Augmentation mammoplasty, more commonly known as a breast augmentation procedure or breast enlargement through breast implants, is one of our specialties. In Baltimore and throughout Maryland, our practice has a reputation for helping women aesthetically enhance the shape and size of their breasts. Our doctors bring a unique combination of experience, surgical skill, and personal attention to every procedure. For natural-looking breast enlargement with breast implants, women in the Maryland area can rely on Dr. Rosenberg and The Plastic Surgery Center.
The breast augmentation procedure begins with a consultation, during which you’ll discuss your desired look with Dr. Rosenberg. From there, you’ll undergo an outpatient procedure, followed by post-surgery checkups and care.
During the consultation, Dr. Rosenberg performs a comprehensive evaluation and discusses your goals for breast enlargement. He will then carefully advise you on the type, method, and placement of breast implants that suit you best, according to your body type, desired look, and lasting effect. Often, a variety of breast implant types, access locations, and breast implant positions will be available to you, and Dr. Rosenberg will advise you on the options that will be best for you.
During this time, you will choose what type and size of breast implant you want, which Dr. Rosenberg will walk you through. The two main types of implants are saline and silicone, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks. For a more in-depth preview of your breast implant options, see our types of breast implants page. You’ll get a very good idea of what your breasts will look like after surgery, and it’s during this time Dr. Rosenberg can answer any questions you may have about the breast augmentation procedure.
At our office located near the Baltimore area, the actual breast augmentation procedure is most often performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Typically, the procedure lasts less than two hours, and side effects may include temporary soreness, swelling, and bruising. Most patients can return to work and perform non-strenuous activities in five to seven days.
During this initial recovery period after your breast enlargement, you will be relaxing and following the medical directions given to you by Dr. Rosenberg. After the first 24 – 48 hours, most patients are encouraged to be up, out of bed and walking around, but need to take it easy.
It will be extremely important to follow Dr. Rosenberg’s directions exactly, as this is the time when breast implants settle into their pockets and the breasts begin to take the shape that you’ll love for years to come. A little swelling after breast enlargement is normal, but if you think you’re swelling too much or your breast implants look odd, contact us right away.
After your breasts have healed, we advise you to visit us periodically so Dr. Rosenberg can monitor how the implants are taking to your body, and to make sure there are no leaks, warping, or other problems.
Don’t pick your implant size based on how you would like to buy your bras or what size your friend got during her breast augmentation.
When choosing the size of your breast implants, it is more important to consider your body’s anatomy rather than your desired cup size. Often women think in terms of cup sizes because of buying bras. Cup sizes can vary from brand to brand so when you select an implant you will want to consider the proportions of your body, shoulder and hip width, height, weight and your current breast size.
Implant sizes vary based on the amount of fluid or gel in the implant. An implant can be as small as 125cc – which may be just right for correcting asymmetry but when a patient is trying to achieve a fuller bust line, the implant may be 300cc, 400cc or more.
At our offices, you will be able to “try on” different implant sizes, see different implant profiles and browse through pictures to help you select the best size for your body.
Well known for his exceptional results in breast augmentation, Dr. Rosenberg takes the time to explain all the options for breast implants and works with you to develop a plan for achieving the results you desire.
If you are interested in any of the plastic surgery options we offer, including breast augmentation; we are committed to helping you reach your personal goals with experienced, superior care.
The cost of breast augmentation surgery varies due to many factors. These factors are the type of implant used, incision type, location of surgery, doctor, medical costs, and more. Most breast augmentation procedures range between $5000 to $10,000. Since it is a cosmetic procedure, most health insurance companies will not cover the cost of breast augmentation.
The recovery period from breast augmentation is about one week. Most patients need to rest and wear a compression garment during this time. At the one-week point, many are able to return to work. As for exercise and strenuous activities, these can typically be resumed after six weeks.
There are many things that need to be done in preparation for a breast augmentation. Many patients will need to take a blood test prior to their surgical procedure as well as adjust medications in case of complications. Smokers will be asked to stop smoking at least a month prior to their breast augmentation. Patients should also schedule someone to drive them to and from their surgery, as well as take care of them at home for the first 48 hours.
After breast augmentation, patients will feel sore. They should avoid bending, lifting, and straining their muscles as their breasts heal. Also, patients should sleep on the back or on the side in order to keep pressure off of the breasts.