Breast Implants Philadelphia

How do I know what size breast implants are right for me?

Dr. Ted Eisenberg has performed more than 6,600 breast augmentations with saline implants and silicone gel implants. He has an incomparable collection of before and after photographs of actual patients.

At your free consultation for breast augmentation surgery, which patients sometimes refer to as a “boob job,” you’ll see before-and-after photographs of women who started out similar to you in height, weight, frame size and breast volume. It’s like looking into a magic mirror of the future!

You’ll get to vote –  “too big,” too small” or “just right” and you’ll discover that you’re consistent on the number of cubic centimeters (ccs) you like. Every photo notes the size of the breast implants Dr. Eisenberg used and he’ll know exactly what size saline or silicone gel implants to order, which will give you the look you want.

If your breasts are uneven: It’s not uncommon for a woman’s breasts to be different in size. When we talk about breast asymmetry, we are talking about a woman whose breasts differ in size by a half-cup or more. Breasts can be made closer in size by enlarging them with breast implants of different sizes, augmenting the smaller breast, or reducing the bigger breast. Dr. Eisenberg has operated on women whose breasts varied by as much as two cup sizes and was able to make a significant improvement.

If you have tuberous breasts: Many women who come in for breast implants have a concern about this congenital condition in which the breast might have a combination of a tubular appearance, a lack of skin under the nipple, and/or an inframammary crease that’s higher than usual. While plastic surgery websites and Internet forums describe a complicated approach to correcting tuberous breasts using silicone implants, Dr. Eisenberg has achieved an equally aesthetic result by using saline breast implants in a simpler, safer, one-stage procedure. In the Asymmetry Photo Gallery, almost every woman had some degree of tuberous breasts; they all received saline implants

If your breasts aren’t as perky as you’d like: If your breasts are mildly droopy, a saline or silicone gel implant placed behind the pectoral muscle might help create the illusion of perkiness. That’s because as the implant fills out the top of the breast, it also fills out the bottom, making it look as if the nipple has moved higher. It hasn’t. A silicone gel implant placed in front of the pectoral muscle might create the same illusion.

If your breasts are moderately to severely droopy and you get breast implants, it could look as if you have four breasts, with the breast implants up high and your natural breasts down low. A breast lift (mastopexy), with or without implants, would be a better choice; it would restore the breasts to a more youthful look by repositioning the nipples at a higher position and removing excess skin. Read more about Dr. Eisenberg’s groundbreaking I.D.E.A.L. Breast Lift technique.

“Why didn’t I do this sooner? I used to think my very flat chest was just me. But I found a whole new me and finally feel like a woman. I should wear a T-shirt that says, “I waited 58 years for these, and thanks to Dr. Eisenberg I have them.”
– Kathy

Cost of Breast Implants

Dr. Eisenberg’s price is all-inclusive. It includes his surgical fee, hospital and anesthesia costs, breast implants, laboratory tests, and all postoperative visits (usually at 1 week, 3 weeks, 3 months and 9 months, when possible). Silicone gel implants cost $1000 more than saline breast implants; that’s because they are more expensive for the manufacturers to produce. When you call our office, we’ll discuss pricing and financing options with you; we work with three reputable companies that are very accommodating to our patients with favorable approvals, quick processing, and minimal red tape.

Breast Implant Surgery

Breast implant placement: Dr. Eisenberg places saline implants and silicone implants behind the pectoral (chest) muscle, not in front of it, because they look more natural. That’s because the muscle blunts the part of the breast implant that peeks out of a tank top, bra or bathing suit. There is also less chance of seeing or feeling the rim of the implant.

The breast implant incision: Dr. Eisenberg will insert your breast implants through an incision under the breast near the crease (the inframammary fold), which will be fairly well hidden. There are fewer vital structures to go through, unlike an underarm incision, which may involve blood vessels and nerves to the arm, and an incision through the nipple, which could interfere with milk ducts and healthy breast tissue.

The day of surgery: Your procedure will be done in the safety of the operating room at Nazareth Hospital. On the day of surgery, your support person can stay with you until you are transferred to the operating room. That means he or she can be by your side when you meet the anesthesiologist and when Dr. Eisenberg marks the incision site, takes pictures for you and your records, and reviews your postoperative medications and diet. Then you’ll have to say goodbye – or ta-ta!

Breast implant surgery takes less than one hour. After surgery, you will be cared for in the recovery room by compassionate nurses until you are ready to go home later the same day. You must arrange for someone to drive you home.

Recovery After Breast Implant Surgery

The first three days after surgery, women who have had children commonly say they feel like they did when their breasts were fully engorged with milk after childbirth. Women who have not had children describe the feeling as some tightness, burning or pressure. Dr. Eisenberg will prescribe medications to make you more comfortable during this period. The discomfort usually starts to ease up on the fourth day after surgery. More than 90 percent of the patients are back to work in an office setting on the fifth day.

  • Three-quarters of our patients report no nausea and vomiting from the day of surgery on; the rest report minimal symptoms.
  • You can take a shower the day after surgery.
  • By the third day, many women are able to comfortably lift their children; they can also drive a car if they are not taking narcotics.
  • Getting back to the gym: Patients can generally return to aerobics in three weeks and upper body weightlifting in six weeks.
  • Your first postoperative visit is usually within a week. Your stitches are dissolvable, so there are no stitches to remove at this visit — or ever. There are no drains to be removed either; they are never used.
  • It may take between three and nine months for your augmented breasts to achieve their final shape, so we recommend that women wait at least eight weeks before making a major investment in new bras.