Breast Augmentation in Baltimore, Maryland

Our Baltimore breast augmentation and lift surgeons have been providing patients with larger and more shapely breasts for over 25 years. Our Maryland breast augmentation, breast implant, and breast lift center is a safe and trusted place to get the natural-looking curves you desire. 

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure to increase breast size or improve breast shape. Today, there are several breast augmentation options including, saline or silicone breast implants, round or anatomically shaped breast implants, breast augmentations with a lift, fat transfer augmentations, and more.

Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Front and center, your breasts are hard to ignore, and if you’re like many other women, your vision of your ideal size and shape may be different from your reality. Each year, thousands of women undergo breast augmentation procedures in Maryland alone. If you’re a woman with smaller or asymmetrical breasts or have breasts that have lost their shape from age, pregnancy, or weight loss, breast augmentation is a good option to explore.

At Belcara Health, we believe in creating natural, beautiful results that balance the proportions of your body and significantly improve how you look and feel about your overall appearance. Our Baltimore breast augmentation surgeons thoughtfully integrate your physical, emotional, and lifestyle needs and help you make informed decisions about your body. We listen carefully to your concerns, educate you on all your options, answer all your questions, and then work with you to create a customized treatment plan that will meet your goals.

What is a Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift?

If you’ve had children, gained or lost weight, or have just naturally changed with age, your breasts may have lost volume or begun to sag. These changes to your breasts can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about your appearance. A combination breast lift with augmentation helps our Baltimore patients address these concerns through one procedure by lifting the breasts to a more youthful position and enhancing volume and shape with breast implants.

Why Combine a Breast Lift With Augmentation?

While many patients seek either a breast lift or a breast augmentation, sometimes what they really need is a strategic combination of both. A breast lift with carefully selected implants will restore the shape and volume you desire. The best way to determine if a breast lift with augmentation is right for you is to have a consultation to discuss your options. During your consultation at Belcara Health, your board-certified breast surgeon will evaluate your body , discuss your concerns and goals, and design a surgical plan to provide you with results you’ll love. Together, you and your surgeon will review your breast implant options including size, fill material (silicone or saline), shape, profile, and placement.

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What Are the Best Breast Implant Options for Breast Augmentation?

We offer a full range of breast implant options to meet your needs. To ensure you get the perfect fit for the look you desire, we offer FDA-approved breast implants from trusted providers. Our partner providers have proven records of creating high-quality, safe, and durable implants, so you and your breast augmentation surgeon can select the ones that will fit you best! 

During your breast implant surgery consultation, you will be provided with a thorough education about your breast augmentation options. Your surgeon will listen carefully to your goals, assess your anatomy, and help you make informed choices about breast implant options including size, filling, projection, texture, and shape. Your final choice will depend on a variety of factors, including your age, natural anatomy, existing breast tissue, the elasticity of your skin, and your desired final appearance.

What Should I Consider When Choosing Breast Implants?

You might already know that you will be choosing between silicone and saline, but there are other factors that contribute to the look and feel of your breasts after your procedure.


1) Filling: Saline or Silicone Gel

saline breast implantsSaline implants have an outer silicone rubber shell that is filled to the desired size with a sterile saline solution. Because saline implants are filled during the augmentation procedure, your surgeon can adjust the size as needed to make sure your desired look is achieved. A cost-effective choice, saline implants have been available since the early 1990s and provide a nice looking, fuller breast for many patients.

saline breast implantsSilicone gel breast implants are composed of a gelatin-like substance that keeps form (like “gummy bears”) and feels more like natural breast tissue. These implants come in a large variety of shapes and sizes to achieve your wanted look. It is not uncommon to use different sized implants for each breast to create symmetry. Because silicone implants look and feel so soft and natural, they are a very popular choice among breast augmentation patients.


2) Profile: Low, Moderate, Moderate-Plus or High

LOW/MODERATE

MODERATE PLUS

HIGH PROFILE

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Implant profile is a measure of base width vs. forward projection of the implants. A higher implant profile projects more prominently from the breast than a lower profile of the same implant. Each implant provider and implant type has varying ranges of profiles and uses different terminology. Depending on your chosen implants, you may have anywhere from one profile option to four options.

The circumference of your chest wall will also help in selecting your profile. Generally, a narrow chest benefits from a higher implant profile to produce the desired size increase. This is due to needing a smaller base to achieve a natural look that fits your frame.

Choosing a profile may feel overwhelming at first, but we’re available to help! Our breast specialists are board-certified plastic surgeons who will guide you through this decision at your breast implant sizing session.


3) Shape: Round or Anatomically “Shaped”

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How Do I “Try On” My Breast Implants Ahead of Surgery with VECTRA 3D Imaging?

Our patients say that “trying on” breast implants is the best part of the consultation! You will stand in front of a mirror, trying on various-sized implants to see how each one looks on your body. During your breast implant sizing, you have the chance to preview your new appearance with VECTRA® 3D Imaging.

VECTRA 3D Imaging is a state-of-the-art photo imaging technology that provides patients with a personalized, 3D image of the results they can expect from their chosen breast implant procedure. Belcara Health is one of just a few offices to offer VECTRA 3D Imaging to help you choose your breast implants

Can Breast Augmentation Correct Asymmetry?

While many women have some size differences between the left and right breasts (the left breast is typically a little bigger), significant asymmetry can make it difficult to find bras & clothing that fit. Our surgeons correct breast asymmetry with customized breast implants or with a fat transfer procedure. By placing a larger implant or additional fat tissue on one side, your breasts will look naturally symmetrical, clothes will fit well, and you will feel more comfortable with your body.

Our goal at Belcara Health is to present and educate you on the best breast augmentation and implant options for your body and goals.

What is the Difference Between Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants? 

With a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure, fat is removed from one part of the body and carefully placed into the breasts to create the desired appearance. The fat is obtained by traditional liposuction, usually from the abdomen, thighs, flanks, or back. After the fat is purified, it is injected into the breasts to create a beautifully enhanced look. Fat transfer is also effective for reconstruction of the breast after a mastectomy or lumpectomy and for correcting genetic conditions such as tuberous (underdeveloped) or asymmetrical breasts.

What Is the Difference Between Breast Augmentation Surgery and a Breast Lift? 

A breast augmentation surgery may involve implants or fat transfer to increase the fullness of breasts,  while a breast lift procedure simply involves removing and lifting breast tissue to improve the placement and shape of breasts without adding any fullness. In some scenarios, patients may choose to undergo a breast augmentation with a lift, which can enhance the fullness, shape, and position of their breasts in a single procedure. 

How Are Breast Augmentations and Lifts Performed?

Breast lift with augmentation surgery involves strategic incisions, through which your surgeon will remove excess skin, lift and tighten remaining skin, place your chosen breast implants, and reposition the nipple (if necessary). Your surgical plan will depend on how much sagging needs to be corrected and the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed to provide the results you desire. Breast surgery incisions are always placed as inconspicuously as possible and closed for optimal fading.

This procedure typically takes between 2 to 4 hours, depending on the extent of your surgery. Because this procedure is mostly performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, you will be able to return home the same day.

What Is the Typical Breast Augmentation and Lift Recovery Period?

Recovery from both breast augmentation and lift procedures varies depending on the age of the patient, the type of augmentation performed, and the overall health of the patient. In most cases, patients can expect a recovery period of 4 to 6 weeks. Older patients and those who undergo more intensive procedures can expect a longer recovery period. Our experts at Belcara will ensure you have all the tools and information to make a full recovery as soon as possible for your body, lifestyle, and anatomy.

Where Will the Procedure Take Place?

Most breast augmentation and lift patients elect to have their procedures performed in our on-site surgery center. Our 5-star facility, the Clarkview Surgical Center, was designed with the safety, comfort, privacy, and convenience of our patients in mind. It features state-of-the-art technology and meets the most rigorous safety standards. We are proud to be one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn AAAHC accreditation, as well as certifications from Medicare and the state of Maryland. Because safety is our first concern, all surgical procedures are performed with board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.

How Much Do  Breast Augmentation and Lift Procedures Cost?

At our Baltimore breast surgery center, we understand that having a general range of pricing for breast augmentation options can be helpful. We are happy to provide estimated price ranges. However, it is important to note that these price ranges are general estimates only. 

Our typical pricing for breast augmentation with implants is between $6,000 – $7,500. Whereas, the price range for breast augmentation with lift procedures is between $9,000 – $10,500.

 The best way to learn about plastic surgery pricing is to consult directly with one of our board-certified breast surgeons. During your consultation, your surgeon will listen carefully to your concerns and goals and assess your medical history, lifestyle, and anatomy. Together, you and your surgeon will review your treatment options and develop a personalized plan that meets all your needs. Only then are we able to provide an accurate price quote, which will include:

  • All visits before and after the procedure,
  • Operating Room time and supplies,
  • Surgeon’s fee,
  • Anesthesia fees,
  • All medical devices, implants, and support materials.

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Why Choose Belcara Health for Your Maryland Breast Augmentation and Lift Surgery?

If you are ready to improve your appearance, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

With credentials from such esteemed institutions as Stanford University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, our award-winning, board-certified breast surgeons are renowned for creating natural-looking, proportionate, beautiful results. Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Gary Vela will listen carefully to your goals, answer all your questions, and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating our patients about their breast augmentation options because you know your body best and you should be a partner in the entire surgery experience.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

“After breastfeeding three children, my chest seemed to be a lost cause. After months of research, I decided to go to Dr. Cohen to have a breast augmentation. My consultations and surgery were so perfect. Dr. Cohen and his staff made me feel so comfortable with every aspect of the procedure. I have never been happier. It is amazing how I have changed inside and out. When I look in the mirror, I am content with my appearance for the first time in a long time. The surgery changed everything in my life from my self-confidence to my marriage, from the way I approach every-day situations to the way I carry myself. A simple Thank You could never be enough!”

Learn More About Baltimore Breast Augmentation & Lifts 

Contact us today to learn more about how a breast augmentation procedure can help you feel more confident.

Our Practitioners Who Specialize in Breast Augmentation and Breast Lifts

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Dr. Michael D. Cohen

Medical Director, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Specialist

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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