Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most frequently performed and most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S.1 Women seek out augmentation for a number of personal reasons, such as genetics (small breast size and asymmetrical breasts), weight fluctuation, changes in appearance and volume after pregnancy, aging, or general dissatisfaction with breast to body proportions. Whether you’d prefer to subtly or boldly enhance your look, the breast augmentation specialists at My Houston Surgeons offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic breast surgeries proven to leave women extremely satisfied.2 In addition to personalized treatment plans for breast implants, we offer the option to include a breast lift for those seeking to restore breast position and add volume.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
- Improve your confidence
- Enhance breasts that are too small
- Correct uneven (asymmetrical) breasts
- Add volume and modest lift to sagging breasts post-pregnancy
- Enhance cleavage
- Correct prior breast surgery or other genetic conditions
Before & After
What to Expect During Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
Patients have a variety of options when it comes to their implants, which is why it is important to consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to determine the best option for you. Breast implants vary by material, placement and the type of incisions needed. During your personalized breast augmentation consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your goals and review the options for your augmentation. Together with your surgeon, you will both come up with a treatment plan that will best help you reach your ideal breast aesthetic.
Round saline: These breast implants are inflated after placement and have a thin silicone shell and are filled with saline. Saline implants are more prone to rippling and may feel less natural in patients with less body fat and breast tissue.
Round silicone: These breast implants come prefilled and have a silicone shell that is filled with a thick silicone material. Silicone implants tend to have a more natural feel and look to them compared to saline.
Shaped silicone: Shaped silicone breast implants come prefilled and like their round counterparts they are filled with a thick silicone material. However they are textured and have a teardrop shape and are filled with a denser silicone filling that is form stable. These implants can help achieve a more natural appearing augmentation in select patients who understand the unique risks associated with textured implants.
Submuscular: Breast implant placement is partially below the pectoralis muscle. This may give a more natural appearance in small breasted women, make rippling less noticeable and may have a reduced risk of capsular contracture compared to the subglandular placement.
Subglandular: Breast implant placement is directly below the breast gland. This method can work well for women desiring augmentation after children, small implant placement for shaping, and can have less initial discomfort. However, the perimeter of the implant may be more visible in thinner patients.
Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
In preparing for breast augmentation surgery, it is important that you:
- Take any medications prescribed to you and fill prescriptions for post-surgery care
- Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs as they can increase bleeding
- Stop smoking six months prior to surgery
- Arrange for transportation to and from our surgical center and care for at least 24 hours following your procedure
Breast Augmentation Recovery
It is normal when preparing for surgery to feel some anxiety, which is why the team at My Houston Surgeons will go out of their way to provide each patient with detailed information about each step of the process.
Breast augmentation surgery generally takes approximately one to two hours. Upon waking up, patients can expect to have surgical dressing covering their incisions, and wearing a post-surgical bra. This bra will need to be worn 24/7 for six weeks following surgery for optimal results. Some patients report tightness or achiness or in the breasts, but your surgeon will provide medication to alleviate this discomfort. There is no exact timeline for recovery after breast augmentation with implants as each woman’s body is unique. However, most patients see a full recovery and are able to resume normal activity in approximately six weeks, and many women feel ready to return to work after about a week.
My Houston Surgeons offers intraoperative nerve blocks performed with Exparel, an amazing long acting anesthetic, which reduces or eliminates the need for narcotic medication and mitigates any postoperative discomfort. We encourage patients to ease slowly back into light exercise and their normal daily routine, but refrain from strenuous activities such as heavy lifting, running or other rigorous workouts for the first 6 weeks.
Breast Augmentation Results
Every woman is different, so each patient’s results will vary. However, patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery can expect to see an increase in breast volume and some may see a moderate lift. Breast augmentation can also result in a more aesthetically pleasing shape and a more youthful appearance to the breasts.
Am I A Candidate For Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Every woman is different and has unique desires concerning her body shape and goals. As such, our surgeons spend time talking to you about your specific goals in order to customize a treatment plan that will help you achieve them. Some patients have significant enough breast droop for which an augmentation alone will not provide an aesthetically desirable result. In these cases a mastopexy (breast lift) will be recommended along with your augmentation.
Ideal candidates are in good health and have realistic expectations.
Why Choose My Houston Surgeons For Breast Augmentation in Houston?
Patients choose us for our renown in the Houston area as the top breast augmentation specialists with the meticulous surgical skill and artistic vision to consistently deliver natural-looking and beautiful results.
For optimal patient convenience and peace of mind, My Houston Surgeons perform most of our plastic surgery procedures at our state-of-the-art, fully accredited (AAASF) operating room at our Houston medical suite. Patient safety and comfort are critically important, and My Houston Surgeons and our dedicated staff work tirelessly to ensure each patient has an ideal outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
Is a hospital stay required?
How do I know which size implants to choose?
Will an increase in cup size also add lift to my breasts?
Will I have scarring after breast augmentation?
What are the risks of breast augmentation?
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery?
How many followup appointments should I expect?
Contact Us for Breast Augmentation In Houston
Our surgeons, along with the supporting staff at the practice, provide full support and care for patients right from their initial consultation stage through recovery. Contact us today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation in Houston, TX.
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1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2018 National Plastic Surgery Statistics. Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2018/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2018.pdf
2 Science Daily. ‘Fantastic four’ of breast procedures leave women extremely satisfied, study finds. Available at:
3 Mayo Clinic. Breast implants: Saline vs. silicone. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/breast-implants/art-20045957
4 Schiff, M, et al. The impact of cosmetic breast implants on breastfeeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Breastfeeding Journal 2014; 9: 17.10.1186/1746-4358-9-17