Smaller-breasted women often choose breast implants to create a shapelier, curvier body, although many women seek breast enlargement to restore lost volume that occurs in their breasts after pregnancy or significant weight loss as well. A breast augmentation in Washington DC can help give you fuller, larger breasts and a more balanced figure.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Kay is recognized as one of the best breast specialists in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase metro area, and has helped thousands of women from Washington D.C. and beyond the surrounding area improve their figures with breast implants. In addition to breast augmentation, Dr. Kay offers a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for both women and men.
Please contact us online or call our Chevy Chase plastic surgery practice at 301-951-5120 for more information on breast augmentation.
The size of your breasts can be affected by a variety of factors, including hormone levels, genetics, age and changes in weight. The ideal candidates for breast augmentation should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about what breast implants can achieve.
A breast augmentation can:
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The costs associated with breast augmentation will vary depending on the type of surgical approach Dr. Kay takes, which type of breast implants are used and whether additional procedures are performed at the same time. The total costs of your augmentation will include Dr. Kay’s surgical fee as well as the fees associated with anesthesia and the surgical facility and any follow-up appointments. Dr. Kay and his staff are happy to explain all the available options for cosmetic surgery financing that can help make your breast enlargement even more affordable.
A breast augmentation, which is clinically referred to as an augmentation mammaplasty, increases breast size with the use of either saline or silicone breast implants, or even fat grafting. During your consultation, Dr. Kay will discuss with you the benefits of each so you can make an informed decision about which choice of implant is right for you.
During surgery, Dr. Kay will make an incision in the bottom crease in the breast, near the armpit or around the edge of the areola. Dr. Kay bases incision placement on your individual needs and preferences as well as the type of implant you have selected.
After creating the incision, Dr. Kay will then create a pocket where the implant will be placed. This pocket may be just underneath the breast tissue (sub glandular placement), or underneath the breast tissue and underlying pectoral muscle (submuscular placement). Like incision position, implant placement is chosen based on a variety of different factors.
In some cases, Dr. Kay may recommend including a breast lift with your implants. A combined breast augmentation with lift can not only increase bust size but also raises saggy or drooping breasts to a higher placement.
You should notice an immediate difference in your breasts following surgery although the final results may take several months to become fully apparent. Dr. Kay may ask you to wear a compression garment, elastic bandage or a special bra to support your augmented breasts and minimize swelling during the early stages of your recovery. You should be able to return to your normal work and activities after 5-7 days. You will be provided with detailed post-operative instructions to help your breasts heal with beautiful results.
By about 6 months after your breast augmentation, your implants should be in their final and permanent position. Your breasts should look larger, fuller and firmer, yet appear naturally flattering and proportionate. Along with an increase in breast size, many women also notice a boost in self-esteem following their breast enhancement. To learn more about the procedure click here.