Attain Your Dream Figure With Breast Augmentation in Washington, DC

It can be a helpless feeling when you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your breasts. If you believe that they’re too small or somehow misshapen, it could cause you to feel self-conscious, unattractive, and undesirable. Although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having small breasts, we at Forman Plastic Surgery believe that you should be able to attain the appearance that you desire. If enhancing your breasts will help you achieve your aesthetic goals, then breast augmentation surgery could be the right choice.

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What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that typically involves the use of customized implants to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts.

In some cases, breast augmentation can also be performed using a process called fat transfer, in which excess fat is removed from another area of the body and transferred to the breasts.

Breast augmentation can be performed for a variety of reasons, including the following:

  • Enhancing breast size and improving breast symmetry
  • Restoring lost breast volume due to pregnancy, age, or weight loss
  • Reconstructing the breasts after mastectomy or other breast surgery
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Who Is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

If you’d like to enhance the size of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery. Generally, to be an ideal candidate for the procedure, you should meet the following requirements for breast augmentation surgery:

  • Are in good health, and not pregnant or nursing
  • Are 18 or older for saline implants, or 22 or older for silicone or gummy bear implants
  • Are not taking blood-thinning medications or can safely stop taking them for a period of time
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure

Types of Breast Implants

Before undergoing breast augmentation, you’ll need to decide which type of implants you prefer. There are three popular types of breast implants, each of which has its own pros and cons:

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are made of a silicone shell, which is filled with a cohesive silicone gel. They are available in a range of sizes, shapes, and textures to achieve a fully customized look. Silicone implants are generally considered to look and feel very natural, and they are unlikely to cause visible rippling or wrinkling. However, they are more expensive than saline implants and may require regular monitoring to detect potential complications, such as ruptures or leaks.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are also made of a silicone shell, but they are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Saline implants are generally less expensive than silicone implants and have a lower risk of serious complications. However, they may not look or feel as natural, and they can sometimes cause visible rippling or wrinkling of the skin.

Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants are a newer type of implant formed in a natural-looking teardrop shape, designed to maintain their shape and form even if the shell is ruptured. They are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel that is denser and firmer than traditional silicone gel, and are often ideal for women who want a larger breast size. Gummy bear implants are generally more expensive than other types of implants, but they are also less likely to rupture or leak and may require less frequent monitoring.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can be a transformative, life-changing procedure, giving women who always wished for larger breasts the chance to achieve the curvy look they want. Many women experience a huge boost in self-confidence after breast augmentation, improving their quality of life. Benefits include the following:

  • Enhanced breast size
  • Improved breast shape and symmetry
  • A more curvaceous, sexy figure
  • Improved proportions, achieving a feminine appeal
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Improved self-esteem & confidence
  • Long-lasting results
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What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

If you’re interested in breast augmentation, the first step will be your private consultation with Dr. Forman. During this meeting, you and the doctor will discuss the type and size of implants you prefer, the location of your incisions, and the specific placement of your implants.

Your breast augmentation procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis at our accredited surgery center. First, you’ll be administered anesthesia. Dr. Forman will then begin by making small incisions either around the nipples, just beneath the breasts, or under the arms (for saline implants). Then, based on your personalized treatment plan, he will carefully insert the implants into their ideal position. Finally, he will close your incisions with sutures designed to keep visible scarring at a minimum.

What Is the Recovery Like After Breast Augmentation?

After your breast augmentation surgery, you’ll need to rest for at least one to two weeks to allow your body to heal. During this time, you should take light walks periodically to keep your blood flowing. You should also refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol and be sure to closely follow all of Dr. Forman’s recovery instructions.

You may be given a surgical support bra to wear for several weeks after the procedure. This garment helps reduce swelling and allows your breasts to heal in their new, curving shape. You should be able to return to work after the first week or two, but you’ll need to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least four to six weeks.

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Breast Augmentation FAQ

How long do breast implants last?

How long does breast augmentation surgery take?

Is breast augmentation safe?

How long do breast implants last?

Typically, silicone and saline implants are FDA-approved for 10 to 20 years, but they’ve been known to regularly last for quite a bit longer.

How long does breast augmentation surgery take?

On average, breast augmentation surgery takes between one to two hours to complete.

Is breast augmentation safe?

Like any cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation does come with certain risks. However, when performed by a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Forman, it is considered a safe procedure.

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Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Your Breast Augmentation in Washington, DC?

If you’re considering breast surgery in Washington, DC, you can trust that you’ll receive the best possible care at Forman Plastic Surgery. Dr. Douglas Forman is a board-certified, fellowship trained plastic surgeon known for his compassion, technical skill, and artistic vision. As a highly award surgeon and leader in his field, he takes the time to get to know his patients and provide meticulous care and attention to detail, from the consultation through the recovery period. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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