Breast Augmentation Washington DC
Breast Augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Pittman performs. Dr. Pittman uses implants to improve the fullness of the breast. The ideal candidates for breast augmentation are healthy, fully developed women that have realistic expectations. Dr. Pittman performs breast augmentations in women who are dissatisfied with their breast size, breast shape and volume after pregnancy (breast deflation), after weight loss or as a result of normal aging.
The Breast Augmentation Consult
In your consult, you will discuss your goals of surgery, learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each type of implant and choose between silicone or saline implants, shaped or round implants and textured or smooth implants. Also, you will also decide on the size of implant, type of incision and implant pocket. Dr. Pittman inserts implants through a variety of incisions: under the breast in the inframammary fold or through the axilla (armpit). The implants are placed directly under the breast tissue, completely under the pectoralis major muscle or in a “dual-plane” with muscle covering the implant at the top and gland covering the implant at the bottom of the breast.
The Crisalix Virtual Consult
Dr. Pittman uses the Crisalix virtual imaging system to allow you to see what your breasts could look like after augmentation. Additionally, using actual reality imaging, you can look into our “magic mirror” and see yourself with implants. Dr. Pittman is one of the few surgeons in DC to use this actual reality imaging.
How Long Will It Take?
Dr. Pittman performs breast augmentation as an outpatient procedure that lasts 1-2 hours.
Immediately after surgery, Dr. Pittman applies a surgical bra that will remain in place for 48 hours. You will experience some tenderness and post-operative discomfort. This can be controlled with pain medications and muscle relaxers. For the most part, you are able to return to normal light activity within a few days. It is normal to experience a stretched, tight sensation after the surgery, but this usually subsides in a week. Ultimately, swelling continues to go down over the next 4-6 weeks. We recommend limited activity for the first couple weeks. Of course, we will help guide your activity level at your post-op visits.
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