Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation in Washington D.C.

Whether due to childbirth, age, weight loss, or various other factors, the breasts can lose significant volume and shape over time. Also, naturally small breasts are quite common. While this can certainly be troubling, there is a fantastic solution to these concerns. Breast augmentation, a procedure that enhances the size, shape, and projection of the breasts, has become one of the most popular plastic surgeries worldwide, restoring the confidence and appearance of countless women.

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Dr. Widder has performed over 2,500 successful breast augmentation procedures throughout his storied career as a board-certified plastic surgeon. His many patients trust him because of his genuine care, natural aesthetic eye, years of experience, and incredible results. Patient well-being is Dr. Widder’s utmost priority, and he will do everything he can to provide you with the natural results you want in the safest manner. 

To learn more about breast augmentation in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia, please read on or schedule a consultation with Widder Plastic Surgery today!

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation looks to increase the breasts’ aesthetic appearance by adding implants beneath the chest muscles or the breast tissue. This procedure is massively popular worldwide, with almost 300,000 performed in the United States in 2019 alone. Dr. Widder has conducted breast augmentations for many decades and has continually provided his patients with incredible results.

Dr. Widder uses round, smooth (unlike anatomical or gummy bear implants), and moderate profile saline breast implants, a type that he has found to be by far the most beneficial to the patient. There is no malformation of breast shape if round implants move within the pocket, and they are also very safe to insert.

What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

When a surgeon of Dr. Widder’s quality performs breast augmentation, the results can be life-changing. Some of the primary benefits include:

  • More fullness, nice cleavage, nicer shape, and attractive projection in the breasts
  • Balanced breast and hip proportionality and harmony
  • More symmetrical breasts
  • Elevated self-image, self-confidence, and sense of femininity.

Additionally, Dr. Widder values safety as his highest priority. As he frequently says, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This means that Dr. Widder will do everything he can to keep you safe during surgery and also avoid any revision surgeries down the road.

Who is a Suitable Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Women who are healthy, in good medical condition, and do not smoke are generally good candidates for breast augmentation surgery. Most women who choose this surgery do so because they are not satisfied with their breasts’ size and shape.

It is important to note that women with drooping or sagging breasts may not be the best candidates for this surgery; unless they get a lift procedure at the same time.

Suitable breast augmentation candidates usually exhibit:

  • disproportional breast size and body shape
  • uneven breasts or asymmetry
  • a loss of firmness or breast tissue due to genetics, childbirth, or weight loss
  • a desire for larger breasts, nice cleavage, and fuller upper pole.

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Dr. Shlomo Widder has many years of experience as one of Northern Virginia’s top plastic surgeons. Patients choose Dr. Widder because of his unmatched knowledge, care, attention to detail, safety measures, and results. Discover how Widder Plastic Surgery can help you by scheduling a consultation today!

How Does Dr. Widder Perform Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Widder’s techniques have proven to deliver outstanding results time and again. The entire surgical process typically takes around two hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia. Generally, the operation follows these stages:

When you arrive, we will briefly meet with you to answer any last-minute questions you may have. Dr. Widder will also draw on the surgery areas. You will begin the surgical process by getting an intravenous and transfer to the operating room at our beautiful surgical center, which has held accreditation by AAAASF for over 30 years. After our expert CRNA administers your anesthesia, Dr. Widder will start the procedure.

First, Dr. Widder will create the incision under the areola. He typically uses a dual-plane technique, which essentially means that the implant will sit partially below the muscle and partially below the breast tissue. The upper portion of the implant will be placed underneath the pectoral muscle, while the lower part of the implant will be under the breast tissue. Since Dr. Widder uses saline implants, he can inflate the implant to the perfect size during the procedure.

Dr. Widder will complete the procedure by closing the incisions when he is sure that everything is in place safely. Lastly, a sterile surgical dressing will be applied on the wound. After the anesthesiologist extubates you, a return to the recovery room takes place. Our team will closely monitor you until you wake up.

Breast Augmentation Post Op Care

After you awaken from the procedure, you will return home in the company of a friend or family member. You will likely experience some pain and swelling for the first several days after surgery, but you can manage your discomfort with pain medications and following the post-surgical instructions that we will give you.

Patients should rest for several days. Most find that they can return to light duty work within about 3 – 5 days. We advise that you do not exercise for approximately 2 – 4 weeks to give the breasts adequate healing time. It takes about 3 – 4 months for the breasts to “drop” into their final position and for the swelling to dissipate, as well as a return of full breast sensation.

Dr. Widder will frequently check in with you throughout this process, making sure that you are comfortable and healing well. He will call you directly after surgery to make sure you are progressing properly. We will schedule follow-up appointments for the day after surgery, then see you again in the next 2-3 days, then a week, month, etc. You will always have a direct line to Dr. Widder and our staff to answer any questions.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

The next step towards your ideal breast augmentation results is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Widder. Here, he will listen to your aesthetic goals, answer any questions you may have, and inform you of the procedure’s intricacies. You can also discuss what size implant you want, what particular look you are trying to achieve, and any other issues you would like to clarify.

Dr. Widder’s expertise, talent, and excellent reputation have solidified him as one of the very best breast augmentation surgeons in the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland areas for many years. Patients from Washington D.C., Potomac, Chevy Chase, McLane, Great Falls, Vienna, and many other towns frequently visit Widder Plastic Surgery because of our longstanding notoriety.

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If you are ready to experience the amazing results and quality of care that so many of our patients enjoy, we invite you to contact Widder Plastic Surgery online or call the office at 703-506-0300 for your breast augmentation consultation today!

Breast Augmentation FAQs

Cost is important, but not the most important. The most essential factor is the quality of the surgeon, as this prevents safety issues and revisions. The cost will double if you will require a redo breast augmentation, so pick a high-quality surgeon like Dr. Widder to reach your goals the first time. Our team will discuss the cost and your surgery after your evaluation and surgery planning with Dr. Widder.

Saline breast implants are filled with saline solution during the surgery, which allows Dr. Widder to make more precise adjustments in real-time. Saline implants can be placed in the pocket through a small sub-areolar incision. This approach allows for the creation of nice cleavage. If saline implants rupture, your body will naturally absorb and process the liquid with virtually no risk of harm. Dr. Widder will gladly discuss how saline implants can benefit you during your consultation.

In addition to breast augmentation, Dr. Widder also maintains expertise in redo breast augmentation, mini or full breast lifts, and breast reduction. Dr. Widder can help you decide which of these procedures will best address your unique concerns.