Breast Augmentation

Chukwuemeka Onyewu, MD -  - Plastic Surgery

Jamachi Plastic Surgery

Chukwuemeka Onyewu, MD

Plastic Surgery located in Silver Spring, MD

For women looking to enhance the size or shape of their breasts, augmentation can be a good option. Board-certified plastic surgeon Chukwuemeka Onyewu, MD, of Jamachi Plastic Surgery in Silver Spring, Maryland, has the skill, eye, and expertise to provide you with a personalized breast augmentation to help you feel confident and beautiful. Call the office or request an appointment online to set up a consultation to learn how you can benefit from breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation, or breast implant surgery, enhances the size and shape of your bust using implants. At Jamachi Plastic Surgery, Dr. Onyewu creates appealing and natural-looking breasts by creating a customized shape, size, and symmetry that fits your body type and aesthetic preference.

What types of breast implants are available?

Dr. Onyewu offers saline and silicone implants in a variety of shapes and sizes. Both options are safe; he can help you choose the best option for your aesthetic goals and body type. 

Dr. Onyewu fills silicone implants before insertion. This type feels quite natural and soft; they’re also less prone to a rippling look. Saline implants are filled after insertion, so you get a more customized look and a smaller incision site.

Implants come in round or teardrop shapes in a variety of profiles, shapes, and textures.

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation can be the right procedure for women who are unhappy with the size and shape of their chest. The decision to undergo breast augmentation is an individual one, and it should not be made to please someone else. You do need to be in good health and be older than 18, with fully developed breasts.

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises and reshapes breasts that have deflated or are sagging due to weight loss, aging, pregnancy, or nursing. If your breasts are flat or elongated, a breast lift re-plumps and repositions them, so they don’t appear distorted.

A breast lift doesn’t involve the use of implants. Dr. Onyewu removes excess skin and reshapes your breast to a more lifted, perky state. He’ll also reposition your breasts, nipples, and areolas if they too have become distorted due to nursing.

What should I expect during breast surgery?

Breast augmentation or a lift is performed while you’re under general anesthesia. It is an outpatient procedure, however, so you go home the same day; you’ll need a friend or family member to drive.

During the surgery, Dr. Onyewu makes the incisions and inserts your implants (or removes tissue and lifts the bust). He uses dissolvable stitches and surgical tape to close the incisions. Expect some soreness, swelling, and bruising following the procedure. These side effects usually resolve within a few days.

You can return to regular activity, such as work and daily chores, within a week. Strenuous activity and exercise should be put on hold for up to eight weeks.

For women who want the confidence of shapely, full breasts, consult Jamachi Plastic Surgery. Call the office or request your appointment using the online booking tool.