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Breast Augmentation Surgery - Breast Implants - Houston, TX

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About Breast Augmentation

Breast enhancement surgery is a treatment that reshapes the breasts for a fuller appearance. It is known as one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, giving women who are unhappy with their breast appearance numerous options for improvement. Using breast implants or fat grafting, this cosmetic treatment improves breast size and shape, and produces a beautiful and a balanced outcome. Houston, TX Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Anthony Nikko, is highly-trained to provide this procedure and performs many breast augmentations year-round. During your consultation at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center, we will address your concerns and goals and provide you with all of the options available, as well as tailor a surgical plan to achieve your goals.

Ideal Candidates

The choice to undergo breast enhancement surgery is a personal one for our patients. If you are considering this surgery, it is important you do it for you. Patients should be healthy and at a normal weight with breasts that are formed and past puberty, and of appropriate age to receive implants. Patients who are dissatisfied with the shape of their breasts because they look deflated and small may benefit from this surgery. In addition, if your breasts have been affected by age, pregnancy, or weight loss, this treatment can bring them back to life with increased volume. It is also a welcomed answer for women who weight train or have limited native breast tissue.

About Breast Implants

When you are in the consultation, the correct implant will be chosen based on your body frame as well as your aesthetic goals. Breast implants come in varying sizes and shapes — each of which are taken into consideration in order to achieve the desired result. Today, the most commonly chosen breast implants are saline or silicone, both widely chosen and approved and safe to use per the FDA. It is important to mention that candidates considering saline breast implants must be 18 years of age, while in order to receive surgery with silicone patients must be 22 years of age. Two other types of augmentations include Gummy bear implants, as well as an autologous approach through fat grafting. Aside from the type of augmentation chosen, there are other notable factors to consider:

Size

Implant size is chosen based on the number of CCs of silcone or saline used. To determine the correct amount, we decipher how much original tissue exists, as well as the size you wish to attain. During surgery, it is normal to place multiple implants to get an idea on the better fit.

Shape

Breast implants are produced in either a round or teardrop shape. Both shapes are commonly used, however, the majority of our patients prefer a round shape. It often tends to appear more natural and adds fullness to the top portion of the breast that most patients want.

Profile

Breast implant profile references the projection. Meaning, this is what you see from the side view. The most common projections include a profile that ranges from low to extra high.

While these options may seem overwhelming, picking the right implant is actually quite easy once the objectives are discussed during the private meeting. These considerations, blended with surgeon knowledge, makes certain the right outcome is achieved.

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Procedure Techniques

Incision type, as well as implant location, are also aspects that will need to be made prior to surgery. During breast augmentation, an incision is made and then the chosen implant will be slipped into its position. A couple of methods are applied for implant placement. These include either submuscular placement(under the pec muscle), or submammary-subglandular placement(over the pec muscle). The choice as to where to place the implant, as well as incision location, is based on numerous factors. This includes the size and type of implant, as well as input from the surgeon. Regardless of incision type, scarring is rare. Implant placement is determined based on body type, implant size, and lifestyle.

What to Expect

Cosmetic breast surgery is performed as an outpatient surgery using general anesthesia. After completing the incision, the breast implant will be placed through the incision and placed into a surgically created pocket, and then fitted into its proper position. Following the placement of the implant, the incision is sealed with sutures or surgical adhesives. All patients will be taken into our recovery area and observed before being released. Patients will be sent home wearing a medical sports bra to assist with swelling. Within a few days, the swollen feeling will start to dissipate and the breasts will begin to feel normal as they get used to their new position. The majority of patients can resume normal activities within several days, however, exercise should be avoided for about 6 - 8 weeks. This surgery produces beautiful natural outcomes and is oftentimes life-changing for so many individuals, allowing them the chance to feel more confident.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

Breast Augmentation Process?

Consultation

This is your opportunity to ask questions, share your concerns, discuss your goals, and determine which implants, placement, and size will work best for you. Nikko will ensure that all of your questions are answered. After meeting with Dr. Nikko a Patient Coordinator will review pricing details and financing options with you, and you will select a date for your procedure.

Pre-Op

Two weeks before your procedure, Dr. Nikko will meet with you to go over details and explain what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It is the appointment in preparation for your surgery day. You will have the opportunity to ask any lingering questions you have and discuss your final goals.

Surgery

Breast Augmentations are performed at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas. All breast augmentations are outpatient procedures performed under general anesthesia. You will be closely monitored as you wake up from the surgery, and released as soon as you are approved by the doctor.

Post-Op

Nikko requests to see all patients 24 hours after their procedure to ensure that they are healing properly. Bandages will be removed and incision sites will be cleaned. One week after surgery any sutures or taping will be removed to avoid any visible scarring. Post-op appointments will continue being scheduled according to each person’s recovery progress and needs.

Recovery

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure. You will be initially monitored before being released. Soreness and swelling will be most pronounced during the first 24-48 hours and will subside after a few weeks.

What is Breast Sagging?

Breast sagging is also known as breast ptosis, it is a completely natural result of weight loss, pregnancy, aging, heredity, and other factors. Breast ptosis can be:

  • Mild: The nipple lies slightly above, or directly level with, the crease under the breast.
  • Moderate: The central point of the nipple falls slightly below the crease under the breast.
  • Severe: the central point of the nipple falls more than 3cm below the crease under the breast.

Although the placement of the nipple can give the appearance of breast ptosis, breasts may also appear to sag due because:

  • Their natural placement is low on the chest without any breast ptosis.
  • They have a large or flattened breast lobe within them, referred to as pseudo-ptosis.

Capsular Contracture?

A capsular contracture is a common complication of breast surgery. It occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant, causing the breast to begin hardening. Although there are some measures we can take to minimize the likelihood of capsular contraction, there are variables we cannot control. For example, Dr. Nikko teaches his breast augmentation patients special massage techniques, and he also strongly advises all patients to take Vitamin E and other supplements for a week following their surgery. However, it is a natural reaction of the body for a small percentage of patients.

Replacing Implants?

Over time, implants will move and shift around the body; there is also always the chance for rupturing. However, the technology has improved significantly over the years and implants are stronger and more durable. In some cases implants will need to be replaced within just a few years of surgery; others can last for as long as 25 years or more. In general, the lifespan varies and patients will have revision/replacement/removal surgeries based on how they feel about their look and feel after any certain amount of time.

  • If a leak or rupture occurs with saline implants deflation will appear immediately.
  • If a leak or rupture occurs with silicone implants it will be harder to detect because the cohesive gel will hold together within the breast capsule. It is important to do yearly checkups and be aware of any changes or different feelings in your breasts.

Get the Look You Want

Cosmetic breast surgery is popular for so many reasons. It is FDA-approved for safety and effectives and produces gorgeous outcomes. With an abundance of enhancement options, patients can attain the appearance they have always dreamed of. Our Houston, TX aesthetic center is proud to provide this proven treatment and we invite you to learn more. Consult our front desk greeters to schedule your first office visit. 

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