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Breast Augmentation in New Jersey

Breast Augmentation or sometimes rather colloquially referred to as a "boob job", is one of the most common procedures performed in the U.S. and one of the most popular services performed by Dr. Friedlander. This procedure will not only improve the size and shape of your breasts through the placement of implants, but it will also give you an appearance that conveys an inner sense of beauty and self-esteem.

What is Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the breasts' size, shape, and fullness. It can be performed using saline or silicone implants or fat grafting. Breast augmentation is often performed to balance a difference in breast size or to restore breast volume and shape after weight loss or pregnancy. If you are considering breast augmentation New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Beverly Friedlander, will work with you to help you choose the best implant type and size for your body type and goals. Dr. Bev is an excellent choice for NJ breast augmentation because she is a highly sought-after and skilled plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience gaining her many accolades as a top-rated NJ plastic surgeon. Dr. Bev has helped countless women achieve their desired breast size and shape and she will work with you to create a customized surgical plan to ensure that your surgery is performed safely and effectively, and that you achieve your desired results.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can provide natural-looking enhancement and bring the body into balance. Most women interested in breast augmentation have considered undergoing this procedure for many years. Breast augmentation surgery is often performed on women who would like to:

  • Enhance the size of naturally small breasts
  • Correct asymmetrical or tuberous breasts
  • Restore volume after weight loss, pregnancy, or nursing

In some instances, Dr. Friedlander may suggest combining breast lift surgery with augmentation for women unhappy with their sagging breasts who also wish for breast enlargement.

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One of our New Jersey Breast Augmentation patients, Dorin, talks about her experience with Dr. Bev

Breast Augmentation Benefits

Breast augmentation benefits women who are unhappy with their breasts' size, shape, or fullness. It can also help to balance a difference in breast size or to restore breast volume and shape after weight loss or pregnancy.

Some of the benefits of breast augmentation include:

  • Increased breast size and fullness
  • Improved breast symmetry
  • Restored breast volume and shape
  • Improved self-image and confidence

Dr. Bev will be able to help you achieve your desired results and provide you with the best possible outcome.

Breast Implant Type


Both Natrelle INSPIRA® “gummy bear” implants and the IDEAL (Saline) IMPLANT® can provide excellent breast augmentation results, but your choice is best determined after a consultation with Dr. Friedlander.

Natrelle INSPIRA® “gummy bear” Implants are round, highly cohesive, silicone gel implants that can provide you with more fullness and volume in the breasts.

The IDEAL IMPLANT® combines the benefits of both silicone and saline breast implants to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing breast shape.

Fat Transfer is an alternative to implants that uses liposuction to remove excess fat from other areas of your body. The fat will be injected into the breasts for a more natural appearance.

Both the ideal and gummy bear implants are FDA-approved so that you can feel confident in their safety. They are also made of silicone, a durable material that will last many years. Silicone also has a natural feel, making it look and feel like your breast tissue.

The main difference between the two implant types is that gummy bear implants are firmer and have a more structured shape. This makes them perfect for women who want more lift and fullness in their breasts. IDEAL implants are softer and have a more natural shape. They are a good choice for women who want a more subtle breast enhancement.

Dr. Friedlander will help you choose the best implant type for your body type and goals. She has extensive experience with both gummy bear and IDEAL implants, so she can help you make the best decision for your needs.

Another reason these implants are a good choice is that they come in different sizes. This allows you to choose the right size for your body type and goals.

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Breast Implant Profile

Round implants have varying profiles, which determine how far forward the implants will project from your chest or ultimately how large and natural they look. Profiles can range from low to moderate to high.

  • Low Profile Implants are appropriate for women more concerned about shape than size. They have a smaller forward projection and create a subtle enhancement.
  • Moderate Profile Implants are most commonly used by plastic surgeons. They create the look of a rounder, fuller breast while achieving a natural appearance.
  • High Profile Implants have the greatest amount of projection. They are ideal for the woman who wants a noticeable augmentation or who has a small frame and is looking for more fullness.

Breast Implant Size

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Your implant size will have a significant impact on your final results. During your consultation, Dr. Friedlander will show you photographs of patients with different body builds and breast sizes to give you a better idea of how your natural shape will affect the results. This will give you an idea of how your new breasts will look and feel. Dr. Friedlander would like you to keep a few things in mind choosing the size of your breast implants:

Cup Size:

All bras are different, and cup sizes vary widely. In the end, it doesn't matter what cup size you wear; it matters that you like how you look. Don't be afraid to explore your options, and keep an open mind in doing so. Dr. Friedlander will guide you and help you decide if an implant size is right for you.

Breast Tissue:

The amount of natural breast tissue you have will play a part in determining the appropriate size of your implants. You want to make sure your implants naturally complement your figure.


Most women not only want their breasts to look natural but also proportional. Proportion is determined by a woman's height, weight, and body dimensions, not necessarily cup size. Be sure you communicate your exact aesthetic goals to Dr. Friedlander.

Breast Implant Placement

Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander

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Dr. Friedlander prefers to place breast implants under the pectoral muscle (submuscular or dual plane placement) for several reasons. This is the preferred placement method for future mammograms since it reduces any interference the implants may have with effective scans.

This placement also reduces the development of scar tissue around the implant (called capsular contracture), and it creates a natural breast aesthetic, ensuring a gentle slope to the upper portion of the breast while concealing the edges of the implant. Subglandular placement positions the implants under the breast tissue but above the chest muscle and offers an appealing cleavage line and roundness to the breasts for women with adequate existing breast tissue.

Breast Implant Incisions

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Dr. Friedlander performs most of her breast augmentations in New Jersey using an inframammary incision. This approach is used by most surgeons since it offers the greatest amount of precision. There are different types of incisions for breast augmentation, and the type that is right for you will depend on your circumstances. The most common types of incisions are:

  • Inframammary: This type of incision is made in the crease beneath the breast. It is the most popular choice because it provides good access to the breast pocket and gives the surgeon more control.
  • Periareolar: This incision is made around the edge of the areola. It is a good choice for people who have small breasts or who are having a nipple-sparing mastectomy.
  • Transaxillary: This type of incision is made under your arm. It is a good choice for people who do not want an incision on the breast.
  • Transumbilical: This type of incision is made in the belly button. It is a good choice for people who do not want an incision on the breast or under their arm.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

After anesthesia is administered, Dr. Friedlander will place the implants according to the predetermined surgical plan. Implant placement should be centered behind the nipple, but the precise position can vary depending on the patient's chest anatomy and will be affected by the size and shape of the breast, the location of the nipples, the position of the natural fold, and the curvature of the spine or ribs. Once the implants are in the correct position, the incisions will be closed with sutures and bandaged. You will be closely monitored in the recovery area after surgery.

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Breast Augmentation Recovery

Most women report that recovery is more comfortable than expected.

Dr. Friedlander uses a protocol for enhanced recovery after surgery. Her New Jersey breast augmentation patients rarely require any narcotic while using the ERAS protocol, helping them to feel less groggy and recover much quicker. A prescription for analgesics is provided, if needed. You can work from home one to two days after the surgery and resume a regular work schedule or social activities five to seven days after the procedure. Postoperative swelling is normal. Most of it disappears a few months after surgery, although it does take more time for the implants to settle. No strenuous activity or heavy lifting is allowed for four weeks.

Following recovery, it's vital to follow Dr. Friedlander's post-operative instructions. These will help to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly and that you experience minimal discomfort.

  • You will need to wear a wrap immediately following your procedure and until your first post-operative appointment.
  • Avoid showering until your first appointment with Dr. Bev.
  • Pain and discomfort are expected for a few days following your surgery.
  • A sports bra should be worn consistently for several weeks following surgery, except when washing up.
  • Swelling throughout your abdomen and body is normal and will subside the following week after your surgery.
  • Try to sleep with the head of your bed elevated for one week. Avoid sleeping on your back for the entire first week.
  • You must avoid laying on your stomach and chest for three months after surgery.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for three weeks.
  • You will need to wear a wrap immediately following your procedure and until your first post-operative appointment.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, vacuuming, pushing, pulling, and high reaching for six weeks.

Breast Augmentation Results

It takes time for the body to heal, and you will want to look your best the next time you put on your bikini, so plan on postponing that beach vacation until you are fully recovered. Breast augmentation provides immediate improvement to the breast size and contours. However, it takes six months to a year on average for the implants to settle and for the tissues to relax. Don’t worry if your implants appear to ride high at first. This is normal. As each month passes post-operatively, you can expect your breasts to “drop and fluff” into their final position.

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Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation


Discover your aesthetic goals today. To see Dr. Beverly Friedlander’s surgical results on real patients, view the un-retouched breast augmentation before and after photos in our online gallery. Individual results may vary as each patient is unique. If you are interested in more information about breast augmentation New Jersey patients can contact our Short Hills, NJ practice at (973) 912-9120 or fill out the online contact form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing typically includes the surgeon’s fee, implant cost, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. These fees differ patient to patient and will be discussed at length during your consultation with Dr. Friedlander. However, special financing may be available to help make the cost of breast augmentation more manageable.

Breast augmentation is considered permanent unless the implants are removed. Although implants do not expire in a set time frame, they eventually need replacing. Most patients undergo breast implant replacement approximately a decade after the initial procedure. Dr. Beverly Friedlander routinely performs breast implant removal and replacement at an accredited surgical facility.

Most people report only mild discomfort after surgery. However, you will be given pain medication to help keep you comfortable.

There is no perfect age for breast augmentation. The decision to have surgery is a personal one that you should make after careful consideration.

All surgery leaves scars, but the scars from breast augmentation are usually small and well-hidden. The type of incision used will determine the location of the scars.

Breast implants are not designed to be a lifetime device, but they usually last for many years. Results are typically long-lasting, but some women may choose to have their implants removed or replaced at some point.

For approximately six weeks post-surgery, you will need to wear a surgical bra.

You should avoid raising your arms above your head for at least two weeks after surgery.

Some women can breastfeed successfully with implants, but it is not guaranteed. If you are planning to breastfeed, you should discuss this with Dr. Bev before having surgery.

Weight gain can occur after any surgery, but it is usually temporary and will resolve on its own.

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