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If you are embarrassed by a bustline that appears underdeveloped or unbalanced, or if your bust has decreased in size following pregnancy, weight loss or as a result of the aging process, it may be time to consider breast augmentation (also known as breast enhancement or breast implants) to restore your youthful figure or perhaps, for the first time, grant you the shape you’ve always desired. The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Perlman, offers compassionate and comprehensive care for women who live in and around Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, Baytown, and the surrounding areas interested in breast augmentation.

What Is a Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation in Spring and Houston, TX

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the bustline and increases the size of the breasts through the insertion of saline- or silicone-filled implants to enlarge, enhance, or balance the bust. This procedure, also known as mammoplasty, provides the following benefits:

  • Increases the fullness, volume, and projection of the breasts
  • Improves and balances the symmetry of the bustline
  • Boosts a woman’s self-image and self-confidence

Dr. Joseph M. Perlman at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre has spent over 25 years working with women across the Houston region — including residents of Spring and The Woodlands — to help them address these concerns. By carefully listening to their issues, he has come to fully understand the complexities of the service that he offers, and has helped thousands of patients in Houston and neighboring Texas communities to achieve their aesthetic goals through breast augmentation.

Why Should I Consider Breast Augmentation?

You may be a good candidate for breast augmentation if you are in overall good health and if you have the following concerns:

  • You are embarrassed or frustrated by breasts that are too small.
  • You are fed up with clothing fitting comfortably in the hips but being too large at the bustline.
  • You avoid swimsuits or form-fitting tops because they appear unflattering.
  • Your breasts have decreased in size, volume, and firmness after pregnancy.
  • Your breasts have decreased in size, volume, and firmness as a result of weight fluctuations.
  • Your breasts are imbalanced by one being significantly larger than the other.

Which Breast Implants Are Right For Me?

There are many factors to consider when selecting the ideal implants for your breast augmentation. Dr. Perlman has earned a reputation as one of the Houston area’s most respected plastic surgeons by following up with his patients to ensure that they are fully satisfied with their procedures, even years down the line. Dr. Perlman will assess your situation and help you choose the best implant based on your individual body type and aesthetic preferences.

Our practice offers both silicone and saline breast implants.  Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants are filled with a synthetic gel. At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, about 85% of our breast augmentation patients select the silicone gel over the saline implants, mainly because the silicone implants result in a much softer and more natural feel, and less incidence of rippling.

How Do I Choose the Size of My Breast Implants?

This is a very personal choice, but Dr. Perlman will point out the specific differences between one type of implant and the next, as well as what to expect when selecting a specific size of the implant.  Some women prefer a dramatic voluptuous silhouette, while others opt for a more natural-looking enhancement.

Which implant profile do you want?

During your consultation with Dr. Perlman, he will assess your condition as well as your goals for a breast augmentation. Taking into account your natural bustline as well as your desired size and shape, he will help you select the specific type of implant to help you achieve the look and feel you want.

Implants differ in shape for a number of reasons just as natural breasts do. There is no “one size fits all” nor is there a “one shape fits all” rule in breast augmentation.  Quite the contrary, the most natural results are achieved when you choose the best type of implant for your body type.  Among the choices of implants available at The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre are smooth implants, textured implants, implants with different profiles (projection), volume adjustable implants, saline filled, silicone gel filled, and double-lumen saline/gel implants.

High-profile implants are designed to make the breast project further out than moderate-profile or moderate-plus implants.  A 350 cc implant inflated to 380-400 cc could produce a projection of 3.9, 6.2, or 6.9 cm depending on the type of implant that you choose.  A high-profile implant will also give more projection with a narrower base than a moderate profile implant for women with a narrow chest.  An anatomic (tear drop) implant produces more projection in the lower portion of the breast.

How is Breast Augmentation Performed?

A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that usually requires about one to two hours and the use of general anesthesia. Dr. Perlman will create a small incision in either the fold under the breast, the bottom edge of the areola, or the armpit, then insert the implant behind the natural breast tissue or beneath the muscles of the chest wall, depending on the patient’s individual shape and goal. The incisions are closed with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape.

Recovery Following Breast Augmentation

After your breast augmentation surgery, your chest will be covered with surgical dressings, and it is quite likely that you may experience soreness and swelling in the area for several weeks, however, this discomfort is manageable, and most patients are able to return to work about a week after their procedure.

Dr. Perlman will provide specific instructions regarding activities that you should avoid or limit during the recovery process. It is vital that you follow his instructions meticulously in order to achieve the fastest recovery and the best results. If you have any questions or concerns while recovering, please contact our skilled and friendly staff at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, and we will be happy to assist you. Our staff is deeply invested in each patient’s procedure and results, and we follow your progress and support you every step of the way, whether you live in Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, or other neighboring communities.

Can I See Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos?

One of the best ways to help you decide what kind of look you prefer in breast augmentation is to look at photographs of other women’s procedures and their results.  In fact, you should look at various breast augmentation before and after photos when you are considering the procedure and discuss with Dr. Perlman your preferences as evidenced by the photos.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Breast augmentation is a highly personalized procedure, and its cost depends on the type of implant used, as well as many other factors. To inquire about the cost of breast augmentation, please contact the friendly staff at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre to discuss your options. We will be happy to openly discuss all aspects of the procedure with you, including expenses and payment terms. Dr. Perlman also offers flexible financing options for all of his patients.

To learn more about breast augmentation in Houston and neighboring communities, take a moment to contact Dr. Perlman at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre today, serving patients across the Houston region, including Spring, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown. Discover how Dr. Perlman’s high degree of compassion, understanding, experience, and professional expertise set him apart from other breast augmentation surgeons.

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Written by Doctor Perlman August 18, 2013