Breast Augmentation – Reasons for Augmentation – Bethesda
Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a relatively brief outpatient procedure that can last 1 to 2 hours, where the patient is not required to stay overnight and is allowed to be taken home.
There are many reasons that women personally choose to undergo breast augmentation, but the procedure generally has three purposes.
-Primary reconstruction to replace breast tissues damaged by trauma, disease or failed anatomic development.
-Primary augmentation to aesthetically augment the size, form, and feel of the breasts.
-Revision and reconstruction to revise or correct the outcome of a previous breast reconstruction surgery.
The operating roomtime of of breast augmentation surgery is effected by the procedure type, the incision technique, the type of implant, materials of the implant, and the pectoral locale of the implant pocket.
Breast augmentation is one of the many procedures offered at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington which is staffed by Dr. Roger Friedman, Dr. Douglas Forman and Dr. Kathy Huang, who are three experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons operating in our office in Bethesda, Maryland.
Contact us for more information on which breast augmentation is right for you.