Breast augmentation refers to any cosmetic surgical procedure that increases, alters, or adds volume to the size of your breasts. There are many reasons why some women seek out a breast augmentation procedure, including the desire for a fuller and more youthful look, improving self-esteem, or returning to their pre-pregnancy figures. You may want larger, fuller breasts, while others may want to correct breast asymmetry. For such an important decision, you want to make sure you are working with the best. Dr. Troy Pittman is a Board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in these procedures. Breast augmentation surgery in Maryland can offer multiple solutions to patients seeking to enhance their feminine appearance.
How Can Breast Augmentation Help?
The goal of a breast augmentation procedure is to enhance the breasts’ size, making them larger and fuller. For patients who think that their breasts are too small, would like to correct unevenness, or wishes to restore volume to their breasts after a pregnancy, a Maryland breast augmentation procedure can help. However, if the patient is looking for perkier breasts, without an increase in the overall size, a breast lift procedure may be the best choice, which Dr. Pittman also performs.
Good candidates for a breast augmentation procedure include those who do not smoke, are generally in good health, and do not suffer from weight fluctuations. It is also recommended that surgical patients are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and have no compromising medical conditions.
Are Breast Implants Always Used in Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast implants consist of either silicone gel or sterile saline, and are surgically inserted in a pocket that Dr. Pittman makes in the chest/breast area. Silicone implants are silicone shells filled with a cohesive silicone gel, and many patients prefer these implants as they feel more natural. Saline-filled implants are also used and consist of silicone shells filled with sterile salt water. However, implants do not always have to be used in a breast augmentation procedure. In cases where qualified patients do not wish to have implants, fat transfer is an option. This is where the surgeon removes some of the patient’s own fat using liposuction, and the fat cells are then injected into the breasts, increasing volume and size.
How a Breast Augmentation Surgery Works
A breast augmentation procedure in Maryland is done on an outpatient basis in our fully-accredited state-of-the-art surgical suite. Patients undergo general anesthesia, where they are asleep during the procedure, which typically lasts under two hours. Dr. Pittman will make an incision in one of two places: under the arm (axillary) or in the crease under the breast (inframammary). He then separates the breast tissue from the chest’s underlying connective tissue and creates a pocket near the breast and the chest wall, where he inserts the implant and centers it behind the nipple. If a fat transfer is used, the patient’s fat cells are then injected into the breasts.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
Following the surgery, Dr. Pittman will apply a surgical bra that the patient wears for several weeks. Some swelling, soreness, and bruising may occur for a few weeks after surgery, and incisions will fade with time but might not disappear completely. In most cases, Dr. Pittman will recommend post-operative pain medications and increased rest.
Discover the Possibilities of Breast Augmentation Surgery in Maryland
If you are looking to add volume and augment your breasts, correct breast asymmetry, or merely want to roll back the aging process, contact Somenek + Pittman MD about breast augmentation surgery in Maryland. Breast augmentation is the most frequently performed plastic surgery, and Dr. Troy Pittman and our staff would be glad to discuss your goals and expectations. Also ask about our Crisalix 3D feature which uses virtual reality imaging to render a virtual image of your expected appearance.