Breast augmentation is offered at the Ashburn, Virginia practice of Dr. Timothy Mountcastle. If you want to enhance your bust line, or are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or symmetry of your natural breasts, breast augmentation with breast implants or fat grafting can provide the results you are seeking.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle: “Patients who come in for breast augmentation range from 18 to 55. There are patients of all ages coming in, seeking breast augmentation. We can either do implants or fat injections, now to augment patients’ breasts. Augmentations can either be with a saline or silicone-type implant, or even using their own fat. Some people call it fat grafting.
Fat grafting is basically liposuction, but it’s using different techniques to actually gather the fat. In traditional liposuction, you’re using a large pressure tube to remove the fat, and in fat grafting, the harvesting of fat is done with greater care; there are lower pressures and greater consideration for the fat. Once you take the fat out of the body, you actually centrifuge it down and cure it in a much more delicate fashion before you place it back in the breast.
The procedure itself takes around an hour. Recovery takes about a week of discomfort; typically, it’s more of a muscular, cramping discomfort when you put it under the muscle. If you do not put it under the muscle, patients tend to recover a little bit quicker than when you do put it under the muscle.
Patients love this procedure. That’s why it’s one of the most popular procedures in the United States. Patients love being able to fit into those clothes that they weren’t able to fit in before. It just really puts a smile on patients’ faces.”