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Breast Augmentation FAQ

We understand that you, like the many women who visit Dr. Fady Sinno for breast augmentation from in and around Columbia, MD have many questions about the procedure. Here he has provided answers to some of the questions he hears most often from his breast augmentation patients. Of course, you'll be free to ask as many questions as you would like during your consultation with Dr. Sinno in Ellicott City or Westminster.

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). Women visit Dr. Sinno from nearby communities such as Baltimore and Columbia for breast augmentation and other plastic surgery procedures.


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Dr. Sinno

Fady Sinno, MD, FACS, has over 20 years of plastic surgery experience. Dr. Sinno is admired for his commitment to natural results, comfort and safety.

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Is breast augmentation right for me?

Your reasons for wanting breast augmentation are unlike anyone else's. If you are unsatisfied with the size, shape or symmetry of your breasts, breast augmentation may be a good option. If you are hoping to improve sagging breasts, you may need to combine your breast augmentation with a breast lift. We insist that our breast augmentation patients are in good physical health and prepared to avoid smoking for several weeks both prior to and after their procedures.

Will I have visible scars?

Today's breast augmentation techniques allow for extremely inconspicuous incisions. One of the most common incisions is the periareolar, which runs along the border of the darker circle of skin surrounding the nipple. This allows good access for creating the breast pocket and fades to nearly invisible over time. Another commonly used incision is the inframammary incision, which is made in the breast crease. This allows excellent access to the interior breast anatomy, and is well hidden in the fold beneath the breast.

Can I still breastfeed after breast augmentation?

Most women do not experience problems breastfeeding after breast augmentation surgery. A qualified plastic surgeon should be able to preserve the glands and ducts so that breast feeding is not impaired. It is important that you discuss your desire to breast feed in the future with your surgeon.

How much time do I need to take off?

Some women opt to take a week off from work, but many find that they can return to non-physical jobs within just a few days. You will need to take at least 3 weeks off from exercise - more if your workouts are high-intensity. People who choose additional procedures like a tummy tuck may need more recovery time.

Can I still have mammograms once I have my implants?

Yes. Regular mammograms play an important role in ensuring your health and safety, and breast augmentation does nothing to prevent you from having them. Don't forget to alert the practitioner performing your mammograms that you have implants.

How long do breast implants last?

Today's breast implants are designed for extremely long-lasting results. In one large study submitted to the FDA, the rate of silicone gel implant leak/rupture was only 1.1% after 6 years! The new cohesive gel implants may last for decades. You should plan on having regular checkups to ensure the integrity of your implants.

Next Steps

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.

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    Baltimore / Howard County
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    Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fady A. Sinno

    5300 Dorsey hall Drive, Suite 102
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

    Phone: (410) 884-4200

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    Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fady A. Sinno

    826 Washington Road #220
    Westminster, MD 21157

    Phone: (410) 751-2348