Breast Augmentation

Are you unhappy about having small or asymmetrical breasts? Augmentation mammoplasty, or breast augmentation, can enhance your figure.

Oren Z. Lerman, MD, FACS is a Manhattan-based breast surgery expert who can give you the breast size, shape, and symmetry you desire.

Learn why Dr. Lerman has earned a reputation as one of New York City’s most respected plastic surgeons and what we can do for you.

Dr. Lerman Explains Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Oren Lerman offers two options for enhancing a patient's breast tissue at his New York City office: using breast implants (filled with silicone or saline) or using a patient's body fat. Both surgical techniques can be effective, but patients may be better suited to certain methods given their aesthetic goals. Dr. Lerman can explain the surgical process in more detail during a consultation and help you make the right choice for your needs.

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A Patient Reflects on Working With One of New York's
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"I had the distinct pleasure of working with Dr. Lerman in the OR. His skills and dedication are second to none. He treats every patient with respect. He focuses completely on one patient at a time. He achieves amazing results and will work and work until the results are perfect. He sets the gold standard." Shelley Sperling

Before & After Breast Augmentation

Explore Images of Results Provided by Dr. Lerman

By following the link below, you can explore before and after images of a breast augmentation patient who wanted to increase the size of her bust. Dr. Lerman placed breast implants to achieve her desired results.

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Dr. Oren Lerman is one of New York City's foremost experts on breast implants, breast augmentation, and breast reconstruction:

  • He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • He previously served as President of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • He is the Director of Breast Reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care
  • He is the Director of The Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship, where he trains surgeons in the latest breast surgery techniques

Dr. Lerman performs breast augmentation for women who are reconstructing their breasts after breast cancer treatment, and for women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts. He currently operates in Manhattan and in Westchester County. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman, contact us online, or call the location that's closest to you.

Manhattan: (212) 434-6980

Westchester: (914) 440-1182

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Dena Dubroff

New York, NY


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Dr. Lerman is a miracle worker! He was so thoughtful and caring. He is meticulous with his approach. He answered all my questions and was incredibly patient. I would refer him to any friend or family member

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Zoila OKeefe

New York, NY


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Wonderful bedside manner! He’s very knowledgeable in his craft- made me feel at ease.Says what he means and means what he says

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Breast Reconstruction with Implants

Dr. Lerman's Manhattan practice is a premier destination for women who require mastectomies, breast reconstruction surgery, or both. Dr. Lerman is a recognized leader in the field of reconstructive surgery who performs a variety of techniques. In addition to advanced microvascular flap surgeries, Dr. Lerman performs breast reconstructions with breast implants for qualifying patients.

Breast reconstruction with implants is a wholly different discipline from purely cosmetic breast augmentation. Restoring a natural feel and appearance to the breasts after cancer treatment requires a doctor with particular expertise and the knowledge to choose the right approach based on each patient's unique needs. Dr. Lerman is the experienced professional you need to rebuild your feminine form and begin a new chapter of your life with complete confidence.

Whether you are considering a preventative mastectomy, you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, or you had a mastectomy in the past, Dr. Lerman is ready to work with you. Schedule a consultation at either our Westchester County or Manhattan office to discuss your reconstructive options with Dr. Lerman.

Before & After Reconstruction with Implants

Restore Self-Confidence and Self-Image Following a Mastectomy

By following the link below, you can see images of a patient who underwent a double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction. Dr. Lerman performed the mastectomy using a nipple-sparing technique. He then reconstructed the patient's breasts with silicone "gummy bear" implants. The results of the surgery were natural-looking, maintaining the appearance of the nipples while the breast implants provided the volume necessary to restore her bustline.

"Like no other care I've ever received." Multiple Patients Share Their Stories

Dr. Lerman has helped many breast surgery patients from New York City and throughout the Tri-State. They come to his Upper East Side office because of his education and experience as a cosmetic surgeon and the quality of his results. These patient testimonials speak to the level of attention and care provided to anyone who visits Dr. Lerman's Manhattan practice.
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Discuss Your Surgery Options with an Expert

Whether you're interested in breast augmentation or breast reconstruction with implants, Dr. Lerman can help. In addition to being a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than two decades of experience, Dr. Lerman is the Director of Breast Reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care here in New York.

The team at our New York City practice can answer any questions you may have so you can make an informed decision about your surgical procedure. To discuss breast augmentation and reconstruction options, contact our plastic surgery office on the Upper East Side.

Manhattan: (212) 434-6980

Westchester: (914) 440-1182

A Patient Discusses
Her Experience
Under the Care of a New York City
Breast Enhancement Specialist

"Dr. Lerman is an outstanding surgeon and person.
I would highly recommend him to anyone considering
breast reconstruction and/or cosmetic procedures."
Dana M. Panzer
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Breast Augmentation Candidacy

If you are a healthy adult woman with fully developed breasts, but are dissatisfied with the shape and size of your breasts, then you are most likely a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery. Questions you should consider include:

  • Are you physically healthy?
  • Are you self-conscious wearing swimsuits and form-fitting tops?
  • Are you unhappy with the natural shape of your breasts?
  • Have your breasts lost their shape or volume after breastfeeding, weight loss, or as part of the aging process?
  • Is one of your breasts larger or shaped differently than the other?
  • Did your breasts fail to develop normally?

Regardless of your unique situation, breast augmentation is a personal, individualized procedure, and we always stress to our patients that it should only be undertaken for your own health and self-empowerment, and never for the approval or expectations of others.

Before & After A Lift with Implants

A Breast Enhancement Option for Women with Drooping or Sagging Breasts

Many women with sagging breasts think they need a breast augmentation when a breast lift may be better suited to their needs. Breast lift surgery repositions the breasts for a perkier, more youthful appearance. At his offices in Manhattan and Westchester County, Dr. Lerman can perform a breast lift on its own or in combination with breast augmentation.

Understanding Your Breast Implant Options

Saline Implants

Saline implants are silicone shells that are filled with sterile saltwater. When you choose saline implants, Dr. Lerman will insert the implants deflated, and then he will fill them with the saltwater once they are in place. This method often allows Dr. Lerman to make smaller incisions than would be necessary with silicone implants. Also, saline implants are arguably less risky than silicone implants because the saltwater will be naturally absorbed by the body in the event of a rupture. On top of that, saline breast implants are usually more affordable. The biggest drawback to saline breast implants is that they don't feel as natural as silicone breast implants.

Silicone Implants

Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel. Because they are inserted at full size, the incisions required for silicone implants need to be a little larger. However, silicone implants are a popular option because they feel just like natural breast tissue, and they produce the most natural-looking results. The silicone gel in these implants is not biocompatible in the same way that saltwater is, so ruptures of silicone implants (which are rare) potentially pose a higher health risk. However, if you monitor the integrity of your breast implants with periodic checkups, then you'll have little to worry about in terms of future complications.

"Gummy Bear" Implants

"Gummy bear" breast implants are a type of silicone implant made of a more cohesive silicone gel. The silicone gel in these breast implants is form-stable, so you could cut them in half and no liquid would come out (just like a gummy bear). Therefore, there is no chance of these implants leaking. Also, these breast implants are designed to maintain their shape better than traditional silicone breast implants. "Gummy bear" implants do require relatively large incisions, and they are the most costly type of breast implant that Dr. Lerman offers in Manhattan and Westchester County, NY.

Get Started with a Consultation Contact a New York-Based Breast Surgery Specialist

If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Oren Lerman in Manhattan or Westchester County, NY, to discuss your options. During your initial appointment, Dr. Lerman will:

Review your medical history

Examine the size, shape, and placement of your breasts, nipples, and areolae

Examine the quality and thickness of your skin

Review any current health conditions, allergies, and medications that could influence your surgical outcome and healing

Recommend whether intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia is ideal to ensure your optimal comfort

Help you decide what type of implant you want, where you want your implants placed, and where you want your incisions made

You can request your consultation right now by filling out our online form or by calling your preferred location.

Manhattan: (212) 434-6980

Westchester: (914) 440-1182

More Patients Share Their Experiences at Our Manhattan Office


Lizbeth Maxwell

New York, NY


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Dr. Lerman and his staff are amazing! I couldn’t be more satisfied with my results.

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Sydney Crossfield

New York, NY


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I couldn’t be happier with my results. Dr Lerman and his team were amazing!

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The cost of breast augmentation can vary based on the use of implants or fat grafting, whether you choose to combine augmentation with other procedures, and other factors. When you meet with Dr. Lerman at one of his New York offices, he can explain surgery prices and give you an idea of what it will cost to achieve your goals.

The Breast Augmentation Procedure

The breast augmentation procedure can typically be performed in two to three hours at our Manhattan or Westchester offices.
Dr. Lerman can provide a more detailed overview of the surgical procedure during a consultation at one of his New York City offices.
Dr. Lerman can provide a more detailed overview of the surgical procedure during a consultation at one of his New York City offices.

General Anesthesia

In most cases, we administer general anesthesia so you remain completely comfortable and sleep through the procedure.


Dr. Lerman will create the incisions around the areola, in the crease in the underside of the breast, or in the armpit.


Next, a pocket is created so the implant can be positioned in the ideal location for natural-looking results. Once the pocket for each breast is created, the implants are inserted and we can make any adjustments to achieve good symmetry.

Completing Surgery

After the incisions are closed with sutures, we will apply bandages as needed to protect the incision area and reduce swelling. We will also dress you in a surgical bra. The bandages should remain in place until you return for your first post-operative appointment.

What About Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is a condition that can occur when the body forms a significant amount of scar tissue around a breast implant. In extreme circumstances, the scar tissue can start to constrict the breast implant, which can lead to discomfort and a distorted appearance of the breasts.

Capsular contracture is a relatively rare side effect of breast augmentation surgery, but Dr. Lerman does everything he can at his Manhattan practice to prevent it. To begin, he will conduct a very thorough screening during the consultation process to determine if you are at high risk of capsular contracture. Then, during the surgery, he will operate with extreme precision and adhere to the highest sanitation standards, making capsular contracture less likely.

Ultimately, perhaps the best way to avoid capsular contracture is to choose the right implant type, size, and shape for your body. Dr. Lerman will help you select the right breast implants for your needs, so the chances of complications will be as low as possible.

What to Do If You Have Capsular Contracture?

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Although capsular contracture is rare, it does occur. Dr. Lerman has experience removing and replacing breast implants in women that experience this condition. If you have noticed hardening of the breasts, meet with Dr. Lerman to find out how he can improve the look and feel of your breasts. Contact our practice to request a consultation. You can also reach our Manhattan or Westchester offices by phone:

Manhattan: Call (212) 434-6980

Westchester: Call (914) 440-1182

Detail-Oriented and Trustworthy A Plastic Surgery Patient Shares Her Story

"Dr. Lerman is an amazing doctor and a very kind and caring individual. His attention to detail and ability to explain complicated surgeries make his patients and their families very comfortable. It is important to trust your doctor and Dr. Lerman is trustworthy! Thank you Dr. Lerman for your expertise and the amazing care that you provide!" Yelena Bernstein

Breast Augmentation Recovery Timeline

Following our post-op instructions can help patients manage discomfort and reduce the risk of post-surgical complications.
Following our post-op instructions can help patients manage discomfort and reduce the risk of post-surgical complications.

Light Walking

To prevent complications, patients should take short, light walks starting the day after surgery.

Returning to Work

Most patients take about a week off of work after surgery. Those with more strenuous jobs may need to take several weeks off of work to avoid lifting or straining in the treatment area.


Patients can slowly work light to moderate exercise into their routine after a few weeks. However, it is important to wait at least six weeks before engaging in strenuous workouts.

Surgical Bra

Patients should wear an approved surgical bra for at least four to six weeks after surgery. The bra should be worn both during the day and at night.

Breasts Settling

It can take up to three months for the breasts to settle and take on a more natural appearance. Patients will continue to see improvement in the position of their breasts for up to a year.

Contact Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Reduced Scarring and Beautiful Results

You want to choose a surgeon that can safely perform your procedure and achieve the best possible outcome. A board-certified plastic surgeon has undergone a rigorous training process that includes a degree and surgical training from an accredited institution, along with a thorough peer review process. Dr. Lerman is board-certified and has experience performing all types of breast surgery with a low rate of complications and high satisfaction rate. Contact us to request an appointment or ask a question. You can also reach our office by phone:

Manhattan: (212) 434-6980

Westchester: (914) 440-1182

A Genuine Focus on Patient Wellness Why Dr. Lerman Is a Renowned Plastic Surgeon in New York City


Melodie Mane

New York, NY


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Dr Oren Lerman is the best at what he does and gets incredible results. Bonus he has a pleasant personality, he is a true professional ,and is trustworthy. My post-surgical experience was wonderful  thanks to Jennifer Silver who is working around the clock. Always answering texts and checking-in daily. 5 stars!

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Cynthia Shechter

New York, NY


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Dr. Oren Lerman is not only a phenomenal surgeon with amazing outcomes, he is also a wonderful human being who cares about and listens to every single patient. His precise surgical techniques, skilled hands and creativity have earned him recognition with colleagues and patients alike. He has been rated the Top Doctor Award in Castle Connelly, however his skill speaks for itself. Dr. Lerman is nothing short of amazing. If I could give him 10 stars, I would.

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Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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"The one thing that is most important when we're doing cosmetic surgery and aesthetic surgery of the face or the body is to make sure that the patient is happy afterwards..." Dr. Oren Lerman

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