A breast augmentation generally takes between one and two hours, and is performed under general anesthesia at our New York City facility. Dr. Morin will make small incisions and the breast tissue is then elevated in order to carefully and precisely create a pocket into which the implant is placed. Using the Keller Funnel®2 “no-touch technique” technique, Dr. Morin can keep the incision size as small as possible, allowing periareolar incisions to be used in almost all of his patients regardless of nipple and areolar size. This technique reduces the risk of infection and capsular contracture, prevents damage to the implant, and significantly reduces operating time. Once the breast implants are properly in position, the incisions are meticulously closed. A surgical bra is used post-operatively for support and comfort. Most patients will feel pressure and soreness immediately following surgery, but pain is minimal. Patients are usually able to return to work within a few days.
When performing breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Morin follows a unique set of rules that helps ensure the highest level of patient safety and comfort. Dr. Morin only performs breast augmentation surgery under general anesthesia and at a full accredited surgical facility. In addition, Dr. Morin only uses the highest quality breast implants that are approved by the US FDA. Dr. Morin is well known for his consistent use of the “no-touch” technique. This technique ensures the smallest incision possible and protects the implant from contamination and damage. Dr. Morin performs his cosmetic breast surgeries on an out-patient basis, meaning that you will go home the same day. You will, however, need to leave the surgery center with a responsible adult who can ensure your safety while the anesthesia completely wears off. If no one is available, we can arrange to have a nurse take care of you for a few hours or even overnight. Rest assured that you will be able to manage your entire recovery period, beyond the drive home, by yourself if you wish, in the comfort of your own home.
It is completely normal and even expected to have mild pain following your surgery that most patients describe as pressure. This sensation can usually be reduced by taking your prescribed pain medication or muscle relaxant. Your breasts may also look like they are sitting a little high on your chest initially. This too will resolve with time as the implants drop during the recovery period and settle into a more natural position. Dr. Morin will recommend massage exercises and silicone based scar products postoperatively to ensure that your results are as beautiful as possible. You will need to refrain from strenuous exercise for several weeks in order to prevent complications during the healing process.