What is a breast augmentation?
Breast enlargement or augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. It can give women with small or unevenly sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look through the placement of implants. Women may elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic motivations, including balancing breast size and compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery. The procedure may be combined with a breast lift for more satisfying results.
The implants used by Drs. Mehan and Johnson are silicone shells filled with saline (salt water) or silicone and can be surgically placed behind each breast, underneath the breast tissue or within the chest wall muscle. After surgery, the patient’s bustline may be increased by one or more cup sizes. The procedure lasts one to two hours and is typically performed with general anesthesia.
Please Note: There has been a great deal of media attention about possible complications associated with breast implants. Drs. Mehan and Johnson will be happy to discuss these issues with you during your consultation.
Interested in a breast augmentation and want to learn more about breast implant options in Washington, DC, Bethesda and Potomac, MD, Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria, VA? Contact our office in Falls Church, VA.
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