Breast Augmentation

Frederick H Watkins, MD

Plastic Surgeon & Cosmetic Surgeon located in Rockville, MD & McLean, VA

Breast augmentation is among the most common procedures that bring women to the care of Frederick H. Watkins, MD. At his practice in Rockville, Maryland, and McLean, Virginia, Dr. Watkins uses the latest breast augmentation tools and techniques to create beautiful and natural-looking results. If you’re curious about breast augmentation but aren’t sure where to begin, schedule a visit with Dr. Watkins to learn more. Call the office or request a consultation online.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses breast implants to increase the size of your breasts. Augmentation can also improve the shape of your natural breasts or replace volume lost due to aging or breastfeeding. 

Women choose breast implants for a variety of reasons. Some simply want larger breasts, while others want to achieve a more youthful physique. In some cases, augmentation is part of the process of reconstructing breasts after cancer treatment. 

There are numerous choices in regard to the material your implants are made of, as well as their shape and size. Dr. Watkins explains all available options to help you find the approach that aligns with your aesthetic goals. 

What’s the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction?

Both a breast lift and a breast reduction deliver perkier, more youthful breast contouring. The difference lies in whether or not you’d like to alter the volume of your breasts. 

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Watkins removes a portion of your breast tissue, as well as any excess skin. The remaining skin is gathered tight around your remaining breast tissue and then sutured back together. 

A breast lift is a great option if you don’t want to lose breast volume but would like firmer breasts positioned higher on your chest. No breast tissue is removed, but excess skin is cut away before the remaining skin is sutured together. 

With both a breast reduction and a breast lift, your nipples are repositioned to a higher portion of your breast and reduced in size, if necessary.

What is a mommy makeover? 

Mommy makeover is a term used to describe a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures intended to give a woman her body back after having children. No two mommy makeovers are exactly alike, and your treatment plan is aligned to suit your specific needs and goals. 

Some of the procedures that are part of a mommy makeover include:

  • Breast lift
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction

If you’re finished adding to your family and are ready to feel great about your body again, schedule a consultation with Dr. Watkins online or by phone to discuss how these procedures can help.