5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

If you’re considering breast augmentation to enhance your appearance and improve your self-confidence, you’re not alone. Approximately 400,000 women get breast implants each year, and 75% of those cases are for cosmetic reasons alone.

In the D.C. area, many women have trusted our talented team at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center to perfect their chest. We’re widely known for our personalized approach to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Our individualized care stems from the knowledge that the right aesthetic improvements can lead to significant improvements in your overall well-being. 

We understand the sensitive nature of breast augmentations and work discreetly and compassionately. Here are some of the most common reasons to consider breast augmentation:

1. Get larger breasts

The most popular reason for breast augmentation is making them larger. 

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and thanks to breast augmentation, there’s nothing keeping you from getting the bust you’ve always wanted. Whether you want to significantly increase your cup size or simply create a more appealing shape, our team can help you choose the best option for your body type and overall goals. 

2. Correct uneven breasts

It’s not uncommon for one of your breasts to look different than the other. Several things can make your breasts differ in size, shape, position, and fullness. Sometimes these causes are temporary, like water retention and hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle. In other cases, they’re permanent, like trauma, illness, injury, and surgery. 

If your breasts are permanently mismatched, breast augmentation surgery can restore balance and symmetry.

3. Firm up sagging breasts 

Pregnancy and the lactation period that follows can make your breasts voluptuous and full with milk as you nurse your newborn. Unfortunately, when you wean your child, your breasts can deflate before your eyes when your milk dries up. 

Post-pregnancy breast augmentation can restore your pre-pregnancy bosom. For the best results, you should wait 3-6 months after childbirth, or 3-6 months after you stop nursing, before having your procedure. You can also have breast augmentation as part of a “mommy makeover.” 

During a mommy makeover, our team uses a combination of procedures — including breast lifts, tummy tucks, and body contouring — to remove unwanted fat, tighten saggy skin, and restore your pre-pregnancy figure. 

4. Address the effects of aging

No matter how fit you are, gravity can still take a toll on your body as you age. Your skin wrinkles, your bones grow fragile, and your breasts sag — it’s just a fact of life. But the team at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center can help.

If you feel like Father Time robbed you of the pert, perky breasts of your youth, our team can easily help you turn back the clock and restore the size and shape of your breasts. 

5. Restore fullness and shape after weight loss

Similar to childbirth, extreme weight loss can also lead to sagging breasts. That’s because weight gain can cause your skin to stretch. When you lose a lot of weight, your skin can lose its elasticity and shape, especially in the upper portion of your breasts.

If you’ve lost a lot of weight, implants can help restore fullness and shape to your breasts. Depending on the extent of your weight loss, we might recommend augmentation in combination with a breast lift procedure. During a breast lift, we remove excess skin, reshape your breast tissue, and reposition your nipple. 

Whether you want to enhance your self-image or simply improve the appearance of your breasts, we can help. Call our Arlington, Virginia, office today to set up a consultation or request an appointment online. 

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