Breast Augmentation with Silicone or Saline Implants
The Approach of Our Award-Winning Houston Plastic Surgeons
For ACPS surgeons, breast augmentation surgery encompasses far more than simply adding volume to breasts. They give detailed attention to the suble nuances and characteristics of a woman’s unique anatomy in order to create soft and shapely curves that appear to be a natural part of her body, in contrast to an artificial bolted-on look.
As a reflection of their reputations for excellence in breast augmentation surgery, ACPS surgeons have been invited to participate on three investigational teams sponsored by the nation’s leading breast implant manufactureers, with the goal to make implants “softer, prettier, and better: in order to give you exceptional aesthetic results. As a result, the newest generation of breast implants are not only more autthentic in look and feel to natural breast tissue, but also more durable in construction.
During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to try on saline and silicone implants of various sizes in order to help you visualize and determine the look you want to achieve through breast augmentation surgery. ACPS surgeons take into account both your size preferences as well as the unique characteristics of your anatomy in order to evaluate and recommend the implant syle and volume that will give you the results you desire.
Although breast enlargement surgery is completed in just one to two hours as an outpatient procedure, its effects are frequently positive and transformative not only to a woman’s appearance, but to her sense of feminine beauty and self-confidence.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Below are some of the most common concerns our surgeons improve through breast augmentation:
- your breasts have lost volume and shapeliness as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and/or aging
- you are tired of relying on padded bras and push-up bras to create the feminine curves you desire
- you want to feel sexier and confident so you can more fully enjoy intimacy
- you have small, underdeveloped, or noticeably asymmetrical breasts due to genetics and/or a congential condition
Breast enlargements with silicone or saline implants give breasts a fuller, shapelier look so you can enjoy a greater sense of confidence during intimacy and when you wear form-fitting blouses, stapless dresses, swimsuits, t-shirts.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
In the breast enlargement procedure, small incisions are made in the crease under the breasst. Silicone or saline implants are then placed within small pockets that are formed behind the chest muscle. ACPS surgeons have found that placing the implants beneath the chest muscle produces the best aesthetic result, giving the breasts a gentler slope and a more natural teardrop shape. Silicone implants are placed prefilled into the pockets, while saline implants are filled with sterile saline water after being placed inside the breast pockets .Breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia and takes approximately one to two hours to complete.
Breast Procedures Pricing Range*
*Pricing varies among our doctors. Please be aware that prices listed below are estimates only. Call us at 713.799.9999 for a specific doctors price estimates for procedures. A customized price quote can only be given to you during your consultation with your surgeon.
- Breast Augmentation - $5000-$6000 (add $1200+ for silicone implants)
- Breast Lift - $6,500 & up
- Breast Lift with Implants - $9,000 & up
- Breast Reduction - $7,500 & up
- Removal of Implants and Re-augmentation - $7,500 & up
Breast Augmentation Recovery
As part of our exclusive home health care program, patients who live within 30 miles of our office may receive a visit from one of our plastic surgery nurses who will provide you with assistance in your recovery. This medical professional will monitor your recovery, change any dressings, assist you with medication, and provide your surgeon with an update on your recovery.
It is normal to experience soreness and swelling in the initial days following surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help you recover more comfortably. Most patient are able to return to work within 5-6 days following surgery. Exercise and other strenuous activities may be resumed in about one month. Request more information or make an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your Breast Surgery options. Learn about our Houston Plastic Surgeons and their latest advances in safety and research.
How do I know if my breast implants can be replaced?
Though breast implants can be long-lasting for many women, some women choose to exchange their implants for aesthetic reasons such as a desire for a different size or implant filling. However, unless patients are experiencing breast hardening or other potential issues that require revision, in most cases, saline implants do not require replacement, while manufactures of silicone implants recommend replacement every 15 years.
Because implants, like most medical devices, are not designed to last a lifetime, ideally patients should visit their surgeon each year for an annual examination so that surgical results can be monitored. Because of this visit’s importance, ACPS surgeons include the annual follow-up exams in the original fee that is paid for surgery.
Do you have questions about breast enlargement? Call our office at 713.799.9999 or look at pricing options.