Breast Augmentation Maryland
Award-winning, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Garazo has years of experience helping women love their curves through expertly performed breast augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide, with millions of women opting to improve the size and shape of their breasts with breast implants every year—and an overwhelming majority of these women are thrilled with their decision. While breast augmentation is primarily known for increasing breast size, enlargement doesn’t have to be your primary goal—the right breast implants can add proportion and balance to your entire body, improve symmetry, correct defects like tuberous breasts, and provide a naturally beautiful shape.
In addition to offering a variety of enhancement options, Maryland plastic surgeon Dr. Garazo and his talented team understand the reasons for choosing breast augmentation are as varied as the women who choose to have the procedure. We know that your goals are personal and unique, and we will work closely with you every step of the way to develop a customized surgical plan that gives you results you’ll love.
Frequently asked breast augmentation questions
- How much does breast augmentation cost in Maryland?
- Is breast augmentation right for me?
- Should I choose saline or silicone breast implants?
- Where are breast augmentation incisions made?
- What is breast augmentation recovery like?
How much does breast augmentation cost in Maryland?
In our Hagerstown, Maryland plastic surgery office, the cost of breast augmentation can vary depending on any special considerations, anesthesia time, etc. The final cost of your procedure will depend on a few factors, including the type of implants you choose. Your cost of surgery will include:
- Your breast implants
- Dr. Garazo’s surgeon’s fee
- All of your pre- and post-operative visits
- Operating room time and supplies in our AAAASF accredited surgery center
- Post-surgical bra
After your consultation with Dr. Garazo, we’ll provide you with a surgery fee quote with your exact price. In addition to accepting cash, check, and card, we also work with CareCredit for plastic surgery financing.
Is breast augmentation right for me?
In addition to medical requirements—you need to be a non-smoker in general good health who is at or near your ideal weight—one of the most important factors that makes an ideal candidate for breast augmentation is realistic expectations. In the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Garazo, breast augmentation is a relatively safe procedure that can make a huge, positive difference in your body proportions and self-confidence, within reason.
Dr. Garazo believes the key to an optimal outcome is found at the crossroads of a patient’s desired results and a surgeon’s expert recommendation. During your consultation, Dr. Garazo will listen to your concerns and goals with breast augmentation. He’ll then take measurements of your body and chest wall and recommend a breast implant type and size he thinks will best complement your figure in a natural way. Going too big can give you an unnatural, disproportionate look, while going too small may result in you feeling unsatisfied with your results.
Breast augmentation can be a great choice if any of the following apply to you:
- You’ve always had a smaller bust and hope to improve your proportions and better fill out clothing.
- You’ve noticed your breasts look deflated or lack upper-pole fullness after pregnancy, weight loss, or natural aging (you may benefit from breast lift with implants)
- You are generally happy with your breast size but want a more shapely, symmetrical look.
Should I choose saline or silicone breast implants?
Many women begin considering saline vs. silicone breast implants early on in their breast augmentation research. While this is an important decision, there are many other factors that will impact your final look, such as breast implant size, shape, and projection—and all of these factors play together to create the look you want.
“I cannot say enough about my experience with Dr. Garazo and his staff. Coming in, I felt extremely awkward as I looked into getting a breast augmentation. They were extremely professional and handled my feelings with great care! From the first consultation to the final results, I am beyond thrilled. I would highly recommend Dr. Garazo and his staff for any of your plastic surgery needs. For those out there like myself, feeling too self-conscious to even ask, this is the office and doctor for you. The entire office runs like a family unit. I felt cared for by each person individually.”
Saline breast implants are composed of a strong, flexible silicone outer shell that is filled after placement with sterile saline solution. Until the last 15 years or so, most breast augmentation surgery used saline implants. While silicone gel implants have replaced them in popularity, they can still be a good fit for patients who prefer the look they gave, want a more natural implant filling, and have enough natural breast tissue to camouflage any rippling. Saline implants typically cost less than silicone gel and are slightly firmer and heavier than silicone.
Silicone breast implants are favored by a large number of patients for the natural look and feel they offer. These implants come pre-filled with cohesive silicone gel inside of a flexible silicone outer shell. While silicone implants usually require a slightly larger incision, many women feel this is worth the benefit of a very natural look. Silicone implants are a great option for patients who want a very natural look regardless of how much natural breast tissue they have.
Where are breast augmentation incisions made?
- Inframammary Incision: Breast augmentation incisions are most commonly made in the natural crease under the breast, known as the inframmamary fold. This not only allows your surgeon good access to the breast cavity without going through breast tissues, it also leaves patients with an inconspicuous scar that is naturally hidden in the shadow of the breast along natural contours. Dr. Garazo almost exclusively uses this technique.
- Peri-Areolar Incision: This incision is made around the outer edge of the nipple areolar complex, typically along the lower half, where it will be naturally camouflaged by the pigmentation of the areola.
What is breast augmentation recovery like?
Many of our patients are pleasantly surprised to find their breast augmentation recovery is not as long or as uncomfortable as they assumed. After your surgery, you’ll spend some time in recovery as you stabilize after anesthesia—and then you’ll be able to go home and rest in your own home. You’ll need a designated drive and a little help around the house that first night as the effects of anesthesia wear off. While there will be some discomfort, most patients find they can switch to OTC pain relievers within just a few days. Some swelling, tenderness, and bruising are normal, and your surgeon may recommend intermittent icing for your comfort.
If you have a non-strenuous job, you should be able to go back to work within a few days if you’re feeling up to it. Strenuous activity, heavy lifting, and exercise will need to be avoided until you get permission from your surgeon, typically around 4 – 6 weeks after surgery. While you’ll notice an immediate increase in your breast size, it can take a year or more for your breast implants to fully settle into their permanent position.
If you are considering breast augmentation, Frederick plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Garazo invites you to explore your options through a patient consultation. To schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services, contact us online or call (301) 791-1800.