Types of Breast Implants in Washington, DC

When getting a breast augmentation you want the best of the best taking care of you. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will be with you from start to finish and help you pick the best implant for your lifestyle.

What are the different types of breast implants in Washington, DC?Breast augmentation DC

There are two types of breast implants to choose from and it really just depends on your preference.

  • Silicone – Silicone breast implants are just as they sound, made of silicone gel. These implants flow within its shell a little differently than saline but still offers a natural and vivacious look. One big difference is that patients must be over the age of 22 to be offered the option of silicone implants for a breast augmentation as stated by the FDA.
  • Saline – Saline is sterile saltwater and these implants are available to anyone over the age of 18. This procedure is slightly different though, with saline implants the empty shell is inserted into the breast and then once in, it is filled to the desired size with saline fluid. These implants are more likely to be felt or seen when under very thin skin.

How to Know Which Breast Implant in Washington, DC is Best For You

When it comes to which implant you should choose, it is really up to personal preference as long as you are over the age of 22 so you have both options. However, when it comes to size that’s a different story. Size depends on what look you’re going for, your body size, shape, breast fullness, and what will be ideal for your health as well.

During Your Consultation for Breast Implants in Washington, DC with Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery

During your breast augmentation consultation, we’ll discuss your specific goals for your breast implants, and figure out what type of implant may be right for you. We’ll also go through what you can expect during your recove=ry and be there to support you every step of the way. Our award-winning physicians are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients.

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DC Breast Implant Experts

There are many reasons to get a breast augmentation. Some of the main reasons are if you want larger breasts, your breasts are asymmetrical, you want your breasts to match your body better, or you want a little more volume. Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery is here for you from start to finish and our board-certified plastic surgeons will walk you through the process to get the result you’re looking for.

The Four Options For a Breast Augmentation in DCBreast Augmentation before and after surgery

  1. Ideal 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.
  2. Silicone Implant A silicone shell is filled to your desired volume and offers a more natural feel and look. Silicone implants usually last anywhere from 10-20 years.
  3. Saline Implants– The shell is filled with saline to your preferred volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts with a firmer feel. Saline implants also usually last anywhere from 10-20 years.
  4. Fat Grafting– Achieves a fuller look with a careful injection of fat. Fat is injected through very small straw-like cannulas leaving minimal evidence of the procedure.

If you’re ready for a new look and feel, Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery will help you get the results you’re craving to feel more confident in your body and look your best.

Top DC plastic surgeons who can help you with your DC breast augmentation goals

Our plastic surgeons are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures to help patients achieve their goals. During your consultation, we’ll walk through the different types of implants as well as fat-grafting breast augmentation options. We’ll help you determine the procedure, size, type and more that’s best for you and answer any questions you have along the way.

To schedule a consultation with one of the best DC plastic surgeons for your breast augmentation in DC call 301-215-5955.

Alicia Tenise Shares Her Breast Augmentation Experience with Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery

Alicia Tenise Breast AugmentationAlicia Tenise is a top D.C. based fashion, lifestyle, and travel blogger. She recently came to our team to undergo breast augmentation surgery and shared her full experience from beginning to end.

Why did Alicia choose breast augmentation surgery?

There are several reasons people choose to undergo plastic surgery. Whether it be to improve self-confidence, correct disproportions, or any other personal reason, it can be a rewarding experience.

Alicia chose to have the surgery following a weight gain that left her breasts disproportionate. This was not a decision made lightly and something she gave serious thought, but ultimately decided was right for her saying “I wanted to even out the size of my breasts, and I also opted to go a bit larger.”

She does say that “if you’re considering plastic surgery, you should do it for you and only you.” Adding that “if you believe that undergoing a cosmetic procedure will improve your self-esteem and self-confidence, then by all means: go for it.”

 

Alicia Tenise Breast AugmentationHow to choose a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation surgery

When choosing a plastic surgeon, you might not know where to start, especially if it’s your first procedure. Alicia researched long and hard before deciding to work with our team saying “I read dozens of reviews online and in local magazines, and I ensured that the surgeons were board-certified and asked the doctors about their experience with breast augmentation. If you’re thinking about getting any type of cosmetic procedure done, make sure to ask your doctor(s) how many years of experience they have, how they trained for the procedure, and how many times they’ve performed said procedure.”

Our team works with patients to ensure they know what the procedure entails and are ready to help you through the entire process. Alicia described her own experience saying “I had three pre-op office visits before the surgery and was able to get a feel for the staff and the office environment, and I loved how friendly and helpful everyone was. I also loved that the doctors and staff were always available to answer any questions I had. I felt like they prepared me very well for the surgery, and I knew what to expect. After the surgery, both doctors were on call to assist in any way necessary. I had my surgery right before Memorial Day Weekend, and both doctors called to check in on me throughout the weekend — even though it was a holiday. I called them at 8:30 AM on a Saturday since I had a question about medication, and I was able to get an instant response. I was shocked!”

 

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Choosing the right size implant for your breast augmentation surgery

Many patients ask for guidance on the right size and/or type of implant for them. We aim to advise you on the best option for you, but you do have the chance to see what your implants may look like with different sizes.

Of Alicia’s own experience she said, “with the help of Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown, I decided to get a 250cc implant on the left, and a 220cc implant on the right to even out the size of my breasts. I also opted for a silicone implant based on their recommendation. I went from a 34C to a 34DD.” She went on to describe the process of testing out different sizes: “I was able to try on a bra with the implants in the office to get an idea of what size I preferred. I knew I wanted relatively small implants, but I tried a range of sizes. It was great to try on the bra and know exactly what size I’d end up with!”

 

Alicia Tenise Breast AugmentationThe recovery process

We explain the recovery process to our patients beforehand, so they know what to expect. But when the unexpected arises, we are here to answer your questions.

Every recovery is unique, but Alicia found little to no issues with hers. As far as her recovery went, she said “Day two, I needed to take some medication to help with the discomfort. I wouldn’t say that I was in a ton of pain; my body was adjusting to the extra weight in front. The doctors told me to remove the surgical bra and wrap the second day and get into an underwire bra. I had to wear an underwire bra around the clock for a few days, and I was pretty swollen for the week after surgery. After four days, I was able to walk around normally and without any issues.”

To read Alicia’s full blog click here.

Schedule your breast augmentation consultation by contacting us online or calling us at 301-215-5955 today.