Breast Enhancement Surgery & Breast Augmentation
Breast Enhancement in New York: Enlargement, Implants, Lifts & Breast Reductions
Women’s bodies change over time, whether it is from pregnancy, genetics, or age and sometimes one can become dissatisfied with the changes in their breasts. Slocum-Dickson Medical Group Plastic Surgery is the leading provider of breast augmentation and breast enhancement surgery. Look no further if you want beautiful, natural results from a skilled surgeon. Our knowledgeable staff will make you feel at ease and relaxed. Dr. Barrientos has an exceptional cosmetic surgery record, and you can be assured that he will provide the skill, comfort, safety you are looking for and he will help you look and feel your very best.
Types of Breast Enhancement Services Offered
Also known as augmentation mammoplasty — is surgery to increase breast size. It involves placing breast implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is cosmetic breast surgery to lift the breasts. The surgery may also involve changing the position of the areola and nipple.
Surgery to rebuild the shape of the breast after a mastectomy.
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts.
Other Plastic Surgery Services Offered
Often referred to as a Mommy Makeover, abdominoplasty and breast surgery are often combined to rejuvenate a mother’s body.
Dr. Barrientos can help you feel like yourself again. Let him know what changes you would like to see and Dr. Barrientos will help you refresh your appearance.
“Dr. Barrientos and his team are very professional, caring and ready to help! Glad he was my doctor!”
Slocum-Dickson Medical Group Plastic Surgery is the leading provider of breast augmentation and breast enhancement surgery. Look no further if you want beautiful, natural results from a skilled surgeon. Our knowledgeable staff will make you feel at ease and relaxed. Dr. Barrientos will help you look and feel your best. To see his work, go to the Before & After Photo Gallery below.
Dr. Barrientos specializes in cosmetic, general and reconstructive plastic surgery for patients of all ages with a concentration in cosmetics and reconstructive surgery. He performs plastic surgery procedures such as breast reductions, lifts, augmentation and reconstruction for both male and female patients. He also performs tummy tucks, arm lifts, circumferential body lifts, thigh lifts, buttock augmentations, and liposuction. He provides skin and wound care such as skin cancer and benign lesion excision and acute and chronic wound reconstruction. He also performs dermabrasion, chemical peels, and scar revisions along with injectables, fillers, fat grafting and more.
Education and Qualifications
Medical School 2004- 2009- University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Rochester, NY
Wound Fellowship 2007-2008- Hospital For Special Surgery; New York, NY
General Surgery Residency 2009- 2016- East Carolina University/ Vidant Medical Center; Greenville, NC
Wound Fellowship 2012- 2013- Winthrop University Hospital/ NYU Langone; Mineola, NY
Plastic Surgery Residency 2016- 2019- University of Nebraska Medical Center; Omaha, NE
Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship 2019-2020- The Craniofacial Center; Dallas, TX
What Patients Say About Dr. Barrientos
I had such a seamless experience with Dr. Barrientos and his staff (nurse Amanda is phenomenal). I recently underwent BL breast reduction. My recovery has been going well and my results are EXACTLY what I had hoped for. Dr. Barrientos listened to all of my concerns and addressed them PERFECTLY. Dr. Barrientos and his staff were very professional and knowledgeable. Even though I was so scared, Dr. Barrientos made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. This surgery was the best decision I ever made. I feel so much relief from my back and I even have better posture. I am thrilled to say THANK YOU for caring for me and the excellent work!. I will definitely recommend Dr. Barrientos 100%!
I have had an interest in breast reduction surgery for many years now. When I first came to Dr. Barrientos he was so compassionate with helping me with my situation. As soon as my insurance approved my reduction he & his wonderful staff were able to get me in quickly. He answered all my questions with the healing process and I am very happy with the results!
Dr. Barrientos and his team are very professional, caring and ready to help! Glad he was my doctor!
Long story short, I had surgery out of state, Miami to be exact. I return back to NY without my drainages (nurses took them out a few days after surgery) and I ended up catching three or more infections and no one from the Upstate NY area, as far as plastic surgeons, wanted to take my case. But Barrientos did and I owe this man my life as you can see by my before and after photos he stood by me the whole way through I was in the hospital for almost two months and Lord did he go above and beyond. Not only can he bless you with a new body, he’s able to fix the damage others have done to you. Thank you so much I would’ve die if it wasn’t for you and your team🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Picking a surgeon for abdominal surgery is definitely daunting, particularly in our area. My entire experience with Dr. Barrientos and his staff has been a pleasure. He is very professional and meticulous! The office was upfront with surgical details, costs and expected outcomes. At only 3 weeks post-op, I am already very pleased with my surgery and I expected it to be excellent when fully healed. I would highly recommend Dr. Barrientos if considering any plastic surgery!
What to Expect During a Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation involves using breast implants or fat transfer to enhance your breasts. A breast augmentation procedure includes the following steps:
Step 1: Anesthesia
First you will be given medications for your comfort during the surgery. Your doctor will recommend which medication will be best. Options include general anesthesia and intravenous sedation.
Step 2: Incision
During your appointment(s) before your procedure, you and your plastic surgeon will have communication about which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome. Incisions will be made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. Dr. Barrientos will speak to you about the best options for your incisions including: inframammary fold (the fold under the breast), periareolar incision (along the areolar edge), and axillary incision (in the armpit).
Step 3: Inserting and Placing the Breast Implant
The method chosen for inserting and positioning the breast implants depends on the type of implant (saline and silicone gel), your body type, enhancement desired and your doctor’s recommendations. A breast implant can be inserted into a pocket sub-mammary/ sub-glandular (directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle) or sub-muscular (under the pectoral muscle).
Step 4: Closing Incisions
Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin. Over time the incision lines will fade but the quality of how the scar will heal depends on many things, including your genetics, exposure of your body to nicotine and infection.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Breast Enhancement Surgery?
In order to enhance your breasts, you might be considering surgery. However, you need to be a good candidate for the procedure. There are a few qualities that make a good candidate for breast enhancement surgery, here are a few:
- Your breast are fully developed
- You are dissatisfied with your breast losing shape and/or volume after weight loss, pregnancy, or aging
- Your breast are asymmetrical
- You are physically healthy and are not pregnant or breastfeeding
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Why I Chose Medicine
“Plastic surgery is a unique surgical subspecialty that combines science with aesthetics and epitomizes the importance of form and function. In addition, it requires one to think outside the box, as no two patients are ever the same offering a creative challenge with every case. It is for these reasons, my love for anatomy and art, a desire to help people and a hunger for a challenge that drew me to plastic surgery.”
– Dr. Stephan Barrientos
“Our experience with Dr. Barrientos has been top-notch, He is very personable and professional and makes his patients feel very relaxed. He explains all of the details of the procedures from the beginning to the end so that there are no surprises. It’s great to have a doctor of his caliber in our area and we highly recommend him for anyone who needs his services.
Breast Enhancement FAQs
How long does breast enhancement last?
In general, patients are usually able to enjoy their breast lift results for about 10 – 15 years, though some women go much longer before a revision is needed. Everyone is different and Dr. Barrientos can speak to you about your personal expectations.
It is important to understand that breast implants do not last forever and you should not plan to have them in for your entire lifetime. In general they are usually removed anywhere between 10 to 20 years after the initial surgery.
Most patients experience a permanent reduction in their breast size following surgery, as the tissue that is removed should not regrow. Keep in mind, however, the breast reduction procedure does not stop the aging process, and you may notice sagging over time.
How long does it take breast augmentation scars to heal?
On average, the full recovery period after a breast augmentation surgery takes about four to six weeks, with the final appearance of scars taking up to six months to a year. Because everyone is different – recovery time can vary for each individual. Some factors that determine healing time include but are not limited to: placement, size and type of implant. Dr. Barrientos and his staff will discuss your specific timeline.