payment plans with you during your initial visit to our office.

Patient Testimonials

Superb Plastic Surgeon!
“I have had multiple cosmetic surgical procedures with Dr. Robert Freund and would never to go anyone else. In NYC where there are many outstanding plastic surgeons to choose from, Dr Freund’s sincere compassion, care and artistry are unparalleled…”
The Only Surgeon I’ll Use!
“Dr. Freund is the only doctor I’ll go to for cosmetic surgery. He gave me the most natural, beautiful nose. 7 years later & it still looks as good as new. People still tell me they “wish” they had my nose, not realizing I had it done…”
A Mother of 5 Who Didn’t Want to Look Like a Mother of 5
“Dr. Freund is by far the best plastic surgeon out there and I would never even consider any other. He’s like family to me now. I’ve been going to him since I was 25. From Breast implants, to 2 tummy tucks, to numerous different lipo procedures, then years later…”
Dr. Freund Changed My Lift
“I cannot recommend Dr. Freund highly enough. By age 40 I had sagging empty breasts that I couldn’t get to look right no matter what bras or clothing I tried. I had no self-confidence and felt poorly every time I looked at myself, especially naked…”
Dr. Freund Is a Miracle Worker
“I researched many doctors before choosing Dr. Freund for my breast augmentation. Dr. Freund is truly an authority in his field and after my initial consultation, I knew that I made the right choice. During my consult, Dr. Freund was very attentive,…”


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