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Breast Augmentation
Mclean & Woodbridge, VA, Chevy Chase, MD


  • Approaching breast augmentation with finesse, expertise and an artistic sensibility
  • Staying on the forefront of technology, research, and innovation in breast augmentation
  • Adhering to the highest standards of accreditation and safety
  • Creating a comfortable, soothing environment allowing for a warm connection between him and patients
  • Ensuring honest and transparent communication without the
    salesmanship so prevalent in the cosmetic industry

Breast augmentation with Dr. Sailon

Dr. Sailon takes great care and approaches breast augmentation with an artistic sensibility. He understands that breast size and shape can play an important role in a woman’s self-image,
confidence, and femininity.

Dr. Sailon specializes in creating natural appearing breasts that are fuller and perkier without looking obviously “fake.” In the right hands, breast augmentation is far more than simply making the breasts larger – an elegant shape is far more important than size. Because of everyone’s anatomic differences, breast augmentation must be tailored to the individual in order to achieve the best results possible. Dr. Sailon will personally spend a significant amount of time with you during your consultation to determine how to achieve your goals.

Who gets a breast augmentation?

Patients who desire fuller, perkier breasts span a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Breast augmentation can be used to balance your proportions or recover what pregnancy, weight loss, or age have taken away. Although no two breasts are exactly identical, breast augmentation can dramatically improve any significant asymmetry or differences between the two breasts. The implant type, implant pocket, and incision must all be highly individualized in order to achieve the best result.

Types of implants

When considering breast augmentation, Dr. Sailon will extensively review and recommend the types of implants during your consultation. In general, there are several factors to consider when choosing the appropriate breast implant.

Implant Material - Silicone or saline?

The implant “filling" will determine its shape, feel, and visibility. For the majority of patients, highly cohesive (“gummy bear") silicone implants are an excellent choice since they maintain a natural feel, are less likely to show skin rippling, and have potentially more longevity. The outer shell of the implant is always made of silicone whether or not the filling is silicone gel or saline. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and tend to be firmer resulting in a less natural feel. They can also be more prone to visible rippling at the skin surface.

Yes! Multiple scientific studies have examined women who have silicone implants and found they were no more likely to develop health issues than similar women who did not have implants.

Implant styles, profiles, sizes and textures

Breast implant manufacturers now offer a multitude of implant choices. Selecting the appropriate implant must be done with careful consideration. Shape can be divided into round (looks like a half-circle) or anatomic (has a teardrop shape). Implant texture can be smooth (glides easily in the surrounding tissue) or textured (has a rough feel so that the implant sticks to the surrounding tissue and does not move). Profile refers to the implant projection, that is how far it comes forward. All these decisions are nuanced and Dr. Sailon will help guide you through the process of choosing the best implant for you during the consultation.

Incisions for breast augmentation

A number of incisions grant the surgeon access to allow insertion of a
breast implant. Incisions may be used in the following locations:

  • Inframammary – in the natural fold at the bottom of the breast
  • Periareolar – along the lower border of the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple)
  • Transaxillary – in the armpit

Dr. Sailon will review these various options with you to determine which is best. When selecting the optimal incision, he will consider desired the
implant size, breast anatomy, definition of your inframammary fold, areola
pigmentation, and your personal preferences.

Breast implant position

A pocket must be created for the implant. This can be either located in the subglandular space (between the pectoralis muscle and the breast tissue) or slightly deeper in the submuscular space (between the pectoralis muscle and the ribs). The submuscular plane (also known as dual-plane) has many advantages including additional soft tissue coverage over the implant to make it less visible, decreased risk of capsular contracture, and significantly less interference with mammograms.

The majority of Dr. Sailon’s patients benefit most from a submuscular implant placement. When deciding which is best, Dr. Sailon will consider your nipple position, breast and chest wall anatomy, and your personal preferences.


Dr. Sailon believes in getting the best possible results in the safest possible manner. Your breast augmentation surgery will be performed in an accredited operating room in a surgery center or hospital. The day of your surgery you will meet a board-certified anesthesiologist who will administer general anesthesia making sure you are comfortable.

Dr. Sailon utilizes a rapid recovery technique including a meticulous surgical dissection, the use of local anesthetic (numbing medicine) in the surgical area and providing medication for use at home.


After your surgery, you can expect to be monitored in the recovery room to ensure you are comfortable and pain free. You will then be discharged home the same day. Many of Dr. Sailon’s patients are able to go about normal daily activities (not including exercise) quickly after surgery.

Dr. Sailon typically recommends taking a week off from work but some may be able to return earlier. After surgery, he will instruct you in implant displacement exercises to help keep the implants soft. Cardio, such as running or biking, can generally resume after two weeks. Heavier lifting must wait until later in the healing process.

It is normal to have some swelling and bruising, which generally resolves in about two weeks. Within the first two months, the implants will soften and settle to have a more natural look and feel.

Please refer to Dr. Sailon’s breast augmentation instruction sheet to see answers to commonly asked questions before and after surgery.


McLean & Woodbridge, Virginia

6801 Whittier Avenue, Suite 301
McLean, Virginia 22101

2200 Opitz Boulevard, Suite 250
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Office: 703-832-4000
Fax: 703-832-4001

Chevy Chase, Maryland

5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 711
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Office: 301-232-3000
Fax: 301-232-3333

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