Breast Augmentation Surgery (Saline/Silicone Implants or Fat Transfer) – Houston, TX

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About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery adds volume to the breasts to make them appear fuller and more proportionate. Known as one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., breast enhancement grants women who are unhappy with their breast size numerous options for improvement. Plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV is trained to meet your unique needs as he performs many breast augmentations year-round. Cosmetic options include breast implants or fat grafting to enhance breast shape and size to produce the balanced outcome you want. During your consultation at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, Dr. Ellsworth will address your concerns and desires and provide you with all of the options available while also tailoring a surgical plan to exceed your goals.

Implant Options

When you are in your consultation with Dr. Ellsworth, the correct implant will be chosen based on your body frame, as well as your desired outcome. Breast implants come in varying sizes and profiles, as well as shapes and textures — all of which are taken into consideration in order to achieve the desired outcome. Today, the most commonly chosen breast implants are saline or silicone, both widely chosen and approved to use per the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is important to mention that women considering saline breast implants must be at least 18 years of age while patients must be at least 22 years of age in order to receive surgery with silicone. Two other types of augmentations include gummy bear implants and an autologous approach through fat grafting. Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other notable factors to consider.

Size

Implant size is chosen based on the number of CCs of silicone or saline used. To choose the correct amount, Dr. Ellsworth will decipher how much original tissue exists and the size you wish to attain. During surgery, it is common for Dr. Ellsworth to temporarily switch out multiple implants to get an idea of a better fit.

Shape

Breast implants are produced in either a round or teardrop shape. Both shapes are commonly used; however, the majority of our patients choose a round shape. It often appears more natural and adds a fullness to the top portion of the breast that many patients want.

Profile

Breast implant profile references the projection. Meaning, this is what you see from the side view. The most common projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.

Making Your Choices

These options may seem overwhelming, but choosing the right implant is easy once the objectives are discussed during the consultation. These considerations, paired with the skill of Dr. Ellsworth, make certain the right outcome is achieved.

Ideal Candidates

The choice to undergo breast augmentation surgery is personal. If you are considering this surgery, it is important you do it for yourself. You should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are formed, and be the right age to receive implants. If you are dissatisfied with the aesthetics of your breasts because they look flat, you may benefit from this surgery. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by age, pregnancy, or weight loss, this surgery can bring them back to life with increased volume. It is also a welcomed answer if you weight train or have limited native breast tissue.

Surgical Technique

Incision type, as well as implant placement, are factors that will need to be made prior to surgery. During the procedure, an incision is created and then the chosen implant will be slipped into its position. There are a couple of methods that may be applied for implant placement. These include either submuscular placement (under the pec muscle) or submammary/subglandular placement (over the pec muscle). Where to place the implant is based on numerous factors, including the size and type of implant, plus the opinion of Dr. Ellsworth. Regardless of the incision type, scarring is usually minimal. Implant placement is determined based on your body type, implant size, and lifestyle.

What to Expect

Cosmetic breast surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery using general anesthesia. After completing the incision, the chosen implant will be placed through the incision and deposited into a surgically created pocket, and then fitted into its proper position. Following the placement of the implant, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical adhesives. All patients will be taken into a recovery area and monitored before being released. You will be sent home wearing a medical sports bra to assist with swelling. Within a few days, the swelling will start to dissipate, and the breasts will begin to feel normal as they get used to their new position. Most patients can resume normal activities within several days; however, exercise should be avoided for approximately 6 – 8 weeks. Breast augmentation surgery produces beautiful outcomes that look and feel normal. In most cases, this treatment can be life-changing for many individuals, allowing them the chance to feel more confident.

Get the Look You Want

Cosmetic breast surgery is popular for so many reasons. This surgery is FDA approved for safety and effectiveness, and it produces outstanding outcomes. With an abundance of enhancement options, you can achieve the appearance you have always dreamed of. Ellsworth Plastic Surgery is proud to provide this proven treatment, and we invite you to learn more. Contact Ellsworth Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX to schedule your first office visit with Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV.

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