A before and after breast augmentation outcome by Dr. Zuckerman 1yr post-op. For more of Dr. Zuckerman's breast augmentation before & after images, visit the full Before & After Page.

A before and after breast augmentation outcome by Dr. Zuckerman 1yr post-op. For more of Dr. Zuckerman's breast augmentation before & after images, visit the full Before & After Page.

Dr. Zuckerman's breast augmentation surgery is a popular procedure in his practice, and nationwide it is the single most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. In the guide below, Dr. Zuckerman explains the breast augmentation surgical process in detail and answers many common patient pre-operative questions that he has received during consultations with patients over the years.

Dr. Zuckerman will customize his approach to your personal needs and goals. In breast implant based augmentation, there are several decisions that Dr. Zuckerman will help you make including implant type, implant size, incision location, corrective action if needed for breast asymmetry, etc. Dr. Zuckerman has gained valuable insight consulting with patients over the years and understands how a woman’s feelings about her breasts can affect both her appearance, her self-confidence, and her view of her own femininity. While all Dr. Zuckerman's patients electing to undergo breast augmentation share a pre-operative frustration with their breasts, the reasons stem from a variety of conditions including breast size, asymmetry, shape and droopiness.

Breast augmentation can help women achieve a fuller, more symmetrical bustline with larger breasts and more attractive décolletage. Breast implants today are extremely safe and can produce a natural-looking, youthful, fuller, more sensual enhancement that is proportionate to your body's frame. Breast augmentation can also compensate for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery, correct a congenital breast defect, and be used to reconstruct the breast after mastectomy or injury in breast reconstruction. Dr. Zuckerman has attended some of the most prestigious and respected medical institutions in the world including Brown University and NYU, and is committed to giving you a new aesthetic with breasts that both look and feel natural. Dr. Zuckerman and his team of professionals truly care about you, your individual treatment, and the successful achievement of your goals.

To schedule a consultation for breast augmentation with implants, contact Dr. Zuckerman's offices today. 

Click below to view each section individually. Inside The Surgery section, Dr. Zuckerman provides resources for implant size and type selection.

The Surgery

Every woman's pre-operative anatomy is unique, as are her post-operative goals, so Dr. Zuckerman customizes each breast augmentation procedure for each individual. Before surgery, Dr. Zuckerman will walk you through the key choices required to determine the approach to your augmentation. He will try to address any and all concerns or questions you may have about the surgery. Click into the below sections for more information on each. The main choice is what size implants you would like to have, which is a discussion Dr. Zuckerman will have with you at your consultation, and is based on your goals, body frame, starting amount of breast issue, and medical history. The second most important choice is silicone versus saline implants. For the other sections listed below, Dr. Zuckerman suggests you let him make a recommendation, but he is happy to perform your breast augmentation with any style of implant you decide upon.

Breast implants, both saline and silicone, have proven to be a safe and effective cosmetic enhancement option that provides women with breasts that are fuller and more youthful in appearance. This procedure can also be combined with a  breast lift (or mastopexy) to give the breasts a smoother, more “perky” aesthetic.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Once the breast implant insertion incision has been made in the location as detailed in the section above, the breast tissue is lifted to form a pocket to hold the implant. If placing silicone implants, Dr. Zuckerman uses a "no-touch" technique involving a sleeve called the Keller funnel. This allows Dr. Zuckerman to insert the implant without actually touching it. The implant is then placed and the incisions are closed.

Breast augmentation surgery typically takes two hours or less to complete and is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with a sedative. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Breast augmentation procedures can be performed at a private, technologically advanced operating room located in Midtown Manhattan. The surgery center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), a distinction that signifies surgical environments operating under the highest standard of care.


Patients can expect some pain and discomfort after breast augmentation surgery, but this can be managed with medication. Some bruising, swelling, and numb sensation will likely affect the breasts and nipples within the first few weeks following the procedure. Stitches are typically removed within the first 10 days after surgery. Patients can usually get back to their normal routines within a few days to a week.

Mammograms should be continued after breast augmentation surgery. A special mammogram will need to be used in order to see around the implants and deliver accurate results.

Dr. Zuckerman will discuss further details of recovery in your particular case and give you information on how long you can expect the healing process to last.


Dr. Zuckerman is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who takes every precaution to ensure your safety. Breast augmentation with implants is an extraordinarily safe procedure, but every cosmetic surgery has risks and potential complications even if they are low probability. The most common reason for re-operation is to change the size of implant, often to go larger. However, below are some of the, albeit uncommon, potential risks or complications:

Before & After Results

View more Before & After results for breast augmentation in the Before & After section of Dr. Zuckerman's website.

Ready for your consultation?

Are you ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? During your consultation, Dr. Zuckerman can address concerns and any questions you may have about the surgery. He will also discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office via the request form or call any of his four physical office locations. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York to have surgery.