A Beauty That Comes
From Feeling Confident
Our office is known for helping women have the beautiful, fuller breasts they want. You don’t have to live with the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, nor do you have to accept having naturally small breasts. Our doctors believe you have every right to look and live your best.
Save $50 on your consultation (regularly $150), or call us at (410) 740-9330. Please note, this discount cannot be applied to procedures covered by insurance, only applies to cosmetic consults, and is valid for new patients only. For existing patients, please contact us online or call the office for an appointment.
Your Breast Augmentation
At Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, you will find a warm, relaxing, refined environment, along with a team who will treat you both as a person and as a patient. At your consultation, you will have all the time you need to have all of your questions regarding breast augmentation answered, as well as any concerns addressed. After learning about you and your goals, Dr. Chang will describe in plain language the 1 to 2 hour outpatient procedure, including potential risks and complications, and will discuss your options:
- Breast implants (saline or silicone gel)
- Size and shape
- Incisions (around the areola, under the breast or in the armpit)
- Placement (behind breast tissue or below the chest muscle)
Finally, after a careful assessment, Dr. Chang will offer expert advice, tailored of course to your goals and your body type. A breast lift may often be performed with breast implants – many women may want to consider this combined procedure if they are also experiencing ptosis (sagging). Some women also choose to have a tummy tuck to achieve a slimmer abdomen as well as fuller breasts.
What Is the Recovery Time?
You will return home after your breast augmentation surgery with your chest wrapped in a surgical bra. Pain or discomfort usually subsides after the first few days and can be controlled with prescription pain medication. It is important to get up and walk around several times each day to promote healing.
Within a few days you will return to our office for a post-op checkup; we will remove your dressing and instruct you to wear a surgical bra for a few weeks. Dr. Chang will answer any questions you have and address your concerns.
Patient experiences vary after breast augmentation. Swelling typically peaks within the first 5 days and subsides significantly over the first 4 to 6 weeks. It will take about 3 months for your breasts to reach their final shape and size once skin and tissues relax and swelling disappears.
Patients usually feel ready to return to work or school within a week or 2 and strenuous jobs and activity after about a month, but this depends on individual factors.
Visit our Breast Augmentation FAQ page for more information about this procedure.
What Is the Cost of Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation costs vary based on several factors, including the type of breast implants chosen and the techniques used during the procedure. Cost is a factor for virtually all patients who choose elective plastic surgery, but we recommend not using price as the most important consideration for choosing a surgeon. We offer attractive financing options for qualified patients.
Sedation Anesthesia Benefits
Did you know you can have breast lift surgery under sedation anesthesia and avoid the grogginess and risks that can accompany general anesthesia? Recover faster, increase comfort, and feel more assured with sedation anesthesia at our practice.
Dr. Eric Chang
Dr. Eric Chang
A Stanford-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chang combines refined surgical techniques with compassionate patient care in performing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
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