Breast Augmentation: Before & After, Procedure, and Recovery

Are you considering increasing the size of your breasts through breast implants or fat grafting? Breast augmentation is a very common plastic surgery procedure chosen by thousands of women each year. The procedure can help improve the symmetry of the breasts, increase size, increase volume, and help a woman achieve the breasts she’s been dreaming of.

About the breast augmentation procedure

Before undergoing your procedure we’ll determine whether an implant or fat-grafting is right for you. The different options are:

  • Fat GraftingThis can be done to achieve a fuller look with a careful injection of fat. In this procedure, fat is injected through very small cannulas leaving minimal evidence of the procedure.
  • Saline Breast Implants: For saline implants, the shell is filled with saline to your desired volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts with a firmer feel.
  • Silicone Breast Implants: For silicone implants, the implant shell is filled to your desired volume. This type of implant offers a more natural feel.
  • Ideal Breast Implants: Ideal Implants are saline implants that provide a natural feel and youthful look without using silicone gel. Ideal Implants use a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold the saline.

During your consultation, we’ll discuss your cosmetic surgery goals and each option as they relate to your goals. For some patients, we even add an additional procedure to achieve their goals. For example, a breast lift or even a tummy tuck can be added so that your recovery time is combined and you can achieve all your goals at one time.

Our experience with breast augmentations

Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform technically advanced surgical procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients. We aim for your complete satisfaction with your results and will answer any questions you have along the way. Our team will also be there to support you through your breast augmentation recovery, which typically lasts 1-2 weeks.

To schedule a consultation with one of our doctors and discuss your breast augmentation options call 301-215-5955 or fill out our consultation form online.

 

 

 

 

Breast Lift Before & After: What You Can Expect

Are you one of the many women whose breasts have begun to sag over time due to aging, weight loss, and pregnancy? Over time, breasts lose their elasticity and can begin to sag leaving them looking deflated and you feeling less than confident in your own skin. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts and ready to make a permanent change, a breast lift might be the right option for you.

Breast Lift in DCThe breast lift procedure explained

The breast lift procedure is meant to enhance your breasts’ shape by giving them a more youthful and perky appearance. In this procedure, incisions are made to the breasts in order to lift the breast and improve the overall contour. After the incisions have been made, the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, the nipple and areola are repositioned, and any excess breast skin is removed. There are a few ways the procedure can be performed:

  • Anchor: 3 basic incisions, one around the areola, one vertical to the breast crease, and one horizontal along the breast crease
  • Lollipop: 2 basic incisions, one around the areola and one vertical to the breast crease
  • Periareolar: 1 incision around the areola
  • Crescent: 1 along the top half of the areola

This procedure is meant to lift the breasts, but many patients are curious about adding breast volume or even reducing volume. During your consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons, we’ll go through your goals with you to help determine if you’re a good candidate for a lift as well as any additional procedure such as breast augmentation.

The typical breast lift surgery takes roughly 2-3 hours to perform and the recovery, which varies from patient to patient, averages 1-2 weeks.

Our experience with the breast lift procedure

Our doctors are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients. We take a holistic approach to plastic surgery and aim to give you the results you desire. We’ll talk through the different procedure options with you and answer any questions you have so you feel confident moving forward.

To schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons and learn more about if a breast lift is right for you call 301-215-5955.

 

 

 

 

Breast Implants: Implant Types, Procedure, & Recovery

Are you currently considering breast implants but aren’t sure if they’re right for you? The experienced plastic surgeons at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery are here to help you determine if the procedure is right for you.

What to know about breast implants

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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, and any other goals you’re hoping to achieve.

How we can support you during your 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 you’re fully healed.

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

 

 

 

 

How To Choose The Breast Augmentation Procedure For You

The breast augmentation procedure has been popular for decades. Women opt for this procedure to increase breast size, improve breast symmetry, add cleavage, or restore volume lost due to pregnancy or aging. Each patient has their own set of reasons why they want the procedure and for that reason, there are several options to choose from. Depending on your goals, one augmentation option may be best for you, but how do you choose?

The Types of Breast Augmentation You Can Choose From

  • Silicone implants– A silicone shell is filled to your desired volume and offers a more natural feel.
  • Saline implants– In this procedure, the shell is filled with saline to your preferred volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts with a firmer feel.
  • 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.
  • Fat grafting– 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. This procedure is also great for those who have a little extra fat in other areas of their body that they would like to remove.

Why Patients Choose Bruno | Brown for Their Breast Augmentation Procedure

Our doctors are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results. During your consultation, we’ll talk through why you want the procedure, your goals for the procedure, and each option. We can go through your questions with you about the procedure as well as recovery so you can feel informed and confident with the next steps.

To schedule a consultation and learn more about each breast augmentation option and which one might work best for you call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

How to Find the Right Breast Implants for You

Breast Augmentation DCThe breast augmentation procedure is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Women across the nation undergo the procedure to increase their breast size, improve cleavage, increase breast fullness and feel confident in their body. But, when you decide you want a breast augmentation it’s important to find the procedure that matches your goals for your desired look.

Your breast implant options

  • Silicone- A silicone shell is filled to your desired volume and offers a more natural feel.
  • Saline- The shell is filled with saline to your preferred volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts with a firmer feel.
  • 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.
  • Fat grafting- Some patients don’t want implants or feel they aren’t right for them, but there is an option. 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.

Considerations for your breast implants

During your consultation, we’ll go through your goals for your procedure. Each implant can offer a different look so we’ll work to find the one that’s perfect for you. We’ll talk through the size and fullness you would like and how each implant could achieve that look.

Our doctors perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients. We take the time to listen to your wishlist and answer any questions you have before we get started. We’re here to help you achieve the breasts you want and support you through the process.

To schedule a consultation to find out if breast implants are right for you and what implant type may be best suited to your goals call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

4 Things To Know Before Getting Breast Implants

Breast Implants DCIf you’re one of the many women considering breast implants, there are a few things to know before deciding on the procedure.

The 4 things to know about breast implants

  1. Not all implants are the same– Some implants can give you a fuller look, others can offer more projection, and some offer a natural look. At Bruno | Brown we offer ideal implants, silicone, and saline. Each implant has its own set of benefits which we can discuss during your consultation.
  2. You can combine the procedure with others– Many of our patients choose to combine their breast implant procedure with other procedures such as a breast lift or tummy tuck. Combining procedures can also mean that your recovery time is combined and you can reach your overall goals quicker.
  3. Scarring can be minimal and practically invisible– Each patient heals differently, but our doctors are extremely conscious about incision placement so your scarring is minimal, and for some patients completely unnoticeable once fully recovered.
  4. There are other options to enlarge your breasts without implants– Some patients aren’t sure that they want to commit to getting implants, in that case, a fat-grafting breast augmentation might be right for you. In this procedure, we can remove fat from other areas of your body and place it in your breast to enlarge it using your own fat.

What we’ll go over during your breast implant consultation

During your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals for your breasts and what you’re hoping to achieve. We want to ensure it’s the right procedure for you and go through what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. Our doctors perform technically advanced procedure to achieve the best possible results for our patients and we pride ourselves on giving our patients results they’ll be happy with for years to come.

To schedule your consultation with Bruno | Brown for breast implants call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

When Is the Best Time to Get a Breast Augmentation?

Breast Implants in DCSo you’ve read articles, looked at before/after photos, and begun to research doctors but you may still be wondering, what is the best time to get a breast augmentation?

Ideal timing for your breast augmentation procedure

  • You’re near your ideal body weight– We recommend that our patients are near their ideal body weight as weight loss and weight gain can have a large impact on the appearance of your breasts. We always want our patients to be happy with their results for years to come and to ensure long-term success, it’s best to maintain a relatively steady weight.
  • You’re not currently pregnant– This goes for almost any procedure, but we recommend that you wait until you’re no longer pregnant and your body has had time to adjust after giving birth. Pregnancy and its after-effects can drastically change your breast’s appearance. We can discuss this during your consultation as our recommendation can vary from patient to patient.
  • You’re ready to make a change in appearance– We understand that most patients take time to do their research prior to scheduling a consultation, but it’s important to fully understand the procedure you’re opting into. We’ll talk you through the procedure and ensure it’s right for your specific goals prior to moving forward. The procedure can drastically change your appearance and we want to ensure it’s in line with your desired look.
  • You have a week or two to recover– As with any surgery, there is a recovery period that should be taken seriously. Some patients need longer to properly recover than others but we always recommend you take your time easing back into your daily routine. This is something we’ll discuss prior to surgery so you can properly prepare for your recovery period.

What we discuss during your consultation for a breast augmentation

We’ll go through your goals and questions during your consultation. We feel it’s important that each patient is making an informed decision when it comes to their body. If we feel another procedure would benefit you more, we’ll discuss that option as well. Our doctors are highly trained and aim to give you the result you want through our technically advanced procedures. To learn more about our process and if a breast augmentation is the right option for you schedule a consultation with us.

To schedule your breast augmentation consultation with one of our highly trained doctors call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Your 4 Breast Augmentation Options

Breast Augmentation DCIf you’re curious about breast augmentations but aren’t sure if they’re right for you, we can help you find the right implant to achieve your goals. Hundreds of thousands of women opt into breast augmentation surgery each year but not all procedures are the same. There are 4 distinct ways to augment the breasts. Whether you’re looking to drastically increase your breast size, get a bit of a boost, or simply gain symmetry, there’s an option made just for you.

The four options you have for a breast augmentation

  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.
  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.
  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.

Our experience with breast augmentations

We’re passionate about helping our patients achieve their goals through procedures that are suited to their needs. During your initial consultation, we’ll go through the different options and how they can benefit you. We’ll walk you through each procedure and recovery time so you feel confident and informed before we get started. We perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients.

When you decide to learn more about breast augmentation we’ll happily find you the right implant for you and support you until you’re healed completely and in love with your results.

To schedule your appointment for a breast augmentation consultation and find out which type of procedure is right for you call 301-215-5955 or click here.

When To Consider Breast Implants

Breast Implants in DCBreast implants are common among women who wish to achieve larger, more symmetrical breasts. Many women wish to achieve larger looking breasts. Some turn to push-up bras, others turn to workout routines, but the only way to achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results is breast implants.

Signs that breast implants may be right for you:

  • You’re unable to achieve your desired result non-surgically– Push-up bras, exercise, and other non-surgical options can certainly help your breasts look larger than they are, but if you’re still unable to achieve the results you want and you’re ready for a more permanent solution, breast implants might be right for you.
  • You want more symmetrical breasts– It’s very common for women to have two different sized breasts. In most cases, the difference in breast size can be masked with clothes and clever bra tricks but if you suffer from a major difference and you’re ready for your breasts to match, breast implants can help.
  • You want to achieve more cleavage and larger breasts– Breast implants can make your breasts larger and/or achieve more cleavage. Whether you’re simply looking to achieve a fuller breast or you’re wanting to achieve a larger look, we can help find the right implant for you.

Preparing for your breast implant consultation

When you come to Bruno | Brown for a breast implant consultation we’ll go through the different implant options with you and compare their results to your goals to find the perfect implant for you. We’ll discuss how you would like your breasts to look and any questions you have about the procedure. We aim to make our patients feel informed and confident about their procedures before making any final decisions. We perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible result and support you until you’re healed completely.

To schedule a consultation with one of our top-rated DC plastic surgeons for your breast implant procedure call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

4 Reasons To Undergo a DC Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation DCThe breast augmentation procedure is incredibly common and chances are you know someone who has undergone the procedure. There are several reasons patients opt for a breast augmentation and whether you’re looking to make a slight or significant change we can talk through your options in your consultation.

4 reasons the DC breast augmentation might be right for you

  1. You want larger breasts– Perhaps the most common reason, many patients wish to achieve larger breasts through an augmentation.
  2. Your breasts are asymmetrical– Many women have asymmetrical breasts with varying severity. A breast augmentation can give you the symmetrical breasts you desire.
  3. You want your breasts to match your body– Some women are born with naturally smaller breasts and may simply want their breasts to match the rest of their body. A breast augmentation can be used to make your breast slightly larger, much larger, or simply offer your body more balanced proportions.
  4. You want more breast volume– After pregnancy, weight loss, or aging you may notice your breasts aren’t as full as they once were. A breast augmentation can help you achieve the full and voluptuous chest you once had.

If one or more of these reasons applies to you and you want to learn more about your breast augmentation options, give us a call to schedule a consultation.

Highly rated plastic surgeons in DC who can help you with your 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 that’s best for you and answer any questions you have along the way.

To schedule a consultation with one of our top DC plastic surgeons for your breast augmentation in DC call 301-215-5955 or click here.