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At Bella Cosmetic Surgery in Maryland, breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Breast augmentation can transform your figure, giving you a new, fresh look or restoring a youthful appearance when age or pregnancy cause unwanted changes.

Our board-certified breast surgeons’ goal is to provide you with quality care and individualized attention. Beginning with your consultation, our advanced providers listen and learn about your ideal body image so that they can use their extensive experience and knowledge to achieve your unique goals.

If you’re interested in learning more about breast augmentation in Maryland and DC, contact our office today at  301-567-6767 to schedule your consultation. Bella Cosmetic Surgery serves patients in the National Harbor area of Maryland, as well as in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery in Maryland, breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures.
Breast implants aren’t meant to last forever. As with all medical devices, they will eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
Over time, any number of contributing factors, such as bearing and nursing children or the simple effect of gravity
Having overly large breasts isn’t always ideal. Often, it can lead to a variety of physical and psychological issues.

Real Patient Results

My results turned out to be much better than expected and I am so happy with the way they look and feel. Dr.Chiaramonte is a phenomenal surgeon and would never think of going to anyone else!
Dr Chiaramonte is very professional and made me feel like I was in the best hands. He was very thorough and explained the whole procedure to me and did not make me feel rushed when asking questions. I would highly recommend Dr Chiaramonte to any friend or family member.
In searching for a doctor to perform my breast augmentation, I came upon Bella Cosmetics through a google search for plastic surgeons in Maryland. I corresponded with Denise, the coordinator for Dr. Chiaramonte. She was always very friendly, professional and helpful, and the rest of the staff were very amiable and welcoming. During my first (and second, and third) meeting with Dr. Chiaramonte he was very informative, patient and understanding. It is great that he takes the time out of his busy schedule to sit down for complimentary consultations. Although I ultimately decided against the surgery (for the time being), I had a great experience with Dr. Chiaramonte, as well as the staff at Bella Cosmetics. Would recommend to anyone!
CJ Wash
Dr. Chiaramonte exceeded my expectations. I am a month post-op from having the Bella Body Lift. Dr. C and his knowledgeable staff were patient and attentive to my questions and concerns. He provided realistic expectations for achieving the desired hourglass figure that was hidden under the markings of birthing two children and lousy eating habits. The figure has since returned better than ever. I am grateful to Dr. C for restoring my self-confidence and will certainly consider him for future services.
The entire office is fantastic, highly professional and so caring. And the smiles that come in and leave the office are amazing. Clients are happy with their results. And Dr. Chiaramonte is the best all-around. He is So kind and extremely skilled. Love you all Bella !

Breast Augmentation FAQs

Breast Augmentation Benefits

A desire for better cleavage, fuller breasts, increased self-confidence, and feeling great in figure-flattering clothing are some of the reasons women choose to have their breasts augmented. If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, Dr. Chiaramonte and our caring, committed staff will respect your choices and goals as we guide you through the process to achieve your desired results. Breast augmentation benefits patients in in Maryland and DC by addressing the following concerns:

  • The decrease in breast size and volume due to significant weight loss
  • Age-related changes in breast size and volume
  • Unflattering breast shape and size due to genetics
  • Asymmetrical or abnormally developed breasts
  • Feeling self-conscious due to the appearance of your breasts
  • Pregnancy-related changes to the breasts, including lost volume, loose skin, flattening, and asymmetry

Am I A Candidate For Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a great procedure for many women in Maryland and DC looking to enhance or improve the shape of their breasts. A consultation with our surgeons is the best way to find out if you are a candidate for breast augmentation. Our team will discuss with you, your goals, medical history, and lifestyle. With that information and a physical evaluation, we can help you determine if breast augmentation is right for you.

In general, age, overall physical health, and pregnancy all factor in to your candidacy for breast augmentation. To be an ideal candidate for this procedure, you must:

  • Be in good physical health and near your ideal weight
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have breasts that are fully developed
  • Have enough natural breast tissue to cover the implant
  • Have not been diagnosed with cancer or a pre-cancerous condition for which you have not received adequate treatment
  • Have no autoimmune disorders
  • Be at least 18 years old for saline implants and 22 years old for silicone implants
  • Be a non-smoker or willing to cease nicotine usage before surgery and throughout your recovery

Timing is another factor to consider with a breast augmentation procedure. If you’re planning on becoming pregnant in the near future, it is advised to postpone your breast augmentation until after you’re finished having children. Undergoing breast augmentation before becoming pregnant generally doesn’t impact your ability to breastfeed and nurture your baby just like women without implants. As a result, it’s quite common for women who are years away from having children to get breast augmentation. However, the changes to your breasts that occur during pregnancy can potentially have a negative impact on your results, so you may want to consider waiting if your family plans are imminent.

Customizing Your Breast Augmentation

If you are a good candidate for breast enhancement in Maryland and DC, the next step is to choose the best shape, type, and size of implant for your body and lifestyle. Making these choices can be fun and overwhelming at the same time, but rest assured that our surgeons will address all of your questions and provide professional recommendations based on their knowledge and experience.

Breast Implant Options

Breast implant selection starts with choosing the type of implant that will give you the look and feel you want. Our board-certified plastic surgeons in Maryland and DC have decades of experience with breast augmentation and understand how to achieve a range of aesthetically pleasing results using different types of implants.

We offer three options in order to meet our patients’ goals. The three types of breast implants we offer are:


This type of implant consists of a silicone shell that is inserted and then filled with a salt-water solution to achieve the desired volume. Saline is similar in composition to human body fluids and is non-toxic. Saline implants require a smaller incision than other implant types, but are not recommended for women with small frames or minimal natural breast tissue.

Silicone Cohesive Gel

Silicone implants are made of a highly cohesive gel made from a molecularly cross-bonded adhesive silicone gel that closely mimics the look and feel of natural breast tissue. While they do require a slightly larger incision and may feel more firm to the touch, these implants replicate natural breast contours as they have a “teardrop” shape. These implants are available in a range of sizes and are the most popular option we offer.

Sizing Your Implants

As you know from buying bras, cup sizes are somewhat arbitrary, which is why implants are measured by volume in cubic centimeters. Having an idea of your desired cup size can provide a starting place for sizing, but the real decision-making will happen through trying various sizes and factoring in your chest size and skin elasticity. During your consultation, your surgeon will also ask about your lifestyle, as larger implants may not be ideal for highly athletic and active women.

What Are The Different Breast Implant Shapes?

Natural breasts come in many shapes, and implants can achieve a variety of aesthetics. In terms of shape, you can choose between round and teardrop-shaped implants for your breast augmentation procedure in Maryland and DC.

Round Implants

Round implants provide a spherical shape, which many women like for ample cleavage. This shape of the implant is slightly less prone to complications. For instance, if they rotate, there won’t be a visible change in the appearance of your breast.

Teardrop-Shaped Implants

Teardrop-shaped implants are fuller at the bottom of the implant. They will need to be surgically repositioned if they rotate but are quite popular for attaining a natural-looking breast contour.

Types Of Breast Implant Incisions

Your anatomy, choice of implant material, and goals for the breast augmentation procedure in Maryland and DC must be considered when selecting an incision type. Our advanced providers will discuss the three incision options with you and recommend the best one for you:

  • Inframammary: The inframammary incision is made in the folded crease below your breast. This type of incision provides ample access to your pectoral muscle and tissue during the procedure. It is typically used for larger implants and for silicone gel implants.
  • Peri-areolar: This incision is made around your nipple, or areola. It can be an ideal option for use with both saline and silicone breast implants and for cases where nipple inversion is also an issue. This type of opening may also be used to make adjustments to existing implants or as an aid to additional procedures such as a breast lift.
  • Transaxillary: This incision is made in your armpit. It allows implants to be placed endoscopically into the pocket underneath your pectoral muscle. This avoids any potential scarring on the breast itself, and the wound heals rapidly.

Breast Implant Placement

Choosing the right option for your breast implant placement really involves two choices: sub-glandular placement (over the chest muscle) or sub-muscular (under the chest muscle). You and your surgeon will determine the optimal placement of your implants based on your desired aesthetic outcome.

Sub-Glandular (Over The Muscle) Breast Implant Placement

With sub-glandular placement, your implant is positioned between the chest muscle and your breast tissue (beneath the glands). Implants placed over the muscle may be easier to see or feel beneath the skin.

Sub-glandular placement can have the following benefits:

  • Faster recovery
  • Greater lift
  • More well-defined cleavage
  • Greater ease of placement

Sub-Muscular (Under The Muscle) Breast Implant Placement

This placement positions the implant underneath the pectoralis major chest muscle. There may be a longer recovery from this placement than with sub-glandular implant placement.

Sub-muscular placement can have the following benefits:

  • A more natural look
  • Lower risk of capsular contracture (hardening of breast implant)
  • Lower risk of rippling
  • Better coverage of the implant, which is important for petite women who have very little natural breast tissue
  • Easier mammographic breast imaging

What Happens During The Breast Augmentation Procedure?

The surgical process for breast augmentation in in Maryland and DC is straightforward. First, you’ll be given anesthesia in the form of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Next, the incision is made, and the implant is placed. The final steps are to close your incisions with layered sutures in your breast tissue and to utilize an adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

After the procedure, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze and an elastic bandage to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal. Our surgeons will go over post-surgery instructions and provide prescriptions for any medications necessary. In addition to following post-operative instructions for caring for the incision site and keeping your breasts supported, some activity restrictions apply.

Any pain you may have for the first few days is typically manageable with the prescribed medications. It may take a couple of weeks for swelling to subside, but the results of your breast augmentation will be noticeable immediately.

We recommend resuming light activity levels, such as walking, as soon as you feel up to it in order to facilitate blood flow and proper healing. You should be able to return to work within 1-2 weeks. Within approximately one month, you will be able to resume most normal activities, including most forms of exercise.

Over the next months, your incision lines will continue to fade. You will have follow-up appointments in Maryland and DC with our team throughout your breast augmentation recovery so we can monitor your healing and clear you for exercise and other activities.

Breast Implant Revision

Our surgeons also performs breast augmentation revision procedures in Maryland and DC. Breast implants aren’t meant to last forever, so a revision is likely necessary after 10-15 years of having a breast augmentation.

A revision procedure allows you to choose a different breast size or shape if your taste or lifestyle has changed since your initial breast enlargement. In some cases, women choose to have a revision to refresh their appearance when age or weight fluctuations change the look of their existing implants. It is not uncommon for a woman to choose a revision along with a breast lift to regain a youthful silhouette.

A revision procedure may also be performed to correct an unwanted breast implant outcome, to upgrade existing breast implants, or to address a complication. Some common reasons for revision procedures include:

  • Bottoming out
  • Capsular contracture
  • Malposition
  • Removing and replacing a ruptured implant
  • Aesthetically motivated change to the implant size or shape
  • Changing from silicone to saline implants or vice versa

Financing Your Breast Augmentation

We understand that finances are a significant concern for many women considering breast augmentation surgery in Maryland and DC. These concerns can make it tempting to choose a plastic surgeon based on cost, not credentials. However, your health and safety are too important to trust a surgeon based strictly on the advertised cost of a procedure.

We’ll work with you to find the right financing option for your needs. CareCredit and American Healthcare Lending both offer a range of options to help you afford your breast augmentation with our skilled and safety-oriented surgeon.

Breast enlargement costs vary from one surgeon or geographical location to the next. Our average breast augmentation fees typically fall within the range of $6,300 to $7,100. The final cost of your procedure may be higher or lower depending on several factors, such as the type of breast implant you choose, the anesthesia used, and any additional treatments performed.



Our reputable board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive experience with all aspects of the breast augmentation procedure. Our talented surgeons have a refined ability to visualize each client’s goals for treatment, to consistently help patients attain results they love.

If you are considering having a breast augmentation in Maryland and DC, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery today at 301-567-6767  to schedule your preliminary consultation. We proudly serve patients from Washington, D.C., and Maryland, as well as Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia.