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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. If you want fuller, rounder, more symmetrical breasts, then a breast augmentation may be able to help. As one of the most customizable plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation comes with a lot of options. Dr. Brown can help develop a treatment plan that is unique to your goals and concerns.
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Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammaplasty, 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. Breast augmentation surgery is often performed alone, but can also be combined with other complementary procedures like a breast lift. Patients will be able to choose the material (saline or silicone), size, shape, texture, and placement of their implants in order to achieve the specific results they want.
- Naturally small breasts
- Breast asymmetry
- Volume loss after childbirth and breastfeeding
- Volume loss after a significant weight loss
- Volume loss and sagging with age
You might be a candidate for breast enhancement if you are unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of your breasts. This can be due to aging, weight loss, childbirth, or genetics. With the use of implants, women can achieve a significant increase in breast size, while those who prefer a more subtle appearance might choose breast augmentation with fat transfer alone.
Candidates for Baltimore breast augmentation should be in good health and have fully developed breasts. Those who are currently breastfeeding or plan to have kids in the near future may want to wait to have their breast surgery performed to ensure consistent results
One of the biggest decisions you’ll make in the breast augmentation process is what type of implants to get. There are pros and cons to each type, and the choice will ultimately depend on your unique anatomy, body contour, and desired results.
Saline breast implants are silicone shells filled with a sterile saltwater solution. They can be inserted before being filled, which typically leads to a shorter incision and scar, although they are prone to “rippling” in some patients, and don’t feel as natural as silicone gel implants.
Silicone gel breast implants are silicone shells filled with a sterile silicone gel. These implants are popular as they look and feel very similar to natural breast tissue. It’s harder to notice when silicone breast implants leak or rupture, however, as the gel is not absorbed by the body.
A relatively recent addition to the options for breast augmentation patients is the so-called “gummy bear” implant. These implants are filled with a more cohesive silicone material that provides the natural feel while lowering the risk of complications from rupture that comes with a silicone implant.
Using general anesthesia, your surgeon will create a “pocket” for your implant to sit in. This pocket may be:
- Directly underneath the 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)
The placement of the implant has a subtle impact on the overall look and feel of the final result, and may depend on the type of implant for optimal appearance.
If you are also having a breast lift performed, breast skin will be trimmed and tightened before closing your incision.
The incision location for Baltimore breast augmentation may be hidden in three different places, depending on patient anatomy and preference, including:
- In the fold underneath the breast (inframammary or IMF incision)
- 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. 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.
A fat transfer breast augmentation involves the use of a patient’s own fat cells for the enhancement. Fat cells are obtained through liposuction, using tiny incisions where a cannula can be inserted to remove fat cells from the desired area. This is typically done on areas like the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. These fat cells will then be processed and purified. The fat will then be placed in the breasts in order to enhance size, shape, and contour.
Fat grafting breast enhancement is not for everyone; a person needs to have ample body fat for re-injection and only desire a small increase in breast size and shape.
After a breast augmentation procedure, some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort can be expected. Patients should plan to take about a week off work to properly recover at home. During this time, it is important to rest and avoid certain movements that involve the chest muscles like lifting weights or doing yoga. For several weeks, patients will need to avoid exercise, only adding more strenuous movement after getting the okay from Dr. Brown. As swelling diminishes over the next several months, the breast implants will also continue to settle into a more natural position.
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During your consultation at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme, we will be glad to answer all of your questions, including those pertaining to specific techniques that might affect your breast augmentation 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 want 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.