Dr. Christine Blaine is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. As a woman and a mom, Dr. Blaine firsthand understands the emotional component in considering a breast surgery. Whether you are seeking to increase/decrease the size of your breasts, attain a more youthful shape and projection, or restore your breasts following a mastectomy, pregnancy, and/or nursing, Blaine Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your goals with beautiful, customized, and natural-looking results.
A Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure traditionally designed to use breast implants (saline or silicone gel) to increase the size, fullness, and projection of a patient’s breasts. In recent years, Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have also begun to offer the option of breast augmentation using a fat transfer, where the patient’s own body fat is harvested and used for the same enhancement purposes. While the use of FDA approved saline and silicone gel breast implants are still the most popular approach for breast augmentation, these procedures (using implants and/or fat) can restore breast volume after weight loss, pregnancy, and/or breastfeeding, or simply provide a patient with the breast volume that they have always wanted! A breast augmentation will also help patients achieve a more rounded, youthful breast shape and upper pole firmness and can improve any natural breast size asymmetry.
A Breast lift does exactly that! This surgical procedure, also called a mastopexy, lifts the breasts, eliminates excess skin, tightens loose skin and tissue, and restores a higher, youthful, perkier, and natural breast position. In addition to the aesthetic result that this procedure provides, patients report functional improvements to their lifestyle following a breast lift, such as greater comfort in bras and clothing, ease in exercise, and better maneuverability in day to day functions. Performed on its own or in conjunction with a breast augmentation, a breast lift can rejuvenate your breast profile by addressing the skin elasticity changes that are commonly associated with pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, gravity, and genetics.
Breast Reductions are surgical procedures that ultimately reduce the size of large and heavy breasts. A breast reduction will help to re-establish a functional bust that is proportionate to the woman’s body and often alleviate the ailments and complaints of women who live their lives grappling with the heaviness of their large chests. Excessively large breasts undoubtedly impact a patient’s quality of life and, therefore, may be covered by some insurance plans. Dr. Blaine participates with all insurances on an out-of-network level, and our office’s cosmetic coordinator will work hard for you with your insurance carrier to appeal for medical necessity coverage.
For women who have undergone (or are considering) mastectomy or lumpectomy as part of their fight to defeat breast cancer, a breast reconstruction can re-establish some sense of normalcy post-cancer treatment. There are a few categories of breast reconstruction, but all share the common goal of restoring the breast(s) to near normal shape, appearance, symmetry, and size. Since the specifics of each case can be very different, Dr. Blaine will work with you and your breast surgeon to determine the most appropriate course of action and develop a breast reconstruction surgery plan best suited to address your specific needs.
Breast revision surgery may be an excellent procedural option for patients who are unhappy with the results of a previous breast operation. Whether this displeasure with a previous breast operation is the result of encountering an issue related to a past procedure by another surgeon, or if an individual’s breast enhancement goals have simply changed over time, breast revisions can prove to be life changing for many patients. As a surgeon specializing in all aspects of breast surgery, Dr. Blaine is uniquely qualified to help you correct your breast concerns and achieve a cosmetic result that better aligns with your goals and aesthetic vision.
Breast Procedures in New York
Dr. Christine Blaine is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and breast surgery specialist who is here to help you gain a sense of wellbeing that comes from looking and feeling and functioning at your very best. Whether you are looking to look and feel better in your clothing, regain a sense of self-confidence, or address functional and/or emotional impairments as a result of your current breast state, Dr. Blaine is well qualified and excited to help you meet your specific goals! Call (631) 470-2000 for your complimentary consultation!