Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures from year to year, and it’s likely you know someone who has undergone or considered the procedure. Despite this, there can still be a lot of misinformation about breast augmentation and what it can do. If you’re still researching your options, here are some important things we at Aspira Plastic Surgery would like you to know.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, sometimes called breast implant surgery or breast enhancement, is a plastic surgery procedure that uses implants to increase the size and projection of the breasts. There are many different considerations that go into choosing the best procedure for each patient, such as implant type, size, and placement, but breast augmentation is generally safe in the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon. It can even sometimes be combined with other breast or body procedures like the breast lift or mommy makeover.

Am I a candidate?

Many women can benefit from breast augmentation for a wide variety of reasons. Most commonly, breasts that are too small or aged lead women to look at their surgical options. Postpartum women also sometimes consider implants for breasts that become deflated or sunken as a result of nursing. If you choose to pursue implant surgery, you should be in good health and have breasts that are no longer growing or changing so that your results aren’t affected. During your consultation with Dr. Erella, you’ll discuss any medical conditions that might prevent you from having a safe and effective procedure and recovery.

How is Breast Augmentation performed?

Every patient’s breast procedure is unique, so you’ll receive a detailed surgical plan during your consultation stage. Generally, breast augmentation is performed using a predetermined incision under or around the breast that allows access for implant placement. The implant can go either above or below the pectoral muscle, and each option has its own benefits. Once the implant is in place, the incisions are closed, and you’ll be fitted with a surgical compression garment. This helps support the new implants during your recovery.

What can I expect from recovery?

Most patients require one or two weeks of downtime after breast augmentation, with full recovery taking one or more months as the body adjusts to the new implants. You’ll need to refrain from activity or extensive movement in order to allow your body to heal, during which you can manage any pain and swelling with prescribed medications. Breast implant surgery produces immediate, excellent results when performed by a top breast plastic surgeon.

The first step in your breast augmentation process is a consultation with Dr. Erella, who can plan the best plastic surgery procedure for you and your goals. To schedule a consultation, contact our Austin office by calling or filling out our online form.

If you’ve been considering a mommy makeover, you should know that you’ll have some things to consider. While the goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state, the procedure is highly customizable for your unique anatomy and concerns. For this reason, you’ll need to consider what you’d like to change about your body and how, so that Dr. Erella can create the best treatment plan for you. Here are some of the most common areas that are corrected through a mommy makeover.

Breast Procedures

For some women, the breasts are greatly affected by pregnancy and nursing. It can affect every woman differently, so your breast procedure might have a different goal than others. The breasts can be reduced, augmented, or lifted during a mommy makeover. Sometimes the procedure contains a combination of these. This can also include correcting and repositioning the nipples and areolae during your breast procedure.

Tummy Tuck

The abdominal area can go through the most radical change during pregnancy and childbirth, and many women are unable to restore the area through diet and exercise. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can remove excess fat and skin, while also restoring the abdominal muscles that can become stretched and ineffective. It can also remove stretch marks that are within the area of excised skin— usually below the belly button.


Many women struggle to lose their pregnancy weight after childbirth because of the way the female body stores fat throughout the process. Many women carry it in their thighs, hips, stomach, and back, and procedures like a breast reduction or tummy tuck can already use liposuction techniques, so many women opt for it to be used on other fatty areas. It requires a small incision and has a big impact on restoring your body’s contours.

The Details

Although there are common areas that are restored during a mommy makeover, some women take extra steps to feel like themselves again. This can include facial rejuvenation, skin treatments, and other non-invasive restorations. This can put the finishing touches on your makeover and leave you feeling even more confident than before.

If you’re interested in discussing a mommy makeover with Austin double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Venkata Erella, contact our office in the greater Austin area.

There are many different reasons that patients might choose to undergo a breast procedure. Whatever your reason or aesthetic goal, Aspira Plastic Surgery can guide you through every step of your breast procedure process so that you get the best confidence-boosting results. Here are the basics of the breast procedures that we offer.

Breast Augmentation

This procedure is generally the first one that people think of regarding plastic surgery, and with good reason— breast augmentation procedures have a long and proven track record of getting women the profile and projection they want. The procedure usually uses implants, which can be silicone or saline, and can be placed submuscular or subglandular. You’ll also have a selection of incisions to consider. Don’t worry, though— Dr. Erella can guide you through the decision-making process to achieve your perfect size.

Breast Lift

A breast lift can usually benefit patients that might also be considering a breast augmentation. Over time, the breasts can sag and stretch, and this can especially be the case after pregnancy and nursing. A breast lift can excise skin and restore the breasts to their natural, youthful position and is often paired with an augmentation. You’ll need to determine which goal you’re hoping to achieve so that Dr. Erella can determine the best treatment plan for you.

Breast Reduction

This procedure can be highly beneficial to patients who struggle with breasts that are disproportionately large for their body and suffer from negative effects. After an incision is made, breast tissue and excess skin are removed. The areolae can also be reduced in size and the nipple can be repositioned to a more appropriate position for the reduced breast. Patients seeking breast reduction surgery also benefit from having a breast lift procedure, since their breasts will need repositioning after tissue is removed. Dr. Erella offers a selection of effective techniques to help you achieve the size you want.

Breast Revision

The breast augmentation process doesn’t end after your recovery. Sometimes, the implants may have complications or you might want a different shape, type, or size. A breast revision can correct many things after your augmentation to ensure you get the best, long-term results out of your procedure.

If you are considering your options for a breast procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella, a board certified plastic surgeon serving the Austin area.

Whether you’re a new mommy or a seasoned one, you’ve probably heard of someone you know undergoing a Mommy Makeover. What is it? It’s a set of procedures that aim to treat and reverse the negative effects of pregnancy and nursing on the body. The most popular procedures for a Mommy Makeover include breast procedures, like a breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, a tummy tuck, and liposuction. Since every woman’s body is different, this procedure is completely customizable.

Although it’s an invasive, surgical procedure, Mommy Makeovers are highly effective at restoring your pre-pregnancy body. Here are some reasons you might consider one:

Diet and Exercise Might Not Cut It

While a healthy lifestyle is a great thing, there are certain things it just can’t fix. Things like stretched, excess skin or stubborn fat deposits that occur during pregnancy can be there permanently. A Mommy Makeover can remove these, as well as stretch marks— it can also repair muscles that have become lax and ineffective at supporting the abdomen or pelvic area. These are long-term results that can recreate your healthy, contoured profile without the struggle of feeling like you can’t get results, no matter what.

You Don’t Have Any More Plans for Childbearing

While the results of a Mommy Makeover can be permanent and life-changing, they can also be reversed by another pregnancy. If you’re already considering a Mommy Makeover, this will be something you’ll need to discuss during your consultation. However, if you’re no longer planning on further pregnancy and are taking steps to avoid it, a Mommy Makeover can be a great way to feel like you’ve got your body back. Although you’ll never stop being a mommy, your body doesn’t always have to feel like a post-baby body.

You Deserve It

Birthing a child is hard, and it doesn’t stop there. But, that doesn’t mean you’re destined to feeling like you’ll never have your body back. Pregnancy can be one of the most drastic changes a woman’s body undergoes over the course of her life, and after all the difficulty and reward that goes with birthing and raising a child, any mommy deserves to feel her best and like herself again. A Mommy Makeover can restore confidence and the feeling of being desirable to mommies who feel like there are no options.

If you are a mommy who is considering restoring your body with a Mommy Makeover, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Aspira’s board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Erella can answer any questions you might have and determine the best treatment plan for you.

A breast augmentation can be a solution to larger, more symmetrical breasts but the idea of recovery can be daunting for some. Your recovery is important not only to your health, but to achieve optimal results from your procedure. By following a few tips, you can ensure a successful recovery.

Wear Your Support Bra

Your support bra will be provided to you after your procedure and should be worn around the clock for as long as your surgeon recommends. Your support bra will provide support for your new breasts as well as help to minimize swelling. Although you might be tempted to peek at your incision sites, it is important to leave them covered under your bandages and garments to avoid reopening them. You will also want to wear loose fitting shirts that can fit comfortably over the support bra and will not require you to raise your arms too high to put on.

Take the Proper Time off Work

After your breast enhancement procedure, you might be eager to get back to your daily life and work, but it is important to take the proper time off to heal and recover at home. Getting enough rest is essential to your body’s healing process. You should plan to take at least a week off work after your procedure, but if your job is more strenuous, you might need more time. You should also have a designated caregiver for the first few days at home to assist you with anything you need.

Follow Restrictions Carefully

You will be required to follow some physical restrictions after your breast augmentation procedure. Your surgeon will provide you with a timeline for what you can and can’t do. In general, you should avoid movement that might cause the breasts to bounce such as running and jumping until you’ve fully healed. Other movements that target the chest such as lifting should also be avoided to prevent incisions from reopening.

Your plastic surgeon is your best source for recovery information. To help ensure your procedure and recovery go smoothly, choose a board-certified plastic surgeon you can trust! To schedule your consultation with Dr. Erella, contact our office today.

Breast augmentation is the most popular surgical procedure to date, and with good reason. This breast procedure can do wonders for a woman’s confidence, creating a more proportionate body silhouette and helping clothing to fit better. When thinking about breast augmentation surgery there are many things to take into consideration, including the type of breast implant. Read on for a breakdown on the two most popular implants used today: saline and silicone.

Saline Implants

Saline has been used to enhance the breasts since the 1940s, and saline implants are still very popular today. These implants are available to women over the age of 18, and are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. These implants are filled after they are placed into the breast pocket, so a smaller incision is often possible. However, implant rippling is more common with saline implants.

Silicone Implants

The first silicone implant was created in 1961 and they are now used throughout the world. These implants are filled with a silicone gel, and offer the feeling of natural breast tissue. Because silicone implants are pre-filled, a larger incision may be required to place them. However, silicone implants are much safer than they used to be, and are the most commonly used implant today. Women must be 22 years or older to receive silicone breast implants.

There are pros and cons associated with each type of implant, and the type that is right for you will depend on your individual anatomy and desired breast surgery goals. To learn more about breast augmentation in the Austin area, contact Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today at  (512)730-3885 to schedule a consultation.