View before and after photos The Breast Center at Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas has a variety of surgical options for the breast. While the Breast Center focuses on reconstruction of the breast, we also offer cosmetic procedures for those who wish to achieve purely aesthetic enhancements. Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed procedures in plastic surgery. Our surgeons have years of expertise performing breast augmentation for patients across Central Texas.
Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure designed to increase the size and shape of the breast, while improving its overall appearance. While there are several techniques for performing breast augmentation, a breast implant is usually used to increase volume and enhance structure. Patients suffering from one or more of the following conditions or feelings related to their breasts may be viable candidates for breast augmentation:
There are several degrees of breast augmentation and many choices available, so chances are we can tailor a procedure that is ideal for you and your unique needs and desires. The Breast Center has helped many satisfied patients attain their ideal bust. Please feel free to peruse our photo gallery, and view some images of our patient's results.
The breast augmentation procedure affords the patient in Central Texas many options, from the choice of implant to the type of incision. During your personal consultation with one of our physicians, the two of you will discuss the available options and tailor a treatment plan that is ideal for you.
The type of incision used pertains to the site of the incision, as well as the placement of the breast implant. Depending on what you and the surgeon decide, the incision can be made underneath the breast, inside the armpit, or around the areola. When choosing the type of implant, there are two options: silicone and saline. Each implant has its own inherent risks and benefits, so it is up to you and your surgeon to decide which type is right for you. Another thing to consider when making decisions regarding your breast augmentation is that some placement methods are only applicable for saline implants, as they are able to be inserted through smaller incisions.
The breast augmentation procedure itself is fairly straightforward. The surgeon begins by making an incision in the predetermined location. If a silicone implant has been chosen, the incision will need to be slightly larger than for a saline implant. After the incision has been made, the surgeon will create a pocket for the breast implant to be placed in, either below or above the pectoral muscle. Once the implant is in place and positioned appropriately, the incision is closed using sutures, at which point the recovery process can begin. The average breast augmentation requires one to three hours, and most people are able to return to their usual routines in about one to two weeks.
While the focus of the Breast Center is reconstruction, our unique environment allows us cater to patients interested in the aesthetic benefits of plastic surgery as well; in fact, augmentation can even be performed in conjunction with reconstruction to further enhance the results. Whatever the reason you may be considering breast augmentation in Central Texas, we invite you to contact us and see how we can help.