Breast Augmentation Procedures in Elizabeth, NJ
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sanjay Lalla and his experienced team at Personal Plastic Surgery provide the best breast augmentation procedures in northern New Jersey. With over three decades of experience, Dr. Lalla is a renowned, trusted, and respected plastic surgeon, who delivers top-notch results with advanced, cutting-edge plastic surgery techniques. Through his exceptional skills and expert care, Dr. Lalla consistently achieves superior breast augmentation results for his patients throughout northern New Jersey.
During the initial breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Lalla will determine your expectations and desired results before recommending the appropriate implant and placement. This critical meeting will help Dr. Lalla craft a customized treatment plan to help the patient achieve the beautiful, natural-looking breasts they desire.
What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, enhances the fullness, shape, and contours of the breasts. Breast augmentation involves placing breast implants under the breast tissue or the pectoral muscle, located directly beneath the breast.
During breast augmentation surgery, which typically lasts one to two hours, Dr. Lalla will place patients under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Next, he will make the smallest possible incision, either in the fold of the breast or near the edge of the areola (the ring of pigmented skin around the nipple). This approach ensures minimal scarring after the breast augmentation procedure.
What are the Types of Breast Implants?
Board-certified plastic surgeons will choose either saline-filled or silicone-filled breast implants, based on the patient’s individual needs.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with a saltwater solution. During the breast augmentation surgery, the plastic surgeon will insert the empty silicone shells before filling them with the saline solution to reduce the size of incisions and thus the scarring process.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants include a silicone outer shell, filled with soft cohesive silicone gel. These breast implants typically look and feel more natural than saline breast implants. These types of breast implants work best for women with small frames or women undergoing breast reconstruction surgery.
Is Breast Augmentation the Right Procedure for You?
Many women desire implants for fuller, more balanced breasts to boost self-confidence. But for other women, breast augmentation may provide a way to rebuild breasts and regain a feminine figure after pregnancy or due to various health conditions. The best candidates for breast augmentation are women with a combination of the following concerns:
- Unhappiness with current breast size
- Drooping or sagging breasts
- Loss of breast volume following pregnancy
- Massive weight loss
- Asymmetric breast size
- Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
- Breast reconstruction due to malformation or disfigurement
What Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Recovery Look Like?
The board-certified plastic surgeon will remove stitches in 7-10 days (about 1 and a half weeks) following the surgery. The patient should avoid any intense physical activity, such as running or heavy lifting, for at least four weeks afterward. Recovery may take up to six to eight weeks before patients may return to regular physical activities. Furthermore, scars will begin to fade after a few months.
Going forward, patients should meet with their board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate the condition of the breast implants. Over time, breast implants may become weaker and more inclined to rupture or leak. The average saline or silicone breast implant lasts over a decade; however, patients may remove the implants sooner if complications occur or for other personal reasons. Implant complications include pain in the nipple or breast area; capsular contracture, where scar tissue forms around the implant and squeezes it; and deflation and rupture, leading to a partial or complete collapse of the implant.
The No.1 Plastic Surgeon for Breast Augmentation in Elizabeth, NJ
Named after the wife of Sir George Carteret, one of the town’s original proprietors, Elizabeth (originally Elizabethtown) was founded in 1664 by British settlers. Home to the largest container port in the eastern United States, the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, Elizabeth also has the state’s largest outlet mall, Jersey Garden Malls. Given the convenient location from Manhattan (20 miles) and numerous attractions, Elizabeth has developed a competitive housing market, resulting in average home values of $434,000, 57% higher than the national average. The city’s midtown features many historical and cultural landmarks. The famous Ritz theater, founded in 1925, has a long history of housing countless stars from Chaka Kahn to Maya Angelou to Miles Davis. Nearby, stand the Hersch Tower, a historic 14-story Art Deco building; The First Presbyterian Church, a battleground used in the Revolutionary War of 1776; and numerous lovely traditional English-style gardens. The prestigious Princeton University, now located in Princeton, was originally founded in 1746 in Elizabeth.
The community of Elizabeth includes many immigrants and people of color. In 2019, 65% of the population identified as Latino and 45% as foreign-born. With over 24,000 students, Elizabeth’s education system consists of 26 public schools, as well as three private Catholic schools and the Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy. Known for Portuguese and Caribbean cuisines, Elizabeth boasts local fusion and ethnic eateries, including Valencia, Sudaka, Latin Soul, and The Garden.
Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is essential when considering a breast augmentation procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Sanjay Lalla, M.D., provides superior results and compassionate, personalized care. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lalla will design the best treatment plan for you, based on your current medical history and your goals and expectations post-op.
Dr. Sanjay Lalla is the BEST NJ Plastic Surgeon! He was referred to me by a previous patient who couldn’t say enough good things about his work. Not only was Dr. Lalla a delight, but I also have never come across a more professional, yet kind and caring staff! From the first person to answer the phone to the Nurse Practitioner, Gina and of course Dr. Lalla! When you are making permanent changes to your body you need to be really comfortable with that person, he did just that and more! Plus all the little things you don’t think about, they do and make everything about your procedure so easy and comfortable! Thank you again, Dr. Lalla and staff, I feel like a new and improved woman!