Not all women are happy with the size or shape of their breasts. Breast augmentation in our Baltimore area practice enlarges and enhances the breasts. This procedure can help you achieve the fuller, more feminine look you want. At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we will work with you from initial consultation to final results to make sure your breast enhancement surgery helps you achieve your aesthetic goals.
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We can help you achieve the look you want. Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). Dr. Sinno has offices near Baltimore, Annapolis, and Frederick.
About Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation gives women larger breasts using an implant that is placed under the breast tissue. Breast implants are made of a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or a saline (a salt water solution). Both types of implants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At your consultation, Dr. Sinno will explain the extensive information provided by the FDA and the advantages and limitations of each type of implant. While every woman chooses breast augmentation surgery for her own unique reasons, these reasons often include:
- Increasing breast size to achieve a balanced figure
- Correcting a noticeable imbalance in breast size
- Restoring breast size that is lost during pregnancy
- Enlarging small or sagging breasts
- Reconstructing breasts after mastectomy
While breast augmentation often reduces breast sagging, Dr. Sinno may recommend you combine it with a breast lift to achieve firmer results. Some women also choose to combine breast augmentation with liposuction or a tummy tuck in Baltimore – especially mothers whose bodies changed after pregnancy. He will review your surgical options with you and take the time to thoroughly answer your questions when you meet with him at your consultation.
What to Expect
Dr. Sinno performs breast augmentation surgery on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia, so you will sleep through the entire procedure, which takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards and help you out for the first day or two.
Dr. Sinno makes an incision that is placed where resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible. After making the incision, Dr. Sinno will lift your breast tissue and skin to carefully create a pocket for the implant. The pocket either will be directly behind your breast tissue or beneath your chest wall muscle. Dr. Sinno usually places the implant behind the chest muscle to achieve the most natural looking results.
Absorbable sutures (stitches) are used to close the incisions internally and tape is placed on the outside. A gauze bandage may be put over your breasts to aid healing. Local anesthesia is applied to the breasts before the end of the surgery to keep you comfortable for hours after waking up from anesthesia.
For the first 2 weeks after surgery, you will be required to wear a surgical bra 24 hours a day, except when bathing, to support your breasts during initial healing. We recommend that you sleep on your back instead of your side as well. Most patients are able to return to work or school within a few days after the surgery, but will need to refrain from strenuous exercise for about 3 weeks. During recovery you might also notice:
- Your breasts may heal at different rates. One may swell, one may feel less comfortable than the other, or the shapes may look different at first. When fully recovered, your breasts will look very similar and natural.
- You may hear or feel a "sloshing" sensation after surgery. This is not the implant! Sometimes fluid accumulates in the area around the implant immediately after surgery. It will all be absorbed by your body within a few weeks.
- The skin of your breasts may appear temporarily shiny due to swelling. Within a few weeks, the swelling will disappear and the skin will return to normal.
Women usually love their fuller, more shapely breasts after breast augmentation surgery. They also often report increased self-confidence and self-esteem. The results of your breast augmentation are permanent. But do keep in mind that as your body and skin continue to age, your breasts may show some natural sagging.
Are you ready to find out more about breast augmentation surgery? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). His offices are conveniently located near Baltimore, Annapolis, and Frederick.