When it comes to enhancing your breasts, your choice of implants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. They’ll have a dramatic impact on the appearance of your new breasts, so you’ll want to make sure you thoroughly evaluate the various shapes, sizes and types that are available, before making your final selection.
As one of the top providers of breast augmentations and breast implants Houston has to offer, Dr. Sam Sukkar possesses unrivaled breast augmentation expertise and knowledge. As such, he’ll work closely with you throughout the planning stages of your surgery. He’ll carefully evaluate your stature, overall look, cosmetic desires and current chest size and shape as a whole, to help you determine exactly which implants will deliver the full and natural-looking breasts you’ve always wanted.
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- 2 TYPES OF Breast Implants
- 3 SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
- 4 FAQ
At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, Dr. Sukkar offers two distinct types of breast implants: silicone and saline. Each option comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and he will thoroughly review them with you to determine which selection is in your best interest.
Saline Breast Implants
A very popular choice, saline breast implants are FDA-approved for women who are at least 18 years of age. Filled with sterile saltwater, they are an extremely safe option. If the implant happens to leak in the future, your body can easily absorb the saltwater without any adverse effects. Additionally, saline breast implants are able to produce a very natural look and feel.
With that said, saline breast implants do come with some drawbacks. For example, they may reveal ripples more easily than silicone implants, so they aren’t ideal if you don’t possess much breast tissue to hide the implants. This is often the case with thin women, or women who are undergoing a reconstructive procedure.
Silicone Breast Implants
Another extremely popular selection among our Houston patients, silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for women who are 22 years of age or older. They are filled with silicone gel, and they look and feel very much like natural breast tissue. They’re also less likely to ripple when compared to their saline counterpart, ensuring a completely discreet look.
One drawback of silicone implants is that their ruptures often go undetected because the silicone gel can escape while the implant maintains its shape. In addition, silicone implants have a heightened risk of capsular contracture, which is a serious breast augmentation complication that requires a corrective surgery.
Breast Implant Shapes
The shape of your breast implants is just as important as the type of implant you select, as it will determine how full and natural your chest appears after surgery. For example, teardrop breast implants look most like natural breasts, because they feature a gentle sloping contour. In this way, they produce an extremely discreet final result that never looks artificial.
There are also round implants, which offer the most projection, cleavage and fullness – making them ideal for women who want a prominent new chest. Not only can they create soft, round and beautifully proportioned breasts, but they also come in a wide range of sizes and projection options – offering an ideal implant for every woman.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
To learn more about breast augmentation options, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston TX office, we 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.(281) 940-1535
Is Breast Implant surgery painful?
You will receive general anesthesia, so you will not experience pain during your procedure. Post-operative discomfort is generally moderate. Your surgeon may prescribe pain relievers.
What can I expect as I recover from Breast Implant surgery?
Recovery from breast augmentation typically takes a few weeks, with the first three to five days being the most uncomfortable. Most patients return to work within a week. After two weeks, you can gradually increase your activity level, avoiding strenuous exercise, jarring movements, and heavy lifting until cleared by your surgeon.
How long does it take for Breast Implants to drop and fluff?
Your implants may ride high and feel too firm at first. Over time, your implants will settle into their final shape and position. Known as the “drop and fluff,” this process can take six months to a year.
Are Breast Implants permanent?
Breast implants can last for years to come. The average lifespan is ten years. The implants only need replacing if a rupture or another complication occurs.
Can I still breastfeed after Breast Implant surgery?
Most women with breast implants go on to breastfeed successfully.
Implants placed below the muscle are less likely to interfere with milk production than above-muscle implants.