Breast Augmentation

Gary Burton, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Bowie, MD

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. If you’re unhappy with the shape and size of your breasts, you should consult with Dr. Gary Burton, at his office in Bowie. As a skilled plastic surgeon with 20 years of experience, Dr. Burton can discuss the procedure with you and how he can help bring out your inner beauty and improve your body shape. Call today or book an appointment online.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation also referred to as a boob job, is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of your breasts with implants. Breast augmentation is also a good choice if your breasts are asymmetrical, lost their shape and volume after a significant weight loss or pregnancy.

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?

During your consultation with Dr. Burton, he determines if breast augmentation is the right choice for you.

Good candidates are:

  • In fine health
  • Nonsmokers
  • Dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts
  • Realistic about expectations

After it’s determined that you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation, Dr. Burton shows you before and after photos, so you can get an idea of what to expect. He also has you try on implant sizers in your bra to help determine the size and shape that suits your figure. Together, you determine which implant is the best choice for you.

What types of implants are available?

There are many different breast implant types available. However, the most common types are round and smooth breast implants either filled with silicone or saline.

What can I expect during breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a precise procedure that Dr. Burton performs under general anesthesia. Once under anesthesia, he makes a small incision either under your breast, at the lower edge of your areola, or under your armpit. He then inserts the silicone gel or saline implant.

Dr. Burton may place your implant:

  • Subpectoral - below your pectoral muscle
  • Subglandular - above your pectoral muscle, but below the mammary glands

The breast augmentation procedure takes one hour. After surgery, you should be up and about within a day or two, but Dr. Burton recommends you refrain from strenuous activity for five weeks. He also recommends you use a soft, conforming bra while healing to help hold your implant in place and reduce discomfort.

To discover how breast augmentation can improve your appearance and self-esteem, call the office or book an appointment online today.