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Dr. Shatkin has been providing aesthetic breast surgery in Buffalo, Amherst and Western New York since 1989 and it has come a long way since then.  The advancement in technology alone has provided the industry with a much broader range of  surgical options.  

Breast Augmentation


Dr. Shatkin has been performing breast augmentation surgery in Buffalo using both silicone and saline-filled breast implants since 1989. He was an investigator in the FDA protocol study of silicone implants, prior to their approval in 2006.Breast augmentation, also known as breast enhancement, augmentation mammoplasty or breast implantation, is a surgical enhancement procedure that increases the size and shape of the woman’s breast. Breast implants surgery will make the breasts larger, adding volume and giving more fullness and projection.Breast implant surgery is a common procedure that can help women who are unhappy with their breast size or have changes following  weight loss or pregnancy.

The reasons for considering breast augmentation:

  • Enhance the size of the breast

  • Equalize the difference in breast cup size or make them symmetrical


Breast Augmentation-Fat Transfer


Dr. Samuel Shatkin offers breast augmentation with Fat Transfer.  He has developed his own unique technique where he concentrates fat cells removed with liposuction and injects them through a small incision to add volume to the breasts.  He has used this technique for many years for shaping the breast following cancer reconstruction, and now this technique can be an implant-free solution to improving shape and volume.  Fat is usually obtained from your thighs, buttocks, stomach, or other areas where there is some to spare. These natural fat cells are then reinjected gently into the breast tissue in the precise areas needed for volume and contour.  Recovery is minimal and patients can resume light activity after a brief recovery.  Fat transfer is an ideal procedure when a small to modest enlargement is desired.  Additional fat injections may be needed to achieve the desired result.

Office based surgery is available at his one-of-a-kind fully accredited ambulatory surgery center.

Breast Lift


Breast lift or medically known as mastopexy, is an operation that allows for lifting of the nipple areolar complex into a higher position and often requires tightening of the skin of the breast. The procedure allows Dr. Shatkin to tighten up the skin allowing the breast skin to become the brassiere to support the breast.  The breast lift procedure may also be accompanied by breast augmentation when larger breast size is desired or required.


Reasons for considering a Breast Lift

  • Breasts that have sagged or changed in position due to pregnancy or weight gain and subsequent loss

  •  Repositioning of the nipple and areola complex to a higher position and sometimes to generate symmetry with the opposite breast

  • Bring back the natural shape, balance and contour of the breast

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