How Long Does Breast Augmentation Last?

Close up of a woman laughing with her hair falling over one side of her faceWomen interested in breast augmentation generally want to know that the results will last. Breast augmentation is many things, including an investment. Like any investment, you want to be sure that the return is well-worth it! 

When performed properly, breast augmentation results should never need to be re-done unless some issue arises that you would like to change or address. It is true that the rate of rupture may increase after the first decade, but only minutely. In the event that rupture or some other complication does occur, your breast implants can be replaced at that time. 

Dr. Fugo works to reduce the necessity for breast implant replacement by carefully planning a breast augmentation procedure that is personalized to your goals and your body. Aspects of planning that may affect longevity include choosing a size that is right for the current breast pocket, choosing an incision location, and choosing whether to place the implant below or above the chest muscle. Additionally, Dr. Fugo will provide you with detailed aftercare and recovery instructions. Following those to a T will prevent adverse events and contribute to the longevity of your breast implant results.

Sometimes a breast augmentation patient wishes to replace their breast implants to:

  • Change the size
  • Change from saline to silicone
  • Remove breast implants completely

If you feel this way, we encourage you to discuss breast implant revision with Dr. Fugo. He will provide guidance and advice, ultimately helping you find a solution so you can continue to enjoy your breast enhancement results.

Dr. Fugo uses Mentor breast implants for all breast augmentation surgeries. As an added benefit, Mentor implants are warrantied for your entire lifetime. If an implant ruptures or deflates, Mentor will replace the implant free of charge, plus the other implant if you and Dr. Fugo decide to replace both. The replacement implants will be the same style as the originals.

If you are curious about implant longevity and other aspects of breast augmentation, we hope you’ll discuss those issues with Dr. Fugo. As a plastic surgeon with many years of experience, Dr. Fugo can make sure you are armed with complete information.

Learn More About Breast Enlargement with Breast Implants

Breast augmentation provides lasting enhancement that can be refreshed if you eventually decide or need to replace your breast implants. To discuss the procedure and your candidacy with Dr. Fugo in New Windsor, NY, please call us at 845-565-7040.

What is Liposuction?

A woman in fitness underwear and a crop top with short bob hair poses athletically in front of a blue backgroundLiposuction is the surgical reduction of excess fat cells. It’s a very common procedure, with more than 200,000 performed in the U.S. in 2020. The basic idea is that excessive fat is suctioned out of the treatment area. These excess fat cells aren’t necessary for overall health, and removing them can be the leg up you need when diet and exercise have no effect on the stubborn fat.

Liposuction can be tailored to areas of fat both large and small. Some of the most common treatment locations are:

  • Hips
  • Butt
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Axilla, Breasts and Chest
  • Waist
  • Flanks
  • Inner Thighs
  • Inner Knees
  • Neck

If you aren’t sure whether liposuction or another body contouring procedure is right for your area of concern, then we hope you’ll contact Dr. Fugo to learn more. He’ll first want to listen fully to what you have to say about the changes you’d like to see. He takes dedicated time with each person to make sure everything is discussed. After learning more about your expectations and examining the area you’d like to treat, Dr. Fugo will be able to tell you whether liposuction will be a good match, and if you should consider other body procedures like a tummy tuck or thigh lift.

Small incisions are used to complete liposuction. The fat is suctioned away with a narrow plastic tube that is topped by a narrow stainless steel tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted through very small circular incisions, so the resulting scars are not obvious. In fact, most people feel like the scars in no way indicate surgery was performed once they are fully healed.

The fat that is removed is gone for good. It is still possible to gain new weight after liposuction, so an active and fit lifestyle is an important part of maintaining your results.

Talk to Dr. Fugo About Liposuction

If you live near New Windsor, NY, and are wondering if you are a good candidate for liposuction, we encourage you to arrange a consultation with Dr. Jonathan Fugo by calling 845-565-7040. Dr. Fugo is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing liposuction for many years, and he is driven to provide great results for each new patient who walks through our doors.

What’s the Difference between Xeomin, Dysport and BOTOX?

A woman looks playfully over her shoulder while smilingDr. Jonathan Fugo provides Xeomin injections because he has found that this brand offers the best results to his patients. If you aren’t sure whether Xeomin will work for your goals, we encourage you to give us a call. We can tell you more about the features and benefits of this type of wrinkle treatment.

Xeomin, Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic are injectable wrinkle-relaxers made by separate manufacturing companies. You can think of them as similar injectables but different brands. These injectables have a lot in common, including the following benefits:

  • Non-surgical
  • Non-invasive
  • No recovery period
  • No anesthesia, incisions, or sutures
  • Effective wrinkle-smoothing results

An infographic showing the benefits of Xeomin injectionsThese injectables work because of botulinum toxin, a material that is safe in the amounts used for injection purposes. Botulinum toxin blocks the chemical communication happening between the targeted nerve and muscle. This block prevents the muscle from contracting, which in turn prevents the skin from folding in that area. The active folding itself forms a wrinkle, like when you furrow your brow together and those vertical creases form between your eyebrows. As you age, the inevitable diminishing of collagen and elastin in your skin means that your skin becomes less elastic, and therefore the lines remain even after you’ve relaxed your face. The skin doesn’t smooth out immediately after you’ve stopped furrowing your brow, like it did when you were younger. Xeomin, Dysport and BOTOX (all similar injections) stop the muscle contraction from happening in the first place, so your skin will stay smooth and wrinkle free in that target area.

How Do I Know Which One Will Work for Me?

Many people wonder whether one wrinkle-relaxing injectable is better than the other. Oftentimes it comes down to personal preference. After years in practice, Dr. Fugo has settled on offering Xeomin to his patients because of the results this injectable provides. It also is the only botulinum injection made without any preservatives, providing the purist form of the natural molecule. It’s great for treating:

  • Glabellar lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Bunny lines on the sides of your nose
  • Gummy smile

Discuss your options with Dr. Fugo to make sure you are matched with the non-invasive treatment that will accomplish your goals.

Relax Wrinkles with Xeomin

In New Windsor, NY, Dr. Jonathan Fugo is ready to help you decide if Xeom ininjections are the right way to revitalize and refresh your face. To arrange a consultation at our practice, please call our helpful team at 845-565-7040.

What Age is Best for Breast Augmentation?

Three smiling multiethnic young women in casual wear standing together under the bright sunlight at the park having fun and laughingWomen of all ages have chosen Dr. Fugo to perform their breast augmentation, from as early as age 18 to well into their 70’s. If you are wondering about age, it’s likely that you are on either end of this patient age spectrum. In these situations, it’s always best to turn to an experienced provider. Dr. Jonathan Fugo has been performing breast surgery for many years. He can help you decide if it’s the right time in your life for breast augmentation.

A few aspects to consider regarding appropriate age for breast enlargement:

The type of implant and FDA approval. Saline breast implants are FDA-approved for women age 18 and older, while silicone breast implants have been FDA-approved for age 22 and older. These guidelines are a really good starting point because the FDA determined these ages based on rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness. Using silicone implants in a woman younger than age 22 for cosmetic purposes can be done, but it would be considered an “off-label” use.

Physical maturity. If you are 18, 19, or in your 20s, your breasts must be fully developed before breast surgery. Discuss with Dr. Fugo whether your body will continue to develop. If so, you may consider delaying the procedure.

Make this decision for yourself. Breast surgery or any surgery for that matter is a personal choice. It’s all about YOU. It’s important that you are making this decision for yourself and not someone else. Fulfill your own expectations before considering that of others. You must be able to weigh the pros and cons, understand and accept surgical risks, and know that this is a BIG decision. One can certainly have breast implants removed or revised, but that’s not the expectation. Everyone should go into this considering it as a life-long decision.

There’s really no upper age limit! If you are instead concerned that your age is too advanced for breast augmentation, you should know that there really isn’t an upper age limit. Instead, Dr. Fugo will want to make sure that you are in good health and safely undergo an outpatient surgical procedure.

After childbirth and breastfeeding, or simply as a result of the normal aging process, it’s normal for the breasts to drop and lose volume. Dr. Fugo may advise combining your augmentation procedure with a breast lift, which will result in fuller, perkier, more youthful breasts.

Personalized Answers and Candidacy Discussion

If you are interested in breast augmentation, the next step is to discuss your desired goals with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Fugo. To schedule your consultation in New Windsor, NY, please call our staff at 845-565-7040.

What Were the Most Popular Procedures in 2020?

Flipping wooden cubes for new year change 2020 to 2021Although last year certainly presented us all with challenges, plastic surgeons across the country were able to continue providing safe, state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures with reinforced safety protocols in place for COVID-19.

During the worst of the pandemic in 2020, plastic surgeons across the country closed their practices to help stop the spread. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, practices nationally stopped performing elective procedures for an average of 8 weeks in 2020, which of course meant fewer elective procedures than usual were performed overall.

An infographic showing the most popular procedures in 2020Nonetheless, as practices reopened with new safety measures in place to prevent the spread, there were more than 2,314,720 procedures performed in 2020, which was a 14 percent decrease from 2019. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that facial procedures were at the head of the pack in 2020:

When you think about it, it makes sense that people sought facial enhancement and rejuvenation when so many of us shifted to video chat meetings. Suddenly, we were all looking at our computers but saw ourselves staring back! Men and women alike sought out procedures to restore defined eyelid contours, and lift sagging facial skin and descending jawlines.

As we reach the mid-summer season of 2021, and a return to normalcy, the ASPS reports a strong interest in cosmetic procedures. If you’ve been considering one for yourself, we hope you will visit Dr. Fugo to find out how we can help you refresh, beautify, and rejuvenate your face and body.

Learn More about Cosmetic Enhancement

If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, please call the practice of Dr. Jonathan Fugo at 845-565-7040. Dr. Fugo provides a wide array of face, body, and breast procedures from our practice in New Windsor, NY. During a one-on-one consultation, he’ll help you decide which procedure or combination of procedures is right for your aesthetic goals.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Handsome happy man wearing white T-shirt at the sea or the ocean backgroundMale breast enlargement, also known as gynecomastia, is usually caused by an imbalance of hormones, particularly testosterone and estrogen. When estrogen levels are too high in males, it can cause breast tissue to swell. Although natural hormonal changes can lead to gynecomastia, it is also caused by certain health conditions or medications. Here are some of the most common causes of gynecomastia and how a male breast reduction can help.


While gynecomastia is most commonly associated with newborn babies, it is also common in boys going through puberty. However, these forms of the condition usually go away within a few months after birth or the start of puberty. More resilient forms of male breast enlargement are usually found in men above the age of 50. In fact, about 1 in 4 men between the ages of 50 and 80 have gynecomastia.

Underlying Health Conditions

There are a variety of health conditions that can cause men to develop gynecomastia. This includes obesity, hyperthyroidism, hypoandrogenism, hypogonadism, kidney failure, liver disease, and tumors. While gynecomastia itself does not usually pose a health risk, it can sometimes indicate an underlying condition, so it’s important to meet with your doctor regularly.

Certain Medications or Drugs

Both prescription medications and drugs can contribute to male breast enlargement. Anabolic steroids are a common culprit, but other substances can cause gynecomastia as well. This includes calcium channel blockers, proton pump inhibitors, estrogens, as well as medications used to treat anxiety, fungal infections, bacterial infections, fertility issues, or an enlarged prostate. Other drugs like amphetamines, marijuana, methadone, heroine, and alcohol can also lead to breast enlargement.

How Male Breast Reduction Can Help

Male breast reduction is an effective, long-lasting solution that uses liposuction to remove excess breast tissue. During the procedure, Dr. Jonathan Fugo removes the stubborn tissue using cannulas, creating a smoother chest appearance. Recovery takes just a few weeks, and the results are immediately noticeable following the surgery.

If you want to achieve a more masculine look and regain your self-confidence, call us today at 845-565-7040 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fugo. We are proud to serve patients living in Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Westchester Counties and surrounding New York communities.

Maintaining Your Surgical Results

A woman chopping fruit for a smoothie.After any face or body contouring procedure, there are several things that can affect your short- and long-term results. Most of these factors are entirely within your control. While aging will naturally reduce the elasticity of your skin, you can postpone or minimize the impact with a few mindful practices.

Avoid Excess Sun Exposure

UV rays are the most common cause of premature skin aging. Sun exposure without UV protection can weaken your skin, causing it to become lax. Over time, this will cause loose skin to return to the treated area. To help protect your body contouring results, apply SPF 30+ sunscreen to your skin if you are going outside for 30 minutes or more. In addition, cover your skin with long sleeved clothing when possible and wear a wide-brimmed hat. 

Follow a Healthy Diet

Extreme changes in weight can greatly affect the outcome of your procedures. While the fat cells removed from your treatment area will not grow back, it is entirely possible to store fat in the remaining fat cells in the surgical area and surrounding areas. To prevent fluctuations in weight, eat a balanced, healthy diet consisting of lean protein, vegetables, whole grains, and fruits. This will not only prevent weight gain or loss, but also provide the nutrients your skin needs to maintain its elasticity and strength for years to come.

Exercise Often

Consistent exercise, whether light or intense, is a great way to stave off weight gain and maintain muscle tone. In general, it is best to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. If you need some variety, try alternating between cardio and strength training. Never underestimate even the simple exercises like walking. Remember…..something is better than nothing. Every single person can find a few minutes of every day for physical activity.

Call Now to See if Body Contouring is Right for You

If you have gone through significant weight loss or lifestyle change and want to rid yourself of excess skin and fat, call Dr. Jonathan Fugo today at 845-565-7040 to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients living in Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester Counties as well as other surrounding New York communities.

How to Prepare for Breast Augmentation

A happy young woman with brown wavy hair and a floral blouse raises her fists and smiles with her eyes closed against a pink backgroundIf you’ve decided to get breast augmentation surgery, there are a few different ways you can prepare for the procedure to help ensure a smooth recovery. Preparing for the surgery will not only make recovery easier, but also reduce the amount of post-operative pain you experience and lessen the risk of complications. Here are some of the best ways you can prepare for your breast augmentation.

You Will Need Someone With You

While breast surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, you will be extremely sleepy afterwards due to the anesthesia. As a result, you will not be able to drive yourself home and you will need someone with you for your first full night home. Ask a spouse, friend, or family member to drive you home from your procedure and monitor you for at least 24 hours.

Setup Your Recovery Space

During recovery, you will need to rest as much as possible. For this reason, it is best to keep anything you need next to your bed so that it is within reach. This includes water, snacks, tissues, entertainment, and your phone. Don’t forget to grab extra batteries for your TV remote or a charger for your phone.

Prepare Meals Ahead of Time

Before you go into your surgery, try to prepare some nutritious meals for at least the first week or so of recovery. Meals high in vitamins and minerals will assist your body in the healing process, so try to incorporate fruits and vegetables in each meal. Some patients do this by cooking the meals and putting them in the freezer so they can easily be microwaved later.

Find Loose Clothing to Wear

To reduce strain on your breasts, try to wear loose clothing that is easy to take on and off both on the day of your procedure and during recovery.

Setup Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Today

If you are considering breast augmentation, call Dr. Jonathan Fugo today at 845-565-7040 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients living in New Windsor, Newburgh, Cornwall, and surrounding New York communities.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Carefree mature woman walking barefoot at beach.For those who want to restore the youthful shape and firmness of their breasts, a breast lift is often a great choice. However, there are several factors that affect your candidacy for a breast lift procedure. Whether you are considering a breast lift now or in the near future, Dr. Jonathan Fugo can help you determine if the procedure is right for you based on your aesthetic goals.

Generally, you may be an ideal candidate for a breast lift if:

  • Your breasts are elongated or saggy. As you age, your nipples may fall beneath the crease of your breast, pointing towards the ground. You may also experience uncomfortable rashes underneath the breasts. A breast lift helps by giving the breast tissue a more youthful profile.
  • Your breasts have an unusual shape or are uneven. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss, and other life events can cause breasts to lose their shape, symmetry, and volume. During your procedure, Dr. Fugo can reshape the breasts, giving them an even, perky appearance.
  • You have stretched-out skin on your breasts. When your breasts sag, they pull down on the surrounding skin, often causing stretchmarks. By removing excess skin, Dr. Fugo can tighten the breast tissue.
  • You are in good health and don’t smoke. To have any breast surgery, you must be in good enough health to undergo a surgical procedure. If you smoke, you will need to be completely nicotine free for minimum 6 weeks before and after the surgery.

These are just a few of the things that Dr. Fugo takes into consideration when determining your candidacy for a breast lift. The best way to know whether a breast lift is right for you is to set up a consultation.

Call Dr. Fugo Today to Schedule a Breast Lift Consultation

If you are interested in a breast lift, call us at 845-565-7040 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fugo. He will design a custom breast lift procedure that leaves you feeling beautiful. We are proud to serve patients living in Newburgh, New Windsor, Cornwall, and nearby New York communities.

What are the Benefits of an Arm Lift?

Young woman with her arms behind her head, smiling.If you suffer from droopy or sagging skin hanging from your upper arms, you may benefit from an arm lift. This procedure, also known as a brachioplasty, is a great choice for those who want a tight, proportionate look. With an arm lift done by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Fugo, you can expect smooth, toned arms that match your body’s natural contour.

While an arm lift will require some recovery, there are several benefits you will notice after your procedure, including:

  • Less excess fat and skin: During the arm lift procedure, Dr. Fugo will remove fat from the underarm area that extends from near the armpit to the elbow. He will use liposuction to do so, or the fat and skin will be removed together with excision. The size and shape of the incision will depend on the amount of skin you need removed.
  • A defined tone and arm shape: By removing excess tissue and fat, Dr. Fugo can give your arm a more definitive shape and tone.
  • Better proportions and contours: As you age or lose weight, your skin starts to lose its elasticity, making it look stretched. An arm lift can help reduce this effect by tightening the underlying tissue of the arm. This leaves you with contoured arms that are proportionate with the rest of your body.

Once your arm lift procedure is complete, recovery is only a few weeks and is relatively straightforward. Dr. Fugo will walk you through the steps of the procedure and provide the instructions you need for recovery. While it may take up to a year for the incision site to lighten and fade, you will achieve smooth, natural upper arms that match your proportions and body weight.

Schedule an Arm Lift Consultation With Dr. Fugo Today

If you want to dramatically improve the tone and contour of your arms, call us today at 845-565-7040 to schedule a visit with Dr. Fugo. He can create a custom arm lift plan that will help you regain your self-confidence and accentuate your natural beauty. We welcome patients living in New Windsor, Newburgh, Cornwall, and the nearby communities of New York.

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