Breast Implants

Baltimore, Maryland Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Summers is considered a highly skilled Annapolis / Baltimore breast implant specialist. In fact, Dr. Summers was the first breast augmentation surgeon in Maryland to complete the FDA certification for silicone gel filled breast implants. He is highly skilled at performing many different types of breast augmentation procedures. At the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Summers treats numerous breast augmentation patients, including patients in Townson, Lutherville, Columbia, Owing Mills, Howard County, Ellicott City, Baltimore, and Annapolis. Combining superior surgical-skill and exceptional, patient-focused care, Dr. Summers has helped these patients to enjoy a more shapely figure. Dr. Summers also provides before and after photos of breast implants patients on other pages of this website.

My experience with Dr. Summers and his staff was superior. Everyone was very professional and helpful and all were eager to make you feel comfortable.

– Barbara F. Verified TrueReview®

Barbara F.
I came to Dr.Summers 2 yrs ago and had a tummy tuck, the procedure turned out great. A year later I came back for a fat transfer to the butt and It was an success. My pants and bottoms fit perfectly and my spouse love that i have curse and i looks great. I would definitely come back for more treatment in the future. Thinking about getting more fat transfer to my bottom.

– Daronda W. Verified TrueReview®

Daronda Watkins
I am 5’6″ tall with long blond, curly hair. I work for a real estate company in Maryland as a Lease Administrator. Prior to that, I worked for a Minnesota Senator on Capitol Hill. Even though I work out at the gym frequently, I had a few problem areas, which would not go away. Thanks to Dr. Summers’ cosmetic surgery team at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, I’ve had liposuction on my outer thighs, hips and stomach. Now my saddlebags are gone and I was able to buy a pair of hip hugger jeans! I’ll be 45 next month and will almost wear a size 6. I’m planning to return to have my inner thighs done very soon.

– Lynn F. Verified TrueReview®

Lynn F.
I absolutely love, Love, LOVE my new nose! Dr. Summers made the entire process sooooo easy and I looked great right away! I couldn’t believe how easy it was and I got just the look I wanted. Thank you, Dr. Summers!

– J. Hoover Verified TrueReview®

J. Hoover
This was my second major procedure with Dr Summers, having had a major tummy tuck in 2005 with which I was thrilled! The breast lift and aug was as pain-free as possible, I was prepped accordingly with information, risks and self-care…and when a fear arose afterwords that I wasnt healing in the manner I THOUGHT I should be, Dr Summers put my mind at ease immediately, as did the entire staff, by giving me the facts I needed to proceed with confidence.

– Beth H. (Frederick, MD) Verified TrueReview®

Beth H. (Frederick, MD)
Last year, Dr. Adam Summers performed a One Hour Facelift on me. I have to say, I am surprised by how smoothly the procedure went and everyone thinks I look great!

– Cathy A. Verified TrueReview®

Cathy A.
Dr. Summers and the MD Plastic Surgery staff were incredible. Dr. Summers made me feel very comfortable about my procedure, as I was very nervous about having it done. The staff was warm and welcoming, caring, and I could tell they were genuinely interested in my well-being, satisfaction with the results, and recovery. As for the procedure, Dr. Summers did an excellent job, my recovery and results, quite amazing! I recovered fast and now it’s been 7 months and I am SUPER happy with my neck! This procedure has allowed me to feel so much better about myself and given me a new sense of confidence. Thank you MD Plastic Surgery!

– G.D. Verified TrueReview®

G.D.
Dr. Summers is always very meticulous and caring when treating me. He answers all of my questions and ensures the best result. He is always available for your concerns.

– Mamie A. Verified TrueReview®

Mamie Ambrose
I went to multiple Plastic Surgeons wanting lower eyelid surgery to get rid of intense under eye wrinkles when I smiled. They all said that I didn’t have enough skin for lower eyelid surgery, and they refused to do it on the grounds they all felt it would permanently pull my lower lid down and not help the wrinkles anyway. And that I had to “live with it.” Prior laser treatments did not diminish the wrinkles either, so I was out of options until I found Dr. Adam Summers. He disagreed with the other Plastic Surgeons, and guaranteed it would not permanently pull my lower lid down. He did the upper lids, lower lids, and an upper cheek lift for a great price and I am thrilled with the results. My eyelid is not pulled down and the wrinkles are gone! Just as importantly, the reason I would also recommend Dr. Summers as unlike Plastic Surgeons I’ve had surgery with in the past, he cared just as much for me and my endless questions or concerns postop as he did before I paid him. He even told me preop that if any wrinkles remained he would stand by his work and get rid of them for free. That is the mark of a truly great Plastic Surgeon. I’d also like to acknowledge Melinda, office manager, the nurses and all the staff for going over and above with great customer service. I’m a fan for life!

– L.H. Verified TrueReview®

L.H.
I am a 33 year old mother of three and I’ve wanted to have breast augmentation surgery for several years. I went from a large C-cup size to less than a A-cup after have my third child, but two things held me back. One was the fear of things going wrong and the other was financial. One day I sat down to my computer and went online to research cosmetic surgery and I came across Dr. Summers’ website and I am very pleased that I did. Everyone I have come in contact with has been great. I am very pleased with Dr. Summers, he has been nothing short of excellent throughout the entire process. He shows how much he cares for both you and your health from day one. Every member of his staff has been excellent as well. I felt very comfortable and confident throughout the entire process, including the day of surgery. The surgery itself went great, I experienced very little pain, most was managed with Advil instead of the prescription pain killer I was prescribed. I can not say enough how smoothly all of this has gone, I am now three months post-surgery and in a D-cup, and I now have the confidence I always feel I have lacked. For any woman who has gone through what childbirth does to your body or just wants to have breast augmentation surgery, it is more than worth it and I would highly recommend the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center.

– Heather A. (Annapolis, MD) Verified TrueReview®

Heather A. (Annapolis, MD)

Breast Augmentation: Introduction

Breast augmentation with implants, also known as an augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that accentuates the size and shape of a woman’s breasts to provide a more proportioned figure. Saline-filled or silicone gel-filled implants are placed to make breasts fuller and enhance their shape, and make it easier to wear certain styles of clothing. The incision is typically made under the breast or at the margin of the areola. Alternatively, the incision can be made under the arm in a skin crease, so that there is no scar on the chest.

In addition to making the breasts larger, Dr. Summers has developed specialized techniques that can move the breasts closer together and slightly lift sagging breasts in selected patients without any additional incisions (normally a breast lift procedure is required to obtain these results). Breast augmentation is a tremendous help to patients in Baltimore, Maryland who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to restore their natural appearance.

Breast Augmentation: Goals

  • Enhance body shape if breasts are too small.
  • Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing.
  • Equalize a difference in breast size (cup size).
  • Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy or injury.

 

Breast Augmentation: Procedure:

Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant in order to enlarge the breast. The surgery is performed in the safety and comfort of the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center while the patient is asleep under a general anesthesia. There are several possible locations for the small incision that will be used for inserting the breast implant. The best technique will be decided when you meet with Dr. Summers for your consultation.

During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create a pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Inserting an implant behind the breast typically increases a woman’s breast size by one or more bra cup sizes. Either saline or silicone gel-filled implants may be used, depending on your preference. In some circumstances, particularly those in which there is breast asymmetry (uneven breast size), an adjustable implant (Mentor Spectrum Post-Op Adjustable Implant) may be used to allow Dr. Summers to change the level of inflation after surgery to obtain breast symmetry and balance. Surgery typically lasts from 1 to 2 hours.

Click here for a more extensive review of the literature regarding breast implants as well as a review of the risks and complications associated with breast implant surgery.

 

Breast Augmentation: Recovery

An ACE wrap is applied right after surgery to help prevent bleeding and swelling. The next day, the ACE is replaced with a bra, which will be worn 24-hours daily for the next week. The bra may be removed for showers. Strenuous activity is to be avoided. Any pain is typically treated effectively with oral medication, with most patients relying only on ibuprofen by the second post-operative day. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the pre-operative and post-operative directions.

 

Breast Augmentation Cost:

Implant TypeApproximate Charge
Saline Filled:$6,900
Silicone-Gel Filled:$7,900

The above fees are for a routine breast augmentation procedure. Because not every case is “routine”, the above noted charges are approximations — a detailed quotation will be provided at the time of your consultation. The charge includes all of the following: facility fee at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, anesthesia with a board certified anesthesiologist, saline breast implants of any size, surgeon’s fee, and all office visits. No additional fees are charged for incision location (under the arm, under the areola, or under the breast fold) or for implant location (above the muscle or under the muscle).

The only other expenses you will incur are pharmacy related for prescription medications (antibiotics and pain medication) and laboratory related for routine blood tests prior to your breast implant surgery. Patients who are over 40 years of age or who have pre-existing medical conditions will also need to have a medical clearance, which includes an EKG and additional bood tests.

In addition to treating breast augmentation patients, Dr. Summers offers other breast procedures at his Baltimore plastic surgery center. Please visit these pages to learn about how Dr. Summers helps Baltimore breast lift, breast reduction and male breast reduction patients.

For additional information on breast augmentation procedures, visit the PerfectYourself Breast Augmentation resource and visit the All About Implants forum to learn more about breast implants.

FAQ: Click on a question below to see the answer.

Q: Can I have several procedures performed simultaneously?
Q: Does it matter how old I am?”
Q: Are breast implants safe?
Q: Should I massage my breasts?
Q: When can I return to work?
Q: When can I drive?
Q: Can I tan after surgery?
Q: When will my breasts look “normal”?
Q: Do I have to wear my bra all of the time?
Q: I hear a “sloshing” or “squeeking” sound from my implants. What is this?
Q: I am noticing redness and itching around the incision. What should I do?
Q: What if my tape comes off before my next visit?
Q: How should I treat my incision to minimize scarring?
Q: Can I see my scar?
Q: When can I shower?
Q: How does pregnancy affect the breasts?
Q: How large will I (should I) become with breast implants?
Q: Can breast implants cause cancer or autoimmune diseases?
Q: How are mammograms performed after breast augmentation surgery?
Q: My nipples are not even. Will they be improved after breast augmentation?
Q: Do you use drains?
Q: How long will implants last?
Q: Should I replace my breast implants every 10 years?
Q: Is there anything that can be done to keep my implants feeling soft?
Q: What would happen if my breast implant leaks?
Q: How long will I need to take off work after a breast augmentation procedure?
Q: When can I resume my exercise routine?
Q: When can I resume my exercise routine?
Q: When can I resume sexual activity?
Q: What size implants should I choose?
Q: What can I do to help obtain the best results?
Q: Where is the surgery performed?
Q: How long does the surgery take?
Q: Will you take photographs of me?
Q: What is my implant warranty?
Q: When should I call Dr. Summers?
Q: How often do I take my pain medication?
Q: What can I eat after surgery?
Q: When are my follow-up appointments?
Q: How long will I be swollen and bruised?
Q: What activities should I avoid after breast augmentation surgery?
Q: What other procedures does Dr. Summers perform?