Dr. Adam L. Basner Discusses Options for Breast Augmentation

Plastic Surgeon serving Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore & Columbia areas of Maryland

August 14, 2013—Baltimore, Maryland—Dr. Adam Basner, a Baltimore area plastic surgeon, offers a variety of breast augmentation procedures for women looking to enhance their natural figure.

Dr. Basner performs breast augmentation with or without a breast lift, and uses the most advanced techniques to enhance body contour, restore volume, achieve symmetry, or simply improve the overall appearance of the breast. Both silicone and saline implants are available from Dr. Basner, as well as implants that are smooth or textured, round or teardrop shaped, low or high projection, and varying sizes in diameter.

Textured implants reduce the risk of capsular contracture, as well as preventing the implants from shifting too much. Smooth implants are also available for women who would prefer slightly more movement.

These implants come in two shapes: round, and teardrop shaped. The round implants are perfectly round, whereas the teardrop shapes are tapered at the top, and wider at the bottom to mimic the natural shape of the breast. Teardrop shaped implants may look ultimately more natural, but round implants will provide more lift for women looking to reinvigorate the bust line. Profile is also another important factor to consider, as the projection of the implants dictates the ultimate projection of the breast. A higher projection will produce a more dramatic and prominent silhouette than a lower projection implant.

Dr. Basner emphasizes that choosing a breast implant size is one of the most important decisions. An implant too small will not make much of a difference. An implant too large can result in surgical complications, premature sagging, or asymmetry. Dr. Basner evaluates the existing breast tissue to ensure patients have sufficient tissue to accommodate the surgery.

In addition to a physical examination, Dr. Basner also ensures that all patients, whether looking for breast implants or facelifts and Botox, have realistic expectations in addition to being emotionally, physically, and mentally prepared for a cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Basner encourages women to understand their wants and needs from a breast augmentation procedure, as well as lifestyle factors and body anatomy before deciding on specific implant features. Women who do not discuss these factors with a surgeon run the risk of choosing an improperly sized implant, and having the edges of the implant be visible through the skin, in addition to surgical complications. Dr. Basner always discusses these factors with patients on an individual basis.