Atlantic Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgeons located in Salisbury, MD & West Ocean City, MD
Women who have asymmetrical breasts or want to enhance the shape or size of their breasts can benefit from breast augmentation surgery. Jason T. Arrington, MD, of Atlantic Plastic Surgery, helps women in Salisbury and Ocean City, Maryland, get that extra sense of self-assurance to look and feel their best. Dr. Arrington is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing custom breast augmentation surgeries since 2000. Call or schedule a consultation online to learn about the different types of breast enhancement surgeries.
Breast Augmentation Q & A
What is a breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that restores the fullness, size, and shape of your breasts through breast implants or sometimes through fat transfers. This type of cosmetic procedure can:
- Increase the fullness and firmness of your breasts
- Even the symmetry of your breasts
- Balance your overall body proportions
- Enhance your self-image
Breastfeeding and aging take a toll on breasts, and some women find their breasts become deflated and droopy. In this is the case, an augmentation along with a breast lift may be able to give you the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Arrington determines the best way to give you the look you desire and explains your options.
How is breast augmentation performed?
Most breast augmentation surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, and you’ll be under anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. To prepare for the implant, Dr. Arrington makes an incision in less-visible places -- either along the edge of your areola, at the fold just under your breast, or in your armpit -- to minimize visible scarring.
He creates a small pocket near your chest muscle and inserts the implant. Implants go under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue (over your muscle), depending on the type of implant you’ve selected.
How long is the recovery after breast augmentation?
Immediately following surgery, your breasts are wrapped in gauze bandages to support them while they heal. You may need to wear an elastic support bandage or bra to minimize swelling. Dr. Arrington and his team go over everything you need to know about your recovery period.
After a breast augmentation, most women are able to return to some of their normal activities within two or three days, but you won’t be able to do any type of strenuous exercise. Expect to be a bit sore and swollen after the surgery, so you’ll want to take it easy at first.
Dr. Arrington monitors your healing progress and lets you know when it’s safe to resume your activities. Over the next six weeks or so, the pain and swelling go away and you’ll feel more comfortable.
Talk with Dr. Arrington about your expectations for breast augmentation. He discusses your desired outcome and lets you know if you're an ideal candidate. There are several different options available for breast augmentation, so it’s likely that he can provide an implant or transfer process that works for your specific needs.
If you’d like to explore the possibility of breast augmentation, you can schedule a consultation online or call either office location to make an appointment.