Breast Augmentation Offered at Mercy in Baltimore

Breast augmentation is a treatment option for women who are uncomfortable with their breasts because they have lost shape or volume. At The Breast Reconstruction & Restoration Center at Mercy, Dr. Bernie Chang and Dr. Brendan Collins, among the best plastic surgeons in the Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic region, work with patients to determine the best treatment option to help them regain shape and symmetry for a more youthful appearance.

*Breast restoration procedures including breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lifts, are also performed by skilled surgeon, Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, in Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy.

Who are the best candidates for a Breast Augmentation?

Women who have lost shape and volume in their breasts, want larger breasts, or have different sized breasts are some of the best candidates for a breast augmentation.

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Does a Breast Augmentation help with overly sagging breasts?

A breast augmentation does not correct breasts that are severely sagging or drooping. A breast lift with breast augmentation is a treatment option for women who would like to correct severely sagging breasts and gain a fuller breast size.

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What types of breast implants are used for a Breast Augmentation?

Breast implants feel more natural today and are much safer than implants of years past. Silicone gel implants and saline implants are among the options for a breast augmentation.

  • Silicone gel implants have come a long way since they were removed from the market for all surgeries with the exception of breast reconstruction. New technological advances have resulted in a gel that is “cohesive” which means that the gel stays in place and does not ooze out if the outer silastic membrane of an implant ruptures. The cohesive gel is like firm Jell-O or gummy bears, whereas older silicone gel was like hair styling gel, which was like a thick liquid. This makes the implants feel more natural and is much safer for the patient.
  • Saline implants are still available for those patients who want an implant filled with a more natural substance. Saline is physiologically similar to the water and salt combination that makes up our tissues.
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What are the sizes of breast implants used for a Breast Augmentation?

Breast implants come in a variety of sizes to match a patient’s desires.

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Is a Breast Augmentation permanent?

A breast augmentation is not permanent. Aging, gravity, hormones, or weight fluctuation can cause changes and shifting of the breast over time. A replacement breast implant may be required, so it is important to have follow-up visits with your plastic surgeon to watch for breast changes.

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Brendan Collins, M.D.

Dr. Brendan Collins specializes in breast reconstruction, cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery at The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center and Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy. 

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