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What you need to know about breast augmentation surgery?

by gregore

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Houston is a large metropolitan area with a vast population. Many women here explore the available options for self-improvement including breast augmentation surgery. When they do contemplate having the procedure they usually have numerous questions and some doubts. It is best to consult with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon for answers. However, there is some general information that may help you determine if the surgery is right for you.


Do implants feel and look normal?

The results from the implant surgery will vary with breast implant type and how the skill level of your surgeon. Your doctor will provide information about the effectiveness of silicone and saline implants, the differences and advantages, and what you can expect from each. Silicone implants are softer and offer less rippling. They tend to have a more natural feel, similar to breast tissue, especially when compared to saline. Size and shape of the implant is a factor, and individual aesthetic taste has a role.


Are there any risks?

Breast augmentation is surgery and like any surgery there is a potential for complications. Fortunately, problems are infrequent and the procedure is considered to be safe. The risks may include minimal to extended bruising and swelling, breast implant leaks, disproportionate bleeding, infection, capsular contracture scarring, and nipple sensation changes. Generally, complications develop shortly after the procedure if they occur at all. Your surgeon will discuss the risks thoroughly with you.


What about recovery?


It is common to experience tenderness and fatigue after the surgery. These issues usually diminish within the first week. Severe pain is rare.  Medication will be prescribed to control discomfort. You may experience numbness in the nipples, which can take from weeks to months to dissipate. Your surgeon will provide a timeline for resuming your normal physical routine. You can usually return to work within a few days, depending on how physical your job is. You should avoid direct contact with the breasts for the initial few weeks.


Will there be scarring?


The placement of the incision affects the amount of scarring. Scars will fade and become less visible but they will not disappear completely. A skilled breast augmentation surgeon in Houston will endeavor to use short incisions and obscure them as much as it is feasible to do so.


If you have any questions or are thinking about having breast augmentation in Houston, contact Memorial Plastic Surgery for a consultation. Our chief surgeon, Dr. Patrick Hsu is a highly qualified plastic, cosmetic, & reconstruction surgeon. We serve the greater Houston area and are proud to be a part of this great community. Our office is located at West Avenue in River Oaks. Dr. Hsu and staff will thoroughly discuss implant options with you and help you make an informed decision about the surgery. It is our goal to provide a positive and rewarding experience for our patients in a comfortable and nurturing atmosphere.

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