As a woman, the size and shape of your breasts are an essential part of your body image. You can try exercises, padding, and garments that will enhance your bust, but none of those options are permanent.

When you are looking for a change that is meant to last, breast augmentation offers you a surgical solution. You can finally look in the mirror and see the breasts that you have always wanted.

What is Involved in Breast Augmentation Surgery?

When you opt for breast augmentation, your procedure will be specifically tailored to suit you. You decide what size implants you want, if you want silicone or saline implants, and where you want your implants to be placed. They are surgically placed in your breasts. 

After the procedure, the surgeon will fill your implants, adjusting the amount according to your wishes. You can expect an outpatient procedure with the use of some type of anesthesia to address your comfort level during surgery.

What’s the Best Placement for Your Implants?

We will talk with you about the placement of your implants prior to surgery. 

Your implants will look more natural when you have more tissue covering them. At the same time, implants that are placed over the chest muscle can maintain a better shape. 

When your muscles contract, it can alter the shape of your implants. If you are involved in intense strength training and bodybuilding, it would be advised to have your implants placed over the chest muscles. You may have a more natural appearance when you choose implants that are over the chest muscle.

What to Expect During Breast Augmentation Surgery

Once you’ve chosen the best placement for your implants, you can move forward with your procedure. You have another choice that is up to you when it comes to the incisions that will be made to insert your implants. 

Saline implants are safe when it comes to the possibility of rupture, but they are a stiffer type of implant. Silicone implants are softer and may give you more authentic results. 

However, you may have concerns about what will happen in the event that an implant leaks. We can discuss the safety information of each type with you. After they are placed, we will close your incisions. 

You’ll visit the recovery room until you are cleared to go. From that point, you will need to go home and rest, following all of our instructions concerning your incisions, your hygiene, and your level of activity.

Contact Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Maryland today to schedule a consultation and find out how breast augmentation surgery can help volumize your bust and improve the shape of your upper body.