WNY Plastic Surgery: Andrew P. Giacobbe, MD, FACS
7 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 634-5555
Locations Hours: Monday, Thursday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.– 7 p.m.

Breast Augmentation

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Giacobbe specializes in breast augmentation at his Buffalo, NY, practice for women who want to enhance their femininity and confidence. Using some of today’s most advanced breast implants, as well as a meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Giacobbe can create remarkably natural-looking results.

Is Breast Augmentation for You?

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures in aesthetic medicine, with hundreds of thousands of women undergoing the procedure each year. Years of technical refinement have made it one of the safest and most successful elective procedures. However, this doesn’t mean breast augmentation is appropriate for everybody. Typically, the best candidates for surgery meet the following qualifications:

  • Are dissatisfied with the size of one or both breasts
  • Are generally in good physical and mental health
  • Have realistic expectations for surgery

If you’re bothered by sagging breasts, you may be a better candidate for breast lift. Breast augmentation can also be combined with breast lift to improve the size, shape, and position of your breasts.

Breast augmentation is also commonly combined with liposuction or a tummy tuck for a complete mommy makeover.

Your in-person consultation with Dr. Giacobbe is an important opportunity to discuss your candidacy and options for your surgery. In addition to asking you questions about your lifestyle and health history, he administers a physical examination to help him plan the best surgical approach for your procedure.

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Breast Implant Options

Dr. Giacobbe offers a full range of today’s breast implant options, giving you an array of choices to ensure you achieve your ideal result. Dr. Giacobbe helps you narrow down your choices based on your existing body type as well as your ultimate goals. Your choices include:

  • Implant material: Select from saline, silicone gel, or highly cohesive silicone gel (“gummy bear”) implants. All available implants are approved by the FDA.
  • Implant shape: Implants are available in both round and shaped styles. Round implants offer equally distributed volume, and can provide more upper pole volume or cleavage. Shaped implants are tapered—sometimes called teardrop shaped—and mimic the natural slope of a breast.
  • Implant texture: Breast implants are available with both smooth and textured shells. These may have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages, and Dr. Giacobbe helps you determine which option is best for you. All anatomically shaped implants are textured, because the texturing prevents the implant from rotating once it’s in place.
  • Implant profile: Implants are available in low, moderate, high, and extra high profiles. “Profile” refers to the projection of the implant from the chest wall.

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Your Surgery

Dr. Giacobbe performs breast augmentation with the patient under general anesthesia. He begins by making an incision in one of 3 possible locations:

  • The inframammary fold, located under the breast hidden in the natural crease. This is the most popular incision option because it offers the most direct access to the breast pocket during surgery and a well-concealed scar.
  • Around the lower edges of the areolae, called the periareolar incision.
  • In the armpit, called the transaxillary incision. This approach requires saline-filled implants, which are filled after insertion.

Dr. Giacobbe helps you understand which incision option is best for you during your consultation. His meticulous surgical technique, as well as the discreet location of each of these incisions, means that your resulting scars will likely be almost undetectable.

Once he has made the initial incision, Dr. Giacobbe creates a pocket within the breast tissue. This pocket may be located just behind the breast tissue or behind the breast tissue and the chest muscle, depending on your desired results. He positions the implant in the pocket and repeats the technique on the opposite side. Once he has evaluated the implants for symmetry, he closes the incisions with sutures.

Dr. Giacobbe

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Giacobbe is proud to be your partner in aesthetics. He and his remarkable team offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options to help you look and feel your best.

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Meet Dr. Giacobbe

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Giacobbe is proud to be your partner in aesthetics. He and his remarkable team offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options to help you look and feel your best.

Dr. Giacobbe View Before & After PHotos
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Recovery and Results

Breast augmentation at WNY Plastic Surgery is an outpatient procedure, so you can expect to return home once you’ve recovered from the anesthesia. It’s important that you have a friend or loved one to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first 24 hours.

You should plan to take it easy for a few days, but you’ll be advised to walk around at least every few hours to promote circulation and help prevent blood clots. Dr. Giacobbe will provide you with detailed post-surgical instructions at your pre-op appointment. Following them will help ensure your scars heal well and you enjoy a beautiful, lasting outcome.

Dr. Giacobbe and his highly experienced medical team will monitor you closely in the weeks following your surgery. Your post-op appointments are an opportunity to ask any questions that you have about your recovery, but you can call the office anytime you have concerns.

The vast majority of patients are comfortable enough to return to work and other daily activities in less than 1 week. You can return to light exercise after 2 weeks, and more strenuous exercise, such as running, weights, and high-impact cardio, can be resumed after 6 weeks.

Your breast augmentation results can be quite long-lasting, often enduring for more than a decade, especially if you closely follow your aftercare instructions.

We invite you to learn more about your options for improving your shape with breast enhancement. Please request your consultation online, or call our office at (716) 634-5555 to arrange your visit.