Breast augmentation gives patients the opportunity to improve the size, projection, and overall look of their bust. If you’re interested in a more curvy silhouette, breast augmentation in Richmond, Northern Virginia with our team may be right for you.
Breast Augmentation Enjoy the Perfect Breast Profile
Over the years, breast augmentation surgery has made countless women thrilled with their contours, and remains one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery today. Whether the surgery is sought out to replenish lost volume, correct asymmetry, or add volume, breast augmentation is one of the most satisfying procedures for women because it gives them the ability to achieve the chest profile and shapely physique they want.
The Ideal Breast Augmentation Candidate
Breast augmentation is one of the most customizable surgical procedures available today, and we offer numerous options to meet your specific goals and accentuate your natural anatomy with the curves and contours you’d prefer.
To get started on your cosmetic journey, reach out to us at our Richmond or Northern Virginia locations and speak to a helpful member of our team to set up your consultation today.
Different Types of Breast Implants
Implants today come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and types, with the primary consideration involving the choice between saline and silicone gel implants. Both implant types come in a durable silicone shell that is non-allergenic, non-carcinogenic, and non-irritating. Each type has certain advantages and during your consultation, we will make suggestions with regards to which will work best for you, in accordance with your personal goals.
- The saline fill is actually a saltwater solution much like the fluid that is already present in your body. In case of a rupture, your body just absorbs the fluid and deflation of the implant is apparent in the breast.
- Because the implants are filled after insertion, the incision can be made slightly smaller than that of a gel implant.
- There is flexible volume fill which can be adjusted during surgery and may be helpful in cases of breast asymmetry.
Silicone Gel Implants
- Silicone gel implants offer a more natural look and feel.
- The material inside is more jelly-like
- The implants feel more like your natural fat.
- Since the fill material is dense in nature, there is less risk of visible rippling and wrinkling.
- Silicone implants come pre-filled in a variety of sizes.
Breast Implant Placement
Breast implants can be placed under or above your pectoral (chest) muscle. Drs. Sundin will usually recommend placing implants in the subpectoral (under the muscle) position. This placement offers the added benefit of extra tissue coverage for the top portion of your implant, reducing the potential for visible ripples or wrinkles. There are instances when a sub-glandular (under the tissue, but above the muscle) placement may be recommended. Patients who are particularly athletic and enjoy lifting weights may opt for a sub-glandular placement to avoid the distortion that can be caused by working out the pectoral muscle. If there is mild droop to the breasts, a sub-glandular approach may be recommended as well.
The incision for breast augmentation is generally small, measuring approximately three to four centimeters in length. This may vary, depending on the size of the implant. Breast implants can be inserted using a variety of incision options, and Dr. Sundin will go over the incision technique that will be used during your procedure when you meet with him for your consultation.
This incision is made in the fold under the breast so that the scar is easily hidden in the natural position of the breast. This is usually our incision of choice since it can accommodate various breast implant sizes.
The periareolar incision placement is made in the bottom curve of the areola, where the darker color of the areola meets with the lighter color of your own skin. This allows for a relatively easy camouflage of the scar.
The transaxillary incision is placed in the axillae (armpits).
This incision is made in the belly button, but it is not as commonly used as the other incisions.
Your Breast Augmentation Experience
Most breast augmentation surgeries take about one to two hours to complete and are performed under general anesthesia. You will likely need to take about a week off work to recover, during which time you will need to be careful about easing back into more strenuous upper body activities.
Burton M. Sundin, MD
Reps B. Sundin, MD
Certified Skill, Working for You
Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are highly experienced and extensively skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons who remain dedicated to offering each of their patients a truly individualized surgical experience. At the Virginia of Plastic Surgery, located in Richmond and Northern Virginia, it is our priority to keep up with all the latest advances in both breast implant products and surgical techniques. Your breast augmentation surgery will follow a treatment plan that was developed according to your individual goals, and we will ensure that you are well versed in all your options and their implications for your results. To get started, reach out to our Northern Virginia or Richmond locations and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your consultation today.
Realize Your Cosmetic Goals at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery
At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices conveniently located in Richmond and Northern Virginia, our ultimate goal is to help you achieve naturally gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality, while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being.
Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both board-certified in plastic surgery, with extensive specialized training and decades of experience, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures.
Their dedication to a powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is sure to maximize your safety and comfort.
If you are interested in breast augmentation in Richmond or would more information on any of our surgical or non-surgical procedures, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today. Your empowering cosmetic journey awaits.