Breast Implants in Bethesda: How to Choose a Size

Breast Augmentation DCOne of our most frequently asked questions is how to choose the best breast implant size by our breast augmentation patients.

I did a lot of research, and had multiple consults before ultimately choosing to move forward with my breast augmentation with Dr. Bruno. Of the multiple plastic surgeons I vetted, Bruno/Brown was by far the most articulate, thorough, professional and kind clinics. With any plastic surgery/operation, there is always a level of anxiety, because it is a big life decision, but they were able to put me at ease throughout the entire process. Their follow through has been equally impressive – Dr. Bruno called me the evening of my surgery to check on me, and his office called me the following morning to check on me as well. I cannot say enough good things about them, and would recommend them 10X over.

-Google Review

Breast implants are measured by exact volume in cubic centimeters (cc’s), so while a cup size might give you a ballpark range of the overall breast size you are trying to achieve, they will not help you choose a specific breast implant size. In addition, bra cup sizes can vary wildly from retailer to retailer. What a cup size can do, however, is point your plastic surgeon in the right direction in terms of the overall look you are going for with your breast augmentation procedure.

Right Breast Implant Size For You: How to Choose

A great place to start your journey to understanding the types of breast augmentation. There are two main ways we achieve the breast augmentation results:

  • Fat Grafting
  • Implant Augmentation

If you’d like implants, you can choose from silicone, saline, and Ideal implants. We encourage you to come in for a consultation so you can feel each type and discuss the differences with one of the doctors to ensure you make the best choice for you and your lifestyle.

There is a slight variation in size availability for saline and silicone breast implants, however, in general, breast implant volumes range from about 120cc to 800cc.

In choosing an implant size, it also helps to remember that your skin must stretch to accommodate the implants you choose, so if you have poor skin elasticity or are prone to stretch marks, your cosmetic results may be best if you choose implants that will not put undue stress on your skin.

I am so overjoyed, so ecstatic with the results, I couldn’t have imagined anything better. I will and have already recommended this practice to friends and family and will continue to use for this practice.

-Google Review

DC Breast Augmentation ProcedureBreast Implant Profiles

The implant profile affects the projection of your breast implants, and although they are not directly related to the implant size, it can affect how large or natural your breasts appear. Breast implants come in five different profiles: low, low plus, moderate, full, and extra full projections. The greater the profile of your breast implant, the greater the height of your breast side wall.

Many patients looking for bigger cleavage are less concerned that their implants look natural, and choose higher, fuller profile implants, as do patients with very narrow breasts.

Choosing a Breast Implant Size in Bethesda: Tools to Help Visualize Your Results

Implant sizing is helpful to some patients as they struggle to imagine how they would look with larger breasts. There are many tools Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery can provide you with to help you visualize how different breast implant sizes would look after surgery, and, while none can offer an exact representation, they can still give you a general idea of the look and proportions different implants would create.

Our sizing kit allows us to determine the overall desired volume and an approximation of how you will look after surgery. We do our sizing with a fitted t-shirt to see a general idea of the effect breast implants would have. 

A measuring tape can also be a great help. Having your surgeon take measurements of your chest wall dimensions will help you get a better understanding of your existing body proportions and how they would change with different breast implants. Your surgeon will provide you with appropriate context and a brief anatomy lesson during this stage of the decision-making process.

One of the best resources available to patients choosing a breast implant size is their surgeon’s breast augmentation before and after images. Looking at before and after photos of other patients who share a similar build, existing breast size, and desired breast size can provide some of the most useful direction to women considering implants. Review as many before and after photos as possible as you make your decision. 

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Input From Your Bethesda Plastic Surgeons

Drs. Bruno and Brown will be with you throughout the process of choosing the best breast implants for you and your lifestyle, however, the decisions about your implants will ultimately rest with you. Be sure to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who makes you feel comfortable asking questions and gathering all of the information you need to make an informed choice. Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery has spent many years helping women in Chevy Chase, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. choose their breast implants and can offer you invaluable input, helping you feel confident in your decision and ensuring your expectations are met. 

Bruno Brown Plastic Surgery is the most professional and friendly office I have been to! The staff there are amazing. You call or walk through the door and you feel like family!

Dr. Brown is a one-of-a-kind, top-notch, professional, and honest plastic surgeon! The facility is clean and well organized which puts me at ease!

I couldn’t have chosen a better practice for anything I need! I highly recommend Bruno Brown Plastic Surgery to anyone!

-Google Review

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Breast Augmentation in Bethesda: Implant Types, Recovery, and More

Are you considering breast implants but looking for more information before you make a decision? The experienced plastic surgeons at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery are here to help you determine if the procedure is right for you.

I did a lot of research, and had multiple consults before ultimately choosing to move forward with my breast augmentation with Dr. Bruno. Of the multiple plastic surgeons I vetted, Bruno/Brown was by far the most articulate, thorough, professional and kind clinics. With any plastic surgery/operation, there is always a level of anxiety, because it is a big life decision, but they were able to put me at ease throughout the entire process. Their follow through has been equally impressive – Dr. Bruno called me the evening of my surgery to check on me, and his office called me the following morning to check on me as well. I cannot say enough good things about them, and would recommend them 10X over. 

-Google Review

What to know about breast implants in Bethesda

Breast Implants in DCBreast implants can be used to increase the size of your breasts, restore fullness lost due to aging or weight loss, and offer more symmetry among many other benefits.

There are several types of breast implants including:

  • Ideal Breast Implants: Ideal Implants are saline implants that provide a natural feel and youthful look without using silicone gel by using a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold the saline.
  • Saline Breast Implants: The shell is filled with saline to your preferred volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts with a firmer feel.
  • Silicone Breast Implants: A silicone shell is filled to your desired volume and offers a more natural feel.

During your consultation, we’ll go through each type of implant to help you decide which is best for you. We’ll talk about your goals for your breast augmentation surgery, the size and shape you’re trying to achieve, your activity levels and lifestyle, and any other goals you’re hoping to achieve.

How we support you during your Bethesda breast implant recovery

Following your procedure, we will provide you with a supportive surgical bra to help control swelling. The average recovery time for most patients is between 1-2 weeks. It can vary depending on how the individual heals, but most can return to regular activity after a week and exercise after they’re fully healed.

Bruno Brown Plastic Surgery is the most professional and friendly office I have been to! The staff there are amazing. You call or walk through the door and you feel like family!

Dr. Brown is a one-of-a-kind, top-notch, professional, and honest plastic surgeon! The facility is clean and well organized which puts me at ease!

I couldn’t have chosen a better practice for anything I need! I highly recommend Bruno Brown Plastic Surgery to anyone!

-Google Review

To schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons and learn more about how breast augmentation in Bethesda can help you achieve your goals call 301-215-5955 or reach out online.

 

Are Bethesda Breast Implants Right For You?

Breast implants BethesdaHundreds of thousands of women choose to undergo breast augmentation each year. In fact, over 300,000 women opted into the procedure in 2018 alone. Women decide to undergo breast augmentation for a variety of reasons and each woman has different goals for the outcome of her augmentation. At Bruno | Brown we use three different types of implants that have different benefits and appearances allowing us the ability to tailor the procedure to you. If you’re curious about increasing your breast size or simply returning volume lost over time, breast implants might be a good option for you.

Benefits of breast implants in Bethesda

  • The size of the breast can be increased using implants
  • Volume can be added back to the breast following weight loss, pregnancy, or aging
  • Many patients see an increase in cleavage
  • Women who suffer from asymmetrical breasts can achieve more symmetry

How to know if you’re a good candidate for breast implants 

Before undergoing any procedure, you should make sure the procedure is right for you and can help you achieve your goals. Good candidates for breast augmentation are at least 18 years old, unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, and are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding. When you choose Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery for your breast implants, we’ll discuss your specific goals, what it would take to achieve them, and make recommendations as to the type of implant that would work best for you. We’ll discuss what to expect before, during, and after recovery so you can feel confident and informed going into your procedure.

Our doctors are highly trained and committed to providing the best possible results for our patients. We perform technically advanced procedures and always value patient safety above all else.

To schedule your consultation with one of our top-rated plastic surgeons for breast implants in Bethesda call 201-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

What You Need to Know About Breast Implants in Bethesda, MD

Breast Implants BethesdaBreast augmentation procedure is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. People choose implants for all sorts of reasons, from wanting to increase the size of their breast(s) to correct asymmetrical breasts. While it’s a relatively common procedure, it’s important to know what the procedure involves and if you’re a good candidate for surgery prior to opting into surgery.

What type of breast implant is right for you?

Not all implants are created equal, and you should know your options prior to choosing an implant. Different implants can achieve a different appearance, and some may be better suited for you than others. At Bruno | Brown, we have four ways to achieve your desired look:

  • Fat grafting
  • Saline implants
  • Silicone implants
  • Ideal implants

When deciding which approach is right for you, your doctor will discuss what you want your breasts to look like as well as your lifestyle to ensure it’s the right option.

When is the right time for surgery, and am I a good candidate for breast implants in Bethesda, MD?

Our doctors make patient safety a top priority and will ensure you’re a good candidate for surgery prior to starting any sort of procedure. Good candidates are 18 years of age or older, wish to enhance their breasts, have asymmetrical breasts, are generally healthy, and are not currently pregnant or nursing.

With an average recovery time of 2-4 weeks, you’ll be back to your everyday life in no time. We understand our patients have busy lives and schedules, and we want to ensure the best possible result. We’ll discuss the procedure in full so that you understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

Where can I find a top-rated doctor for my Bethesda breast augmentation surgery?

Choosing the right plastic surgeon for your breast implant procedure is of the utmost importance. You want to go into surgery knowing your doctor is knowledgeable and well-versed in this type of surgery.

The doctors at Bruno | Brown are committed to performing technically advanced procedures that provide great results while also keeping your health and what’s best for your specific case in mind.

Watch a full breast augmentation procedure!

To schedule a consultation for your breast implants, call 301-215-5955 or reach out online.

 

Have You Thought About Getting Breast Implants in Bethesda, MD?

Breast Implants in Bethesda, MDIf you’ve lost breast volume from aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss, breast implants in Bethesda, MD might be the right option for you.

Breast enlargement can improve project by increasing the size and symmetry of your breasts. Many women choose to get breast implants to feel more comfortable in their skin and increase self-confidence.

Options for Breast Implants in Bethesda, MD

Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery offers four types of breast implants:

  • Ideal implants: Uses a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold saline, providing a natural feel
  • Saline implants: A silicone shell is filled to your preferred volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts
  • Silicone implants: A silicone shell is filled to the desired volume and offers a more natural look
  • Fat grafting: Uses liposuction to transfer fat from other parts of the body to the breasts, giving a fuller look

Learn more about the breast enhancement procedure from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Implants?

Candidates include women who are dissatisfied with their breasts after losing shape and volume from pregnancy, weight loss, or aging, as well as women who have asymmetrical breasts or are interested in modest to significant breast enhancement.

If you are considering this procedure you should be at least 18 years old, in good physical health, and not pregnant or breastfeeding.

Our Approach to Breast Implants

There is a lot to think about and consider when deciding on the best breast implant type and size for you. The first step to your breast enhancement procedure is finding an experienced plastic surgeon like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery. Our expert plastic surgeons will work with you to meet your individual goals for the procedure and answer any questions you may have during your consultation.

Our physicians take a holistic approach to all procedures which also take into account your lifestyle and body type when helping you decide what type of implant best suits you.

Schedule your breast implant consultation in Bethesda, MD today.