Hundreds of thousands of women have enhanced their figures and improved their self confidence with breast augmentation (breast enlargement, breast implant)
If you're self conscious about your breast size, breast augmentation offers you the opportunity to have a shapelier, fuller bust using the latest cosmetic surgery techniques. We invite you to schedule an in-depth cosmetic consultation with Dr. Burton where you'll have the opportunity to look at before-and-after pictures of our breast augmentation patients, try on implant sizers in a bra, and discuss your individual desires. You and Dr. Burton will discuss which implant size and shape is best for your body frame. Whether you would like to wear certain clothes, make your waist appear smaller, or simply restore the way you once looked before age and pregnancy took their toll, breast augmentation can help you achieve your goals.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, a small incision is placed either underneath the breast just above the crease, around the lower edge of the areola or within the armpit. A saline or gel implant is placed either behind the breast tissue or under the muscle depending on the size and contour desired. Dr. Burton will work with you to determine which size, shape and type of implant is ideal for your body. The procedure may take from one to two hours. You can be up and about within a day, but strenuous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for approximately four to six weeks. After the procedure, a soft, conforming bra may be worn for about one to two weeks to control swelling and maintain the position of the implants. Normal activities are gradually resumed during the same timeframe.
Who is the best candidate for Breast Augmentation?
In many cases, women wishing to undergo breast augmentation consider their current breast size unbalanced, too small or disproportionate to their body. Women who have lost a significant amount of weight or who have had children are also good candidates. Younger candidates must be fully developed before proceeding with this procedure.
What are the risks of having Breast Augmentation?
Any surgical procedure comes with inherent risk, such as the effects of anesthesia, infection, bleeding and swelling. These and other complications rarely occur and can usually be avoided. Thousands of women undergo breast augmentation successfully every year and are very satisfied with the outcome. Dr. Burton will discuss the risks with you thoroughly during your consultation.
Dr. Gary Burton is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial and body enhancements. Patients from the following areas and cities can conveniently schedule appointments in our Baltimore or Bowie Maryland offices: Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Hagerstown, Annapolis, College Park, Salisbury, Greenbelt, Bethesda, Potomac, Laurel, Crofton, Pasadena, Green Haven, Essex, Middle River, Severna Park, Arnold, Lochearn, Woodlawn, Towson, Aberdeen, Chesapeake City, Chesapeake Bay, Oxford, Westminster, Concord, Washington, D.C., Dover, Delaware (DE), Alexandria, Virginia (VA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA).
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