Breast Augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is sometimes referred to as a “breast aug” or “boob job” by patients. This involves fat grafting and/or insertion of implants that improve breast volume, shape, and contour.
Fat Grafting Augmentation: Liposuction of fat from areas of the body like the abdomen/waist can be transferred and grafted to the breast to increase the breast size, improve contour, and/or correct asymmetry.
Implant Augmentation: Saline or silicone implants are typically used to enlarge the breasts.
What is the goal of breast augmentation surgery?
Not only will breast augmentation increase breast volume, but it will also correct breast asymmetry and enhance the balance of your breast and hip contours. When your breasts are asymmetric or not proportionate to your body, your brassiere may not fit appropriately and will often require extra padding and/or taping. Breast augmentation will provide an aesthetically pleasing balance between the breasts and body without the nuisance of extra padding and/or taping.
Dr. Washington’s goal for you is to help give you a natural, proportionate, and youthful appearance that will give you a commanding sense of confidence.
Each patient’s story and aesthetic goal is different. During your consultation, Dr. Washington will carefully listen to your concerns and perform a thorough examination. If you are a candidate for breast augmentation surgery, he will work with you to customize a plan that aligns with your vision.
Measurements of your breasts will be taken. You will have the opportunity to try on breast implant sizers in front of a mirror and feel the different types of implant consistencies we offer. Once the implant has been decided, our team will get you to the refined you that you have been waiting for!
What size implant should you consider?
This is a common question. There are several factors to consider when determining which implant is best suited for you. Your chest width, amount of breast tissue, and skin thickness are components that can limit your implant size. Breast implant sizes are based on cc’s and not brasserie “cup” size. Although we have breast implant sizers in the clinic, you can also estimate the implant size that you would desire before the consultation by doing the “rice test.”
Rice Test: Place uncooked rice in a stocking and tying a knot at the end leaving some space to allow the rice to conform to your breast and brasserie. This will allow you to have an idea of the size implant you are looking for. The weight in grams of the rice stocking is approximately the amount of cc’s you are considering.
What should I expect after breast augmentation surgery?
After surgery, you will be placed in either a supportive garment or wrapped with bandages to maintain the position of the breasts. Your sutures will dissolve and not require removal. Your incisions will be covered with special adhesive tape. Typically patients return to work 1 week post-op and can resume normal activities and exercise after 4-6 weeks.
Why choose breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Washington?
Breast augmentation surgery performed by Dr. Washington is tailored to each patient. His training with the top aesthetic plastic surgeons in Houston, TX has prepared him to handle simple to complex cases. Dr. Washington uses the most up to date and state of the art technology to ensure the best results for his patients. Call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Washington for a personalized evaluation and discussion of what option is right for you!
“The most important and fulfilling aspect to me, is seeing the joy in my patients eyes after surgery; the spark in them signifying the moment when they realize their refined beauty reflects their spirit and inner beauty.”