Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases the appeal of your bustline. There are a number of augmentation techniques to enhance the size, shape and orientation of the breast.
A More Attractive Bust Awaits
Breast augmentation gives you the power to enhance your own appearance. There are a variety of methods that can give you the bustline you’ve been seeking. A more attractive bust awaits you at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery.
What If I Change My Mind Later?
You needn’t worry if your tastes change as you get older. That’s to be expected! Many of our patients choose Breast Augmentation Revision. Months or years after your initial procedure, we can refresh or upgrade your original enhancement to better suit your changing needs.
Are you curious to learn what the Clinic for Plastic Surgery can do for you? Dr. Sam Sukkar is joined by Dr. Mark Barlow and Dr. Ashley J. Steinberg to bring premium aesthetic services to his community in Houston, Texas. Contact us to become empowered to change your cosmetic future. Call us at (281) 940-1535 to speak directly with one of our helpful representatives. We also offer Virtual Consultations for patients who prefer to conduct some of their business remotely.
Before and After Photos
Types of Breast Implants
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery offers a full line of breast implant options. We are a safe and respected practice that is celebrated throughout Texas as one of the best in the Houston area. Read our glowing reviews to see stories from our many satisfied patients.
Silicone implants are our most popular option. Many women prefer silicone because of its natural look and realistic responsiveness. Silicone implants are widely used and completely safe. They offer a diverse range of size and shape options. The type of implant that is best for you depends on your desired cosmetic result, lifestyle and anatomy.
Saline implants offer an intriguing alternative to silicone. They are a popular choice for women seeking the unique benefits of this augmentation option. Saline refers to a sterile saltwater solution inside the silicone shells of the implants. Essentially, the size of your breasts will depend on the amount of saline inside the implant. Because saline is a liquid filler, our doctors can insert your implant shells first and then fill them after they have already been positioned. Ultimately, this method will result in a smaller scar. We should also note that your body is able to absorb saline solution harmlessly in the unlikely event of a leak or rupture.
Anatomical implants fall under the category of silicone implants. Because anatomical, or “teardrop,” implants mimic the natural slope of a woman’s breast, breast augmentation candidates who have small breasts may be interested in anatomically shaped breast implants. The shape of the anatomical breast implant allows women without much existing breast tissue to achieve a natural and tapered breast slope.
An ideal candidate for breast augmentation is a woman who wants to have a choice in her own aesthetic future. She realizes that she has the power to change how she looks. Ideal candidates are ready to investigate their full potential.
Breast Augmentation Can Correct the Following Aesthetic Issues
- Asymmetrical Breasts
- Small Breasts
- Sagging and Deflated Breasts
- Lost Volume Due to Pregnancy or Weight Loss
Your Confident Consultation at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Sam Sukkar, Dr. Mark Barlow and Dr. Ashley J. Steinberg are considered to be among the top providers of breast augmentations Houston has to offer. If you’re experiencing any aesthetic issues in your chest area, a breast procedure at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery can enhance the size of your breasts, achieve symmetrical balance and establish a beautiful new bust that both looks and feels exceptionally natural. Contact the office to start a conversation that can change the way you see yourself. Or, you can call us directly at (281) 940-1535. Virtual Consultations are also available so you can start your journey from the secure comforts of home.
Preparation & Procedure
When you decide to undergo a breast augmentation in Houston TX, you will need to select the size and shape of your new chest. You also must decide if you want saline or silicone breast implants. All of these decisions will have a substantial impact on your final look. It’s important to choose carefully, taking into account your lifestyle, body structure and cosmetic goals. During your initial consultation, our doctors will help you determine which breast implants are in your best interest. They will help you create the beautiful, voluminous and natural chest you want.
To begin your breast augmentation, your attending physician will first administer general anesthesia, which will ensure that you are completely asleep throughout the procedure. From there, he or she will place strategic incisions around the areola, within the armpit or along the lower breast crease.
As one of the top providers of breast augmentations that Houston has to offer, our team will take special care to ensure the resulting scars are as imperceptible as possible.
From there, we will create a breast pocket within your chest. If you choose a submuscular placement, the pocket will be created beneath the pectoral muscle. If you choose a subglandular placement, the pocket will be placed in front of the pectoral muscle, covered by your natural breast tissue. Once the pocket has been created, we will insert your chosen breast implant. We will then close the incisions, place gauze around the surgical site and send you home to begin the healing process.
How Are Breast Implants Held in Place?
Depending on where your breast implant is placed, our medical team may have to determine if they will require additional support. Proper support shall ensure your implants present in the most appealing fashion. Implants that are put in front of the muscle are often held in place using a special tissue called acellular dermal matrix. Over time, your body replaces this tissue with collagen. Collagen is part of the body’s natural support network.
Recovery & Results
After undergoing your breast augmentation, you should expect to stay home from work for five to seven days to give yourself ample time to heal. During this period, it’s common to experience some swelling, bruising and pain, however, it will be manageable with the prescribed medication.
Within about a week, you’ll need to return to our office to have your sutures removed. During that appointment, our medical team will evaluate your progress and answer any questions you may have. At around this time, you should be able to resume most of your activities. You may return to your normal daily routine within three weeks.
Do Breast Implants Feel Different Real Breasts?
Silicone and saline implants have natural responsiveness. Many women report that silicone feels the most natural. However, it is important to remember that every breast, like every person, is unique and beautiful. The size and shape of your implants will also impact their tactile experience. Many women report that their implants feel different than their natural breasts. Some women say their implants have enhanced their sexual experiences with their lucky partners.
Complementary Procedures: Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A Breast Lift can correct chronic sagging, a condition known as breast ptosis. While breast augmentation is ideal for issues of size and responsiveness, implants will do little to address severe sagging without the additional boost of a breast lift. Mastopexy is a contouring procedure that shapes the topography of the chest so that it can appear bubblier, perkier and more youthful. we remove lax, excess and overstretched skin. He pulls the remaining tissue up and back so that the breasts present more appealingly.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Houston?
Breast augmentation costs can vary, depending on the size and type of implant. Patients can usually expect to pay anywhere from $6k-$10k for the full cost.
If you’re ready to learn more about your breast augmentation options, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our office, top Houston breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Sukkar, Dr. Steinberg or Dr. Barlow will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.
You will not feel any pain during your procedure because of the effects of the anesthesia. During your recovery, your surgical site will be tender to the touch. Your doctor will prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort. After a week or two of healing, you can switch to ibuprofen tablets to dull any sharp pains.
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- 1 A More Attractive Bust Awaits
- 2 Before and After Photos
- 3 Types of Breast Implants
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Your Confident Consultation at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery
- 6 Preparation & Procedure
- 7 Recovery & Results
- 8 Complementary Procedures: Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
- 9 How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Houston?
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References