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Breast Augmentation in Houston, TX

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Dr. Joseph Perlman offers breast augmentation to patients throughout Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, Baytown, and the surrounding areas.

What Is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation in Spring and Houston, TXBreast augmentation involves the insertion of saline- or silicone-filled implants to enlarge, enhance, or balance your breasts. This procedure, also known as mammoplasty, is often chosen by women to

  • Increase the fullness and projection of their breasts
  • Improve the symmetry of their figure
  • Boost their self-image and self-confidence

For more than 25 years, women across the Houston region — including residents of Spring and The Woodlands — have brought these concerns to Dr. Joseph M. Perlman at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre. By carefully listening to their body issues, he has helped thousands of Texas patients reach their aesthetic goals with breast augmentation in Houston.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

If you experience one or more of the following, then you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation:

  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small.
  • Clothes that fit well around your hips are often too large at the bust line.
  • You feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting top.
  • Your breasts have become smaller and lost their firmness after having children.
  • Weight loss has changed the size and shape of your breasts.
  • One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other.

Dr. Perlman’s board-certified skills have boosted the confidence of many breast enlargement patients. He understands that small, flat, or oddly shaped breasts can negatively affect your body’s contour, chipping away at your happiness and self-esteem.

How Do I Select Breast Implants?

There are a number of factors to consider when selecting the ideal implants for your breast augmentation. Dr. Perlman has cultivated a reputation as one of the Houston area’s top plastic surgeons, working with women to make sure they are getting the breast size and shape they desire. He can guide you through these decisions and make recommendations based on your individual body type and aesthetic preferences.

Here are some aspects to consider when you are undergoing breast augmentation:

  • Saline or silicone breast implants?
  • Saline is a sterile water solution, and silicone is an elastic gel. At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, 60 percent to 70 percent of our mammoplasty patients choose the gel over the saline. This is because silicone has a softer feel and less incidence of rippling.

What’s the appropriate breast implant size?

Some women prefer a dramatic and sexy look, but many others opt for subtler enhancement when they undergo breast augmentation in Houston.

Which implant profile do you want?

High-profile implants are designed to project the breast farther than moderate-profile or moderate-plus implants.

It is important that you realize that implants differ in shape for a number of reasons. There is no “one size fits all” rule, nor is there a “one shape fits all” rule in breast augmentation.

  • Mentor and Inamed, the two leading breast implant manufacturers, offer smooth implants, textured implants, implants with different profiles (projection), volume adjustable implants, saline filled, silicone gel filled, and double-lumen saline/gel implants.
  • A 350 cc implant inflated to 380-400 cc could give a projection of 3.9, 6.2, or 6.9 cm depending on the type of implant.
  • If your chest is narrow, a high-profile implant will give more projection with a narrower base than a moderate profile implant. An anatomic (tear drop) implant gives more projection in the lower portion of the breast.

When you meet with Dr. Perlman, he will talk with you about your goals for a breast augmentation. He will ask for your desired size and shape, and then assess you to determine what implant will help you achieve the look you want.

Natrelle® 410 Shaped Gel Implants

The Natrelle® 410 cohesive gel implant is an alternative to the traditional soft, round implant. Now approved by the FDA for use in the United States, Natrelle® is a pre-shaped implant that gives a natural breast shape and profile. Cohesive gel is more stable than traditional saline or silicone, resulting in a breast that is firmer with more predictable results. There are 143 shapes and sizes to choose from, so speak with Dr. Perlman about the option that will provide the best possible results.

Benefits of Natrelle® 410 cohesive gel implants:

  • Retain Shape
  • No Folds and Rippling
  • Reduced Likelihood of Hardening
  • Firmer More Youthful Feeling Results

What Is the Process for Breast Augmentation?

A breast augmentation is one to two hours long and usually requires general anesthesia. Your surgeon will create an incision in either the fold under the breast, the bottom edge of the areola, or the armpit. He will then place the saline or silicone implant behind the breast tissue or underneath the muscles of the chest wall, depending on the individual needs and desires of the patient. The incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.

What Does Recovery Entail After Breast Augmentation?

Following breast augmentation, the chest area will be covered with surgical dressings. You are likely to feel soreness and swelling for a few weeks. Most patients return to work about a week after their breast augmentation.

Dr. Perlman will give you specific instructions about which activities to limit or avoid during the healing process. It is vital that your follow his advice so you can maximize your recovery time. If you have any questions or concerns after your breast augmentation, then you are encouraged to contact the skilled staff at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre. We are deeply invested in each patient’s surgery and will follow your progress every step of the way, whether you live in Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, or other nearby communities.

Can I See Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos?

One of the best resources for patients is images that show the results of plastic surgery. You will want to take a look at various breast augmentation before and after pictures when you are considering the procedure. Dr. Perlman will share his breast augmentation before and after photos when you meet with him at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The price for breast augmentation depends on the type of implant used, as well as other factors. To learn more about what a breast augmentation in the Houston area would cost you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Perlman and his Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre team. We will be happy to openly discuss all aspects of the procedure with you. Dr. Perlman also offers finance options to all of our patients.

To find out more information about breast augmentation in Houston, please take a moment to contact Dr. Perlman today. He is pleased to offer breast augmentation to patients across the Houston region, including Spring, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown. Discover how his compassion, experience, and expertise set him apart from other breast augmentation surgeons.

Dr. Joseph Perlman

At The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Joseph Perlman offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Texas including Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown. Contact The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre office today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation!

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Written by Doctor Perlman August 18, 2013