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 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.

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.

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At Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery & Laser Skin Care Center, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Fugo is proud to offer an array of plastic surgery procedures to help you return to a vibrant, more youthful version of yourself. Read on to learn about the hottest treatments at Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery & Laser Skin Care Center going into 2020. More »

What Type of Breast Implant Should I Get?

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Once you’ve chosen to undergo breast augmentation, there are still more decisions to be made. One of the most important is what type of breast implant you’d like. There’s no right answer, and your decision will require you to carefully consider the benefits of each type, among other factors.
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Look Your Best in 2019 with Breast Augmentation

Closeup of a woman's breasts in a black bra after breast augmentationSome of the most popular New Year’s resolutions include eating healthier, exercising more, and taking better care of your appearance. While exercise and a healthy diet will do wonders for your waistline, what about your breasts? Unfortunately, no specific exercise can enlarge or lift the breasts naturally.

If you are interested in improving your body contour with a well-proportioned bust, call New York plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Fugo today at 845-565-7040 to schedule your consultation. We are excited to help you achieve the body you want in 2019!

Why Have Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in America. There are a variety of reasons why women choose to undergo breast surgery, including:

  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Small breasts
  • Lack of cleavage
  • Difficulty finding tops or bathing suits that look good
  • Wanting a more traditionally feminine body contour
  • Breasts that have deflated after childbirth, breastfeeding, or weight loss

No matter the reason, breast augmentation can help you achieve breasts that are full, well-proportioned, and symmetrical. Dr. Fugo places high value on his ability to provide a fully customized and personal experience for his patients, and he takes great care to make sure your new breasts look good on your figure and suit your frame.

Keep Your Resolutions On Track with Smooth Breast Augmentation Recovery

If you’ve been making it a habit to hit the gym every week, you may be concerned that breast augmentation surgery will require a long break that will disrupt your schedule. In fact, Dr. Fugo’s patients are usually able to return to work in 4 days, and can resume gym activity in only 10 days. This progressive recovery time means you can keep up with your resolutions with as minimal downtime as possible.

Breast augmentation recovery is typically and certainly should be straight forward. Winter is a popular time to have it done, as any swelling will be unnoticeable under your big winter coat. It can take 3 months for swelling to completely resolve, but if you have your surgery in early winter, you’ll be ready to show off your new physique come Spring.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

At Dr. Fugo’s practice, breast augmentation averages around $7,000, including all fees (surgical, implants, anesthesia, facility). The actual cost will be determined after your consultation, as it can change depending on various circumstances. Type of implant, complexity of procedure, need for supplementary procedures such as breast lift or nipple/areola revision, and other factors can all play a part in your final estimate.

If you are ready to take the plunge but unsure of your ability to pay the whole cost upfront, we offer plastic surgery financing plans to help our patients afford the surgery they have their heart set on.

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Today

If you’re ready to get started on your new year body goals, call Dr. Fugo today at 845-565-7040 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve patients in New Windsor, Orange County, just a short drive up from Manhattan.

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The Top Three Reasons Why Women Want Breast Augmentation

What drives women to get breast implants? Their responses might surprise you. While we tend to think that women want implants only to make their breasts larger, the truth is that women choose to undergo breast augmentation for many different reasons. In fact, every woman that Dr. Fugo sees at his New Windsor plastic surgery practice has a unique motivation as to why she wants to augment her breasts.
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Breast Augmentation: How to choose your size?

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Size, of course, is likely the single most important detail considered by women when it comes to achieving a bountiful breast. An important decision indeed, Dr. Fugo has had great success throughout his career in helping women make this decision. Excited to see for themselves what will fit their body best, women are eager and anxious regarding the selection of implant volume.
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