Breast Augmentation and Implants

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Breast Implants New Jersey, NY

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Get ready to love the way you look with breast implant surgery at Gartner Plastic Surgery! If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to enhance your curves and boost your confidence, breast implants may be the perfect solution. With a variety of options to choose from, including different sizes, shapes, and materials, breast implants can be customized to help you achieve your desired look. From subtle enhancements to more dramatic transformations, breast implants offer women the chance to feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies.

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Do you feel self-conscious about the size or shape of your breasts? If so, a breast augmentation might be just what you need to boost your confidence and feel great in your skin!

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the insertion of breast implants to enhance the size, shape, or fullness of your breasts. Whether you’re looking to increase your cup size, improve symmetry, or restore volume after pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation can help you achieve your desired look.

During the procedure, Dr. Gartner will create an incision and insert the implant either over or under the chest muscle, depending on your unique anatomy and preferences. With a variety of implant types, sizes, and shapes to choose from, you can customize your breast augmentation to best suit your needs.

Not only can breast augmentation provide you with a more balanced and proportionate figure, but it can also boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Imagine feeling confident and beautiful in your skin, with breasts that make you feel like a goddess!



Breast Augmentation
General Anesthesia with Saline Implants
Avg. $9,500
Breast Augmentation
General Anesthesia with Silicone Implants
Avg. $10,500
Breast Augmentation
& Lift with Saline Implants
Avg. $12,000-$13,000
Breast Augmentation
& Lift with Silicone Implants
Avg. $14,000-$15,000
Breast Lift
General Anesthesia
Avg. $10,500-$11,500
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Please note that the listed prices are the average cost and may be higher or lower depending on your particular treatment. The financing rates listed depend on your credit and the financing company selected.*

Ideal Candidate

breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed at our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery facility in New Jersey & NYC.

We have helped thousands of women improve their body contour and achieve highly satisfying results.

However, it is not suitable for every woman who wants it. You should consider these things to help you determine whether the surgery is right for you:

  • You are generally healthy, both physically and psychologically. Some medical conditions can make the surgery unsafe. For example, you may not be a candidate if you have cancer, suffer from autoimmune disorders, or experience issues with bleeding. Women with Body Dysmorphic Disorder are also unsuitable candidates. Consultation with Dr. Gartner followed by lab work can help clarify your suitability.
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding. For your safety and to prevent disruption of breastfeeding, breast augmentation should only be performed about 6 months or so after pregnancy and after you’ve stopped breastfeeding.
  • You are having the surgery because you have made the choice to do it for your own reasons, and not for anyone else’s. Don’t let anyone force you into having the surgery because it’s your body and your health. You’ll have to live with the results because they are permanent.
  • You understand the risks and complications related to this cosmetic procedure. This allows you to make an informed decision on whether the surgery is right for you.
  • You are at least 18 years old if you’re considering saline implants, and 22 years old if you’re considering silicone cohesive gel implants.
  • You are of normal weight or close to it. Being underweight or overweight may increase surgical risks and complications. Results tend to be better when patients are of a healthy weight.
  • You don’t have an infection at the time of your surgery. Having an active infection at the time of your surgery can increase the risk of complications. This goes for other surgeries as well, such as liposuction.
  • You understand that to achieve a highly satisfying surgical outcome, you should follow all pre and post-surgical care instructions as outlined by Dr. Gartner. These guidelines include what to do and not to do. For example, you’ll need to refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for a couple of weeks before and after your surgery.

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Local Anesthesia

Your surgery will be performed under local anesthesia, which means you’ll be awake for the whole time. You won’t feel a thing, except for a tiny bit of pressure occasionally. Many patients talk throughout the surgery, making it a more pleasant experience.


A thorough pre-surgery assessment is performed to ensure the most suitable surgical techniques for you. This involves examining your eyelids to see if skin and/or fat need to be removed, then tailoring your surgery accordingly. Sometimes, an alternative treatment is suggested that would better achieve your expectations. For example, if you have crow’s feet (the wrinkles and creases at the outer corners of your eyes) then the nonsurgical option of Botox would be more appropriate for you.


Dr. Gartner is extremely careful not to cut through the ocular muscle during your surgery. Doing so significantly reduces trauma, making your recovery less intense and faster, an outcome that has been proven in the study, Upper blepharoplasty with or without resection of the orbicularis oculi muscle: a randomized double-blind left-right study.


Dr. Gartner performs transconjunctival fat removal, which involves placing an incision inside your lower eyelid. No incision is made on the outside of the eyelid, making the resulting invisible. However, because this requires precision, general anesthesia is administered to minimize the risk of ocular injury.


Dr. Gartner performs a “skin pinch” if necessary, a technique that smoothes away the fine wrinkles and crepey skin affecting your lower eyelids. More skin can be removed during a “skin pinch” than with other more traditional blepharoplasty techniques, according to Power of the pinch: pinch lower lid blepharoplasty. This allows you to see a more dramatic improvement.

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Patients report higher self-esteem and an increase in body confidence following the surgery.


Dr. Gartner administers pre-emptive anesthesia. Pre-emptive anesthesia involves administering medication before your surgery begins to reduce your sensitivity. It can reduce post-operative pain and discomfort, both short and long-term, making it more effective than delivering medication after the surgery has been completed, according to the study, Preemptive analgesia II: recent advances and current trends. Simply put, pre-emptive anesthesia “blocks pain from the get-go”. The recovery room nurses at the university hospital where Dr. Gartner has privileges often remark that his patients tend to have a far easier recovery marked by less discomfort than those who are operated on by other surgeons. In addition, less anesthesia is administered overall.


General anesthesia can be administered, which is what most surgeons offer to patients. However, Dr. Gartner is one of the very few plastic surgeons in the country who can also perform your procedure under local anesthesia with some oral sedation. Because it is such a comfortable surgical experience with a faster recovery, about half of patients opt for local anesthesia. You won’t have to deal with any of the risks or side effects related to general anesthesia, and your recovery will be faster. Some patients can have their surgery on a Thursday, and then get back to their desk job by Monday.


Dr. Gartner has refined his surgical techniques to minimize the risk of capsular contracture, a common complication that can occur in many patients, according to the FDA. By doing such things as practicing strict infection control protocols wiping the nipples with gauze then applying nipple shields during surgery, Dr. Gartner has reduced his rate of capsular contracture to a minimal margin.


Dr. Gartner has extensive knowledge of cohesive gel silicone breast implants because he participated in investigational studies before they were deemed safe for the public by the FDA. For this reason, he can better determine the most suitable implant size and shape that will achieve your desired results, based on his highly informed opinion.


Lowering the inframammary fold involves cutting significant ligaments that support the breast, and adhering them to the chest wall. This has been found to increase the risk of “bottoming out”, a complication that causes the implants to become displaced and move unfavorably downward in the chest, making revision surgery necessary. This complication is one of the most common problems Dr. Gartner sees and fixes in patients who have had breast augmentation performed by other surgeons. For this reason, Dr. Gartner never lowers the inframammary fold, preventing bottoming out. You can retain your original breast fold for a more natural-looking result. This also makes wearing an uncomfortable compression garment or bra right after your surgery 24/7 unnecessary, since there’s no concern about the breasts dropping too low. The discomfort from breast augmentation is often related to the pressure of the implant lifting muscle, and wearing a bra just creates more pressure and hurts more. You’ll only have to wear a bra once your breasts settle into position, and this is usually two to four weeks after surgery.


Sizers are used during surgery to shape the area. This minimizes the risk of your implants going too far to the sides. Because your inframammary fold remains intact as well, you won’t need to wear a bra right after your surgery unless otherwise advised. Instead, an ace wrap is placed over the top of your chest, which you’ll remove the next day. Once your implants have settled in the right spot, you can then start wearing a bra regularly to maintain your long-term results (this is generally at two to four weeks after surgery). For this reason, you won’t have to deal with the discomfort and pain of wearing a constricting compression bra for weeks after your surgery, something that is commonly advised by other doctors

Implant Profile

How far do you want your breasts to project from your chest? Answering this question will help you figure out what implant profile you want.


Breast implant profiles are related to the distance at which your breasts project forward from your chest wall. More projection is achieved with a narrower base width so that they take on more of a domed shape. This means that implants with a lower profile have a wider base width so that there is more of it lying flat against your chest. On the other hand, a higher profile implant of the same volume would have a smaller base circumference so that less of it would be lying flat against your chest.

Generally speaking, higher profiles achieve a more rounded, pointier contour that may be perceived as more youthful. Because of their height, the risk of rippling may also be reduced somewhat. Lower profiles tend to create a softer, sloped breast that is perceived as more natural.

In the past, breast implant manufacturers did not produce implants of varying profiles, giving the patient a choice of size only.

Fortunately, today you have more freedom of choice, giving you the ability to better achieve the results you want. During your consultation with Dr. Gartner, you’ll be able to discuss the variety of profiles available and which would be most suitable for you.

The terms used to classify profiles depend on the breast implant manufacturer.

Profiles refer to the amount of forward projection achieved. a variety of profiles are available.

The most suitable profile for you depends on a variety of factors such as breast width, chest width, implant size, overall body proportions, and ultimately your desired results.


  • Moderate
  • Moderate Plus
  • High
  • Ultra High


  • Moderate
  • Moderate Plus
  • High


  • Moderate
  • Moderate Plus
  • High
  • Extra High


  • Moderate
  • Full


  • Low
  • Moderate
  • High


  • Low
  • Moderate
  • High

Implant Sizing

Choosing The Right Implant

Choosing the right breast implant profile and incision placement are crucial decisions for your breast augmentation journey. The incision placement is a significant factor to consider as it can affect the outcome of your results. There are four common incision sites to choose from, each with its pros and cons. Determining the most suitable incision site for you depends on factors such as your anatomy, desired outcome, and surgeon’s recommendation.


This incision is placed partially around the areola. It is preferred for women who are concerned about scarring or have a history of irregular scarring because the resulting scar is well hidden by the natural texture and color of the areola. It also allows for easier implant positioning. However, it is associated with a higher risk of breastfeeding difficulties and changes in nipple sensation. Infection is also a concern because of the presence of harmful bacteria in the milk ducts of the nipple. Fortunately, Dr. Gartner takes great measures to reduce the risk of infection by sterilizing the area and using nipple shields, a practice that may lower the risk of capsular contracture as well, which is believed to be caused by bacterial contamination according to the study, Risk of breast implant bacterial contamination from endogenous breast flora, prevention with nipple shields, and implications for biofilm formation.


This incision is placed in the fold underneath your breast. This site is the most popular and makes positioning the implants easier. The same incision can be used again in the event a subsequent procedure is performed. However, it also leaves a more noticeable scar which, when properly cared for, will remain as a thin and faint silvery line that remains well hidden by clothing.

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Your breast implants can also be placed in two positions inside your body: above your chest muscle but under your breasts, known as sub-glandular, or under your chest muscles, known as sub-muscular. Several factors are considered when selecting the most suitable implant position for you.

Sub-Glandular Placement

  • Sub-glandular placement, also known as sub-mammary, is when the implant is placed under your breast tissue but over your chest muscle.
  • Less discomfort during recovery: This is less invasive than sub-muscular placement, which is why you’ll probably feel less discomfort following surgery.
  • Faster recovery: Because your chest muscles are left untouched, you’ll probably experience a faster recovery.
  • If revision surgery is necessary, the implants can be more easily accessed.

These are some of the drawbacks associated with sub-glandular breast implant placement:

If you have less of your natural glandular tissue or have a smaller frame, the outline of your implants may be more visible. This could increase the risk of rippling and wrinkling.

because the implant does not have the extra support of the chest muscles, sagging may occur at a faster rate.

Sub-Muscular Placement

  • True sub-muscular placement refers to implants positioned entirely under the chest muscle. However, this is typically reserved for breast reconstruction patients because it is related to a higher incidence of complications that make it unsuitable for other women. Therefore, when most surgeons talk about sub-muscular placement, they’re talking about the dual plane.
  • Dual plane placement is when only the upper portion of the implant is placed underneath the chest muscle. The lower portion is positioned under sub-glandularly.
  • Because the implants are partially covered by the muscles, they are less palpable and visible. This reduces the risk of rippling and wrinkling.
  • It is associated with a lower risk of capsular contracture. In fact, according to the study, The correction of capsular contracture by conversion to “dual-plane positioning: technique and outcomes, majority of patients who had capsular contracture and switched to the dual plane position no longer experienced this complication.

Dual plane placement is associated with the following drawbacks:

  • The implant may distort when the pectoral muscles are flexed, particularly if the muscles are highly developed (as is the case for athletes and bodybuilders).
  • More discomfort may be experienced because the chest muscle is affected.
  • A lengthier recovery may be necessary.

The implant has the extra support of the chest muscle, which means the rate at which you sag with age is slowed. Mammograms are easier to read because the implant interferes less with glandular tissue.

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Breast Augmentation Guide

Breast augmentation appeals to a wide variety of people. After all, this popular cosmetic surgery can achieve so much. But, is breast enhancement surgery the best choice for you? Here’s a closer look at factors that qualify or disqualify a person for breast implants.


Your plastic surgeon will advise you to wait for breast augmentation in NYC if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant soon. The incision route you choose will be a factor for breastfeeding in the future. The natural expansion of glandular tissue during pregnancy means your breast implant results may be altered if you become pregnant in the future.


Good candidates for any cosmetic surgery are generally healthy. Factors such as chronic disease, bleeding disorders, infection, or immunity issues can compromise healing. Your plastic surgeon will ask you health and lifestyle questions to ensure your safety.


Many patients learn that they’ll benefit from a mastopexy plus breast implants when they visit an NYC breast augmentation surgeon. Augmentation mastopexy achieves a lifted, perkier breast shape along with volume enhancement.


People who choose to alter their bodies independently, for their satisfaction, are generally happier with the outcomes. No one should decide to undergo a physical alteration because of the advice or pressure of another person.


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Breast augmentation can achieve impressive, customized results. The surgery carries a very high patient satisfaction rate; however, there are limits and concerns to be aware of. You should feel free to ask questions about safety, potential complications, and how you and your surgeon will minimize them. Your results will depend somewhat on your existing anatomy, so the goal of improvement, not perfection, is most realistic.


Patients should be at least 18 to consider breast augmentation in NYC. The body is generally developed by that age and the breasts will have stopped growing. Saline implants may be selected for those under age 22, and silicone cohesive gel breast implants for women over 22.


Though there is no set weight or BMI required for breast augmentation, your plastic surgeon will want to ensure that your body weight is healthy before you undergo surgery. Additionally, if you plan to gain or lose significant body fat, you should know that the breasts will likely change size and shape. Because that can alter breast augmentation outcomes, you’ll be advised to achieve your ideal weight before surgery.

Surgery Preparation


The best thing that you can do to help make your surgical experience a more satisfying one is to follow the care instructions that are given to you by Dr. Gartner. The time before your surgery may be stressful, but following these instructions will better prepare your body for surgery, make it a smoother experience, and improve your rate of recovery.


Arrange for childcare since you probably won’t have the energy to take care of young children. Prepare food so you won’t have to cook in the days after surgery. Fill out all prescriptions and have them in a convenient location. Prepare the area in your home where you’ll spend your time recovering. Make sure you have pillows, blankets, comfortable clothing, books, and anything else you need nearby for your convenience. Clean the house since you won’t have the energy to do that as you’re recovering.


You’ll have to stop eating or drinking anything, including water, eight hours before your surgery. Take a shower the night before your surgery, using antibacterial soap. Do not apply any skincare products or makeup. Arrive at our surgical facility wearing comfortable clothing. A button-up shirt is preferred since it’s easier to put it on or change out of. Make sure you have a trusted family member or friend who can take you home after your surgery is finished.



Right after your surgery, your breasts will appear larger than you may like and will have an odd appearance. They may look flattened out, your nipples may be pointing downward and there won’t be much fullness in the lower portion. This is because of two reasons: swelling and unsettled implants. Swelling (and bruising) is caused by the trauma of surgery and will decrease with time. Your implants will gradually drop into position as well with the force of gravity and natural tissue expansion, which occur to accommodate the additional volume of your implants. This happens over the course of a few months.

You’ll be advised to start wearing a bra two to four weeks after your surgery, depending on how fast your implants settle. During this time, if you dislike the appearance of your nipples through your clothing, silicone disc pasties can be worn to hide them. These are available at Victoria’s Secret, among other stores.


You’ll be able to take a shower the day after your surgery. Remove the ace wrap. Use mild soap on the incisions as well, and wash thoroughly without rubbing the area. Gently pat dry. This will help the incisions remain clean and reduce the risk of infection. Baths cannot be taken until about two weeks after your surgery.


Individual recovery rates can vary; most patients resume a sedentary office job in one week with a gradual resumption of normal activity, although some return much sooner. You will probably have to wait a month or two if your job is physically demanding, particularly if it involves lifting heavy things. Typically, you can expect to recover faster if you receive local rather than general anesthesia.


Strenuous exercise can be resumed in four weeks. Please start slowly and gradually increase intensity.

These guidelines are very general. You will receive specific instructions that are designed for your recovery from Dr. Gartner


Congratulations, within a few months you’ll be able to see the results of your breast augmentation surgery! You’ll enjoy a more proportionate body contour that makes you feel more feminine and attractive. Our patients love their new look, and so will you!

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Traveling For Breast Augmentation

Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in awake breast augmentation surgery may be challenging, especially when this procedure is only performed by skilled cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Gartner. As a result, we invite patients from all over to visit our clinic and have this technique done by one of the experts who helped develop it.

Traveling to our clinic and putting your faith in the hands of the surgeon who pioneered this surgical procedure will not only put your mind at ease in terms of safety, but you will also know that your procedure will be conducted by only the best board-certified surgeon. To discover more about awake breast augmentation, please arrange a consultation. We’d be happy to talk through your surgery with you in further depth, as well as your travel plans to our clinic for your procedure.

Dr. Gartner’s awake breast augmentation is a revolutionary technique that offers patients the chance to enhance their breasts without the need for general anesthesia. Using tumescent anesthesia, patients remain awake and comfortable during the procedure, communicating directly with Dr. Gartner and his surgical team to achieve the desired breast size and shape. This technique is especially appealing to those who may be hesitant about the risks and expense associated with general anesthesia.

At Gartner Plastic Surgery, our goal is to provide every patient with a safe and comfortable surgical experience. While traditional breast augmentation procedures require general anesthesia, our awake approach utilizes a less invasive method of pain relief, resulting in a smooth and simple recovery.

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Our objective at Gartner Plastic Surgery is to provide every patient with both expertise and comfort during their surgical experience. While our traditional breast augmentation procedures need general anesthesia, the awake approach may be completed with a less invasive method of pain relief allowing you to have a smooth and simple recovery.


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Your first consultation is with Dr. Gartner, a Double Board Certified plastic surgeon and general surgeon. During your private medical appointment, you’ll talk about your aesthetic concerns regarding your breast size.

Dr. Gartner will provide you with options on how to adequately address your concerns, as sometimes it may be more than breast enlargement or something else that’s required (for example, a breast lift may also be needed to achieve a pleasing improvement). You’ll find out more about the procedure and the recovery period. We take your safety seriously, which is why you’ll also find out about the risks and complications related to your surgery so you can make an informed choice on whether the benefits of your potential treatment outweigh the risks. You can ask any questions or express any concerns you may have. Dr. Gartner will not rush you through the consultation process because he wants to make sure you know and understand everything your breast augmentation entails.

We recommend you bring a list of questions and concerns with you so that you won’t forget to bring them up during your consultation.

Part of the consultation will be to briefly discuss your medical history and current condition. This helps Dr. Gartner to determine whether breast enlargement is safe for you.

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Once it’s been determined that breast augmentation can safely and effectively achieve your goals, you can now move on to choosing your implants and booking your surgery date!



Dr. Gartner will provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process. You can expect some discomfort and swelling in the first few days following surgery, but this can be managed with prescribed pain medication and the use of compression garments. Dr. Gartner will advise you on activity restrictions, proper wound care, and follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.


Breast implants generally do not interfere with breastfeeding. However, it’s important to discuss your plans for future breastfeeding with Dr. Gartner during the consultation. Regarding mammograms, breast implants may require additional imaging techniques to ensure accurate results. Dr. Gartner will collaborate with your radiologist to perform specialized mammograms that take your implants into account, ensuring optimal breast health screening.


Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point. While some implants can last for many years without complications, it’s recommended to have regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Gartner to monitor the condition of your implants. Over time, natural changes in breast tissue and potential implant-related issues may warrant implant replacement or revision surgery.


Breast implants should not significantly hinder the detection of breast cancer. Dr. Gartner prioritizes patient safety and collaborates closely with radiologists to ensure that mammograms and other breast imaging techniques are appropriately performed. Regular self-examinations and annual mammograms, as recommended by your healthcare provider, remain essential for the early detection of breast cancer.


Yes, Dr. Gartner offers combination procedures that allow for comprehensive enhancement. You may opt to combine breast implant surgery with procedures such as breast lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction to achieve overall body contouring. Dr. Gartner will assess your specific goals and recommend the most suitable treatment plan to achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.


As with any surgical procedure, breast implant surgery carries some risks. Dr. Gartner prioritizes patient safety and takes necessary precautions to minimize complications. While rare, complications such as implant rupture or capsular contracture can occur. During your consultation, Dr. Gartner will discuss these risks in detail and explain the measures he takes to mitigate them.


Breast implants should not significantly impact your ability to exercise or engage in physical activities. However, it is important to allow adequate healing time and follow Dr. Gartner’s recommendations for post-operative care. Once you have fully recovered, you should be able to resume your regular exercise routine and enjoy an active lifestyle with your new breast implants.


Yes, breast implants can be removed if you decide to do so in the future. Whether you no longer desire breast implants or wish to switch to a different type or size, Dr. Gartner can perform breast implant removal surgery. During a consultation, he will discuss your concerns, explore your options, and provide expert guidance to help you make an informed decision.


Breast augmentation surgery, when performed with proper surgical techniques and incision placements, should not significantly impact your ability to breastfeed. However, it’s important to discuss your plans for future breastfeeding with Dr. Gartner during your consultation. He will take into consideration factors such as the type and placement of the implants to ensure they are compatible with breastfeeding. While there is a small chance of decreased milk production or sensation changes, many women with breast implants successfully breastfeed their infants.


After breast augmentation surgery, it is normal for the implants to initially sit higher on the chest. Over time, the implants will gradually settle into a more natural position as the surrounding tissues adjust. This process, known as implant “dropping and fluffing,” typically occurs within a few weeks to a few months. Dr. Gartner will provide you with detailed instructions on breast implant massage techniques and post-operative care to help facilitate the settling process and achieve optimal results.


Yes, breast implant surgery can address breast asymmetry and help achieve a more balanced and symmetrical appearance. During your consultation with Dr. Gartner, he will assess your breast anatomy, including size, shape, and nipple position, and discuss your goals for achieving symmetry. Based on your individual needs, he will develop a personalized surgical plan that may involve different implant sizes or techniques to achieve optimal results and improve breast symmetry.


Yes, achieving a natural-looking result with breast implants is possible with the right surgical approach and proper implant selection. Dr. Gartner is highly experienced in creating natural-looking breast augmentations that enhance your existing breast shape and proportions. During your consultation, he will carefully consider your desired outcome, body frame, and other factors to recommend the appropriate implant size, shape, and placement that will provide a natural-looking result in harmony with your body.