Breast implant surgery, or “breast augmentation,” is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States. Thousands of women undergo breast augmentation each year, and many plastic surgeons are pleased to provide this surgery for women looking to improve their self-esteem and body contours. Dr. Thomas Wiener and his team in Houston, TX work regularly with women who want to add shape, volume, or balance to their breasts with breast implants.
What types of implants are available with Dr. Thomas Wiener?
There are two main types of implants: saline and silicone gel. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, while silicone gel implants are filled with a cohesive gel. Both types of implants have an outer shell made of silicone and can be placed into the body safely and effectively. The type of implant that is right for you will be determined by your own unique anatomy as well as your surgeon’s recommendation. Dr. Thomas Wiener will provide you with the information you need to understand the pros and cons of each type of implant, and then help you in making an educated decision regarding the one most appropriate for your unique situation.
What can I expect from breast augmentation surgery?
During surgery, the implants are placed either under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. After surgery, you will likely experience some swelling and bruising, though this will resolve on its own with time. You will be provided with aftercare instructions to follow closely to reduce the risk of problems and complications including infection. We talk to patients about their current lifestyle to determine how much time will need to be taken off of work and social activities to properly heal. Patients with a desk job, for example, will often be back to work sooner than a patient with a job that requires a lot of manual labor.
Is breast augmentation right for me?
With an initial evaluation with Dr. Thomas Wiener of Houston, TX, women can ask their questions to get a full understanding of the goals of their procedure. We invite women who are interested in learning more to call for an appointment at our practice at 281-488-5795.