Annapolis Breast Augmentation
All women want to feel beautiful, confident, and healthy. For many, this means having larger, shapelier breasts through breast augmentation in Maryland. Also called breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty, this procedure can greatly improve self-confidence and self-image while helping a woman feel more desirable and feminine.
Women considering breast enlargement in Maryland may notice that their breasts are too small or disproportionate to their overall physique. Some women may notice that their breasts have gotten smaller following childbirth. Breast augmentation also may be chosen following reconstructive breast surgery.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons will communicate with you every step of the way in discovering whether breast enlargement is right for you.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in the Annapolis, MD Area
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia in our ambulatory surgical center on an outpatient basis. An overnight stay is not usually necessary following this procedure. Breast enlargement procedures typically take 1 to 2 hours, but can take longer if combined with other breast surgeries.
During your breast augmentation, your surgeon will place the incision in one of the following locations:
- Infra-mammary: This incision is hidden below the breast.
- Transaxillary: This incision is made in the armpit.
- Periareolar: This incision is made around the lower border of the areola.
During your consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, you can discuss and determine which type of implant fits your lifestyle – saline or silicone. Silicone implants are made of a silicone rubber shell and are filled with silicone gel. Saline implants are made of a silicone rubber shell and are filled with sterile saline solution, or salt water. Plastic Surgery Specialists offer breast implants from leaders in implant technology in the United States and Europe.
Annapolis Area Breast Enlargement Recovery and Results
Following breast augmentation, women go home with a light dressing and a support bra to help comfort and support the breasts during recovery. Sutures are under the skin and should dissolve after healing is complete. There will be some post-operative pain for a few days, which is easily controlled by medication prescribed by your surgeon. In addition to medication, your surgeon will give you a list of post-operative instructions to follow to help you recover.
Other Breast Enhancement Procedures
Breast augmentation can be performed alone or in conjunction with other breast surgeries such as a breast lift(mastopexy). Including this surgery can enhance overall position of the newly enhanced breasts. Many women combine breast enlargement with a tummy tuck and liposuction in Maryland for a mommy makeover. Any additional surgeries should be discussed with your doctor.
Breast Augmentation Insurance Considerations
Breast augmentation is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. Breast enlargement patients are responsible for payment of surgical and related costs.