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Breast Augmentation

Many women may feel that their breasts are too small or lack sufficient contour. Breast augmentation addresses this by adding volume and fullness to the breasts, giving them a more youthful and sensual appearance that improves the breasts’ proportion to your body frame. Considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Saratoga Springs, Dr. Steven Yarinsky offers breast implants in a variety of sizes, shapes, and types that can help you attain fuller breasts with results that look natural and beautiful.

In addition to offering implants from both Allergan and Mentor® brands, Dr. Yarinsky is the only plastic surgeon in the Albany Upstate New York area who is eligible to purchase the Sientra® “Gummy Bear” gel implants. This wide range of implant options, along with his advanced expertise in performing breast augmentation, allows his patients to achieve beautiful results that align with their aesthetic goals.

Please take a look at the following information on breast enlargement with implants, and contact Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yarinsky.


“I can’t stress enough that the treatment I received before, during and after my procedure was far beyond my expectations. I have never meet nursing and office staff that were as wonderful as yours. Thank you so much for making me feel comfortable, confident and happy throughout my entire process. You are all awesome!!” – N.M., Breast Augmentation Patient

*Individual Results May Vary

*Individual Results May Vary

Who is a Candidate?

  • You desire larger breasts to create a more balanced figure or to fill out you clothing and bathing suits.
  • You have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other.
  • You have mild breast drooping and desire an uplift and enlargement.

Intended Result

  • Larger and more shapely breasts.
  • A more positive self image.

I love my breasts! I have never in all my 42 years of living have ever been able to say that, let alone even claim to have breasts at all. You see, I was a 36A, wore a stuffed 36B (remember the Wonder Bra?) but now, thanks to Dr. Y, I am an absolutely beautiful saline 36C. They feel and look natural and I am enjoying them more than I ever imagined! Dr. Yarinsky is a master artist and his staff are an amazing group of truly caring people. Let’s face it, surgery is serious business and can feel scary at times. Dr. Yarinsky and his staff, namely Holly and Susan, were incredibly patient with me and so supportive that they managed to make me feel at ease throughout the entire process, and that is not easy, I am a worrier. From my pre-surgery appointment to surgery day and the recovery weeks at home and follow up visits they were there for me any time I needed them. I could not have been in better hands. 

Meg M

August 25, 2015


Procedure Description

Read Dr. Yarinsky’s responses to 5 common myths about Breast Augmentation.

  • The procedure is done in Dr. Yarinsky’s office facility as an outpatient usually using general anesthesia or IV sedation. You sleep, feel nothing and are amnesic for the surgery.
  • A small incision is made around the areola (the pigmented part of the breast) or in the fold beneath the breast. Dr. Yarinsky will review the best way to place the implant you choose at your initial consultation.
  • Dr. Yarinsky uses your choice of saline (salt water) filled implants, original silicone gel filled or “Gummy Bear” silicone gel filled implant
  • The implant is inserted under the breast tissue and chest wall (pectoralis) muscle to provide a more natural appearing result.

Breast Implant Types

Each breast implant type can provide beautiful results for the right candidates. During your consultation, Dr. Yarinsky will help you determine whether saline, silicone gel, “structured” saline, or “Gummy Bear” implants are best for your needs and desired outcome. Implants are available from four companies: Allergan (Natrelle® brand saline, silicone gel and form-stable shaped “style 410” gel), Mentor® (saline, silicone and form-stable silicone gel), IDEAL IMPLANT® (“structured” saline), and Sientra® (form-stable round and shaped silicone gel implants).

Saline Implants

  • Saline implants involve silicone shells filled with a saltwater solution. They are filled after they are inserted into the breast pocket, which allows Dr. Yarinsky to use a smaller incision, resulting in less visible scarring.
  • Should a rupture occur to the implant, the saltwater can be safely and easily absorbed by the body until it is removed and replaced.
  • This implant type is FDA-approved for patients 18 years and older.

Silicone Gel Implants

  • Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive gel material inside a silicone shell. This type of implant tends to provide a very natural-looking appearance.
  • There is a lower risk of rippling since the silicone filler is a thick consistency. As a result, silicone gel implants are often preferred for those who are thinner, since there is less tissue available to hide the implant.
  • Silicone implants are FDA-approved in women ages 22 and older.

Gummy Bear Implants

  • The “Gummy Bear” implants are also known as “form stable” implants since they are firmer and maintain their shape better. This is possible due to the silicone within the implant not being as liquid as in the original silicone gel-filled implants.
  • Should the shell of the implant be compromised, the “Gummy Bear” implant maintains its shape and does not leak fluid into the body.
  • Dr. Yarinsky is the only plastic surgeon out of approximately 30 in the Albany Upstate New York area to be eligible to purchase and provide Sientra® “Gummy Bear” implants. He is proud to offer this additional implant type and has found it to provide his patients with exceptional results over the past five years. To learn more about these implants please view Dr. Yarinsky’s YouTube video below.

IDEAL IMPLANT® – Structured Saline-Filled Implants

  • The IDEAL IMPLANT® is an FDA-approved, American-made, saline-filled implant with an innovative “structured” design that can prevent rippling and create a softer feel than traditional saline breast implants. The saline-filled IDEAL IMPLANT® can provide a look and feel that is similar to silicone gel implants.
  • The design of the IDEAL IMPLANT® is comprised of solid silicone layered shells with two saline-filled compartments.
  • No MRIs are required to ensure the IDEAL IMPLANT® has not leaked.
  • The IDEAL IMPLANT® can be placed through a smaller incision than pre-filled silicone gel implants.
  • The IDEAL IMPLANT® has a lower deflation and rupture rate than other implants.

Dr. Yarinsky will help you choose your implant fill type and also the shape of your implant. You can choose a round implant which provides you with more upper breast fullness or a tear drop shaped implant which mimics the appearance of a natural breast and has less fullness in the cleavage area. You will learn about all the implant options to make an informed decision at your initial consultation visit with Dr. Yarinsky.

Recuperation and Healing

  • You wear a support bra, gauze dressing and a velcro strap (provided by our office) which helps hold your breasts in the correct position. The bra and strap are worn for several weeks.
  • Any discomfort is well controlled with oral medication.
  • Sutures are usually removed within two weeks.
  • Light activities can be resumed as tolerated. Aerobic activities can be started in about 3 weeks.

Other Options

  • An additional procedure that may enhance your result is a breast lift–if your breasts are saggy in addition to being small. Many people choose to add liposuction or a tummy tuck in a Mommy Makeover to enhance their figure. These procedures can be done at the same time as your breast enlargement.

The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for you can be determined only at the time of your consultation with Dr. Yarinsky. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. Most people are very happy with the results but no specific result can be guaranteed.

This procedure is done at our Joint Commission accredited office facility.

Driving Directions

Many of Dr. Yarinsky’s patients drive from nearby cities seeking his expertise in plastic surgery. For your convenience, we have provided directions to our office from the following locations: