Breast Augmentation

Not all women are happy with the size or shape of their breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fady Sinno offers breast augmentation surgery to help women from the Baltimore and Columbia, MD, areas achieve the fuller, more feminine look they 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.

Why do women have breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation gives women larger breasts using implants that are placed under the breast tissue. Every woman chooses breast augmentation surgery for her own reasons, which 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

Some women also choose to combine breast augmentation with liposuction or a tummy tuck – especially mothers whose bodies changed after pregnancy and breastfeeding. 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.

How do you know if you need a breast lift with implants or just implants?

While breast augmentation often reduces minor breast sagging, Dr. Sinno may recommend you combine it with a breast lift to achieve firmer results. If your nipples have descended below your breast crease or point downward, it’s likely you will need a lift to raise and reshape your breasts and implants to make them fuller.

Testimonials

  • “I am incredibly happy with the results of my mammoplasty! The results have far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sinno was very knowledgeable, professional, and transparent with me about the procedure. Dr. Sinno and his staff are incredible and are always a pleasure to work with! They provide excellent personalized care and I was very impressed with the surgery center.”

    – Patient Review on Vitals

  • “Dr. Sinno, is caring, intuitive, and extremely skilled. He is more interested in producing an artistic, natural, and beautiful result than in simply making money. I consider him to be one of the most ethical and professional plastic surgeons in the region. I highly, highly recommend.”

    – TriciaLeanne

  • “I have been going to Dr Sinno for more than 15 yrs, I had 3 surgeries, He has the best bedside manner & his professionalism is beyond anyone I met! I Love my results. He is truly an artist. I can’t say enough about him, I HIGHLY recommend him.”

    – Rbsbeauty

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How is a breast augmentation procedure performed?

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 afterward 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 will be either 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.

Which incision is best for breast augmentation?

Dr. Sinno offers several choices for breast augmentation incisions, and his selection will depend on your preference, anatomy, and breast implant type. The options include:

  • Inframammary: Runs along the fold between the breast and the chest wall.
  • Periareolar: Traces the lower border of the areola, the darker tissue surrounding the nipple.
  • Transaxillary: Hidden within the armpit.
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What are the options for breast implants?

At your consultation, Dr. Sinno will discuss your breast implant options in depth. He will help you customize your choice of implants based on several factors, including:

  • Fill material (saline or silicone)
  • Size (measured in ccs)
  • Profile (size of base and projection from the chest)

Dr. Sinno will explain the extensive information provided by the FDA about breast implant safety and the advantages and limitations of each type of implant. To learn more, visit our Breast Implant Options page.

How long is recovery from breast augmentation?

Most patients are able to return to non-physical jobs or school a few days after the surgery. You will need to take at least 3 weeks off from exercise–more if your workouts are high intensity. 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.

What can I expect after breast augmentation surgery?

During breast augmentation recovery, you might 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.
Dr. Fady Sinno

Meet Dr. Fady Sinno

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fady Sinno provides individual attention and personal care to each of his patients. His warm, personal approach and exceptional results make him a top choice for Baltimore, MD, area men and women who want to look and feel their best.

Meet Dr. Sinno
Dr. Fady Sinno's credentials Dr. Fady Sinno's credentials

Is having breast augmentation worth it?

Dr. Sinno’s patients 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.

More Breast Augmentation FAQ

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 after breast augmentation?

Today’s breast augmentation techniques allow for extremely inconspicuous incisions. One of the most common incisions is the periareolar incision, 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.


What is capsular contracture?

Scar tissue, called a capsule, naturally forms around a breast implant after it is placed during breast augmentation surgery. In most cases, this scar tissue is thin and allows the implant to move freely within the pocket. In some cases, the capsule thickens and closes down around the implant, causing distortion, discomfort, and even pain. Dr. Sinno can correct this complication with revision surgery that includes surgically altering or removing the capsule and replacing the implant.


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 breastfeeding is not impaired. It is important that you discuss your desire to breastfeed in the future with your surgeon.


Can I still have mammograms once I have my breast 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.

What are my 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 Ellicott City and Westminster offices are conveniently located near Baltimore, Annapolis, and Frederick.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received.
Vitals
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
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ABSOLUTELY WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!! Dr Sinno and his team are knowledgeable and friendly! I am ecstatic over my results! Thank you Dr. Sinno, Rima * Tayra!!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2021
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Dr. Sinno is one of the most caring plastic Surgeons I have had the pleasure of meeting. His staff is no different and will go the length to assist you in any possible way. A coworker recommended him to me when I needed breast reduction surgery. After meeting him for consultation I knew he is the right surgeon for me. And he did an excellent job! Thank you Dr. Sinno, and staff for being who you are, and making me happy. God bless you all. You are the Best
Google
5.0/5
Jul 1, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Sinno and his team have been great. I am completely satisfied with my results and my only regret is not seeing Dr. Sinno sooner. I haven’t been happy with my initial breast implants for many years and went to several consults. After my consult with Dr. Sinno, I knew I would be in great hands. He explained everything in a way that was easy to understand yet still comprehensive. He was patient with all my questions and was never condescending. He really listened to me and what I was looking to achieve. He explained everything clearly including possible risks. I really appreciate his honesty and attention to detail. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon. Thank you to Dr Sinno and his team! It was totally worth it.
Vitals
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Sinno and his staff has been very positive. I highly recommend Dr. Sinno. He is an excellent, talented plastic surgeon. In 2009 he performed an upper eyelid surgery and I was very pleased with the results. So, when I decided to get a facelift in 2019, I again decided to go to Dr. Sinno. Dr. Sinno and his staff are very professional, kind, and caring. They made me feel comfortable and at ease. He did an amazing job. I look natural and years younger than I imagined. I am extremely happy with the results of both surgeries. Dr. Sinno and his staff went above and beyond my expectations in both service and results.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
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Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
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Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
Google
5.0/5
May 4, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his entire staff are top notch. They will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. They take amazing care of me from start to finish and during follow ups. Excellent service and excellent results.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and staff are the best! I was 100% satisfied with the support I had from them before, during and after my surgery! I received a tummy tuck with lipo and the results are life changing! I am only 2 weeks post op and loving my new body! I couldn’t thank Dr.Sinno and the staff enough for everything!!!! Love them and would go back in a heartbeat
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
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where to even start! i got a labiaplasty at dr. sinnos office on a whim right before I moved and they were able to fit me in before I moved with enough time for the post surgery check ups. Dr. Sinno is super knowledgeable in the labiaplasty procedure and I took a long time researching it. This had actually been a surgery I was wanting and avidly researching since I was 12 years old. Thank you to the entire staff and Dr. Sinno, they did everything to make me feel comfortable and happy the entire time. I definitely recommend him for labiaplasty especially if you’re looking for a wedge labiaplasty. if you want to see the healing process i posted it on his realself!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 15, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and entire staff make cosmetic procedures a most pleasant experience. I also received recommendations on a skin care/anti-aging regime, and I have been happy with that as well. Their after care/follow-up with their patients is also excellent. I would entrust Dr. Sinno in any of my future plastic surgeries. He delivers amazing results!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
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I had scheduled consultations with two surgeons, Dr. Sinno being my first. After meeting him and his staff, I cancelled the other consult. My experience exceeded my expectations. The staff is very welcoming, compassionate and clearly take pride in what they do. Dr. Sinno was very patient, answered all of my questions, addressed all of my concerns and truly put me at ease. The day of my procedure was picture perfect. Everything went well and according to plan. I am so pleased with my choice with Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery. Thank you Dr. Sinno and staff for caring so much!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 22, 2021
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Was in need of a breast augmentation after much volume loss after extended breastfeeding. Through a family member's recommendation, I scheduled a consult with Dr. Sinno. He was the second plastic surgeon I received a consultation with and he exceeded my expectations from the very first visit. His bedside manner was so down to earth, nice, respectable, and knowledgable. He took my concerns seriously and gave me above and beyond the results I wanted. His staff is so gracious and just as compassionate as he is. I felt at home and that I had a good surgical team taking care of me before, during, and after my procedure. My procedure was on a Friday and my post-op was scheduled for the Monday following. One of the nurses called me on Saturday on her personal cell phone just to check up on me and give me helpful advice. I have never experienced this type of excellent treatment from any medical team before. They are committed to their patients. For anyone afraid or skeptical of certain procedures, Dr. Sinno and his team will comfort you, work with you, and make you feel right at home. I would recommend him to anyone!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 4, 2021
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Full disclosure: I consulted with 3 plastic surgery practices in Howard County before choosing the Sinno Center. I wanted to make sure I made the best decision with as little bias as possible. I have nothing but nice things to say about the Sinno Center. From the moment I walked in I had a good feeling. Dr. Sinno is a brilliant, extremely talented surgeon. The staff is just as amazing; they know their stuff, and they've been there for years which was very important to me. Dr. Sinno did an excellent job. They are always very responsive, professional, and polite. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend the Sinno Center to anyone contemplating plastic surgery of any kind. Thank you SO much Dr. Sinno, Justine, Rima, Tayra and everyone else at the Sinno Center! One of the best decisions I've ever made in my life.
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5.0/5
Feb 3, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his staff are the absolute BEST! Everyone there are polite and friendly. His office is very clean and professional. The entire team is clearly dedicated to providing outstanding service! I see Dr. Sinno for Dysport injections. He always takes the time to do a thorough consultation. He really listens to me so he understands what I’m hoping to accomplish during my visit. He makes his recommendations in a way I can really understand him too. He is very easy to talk to and before I know it, my visit is over. I love my results!!! 100% I recommend!!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his entire team are amazing, personable and extremely knowledgeable. They take you step by step to ensure your comfortable with your decisions, never making you feel rushed or pressured. The day of my surgery I felt 100% at ease in knowing that I was in good hands. Dr. Sinno is an extremely proud perfectionist at his craft. I'm 100% happy with my decision and happy I chose the Sinno Center. I"ll forever be a part of the SInno Family. Crystal Smith
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5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
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Dr.Sinno is AMAZING!!!!! I could go on and on...I would recommend him to anyone who wants a doctor who builds a trusting relationship with you. He listens to exactly what you want and delivers above and beyond! You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and it shows. Every single staff member is so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and caring!!! Their office is always so clean and welcoming. TRULY THE BEST IN TOWN!
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5.0/5
Jan 27, 2021
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I searched for 8 years to find a plastic surgeon that I felt I could trust. The moment I met Dr. Sinno's team, I honestly felt like I was home. From the time, I walked into Dr. Sinno's practice everyone was kind, warm and welcoming. I got the exact results I asked for during my consultation. Dr. Sinno exceed my expectations, I don't believe I could of found a better plastic surgeon. Dr. Sinno and his staff are beyond amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Sinno for your life changing needs! He gave me confidence that I thought I would never have in my life!!
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