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Whether you’ve lost a lot of weight or have recently given birth, you may be dealing with breasts that don’t seem to have the same size, shape, or fullness as they used to. Fortunately, breast augmentation surgery can work to enhance the size of your breasts and help you regain your much-needed self-confidence.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Many things in life can change the appearance of your breasts. From losing a significant amount of weight to pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women struggle with their self-confidence concerning the way that their chest appears to others. Breast augmentation is a great way to enhance the size of the breasts and give these individuals much-needed self-confidence in life.

Breast augmentation surgery is intended to enhance the size and shape of the breast. This is achieved by putting implants into the chest that provide a larger breast tissue appearance. This procedure is commonly utilized to increase the patient’s cup size as well as give the patient upper pole fullness and/or cleavage.

How to Prepare for Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you’re considering getting this procedure, your first step is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Erika Sato. They will be able to answer all of your questions regarding this type of cosmetic surgery and help you create more realistic expectations for what you’ll get out of it.

Before your cosmetic procedure, you can expect your surgeon to take measurements in order to pick an implant size that best fits your body. They may ask you to stop taking certain medications leading up to the date of the surgery to ensure that it goes smoothly.

Breast Augmentation Recovery: What to Expect

After your breast augmentation Houston procedure, you can expect to deal with swelling and soreness/tightness at the treatment sites for at least a few weeks. You’ll need to avoid doing any sort of reaching arm movements for at least one to two weeks following the surgery. Regarding physical exercise, you’ll need to avoid lifting heavy objects, going to the gym, or doing anything too physically strenuous for at least six weeks post-surgery.

Patients will go without a bra for up to 6 weeks post-op in order to let the implants drop with gravity. Once the implants drop, a soft sports bra can be worn until the incision is fully healed and all the swelling has subsided. You may be given prescription medication to help manage the pain during recovery.

Consult with Dr. Sato

If you’re considering undergoing breast augmentation in Houston, TX, then you’ll want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sato. She will give you the space to ask questions, especially topics regarding the cost, recovery time, and any possible risks based on your lifestyle. She and her medical team will help to ensure that you can create realistic expectations about how your procedure will alter your body for the better.

Contact us today for a consultation.