Breast AugmentationHome . Breast . We believe no one should be limited in discovering a body that matches their personal ideals, a body that instills a sense of confidence in every moment. Booking your visit for breast augmentation in Houston at Linville Plastic Surgery is the first step in exploring a path toward realizing your ideal body aesthetic.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure for enhancing the size and shape of a patient’s breasts through implant placement. It can also be performed to correct asymmetry in the size or shape of the breasts, along with other aesthetic concerns related to breast volume. Dr. Linville has extensive experience performing breast augmentations with excellent results that patients consistently love.
Benefits of a Breast Augmentation
When performed by an experienced surgeon, breast augmentation can offer patients a wide range of aesthetic and psychological benefits, building an overall higher quality of life. Some of these key benefits may include:
- Unlocking a body contour that inspires confidence
- Open the door to a wider choice of personal style (from clothing to personal presentation)
- Enhanced volume and contour to the body’s shape and silhouette
- Improved breast symmetry and balance
- Restore your breasts following pregnancy
- Achieve a more youthful, vibrant, and lively appearance
Why Choose Us for Your Breast Augmentation?
We understand the importance of personalized care tailored to each patient’s needs as an individual. We strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment conducive to successful outcomes but where patients always feel comfortable and a part of the process. Choosing breast augmentation is a personal decision, and we take care that patients never feel rushed or prodded in making their choice. We also offer a broad range of implant types and sizes, allowing patients greater freedom in their choice and ensuring they achieve results that match their goals.
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How Does the Procedure Work?
Breast augmentation achieves its results through the placement of breast implants. The volume and type of these implants vary, with different ones being ideal for different patient goals.
Breast Implant Types
Silicone Implants are consistently popular option available with varied degrees of firmness for personalized texture. FDA-approved for patients 21 and up.
Saline Implants are ideal for patients who want a smaller incision, as the implant is filled after insertion, resulting in a smaller, less visible scar.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy Bear Implants are popular for the impressive texture they provide to the breast. Ideal for how they maintain shape and have a lower rate of leaking.
Teardrop Breast Implants
Teardrop Implants firmly hold their shape while preserving a more natural teardrop shape to the breasts (with fullness more toward the bottom than the top).
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Breast Augmentation Procedure Overview
The breast augmentation procedure begins with a consultation, where your surgeon will discuss the best options available to meet your needs, and you can explore your options for implant types and sizes.
During the surgery, the implants are placed through incisions near the armpit or in the crease beneath the breast, depending on the type and size of the implant. The entire process is conducted with the patient under sedation or general anesthesia to ensure a painless, stress-free experience. The implant is then carefully secured and positioned into place to achieve the desired result. Afterward, incisions will be closed with careful suturing to minimize any eventual scarring. Once the procedure is complete, patients can return home the same day with someone to drive them.
Types of Incisions
Below you will find the types of incisions that are used during this procedure.
Inframammary (IMF) Incisions
An inframmary incision is small (roughly 4cm) in your lower breast crease. This is the most common incision and is very safe. It also allows scarring to be hidden under your natural crease until it fades. This method is also helpful as it allows the doctor to control the breast pocket better and permit subtle modifications in the future if necessary.
A periareolar incision is also small and is placed between the border of your areola and the natural skin around your nipple. This is the second most common incision and is usually coupled with an areola reduction. The scarring heals well, as it is strategically placed on the border of the two skin variations.
An axillary incision is located near your armpit and is the least common. The doctor has less control over the breast pocket with this incision, so the method is used less often. The benefit of this incision is that there is no scarring on your actual breast.
Breast Enlargement Recovery
As an outpatient procedure, you will likely go home the same day. You’ll need to attend all of your follow-up appointments with Dr. Linville as this will help ensure you are healing correctly.
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What Is the Recovery for Breast Augmentation Like?
Patients can expect some soreness and swelling in the breasts during the recovery process, which can typically take a couple of weeks. Most patients will need to take about two weeks off from work and routine activities, and during this time, patients are advised to wear a supportive bra for comfort and avoid any strenuous activities that could cause further irritation. Carefully following your surgeon’s instructions is essential for the best outcome. During a follow-up visit, your surgeon can track your progress and answer any additional questions you might have.
Seeing Your Breast Augmentation Results
Patients can expect to see their breast augmentation results immediately after the procedure, as the boost in volume occurs right away. However, final results may take up to several months to settle in and will require patience as your body adjusts. It is important to remember that every patient’s body is different and recovery times may vary, but the fastest way to recovery will be resting and carefully following all post-op instructions.
Who Is an Ideal Breast Augmentation Candidate?
The best candidates for breast augmentation surgery are women who have realistic expectations and understand the procedure. Your surgeon will also consider your overall health and any concerns you may have about surgical risks. Additionally, they will use their expertise to help you make an informed decision on which implant type and size is right for you. Being in good health and non-smoking are both key factors as well, as they influence the safety of the surgery.
Can I Combine a Breast Augmentation With Other Procedures?
Yes, combining breast augmentation with other procedures can prove optimal for many patients. The most common combination procedure is a breast lift (mastopexy) with augmentation, which enhances the size and shape of the breasts (through augmentation) and the position (through the breast lift). Other procedures may include liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, buttock augmentation, and more, depending on your goals.
Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation
Before your breast augmentation, you will need to stop smoking and avoid certain medications that could interfere with the procedure. You should also plan for transportation to and from the surgical center, as patients cannot drive themselves afterward. On the day of surgery, it is important to arrive on time in comfortable clothing with no jewelry or makeup. Your surgeon will discuss other details about preparing for your surgery during the consultation, ensuring you are fully knowledgeable of what preparation will require.
Book Your Consultation Visit With Dr. Linville Today!
Our plastic surgeon and staff at Linville Plastic Surgery are dedicated to providing a boutique, patient-centric experience for those in our care. Contact our office today to learn more about breast augmentation and schedule your consultation with one of our surgeons. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired aesthetic goals through breast augmentation in Houston!