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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, provides this procedure and performs many breast augmentations year-round. During your consultation at the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center, we will determine your goals, address your concerns and provide you with all of the options available, as well as tailor a surgical plan to achieve your goals.

IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION

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:

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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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BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

Breast augmentation

Breast Augmentation

This patient already had some nice volume to her breasts. The patient's desires were to enhance the volume of her breasts and side boob.
Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

This patient already had nice volume to her breasts but she desired to enhanced in volume so she would not have to wear a bra with certain clothes.
Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Patient lives an active life style. She wanted to add volume and projection to her breasts. The patient's desires were to enhance the volume in her breasts and side boob.
Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

The patient's desires were to enhance the volume in her breasts and side boob. She was looking for that extra enhancement to help her to look and feel more confident with fullness at the top and bottom of her breasts.
Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

The desired look the patient was trying to achieve was to have nice full breasts with medium to full cleavage without having to wear a bra.
Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

This patient was looking to have her breasts enhanced by Dr. Nikko, he suggested to the patient that she uses silicone cohesive gel implants for her enlargement.
Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Patient was currently a small B and wanted to be a full C bra size. Dr. Nikko chose the Moderate to High Profile Silicone Allergan implants to achieve her desired looks.
Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Patient came to have a consultation with Dr. Nikko for the lack of volume and the asymmetry between her breasts. The patient wanted to enhance and correct the profile of her breasts.

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.

SURGICAL TECHNIQUES FOR BREAST ENLARGEMENT

Dr. Nikko uses four basic techniques for breast enlargement surgery.

Inframammary Technique for Breast Augmentation

For the inframammary technique, Dr. Nikko makes a small incision in the fold under the breast. The procedure is advantageous because it allows Dr. Nikko to have greater access to insert the implant. The scar is approximately one to two inches and hidden in the crease under the breast.

Peri-areolar Technique for Breast Enlargement

Peri-areola is a technique that requires an incision on the outer edge of the areola. In this case, the scar is hidden by the areola’s natural pigmentation.  Dr. Nikko prefers the peri-areolar technique for a small to moderate breast augmentation.

Trans-axillary Technique for Breast Augmentation

For the trans-axillary technique, Dr. Nikko makes a small incision in the armpit area. The implant is inserted through the incision, and Dr. Nikko uses cameras to ensure proper placement. ( we dont do this)

Transumbilical Technique for Breast Augmentation

The transumbilical technique is typically used for breast reconstruction. Dr. Nikko makes an incision above the navel to the breast. The implant is used in combination with other tissues to enlarge and shape the breast.

IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR BREAST ENLARGEMENT

Criteria for breast augmentation are:

  • Good physical health, including no active infections or other serious illnesses
  • Not smoke or drink alcohol
  • Healthy mindset about the procedure
  • Understanding of the risks and anticipated outcomes
  • Meet FDA requirements of being 18 years or older for saline implants and at least 22 years old for silicone implants
  • Have breasts that are sagging, flattened, elongated or lack adequate volume
  • Opt to have the surgery for yourself as a possible way to improve confidence, body proportions, and self-esteem

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BREAST AUGMENTATION? 

  • Enhances breast size, volume and fullness
  • Improves breast shape and symmetry
  • Enhances balance and proportion of the breasts with the body
  • Can be combined with other body contouring procedures and included in a Mommy Makeover

COST OF BREAST AUGMENTATION IN HOUSTON, TX

The cost of breast augmentation in Houston ranges from $5,500 to $8,000, depending on factors such as the surgeon’s credentials and experience. The cost may also vary according to the facility fees and whether you opt for silicone gel implants and the saline breast implants. Silicone gel implant is more expensive than saline implant even though most women choose silicone gel implants. Because the cost varies by patient, we provide a more accurate cost at the time of your consultation with Dr. Nikko. For your convenience, we have cosmetic surgery financing options for qualified patients.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING BREAST SURGERY RECOVERY?

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 PROCESS

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.

      FAQ ABOUT BREAST AUGMENTATION

      Does Breast Augmentation Create Nice Cleavage?

      Yes. Getting breast augmentation enlarges your breasts and enhances the cleavage. If you want more cleavage, Dr. Nikko explains the breast implant size and shape (profile)  that will contribute to this outcome.

      Is Pain After Breast Enlargement Normal?

      Yes. General soreness in the breast area is normal after breast surgery. Over-the-counter medications can affectively alleviate any discomfort. You should watch for signs of infection, though, such as localized pain around the incision. Keep the incisions dry and clean to help prevent possible infections. If you have incisions around your nipples or areola, expect to lose some sensitivity until the tissues heal. General pain after breast augmentation typically only last for two to three weeks.

      What Happens if You Get Breast Augmentation with Stretch Marks?

      Stretch marks typically fade within a few years and will not interfere with the results of your breast augmentation. If you are concerned with your stretch marks, discuss this with Dr. Nikko. He may recommend non-surgical treatments to reduce your stretch marks.

      What are the Best Types of Breast Implants?

      Dr. Nikko offers breast augmentation with silicone and saline implants. For women who are 188 to 22 years old, the only option is saline implants. Women who are 22 or older can choose between silicone and saline implants. Each has advantages in terms of shape, texture, look, and feel. Dr. Nikko explains the advantages of each during your consultation to help you make an informed decision about your breast enlargement.

      Can Breast Implants Be Removed?

      Breast implants can be safely removed. Women may decide that implants no longer suit their lifestyles, or they may want to have smaller or larger implants. Some women have their implants replaced after pregnancy that causes sagging in the breast area. To the degree possible, Dr. Nikko uses the incision lines from your first breast augmentation procedure for the subsequent procedure. This helps to minimize the number of scars for your breast implant surgery.

      Where Can I Find Breast Augmentation Near Me?

      Breast augmentation in Houston is the most popular cosmetic procedure for women, and you want to make sure that you entrust the procedure to a qualified surgeon. Dr. Anthony Nikko is a board-certified dermatologist and skilled cosmetic surgeon who offers breast augmentation and other types of breast surgery for women. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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