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Breast Augmentation

NYC Breast Augmentation with Dr. Cangello

Creating Ideal Aesthetics

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts due to genetics, changes after pregnancy, weight fluctuation, or aging, breast augmentation surgery can restore your femininity and improve your confidence. NYC Breast Augmentation Specialist Dr. David L. Cangello is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is experienced in the art of cosmetic breast surgery. He offers personalized treatment plans to meet your aesthetic goals.

Why Choose Dr. Cangello for Breast Augmentation in NYC?

Patients choose Dr. Cangello because he is known as a highly skilled surgeon who delivers elegant, natural-looking results. He has perfected the art of breast surgery through extensive experience, meticulous surgical techniques, and an eye for artistic detail. Dr. Cangello’s superior results have earned the trust of professional models from some of the world’s top agencies, including Wilhelmina Models, IMG Models, and Next Management. 

Whether you’d like a subtle look or bold cosmetic enhancements, Dr. Cangello incorporates your tastes and preferences into a treatment plan. He offers a full range of cosmetic breast surgery, including breast lift, breast revision, and natural augmentation with fat transfer. Dr. Cangello takes an artistic approach to breast augmentation that combines medical precision with the principles of aesthetics.  Learn more about Dr. Cangello or schedule your consultation appointment.

Breast Augmentation Benefits:

  • Restores fullness to breasts that have lost volume
  • Rejuvenates breasts that have changed shape with age
  • Improves symmetry and balance
  • Adds balance to a feminine figure
  • Enhances the size and shape of smaller breasts

Facts About Breast Augmentation

  • Clinical study surveys of breast augmentation patients report a very high rate of patient satisfaction.1,2
  • Breast Augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. for over a decade, with more than 300,000 procedures performed last year.3
  • Breast Augmentation is popular among adult women of all ages, with the most procedures performed on patients aged 30 to 39.
  • Breast implants should not interfere with a woman’s ability to breastfeed.4
  • Breast implants are sized by volume, not cup size. An experienced plastic surgeon will help you choose the right breast implants for you.

An Artistic Approach to Breast Augmentation in NYC

Women seeking cosmetic breast surgery typically want to restore volume, shape, or symmetry to their breasts without looking “done.” Combining medical precision with the principles of aesthetics, Dr. Cangello creates elegant results without compromising the integrity of the body’s natural form. Artistic intuition is at the heart of how he approaches every cosmetic procedure and his expert opinion on this topic has been featured in several media segments, particularly highlighting how he excels at maintaining natural proportions of the body while still allowing for the desired enhancement.

Dr. Cangello has perfected the art of breast surgery through extensive experience, meticulous surgical techniques, and an eye for artistic detail. Whether you’d like a subtle look or bold cosmetic enhancements, Dr. Cangello incorporates your tastes and preferences into a treatment plan.

Patient Experiences

“My experience was amazing. Dr Cangello took his time, I asked many questions. He answered everyone. Very satisfied with the size and results. I get lots of complements and I cant wait to go shopping for new clothes. BTW the value of this breast augmentation special in New York City is unbelievable. He is well trained and his facility is super nice. I am telling all my friends!”


Your Breast Implant Consultation with Dr. Cangello

The foundation of a productive doctor-patient relationship is trust, and Dr. Cangello facilitates this vital partnership through informative, thorough consultations. His Park Avenue office in NYC provides a warm, welcoming environment. He and his entire staff are committed to making you feel comfortable as you take the first step toward considering treatment.

During the consultation, Dr. Cangello will address any questions or concerns you may have and expectations for outcomes. He will also determine whether you’re a good candidate based on your medical history and current health. Dr. Cangello is committed to patient satisfaction throughout every step of the process – from your initial consultation to your post-operative visits – which is why he’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your aesthetic tastes and goals.

Planning your Treatment at Cangello Plastic Surgery

Undergoing any kind of surgery can be a source of anxiety for patients, especially when their appearance is involved. For optimal patient comfort, Dr. Cangello has a state-of-the-art, fully accredited (AAASF) operating room at his NYC office, where most of his plastic surgery procedures are performed. Your safety and comfort are paramount, and he and his staff work meticulously to ensure you have a stellar outcome. For added safety and comfort, they only work with board-certified anesthesiologists. Patients considering breast augmentation in NYC are welcome to take a tour of Dr. Cangello’s operating facilities during their consultation. For patients who feel more comfortable having their procedure in a hospital type setting, Dr. Cangello has operating privileges at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, which is New York City’s premier hospital for aesthetic surgery, and it is located on East 64th Street on the Upper East Side.

Contact plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangello today at (212) 644-4416 to schedule a consultation at his NYC office.

Your Breast Augmentation Options

Dr. Cangello will guide you through the process of deciding on the size and shape of your implants, where they’ll be placed, and whether silicone or saline will be used. If you are seeking a modest size enlargement and you don’t want to have implants, you may want to consider breast augmentation via fat grafting as well. Dr. Cangello is one of only two surgeons in the world trained in fat grafting techniques by one of the pioneers in the field, Dr. Sydney Coleman. He worked closely with Dr. Coleman for two years and has extensive experience with cosmetic fat transfer treatment.


There are two basic shapes for breast implants: round and contoured:

Round breast implants have volume and fullness all the way around. They contain a gel that is less cohesive than the anatomically shaped (teardrop) variety and, as a result, they are softer and feel natural. They typically have a smooth texture.

Contoured breast implants, also called teardrop, have a subtle sloping shape that is intended to match the curves of natural breasts. These require a textured surface to ensure they adhere to surrounding tissue so that they do not rotate in the breast pocket once they are implanted. They are also a bit firmer to the touch due to the greater cohesivity of the gel filling. It is the cohesive nature of the gel that does not allow the implant to change shape when the implant position changes.

Implant Placement and Incision

Breast implants can be placed under the pectoral muscle (submuscular placement) or the breast tissue (submammary/subglandular placement). There are also three possible places for the incision, which can vary based on your anatomy and the size and type of implant used.

Incisions can either be periareolar (around the nipple), inframammary (in the crease between the breast and chest wall), or transaxillary (in the armpit), although Dr. Cangello avoids using the transaxillary technique, as this method has a higher rate of implant malposition. When it comes to minimizing incision size, Dr. Cangello prefers to use the “no touch” method during breast augmentation with silicone. The “no touch” method utilizes a Keller funnel, instead of the surgeon’s hands, for placement into the breast pocket. This allows for easier implant insertion and uses a smaller incision size. It may also help to minimize infection risk.

Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants

Dr. Cangello uses both silicone and saline to deliver exceptional results, but these varieties differ in a few ways:

Saline Implants are filled with saline once they’ve been placed into the treatment site. Because of this, a smaller incision size can be utilized to accommodate insertion of the implants. Since they do not contain silicone, long-term monitoring is not required. In thin women with small amounts of breast tissue, visible rippling at the implant edges may be seen. In the rare case, they rupture, the saline can be safely absorbed by the body. Saline is approved for patients who are at least 18 years old.

Silicone Implants are pre-filled by the manufacturer with a cohesive, silicone gel. Many patients find that they feel more natural to the touch. Aesthetically, they look more natural, too. Traditionally they required larger incisions, but Dr. Cangello uses the Keller funnel method to minimize incision size. Because they contain silicone, the FDA suggests MRI scans every few years to monitor the condition of the implant shell. However, MRI surveillance is only a recommendation and not mandated. They are approved for patients who are at least 22 years old.

David L. Cangello, MD, FACS Plastic Surgery New York

Dr. David Cangello is one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in all of New York City. His approach of treating plastic surgery with an artistic eye has successfully shaped his practice. Dr. Cangello cares about the result of the surgery as much as the patient does. Read more to learn why you should choose Dr. Cangello for your next procedure.

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Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Cangello will provide you with a pre-operative plan that details everything you need to know about getting ready for your surgery. This plan will be custom tailored to your unique needs, and it may also include dietary changes that impact your health.

Before the day of your surgery, you should arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you to and from Dr. Cangello’s NYC office. Because treatment is performed under general anesthesia, you will not be able to drive after the procedure. Likewise, consider having a friend, family member, or caregiver assist you for the next 24 hours. Even if you feel fine after your surgery, it can be helpful to have someone assist you with daily tasks and errands so you can focus on recovering.

Post-Breast Augmentation Surgery & Follow Up

Undergoing surgery can be stressful for some patients, which is why Dr. Cangello aims to provide helpful, realistic information about every step of the process. Breast Augmentation surgery typically takes one-and-a-half to two hours. When you wake up, you will have a surgical dressing over your incisions, and you will be wearing a post-surgical bra. You may feel achiness or tightness in your breasts, but Dr. Cangello will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort.

While every patient is different, you can expect your recovery to take approximately four to six weeks. In the first few days after your surgery, it’s normal to experience some pain and/or tightness in the breasts. Most patients are able to resume non-strenuous and non-contact sport activities one week following surgery. Plan to visit Dr. Cangello for your follow-up appointment one week after your procedure, then again at four weeks and again at 12 weeks to ensure optimal healing.

Contact plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangello today at (212) 644-4416 to schedule a breast surgery consultation at his NYC office.

Breast Augmentation NYC – FAQs

While a breast enhancement surgery is a great way to enlarge the size of breasts and enhance volume and symmetry, it is limited in the amount of lift it can provide to the breasts, and more specifically, to the nipple and areolar complex. If the nipple position is up to approximately 1.5 cm lower than it should be, breast augmentation alone may be able to elevate the nipple to the proper position. However, patients with ptosis (sagging) and excess skin often choose to undergo a breast lift as well to address this common issue. With this combination, you can completely restore a more youthful appearance to your breasts, and it is a popular choice for women undergoing a mommy makeover.

Every patient’s experience is different, and recovery is ultimately based on the biology of wound healing, where wounds become fully healed at four to six weeks after surgery. But in general, you might experience some pain or tightness in the breasts during the first few days after your surgery. This usually doesn’t last for more than a few days, and you will be given a prescription for pain medication to reduce any discomfort. By the first week, most patients feel well enough to resume their regular daily activities. If you work a standard office job that doesn’t involve physical labor, you will likely be able to return to work within a few days. During your follow-up appointments, Dr. Cangello can assess your recovery and clear you for exercise and strenuous physical activity, which is usually resumed at around four to six weeks when healing is complete for the best outcome.

No. You will be able to go home the same day as your procedure, and a hospital stay is not necessary.

Dr. Cangello’s standard follow-up schedule includes an appointment one week after your procedure, then one at four weeks and 12 weeks. Dr. Cangello is dedicated to ensuring you have a positive outcome, which is why follow-up appointments are so necessary. These appointments will also give you a chance to ask any questions or concerns that may have arisen in the weeks following your surgery, and Dr. Cangello can make sure you’re healing optimally.

The right size ultimately comes down to your cosmetic goals, body frame, and available breast tissue. During your consultation, Dr. Cangello will take the time to listen to your needs and preferences, and he can guide you through the process of choosing an implant size based on what kind of look you’d like to achieve. Dr. Cangello prides himself on his artistic vision and his ability to deliver the most natural looking results in breast augmentation. Hence, choosing the proper implant size is a key part of the process. To see real results, take a look at our before-and-after photo gallery.

Using meticulous surgical techniques, Dr. Cangello is able to minimize scarring. In fact, most patients will experience very minimal scarring, particularly in the case of incisions made around the areola. Because this is an area where the skin changes color and texture, any scars around the nipple are well camouflaged. Likewise, incisions made under the breast in the inframammary crease are also hidden well. Dr. Cangello also routinely uses the Keller funnel for insertion of the breast implants. Use of the funnel makes it easier to insert a breast implant through a smaller incision, so the length of the incision (and resulting scar) is minimized. For patients who are prone to poor scarring, Dr. Cangello has laser treatments available to reduce the appearance of scars.

All surgical procedures carry some risk of side effects or complications. The most common risks of breast augmentation surgery include bleeding, infection, changes in sensation, and the risks associated with general anesthesia.5 Dr. Cangello is highly qualified and always prioritizes patient safety.
Breast implants are FDA-approved medical devices that are subject to rigorous testing and ongoing safety studies. You may have heard reports of an illness called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), which is a very rare and treatable type of cancer associated with certain breast implants that have now been recalled. Learn more about the breast implant recall.

Contact plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangello today at (212) 644-4416 to schedule a breast augmentation consultation at his NYC office.


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2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “‘Fantastic four’ of breast procedures leave women extremely satisfied, study finds.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 October 2008. <>
3 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2018 National Plastic Surgery Statistics. Available: Accessed January 24, 2020
4 Schiff, M, et al. The impact of cosmetic breast implants on breastfeeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Breastfeeding Journal 2014; 9: 17.10.1186/1746-4358-9-17
5 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the risks of breast augmentation? Available at: Accessed January 24, 2020.

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