Breast Augmentation FAQ

Breast Augmentation FAQWhere is the surgery performed?

The surgery is performed in Dr. Sidoti’s JCAHO- accredited surgical center, in Scarsdale, under general anesthesia.

How is the procedure performed?

The surgeon makes a small incision below the breast, in the lower part of the areola or in the axilla (the armpit). The surgeon creates a pocket behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or behind the chest muscle (submuscular). The surgeon then inserts the breast implants into the desired pockets and positions them appropriately to achieve symmetry and the desired appearance. The surgeon finally sutures up the incisions, layer-by-layer.

How long does the surgery last?

Typically, Westchester breast augmentation procedures take about one hour to perform. Patients will recover for about a half-hour after the procedure, and then may go home.

How do I decide the right size of implants to get?

This decision comes down to personal preference. In your pre-surgery consultation, you may want to bring in pictures of women whose breasts you admire. Dr. Sidoti offers imaging software that allows patients to virtually “see” how they will look with different size breast implants.

What happens after surgery?

Patients should rest in the 24 hours following surgery. Following this rest period, patients can typically resume their normal activities. Patients may take a shower 48 hours after surgery. Patients will wear a surgical bra for about a week. After seven days, the patient returns to the facility to have her sutures removed. Dr. Sidoti will provide patients with pain medications to ease any discomfort that patients may feel after the surgery.