Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Steinbrech performs breast augmentation in NYC as part of the mommy makeover procedure for his female patients who are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy breasts. After pregnancy, the breast will lose volume resulting in a smaller and droopy breast. Restoring the volume with a breast augmentation can give an excellent result with minimal scarring.  If your goal is to get your breasts to your pre-baby profile, we can help you get there.

breast-augmentationBreast augmentation is a procedure that can help restore and/or improve the shape, size and beauty of breasts, helping women feel more confident about their looks and achieve a better quality of life. It is the most commonly requested procedure among women and the most uniquely customized through pre-operative consultations. Through the various concerns revolving around implant material, size, shape, etc, Dr. Steinbrech will provide all of the options, treatments, and techniques to make sure you are electing the right procedure to meet your needs, expectations, and lifestyle.

Patients undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic reasons, including balancing breast size, compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery, and correcting a congenital breast defect.They can be beneficial to anyone whose breasts have lost their shape and firmness because of weight loss, breast feeding, age or any other factors. Moms from all over NYC are considering breast augmentation, breast lift and other breast enhancement procedures as part of a mommy makeover.

Dr. Steinbrech provides extensive consultations before the surgery to help decide what implant type, placement and location of the incision are best suited for every patient’s individual needs.

Cost of Breast Augmentation

The average price of breast augmentation in NYC area $7,000.00 for saline implants and $9,000.00 for silicone implants. A breast lift (mastopexy) average price is around $9,000.00-$12000.00 depending upon on the type of implant. There are multiple options when it comes to selecting the right implant for you including size, shape, and material. Gummy Bear implants have become increasing popular due to general notion that they are the best choice for natural, long lasting, and safest breast augmentation. There are a variety of items that can determine the final cost of a breast augmentation surgery and every woman is different. Please inquire about payments plans, deposits, financing, and all upfront costs of your breast augmentation procedure.

The Procedure

All breast augmentation procedures are performed at the JCAHO accredited office based surgery facility at Gotham Plastic Surgery of New York City. General anesthesia or local anesthesia may be needed, while the surgery usually takes for up to three hours.

breast-augmentationIncision is made in one of few locations – within the crease below the breast (inframammary), around the nipple (periareolar), under the armpit (axillary), or endoscopically through the navel (TUBA). The implants are inserted through one of these incisions and then placed either beneath the chest muscle (submuscilar) or above the best muscle (subglandular).

With the TUBA method, implants can only be placed in the sub glandular location.

There are two implant choices – saline filled or silicone gel filled. Each has their own pros and cons, silicone gel implants being more realistic, but saline implants requiring a less invasive procedure.


After the procedure is performed, patients may experiences soreness, stiffness and fatigue, along with other discomfort associated with the operation, and it may last for a few days. All the discomfort can be managed with prescribed medication.


Bandages are removed a few days after surgery, but a compression bandage or a support bra may be needed for a longer period, up to a few weeks. In case drainage tubes were inserted, they are often removed a day or two after surgery. Women who choose breast augmentation as part of the mommy makeover can achieve amazing results, by feeling more attractive than they ever did before starting a family. All the swelling, bruising and general stiffness should go away within a couple of weeks, although the breasts may feel sensitive for a bit longer. It’s possible to return to work and other non-physical activities within a few days, but anything requiring a lot of movement should be restricted for a few weeks.

We look forward to helping you understand all of your breast augmentation options as part of your mommy makeover procedure in our NYC clinic. To get started, please request a consultation by filling out the form on the right. Dr. Steinbrech looks forward to helping you improve your appearance.