Breast Augmentation | Houston
Breast Augmentation, also known as breast implants, are one of the most common breast enhancement surgeries. Dr. Baylan, plastic surgeon here at Advanced Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery understands the complexities in making the decision to get breast augmentation surgery.
He knows each woman has her own concerns, insecurities and desired results. During your consultation he will tailor your breast augmentation plan to help you reach your desired results.
Things to Consider During Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
Saline or Silicone Breast Implants?
You will decide between saline or silicone breast implants.
Saline implants require a small incision. They are filled with saline once inside the breast pocket. In the event of rupture, your body will absorb the saline solution.
Silicone breast implants feel much closer to natural breast tissue. However, if they rupture, the silicone will need to be removed from the breast pocket where the implant was placed.
Breast Augmentation Incision Location?
Above or Below the Muscle?
You’ll also need to decide if you’d like the implants placed above or below the chest (prectoralis) muscle for your breast augmentation.
Breast implants placed beneath the muscle have a lower risk of capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is when scar tissue forms around the implant, leading to a tightening sensation and sometimes appearance. This location will also lead to fewer issues during mammograms.
The other option is to place the implant under the breast tissue, but above the chest muscle. This generally makes for an easier recovery after surgery.
Dr. Baylan Answers Breast Augmentation Questions
Results from Breast Implants
Breast augmentation (implants) is a powerful surgery. It provides enhanced breasts which can elevate a woman’s self confidence and body image.
Dr. Baylan will tailor your implant plan to your individual needs and desires, while maximizing safety and minimizing risk. He provides every patient with as much information as possible about the procedure and the options available.
Choosing the Right Implants with Dr. Baylan
Recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery
Our goal of comprehensive care at Advanced Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery means we want to prepare you for every step of your journey. This includes the recovery step.
Breast augmentation patients usually feel sore and tired for a day or two after their procedure. Recovery is different for each individual but on average patients return to work in 2-4 weeks.
During recovery, you may experience some post-operative sensations, such as pain, sensitivity and swelling. These sensations will fade over the first couple of weeks after surgery.
During your pre op consultations we will go over in detail what you can expect during recovery.
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Are There Any Complications to Breast Implants?
Breast augmentation surgery is generally safe, but with any surgery, complications can occur. In this case, complications may include infection around the implant, swelling and pain, altered nipple sensation, capsular contracture, and leakage of the implant.
Our team is here for you through the entirety of your procedure from pre op to recovery. Our main goals are your safety, health and happiness.