Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in GREENWICH, CT & WESTCHESTER, NY– Dr. Margoles

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For many good reasons, breast augmentation has long stood as one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures worldwide. Breast augmentation surgery can significantly enhance the breasts’ size, shape, fullness, and symmetry. It is also an excellent option for women with underdeveloped breasts or who have lost breast volume loss following pregnancy and nursing.

However, despite breast augmentation’s popularity and the fact that many providers offer it, it takes the knowledge and expertise of an accomplished, meticulous, and board-certified plastic surgeon to deliver an optimal outcome. Board-certified Connecticut plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles has masterfully conducted countless breast augmentation procedures throughout her many years as a leading plastic surgeon. She is highly trained and prepared to help you as you begin your breast augmentation journey.

Ready to receive the best breast augmentation results and experience in Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT and Westchester, NY? Reach out to Dr. Margoles and her team by calling her office in Greenwich at (203) 869-2939. You can also contact us by filling out our online form today.

Dr. Margoles is a skilled and talented plastic surgeon. A calm demeanor, nurturing down to earth personality, and warmth, soothe one's initial concerns.

-- Terri A.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, which is also referred to as breast enhancement surgery, uses either silicone implants, saline implants, or a patient’s own fat to add shape and fullness to the breasts. The procedure offers many benefits, particularly when administered by a surgeon with Dr. Margoles’s credentials.

Along with the many physical benefits of breast augmentation, the procedure can also restore confidence. Patients often report improved quality of life, an inclination to live a more active lifestyle, boosted self-esteem, and more.

Dr. Margoles’s breast augmentation patients frequently enjoy:

•Fuller, shapelier breasts

•Enhanced contours

•Restored breast volume following weight loss or pregnancy

•Increased breast symmetry

•Improved shape of sagging breasts

Why Should I Choose Dr. Margoles as My Breast Implant Surgeon in Fairfield County, CT?

It is crucial to partner with a surgeon who has your best interest in mind, has many positive reviews, has performed countless breast augmentation procedures, and is board-certified. By choosing Dr. Margoles as your Connecticut plastic surgeon, you have checked each of these boxes— and much more.

  • Has studied and worked at Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and the World Health Organization (WHO). 
  • Is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Dedicates her time to ensuring your experience is pleasant, positive, and rewarding.
  • Strives to provide her patients with optimal results in the safest way possible.

Patients frequently comment on the compassion, integrity, attention to detail, and down-to-earth demeanor that Dr. Margoles brings to every case.

Expert Care. Natural Results.

Dr. Sandra Margoles

Dr. Sandra Margoles is a female plastic surgeon operating a private practice in Greenwich, CT, and Westchester County. Dr. Margoles’s specialties include breast augmentationbreast reductionliposuctionfacelifteyelid surgery, and more. Having trained extensively at some of the world’s most esteemed institutions, including Harvard Medical School and Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Margoles is well-equipped to provide her patients with outstanding plastic surgery results. Above all, Dr. Margoles values her patients’ safety, well-being, and happiness. Learn more about Dr. Margoles’s philosophy, training, and qualifications here.

Who is the Best Candidate for Greenwich, CT, Breast Augmentation?

While Dr. Margoles wants all of her patients to enjoy the benefits of breast augmentation, she first needs to make sure the procedure is safe to perform. Candidates should be in generally good health, have realistic expectations, and be able to reasonably benefit from the procedure. 

Additionally, the most suitable candidates for breast augmentation in Fairfield County, CT:

  • Are looking to improve the size, shape, and fullness of their breasts
  • Have breast asymmetry, sagging breasts, diminished breast volume, etc.
  • Have underdeveloped breasts
  • Want to improve breasts that have been changed by trauma or cancer
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Real Patient Result

Noticeably Natural results

With Dr. Margoles' rigorous training, personable demeanor, aesthetic eye, and dedication to his patients, she is among the top plastic surgeons in Conneticut.

Should I Choose Silicone Gel or Saline Breast Implants?

Saline implants contain a sterile water and salt solution, whereas silicone implants have a rubber shell that is filled with a cohesive gel. This new generation of silicone gel implant has a stable form and will maintain its shape in the breast’s upper pole with minimal rippling. It has also shown a decreased capsular contracture rate and reduced incidence of leakage. The most significant difference lies in how the implants feel to the patient.

Silicone gel implants consist of a silicone rubber shell filled with a cohesive gel that closely simulates natural breast tissue. Many of our patients prefer silicone implants for the natural results that they consistently produce. 

Some fundamental advantages of silicone gel implants include:

•Lighter implants

•More natural-feeling implants 

•Decreased likelihood of being visible beneath the skin

Dr. Margoles will help you decide which breast augmentation options are most suitable for you when you meet with her in a one-on-one consultation in Fairfield County, CT. 

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Your Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Margoles

During your consultation, Dr. Margoles will listen to your needs and desires to determine the implant type and size that will provide the most beautiful and natural results. 

You and Dr. Margoles will discuss your procedure in detail, covering topics such as:

  • Breast implant type, projection, volume, width, etc.
  • Pre- and post-operative instructions
  • Treatment cost
  • Recovery time
  • Follow up appointments 
  • Medications

Dr. Margoles will also happily show you breast augmentation before and after pictures, which will offer a clearer picture of what to expect from procedure. She and her Greenwich staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.

What to Expect in a Connecticut Breast Augmentation Surgery

The duration of your breast augmentation takes approximately 1-2 hours and is performed either under local or general anesthesia. Following the surgery, you will be in the recovery room for approximately 1 hour, after which you are free to return home with a responsible adult. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first night after surgery.

Patients typically schedule their first post-operative follow-up appointment 5-7 days after their surgery. Here, Dr. Margoles will replace Steristrips on your incisions as needed and ensure that you are healing properly. You will need to wear a soft bra for approximately three weeks and can return to your normal exercise routine within 18-21 days.

Patients can expect bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort after surgery. Recovery of fat grafting for breast augmentation is shorter than with implants. You can expect to have gauze around the treated sites, and you may be given a surgical bra to wear to help with support. Dr. Margoles will provide you with specific care instructions for your situation. Recovery time is generally 1-2 weeks.

Ready to Get Started?

If you are ready to meet with Dr. Margoles for your one-on-one breast augmentation consultation, your next step is to contact our office in Greenwich: (203) 869-2939. You can also get in touch by filling out our online form. Our Greenwich office is located minutes from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway, which is easily accessible for those traveling from anywhere in Fairfield County, CT or Westchester County, NY. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Fairfield County, CT, Breast Augmentation FAQs

It is important to remember that implants are not one-size-fits-all. Dr. Margoles offers a wide range of shapes and sizes to help match your implant to your individual body type and expectations. The key to choosing the right shape, size, and material for your procedure is to ask plenty of questions, share your goals with your surgeon, and review before-and-after albums. You should also visualize how you will look after breast augmentation, either in your mind or with practice bras.

Dr. Margoles has performed hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries as an outpatient procedure in her Greenwich, CT, and Manhattan locations. She uses either “twilight” IV sedation or general anesthesia. Depending on your individual treatment plan’s details, the operation takes one to two hours, and there is no need to stay overnight. Your convenience, comfort, and satisfaction are always priorities for Dr. Margoles.

As with any surgery, there are risks that can occur with breast implant surgery. The most common risks associated with the operation include bleeding, infection, capsular contracture, and implant failure. However, Dr. Margoles’s skill and refined techniques reduce the chances of complications. If any complications do occur, Dr. Margoles is highly trained and prepared to act immediately. Patients may require revision surgery at a later time. You will not be at higher risk for breast cancer.

Some scarring is inevitable, but new techniques have made it possible to position implants in ways that ensure that scars are less noticeable. The transaxillary technique uses incisions that are made under the armpit. In an inframammary procedure, the incision is made under the breasts; a periareolar procedure locates the incision around the nipple. Although less common, a transumbilical breast augmentation procedure involves the insertion of implants via the belly button. Dr. Margoles always plans incisions for the least noticeable areas and works closely with patients to understand their preferences. The good news about scarring is that any surgical marks will gradually fade for at least a year after the procedure.

Silicone breast implants provide the most natural feel. However, Dr. Margoles can achieve a similar consistency with saline implants. She does this by inserting the implants behind the chest muscles and expanding the shell of the implant by filling it with extra saline. Implants will add firmness and strength to your breasts, and this may actually help them resist sagging. However, a large implant’s excess weight may increase the likelihood of sagging as the body ages and the skin loses elasticity.

Pain, soreness, and swelling are common when an implant is inserted into your body’s sensitive areas, especially beneath the chest muscles. Swelling crests within 48 hours but will not subside entirely for several months. Your breasts will appear elevated on your chest, and it will take time for them to drop into their final position.

Give your body adequate recovery time after the procedure. Avoid physical stresses that tax the ligaments, skin, and muscles that are attempting to heal. However, walking is a practical way of reducing your risk of developing a blood clot. Walking and increasing fluid consumption help reduce swelling of the breasts, as well.