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Breast Augmentation

Model ImageWomen come to Dr. Braden Stridde for breast augmentation from Bellevue and Seattle, WA and other nearby cities when they want fuller, shapelier breasts and the confidence that comes with them. Women who undergo restorative or corrective breast enhancement often comment on the positive impact this surgery has on their lives. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Braden Stridde offers several approaches to breast augmentation, recognizing that every woman has unique needs related to shape, size, and other preferences.

To experience the art, innovation, and excellence of our practice for yourself, request your consultation online with Dr. Stridde at Puget Sound Plastic Surgery, or call our office at (425) 202-4709(425) 202-4709. Dr. Stridde works closely with every one of his breast augmentation patients to provide accurate, honest information and address every concern.

Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos

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Breast Augmentation Case 47

This is a 24 year old Seattle breast implant patient who came to see us because she was very unhappy with her small breast size. She is a petite woman so special attention was taken to ensure that the size and type of implant would appear natural and proportional to her slight frame. 275 cc smoot...

Breast Augmentation Case 81

Our 26 year-old Kirkland WA patient complained of both her lack of breast volume and her breast shape. She had previously done a thorough research of both saline and gel implants and requested gel implants. After trying on several different gel implant sizes and shapes during her consultation she...

Breast Augmentation Case 32

Our 28 year old Seattle breast implant mother of two was concerned with loss of volume after her pregnancies. Prior to surgery she was a small A cup and wished for a moderate increase that was both natural appearing and would provide a more porportional balance to her body. 320cc smooth round gel...

Breast Augmentation Case 38

Our 22 year old Seattle breast augmentation patient was not only unhappy with her small breasts but also that one breast was significantly smaller than the other.  Dr. Braden Stridde of Puget Sound Plastic Surgery surgically placed Allergen smooth round moderate profile saline implants, 330c...

Breast Augmentation Case 154

This is a 28 year old woman who travelled from Texas for a breast augmentation procedure. She requested that the implants appear as natural as possible and would be proportionate to her slim, athletic physique. Sientra Textured Shaped Gel Implants were selected 350 cc. Implants were placed under...

Why Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that increases breast size and improves breast shape. For a woman who has never been happy with her breast size or fullness, augmentation is a long-term solution that can improve both her look and her outlook. Women also choose breast augmentation to restore lost volume following pregnancy or weight loss.

Whatever your reason, Dr. Stridde is known for his extensive experience and training in the most current surgical innovations, including the latest generation of gel implants. He can provide you with a naturally enhanced look that is balanced and proportional.

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Devoted to providing personal care in a comfortable setting, Braden Stridde, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon who looks forward to meeting you.

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Your Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Stridde will ask you to describe the improvements you'd like to see and your motivations for seeking surgery. He will perform an exam and then guide you through the breast augmentation decision-making process, reviewing your choices for breast implants and surgical technique. Along the way, he makes recommendations, shares his preferences, and takes the time to explain in detail the various options and trade-offs. Procedures he may discuss include:

  • Breast lift: If you're bothered by sagginess, also called ptosis, Dr. Stridde may recommend breast lift surgery instead of, or in addition to, your breast augmentation. This procedure is commonly performed at the same time as breast augmentation, and it repositions the breasts to a higher, more youthful-looking placement on the chest.
  • "Super natural" breast augmentation: Women in search of a very natural-looking result may be candidates for "super natural" breast augmentation, a modified version of the surgery that includes highly cohesive silicone gel implants ("gummy bears") and yields softer, more realistic outcomes.
  • Fat transfer: A natural alternative to breast implants, fat transfer uses the patient's own body fat to enhance the breasts. Dr. Stridde also uses fat transfer to help hide breast implants and to add fullness to the upper breasts.

Personalizing Your Procedure

In addition to helping you choose your implants, Dr. Stridde will help you select the locations for your incisions and implants. These decisions depend on the size and type of implants you choose as well as personal preference.

Incision Location

In most cases, Dr. Stridde uses an inframammary incision where the scar is nicely concealed along the breast crease. This incision enables him to place both saline and silicone implants of a variety of sizes. Other incision options include the periareolar incision (along the lower areola) and transaxillary incision (in a crease of the underarm).

Implant Placement

To provide the most natural-looking results, Dr. Stridde typically places the breast implants under the chest muscle in a submuscular position. This option usually conceals the top edge of the implant and provides a gentle slope from the upper breast down to the lower breast. In certain cases, Dr. Stridde may use a subglandular placement, where the implant is between the breast tissue and the chest muscle.

Before & After Photos

See for yourself the results that make Dr. Stridde one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in the Seattle area.

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Your Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure that takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete. General anesthesia is administered under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Dr. Stridde makes the incisions as small as possible and places them where they are well-concealed. He creates a pocket behind each breast, usually under the chest muscle, and then inserts the implants. When he has achieved the desired breast size, shape, and symmetry, he closes the incisions with tiny stitches that are then covered with surgical dressings.

For answers to common questions about breast augmentation, visit Dr. Stridde's Breast Augmentation FAQ page.


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Browse videos and before-and- after photos, and review your consultation using TouchMD, a free, personalized online tool offered by Dr. Stridde to enhance your patient experience. The secure, password-protected Web access allows you to share your experience with family and friends.

Recovery After Surgery

After breast augmentation surgery, your breasts will be supported with a post-surgical bra to aid in recovery, and you'll be sent home to rest in comfort. All of Dr. Stridde's breast augmentation patients receive prescriptions for an adequate supply of pain medication. Some discomfort and lack of energy are common for the first few days, and many women find it helpful to have a friend or loved one to help them around the house for 1 or 2 days after their surgery.

Dr. Stridde makes the incisions as small as possible and places them where they are well-concealed. He creates a pocket behind each breast, usually under the chest muscle, and then inserts the implants. When he has achieved the desired breast size, shape, and symmetry, he closes the incisions with tiny stitches that are then covered with surgical dressings.

A degree of swelling is common, but should steadily diminish over 4 to 6 weeks. You'll be required to wear a surgical support bra to protect your results for a few weeks after the procedure. Dr. Stridde makes every effort to minimize scarring, and scars should begin to lighten and fade after a few months. You should be ready to return to work in about 3 to 7 days.

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Enjoying Your Results

Although your augmented breasts may initially be high and firm, they'll gradually settle into a more natural-looking position as the muscles stretch and the tissues soften. During your follow-up appointments, Dr. Stridde evaluates your results to ensure this process proceeds on schedule.

In the long-term, your breast implants can last for many years, especially if you live a healthy lifestyle and follow Dr. Stridde's post-surgical instructions. Today's implants are stronger and more resilient than ever, and many women report "life spans" of more than 15 years.

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Office Location

Puget Sound Plastic Surgery
Braden C. Stridde, M.D.
(Temporarily Located in Lake Washington Dermatology)
Kirkland, WA 98033
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5400 Carillon Point
Building 5000, Suite 409
Kirkland, WA 98033
Monday–Friday: 9a.m.–5p.m.
(425) 202-4709(425) 202-4709

 Braden Stridde, M.D.