Advances in Breast Augmentation

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


Every day, you make decisions that affect the way you live. Some choices depend on the moment, like the clothing, hairstyle, and perfume you’ll wear today. Other decisions are deeply significant, because they affect how you feel about yourself as a woman, and how others perceive you. One decision more and more women are making everyday is to have breast augmentation.

Advances in breast implant technology and surgical technique are making breast augmentation in Maryland a popular option among women of all ages desiring a change in the way they look. The decision to undergo breast augmentation may result in a more flattering, better-proportioned figure and more clothing options. It may also enhance your confidence and self-esteem.

Breast augmentation offers a unique opportunity to change your shape scientifically rather than just a bra size. You may want to wear an outfit that reveals more cleavage, change your wardrobe style, or simply create the proper balance between your breasts and hips.

Women who choose to have Maryland breast enhancement do so to improve their self-image. Some feel dissatisfied because their breasts never developed to a size that met their expectations. Others want to bring balance because one breast is somewhat smaller than the other. Often, women want the procedure to restore their natural breast volume that may have decreased as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.

When choosing a cosmetic plastic surgeon who is experienced with breast augmentation, you should know the answers to the following questions:

  • How many breast augmentation implantation procedures does he/she perform per year?
  • How many years has he/she performed breast implantation procedures?
  • Is he/she board certified, and if so, with which board?
  • What is the most common complication he/she encounters with breast augmentation?
  • What is his/her re-operation rate with breast augmentation, and what is the most common type of re-operation he/she performs?

Finally, look at “before and after” pictures of patients the surgeon has performed breast augmentation on and ask yourself if the results meet with your desires and expectations.

To visit our cosmetic plastic surgery office in National Harbor, Maryland, serving Washington, DC, and Alexandria, Virginia, request a free consultation online or call the office at 866-BELLA 06.

By Michael F. Chiaramonte, MD, FACS, Bella Cosmetic Surgery