Breast Trends for 2024

2024 is the year of personalized cosmetic breast surgery! The breasts have always been a symbol of femininity and beauty, and throughout history, there have been various trends in breast aesthetics. As we look ahead to 2024, it’s important to stay informed about the latest advancements and options available in breast enhancement.

At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive and individualized care to help them achieve their desired breast appearance. Plastic surgeon-to-the-stars Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg and his experienced team are dedicated to staying at the forefront of these trends to provide our patients with the highest quality surgical care and the most effective treatments available. To learn more about breast enhancement on Long Island and to schedule your consultation, please contact us at (516) 217-812, or contact one of the locations below.

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About Breast Enhancement

As the most popular plastic surgery procedure for women, (1) breast enhancement dominates the cosmetic surgery world in terms of its popularity. Advancements in surgical techniques in recent years have made breast enhancement safer and more customizable than ever before. These cosmetic procedures encompass a wider range of surgeries than most people think, including the following:

In 2024, technology continues to evolve, leading to the development of new implant materials and designs. From traditional silicone and saline implants to newer options like gummy bear implants, patients can choose the size, shape, and texture that best suits their desired outcome. Innovations such as cohesive gel implants and structured implants offer improved durability, natural-looking results, and reduced risk of complications.

But what do doctors predict will be the next trends in plastic surgery this year?

What’s in for 2024?

The latest cosmetic surgery trends for 2024 bring a multitude of benefits for patients seeking breast treatments. In particular, surgeons across the country are noticing a trend toward smaller augmentations and breast reduction surgeries. Nowadays, many agree that bigger isn’t always better, as women are embracing a more athletic figure over a more voluptuous one.

Tailored Consultations on Long Island

When it comes to breast enhancement, there are several factors to consider that can help you achieve your desired outcome. Start the year off right by receiving expert advice from one of New York’s leading plastic surgeons. At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology, we understand the importance of personalization when considering any cosmetic procedure. Dr. Greenberg believes in providing comprehensive and tailored consultations to ensure that each patient receives the best possible care, with locations in Woodbury, Smithtown, and Southampton.

Breast Reduction

In 2024, the number of breast reduction procedures in the United States is set to rise. One of the primary reasons why patients opt for breast reduction is to alleviate the physical discomfort associated with large breasts. Excessive breast weight can strain the back, neck, and shoulders, leading to chronic pain and discomfort. 

Many women find relief from these issues after undergoing breast reduction surgery, as it reduces the burden on the body’s musculoskeletal system. Oversized breasts can cause bra strap grooves, which can be painful and leave marks on the shoulders. Women may also experience difficulty exercising or participating in physical activities due to the heaviness of their breasts. Breast reduction surgery can provide significant relief, allowing individuals to engage in physical activities comfortably and without restriction.

Why Opt for Breast Reduction?

  • Enhanced Comfort
  • Improved Posture
  • Asymmetry Correction
  • Alleviation of Skin Irritation
  • Increased Clothing Options
  • Boosted Confidence
  • Easier Physical Activities
  • Relief From Emotional Distress

In addition to the standalone procedure, Dr. Greenberg can often combine breast reduction with a breast lift procedure to achieve optimal results. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to address sagging and drooping breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. Combining these procedures can enhance the overall shape, position, and size of the breasts.

Will My Insurance Cover Breast Reduction Surgery?

In some cases, health insurance may cover breast reduction surgery if it is deemed medically necessary due to the physical and psychological symptoms caused by large breasts. However, each insurance policy has its own criteria for coverage, so it is essential to check with your provider to determine your eligibility.

Smaller Implants

While in the past many individuals have opted for larger breast implants, there are increasing numbers of women who wish for only a moderate increase in the size of their breasts, moving to a large B or moderate C cup rather than a D cup or larger. 

Why Choose Smaller Breast Implants?

Smaller breast implants offer several advantages over larger implants. They create a more subtle and natural enhancement, allowing for a more proportionate and balanced appearance. With smaller implants, patients can achieve a more modest increase in breast size, which may be particularly desired by those who prefer a more conservative or athletic look.

Health and fitness is still maintaining huge popularity in 2024. And for individuals with an active lifestyle, smaller breast implants can be the logical choice. Whether you enjoy sports, exercise, or other physical activities, smaller implants can provide the freedom and flexibility to maintain your active lifestyle without compromising your comfort or performance.

What Implant Choices Do I Have?

  • SiliconeSilicone implants are a popular choice for their natural look and feel. Filled with a cohesive silicone gel, these implants provide a soft and realistic texture that closely resembles natural breast tissue. They come in various shapes, including round and teardrop, allowing for customization based on your desired outcome. Research estimates that over 1.5 million women in the United States have silicone implants (2)
  • SalineSaline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution. While they may not offer the same natural feel as silicone implants, they have the advantage of adjustability during surgery. This means that the size of the implant can be adjusted to achieve symmetry or make minor modifications after the initial procedure. 

Silicone vs. Saline: What’s the Difference?

  • Gummy Bear – For those looking for a more form-stable option, gummy bear implants may be the ideal choice. These implants are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel that maintains its shape even if the implant shell were to rupture. The term “gummy bear” refers to the consistency of the gel, which is similar to that of the popular candy.

Foregoing Implants Altogether: The Breast Lift

An increasing number of women are seeking breast lifts as an alternative to implants. This procedure doesn’t add volume to the breast, Rather, it raises and reshapes sagging breasts.

If you are considering a breast lift, or are not sure what your best options are for breast enhancement, trust the expertise of Dr. Greenberg. Contact our office at (516) 217-8120 to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards achieving the youthful, lifted breasts you desire.

Implant Removal

There are various reasons why individuals may consider breast implant removal (explantation surgery) including dissatisfaction with prior results, complications such as capsular contracture, the desire to go braless, or simply a desire to return to their pre-implant state. As the year begins, more and more women are seeking an effective way to maintain an aesthetically pleasing breast contour without the need for implants.

By removing their implants, patients can enjoy peace of mind knowing that they can achieve an attractive implant-less appearance to their breast contour.

What is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue forms around breast implants, causing them to become firm and distorted. This condition can be uncomfortable and aesthetically displeasing. Our team specializes in performing capsulectomy, a surgical procedure aimed at removing the scar tissue capsule and restoring the natural contour of the breasts. By meticulously removing the capsule and taking steps to prevent recurrence, we can help alleviate your discomfort and restore your confidence.

Other Reasons for Implant Removal

  • Implant Rupture or Leakage: If a saline or silicone implant ruptures or leaks, it may need to be removed to prevent any health risks or aesthetic issues.
  • Size or Shape Dissatisfaction: Some individuals may no longer be satisfied with the size or shape of their breasts and wish to have the implants removed.
  • Change in Personal preferences: Personal preference and lifestyle changes may lead to the decision to remove breast implants.
  • Health Concerns: In certain cases, individuals may opt for implant removal due to health concerns or medical conditions.

Personal Consultation

At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology, we prioritize patient education and empowerment. During your consultation, we will take the time to thoroughly explain your breast enhancement procedure, discuss the various techniques available, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. This comprehensive approach ensures that you are well informed and confident in your decision to undergo the procedure you choose.

Cost of Breast Enhancement on Long Island

Every breast enhancement procedure performed at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology is uniquely planned with the patient’s individual needs in mind. As a result, there is no one-size-fits-all cost. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with us by calling (516) 217-8120 to discuss your goals. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care and delivering natural-looking results.

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  2. Grigg M, Bondurant S, Ernster VL, Herdman R, Medicine (US) I of. A Report of a Study by the Institute of Medicine. National Academies Press (US); 2000. 
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