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Enhance Your Bustline With Implants

Breast augmentation, often referred to as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at increasing the size, enhancing the shape, or restoring the symmetry of the breasts. This is achieved through the insertion of implants or by transferring fat from other parts of the body to the breasts (fat grafting). The procedure begins with a thorough consultation between the patient and their plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, preferences, and medical history.

During the surgery, the chosen implants, which can be silicone gel or saline-filled, are carefully placed either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. The choice of implant type, size, and placement is tailored to each individual to achieve the desired results while ensuring a natural look and feel. Women frequently seek breast enhancement in Washington, DC to augment their bustline, whether influenced by genetic factors, post-pregnancy changes, weight loss, or a desire for a more proportionate figure.

patient during consult for breast enhancement in Washington, DC

Benefits of Breast Augmentation:

  • Improved self-confidence and body image
  • Enhanced breast shape and size
  • Correcting congenital abnormalities of the breast
  • Restoring breast shape and volume after mastectomy or injury
  • Increased clothing options and the ability to fill out clothing more comfortably
  • Restored symmetry to the breasts
  • Long-lasting results with proper care and maintenance

What Happens During the Breast Augmentation Consultation?

During the breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan create a warm and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable discussing your goals and concerns openly. They understand that this decision is deeply personal, and they approach each consultation with empathy. Our plastic surgeons emphasize that they are here to listen to you without judgment or criticism and aim to understand your unique desires.

Dr. Patrick and Dr. Hannan will thoroughly discuss the breast augmentation procedure, including your options. During your consultation for breast enhancement in Washington, DC, they will elucidate the distinctions among implant types, incision techniques, and placement options, empowering you to make informed decisions aligned with your goals. Dr. Patrick emphasizes her commitment to treating patients like family, assuring you that she wouldn’t recommend anything she wouldn’t offer to her own loved ones.

You Might Be A Candidate If…

  • You are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your breasts.
  • You wish to enhance your bustline for aesthetic reasons.
  • Your breast size or shape has changed due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.
  • You want to improve the symmetry between your breasts.
  • You are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes.
  • You understand the risks and benefits associated with breast augmentation surgery.
  • You are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have fully developed breasts.
  • You are at least 18 years old for saline implants or at least 22 for silicone implants.
  • You are willing to follow all preoperative and post-operative instructions.

To determine if you’re a candidate for breast enhancement in Washington, DC, contact us to schedule a consultation.

patient during exam for breast enhancement in Washington, DC

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Your Breast Implant Options

Saline Implants

Saline implants are composed of a silicone outer shell filled with sterile saltwater (saline). They offer a firm yet natural feel and are adjustable in size during surgery. In the event of a rupture, the saline solution is harmlessly absorbed by the body. While some women appreciate the peace of mind provided by this, saline implants may feel less natural compared to silicone implants. However, they remain a safe option for achieving the desired breast size and shape.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with silicone gel. These implants provide a softer and more natural feel compared to saline implants, often preferred for their aesthetic resemblance to natural breast tissue. Silicone implants come in various shapes and textures to suit individual preferences and body types. While rare, a rupture in silicone implants may go unnoticed due to the cohesive nature of the gel, so regular monitoring is essential.

patient wit doctor during exam for breast enhancement in Washington, DC

What Is Recovery from Breast Augmentation Like?

After breast augmentation, you can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the chest area. During the first few days following your breast enhancement in Washington, DC, you must take it easy and avoid strenuous activities. You may also need to wear a supportive surgical bra to minimize swelling. Over the following weeks, you’ll gradually resume normal activities but avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for several weeks. Your surgeon will provide detailed aftercare guidelines, including instructions for wound care and follow-ups to monitor your progress.

Inspiring Confidence With Natural Results

Washington Women Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing exceptional care and natural-looking results for breast augmentation procedures. Led by Dr. Patrick and Dr. Hannan, our practice combines the expertise of two skilled surgeons to deliver outstanding outcomes. Our collaborative approach streamlines the process, reduces procedural time and anesthesia fees, and ensures you receive the highest level of care. If you’re contemplating breast augmentation, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to explore your options for breast enhancement in Washington, DC.

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