Breast Surgery

There are a number of cosmetic breast enhancement procedures that can be performed on patients in order to create more appealing youthful breasts. The type of breast enhancement surgery that is most appropriate for a patient will depend on the type of results they are seeking.

Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures today. Breast implants are used during augmentation to increase the size and shape of the breast, thus increasing their fullness and improving your overall proportions.

Breast Augmentation after Childbirth/Nursing or Exercise
If you miss the way you looked before you had your children, or after years of exercise, you’re not alone. Many women notice that their breasts get smaller after having children or even from just being very athletic. On the other hand, if you are a woman who tries to stay fit and have noticed that your breasts have become smaller after breast feeding your children or after years of exercise, this procedure may also be the right choice for you.

Breast Lifts
Breast lifts offer a means to improve breasts that are sagging and appear to have lost volume in the upper pole of the breast. Breast lifts are performed because of breast droopiness, sagginess, loss of elasticity and to improve displeasing breast shape. Breast augmentation patients may obtain better positioning for an implant through a breast lift, while select breast augmentation candidates may be better served through a breast lift alone.

Breast Reduction
Breast reduction can relieve the physical and psychological burdens of excessive breast tissue. Men and women choosing breast reduction often suffer from back and neck pain, reduced mobility, and social stigmatization. A surgical breast reduction allows them to participate in active sports, relieves back pain, and creates a flattering profile.

Breast Reduction for Men
Also known as gynecomastia, breast reduction for men is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men.

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Breast Augmentation

If you are considering a breast augmentation to enhance you image, the following factors must be met in order to make you an ideal candidate:

  • You must be in good physical health
  • Your breasts should already be fully developed
  • You have realistic expectations of what the procedure can and cannot do for you
  • You unhappy and dissatisfied with the shape of your breasts, which may have been caused by pregnancy, weight loss, or aging
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical, perhaps due to one not developing properly

Breast Augmentation Performed Through the Arm Pit

Dr. Prasad and his associates have helped many people with their safe and quick recovery breast augmentation procedure. At Prasad Cosmetic Surgery, breast augmentation is done through a small opening hidden in the armpit, that way no scars under the breast or in the nipple are seen. This technique is called the “Transaxillary” approach to breast augmentation and fewer than than 1% of plastic and cosmetic surgeons perform this advanced technique.��Why is this so? Most plastic surgeons find this technique time consuming, which means that less surgeries can be performed in a day, which ultimately means less money for the plastic surgeon. However, the conventional way of doing breast augmentation also means that the patient is put under general anesthesia, and is left with scars under the breast or around the nipple.

The procedure experience is as follows:

  • The patient is placed under LITE™ anesthesia, which is a local anesthesia with “twilight��� sedation (no general anesthesia).
  • A small opening is made in the armpit area, in what is called the transaxillary approach.
  • The procedure is completed
  • Quick recovery aftercare is implemented with minimal discomfort, so that you can get back to normal life in as early as 2 days

Dr. Prasad feels that caring for his patients means doing everything possible to perform a safe procedure with quick recovery. Dr. Prasad’s advanced technique involves the use of special equipment and requires more preparation time. This means it cannot be performed like a factory procedure.

Safe Breast Augmentation

Dr. Prasad has one simple philosophy: “I treat every patient like they are my family. Once I learned about the technique to perform breast augmentation under local anesthesia, which is safer and more comfortable for my patients, I made the choice to help my patients restore their confidence and get back to their normal life as soon as possible”.

Breast Augmentation at Prasad Cosmetic Surgery

underarm breast augmentation before and after

This 40 year old woman had 3 children and had breast augmentation giving her a “C” cup

Dr. Amiya Prasad is a Diplomate in Breast, Body and Extremity Surgery at The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and has been a leader in developing safe and quick recovery procedures for the face and body for 20 years. Dr. Prasad and his associates are committed to performing safe and natural cosmetic procedures. Several of Dr. Prasad’s staff members have had breast procedures and would be happy to discuss their experiences with you.

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Dr. Prasad will perform a thorough evaluation and examination to help you decide if you are a good candidate for transaxillary breast augmentation. Your health will be evaluated and the procedure will be explained to you.

Your breast augmentation surgery will be performed in our Joint Commission certified operating room. Depending on the level of activity and physical labor required for your job, you will probably be fine to return to work within a few days.

Many women from all over the world, as well as locally in New York and Long Island, have reported wonderful results from our breast augmentation services. If you are considering a breast augmentation, call Prasad Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

Breast Augmentation surgery After Childbirth

Breast Augmentation after Having Children

If you miss the way you looked before you had your children, you’re not alone. Many women notice their breasts get smaller after having children or even from just being very athletic. If you plan on having a consultation, however responsibilities to your family and concerns about the risk of general anesthesia may keep you from pursuing your desire—you’re in good company. Here are some situations other people like you have mentioned to us:

  • You have young children and don’t have time to recover
  • Your husband or significant other is afraid of you going under anesthesia
  • You have friends who had the surgery and you don’t like their scar
  • Your friend had surgery and was in pain and sick for several days afterward
  • You’re afraid your breasts will be too big after surgery
  • Your friends say you look fine
Safe, LITE™ Anesthesia & Quick Recovery breast augmentation with no scars on or under their breast

We understand the family responsibilities and time pressures that may have kept you from having breast augmentation. Safety, quick recovery and excellent results are our core values. At Prasad Cosmetic Surgery, we routinely perform advanced breast augmentation through the arm pit, which means there are no scars on or under the breast.

You can now restore your confidence in your appearance in a safer way with quicker recovery than can be achieved with a traditional breast augmentation.

Breast Reduction

A breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure intended to reshape and reduce the size of your breasts to better match the proportions of your body.

Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. During your consultation, Dr. Prasad will discuss and learn about your wishes and desired results from a breast reduction. You and he will then discuss the optimal reduction and procedure to achieve the best results for you body, giving you the confidence and happiness you have been seeking.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

Excessively large and disproportionate breasts can cause self-consciousness and discomfort. If your breasts are very large in proportion to your body frame, it can cause shoulder and back pain due to the weight, as well as skin irritation underneath your breasts. It is in these types of situations that a breast reduction is usually a good idea.

This is a procedure that can be performed at any age. However, most plastic surgeons prefer that you wait until your breasts have fully developed. If you plan on having children and breastfeeding, you should discuss this with your doctor, as those activities can impact the size and shape of your breasts.

Your doctor will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a breast reduction by discussing your goals for having the surgery, the state of your health and what type of lifestyle you lead. In doing so, your doctor can properly evaluate your expectations and make sure that they are reasonable for the procedure.

Different Types of Breast Reductions

Due to the large variance in sizes and shapes of breasts, the breast reduction technique can vary, depending on the surgeon and the needs of the patient. In some instances, incisions can be hidden underneath the crease of the breast, or you may have a vertical incision from the bottom of your areola to the crease of the breast. In addition, larger breast reductions may involve detaching the nipple and areola and moving them higher.

What is Involved in a Breast Reduction?

In a breast reduction, commonly, an incision is made under your areola and in the crease of your breast. Fat, tissue, and skin are removed to reduce the size and alter the shape of each breast. The size of the incision is directly related to how much needs to be removed.

When you have your breast reduction performed, you will likely be given LITE ™ IV Sedation during your procedure. You probably won’t remember anything about the procedure, however, you will have much more clarity once you recover from the operation and be able to focus on caring for yourself during your recovery, without the accompanying nausea and/or vomiting that comes with recovering from general anesthesia. We believe that LITE ™ IV Sedation allows for shorter downtime and a prompt return to normal life.

Normal activities will likely be impacted for several weeks. Depending on the nature of your job, you may be able to return to work within a few days, or you may need to wait a couple of weeks while your breasts heal. You will be encouraged to avoid bending or lifting for several days, as this can encourage swelling and further bruising, and you may want to sleep on your back during the initial recovery period. Sexual activity will need to be avoided for several days, and possibly longer, depending on your recovery and how well you heal. Even when you are able to resume sexual activity, care will need to be taken to avoid putting excess stress on your breasts, as they will still be healing.

The breast reduction results should last years, however, the effects of age and gravity will still have an impact on a woman’s breasts after a certain length of time. But with a breast reduction, you may find that you enjoy physical activities more and you find relief from the pain of carrying excessively large breasts.

What are the Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery?

While the risks associated with a breast reduction are minimal, there are always risks associated with any surgical procedure. Bleeding and infection are two of the most common side effects, along with adverse reactions to the anesthesia. You may experience a loss of sensation in your nipples, particularly in the case of a woman that needs her nipples and areolas moved higher during the surgery. You also may lose the ability to breastfeed, so this is something to consider when thinking about having a breast reduction performed.

Most of these side effects can be avoided – or their risk may be reduced – by following the clear instructions given to you by your doctor before and after surgery.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is a surgical procedure which is used to raise anatomical breast and nipple placement, as well as firm and tone ptotic skin and tissue. The common medical name for these varied operations is mastopexy. There are a wide variety of procedures available, each indicated for specific breast sizes and issues. It is very important to undergo the most appropriate procedure for your individual needs to optimize post-operative aesthetic results. Dr. Prasad will discuss your needs and desires in his consultation with you so you understand the best procedure for you.

A breast lift can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

Breast lift surgery
Breast lift surgery
Breast lift surgery is often combined with breast augmentation.

Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breastlift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts���at least, for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity.) Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume–for example, after pregnancy–breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size. If you’re considering a breast lift, this brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure–when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask Dr. Prasad if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand.

Male Breast Reduction – Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia or Man Boobs as often referred to is very common and 40% of boys will develop enlarged breasts. Never-the-less it is a condition of real concern to those who have it and often resolves itself but also can continue into adulthood.
Men with this condition are very self-conscious about their looks and overcompensate with loose clothing and are reluctant to be anywhere, the gym, beach, where their chest may be seen. The good news is this is very treatable today.
Consult with Dr. Prasad about your condition or that of your young boy. You will be fully informed about the cause and the procedure to correct the concern.