Breast Procedures


Board-certified plastic surgeon, Lawerence S. Glassman MD., specializes in breast implants and plastic surgery for breast lifts, breast reduction and gynecomastia in NYC. The doctor continues to advance his professional development through his role as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Glassman’s expertise spans all methods of cosmetic and plastic breast surgery, and his input is regularly sought by medical journals and professional organizations and patients seeking a plastic surgeon with advanced experience in breast surgery. 

Dr. Glassman’s commitment to ensuring top-tier patient care for his patients led to the founding of Glassman Plastic Surgery Center, a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center. Accredited ambulatory surgical centers, when an appropriate option, offer patients numerous advantages when undergoing plastic surgery including scheduling flexibility, convenience and comfort for patients and their guests, lower facility fees compared to hospitals, no wait times and no risk of hospital acquired infection. 

Breast Augmentation

Enhance your breast size and projection with a breast augmentation procedure in NYC. Breast augmentation involves placing implants in the breasts to add more volume. Saline and silicone breast implants, round and teardrop-shaped implants, and implants of all sizes are available to match your preferences and appearance goals. Dr. Glassman will help you select the ideal implants for your goals.

Breast Lift

Sagging breasts are the inevitable result of aging. Luckily, they can be corrected with a breast lift. The breast lift is a procedure where sagging breast skin is lifted for a tighter and younger appearance. During this surgery, breast asymmetries can be corrected, and nipples can also be resized and/or repositioned.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is primarily performed in conjunction with mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery to resolve or prevent breast cancer. The surgical techniques involved will vary to meet the aesthetic you want to achieve. It can involve placing implants or transferring a flap of tissue to restore the volume and appearance of the breasts.

Breast Reduction

Get rid of neck or back pain caused by heavy breasts with a breast reduction procedure. Patients can also choose to undergo a breast reduction if their breasts are getting in the way of their performance in sports or other physical activities. This procedure involves removal of glandular breast tissue, excess fat, and/or excess skin.


Gynecomastia is a medical condition where the male chest is enlarged to the point where there are “man boobs.” This condition can cause shame and body-image issues. Male breast reduction addresses excess tissue in the area, restoring a more masculine aesthetic.

TUBA (Trans Umbilical Breast Augmentation)

TUBA, or transumbilical breast augmentation, is a scarless breast augmentation procedure. The breast implants are inserted through a tiny incision in the belly button.

The Consultation

During a consultation, you and Dr. Glassman will go over your breast enhancement goals so that he can help you select the ideal breast procedure. He will perform a physical examination, and he will also ask you questions about your medical history. Past procedures may be discussed, along with allergies and any pre-existing medical conditions.

Next, Dr. Glassman will create a personalized surgical plan for your chosen procedure. He will tell you about the entire process, going over preparation, the procedure, recovery, and more. You are encouraged to ask questions. Finally, a date will be set for the surgery.

The Cost of Breast Enhancement Procedures

The price of a breast enhancement procedure depends on several factors. Cost can be affected by the specific procedure selected, the total time needed to perform the surgery, anesthesia fees, specific techniques employed, and more.

Set Up a Consultation

Schedule your consultation to learn more about breast enhancement procedures in NYC. Dr. Glassman will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options.

Frequently Asked Questions for Breast Procedures

Are Breast Implants Permanent?
Breast implants are not considered permanent and may need to be replaced or removed in the future due to factors like implant rupture, changes in the patient’s body, or personal preference.

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safer Now?
Silicone implants have evolved over the years since being restricted in the 1990s due to potential health risks, since then substantial research and development have been conducted to enhance the safety and quality of silicone implants.

What Type of Implant Is Better, Silicone or Saline?
The choice between silicone and saline breast implants is highly individual and depends on a patient’s specific goals, body type, and medical history. Saline and silicone implants are considered equally safe and feature different characteristics to consider.

What Type of Implant Is Better, Silicone or Saline?
The choice between silicone and saline breast implants is highly individual and depends on a patient’s specific goals, body type, and medical history. Saline and silicone implants are considered equally safe and feature different characteristics to consider.

What Are Factors to Consider with Silicone Breast Implants?

  • Natural Look and Feel: Silicone implants are often chosen for their ability to closely mimic the natural look and feel of breast tissue. They are considered by some to be more aesthetically appealing, particularly for women seeking a natural result.
  • Reduced Rippling: Silicone implants are less prone to visible rippling or wrinkling, making them a preferred choice for women with thin breast tissue.
  • Potential for Silent Rupture: Silent ruptures (when the implant leaks without external signs) can occur with silicone implants, so regular monitoring through clinical examinations and imaging tests is necessary.
  • Longevity: Silicone implants are known for their durability and tend to have a longer lifespan compared to saline implants.

What Are Factors to Consider with Saline Breast Implants?

  • Adjustable Volume: Saline implants are inserted empty and then filled with sterile saltwater during the surgery. This allows for adjustment of volume, which can be useful for achieving precise symmetry between the breasts.
  • Smaller Incisions: Since saline implants are filled after placement, smaller incisions are typically required, which can result in less noticeable scarring.
  • Immediate Rupture Detection: In the event of a saline implant rupture, the saline is absorbed by the body, causing immediate and noticeable deflation.
  • Simpler Removal: Saline implants are filled with a biocompatible saline solution, making them straightforward to remove if necessary.

What Is a Breast Lift, and How Is it Different than Breast Augmentation?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to address sagging or drooping breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue. It does not change the breast size but enhances their position and firmness.

Can a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation be Combined?
Yes, a breast lift and breast augmentation can often be performed together during a single surgical procedure that is referred to as augmentation mastopexy. This is popular choice for women who desire a more lifted appearance and increased breast size

What Are the Advantages of Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, offers significant benefits, including relief from chronic pain and physical discomfort, improved posture and ease of physical activity, and enhanced self-confidence by achieving a more proportionate and comfortable breast size. Patients also enjoy the practical advantages of easier clothing fit and reduced skin irritation, in addition to potential relief from migraine and nipple sensitivity issues.

What is Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
Following mastectomy surgery that has removed one or both breasts some patients choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery. Every aspect of a breast reconstruction surgical plan is unique to the patient. In cases where only breast requires reconstruction, the unaffected breast may need a lift or implant, so the breasts are symmetrical to one another in position and size.

What If I am Unsure About Breast Reconstruction, Can I Wait?
Breast reconstruction can be done post-mastectomy when and if the patient is ready to move forward with a reconstruction procedure. For patients who are likely to want reconstruction surgery and have not yet undergone mastectomy surgery, there are advantages in factoring in the likelihood of reconstruction as it would impact aspects of how the mastectomy is performed.

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