Breast Augmentation

Located in Houston, TX

Breast Augmentation in Houston, TX

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Breast augmentation in Houston is a popular option and can give women a more proportionate figure, helping them to feel more confident about their appearance. There are two methods of breast augmentation: implant-based and fat-grafting. Choosing which method depends solely on the desired outcome of the patient, as each method has its advantages. Patients elect to undergo breast enlargement for many different reasons, including but not limited to breast asymmetry, reduced breast size after pregnancy, or to correct a congenital defect.

Breast AugmentationConsiderations

During your breast augmentation consultation with acclaimed board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Erika Sato, you will start by discussing your desired volume change, shape, and feel. With these goals in mind, you will choose either implant-based breast enhancement or fat-grafting augmentation. During this consultation, you will also be able to view before and after photos and ask questions. Images contain nudity – viewer discretion is advised.

Meet the Doctor Dr. Erika Sato

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Erika Sato specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. She performs the latest treatments in aesthetic surgery as well as nonsurgical rejuvenation. Dr. Sato is committed to providing excellence in care, while treating every patient like family.

Dr. Sato is one of nine surgeons at My Houston Surgeons, a world-class multi-specialty practice in Houston, TX with locations in Memorial and The Woodlands.

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Dr. Sato is Amazing

“My experience was excellent. My results are perfect and exactly what I wanted. Dr. Sato took the time to make sure I was comfortable with my decision. The staff was also excellent and also took care of my needs. I would recommend her to everyone.”

Am I A GoodCandidate?

Breast augmentation surgery is perfect for women who want to enhance the size and volume of their breasts, address asymmetry between the breasts, and restore breast volume after pregnancy and lactation. You may be a candidate for breast implants if you are healthy and over the age of 18. If you are pregnant or a new mother, you should not have a breast enlargement procedure until after you are no longer breastfeeding.

Different Types ofBreast Implants

Breast implants are silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. Both silicone breast implants and saline implants are safe, and each offers its own advantages. Saline implants are firmer in comparison to silicone implants. The saline solution can also be safely absorbed by the body in the event of a rupture. Because saline implants are inserted in the breast while empty and then filled once in place, a smaller incision is required. Most women, on the other hand, prefer silicone implants over saline implants. This is because they have a more natural appearance and feel. Silicone implants are known for their soft silicone gel, and they are filled with silicone gel before they are put in the breast pocket. Gummy bear implants are a newer type of silicone implant and are quite popular because of the advantages they offer over traditional silicone implants. They are also known as form-stable implants. When gummy bear implants experience a rupture, they maintain their shape quite well, and there is no leaking of the material because they are filled with a denser gel.

Which Implant isRight for Me?

Many patients come in with a desire for large breast implants or small breast implants, but implant-based breast augmentation actually allows the patient a wide variety of choices. It is ideal for patients who desire significant volume change (greater than 1 cup size or more than 150 cc) and patients who do not have enough body fat to transfer. The following are considerations when choosing the right breast implant for you:

  • Implant Material (Silicone Gel or Saline Breast Implants)
  • Implant Size
  • Implant Shape (Round or Teardrop Breast Implants)
  • Implant Texture (Smooth or Textured Implants) Implant
  • Projection (Moderate Plus Profile, High Profile, or Ultra High Profile)
  • Implant Position (Above or Below the Pectoralis Muscle)
  • Implant Incision Method

FAT-GRAFTINGTo The Breast

Fat transfer to the breast is a process in which fat is removed from other areas of the body via liposuction and injected into the breasts. This form of natural breast enlargement is ideal for patients who desire a small volume change and only want enhancement using natural tissue. The maximum final volume increase from fat grafting is approximately one cup size (150 cc in each breast). At your consultation in Houston, Dr. Sato will help you understand all of your options and will make recommendations that take your body type into consideration.

Breast Augmentation Combined with aBreast Lift

Over time, the effects of gravity in combination with the loss of the skin’s natural elasticity take a toll on the appearance of a woman’s breast. Weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can also cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness. A mastopexy (breast lift) is performed to return a youthful shape and lift (including a reduction in the size of the areola) to the sagging breast. A breast lift without implants creates perkier breasts without any sagging. A breast lift can also be performed in combination with breast augmentation (implants or fat grafting) for more satisfying results. This procedure is called a breast augmentation with lift, or augmentation mastopexy.

Breast AugmentationProcedure

Right before your scheduled breast augmentation surgery, the facility staff will help you prepare for the procedure. This also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and have any remaining concerns or issues addressed. Breast augmentation is an outpatient operation performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the treatment, the procedure can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to complete. A final breast examination will be performed to ensure that you are ready, and marks will be made to serve as a blueprint for the treatment. To begin the breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Sato will make incisions according to the surgical plan. The chosen breast enhancement technique will then be carried out.

Breast AugmentationCost

The exact price of your Breast Augmentation in Houston will depend on several factors. The total time needed to perform the procedure will play a role in determining cost, as well as anesthesia fees and the specific techniques required.

learn more with aConsultation

Contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Erika Sato to learn more about breast augmentation in Houston. Once a time has been set, Dr. Sato will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

Breast AugmentationFrequently Asked Questions

What Types of Breast Implants are Available?

Silicone and saline implants are the common choices for breast implants. Silicone implants offer a more natural look and feel, while saline implants are better for creating symmetry when a patient has asymmetry and do not require evaluation with an MRI for rupture.

How Do I Choose the Right Size and Shape of Implants?

Consider factors such as body type, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Consultation with a qualified surgeon is crucial for making informed decisions based on desired outcomes.

What is the Difference Between Implant Placement Above or Below the Muscle?

Above-muscle placement typically results in a quicker recovery, while below-muscle placement may offer a more natural appearance, especially in thin individuals.

How Long Does It Take to See the Final Results of Breast Augmentation?

Immediate changes are visible, but the full outcome for the breast enhancement may take a few months as swelling subsides and tissues settle.

Will Breast Augmentation Affect My Ability to Breastfeed?

In most cases, breast augmentation does not impact breastfeeding. However, individual considerations should be discussed with the surgeon.

Is Financing Available for Breast Augmentation?

Yes, financing options are available, making breast augmentation accessible to a wider range of individuals.

Can Breast Augmentation Be Combined with Other Procedures?

Yes, breast augmentation can be combined with additional cosmetic surgery procedures such as a breast lift or liposuction to achieve comprehensive enhancement.

How Long Will the Results of Breast Augmentation Last?

While results are long-lasting, factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and lifestyle choices can influence the longevity of the augmentation results. Regular follow-ups with a surgeon are recommended. It is recommended that implants be exchanged every 10 years.

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Breast Lift

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Fat Grafting

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