Breast augmentation has emerged as the second most popular plastic surgery procedure after liposuction. Between 1997 and 2012, more than 4.5 million breast implant procedures were performed in the US, as per the figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Ever since the approval of saline and silicone implants by the FDA, this procedure has achieve wide acceptance among women.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides breast augmentation and various other procedures in a state of the art surgical environment. They provide the procedure for both aesthetic and reconstruction purposes. MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and surrounding communities.
Women with one or more of the following conditions may make suitable candidates for breast augmentation plastic surgery:
- Breast size is disproportionately small
- The woman seeks larger breasts for aesthetic reasons
- Breasts have lost volume following pregnancy or weight loss
- Breasts are asymmetrical
- Congenital defects are present in one or both breasts
- Breast reconstruction is needed following mastectomy
Customized Surgical Planning
An experienced plastic surgeon will customize the breast augmentation procedure to suit the specific anatomical and aesthetic needs of the patient. The final outcome will depend to an extent on the choices made with regard to the type and size of implants, the location of incisions, and the placement of implants in the breast tissue.
Choice of Implants
Patients will have a choice between traditional saline implants and advanced silicone gel implants. Silicone implants have become more popular over the years because of their more natural touch and feel and pleasing aesthetics. Implant shapes may be anatomical and round, and the sizes can range from 120 cc to 960 cc. Choices in profiles and textures are also available. The right combination must be chosen to achieve optimal results in breast augmentation.
Incision Location and Implant Placement
Breast implants can be surgically inserted through an incision located at the base of the breast along the crease, under the arm, or around the circumference of the areola. In a few cases, the incision may also be located around the navel. Implant placement may be made below the pectoral muscle or in front of the pectoral muscle behind the breast tissue. The surgeon will make these choices in close consultation with the patient.
Breast augmentation is usually performed as an outpatient surgery with the patient under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The surgeon will place the incisions in a discreet location as per the surgical plan. A breast pocket will be created through the incision to accommodate the implant. Thereafter, the surgeon will place the implant and adjust it appropriately into position. The incisions will then be closed carefully with sutures.
Following surgery, most patients will be able to return to their regular activities or go to work in about 10 to 14 days. Mild pain and soreness in the incision areas can be experienced in the first week, which can be addressed with pain medications.
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