Breast Augmentation in Washington D.C.

Breast augmentation remains one of the most sought-after surgical cosmetic procedures and continues to have a high satisfaction rate.

DAVinci Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC, offers breast augmentation with highly customized breast enhancement options, including the transaxillary incision (scarless method) and more, to meet the needs of our patients.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases the size and enhances the shape of a woman’s breasts using saline or silicone implants placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles.

Who Can Benefit From Breast Augmentation?

Women With Naturally Small Breasts

Many women interested in breast augmentation have naturally small breasts and seek a more prominent and feminine bustline. Our plastic surgeons recommend breast augmentation for patients over 18 or 21 (depending on which type of implant is preferred) with no plans to immediately become pregnant, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can negatively impact their results.

Post-Pregnancy Breast Deflation

Mothers who have experienced a loss of volume and firmness after pregnancy and breastfeeding often describe their breasts as looking “deflated” and seek breast augmentation to restore or enhance their post-pregnancy appearance. While breast lift surgery addresses sagging, many women opt for breast augmentation to restore their figures as well.

At DAVinci Plastic Surgery, we advise women whose breasts have begun to sag to combine a breast lift with their augmentation for the best outcome.

Breast Asymmetry

Breasts are typically not completely symmetrical, meaning that one side may be slightly larger than the other. Most women may not be bothered by these slight differences; however, dramatically asymmetrical breasts can make them feel insecure about their appearance. Breast implants can correct this for balanced, symmetrical breasts that help women feel more attractive and confident.

Call DAVinci Plastic Surgery at (202) 966-9590 to learn how our Washington, DC, breast augmentation techniques can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

What are My Breast Augmentation Options?

Enhancing the size and shape of a woman’s breasts can help her feel better about her body, but no two women are the same. While some may want large, round implants and dramatic cleavage, others prefer a more subtle increase to improve their breasts’ size and shape. Regardless of your unique needs, our surgeon can create an individualized breast augmentation treatment plan to provide the long-lasting results you desire.

Incisions Model

Incision Options

The incision option that’s right for you often depends on the size of the implants you choose and whether or not you require a breast lift.

  • Inframammary incision
    • Made along the natural crease below the breast between the tissue and chest wall
    • Allows for precise implant placement above and below the muscle
    • Can accommodate most breast implant sizes
    • Easily hidden by bras and bathing suits
    • Commonly used again if subsequent breast surgery is needed
  • Periareolar incision
    • Made along the edge of the areola
    • Is easily concealed by the darkened skin surrounding the nipple
    • Excellent control for the surgeon during the procedure
    • Can be reopened for subsequent breast augmentation adjustments or revisions
  • Transaxillary incision
    • Made within the armpit
    • Uses an endoscope to insert the implants into the breasts
    • Can accommodate all saline implants sizes but may only allow smaller silicone implants
    • No scarring on the breast
    • No irritation or disruption of the mammary glands
  • Umbilical incision
    • Made within the belly button
    • Uses an endoscope to insert the implants into the breasts
    • No scarring on the breast
    • No irritation or disruption of the mammary glands

When breast augmentation is combined with a breast lift, the following incision options are available:

  • Periareolar - Also referred to as a concentric or donut incision, this option leaves little to no scarring and can be used for women when only mild sagging exists.
  • Circumvertical or lollipop - This option adds a vertical incision to the periareolar technique that extends down to the crease at the bottom of the breast.
  • Inverted-T or anchor - This option adds an inframammary incision to the lollipop technique.

Placement Options

Choosing the appropriate placement for your breast implants is critical to achieving the breast augmentation results you desire. The placement is often determined by how much natural breast tissue you have, the type of implants you want, and your lifestyle.

What Happens After Breast Augmentation?

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Breast Augmentation?

It takes four to six weeks to fully recover from breast augmentation surgery. In the initial week, you must wear a support bra and avoid many physical activities, such as lifting or reaching above your head.

You will slowly resume your regular daily routine after two weeks, but strenuous physical exertion, such as exercise, requires your surgeon’s permission. It is important to attend your follow-up appointments, so your surgeon can track the progress of your recovery and maximize your results.

Is Breast Augmentation Painful?

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. However, there is some discomfort associated with breast augmentation recovery.

Immediately following your surgery, your chest may feel tight and uncomfortable. It is normal to experience redness, bruising, swelling, and tenderness, but this can be controlled with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.

Will I Have Scars After Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can leave some scarring that typically fades nicely over time. It is essential to discuss your incision type and any concerns you have with your surgeon to determine the best option for your lifestyle. To minimize the appearance of scarring, be sure to protect your healing incision sites from sun exposure and ask us about scar treatments.

Your Washington, DC, Breast Augmentation Experts

If you are looking for top-level care and a wide variety of breast augmentation options in Washington, DC, check out our before and after photos below, and then call (202) 966-9590 to reach the helpful and knowledgeable team at DAVinci Plastic Surgery.

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Schedule Your Consultation at DAVinci Plastic Surgery

If you think that a Breast Augmentation may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the Breast Augmentation procedure, please contact DAVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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