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Breast Augmentation Surgery (Breast Implants, Mammoplasty Augmentation) – Northern Virginia

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breast Augmentation overview

Breast augmentation is a very personal decision. Some women may desire a more dramatic result while others may simply desire a slight enhancement or a return to pre-pregnancy size. Regardless of your reasoning, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA can help you choose the cosmetic breast augmentation procedure that best fits your lifestyle and goals. During your initial consult, our plastic surgeons can also discuss the differences between silicone and saline implants and help you determine which is best for you. We offer a variety of sizes to suit the needs of our diverse clientele.  

Ideal Candidates

Patients who want breast augmentation surgery may be ideal candidates if they meet some of the following criteria:

  • They feel their current breast size is too small 
  • They have lost the firmness of their breast because of weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
  • One breast is larger than the other
  • The size of the breasts is not in proportion to the rest of the body

What to Expect

Before you have breast augmentation surgery, there are several things your plastic surgeon will want to discuss with you to make sure you get the result you want. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the different types of silicone and saline breast implants, incision types, discuss the 'look' you desire, and examine your existing native breast tissue, breast shape, skin elasticity and pectoralis muscle. Measurements will be taken of the breasts and the chest wall, including base width, to help determine the best implant type. 

Once your surgeon has recommended a size range, you will get the chance to try on the implants in a bra and then look in the mirror to see which size you like best. For many patients considering breast augmentation, VECTRA imaging can be done to digitally show you what breast implants will look like on your frame. VECTRA is a special camera that takes a picture of your breasts and creates a 3-D rendition of your body so different size breast implants can be placed virtually and you can see how the different sizes will look on your frame.

This evaluation will help our team develop an ideal breast augmentation plan for your individual desires. 

Anticipated Results

After surgery, patients can expect to feel sore, so they will be given post-surgical care instructions and pain medication to be comfortable. Most patients take off work for up to a week, and bruising and swelling resolves around 1 – 2 weeks. It is recommended for patients to take it easy for the first week to heal and rebuild strength after surgery. The implants typically drop and take shape in the first several weeks, though there is some variability based on tightness of skin envelope, pectoralis muscle bulk and implant size chosen. Patients can resume full pectoralis exercises by 6 weeks and final photographs are taken at 3 months. Optimal results will reveal a beautifully natural contour.

Warranty Information

Another component to consider is the breast implant warranty. Warranties add value to your breast augmentation package by protecting you from additional costs down the road. Most breast implant companies warranty against implant rupture for up to 10 years.

At Austin-Weston, we go above and beyond the breast implant companies and provide a warranty regarding our results. All primary breast augmentation surgeries performed at Austin-Weston come with a three-year warranty, free of charge, that covers implant malposition (an implant too high or too low) and capsular contracture (excess scar tissue around the implant). If your surgeon thinks he can improve your primary breast augmentation result, your touch-up procedure at Austin-Weston will be covered free of charge. For patients only wanting to change the size of the implants, they are only charged the cost of the new implants. Any additional questions, just ask!

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Average Cost  
$5,900 - $8,000
Recovery Time  
1-4 Weeks
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Attain Balance with Implants

Breast augmentation surgery is all about balance. As one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed among plastic surgeons, this surgery can improve breast size and symmetry proportionate to the patient’s body shape. It is a surgery that produces stunning results for women who desire larger, shapelier breasts, and our patients are often thrilled with their enhancement. Please call our plastic surgery office and schedule your consultation with our team today.

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