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About Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery that introduces a saline or silicone breast implant behind the breast tissue or chest muscle in order to enhance the shape, size, or fullness of the breast. The procedure is meant to customize the shape of the breasts and provide the patient will an enhanced appearance.
At our plastic surgery center in Austin, we perform different types of breast augmentation surgery as every person is different and has different desired outcomes. The surgery itself generally occurs several weeks after the initial consultation. Prior to the surgery, several important decisions must be made and it is important for the doctor and patient to have open lines of communication
• Through the armpit incision
• Underneath the breast incision
• Through the belly button (endoscopic procedure)
• The lower half of the areola
It is important to discuss the best approach to the surgery with your breast surgeon. Start by booking your consultation with one of our experts today.
How It Works
After a thorough evaluation, choose a treatment plan with our surgeons.
Learn all about pre-operative safety preparations before your surgery.
Follow your surgeon's instruction to ensure a smooth recovery.
Before & After
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Frequently Asked Questions
Although you’ve probably had an idea of your perfect size in your mind for some time now, it’s important to understand that your ultimate breast augmentation outcome depends on a few different factors, of which size is only one. Keep in mind that implants are measured in cubic centimeters, or cc, rather than bra cup sizes. This is because cup sizes can vary quite a bit between bra manufacturers, and using cc is much more precise.
During your consultation, we encourage you to bring in “goal photos” of the size and look you’d like to achieve. You can also preview your results with the Crisalix 3-D simulator, a special system that renders a 3-D image of your body to allow you to virtually “try on” various implant options. These resources will help both you and our surgeon understand how implants of different sizes and shapes will work for you.
Different implants are more appropriate for different patients, so there is no universally superior choice. Our surgeon thoroughly explains your breast implant options during your consultation. Both silicone and saline devices have their own unique advantages:
• Saline implants generally require smaller incisions because our specialist inserts them in the breasts while they’re still empty and fills them once they have been placed. Many patients are also attracted to the idea of a sterile saltwater filling.
• Silicone implants look and feel more natural than saline. They’re also less likely to show visible rippling, and they aren’t as prone to certain other complications. Thanks to our specialist use of the Keller Funnel™, he can place silicone implants through smaller incisions.
The topic of saline versus silicone is an important one to discuss during your consultation.
This is a common question among women who know they want their breasts to look better but aren’t sure how to bring that about. Breast augmentation surgery increases the size of the breasts. Breast lift surgery reduces sagging, a common concern after aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. Many patients want to both reduce sagging and boost size, so our surgeon frequently combines the 2 surgeries into a simultaneous augmentation-lift. He can help you decide which option will give you the best results.
There are many things you can do at home to make sure your recovery is quick, uneventful, and relaxing. Here are some of our specialist’s helpful recommendations:
Fill all of your prescriptions in advance so you won’t need to make a trip to the pharmacy after surgery.
Arrange some extra help with childcare, chores, and errands for at least several days after surgery.
Stock up on essential items, such as nutritious, easy meals and toilet paper before surgery so you’re not tempted to drive.
Ensure you have several sets of clean, comfortable pajamas or yoga pants and button-down tops on hand.
Pick up a few books or make a list of good movies to keep yourself entertained.
“Dropping” refers to the process of implants softening and settling into their final positions. It takes time for the skin, muscle, and surrounding tissue to expand in order to fully accommodate implants. Therefore, for the first few months after surgery, your implants may appear high on your chest and feel firm and tight. This is completely normal. As time goes by, your body will adjust and your implants will gradually drop to lower, more natural-looking positions on your chest.
It’s important for you to go into your cosmetic procedure with a healthy outlook. Release the societal stigma of getting breast augmentation and get to know the facts about Breast Augmentation.
It is doubtful anyone will know you had breast augmentation unless you tell them. Your surgeon will work with you to determine the most natural look for your size and shape.
By caring for yourself properly after surgery, you can expect your results to last for many years. However, implants aren’t meant to be permanent. Today’s devices are more durable and resilient than ever, and you can reasonably anticipate your results lasting for more than a decade before your implants begin to weaken and lose their shape. At this point, you may wish to undergo revisionary surgery with new implants or have your implants removed altogether. The choice is yours!
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