Is Breast Augmentation Worth It?

October 2nd, 2019

Slender woman in brown bra and panties seated on the floor and posing with her hair down
The fact that
breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. since 2006 is significant and telling. This procedure has overall high rates of satisfaction among the women who elect it, but it’s really important to make sure it’s right for you. Just because breast enhancement is very popular does not mean it is right for every woman seeking to enlarge her bustline.

Having practiced plastic surgery for 25 years, Dr. Gregory Brucato believes in matching the patient with the best procedure for their individual goals and body. To find out if breast augmentation will be satisfying to you as an individual, please call our practice to arrange a consultation with Dr. Brucato in Ridgefield: 203-431-7644.

High Rates of Patient Satisfaction

Anecdotal and empirical evidence tells us many women are happy with breast augmentation results. It is possible to experience side effects, complications and dissatisfaction with results, which is the case with any cosmetic procedure; however, most women have no adverse issues with breast implants. Dr. Brucato’s goal is to increase the likelihood of patient satisfaction by carefully vetting the candidacy of each procedure. Call us now to arrange your one-on-one consultation!

Please see our before-and-after gallery of breast augmentation.

Back to the numbers for a moment: Perhaps one of the most informative studies was completed in 2013. It found that 98 percent of women who underwent breast enlargement were satisfied with the procedure. These patients said the procedure either met or exceeded their expectations. The study included 225 women and was published in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

These patients also reported improvement to their quality of life following this breast procedure. In fact, 92 percent said their self-esteem improved. Before surgery, 86 percent reported feeling self-conscious about their breasts. After surgery, only 13 percent reported still feeling self-conscious about their breasts.

Long-Term Value and Lasting Results

If you’re asking yourself if breast enhancement is “worth it,” you’re probably thinking about cost, the surgery itself, and how long the results will last. These factors are best weighed with the guidance of our experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Brucato provides you with clear and straightforward information so you can make a decision. Here are a few things to note:

  • Breasts implants can last for many years, even decades, without needing replacement
  • You will receive a complete cost quote at the time of your consultation
  • Financing options through CareCredit are available

Every woman considering breast augmentation must make this choice herself – will the procedure pay off in terms of improved self-confidence, better quality of life and greater personal satisfaction? Dr. Brucato has seen first-hand how rewarding this procedure can be, but he wants to help you decide if it’s right for you.

Learn More About Benefits Specific to You and Your Life

At Brucato Plastic Surgery Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut, your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Brucato takes place at our comfortable and state-of-the-art cosmetic practice. Women visit us from across the surrounding region, including Danbury and Wilton. Dr. Brucato will first want to listen to and understand your goals and the changes you’d like to make, then he can recommend breast augmentation or another procedure that is a good match for you. To arrange your consultation, please call us at 203-431-7644.

Considering Breast Augmentation?

August 20th, 2019

Woman in a white bra smiling and showing off her breast augmentation results
Breast augmentation has been the Number 1 cosmetic procedure in the United States since the year 2006, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This highly versatile procedure makes it possible to have the breast size, shape and overall appearance you’ve always wanted. If you’ve been considering this procedure for yourself, the next step is to find out if you’re a good candidate. Basic candidacy factors are discussed below, but you will need an in-person consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Brucato. To arrange your visit to our Ridgefield practice, please call

Will Breast Augmentation Meet Your Expectations?

Breast enlargement may be right for you if you’d like to change any of the following:

  • Small breasts
  • Breasts that do not match in size, shape or position (asymmetry)
  • Breasts lacking fullness near the top
  • Breasts that are not as round or big as you’d like
  • Breasts lacking volume

To see examples of results, please visit Dr. Brucato’s before-and-after gallery.

Breast lift surgery – or “mastopexy” – is another popular option for women seeking to rejuvenate their breasts. This procedure lifts and re-shapes breasts that are sagging and deflated. Breast lift surgery addresses stretched areolas, lack of upper-breast fullness, and nipples that have descended below the breast crease. In most instances, breast lift surgery cannot increase fullness on its own; however, it can be combined with the placement of implants if you wish to increase size and eliminate sagging tissue.

How Your Health Influences Breast Augmentation Candidacy

You and Dr. Brucato will discuss your medical history and current health, including:

  • Whether you smoke or use any tobacco products
  • Your current overall health
  • Whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Your age, specifically whether your breasts and body have reached full maturity (usually age 18-22)

We make sure your body is in good shape to undergo a cosmetic procedure, which will include anesthesia and a period of recovery in the days following. Our staff provides complete pre-op and aftercare instructions to set you up for success during this experience. Breast augmentation has the power to lift your spirits and change the way you carry yourself; Dr. Brucato wants you to love your new look, and he makes sure this procedure is a great match.

Cost and Financing

Being a good candidate for breast enlargement includes financial preparedness for the procedure. At the time of your consultation, after you have discussed a plan with Dr. Brucato, we provide you with the cost estimate for your procedure. Because breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure, it is not typically covered by health insurance policies. For that reason, many patients are interested to know their financing and payment options, both of which we will explain in full.

At Brucato Plastic Surgery Center, we do accept financing plans through CareCredit. The way it works is you apply for one of the CareCredit plans we accept, some of which offer 0% APR or low APR. Then you use your CareCredit account just like a credit card for breast surgery. Ask our staff for more information.

Find Out If You’re a Candidate in Ridgefield

Dr. Brucato is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. If you live in or nearby Ridgefield, CT, and would like to meet with Dr. Brucato to discuss your breast enhancement candidacy, please call Brucato Plastic Surgery Center at 203-431-7644. Dr. Brucato listens to your concerns and determines the breast surgery that is right for your goals.

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