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Why Is Breast Augmentation So Popular?

Breast augmentation is the #1 cosmetic procedure in the United States with more than 300,000 people undergoing the surgery in 2017. While trends come and go, breast enhancement remains perennially popular, and this is no different at our practice. So why is it that breast augmentation here in Houston and across the country is so common?

  • Breast augmentation can correct a number of concerns. Some of the reasons patients decide to get implants is to balance their figure, correct asymmetry, boost their confidence, or restore volume post-pregnancy. However, it is important to remember that every surgery has limitations. You must have realistic expectations for what a breast augmentation can and can’t do. If you are unhappy with sagging breasts, you may be better suited for a breast lift or a combination of an augmentation and a lift.
  • The surgery is affordable and provides great value. On the spectrum of cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation is somewhere in the middle. At our practice, it typically ranges from $5,200 to $6,900 depending on factors like implant type and complexity of your procedure. The cost includes a surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and anesthesia fee. Don’t be fooled by practices that advertise the cost of surgery without including the anesthesia or facility fee. We will be able to estimate a cost after your consultation where we will create a customized treatment plan that fits your specific needs.
  • Breast augmentation often provides bonus perks. With new breasts usually come big life changes. Patients often report increased sexual satisfaction. Feeling great about the way you look is a big deal when it comes to achieving a pleasurable sex life. Small breasts can make women feel insecure not only in public, but also in the bedroom. Another perk is that patients suddenly have more clothing options. Finally, you can wear that top you could never fill out or that dress you felt self-conscious in before. No longer will you need to wear a push-up bra to feel your best. Many patients also experience improved confidence that even extends to work. A little extra confidence can truly go a long way.

  • It is safe, quick and effective. High demand for the procedure drives continued improvement and innovation in techniques and tools, which have made the surgery safer, recovery shorter, and results better. To provide our patients with customized results and improved durability and safety, we use the Keller Funnel to insert breast implants at our Houston surgery center. This device has many benefits, including smaller scars, a more sterile procedure, and reduced risk of capsular contracture. We also use a new treatment protocol for your pain control that does not use opioids and has proven to be more effective and produce fewer side effects. To learn more about our approach to the procedure, check out this video:

Visit our online photo gallery to get a better idea of your potential with a breast augmentation. For even more information about the procedure, take a look at our previous blog post about what breast augmentation patients can expect. If you are ready to take the next steps, request a consultation online or call our office at (281) 282-9555.

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