Breast Augmentation in Washington DC


Breast augmentation is a popular surgical procedure whereby silicone gel or saline implants are placed beneath breast tissue to enhance breast size and improve shape.  Whether your breasts have deflated post-pregnancy, or genetically your breast and body proportions have not had the balance you desire, Dr. Rad’s Washington DC breast augmentation patients seek the most natural proportions rather than a an overly augmented “done” look. Dr. Rad performs breast augmentation for patients who travel to Washington from the northeast corridor, from northern Virginia, Maryland, New York City and nationally. 


Dr. Rad’s focus is perfect symmetry and he selects his approach based on each patients’ unique anatomy and lifestyle. In his hands, breast augmentation is safe and involves just a few days of recovery.

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Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad’s patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns. SHERBER+RAD cannot guarantee specific results. Individual results may vary.


Neither is superior and each has advantages and disadvantages. In general Dr. Rad’s decision is based on numerous factors, including your lifestyle (for example, if you’re a body builder or very physically active, then sub-muscular placement may not be right due to “animation deformity”), your pre-augmentation breast size (if you have A cup breasts and choose saline implants then sub-muscular may be preferable), desire for fullness in certain areas of your breasts (sub-muscular placement gives more upper breast fullness), your choice of silicone versus saline (for patients desiring the most natural feel, silicone implants are superior to saline), incision placement (the safest approach in the natural underfold), and cost (silicone implants cost twice as much as saline but the difference in feel and appearance may be worth it for patients with A or B cup breasts). Dr. Rad will carefully weigh each factor and guide you to the appropriate decision. 

Silicone and saline implants are very safe and are FDA approved for safety. Silicone used today is “medical grade” and are “form stable,” meaning that the chance of leakage of silicone into tissues is extremely small. If a break or tear develops in the implant shell (a very unlikely event) then the internal silicone likely will stay where it is within the shell. If you have silicone gel-filled breast implants, the FDA still recommends MRI scans to screen for silent (i.e. no symptoms appear) rupture 3 years after receiving your implant and every 2 years after that.  Based on current information, the FDA states that there is no association between silicone gel-filled breast implants and connective tissue disease, breast cancer, or reproductive problems.  For more information read the FDA’s “5 things to know about breast implants.”

What Patients Are Saying

We consulted with three plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Rad for my 17 year old son’s rhinoplasty and chin implant in March 2017. From the first meeting, we felt confident that Dr. Rad is a skilled, experienced and talented surgeon who pays attention to every detail. He is also a super guy – warm, caring, attentive and welcoming. Everything went smoothly and we are extremely happy with the results. We are very pleased with the whole experience and recommend him without hesitation.

Esther Alpert | July 2017

“I would (and have) recommended Dr. Rad to my family and friends. Dr. Rad is extraordinarily talented. He is extremely professional, articulate and patient. He is singularly focused on ensuring the very best results for each of his clients. I put my trust and confidence into Dr. Rad and his interactions with me and the results of my surgery greatly exceeded my expectations.”

Lisa Kay in Arlington, VA | May 18, 2017

“I am so grateful I chose Dr. Rad to perform my surgery. From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease & comfortable. The office is very clean & creative. He took time to answer all my questions, I didn’t feel rushed as I did w/ other surgeons I met. His staff was prompt to respond & very friendly. Post surgery I called over a holiday weekend w/ a question & he called me back quickly. It has been an easy recovery & trust him fully. My scars are fading quick & it’s only been 5 weeks! He’s the best!”

Jennifer W in Germantown, MD | Jun 22, 2017

“Dr. Ariel Rad is the finest physician I’ve ever met! I’ve worked with Dr. Rad over the last five years and he encompasses everything you’d hope from a physician and much more. He possesses the highest intellect, sophistication, dedication, and compassion. I can’t say enough about Dr. Rad. Every appointment I’ve had with him has exceeded my expectations. He’s the absolute best! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Ariel Rad to my family and friends for medical care.”

KVR in Pennsylvania | Jan 10, 2017

“My goal was to be a refreshed, happy, more confident version of “me.” As I prepared for surgery I had no unanswered questions and was totally confident about Dr. Rad’s skill and judgment. Interactions with Dr. Rad and his team at the time of surgery and follow up were efficient, and delivered with compassion and kindness. I recommend him without qualification.”

Cathy in Washington, DC | Dec 04, 2016

“Had a facelift with Dr. Rad. Not only did he do a magnificent job, but he was extraordinarily attentive and caring when I experienced an acute complication from surgery. He has an outstanding bedside manner. In his office, he never makes you feel rushed. Explains everything carefully. And is all around extremely kind and very talented. I have referred several people to him.”

Louise in Washington, DC | Nov 21, 2016