Whether you've wanted larger breasts for years or you're simply in search of a lasting way to restore fullness after pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation with implants in Albany, NY may be the right choice for you. Consistently ranked as one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country, breast augmentation has enduring appeal, and Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore's techniques consistently create beautiful outcomes for Capital District women.
Dr. Rockmore approaches each procedure with precision and artistic vision to reveal each patient's unique beauty. To get started, request a free consultation using his online form or call his office at (518) 328-3330.
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This 27-year-old female felt that she had no volume above her bra line. Though her weight had been stable, her breasts had developed some slight sag as she matured. This left some space between her breasts and bra, which bothered her. She wished to have fuller breasts and had long thought about brea...
This woman had a breast augmentation with silicone implants to enhance the size and shape of her breasts. She now has some fullness above the bra line, which makes it easier to find clothes that fit properly.
Surgical breast augmentation is a great match for many women. Many of Dr. Rockmore's patients pursue the procedure for one or more of the following reasons:
To add volume to naturally small breasts or breasts that have lost mass after pregnancy
To balance breasts that are asymmetrical
To feel more confident in their favorite clothes or during intimacy
To harmonize the size of the breasts with the rest of the body to correct the shape of a tubular breast
During your consultation with Dr. Rockmore, he talks to you extensively about your motivations for undergoing surgery. Understanding each patient as an individual enables him to create more satisfying results that are unique to the desires of each woman. He also performs a physical examination and discusses your health history with you to ensure that breast augmentation is the safest and most effective choice for your needs. He may also recommend incorporating a breast lift into your breast augmentation surgery if you have sagging and would like your breasts to sit higher on your chest. Another option is including breast augmentation in a comprehensive mommy makeover.
Why Choose Dr. Rockmore for Breast Augmentation
Experience: Dr. Rockmore has performed more than 2,000 breast procedures.
Results: Dr. Rockmore uses a 3-dimensional approach for consistently beautiful and natural-looking breasts.
Expertise: Dr. Rockmore individualizes your breast augmentation to meet your unique needs.
Satisfaction: Read testimonials from some of Dr. Rockmore's happy patients after their breast augmentation surgeries.
Choosing Your Implant Size & Shape
Implants come in many sizes and shapes, and choosing the right implant is a source of concern and anxiety among many women. Every woman's breasts are unique, just as every face is different, and selecting the right implant for you is an essential part of the discussion. While many doctors and websites focus solely on implant volume, Dr. Rockmore uses a 3-dimensional approach to help you select an implant that creates the look that you are hoping to achieve. (View the video below.) Many women bring photos of their desired look to their consultation to help with the selection.
By selecting an implant with the right width and projection for your unique breasts, Dr. Rockmore is able to create breasts that feel and look natural.
Choosing Your Implant Material
In addition to your implant size and shape, Dr. Rockmore can also help you decide on many other factors, including material, profile, and texture. Learn more about your breast implant options.
Dr. Rockmore's Approach
At his Albany practice, Dr. Rockmore performs breast augmentation while you're under general anesthesia, ensuring your comfort and safety with the help of a board-certified anesthesiologist. The procedure is performed at the fully accredited surgery center near his office. This facility has all of the safety features of a hospital but provides a friendly, comfortable atmosphere for your breast augmentation with nurses and staff who are experienced in caring for breast augmentation clients.
Your Incision Options
Dr. Rockmore begins the surgery by making 1 of 3 incisions:
Inframammary: a thin line that traces the fold beneath your breast
Periareolar: along the lower border of the areola
Transaxillary: in the armpit
Each incision type comes with its own advantages. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Rockmore works with you to help you decide which option is best for you.
Your Breast Implant Pocket Options
Once he makes the incision, Dr. Rockmore creates a pocket where the implant will be placed. There are 3 types of pockets that are used for breast augmentation:
Subglandular: above the muscle
Submuscular: behind the pectoralis muscle
Biplanar: a combination of each
Each pocket type has its advantages, and Dr. Rockmore will recommend the pocket that fits your individual needs. For most women, this is a submuscular pocket, which provides a natural slope of the breast and provides additional coverage of the implant. If there is some slight sagging of the breast, a biplanar approach may avoid the need for a lift. Dr. Rockmore will help guide you through this process during your initial consultation.
Once he has placed the implants, Dr. Rockmore ensures the breasts are symmetrical and makes any adjustments as needed. He then closes the incisions with sutures.
The quality of my care before and after surgery has been impeccable. He is a class act.
You can expect to feel some discomfort and grogginess immediately after your breast augmentation with Dr. Rockmore. Because the surgery is outpatient, you'll be able to return home after a brief period of observation. You can shower the day after surgery, and you can drive within 2 to 3 days. You'll be asked to wear a bra immediately rather than surgical dressings. With the help of prescribed pain medication, most patients feel well enough to return to work and other light activities in under a week.
Your first postoperative appointment is usually a week after your breast augmentation. At this time, Dr. Rockmore will check your breasts to ensure everything is progressing as planned. Office visits are then scheduled for 1 month and 6 months later, though this can be minimized for his patients traveling from a distance. While this is the usual schedule, Dr. Rockmore is happy to see you at any time during your recovery to answer questions or address concerns.
Dr. Rockmore provides you with a comfortable surgical bra to support your breasts as they continue to heal. Although your breasts will likely feel sensitive for some time, you may gradually return to more vigorous activities, including working out, over the next several weeks. As months pass, your augmented breasts will soften and settle into their final positions and your scars will fade, eventually developing into the beautiful, natural-looking results you'd envisioned.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast augmentation cost?
The cost of breast augmentation can vary quite a bit depending on the scope of your surgery and the type of breast implants you choose. That makes it difficult to provide a personalized estimate on our website. However, in our practice the price of breast augmentation can be anywhere between $6,000 and $8,000.
During your consultation, we offer you a figure specific to your surgery.
What will my scars look like?
It depends on the incision used during your procedure. Dr. Rockmore is mindful of his patients' concerns about scarring. As pictured in the illustration on this page, breast augmentation incisions may be made under the arm, in the fold beneath the breast, or around the areola. In any case, Dr. Rockmore makes these incisions meticulously to ensure they heal well. Patients can do their part to encourage healthy healing by following his incision care instructions after surgery.
Is breastfeeding possible after breast augmentation?
It's important that you let Dr. Rockmore know if you plan to breastfeed in the future. Breast augmentation is popular with young women who haven't yet had children, and the techniques Dr. Rockmore uses ensure a high likelihood of successful breastfeeding. Additionally, the presence of implants doesn't hinder milk production.
If my breasts sag, is it really necessary to have a lift along with my augmentation?
It depends on the degree of sagging you're experiencing. Slight sagging can be reduced with breast augmentation alone, but more significant sagging may actually get worse once implants are introduced. The extra weight added by implants can make the breasts sag prematurely and lead to aesthetic complications.
During your consultation, Dr. Rockmore helps you understand if a combined breast augmentation and lift is in your best interest.
I've heard that implants need time to "drop." What does that mean?
"Dropping" refers to the process of implants softening and assuming their final positions. Immediately after surgery, implants may appear high and tight on the chest. Over time, the body acclimates to the implants, and skin and muscle stretch to accommodate them. As this happens, the implants assume a slightly lower and more natural-looking position. The shape of the breasts is also improved as swelling subsides. This is a gradual process and can take several months to complete.