Breast Augmentation by Plastic Surgeons 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 Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore our plastic surgeons perform breast augmentation to help women regain shape and symmetry for a more youthful appearance.


Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy - BaltimoreSee Before and After Photos for Breast Augmentation >

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.

See before and after photos for breast augmentation.

NEXT: Who are the best candidates for a Breast Augmentation? ›
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.

NEXT: Does a Breast Augmentation help with overly sagging breasts? ›
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.

NEXT: What are the sizes of breast implants used for a Breast Augmentation? ›
Where is the incision placed when having a Breast Augmentation?

The location of a breast augmentation incision can depend on the type of implant used. An incision for a breast augmentation can be made below the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit.

NEXT: Is a Breast Augmentation permanent? ›
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.

NEXT: Scheduling an appointment for Breast Augmentation ›
Scheduling an appointment for Breast Augmentation

We are dedicated to helping patients find the best cosmetic procedure options available to help restore and renew their self-image. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, our doctors will work with you to help you feel beautiful at any age and any stage of life. Please call 410-332-9700.