Breast AugmentationHouston, TX

Breast Augmentation in Houston, TX with Dr. Schusterman

Breast augmentation can improve the shape and size of your breasts with silicone or saline implants. If your breasts make you feel self-conscious, Dr. Schusterman’s technique and eye for detail can help you achieve the exact look you want.

Not being happy with your breast shape or size shouldn’t make you feel uncomfortable or insecure. If you’re looking to enhance your breasts and boost your confidence, consider breast augmentation with Dr. Mark Schusterman at his Houston, TX, practice. Dr. Mark Schusterman is a world-renowned plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of breast augmentations in Houston. He believes it is vital to take the time with each patient to fully understand their concerns and make sure they are comfortable with their choice for how they want to achieve their body goals.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Schusterman, M.D., F.A.C.S., to reach your body goals and vision by calling (713) 794-0368.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to increase the size and shape of the breasts. It typically involves placing breast implants or fat transfer under the breast tissue to enhance the appearance of the breasts. This procedure can be combined with other cosmetic breast surgery procedures, such as a breast lift, for more comprehensive results.

The technology behind breast augmentation has come a long way in recent years. Newer techniques have helped make the procedure safer, faster, and better able to bring about natural, stunning results.

Breast augmentation can provide many benefits, including improved body proportion, increased self-confidence, and enhanced clothing fit.

Benefits of a Breast Augmentation

Not feeling confident with the shape or size of your breasts can take a toll on your self-esteem. For patients of Dr. Schusterman in Houston breast augmentation can provide you with the look and feel you desire, helping to boost your confidence and improve how clothes fit.

Other benefits of breast augmentation include:

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved body image
  • Enhanced physical appearance
  • Improved symmetry of the breasts
  • Ability to wear clothing more comfortably
  • A more proportionate figure overall

Am I a candidate for Breast Augmentation?

To be eligible for breast augmentation Houston patients must be in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. You should also be at least 18 and not pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, if you have any allergies or medical conditions that may interfere with healing, it is essential to discuss these with your doctor before undergoing treatment.

Some of the common concerns that can be addressed with breast augmentation include:

  • Asymmetry between breasts
  • Volume loss due to aging or pregnancy
  • Dissatisfaction with the overall shape of the breasts
  • Smaller than desired cup size
  • Loss of firmness in breasts

Breast Augmentation Consultation and Preparation

To get the most out of your breast augmentation procedure, it is essential to have a consultation with our team. The consultation will typically involve the following:

  • Prior to your breast augmentation, patients will meet with our staff who will assess your medical history and any medications or supplements you’re currently taking. This evaluation ensures that you are in good health for the operation and reveals any potential risks and complications associated with it.
  • We will perform a physical examination to appraise your breast size, shape, and nipple position. We may also take measurements and photographs for further planning purposes.
  • We will walk you through each breast implant option and help you find the perfect size, shape, and type. Our goal is to ensure your desired results are achieved while considering all aspects of your anatomy.
  • The surgeon will explore the details of your surgical plan, including discussing types of anesthesia, identifying incision sites, and explaining implant placement.

To prepare for a breast enlargement surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Stop smoking before the procedure.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and stay with you for 24 hours.
  • Steer clear of medications and supplements that may increase your risk of bleeding to ensure your safety.
  • Follow the instructions for fasting before the procedure.

Communication is key when you’re consulting with your surgeon, allowing them to craft a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your expectations. Open discussion and honesty are both fundamental components of the process—without these elements in place, it’s not possible for the doctor to deliver exceptional results.

Customizing Your Breast Augmentation

Every woman’s body is unique, and the best breast augmentation results are achieved by customizing the procedure to meet your specific needs. During the consultation, the surgeon will consider your body shape, breast size, and desired outcome to create a personalized treatment plan.

To achieve the best results, the surgeon may use a combination of techniques, such as breast implants and fat transfer, to achieve your desired outcome.

Types of Implants

There are several types of breast implants available, including saline-filled implantssilicone-filled implants, and form-stable or “gummy bear” implants. The choice of implant type will depend on your preference and the surgeon’s recommendation.

Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants

Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural breasts, while saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. While silicone gel breast implants or saline implants will both provide distinct advantages and disadvantages, consider your surgeon’s suggestion with your overall goals for the best outcome.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer breast augmentation provides an opportunity to use your own fat for enlarging and sculpting breasts, giving you a beautiful, natural-looking result that surpasses the same look achieved through implants. If you’re looking for something more organic than what other methods provide, this is it!

Smooth vs. Textured

When considering your breast implant options, you have a choice between smooth and textured surfaces. Textured implants are often recommended in combination with a breast lift to reduce the risk of rotation; on the other hand, smooth ones tend to mimic natural feel and movement more closely.

Teardrop vs. Round

Round implants tend to create a fuller look in the upper part of the breast, while teardrop implants create a more natural-looking slope. The choice of implant shape will depend on your desired outcome and the surgeon’s recommendation.

Breast Implant Size

When deciding on breast implants, selecting the appropriate size is essential to attaining your desired result. Implants are available in a wide variety of cubic centimeters (cc’s), and during the consultation, your surgeon will help you pick an implant that best fits your body type. With this tailored approach, you can be assured of achieving the appearance you desire!

Subglandular Placement

Subglandular placement for breast augmentation involves positioning the implant above the chest muscle but beneath the tissue of your breasts. This technique is regularly utilized by patients who have a sufficient amount of natural breast tissue and are looking to add more projection. Not only does this type of procedure provide quicker recovery times, it also decreases the risk that your implants will experience distortion or movement and reduces any discomfort you may feel compared to submuscular placement methods.

Submuscular Placement

For those seeking a more realistic and natural-looking outcome, submuscular placement offers the ideal solution. By placing the breast implant under the chest muscle, patients with less breast tissue can benefit from reduced visibility of edges or rippling, improved mammography results, and a lower risk of capsular contracture (scarring). All contribute to an overall positive experience that yields great satisfaction in terms of aesthetics.

High, Moderate, and Low-Profile

When considering your breast implant options, you have a choice between smooth and textured surfaces. Textured implants are often recommended in combination with a breast lift to reduce the risk of rotation; on the other hand, smooth ones tend to mimic natural feel and movement more closely.

Breast Implant Incisions

Breast augmentation procedures normally involve an inframammary incision located below the breast in its natural junction with the chest wall. This technique provides direct access to the breasts while drastically reducing visible scarring. With minimal scars easily concealed by clothes and a wide range of implant sizes compatible with this method, other advantages include easy pocketing for implants and overall better results.

Combining Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift

By combining breast augmentation with a breast lift, patients can enjoy multiple advantages, including improved appearance of the breasts in terms of shape, volume, and position. The two treatments can be done simultaneously to minimize recovery time as opposed to having them performed one after the other.

Dr. Schusterman’s Breast Augmentation Technique

Breast augmentation is done as an outpatient surgery, meaning you won’t have to stay overnight in the hospital. To begin, you will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure. The length of the procedure will vary depending on which techniques are being used but will generally last anywhere from one to two hours.

Once you are under, Houston Breast Augmentation provider Dr. Schusterman will make the necessary incision to allow access to place the implants. This will be in one of three potential locations: under the breasts, under the arms, or around the nipples. He will then begin separating the breasts and connective tissues, creating a pocket for the implants. The implant will be centered behind the nipple and placed into the pocket. Saline implants are inserted empty and then filled once in place, while silicone implants are pre-filled with a predetermined amount of silicone gel discussed during your pre-operative consultation. Once the implants are in place, Dr. Schusterman will suture the incisions closed and wrap your breasts to minimize swelling and inflammation.

Breast Augmentation Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

After breast augmentation surgery, rest is vital for adequate recovery. The recovery time for breast augmentation will vary depending on the patient’s individual circumstances. Most patients can expect to take at least a week off work and limit their physical activity for several weeks.

During recovery, you should avoid strenuous exercise, lifting heavy objects, or engaging in activities that could strain the chest muscles. It’s also essential to follow the surgeon’s instructions for incision care and attend follow-up appointments to monitor healing progress. You should have regular mammograms and breast exams to monitor the implants and ensure their long-term health and safety.

Fat Transfer Recovery

Recovery from a fat transfer breast augmentation procedure will differ from traditional breast augmentation surgery, as it involves liposuction to remove fat from other areas of the body. You will need to take time to rest and recover from both procedures.

To ensure a successful recovery, patients should avoid any physically demanding activities that could put a strain on the chest muscles or surgical sites. It’s also crucial to follow your post-operative instructions and attend regular follow-up appointments so that healing progresses correctly.

Why Dr. Schusterman?

Dr. Schusterman is widely recognized as one of the top plastic surgeons in Houston. He is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and expertise in breast augmentation surgery, performing thousands of breast surgery operations to excellent results. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Houston, among other awards and accolades. His facility is state-of-the-art, and he uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best possible results for his patients. In addition to treating patients, his contributions to research in the field of facial reconstruction for surviving cancer patients have been published and led to refinement of techniques that have been adopted by plastic surgeons around the world.

Schedule Your Houston, TX, Breast Augmentation Consultation with Dr. Mark Schusterman Today

If you’re ready to discuss your breast augmentation options with Dr. Schusterman, please call our office today to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to helping you feel more confident in your skin.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

The cost of a breast augmentation procedure can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of implants used and the complexity of the surgery.

Yes, you should have someone to drive you home after your breast augmentation surgery.

Recovery time varies from patient to patient. However, physical activity should be kept to a minimum for several weeks.

The scarring from breast augmentation will depend on the method of incision used by your surgeon. However, Dr. Schusterman uses techniques that minimize scar visibility.

No, breast augmentation surgery does not increase a person’s risk of developing breast cancer and other complications. However, it is important to regularly check for any changes in the breasts and to have mammograms according to your doctor’s recommendations.

Risks associated with breast augmentation surgery include infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in sensation or sensitivity in the area of the incision, and implant failure. However, these can all be minimized with proper pre-operative care, post-operative care, and aftercare instructions from your surgeon.

Breast implants vary in several different ways, ranging from the material used to fill the device, the texture of the shell, and shape. The material used to fill the implant is either saline (salt water) or medical-grade silicone. Both are great options, and outcomes of each will vary by the patient’s anatomy and amount of soft tissue coverage. The outside of the implant, known as the implant shell, can be smooth or rough in texture. There are pros and cons of each which Dr. Schusterman will review with you. Lastly, implants come in a round and tear drop shape with different widths and projections. During your exam, Dr. Schusterman will take specific measurements of your breast anatomy that will determine which implant is best suited for you.

Breast augmentation will not limit your ability to breast feed.  Surgery does not injure the mechanism of milk production because the breast gland and milk ducts extending to the nipple are left intact.

Most Houston Tummy Tuck patients require about 1 week off of work. If your job is mostly desk work, you should be able to return after 4-5 days. Jobs that are physically more demanding may require some initial limitations while you are healing.

You can start doing light cardiovascular work at 3 weeks after surgery and return to full activity at 6 weeks.

You will wear a bra that is provided to you by Dr. Schusterman that is designed to provide support during the initial healing phase. This bra is to be worn day and night.  At 6 weeks, patients are allowed to wear any type of bra they prefer, including underwire bras.

Yes, breast augmentation is a permanent procedure. However, the longevity of the implants will depend on the type used and their positioning in your body.

Yes, you may need to make some changes to your sleeping position. Your surgeon will provide specific post-operative instructions as well as recommendations for positioning yourself when sleeping.

The ideal age to have a breast augmentation can vary depending on an individual’s circumstances.

No, plastic surgery is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

In some cases, breast augmentation surgery can temporarily reduce nipple sensation. However, this usually resolves within a few weeks after the procedure.

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