Silicone Breast Implant in Houston, TX
In order to uphold our reputation in Houston as a leading plastic surgery center, Texas Center for Breast and Body always stays current on medical developments and options for all of the technology and procedures we offer. When it comes to breast enhancements, our board-certified surgeons give each woman the ability to choose the size, placement, type of implant, and even incision location that fits her lifestyle, assisting with our experienced guidance and recommendations. When it comes to selecting a breast implant that will last for years to come, Texas Center for Breast and Body offers silicone implants and other materials to help women find a solution that’s best for their lifestyles.
Silicone implants are one of the best-known implant designs; when you picture a breast implant, you’re probably imagining a silicone one. Each implant is a soft, thin shell filled with a silicone gel. As you move or tilt the implant in your hand, you are able to see the thick gel slowly moving with direction of tilt, which mimics the way normal skin and breast tissue is affected by gravity. The overall size is determined by the volume of gel in the implant shell, and is adjustable to achieve the desired final bust shape and size. They are FDA approved for use in women who are at least 22 years old at the time of surgery.
Silicone Implants Compared to Saline
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) notes that the number of silicone breast implants used today is about equal to the number of saline implant procedures performed. Saline implants are rounder, not teardrop-shaped like other materials. Although they have a slightly higher chance of rupturing, women sometimes choose saline or silicone implants based on the size of incision required (saline incisions are smaller) or because of their age (saline implant patients only need to be 18).
Things to Know About Your Silicone Implants
Most aspects of the procedure and recovery are the same as other breast augmentation procedures from Texas Center for Breast and Body. You can read about how to prepare and care for your implants after a surgery by looking at our website, or by scheduling a private consultation with Dr. Schusterman. Silicone implants can last 10 to 20 years without complications, and have a low risk of rupturing.
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Although his research and development of microsurgical reconstruction techniques established his reputation, his knowledge and understanding of the human body and the challenges associated with aiding patients suffering with head and neck injuries as well as breast cancer patients has made Dr. Schusterman an award-winning plastic surgeon.