Breast enhancements are procedures that aim to enlarge, alter the shape of, and improve the feel of a woman’s breasts through various surgical techniques
At the Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston breast enhancement surgery is a popular choice for women unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. Some women may pursue surgery after breastfeeding, others may wish to reconstruct them after the ravages of breast cancer, and some simply want to change the way they look cosmetically.
All reasons for seeking breast enhancement surgery are valid, as long as they are motivated by your own feelings about your breasts and not by any external factors such as romantic partners or societal pressure. Do you live in the Houston area? Are you thinking of getting breast enhancements? Then keep reading to get the full comprehensive scope of what we offer at Dr. Sukkar’s Clinic for Plastic Surgery. Click here to arrange a consultation or call us at (281) 940-1535.
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that aims to raise and uplift sagging or deflated breasts. It is referred to as mastopexy by those in the medical community. Types of breast lifts:
A breast reduction is a procedure reserved for women whose breasts are too large for their frame and who wish to reduce the size of their breasts. Techniques:
Breast reconstruction is a surgical process used to restore breasts that have been lost to cancer or physical trauma. This reconstructive procedure recreates a perky, natural-looking chest and dramatically improves the patient’s quality of life both physically and emotionally. We offer two distinct breast reconstruction options:
A breast revision is a procedure reserved for women who are unhappy with the results of a previous breast enhancement surgery. The process aims to correct any cosmetic imperfections or complications such as:
Gynecomastia is swollen male breast tissue caused by a hormone imbalance. It is commonly known as having man boobs and can develop in any man at any age. This condition does not respond to diet and exercise, making gynecomastia surgery the only way to restore the chest to its masculine ideal.
Both techniques can be performed individually or combined for optimal results. Technique Options:
The ideal candidate for breast enhancement is somebody who has one or more of the following:
Candidates should be in good health and have realistic goals and expectations for their bodies. Candidates should not seek breast enhancement if they:
If youre wondering whether breast enhancements are worth it, schedule a personal consultation with board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar. During your consultation for breast enhancement Houston specialists at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery will help guide you along your journey every step of the way. They are considered to be among Houston's top providers of breast augmentations. During your consultation, youll be able to discuss your goals and expectations for your breasts, and together, youll figure out the best path forward.
First, you will want to select the size and shape of your new breasts as well as decide between silicone or saline implants. This will all be discussed and agreed upon during your initial consultation. Breast augmentation costs can vary, depending on the size and type of implant.
You and your doctor will go over the specific type of breast lift youll be receiving as well as any preliminary steps you should take during your consultation.
As long as you are currently cancer-free and want to rediscover your feminine appearance, you will most likely qualify for breast reconstruction. To be sure, we invite you to schedule a private consultation.
Your initial consultation will adequately prepare you for breast reduction surgery. You and your doctor will go over how your new breasts will look.
After an initial consultation to determine whether to remove or replace your implants, you may go forward with your procedure.
Your initial consultation will allow your doctor to determine if you are qualified for surgery. Candidates should be non-smokers in stable health and be able to prove that they’ve been living a healthy lifestyle.
First, your doctor will administer general anesthesia.
From there, he or she will create precise incisions around the areola, armpit, and lower breast crease, creating a pocket inside the chest in which to insert the implant. The incisions will then be closed, making sure that the resulting scars will be unnoticeable. From there, gauze and dressings will be applied to the treated areas.
After administering general anesthesia, your doctor will make incisions around the areola, making sure to remove any excess skin and tighten the area. Your doctor will then close the incisions with sutures with minimal scarring before sending you home.
Vertical Incision Technique
Scarless Breast Reduction
After administering general anesthesia, your doctor will proceed to sculpt, mold, and tighten your chest through liposuction. Depending on your treatment level, incisions may also be made under the areola to remove any excess volume.
After administering general anesthesia, your doctor will open your prior incision spots to gain access to your implants. From there, depending on your treatment, he or she will remove or replace the implants.
Expect to stay home from work for five to seven days to give yourself ample time to heal. It's normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and pain. However, it will be manageable with the right medication.
Within a week, you'll need to return to our office to have your sutures removed. You should be able to resume most of your activities around this time. You may return to your regular daily routine within three weeks.
Expect to experience some mild pain that should disappear within a few days. It's normal to experience some bruising and swelling in the treatment area. Stay home and limit your activities for about one week. In about three weeks, you'll be able to return to your daily routine without any restrictions.
For the first ten days after the procedure, expect to feel weak and unable to perform daily tasks. There will be some swelling and bruising, but it will subside on its own as you progress. You will be able to resume most activities within the first week, with a full return to your normal lifestyle within three weeks.
After your breast reduction, your doctor will dress you in a surgical bra to support your new chest before sending you home. It's normal to experience pain, grogginess, weakness, swelling, and bruising, but it will all disappear as you recover. Stay home for at least one week, at which point you'll be able to resume much of your daily routine. Within three weeks, you can expect to make a full return to more strenuous exercise and activities.
Expect to spend the first three days entirely in bed. We recommend having a friend or family member stay with you to help with daily activities. Most are able to return to work within one to two weeks. Avoid exercise and strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks.
You will be able to return home immediately following surgery. Plan to take a week off from work. You’ll experience some pain, swelling, and discomfort. Avoid strenuous activities for at least three weeks.
The universal results of breast enhancement procedures are:
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Breast enhancement is any procedure that aims to enlarge, alter the shape, or correct any perceived aesthetic imperfections in a woman’s breasts through various surgical techniques.
It’s normal to experience some pain after surgery, but it will fade over time.
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