Enjoy Fuller, More Natural-Looking Breasts
Our state-of-the-art breast augmentation procedures will restore your confidence and enhance your femininity.
Dr. Stephen Vega
Dr. Stephen Vega is a nationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery. A true leader in the field, Dr. Vega has pioneered cutting-edge practices in breast surgery procedures. His work on refining microsurgical techniques for breast reconstruction have helped advance the field of breast surgery.
Dr. Vega completed his residency locally at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and followed up with a microsurgery fellowship specializing in breast surgery with Dr. Joseph M. Serletti. He continued his work at URMC for 5 years as a faculty surgeon.
After 10 years at URMC, Dr. Vega went into private practice in order to better serve his patients and provide the best care. Since opening in 2009, Vega Plastic Surgery, has consistently provided exceptional, personalized care and service to all of our patients.
Dr. Vega’s professional affiliations include the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the North Eastern Society of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Vega helped give me confidence in not just how I look, but how I act and even carry myself. I’m very happy with the results! - Cara L.
Personalized Care & Consultation
Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty surgery, is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. and one of our specialties. Breast augmentation can correct imbalance, congenital asymmetry, or genetically small breasts.
The Right Breast Augmentation Procedure for You
Dr. Vega is committed to ensuring that each patient understands her options and feels comfortable and confident in the decision she and Dr. Vega make together.
The information below will help you understand some of our procedures, and also how they fit into your personal goals. Select a procedure to learn more:
Breast Enlargement & Implants
Silicone implants, commonly referred to as “Gummy Bear Implants”, are a cohesive implant filled with silicone gel. Given that silicone implants are not liquid based, many women tend to prefer the more natural feeling that they provide.
Silicone implants are placed behind the breast tissue and pectoralis muscle for improvement in the size and appearance of the breasts.
Some Characteristics of Silicone breast implants:
- More expensive
- Cohesive implant
- More natural feeling
- Less risk of rippling
- Ideal for smaller patients with smaller breasts
Saline implants are a fluid-based implant with sterile salt water or saline solution within a silicone shell. Given that, saline implants are extremely flexible with volume choices and are typically considered safer due to the make up of the implant.
Saline implants are placed behind the breast tissue and pectoralis muscle for improvement in the size and appearance of the breasts.
Some Characteristics of Saline Breast implants:
- Less Expensive
- Liquid implant in silicone shell
- Move volume choices
- Can be used in women under 22 years of age
- Ideal for larger patients with more implant coverage
Breast Lifts or Mastopexy
Over time, the effects of gravity and the loss of the skin’s natural elasticity, combined with pregnancies and nursing, will often cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola, (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).
Breast implants can be inserted along with a mastopexy, which can enhance the fullness and appearance of the lifted breast. Dr. Vega also performs his lift through a short scar or vertical technique which can reduce scarring and give a very natural shape to the breast.
Breast Reduction or Reduction Mammaplasty
Women with very large breasts frequently experience symptoms of back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, grooving in the shoulders from bra straps, areas of rash under the breasts and difficulty performing athletic activities and finding the right clothing. For many women, especially younger girls in teenage years, this also leads to problems with self esteem.
Breast Reduction is a technique that reduces symptomatically large breasts by surgically removing glandular breast tissue, fat and skin. This results in lighter, smaller and more firm breasts which are better shaped and proportional to the entire body. The typical breast reduction incisions are in the shape of an anchor or inverted T, with most incisions hidden under the breasts. Optionally, you can go with the short scar or vertical scar technique which may result in fewer incisions, and potentially a longer lasting lift and roundness to the breasts.
I have been singing the praises of you and your staff to friends and family. Thank you so much for your care - pre-, during, and post-surgery. I feel very lucky and everyone has told me how great I look! - Kathie
What to Expect
You will meet with Dr. Vega’s staff to discuss your medical history, desired results, and options. You will then meet with Dr. Vega to review the methods available and select the one that will give you the best possible result.
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One week before surgery you will meet with Dr. Vega's staff for a pre-operative visit. You may be given prescriptions to fill; we may also take “before” photos. As always, we will answer any questions and discuss any concerns so that you feel completely confident as your surgery approaches.
One day before your surgery, confirm the arrangements for your procedure (including transportation) and to prepare your home for a relaxing and comfortable recovery. On the day of surgery, you will meet with Dr. Vega again. He will review your procedure with you and perform an exam to confirm that you’re in good health for your surgery.
Please plan to arrive early to check in and prepare for your procedure. You can expect to remain in the recovery room for several hours following completion of the surgery. When you get home, start taking your pain medication and antibiotics, and limit your activity for at least the next 24 hours.
Dr. Vega will outline a recovery plan specific to your surgery. We will schedule follow-up appointments as necessary throughout your recovery. Dr. Vega will assess your healing, remove or change dressings, and document your results. Based on your progress, he will also let you know when you can expect to resume normal activities.
If you are considering breast augmentation, go in and have the conversation with Dr. Vega. He was 100% on when it comes to the expectations of the procedure. - Jackie S.