At Aspira, we consider the health of our patients to be our number one priority. Fortunately, studies have shown that breast implants do not impair breast health. During your breast augmentation consultation, we will address any concerns you may have and discuss all of your options to help you make the right decision for your individual goals.
If you live in the Austin, Texas area, such as Round Rock, Cedar Park, Killeen and Steiner ranch and would like to learn more about all of the breast surgery options available at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, please call us today at (512) 686-0012 for a free breast augmentation consultation in the Austin, Texas area.
Breast augmentation remains one of the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures for women in the U.S. Breast implants have been in use for decades both for breast enhancement and breast reconstruction.
The procedure is exceptionally common and possesses an exceptional safety record. Still, like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation does carry some risk, including:
- Anesthesia complications
- Loss of sensation in the nipple or breast
- Movement of the implant
- Implant rupture
- Capsular contracture
Silicone vs. Saline Implants
Both silicone and saline implants have an outer shell that is made of medical grade silicone. Silicone is used in many medical devices including pacemakers, prosthetic joints, and heart valves because it does not disrupt metabolic processes. The choice between silicone and saline-filled implants is a personal one that depends on your personal goals and your physique.
- Silicone Breast Implants: Silicone breast implants provide the most natural appearance and feel. They are available in a range of sizes and shapes to provide the optimal appearance for each individual patient. Silicone breast implants must be monitored with periodic MRIs for the possibility of rupture, because there is no sudden deflation that makes it immediately apparent.
- Saline Breast Implants: With saline breast implants, the incisions can be smaller because they can be filled after being placed in the chest. If a saline implant ruptures, the implant will deflate and the saline will be absorbed by the body.
Other Safety Considerations
Perhaps the most important safety consideration for breast augmentation is the acknowledgment that future surgery will likely be required to remove or replace the implants. On average, breast implants last about 10 years before they need to be replaced. For some women, breast implants may last considerably longer, but other women may require replacement in just a few years.
We offer breast revision surgery for women who have had a previous breast augmentation procedure. If you are not fully satisfied with your previous augmentation, or if you simply want to change the size or shape of your implants, we can develop a treatment plan that meets your expectations.
To learn more about the proven safety and high level of satisfaction with breast augmentation surgery, please contact our Austin, Texas, practice today by completing our online form or calling (512) 686-0012.
At Aspira Plastic Surgery, we do everything possible to ensure that you only undergo those procedures that are right for your specific needs. We never perform any procedure unless it’s appropriate in your circumstances.
Many women come to us to ask about the breast augmentation procedure because they’re interested in larger, fuller, more attractive breasts. We welcome these conversations and urge you to contact us as soon as possible if you’re considering an augmentation.
During these conversations, we will engage in a comprehensive discussion of your goals, evaluate your readiness for a breast augmentation and help you determine if the procedure is right for you.
If you live in or around Austin, Texas and have questions about the breast augmentation procedure, please call Aspira Plastic Surgery today at (512) 686-0012 for a consultation.
Am I A Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?
The augmentation, like all of our breast procedures, is quite commonly performed and boasts an impressive safety record. It is exceptionally customizable, which means most women who are looking to enlarge their breasts are candidates for the procedure.
Still, every surgical procedure carries with it certain risks, and the best way to minimize those risks is to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure in question. When it comes to a breast augmentation, the right candidates:
- Are primarily interested in enlarging their breasts; an augmentation is not designed to address moderate or severe sagging. Instead, a breast lift is the right choice in that specific situation.
- Are in sound overall health and suffer from no active infections. Surgery puts a significant strain on your body, which should be as healthy as possible. Be open with us about your health when discussing a procedure.
- Has reasonable and realistic expectations for the procedure. A breast augmentation can achieve a lot, but it is not a magic elixir to restore youth. You should have a clear sense of what you hope to achieve when you talk to Dr. Erella.
- Possesses sound mental health. Your mindset is almost as important as your physical health- you should know what to expect from the procedure, you should have the right reasons for undergoing a breast augmentation and you should be able to withstand the mental strain associated with any major surgical procedure.
Dr. Erella has been a practicing, board-certified plastic surgeon for more than a decade. He knows how to evaluate patients and guide them to the right outcomes.