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Breast Augmentation

Women visit us for breast augmentation in Houston and Webster, TX, because our experienced plastic surgeons are known for providing beautiful results. They understand your breasts are an important part of your identity and play a significant role in your satisfaction with your overall appearance.

To visit Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and learn more about your breast augmentation options, request a consultation online to meet with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Clayton Moliver, who specializes in cosmetic breast surgery. Or call us at (281) 282-9555 and a member of our staff will help schedule an appointment. Women visit us from Pasadena, League City, and beyond.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Augmentation Case 39 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #39

This is a 27 year old African American young lady from Sugarland, Texas who is interested in a breast augmentation. She is single and works as an administrator for a children’s hospital. During her examination in our Webster, Texas office, the surgeon found her to have nicely shaped B cup breasts, with no drooping or masses. To achieve the... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #12

This patient is a 30-year-old homemaker who worked hard to regain her figure after the birth of her 2 children. She weighs 115 pounds and is 5’4”. She was generally pleased with her body, but wanted fuller breasts.During her breast augmentation consultation at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, this patient... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 205 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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MemoryShape® Breast Implants Case #205

This is a 23 year old lady from League City, TX who came to a consultation at our Webster office. During her consultation, she expressed her interest in a breast augmentation. With her petite frame, Mentor MemoryShape implants were recommended to achieve her desired look. The procedure took place in our private surgical suite in Webster,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 195 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #195

This is a 40 year old African American lady who desires larger breasts. During her exam, the surgeon discovered nicely shaped A cup breasts with no dominant masses and no drooping. She was pleased to find out that she was a perfect candidate for breast augmentation. The procedure took place in our private surgical suite in Webster,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 33 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #33

This 40-year-old mother of one, who works in retail, came from Baytown, Texas, to find out about breast augmentation at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. She is 5’5” and weighs 140 pounds.During her consultation, the patient stated she had been wanting to do this for a long time. The surgeon found her to be a great... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 24 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #24

This is a 28-year-old apartment locator from Friendswood, Texas, who came into our office interested in fuller breasts. She felt that she had lost volume after breastfeeding her 2 children. During her breast augmentation consultation at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, this patient's exam revealed nicely shaped A-cup breasts with... Read More
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MemoryShape® Breast Implants Case #210

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Breast Augmentation Case 60 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #60

This is a 51 year old recently divorced mother of two. She is self employed and lives in Pearland, Texas. She is considering a breast enhancement. During her consult in our office in Webster, Texas, her examination revealed bilateral A cup breasts with severe involutional atrophy and very soft breast tissue with prominent nipples. The recommendation... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #130

This is a 23 year old student at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, who desires fuller breasts. During her examination, the surgeon found her to be a perfect candidate for breast augmentation. She had nicely shaped, full B cup breasts with nipples above the inframammary fold, no dominant masses or ptosis. The recommendation was for bilateral breast augmentation... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #129

This is a 39 year old, married yoga instructor from Austin, Texas. She was referred by her University of Texas sorority sister who had a breast augmentation at our facility in Webster, Texas a year ago. She arrived at our office interested in a possible breast augmentation. During her consult, the surgeon found her to be a great candidate for an... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #192

This is a 24 year old cosmetologists who came to us desiring enhancement of breasts. Upon examination during her consultation, her current cup size was A and she desired a full C cup size. The recommendation was a breast augmentation using 375cc silicone memory shape implants. The procedure was performed in our private surgical... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 141 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #141

This is a 36 year old homemaker who came in to our office from Katy, Texas desiring a breast augmentation. She is 5’2”, weighs 120 pounds, has 2 children and is in great shape. During consultation in our office in Webster, Texas, the surgeon found her to be a great candidate for breast augmentation. She had nicely shaped A cup breasts... Read More
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STYLE: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Profile Silicone Gel ImplantsSIZE:   L:475          R: 475 
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Breast Augmentation Case #70

This is a 28 year old, single mother of two who arrived at our office from Crosby, Texas desiring a breast augmentation. She is 5’9”, weighs 140 pounds and is in excellent health. During her consultation, the surgeon found nicely shaped bilateral A cup breasts, with no ptosis (drooping) and no dominant masses. She was an excellent candidate... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #113

This is a 22 year old, mother of two, who works as a waitress in Galveston, Texas. She arrived at our office in Webster, Texas desiring breast enhancement. She admits to being very self conscious of her small breasts. During consultation, the surgeon found her to have A cup breasts, with no dominant masses or ptosis (drooping). She a good candidate... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 64 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #64

This is a 30 year old mother of two, who works at a law firm in Houston, Texas.  She is interested in a breast augmentation. During the examination the breasts were B cup with nipples about a ½ centimeter off in terms of nipple sternal length but volume wise they were approximately the same. In addition, the left chest had some asymmetry... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 65 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #65

This is a 29 year old married mother of one, who works as an information technologist for a private Baptist school in Pasadena, Texas.  She is interested in a breast augmentation. During her consultation, the examination revealed bilateral A cup breasts, with nipples above the fold. There were no dominant masses or ptosis (drooping). The recommendation... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #186

This is a 26 year old African American young lady who desires larger breasts. During her exam, the surgeon discovered nicely shaped A cup breasts with no dominant masses and no drooping. She was pleased to find out that she was a perfect candidate for breast augmentation. The procedure took place in our private surgical suite in Webster, TX.... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #18

This is a 24 year old young lady who works at a medical spa in the Houston area. She is 5’2”, weighs 130 pounds, and is unhappy with the appearance of her breasts after having her first child 7 months ago. During her consultation at our office in Webster, Texas, the surgeon discovered not only loss of volume but also enlarged areolas. In order to... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #59

This is a 41 year old mother of one, who works in a dental office in La Porte, Texas. She arrived in our office in Webster, Texas desiring larger breasts. On examination, she is 5’4, weighs 120 pounds and has bilateral symmetric A cup breasts with involutional atrophy (deflation). The nipples were in a nice location on the breasts. The recommendation... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 69 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #69

This is an 18 year old young lady who works as a waitress in a sports bar and grill in the Clear Lake area.  She is interested in a breast augmentation. During her consultation, the examination revealed nicely shaped A cup breasts with no ptosis (drooping) and no dominant masses. The recommendation was for breast augmentation using saline implants.... Read More
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MemoryShape® Breast Implants Case #207

Breast Augmentation Case 143 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #143

This is 37 year old CRNA who works for Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston’s medical center.  She is interested in a breast augmentation. During her consultation, the examination revealed bilateral B cup breasts with no dominant masses. However, the left breast had a little bit more glandular ptosis than the right and was about... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 92 Before & After View #1 | Webster, TX | Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Breast Augmentation Case #92

This is 40 year old single lady who not only works for Harley Davidson, but also rides one.  She is interested in a breast augmentation. During her consultation, the surgeon found nicely shaped large A cup breasts with no dominant masses and no ptosis, however, there was a slight volume difference. The left breast was slightly smaller than the... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #50

This is a 19 year old young lady who works as a waitress in Baytown, Texas. She desires larger breasts. During her consultation in our Webster, Texas office, the surgeon found bilateral A cup breasts with prominent and protruding nipple areolar complex. There were no dominant masses and the breast mounds were generally symmetric. The recommendation... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #40

This is a 30 year old mother of two, who works as a paralegal in Baytown, Texas.  She is interested in a breast augmentation. She feels her breasts have deflated after the birth of her children. During her consultation, the surgeon discovered nicely shaped B cup breasts with no ptosis or dominate masses. The recommendation was for breast augmentation... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #133

This is a single 26 year old young lady, who works as a bartender in Kemah, Texas. She came in to our office hoping she would be a good candidate for breast augmentation. She is 5’7” and weighs 122 pounds. During her consultation, the surgeon found her to have nicely shaped A cup breasts, with no ptosis (drooping). The recommendation... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #84

This is a 34 year old married, mother of two, who works as a radiology tech in the medical center. She came in to our Webster, Texas office interested in improving the look of her breasts. During consultation, the surgeon found the patient to have B cup breasts with involutional atrophy (deflation) and a little bit of glandular ptosis (drooping);... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #151

Breast augmentation using silicone gel implants, placed in a submuscular position using an inframammary incision.
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Breast Augmentation Case #163

This is a 36 year old mother of 2, who works for the police department. During her consultation, she expressed her interest in a breast augmentation. After examination and discussion, the patient decided on 450cc silicone gel implants to achieve her desired look. The procedure was performed in our private surgical suite. During the procedure,... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #140

This is a 30 year old mother of 2, who works as an administrative assistant in the Houston area. She came to our office looking for cosmetic improvement of her breasts. She is 5’4”, weighs 145 pounds and has been a smoker for 14 years; she is otherwise healthy. During consultation in our Webster, Texas office, the surgeon discovered a... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #99

This is a 39 year old single CEO assistant from the Woodlands, Texas who came in to our office desiring a breast augmentation. She is 5’6”, weighs 125 pounds and is in great shape. During her consultation in our Webster, Texas office, the surgeon found her to have bilateral A cup breasts with no dominant masses, however the right breast... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #142

This is a 50 year old, single mother of two, who works as a dental hygienist in Alvin, Texas. She came to our office interested in a breast augmentation. She had been wanting this procedure for a long time, and at her consultation she was very pleased to find out that she was an excellent candidate for the procedure. During her exam, the surgeon... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #120

This is a 26 year old mother of two, who works as a teacher in Friendswood, Texas. She was referred by a coworker who had a breast augmentation at our facility in Webster, Texas a year ago. She arrived at our office interested in breast enhancement. During her consult, the surgeon found her to be a great candidate for an augmentation. She was 5’2”,... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #49

This is a 31 year old stay at home mother of two, who desires fuller breasts. She arrived for her consultation at our Webster, Texas office along with her husband. During her examination, the surgeon discovered slightly asymmetric B cup breasts. The recommendation was for bilateral breast augmentation using saline implants. The procedure took place... Read More
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Breast Augmentation Case #88

This is 39 year old divorced mother of one, who works as a receptionist for a construction company in Texas City, Texas.  She is interested in a breast augmentation. During her consultation, the surgeon found a very slender patient with bilateral B cup breasts with involutional atrophy (deflation) that showed mostly in the upper pole of her... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation increases the fullness of the breasts with implants. This popular cosmetic surgery procedure often results in an improved self-image and overall confidence, as well. Many of our patients consider getting breast implants for months, even years, before scheduling an initial consultation.

Breast augmentation may be right for you if you identify with one or more of the following statements:

  • You feel your breasts are too small.
  • You don’t like the way clothes fit.
  • You are self-conscious when wearing a bathing suit or form-fitting tops.
  • Your breasts have become smaller and lost their firmness after having children or losing weight.
  • Your breasts are noticeably different sizes.

Your Consultation

We look forward to helping you explore the breast augmentation surgery options offered at our private state-of-the-art, fully accredited surgery center. We offer a number of choices to address your unique cosmetic concerns, and will take the time to meet with you personally and develop a custom treatment plan.

Dr. Moliver

Dr. Moliver has given me back parts of myself that I never thought I’d be able to have again, not to mention the self-confidence to match. He is extremely charming and has a great sense of humor. I’ve always loved the staff here as well. I’d give ten stars if I could. There is no other surgeon I’d see.”

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I have performed over 6,000 breast augmentation procedures. I take pride in the beautiful results I am able to provide, where the breasts drop slightly for a very natural look.

— Dr. Moliver

Physical Evaluation

Dr. Moliver will examine your breasts and take photographs for your medical record. He will consider such factors as the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the location of your nipples and areolas (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipples). If your breasts have stretched, lax skin, a breast lift may be recommended in conjunction with augmentation.

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Medical Intake

During your consultation, Dr. Moliver will review your medical history. This will include a review of any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries including breast biopsies, and medications that you currently take. You will be asked whether you have a family history of breast cancer and about the results of any mammograms. It is important for you to provide complete information.

You Are the Key Decision Maker

Together you and your surgeon will plan a customized breast enhancement procedure based on your unique cosmetic goals and anatomy. We offer both saline and silicone breast implants, including Mentor MemoryShape® implants, which contain highly cohesive silicone gel. In addition to choosing implants, your surgeon will help you decide where they are placed and the incision type.

Dr. Moliver will help you develop realistic expectations and explain the risks and recovery, allowing you to make informed, confident choices. This understanding is important to the success of your surgery because we believe you should be the key decision-maker. We provide satisfying results by listening to our patients and providing our insight, knowledge, and skill in helping them to make comfortable, informed choices about their treatment.

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Patient Results

Listening is the key to great results. Your cosmetic goals are brought to life by our surgeons, and their work speaks for itself.

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Your Surgical Options

Dr. Moliver performs breast augmentation using several incision techniques and options for implant placement. Your choice of implants may influence the surgical techniques used during the procedure.

  • Inframammary: This incision is placed just above the crease where the lower breast meets the chest.
  • Periareolar: This incision is placed just below the bottom edge of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple).
  • Transaxillary: This incision is placed in a natural crease in the underarm.

Implant Placement

Breast implants may either be placed above the chest muscle (subglandular placement) or behind the muscle (submuscular placement). There are a number of factors to consider in making the choice, all of which your surgeon will explain at the consultation.

Fat Grafting

In some cases, our surgeons use a process called fat grafting to move fat cells from an area of the body where they are unwanted to augment the breasts. They harvest the fat through liposuction and then inject it at various depths and locations around the breasts. This can be an excellent way to contour the areas around breast implants for a natural softness.

Your Procedure

On the day of surgery, you will return to our medical facility, where you will be comforted by the same familiar surroundings and medical staff from your private consultation. We have a state-of-the-art, on-site surgical suite that is specially designed for procedures performed by our plastic surgeons.

Breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure, so you will likely return home the same day. Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgery. Frequently, local anesthesia and intravenous sedation are used during breast augmentation, although general anesthesia may be desirable in some instances.

During breast augmentation procedures, you may opt to have your surgeon insert your implants using the Keller Funnel®, which offers several benefits. The device allows your surgeon to use a smaller incision, and eliminates physician and patient contact with the implant, potentially reducing the risk of infection and capsular contracture.

When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. Your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings or a surgical bra.

You may be permitted to go home after a few hours, unless you and your plastic surgeon have determined that you will stay in the hospital or surgical facility overnight.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

It is helpful to have a friend, spouse, or family member help care for you during your recovery. Each breast augmentation patient recovers at her own pace. Your surgeon monitors your progress after surgery and encourages you to call the office with any concerns or questions.

Patients are instructed to be up and walking on the very day of surgery and typically can shower the next morning. It is normal to experience pain, swelling, and fatigue for the first 24 to 48 hours. Medication will be prescribed for pain management, but some tenderness and discomfort may persist. Surgical dressings will be removed after a few days and replaced with a special surgical compression bra.

Typically, you will be able to shower 3 to 7 days after surgery. Stitches will be removed around a week after breast augmentation.

Any discoloration should dissipate quickly, and most residual swelling will go down within the first month of your breast augmentation recovery period. Initially, your breasts will be sore, and you may experience a feeling of tightness in the breast skin as it adjusts to the new size.

Returning to Work

Depending on the type of work you do, you may be able to return to your job in a matter of a few days. If your job requires a lot of physical labor, however, especially using your arms (such as lifting, stretching, or moving equipment), you will likely need to wait a couple of weeks before returning to work. Engaging in vigorous activities too soon can hinder and prolong your recovery from breast augmentation, so it is important to pay attention to how your body feels and not push yourself.

Resuming Exercise

Strenuous activity and exercise should not be resumed until a month after breast augmentation. Avoid strenuous and high-impact exercises that will increase breast motion. Other forms of low-impact exercise are encouraged to help reduce the likelihood of blood clotting after breast augmentation. It is advised to wear a support bra without underwire during these low-impact exercise sessions. Anyone considering breast augmentation should discuss the recovery process at length with her surgeon to gain an accurate understanding of the time commitment required.

Sexual Activity

Sexual activity should be avoided for at least the first week after your procedure. It is important to be extremely gentle with you breasts for the first month as they continue to heal.

Do’s & Don’ts After Breast Augmentation Surgery

After breast augmentation surgery, it is recommended that you DO:

  • Follow all postoperative care instructions
  • Stay hydrated, and drink plenty of fluids
  • Avoid sodium, and maintain a balanced diet
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Massage the chest area gently to improve circulation and reduce the retention of fluid
  • Make sure that your plastic surgeon knows about all of your medications before the procedure
  • Resume your daily routine gradually
  • Avoid pulling clothes over your head (button-down garments are recommended)
  • Avoid any type of trauma, including punctures and forceful impact and compression
  • Sleep on your back after surgery as recommended
  • Get moving with light activity as soon as possible after surgery
  • Call the doctor if you suspect infection or other breast augmentation complications that may affect your health

After breast augmentation, it is advised that you DO NOT:

  • Ignore postoperative care instructions
  • Engage in strenuous activities and exercise for the first few weeks
  • Sleep on your side or stomach
  • Wear a bra with underwire support
  • Miss follow-up appointments
  • Smoke
  • Expose scars to the sun without protection
  • Overexert yourself

Frequently Asked Questions

We have been answering questions, offering our insight and experience, and helping women feel comfortable and secure in making decisions about breast augmentation surgery for many years. Below are answers to some of the most common questions about breast augmentation:

How much does breast augmentation cost in Houston?

The price of breast augmentation typically starts at $5,200 but varies from patient to patient depending on many factors, including the type of implant you choose and the complexity of your surgery. The actual cost of your procedure will be determined following your consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. The quoted cost you receive includes:

  • Surgeon’s professional fee
  • Facility fee
  • Anesthesia fee
  • The cost of the breast implants (silicone is more expensive than saline)

Breast augmentation is sometimes part of a mommy makeover, a custom combination of procedures designed to restore the body after pregnancy.

Should I have breast augmentation if I plan to lose weight?

If you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight, be sure to tell your plastic surgeon at your consultation. He may recommend that you stabilize your weight prior to undergoing surgery.

Is it safe to become pregnant after having breast augmentation?

If you think that you may want to become pregnant in the future, you should mention this to your surgeon. There is no evidence that breast implants will harm your baby. However, pregnancy and breastfeeding can change breast size and shape in unpredictable ways and could affect the long-term cosmetic results of your breast augmentation. In some cases, it may make sense to wait. If you decide not to wait, our surgeons offer many breast enhancement procedures that will help you restore and enhance your breasts.

Can I breastfeed after getting breast implants?

Some people assume breastfeeding after breast augmentation is not possible or that it’s more difficult than it should be. Breastfeeding after breast enhancement surgery is absolutely possible. Informing your surgeon prior to surgery will allow him or her to choose the incisions that will increase the likelihood of breastfeeding after your surgery.

Which incisions are best if I plan to breastfeed after breast augmentation?

With any breast procedure, severing ducts or nerves will cause decreased milk production for breastfeeding. The position, direction, and size of the incision determine how milk production may be affected. Surgeons often attempt to minimize scarring in breast augmentation surgery to improve the aesthetic appearance of the breast by placing incisions in less visible areas, such as on the areola or underneath the breast in the inframammary fold. An incision on or around the perimeter of the areola, particularly along the lower edge, will likely affect the nerves of the nipple and areola, as well as milk production. Incisions below the fold of the breast or through the armpit are not likely to affect breastfeeding.

Which type of bra should I wear after breast augmentation?

Many women are unsure of whether a sports bra, compression bra, surgical bra, or no bra at all is best after breast augmentation.

  • Sports Bra or Compression Bra: After breast augmentation, the skin and muscle around the chest area must adjust to the new weight of the breasts. A good sports bra or compression bra can ease this discomfort and prevent muscle tearing by providing ample support and limiting of the new breasts. In addition, an adequate sports bra will provide solid support of breasts that an ordinary bra will be unable to provide. It’s important your breasts are kept in place after breast augmentation to enhance the healing process; a sports bra does an excellent job.
  • Medical-Grade Compression Bra: Some plastic surgeons prefer to send their patients home wearing a medical-grade compression bra. This specialized type of support garment is made especially for postoperative patients and is very easy to put on and take off. The medical-grade bra can benefit you in the following ways:
  • Minimizes swelling
  • Speeds up the healing process
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Allows you to return to your normal daily routines more quickly

This garment provides extra support, even more than a sports bra, to the surgical areas for added comfort during recovery. A patient may be advised to wear a compression bra for several weeks after breast augmentation.

  • Braless: Our surgeons recommend supporting your breasts whenever possible after having breast augmentation. While you may want your implants to settle as soon as possible, you don’t want gravity affecting the shape and appearance of the breasts. Your implants will certainly settle on their own over time. If unsupported, the weight of your new implants will naturally stretch the lower portion of your breast tissue and skin causing your breasts to sag and lose their attractive shape. So, if you want to avoid a breast lift for as long as possible, it is not advised to go braless.

What will the scars look like?

The scars left by incisions through which the breast implants are inserted will remain pink for the first 6 weeks or so and then fade significantly over the following months. Over time these scars usually become very inconspicuous.

Will breast implants increase my risk of cancer?

There is no scientific evidence that breast augmentation increases the risk of breast cancer. The presence of breast implants, however, may make it more technically difficult to take and read mammograms. This may be a special consideration for women who perhaps are at higher risk for breast cancer because of their family history or other reasons. Placement of the implant underneath the pectoral muscle may interfere less with mammographic examination, but other factors may also need to be considered with regard to implant placement. Your plastic surgeon will discuss this with you.

What are the possible risks and complications of the surgery?

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have breast augmentation, your doctor should review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Abnormal scarring
  • Painful and/or restricted arm and shoulder motion
  • Uneven appearance of breasts, either due to position or size
  • Implant hardens, ruptures, leaks, or deflates
  • Implant may make cancer detection more difficult
  • Decreased sensation

Breast augmentation is an elective surgery. If you have any illnesses or you are in poor health for any reason, you should not undergo this procedure. Possible side effects of breast augmentation surgery include but are not limited to temporary breast soreness, swelling, and change in nipple sensation. The length of these side effects will vary by patient.

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