• Time: 1-2 hours
  • General Anesthesia


  • Ambulate the night of surgery
  • Shower 2 days after surgery 
  • 3 to 5 days off work


  • 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming


We understand the value of face to face conversations. Please contact us and we're happy to walk you through the procedure in person.


Usually two age groups of ladies desire breast augmentation. The first group includes ladies in their 20s/30s who have been bothered by the small breasted appearance since young while the older age group usually consists of mothers with deflated breasts from previous breastfeeding. For the young ladies with small breasts, they often are very self conscious about their appearance and constantly feel embarrassed when they go to the beach or wear lighter clothes during the summer time. For the moms, most of them just want to restore the youthful look they used to have before childbirth. They want to regain the projection of nipples and restore the volume lost.

In some severe congenital cases, complete absence or presence of very small breasts can cause social distress in school and work. These kinds of congenital problems are no longer cosmetic in nature but often considered a type of body reconstruction. Breast augmentation procedures can restore their confidence and improve their own body image.

Another common reason across all age groups in New York is that many ladies hope they can now wear a nice summer dress without a bra to push up their breasts anymore.



There are many ways to perform breast augmentation. The filling materials nowadays are autologous fat, saline or silicone implants. There are advantages and disadvantages for either material. For implant-based augmentation, there are usually three incisions to choose from including incisions through the axilla, under the breast, or around the areola-skin border. The implant placement can be either above the Pectoralis Major muscle or below it. There are also indications for anatomical (tear-dropped shaped) implants to improve the aesthetics of specific breast types. Most implants can be placed under direct vision but when using the axillary approach it is best done with the aid of an endoscope.

The best breast augmentation is one with a natural shape, volume, and a well hidden scar. The nipple should be at the point of maximal projection with a gentle breast slope in the upper pole and a curved lower pole when viewed from the side. 

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Implant Placement


Incision Placement





S, 30, Middle Eastern, New York, USA

"Your professional yet down to earth personality makes you so unique and genuine. You always make time for me in your busy schedule and I so appreciate it. I was extremely happy with my results that I went back for more contouring. You made me feel so comfortable and walked me through it all. The fact that you were so attentive made my journey with surgery very pleasant. I would do it all again with your support. I am very grateful for everything you and the staff did for me and it will always be  treasured."


M, 35, African American, New York, USA

"Dr. Lao made me feel comfortable from day one. He was knowledgeable, confident and most importantly honest. He was always available to answer any questions I had.  I am very happy with the outcome of my results and have recommended him to family and friends. I would definitely go back to Dr.Lao for future procedures."