Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown offers a variety of breast augmentation options to patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
What is a Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. It involves placing implants, or transferring your own fat, to boost the size of the breasts and/or to reconfigure their shape. Breast augmentations provide long-lasting results, and can be customized to give you the exact look you desire.
Benefits of a Breast Augmentation
Many women are self-conscious because of their flat-chested appearance. Others have lost volume due to aging, breastfeeding, or weight loss, and desire their old figure back. A breast augmentation helps these ladies achieve the feminine physique they so desperately long for.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?
You may be a good candidate for a breast augmentation if:
- There are no underlying health concerns that would prevent you from having anesthesia
- You have reasonable expectations concerning your results
- You had a current mammogram that did not reveal any anomalies
How are Breast Augmentation Procedures Performed?
Using local or general anesthesia, your surgeon will create a “pocket” for your implant to sit in. This pocket may be:
- Directly underneath breast tissue and on top of the pectoral muscle (sub-glandular placement)
- Partially under the pectoral muscle (dual plane placement)
- Fully underneath the pectoral muscle (sub-muscular placement)
Once the implant is inserted, your internal tissues are then sewn together. If you are also having a breast lift performed, your outer skin will be trimmed and tightened before closing your incision.
The incision may be hidden in three different locations, depending on patient anatomy and preference.
- In the fold underneath the breast (inframammary or IMF approach)
- At the border of the areola (periareolar approach)
- In the armpit (transaxillary approach)
In order to achieve optimal results with an incision in the armpit, the surgeon must use specialized equipment including a camera and video screen. This procedure is commonly referred to as “scarless breast augmentation” since the incision is hidden within the armpit and there is no visible scar on the breast. The technical name for this procedure is “endoscopic transaxillary breast augmentation.” Dr. Brown is pleased to have this specialized equipment and be able to offer all three of these incision options to patients.
How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost in Baltimore?
The estimated total cost can vary from $5,500 to $8,500 depending on procedure and implant type. Our highly-customized breast augmentation procedures are tailored to your own individual needs. During your consultation with Dr. Brown, he will answer all of your questions, including those pertaining to specific techniques that might affect your cost. We will also help you determine the best method of payment based on your needs and budget. Many times, we are able to offer specials that help patients maximize their cosmetic procedure dollars. On other occasions, we may recommend financing through a major credit card or low-interest financing through CareCredit® or Prosper® Health Care Lending.
If you are anxious to look and feel your best, contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation. We proudly serve patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
*Individual results may vary.
*Timeframe for recovery varies by patient.