Breast Implants
in Austin, TX

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Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin offers a variety of breast implant options, including saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants, to help women achieve their aesthetic goals. Dr. Venkata Erella is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon who draws on over 25 years of experience to provide exceptional care and natural-looking results. During personalized consultations, he explains procedures in detail and develops customized treatment plans. 
By choosing Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa for breast implants, patients can benefit from Dr. Erella’s surgical talent and feel confident that they will achieve the enhancements they desire.

What Are Breast Implants?

Breast implants are medical devices that increase the size and improve the shape of a woman’s breasts. They consist of an outer silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or saline solution. Breast implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate each patient’s aesthetic goals. Breast augmentation surgery usually takes 1-2 hours to complete. During the procedure, the implants are placed either above or below the chest muscle through small incisions. In some cases, patients also undergo a breast lift to further improve their appearance.

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Types of Breast Implants

Saline Implants

Saline breast implants are made of an elastic silicone shell filled with sterile salt water (saline). They can have different sizes and shapes to fit a woman’s body and goals. During the surgery, the implants are folded and placed into small incisions. The saline is then filled into the implants to achieve the desired size. The incisions are closed with stitches, and the breasts gradually settle into their new shape over several weeks.
ADVANTAGES
  • Saline is safe for the body. If the implant ruptures, the salt water will be easily absorbed and naturally removed

  • Lower cost than silicone or gummy bear implants

  • Smaller incision size for insertion

  • More firm and less natural feeling than silicone

  • Higher chance of visible rippling/wrinkling under the skin

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Silicone Implants

Silicone breast implants have been used since the 1960s to change the size and shape of the breasts. They are filled with a viscous (thick) silicone gel that closely mimics natural breast tissue. The material used in these implants has evolved over the years to improve safety and reduce the risk of complications. Regular monitoring is recommended to assess the integrity of silicone gel breast implants.
ADVANTAGES
  • More natural look and feel compared to saline implants

  • Less likely to rupture

  • A wider range of sizes/shapes

  • The shape is maintained better over the long term

  • More expensive

  • Leaks may require surgery to remove scar tissue

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Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants first emerged around 2001 in Europe and were later approved in the U.S. in 2012. They are made of a cohesive gel that is thicker than the material used in standard silicone implants. If cut in half, these implants preserve their shape like a gummy bear candy, hence their name. The thicker gel allows the implant to retain its form even when the shell is broken. Gummy bear breast implants are also firmer to the touch than traditional silicone options. The more cohesive filling results in less rippling or wrinkling, which makes them popular for women with little natural breast tissue.
ADVANTAGES
  • Retain shape even when the implant ruptures

  • Less chance of rippling/wrinkling

  • Firmer feel than traditional silicone gel

  • Potentially lower rupture rates

  • Firmness may feel uncomfortable for some
  • Higher cost than traditional silicone implants
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Saline Implants
Saline breast implants are made of an elastic silicone shell filled with sterile salt water (saline). They can have different sizes and shapes to fit a woman’s body and goals. During the surgery, the implants are folded and placed into small incisions. The saline is then filled into the implants to achieve the desired size. The incisions are closed with stitches, and the breasts gradually settle into their new shape over several weeks.
ADVANTAGES
  • Saline is safe for the body. If the implant ruptures, the salt water will be easily absorbed and naturally removed

  • Lower cost than silicone or gummy bear implants

  • Smaller incision size for insertion

  • More firm and less natural feeling than silicone

  • Higher chance of visible rippling/wrinkling under the skin

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Silicone breast implants have been used since the 1960s to change the size and shape of the breasts. They are filled with a viscous (thick) silicone gel that closely mimics natural breast tissue. The material used in these implants has evolved over the years to improve safety and reduce the risk of complications. Regular monitoring is recommended to assess the integrity of silicone gel breast implants.

Advantages

  • More natural look and feel compared to saline implants

  • Less likely to rupture

  • A wider range of sizes/shapes

  • The shape is maintained better over the long term

  • More expensive

  • Leaks may require surgery to remove scar tissue

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Gummy bear implants first emerged around 2001 in Europe and were later approved in the U.S. in 2012. They are made of a cohesive gel that is thicker than the material used in standard silicone implants. If cut in half, these implants preserve their shape like a gummy bear candy, hence their name. The thicker gel allows the implant to retain its form even when the shell is broken. Gummy bear breast implants are also firmer to the touch than traditional silicone options. The more cohesive filling results in less rippling or wrinkling, which makes them popular for women with little natural breast tissue.
ADVANTAGES
  • Retain shape even when the implant ruptures

  • Less chance of rippling/wrinkling

  • Firmer feel than traditional silicone gel

  • Potentially lower rupture rates

    • Firmness may feel uncomfortable for some

    • Higher cost than traditional silicone implants

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Breast Implant Sizes

Breast implants come in a wide range of sizes to help women achieve their aesthetic goals. Some key considerations include:
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Breast Implant Shapes

Round
Round implants are circular in shape and provide fullness to the upper part of the breasts. Many women chose this option because it gives a soft, natural, and proportional look.
These implants are shaped like a teardrop, with more fullness at the bottom and tapering towards the top. They are designed to mimic the slope of natural breasts. Teardrop-shaped implants are currently the most popular option.
This type of implant has a smooth surface with no texture or ripples. It can shift with the implant pocket, which is the scar tissue capsule that forms around the implant after breast enhancement surgery.
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Breast Implant Profile

Low
Low-profile breast implants sit lower on the chest and can have different shapes (round or teardrop). They are a good option for women who want a subtle increase in breast size. Low-profile implants have less fullness in the upper part of the breast.
A moderate profile provides a balanced fullness between the upper pole and lower pole of the breast. This option is used to modestly increase breast size. Moderate implant profiles create a nice cleavage and make the breasts look natural.
High-profile breast implants project out further from the chest wall, adding fullness to the upper part of the breast. They provide more projection than previous options. High-profile implants are a good solution for women who want a significant increase in breast size and fullness.
Breast implants with an ultra-high profile achieve the greatest projection. They maximize cleavage and create a very full appearance. Such implants are ideal for some women desiring a large enhancement of breast size.
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Candidates for Breast Implants

Breast implants are versatile – they can help a wide range of patients address their aesthetic concerns. Potential candidates include:

Benefits of Breast Implants

Increased Breast Size
The main function of implants is to improve the appearance of breasts. Women may feel that their natural breasts are too small or have lost volume due to pregnancy, major weight loss, or aging. Silicone and saline implants can significantly increase cup size and fullness.
New Breast Shape
Breast implants may improve breast contours and add upper-pole fullness for more cleavage. They can also correct asymmetry. The variety of implant sizes and profiles allows plastic surgeons to customize the enhancement based on a woman’s unique goals.
Improved Clothing Fit
Many patients choose to get breast implants because they want to better fill out clothing. Having small breasts may cause gaps at the neckline of dresses or blouses. Breast implants can provide fuller cleavage and allow clothing to drape better on the body.
Breast Reconstruction
After a mastectomy (removal of breast tissue), implants may serve an important role in reconstructive operations. Plastic surgeons can restore breast appearance and improve women’s quality of life after breast cancer.
Improved Self-Esteem
Feeling dissatisfied with the breast size may negatively impact self-esteem and body image. However, implants can provide a significant boost in confidence. When a woman feels that her breasts are more proportional with the rest of her body shape, she typically feels better about her appearance overall. Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a very personal decision, but improved self-esteem is a common psychological benefit that can enhance women’s well-being.

Cost of Breast Implants in Austin

The cost of breast implants in Austin, TX, ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. The price is shaped by the type and brand of implants. Gummy bear devices are the most expensive due to their innovative materials and shape. Saline implants are the cheaper option. However, many other factors influence the final cost of breast enhancement, such as the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, and operating room charges. When budgeting for breast implants, it is important to account for laboratory testing, medications, compression garments, and multiple follow-up visits.

Patients should consult with Dr. Erella to receive a personal cost estimate. We offer third-party financing options to pay for breast implants over time. Checking with insurance providers is also advised, as reconstructive procedures may have some coverage.

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What Makes Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa Different From Others?

With over 25 years of practice, Dr. Erella is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in the Austin area. As a double-board-certified professional, he provides exceptional care and natural-looking results. Dr. Erella meets with every patient personally to understand their goals, explain procedures in detail, and develop customized treatment plans. He treats each individual like family. By choosing Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, patients benefit from Dr. Erella’s surgical talent. They can achieve the aesthetic enhancements they desire with confidence and peace of mind.
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