Vital Information in Relation to Breast Augmentation

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Posted on December 15, 2016 under Breast Augmentation

Cosmetic Surgery Associates, with offices in Bethseda, MD, and McLean, VA provides a wide range of plastic surgery as well as non-surgical procedures. Led by Dr. Dean Jabs and Dr. Frank Richards, both board-certified plastic surgeons with more than four decades of experience between them, Cosmetic Surgery Associates is an excellent option for any procedure in cosmetic surgery in Virginia or Maryland.

Dr. Jabs and Dr. Richards make use of the latest surgical techniques to achieve the most satisfactory results for their patients. If you are looking for plastic surgery in Maryland or Virginia, Cosmetic Surgery Associates has some of the best arrangements available for a safe and effective procedure to meet your expectations. One of the key procedures performed by Dr. Jabs and Dr. Richards is breast augmentation. You may schedule an appointment with them to discuss the most suitable breast implant options in your case.

What is Breast Augmentation?

A growing number of women are opting for breast augmentation procedures every year in the United States. The surgery is designed to improve the size and fullness of female breasts and enhance overall appearance for the long term. A woman may opt for this procedure for various reasons. She may have underdeveloped breasts due to hereditary factors, or she may just perceive them to be small and is dissatisfied with their natural size.

Some women may lose breast volume following a pregnancy or a major weight loss, or simply due to aging. In all such cases, breast augmentation may be a suitable option. A woman who has undergone a mastectomy or breast removal may also receive breast implants as a part of the breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Jabs and Dr. Richards in Bethseda, MD, and McLean, VA can provide effective surgery in all such cases to match the patient’s needs.


Breast augmentation is usually performed under general anesthesia to ensure total patient comfort. The procedure involves the placement of a saline or silicone gel implant under the chest muscle below the breast or under the breast tissue. The surgery begins with an incision that may be made along the lower crease of the breast, the armpit, or around the circumferential edges of the areola if its size is sufficient. The implant is placed through the incision over the chest muscle beneath the breast or under the breast tissue. Once the implant is positioned correctly, the incision is closed with sutures.

Ideal Candidates

It is important to ensure prior to choosing breast augmentation that the patient is an appropriate candidate. Patients who are unhappy with their natural breast size, have underdeveloped or moderately disproportionate breasts or have undergone breast removal surgery may be superlative candidates as long as they do not have any underlining health complications and have realistic expectations from the procedure. Patients seeking cosmetic surgery in Maryland or Virginia for breast enhancement may make a convenient appointment with Cosmetic Surgery Associates.

Pre-op Preparation

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will try to understand the needs and aspirations of the patient. It is important for the patient to be frank at this point and help the surgeon provide the most suitable advice and options. Discreet photographs of the breasts for medical records may be taken along with a medical examination of the breasts.

The patient will be advised to quit smoking several weeks prior to the surgery. Body weight should also be stabilized so the patient will have to postpone or cancel any plans of undergoing a significant weight loss program. During the pre-op visit, the surgeon will give instructions about what to do the night before the surgery and also provide some post-operative instructions in advance. The patient may ask any questions at this stage and also meet with the anesthesiologists and other staff who will assist the surgeon during the procedure.


The patient’s breasts will most likely be covered in a surgical dressing immediately after the procedure, which may include a support garment. If any drains have been placed to prevent fluid collection, the surgeon will advise how to care for them. Mild pain, bruising, and swelling may be experienced for a few days, and the surgeon will prescribe some painkiller medication and antibiotics, as necessary. Full results will be established over the course of a few months as the breast swelling and soreness vanished completely.

For plastic surgery in Virginia and Maryland, Dr. Dean Jabs and Dr. Frank Richards at Cosmetic Surgery Associates are leading board-certified surgeons in the region. They have received a number of recognitions and awards for their contributions to the field of cosmetic surgery over the last many years. If you are looking for breast augmentation surgery, discuss your options with Dr. Jabs or Dr. Richards during your initial consultation to make an informed decision.

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers