What is a Breast Augmentation?
Over 300,000 women choose breast enhancement surgery each year.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation was exceeded only by liposuction (fat removal) procedures. The latest figures available report that over the last 15 years, breast enhancement has grown by 300%. It is now safer and more attainable than ever before.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure used to increase the size of the breast or to correct the shape and symmetry of the breasts. There are three main decisions to be made concerning the procedure. Houston based plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa believes that the method chosen is unique to each patient and depends on many factors. He uses silicone or saline implants or a technique called fat transfer to achieve the look that his patients desire.
Breast implants have recently taken a second position to the fat transfer technique due to the fact that the material used in fat transfer is the patient’s own fat tissue. Many women feel this is a safer alternative to silicone or saline implants, although Dr. Correa counsels that modern implants have a perfect health record. Fat transfer is not for every woman. This technique is most effective for women who do not want a dramatic increase in size, or who have only one breast needing augmentation and would rather not have an implant that will require future maintenance. The secondary benefit to the fat transfer technique is removing excess fatty tissue from an area of the body-something that most patients find very beneficial.
After choosing the size and type of augmentation, the next decision is the location of the implant. Dr. Correa will recommend the best placement of the implant, either under the pectoral muscle or behind the mammary gland. In the case of a fat transfer technique, the location of the harvested fat tissue will be discussed. All choices are dependent on unique physical characteristics, and Dr. Correa will explain the reason for his choice in detail. The incision site is then determined based on implant size and patient preference. Most of Dr. Correa’s breast augmentation procedures are done through an incision under the breast, making the scar all but invisible after they are healed.
Considering Breast Augmentation?
While the majority of women who consult Dr. Bryan Correa for breast surgery are interested in increasing their size or fullness using breast implants, there are many other reasons that motivate women to have this procedure.
Reasons for Breast Implants:
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Loss of breast volume due to aging, massive weight loss, or breastfeeding
- Breast cancer reconstruction after treatment
- Revising or repairing previous breast surgeries
- Balancing breasts of different size
*Individual results may vary
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Are You a Good Candidate?
Good candidates for breast augmentation are women who are generally healthy, have a personal desire to change the shape of their breasts and have a realistic goal concerning the outcome of their breast surgery. Most women considering this type of surgery have a dissatisfaction with the balance of their bosom-to-body ratio and wish to correct it. There are some health conditions that might prevent a woman from this or any elective surgery. Women should meet with Dr. Correa to discuss any of these concerning conditions. Young women who have not fully matured should wait at least until they are 18 or until their breast size has stabilized prior to considering breast implant surgery. If you have an interest in getting a breast implant surgery but have questions or concerns, please give Dr. Correa a call or read on for more information.
If you’re looking for amazing results with breast implants, it’s important to find a top breast augmentation surgeon, one who will give you all the information you need to make the best choice. You should be aware of the differences in the types of techniques & breast implants, and the long-term effects connected with each one. Depending on the type of implant chosen, there are different recommendations for monitoring the breast implant, such as regular physical exams or MRIs.
What You Can Expect in Your Initial Consultation:
It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of breast augmentation before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependent not only on his surgical skills but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.
You will have the opportunity to examine photographs of his other patients who have undergone breast augmentation so you can see his work and know what to expect if you decide to proceed. Dr. Correa will discuss the changes that you can expect to achieve and make recommendations regarding the best surgical methods to use to achieve your goals. You are encouraged to ask many questions and also to share any anxiety you may be having. Attaining your goal is a team effort. You and Dr. Correa must agree on the aesthetics and methods of your surgery so that you can obtain a result that meets or even exceeds your expectations.
Why Choose Dr. Bryan Correa?
Dr. Correa has successfully completed many years of surgical training in all aspects of breast enhancement procedures. He is well versed in the established traditional methods as well as the latest and most advanced techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Having completed years of training in plastic surgery, he is dedicated to achieving the results that his patients are seeking by applying this knowledge to each individual case. Breast implant surgery requires an artist’s eye to complement the surgeon’s technique. Dr. Correa has both attributes being an accomplished classical pianist and artist as well as a highly skilled surgeon.
A skilled breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Correa will be happy to consult with you to help you achieve the look you have been envisioning for so long.
Take The First Step
Interested in learning more about Breast Augmentation? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 419-9119. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.