You have considered it carefully, weighed all of the options and decided to move forward with a breast augmentation procedure. Congratulations, you have made a positive choice for physical and emotional self-improvement. FDA statistics show that between five and ten million women around the world have opted for breast surgeries, and augmentation is the most common choice. Advances in technique and technology have made the procedure safe, and provided more options regarding incision placement and the type and position of implants used. It is important that you are aware of your options and have a clear understanding of what the procedure entails. This is essential in achieving the desired size and appearance of your new breasts.
When it comes to a breast enhancement, two of the most significant decisions a woman faces are the size and type of implant to be used. Most modern cosmetic surgeons offer both silicone and saline implants. In 2006, the FDA approved silicone implants for the second time. They consider them safe and not linked to any issues for concern. Size choice is a personal decision and depends on several factors, but typically you can opt for a bra size or two larger, or a significant enlargement. You will discuss size expectations with your surgeon, and he or she will help determine what size is optimum, or how large you can go.
Saline implants come pre-filled with a saline solution (sterilized water and salt). They may also be filled during the surgical procedure. This enables the surgeon to make modifications as needed. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel as the name implies. They feel more like natural breast tissue and are less prone to the rippling effect. Silicone implants commonly require a longer incision than saline implants.
Once you have decided on a cosmetic surgeon, he or she will discuss a suitable course of action for you. They will go through your expectations and cover the specifics of the surgery. It is imperative that you comprehend all of your options, as well as any risks or complications that might result from the breast augmentation operation. Unfortunately, insurance carriers do not consider augmentation procedures a medical necessity and do not cover the cost of the surgery.
Dr. Patrick Hsu is a board certified Houston breast augmentation surgeon. He is the lead surgeon at Memorial Plastic Surgery. We specialize in Plastic, Cosmetic, & Reconstruction procedures and we service patients in Houston and the surrounding areas. Our welcoming and highly trained staff will be glad to answer any inquiries you may have. We will be happy to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hsu. Our commitment to patient care extends further than the operation. We are committed to making certain that you are safe and comfortable, from surgery to recovery and beyond. We encourage you to browse through our web site for additional information about the cosmetic procedures that we offer.
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