Breasts are associated with femininity and attractiveness, and feeling good about your breasts can significantly boost your confidence. Like many women, you may be considering breast augmentation in Rochester, NY, to increase the size and/or improve the shape of your breasts. Whether you want to add youthful volume or correct breast asymmetry, our team of experienced professionals is here to help.
Dr. Calvin Young
Dr. Young specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, helping men and women rejuvenate their faces and bodies. His extensive experience and artistic eye make him the plastic surgeon Rochester patients know and trust.
Dr. Calvin Young, a highly credentialed plastic surgeon, is proud to help Rochester breast augmentation patients achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. He performs the procedure to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.
The procedure can provide several different improvements, including:
Increasing the size of naturally small breasts
Replacing volume after pregnancy or weight loss
Balancing the size of asymmetrical breasts
Improving the shape of tuberous breasts
During your private consultation with Dr. Young, he analyzes your body shape and suggests the best cosmetic surgery plan to achieve your goals. Using the VECTRA® 3-D imaging system, you can also see the potential results of your procedure and provide Dr. Young with feedback about your cosmetic goals.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Rochester, NY?
The price for breast augmentation procedures depends on a variety of factors, including the choice of implants, surgical technique, and individual patient factors. You will be provided with a personalized price quote during your consultation with Dr. Young.
Are You a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Good candidates for breast augmentation are healthy, non-smoking women over the age of 18 (for saline) or 22 (for silicone) who wish to increase the size of their breasts. While breast implants can provide additional volume and create a flattering shape, it is also important to have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.
Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift
Both breast augmentation and breast lift are cosmetic breast enhancement procedures. Here are some differences:
Breast augmentation increases the size of one or both breasts. It can provide a subtle improvement in breast shape.
Breast lift surgery removes excess lax skin to raise the breasts up on the chest and restore a rounded, more youthful shape. The breasts may actually look smaller after a breast lift.
Because many women want to add fullness and tighten sagging, Dr. Young often combines breast augmentation and lift procedures.
Customizing Your Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a highly customizable surgery that is tailored to each woman’s needs. Choosing the right implant is one of the key components of creating satisfying, natural-looking results. There are multiple factors to consider when reviewing your breast implant options.
Breast Implant Size
Choosing your implant size is one of the most exciting parts of undergoing breast augmentation. Our team will examine your body and help you choose implants that complement your build and frame using a special sizing system that helps you envision your future results.
Breast Implant Material
Implants are filled with either saline (saltwater) or silicone gel. Both materials are proven safe and can be used to create incredible results. Saline is more affordable, is a natural material, and potential ruptures or leaks are immediately noticeable. Silicone gel is lighter, feels very natural, and moves with the body more like real breast tissue. Dr. Young will discuss your options and guide you toward your best choice.
Breast Implant Shape & Profile
Breast implants come in many shapes and sizes, depending on your personal aesthetic goals. Round implants are the most popular choice, as they provide more fullness in the upper breast. Profile—how far the breast projects from the chest wall—is another customizable option. A high-profile implant will create dramatic results, while a lower profile implant adds a subtle boost.
Dr. Young places the incisions where they are well concealed in either of the following locations:
In the crease where the lower breast meets the chest (inframammary incision)
Along the lower border of the areola (periareolar incision)
The choice of placement depends on implant material (silicone requires a longer incision than saline) and personal preference.
Breast Implant Placement
Breast implants can be inserted using either of the following placement options:
Behind the breast tissue (subglandular)
Underneath the chest muscle (submuscular)
Can I Combine Procedures With Breast Augmentation?
Definitely! Many women have multiple improvements they’d like to attain with a single surgery and recovery period. Popular options include:
Because many women combine breast and body procedures after pregnancy and breastfeeding, these surgeries are often called mommy makeovers.
What Is Breast Augmentation Recovery Like?
Immediately after your procedure, you can expect to feel some grogginess as the anesthesia wears off. You can return home the same day after a brief period of observation. Be sure to have a friend or family member safely drive you home from surgery.
You may experience tightness or discomfort in the chest area for the next several days, and your breasts will likely feel sensitive. Get plenty of rest and follow your doctor’s pain medication instructions. Most patients feel well enough to return to work or school around a week after surgery.
Do breast implants interfere with mammograms or breast examinations?
It can be more challenging to detect anomalies in the breast with a mammogram when breast implants are present. Your mammogram technician will take extra pictures of your breasts, called implant displacement views, to work around the issue.
Will I still be able to breastfeed with implants?
Most women can breastfeed with implants, although implants sometimes affect your milk supply. If you plan to breastfeed after a breast augmentation, it’s important to let your plastic surgeon know about your future plans.
Are saline or silicone implants better?
Saline and silicone breast implants each offer benefits, so one is not necessarily better than the other. Some women prefer saline implants for the peace of mind they offer in the event of a rupture. Other women choose silicone breast implants for their natural look and feel.
Will I eventually need to replace my breast implants?
Yes, breast implants are not lifetime devices and you will need to replace or remove them at some point. However, if you are not experiencing any problems and still like the way your implants look, you do not need to replace or remove them. Most breast implants last 10 to 20 years.
Can you get a breast augmentation without implants?
Instead of using breast implants, some plastic surgeons add volume to breasts using excess fat from another area of the body. This procedure, called fat grafting or fat transfer, can only increase breast size by about a cup.
Is breast enhancement surgery safe?
Yes, most breast enhancement surgeries are low-risk procedures when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who carefully screens the patient for health risks.
If you’re looking for a breast augmentation specialist in Brighton, Irondequoit, Henrietta, or elsewhere in Greater Rochester, NY, women trust Dr. Young to perform their breast augmentation procedures. If you would like to learn more about your breast enhancement options, request a consultation with our online form. You can also call our practice at