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Round, voluptuous breasts are considered among the hallmarks of a youthful, feminine physique, yet as the body ages, the breasts may lose their volume and shape, distorting the figure and lowering self-confidence. Breast augmentation can beautifully restore a balanced upper body, increasing your wardrobe options and boosting your self-image. While many women choose to opt for dramatic changes with a jump in cup size, breast augmentation surgery doesn't need to look unnatural. It can simply revive your figure after pregnancy or aging, making you look and feel more like yourself.

What is breast augmentation?

One of the most popular procedures we perform at Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center is breast augmentation – also known as augmentation mammoplasty, or breast enlargement with breast implants. Some women feel that their breasts are too small for their bodies. Others want to restore breast volume lost due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. The end result is always enhanced beauty and confidence.

Each woman is different, and our breast augmentations in Houston are fully customized based on your unique goals and anatomy. Breast augmentation can correct breast asymmetry, improve breast sagging, or reconstruct a breast following surgery for breast cancer.

Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann may also recommend a breast lift (mastopexy) at the same time as the breast augmentation surgery if your breasts have lost their natural perkiness along with volume.

How is breast augmentation performed?

Breast augmentation is typically an outpatient procedure, performed with general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with IV sedation in our nationally accredited Houston operating room facility. Our surgical facility is accredited by the AAAASF, American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. Depending on the type of implants you select during your consultation with Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann, the details of the surgical procedure will vary. 

Common incision placements are under the breasts, around the areola, in the armpit, or through the belly button. The implants are placed either above or below chest muscles. Many patients choose to combine breast augmentation with a breast lift to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing look. These procedures can be performed in conjunction to increase both the volume and perkiness of your breasts.

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What types of breast implants are right for me?

All breast implants have a silicone outer shell and are filled with either silicone or saline. The shape of a breast implant can be either round or tear-drop shaped, and the outer shell can be either smooth or textured. The implants range in width, height, projection, fill, and level of silicone cohesiveness. The highly cohesive implants are often referred to as “gummy bear” implants. 

Our Houston breast augmentation surgeons will discuss each type of implant with you so you can make an educated decision about how to proceed. Because all implants have benefits and drawbacks, it is very important to have a surgeon who is educated in determining how to select the right implants for your goals.

  • Silicone implants

These are the implants most commonly chosen by women, as the weight, bounce, and softness most closely mimics natural breast tissue. There is usually less risk of rippling.

  • Saline implants

Saline implants have the advantage of being filled after placement. Our surgeons can perform this procedure by placing the implants through the under-surface of the breast or through an incision in the armpit, leaving no visible scars on the chest or breast.

  • Gummy bear implants

These silicone implants are teardrop-shaped rather than round to create a very natural-looking enhancement.

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What are the benefits of breast augmentation?

  • Wide variety of implant shapes and sizes to choose from
  • Helps correct changes in the upper body due to aging and pregnancy
  • Improves wardrobe options
  • Creates a more youthful, attractive physique
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Can help combat volume loss in the breasts
  • Long-lasting results
  • Can be well combined with mastopexy
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Who makes a good candidate for surgery?

A candidate for breast augmentation is an adult in good general health who is safe to undergo plastic surgery. If you have any of the following concerns about your breasts, you are likely a candidate for breast augmentation or augmentation with lift:

  • Small breasts
  • Saggy breasts
  • One breast is larger than the other
  • Lost breast volume after pregnancy and nursing
  • Lost breast volume after a dramatic weight loss
  • Lost breast volume due to aging
  • Breasts appear flat or deflated
  • Breasts need reconstruction after cancer surgery
  • Tubular breasts
  • Old or ruptured implants

If you are interested in undergoing breast augmentation in Houston, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann to find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure.

Breast Augmentation Recovery Timeline

Recovery from breast augmentation in Houston is a personal issue. How your body responds to surgery, your natural healing abilities, and other factors unique to your procedure will make your recovery different from anyone else’s. It is reassuring that Houston breast surgeons Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann, along with their professional staff, will support you through the entirety of your recovery and are available to you should any concerns arise.

Week one

Mild exercise such as walking should be resumed on the day of your surgical procedure. Frequent walks can help reduce swelling and speed up recovery. You should avoid more strenuous activities that can impact your incisions until Dr. Michael Eisemann or Dr. Bradley Eisemann advise otherwise. Generally, this is within two to six weeks.

Week two

Swelling and bruising may continue for several weeks, but most women are able to resume work and some normal activities within five to seven days. During your initial consultation, we will discuss with you how long you should take off of work based on the physical demands of your job.

Week four

The swelling and bruising are over, and your implants have settled into place, in most cases. Your new breasts are ready to be revealed in low-cut tops, lingerie, or a swimsuit.

Week eight

You should have achieved almost a full recovery. If your implants were placed through the breast fold, the scar is still visible and will usually fade to a thin line over the weeks and months ahead. It is hidden beneath the breast mound, and not easily visible.

Breast implant revision 

Our breast surgeons can also correct problems from earlier surgeries that led to unsatisfactory results, including:

  • Implants too small
  • Implants too large
  • Wrong shape or projection 
  • Rippling
  • Capsular contracture
  • Double bubble (implant has moved and created a double mound)
  • Implant edge is visible on breasts
  • Poorly positioned implants
  • Uneven result
  • Hardened implants
  • Older implants
  • Ruptured implants
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What can I expect from my consultation?

To determine if breast augmentation will achieve the figure you want, schedule a one-on-one consultation with triple board-certified Houston breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bradley Eisemann. During this consultation, we will first listen to your concerns and your expectations.

How do you envision your ideal breasts? How would you prefer they feel? How much cleavage would you like to have? Do you favor a natural look or something more enhanced? Questions like these are a crucial aspect of your breast augmentation planning phase.

Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann strongly believe that you deserve to feel confident in the decision to have breast surgery. They can customize your breast augmentation procedure to produce the results you find most desirable. At our private, accredited, state-of-the-art outpatient clinic, your vision for your breasts will be accomplished with privacy, discretion, and with the most stringent patient health and safety protocols.

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Why choose Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center?

With over three decades of experience, Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann will tell you if your vision for your breasts can be accomplished. We are proud to have achieved a reputation as being among the best breast augmentation surgeons in Houston. This trust we have earned is the result of our professional skills and custom approach to every procedure.

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a leader in the field and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, with over thirty years of practice.

Dr. Bradley Eisemann is among the most highly-trained plastic surgeons in the region. He was selected for advanced fellowship training from a wide field of candidates, from which only the most talented and accomplished are chosen. He has impeccable surgical techniques and a meticulous approach to every breast augmentation procedure. 

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FAQ

Are there risks involved?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure and, as such, comes with potential risks and complications. To undergo a breast augmentation procedure, you should understand that complications can occur, although rare. It is essential that you follow Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann’s pre- and post-surgical instructions to minimize risks.

How does smoking affect my results?

Smoking can significantly increase your risk of complications, both during and after surgery. It can lead to poor wound healing, infection and poor cosmetic results. Our team advises that you be nicotine-free (including the patch and gum) for 4-6 weeks before and after your breast augmentation.

How will pregnancy affect my results?

The hormones released during pregnancy, along with weight fluctuations, can lead to major changes in your breasts. For this reason, many surgeons recommend that you are finished having children before undergoing breast enhancement, as childbirth can compromise your cosmetic outcome. However, if you wish to have children later, there is nothing to stop you from doing so.

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