Frequently Asked Breast Surgery Questions in Maryland

Breast Augmentation Questions

What is Breast Augmentation?
During surgery to enlarge the breasts, (augmentation mammoplasty), an implant is placed under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle beneath the breast. A breast lift can also be useful for women who want a firmer, more youthful appearance without increasing the size.

What’s the difference between saline and silicone breast implants?
Saline implants are filled with saline, usually at the time of surgery. Some women feel saline implants can feel hard or unnatural, but improved surgical techniques – such as placing the implant behind the chest muscle and slightly overfilling it have made saline a good choice. At the time of surgery these implants can be filled with different amounts of saline to correct or avoid any breast asymmetry. Silicone gel-filled breast implants create breasts that have a very natural look and feel. Silicone implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and profiles.

The choice between saline and silicone encompasses many factors including your current size, shape, concerns and goals for the outcome of your surgery. Dr. Rosenberg will discuss the choices for the best results in your specific case.

How long does it take?
Breast augmentation surgery usually takes between one and two hours.

What is a Breast Lift?
Mastopexy, or breast lift, can be performed either by itself or in conjunction with breast implants to improve the results of breast enlargement.  A breast lift can raise sagging or drooping breasts and elevate the nipple and areola.

Why choose us?
As a leading plastic surgery center in the Baltimore, Maryland area, we are able to ensure that every patient receives personalized care of the highest quality. The skill of our surgeons in obtaining superior results is what truly sets us apart. If you are thinking about breast enlargement surgery, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

What is the cost?
Since plastic surgery has become so popular in the last ten years, procedures involving plastic surgery have grown less and less expensive. With many financing options available today – breast surgery has become an affordable option for many women. Surgery cost varies depending on exactly what is needed in your particular case. Often, breast augmentation is combined with a breast lift or other procedure to give you exactly the result you desire. We will discuss the costs and payment options with you during your initial consultation.

Tips on choosing a surgeon:

  • Always select a surgeon that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Select a surgeon with extensive experience in facelift procedures
  • Select a surgeon that provides personal, in-depth care including taking the time to answer your questions and discussing your expectations.