The Breast Augmentation Procedure

Houston Cosmetic Surgery | Facial ProductsSo, you live in Houston, and breast implants are how you’ve chosen to enhance your look. You scheduled a consultation with a plastic surgeon, and were approved for surgery. Now, it’s the day of surgery, and you are nervous because you don’t know what to expect, or how it will turn out. That’s where we come in. Today, we are going to describe a typical breast augmentation procedure.

The first step to successful breast augmentation surgery is having anesthesia properly administered. While you figured this, you might not know there are two different types of anesthesia. There’s intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your surgeon will explain both options to you.

Next, your surgeon will start making the appropriate incisions to minimize scarring. There are three types of incisions:  inframammary, transaxillary, and periareolar, each corresponding to a different section. The inframammary incision is made at the bottom of the breast, while the periareolar incision takes place around the nipples.  A transaxillary incision is unique as it is made in the armpit.

Following that, your surgeon will insert and place either saline or silicone breast implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, and are FDA approved for those 18-and-older. Silicone implants use an elastic gel, and are FDA approved for those 22-and-older.

Next, the surgeon will close the incisions using layered sutures in the breast tissue and sutures, surgical tape, or skin adhesive to close the skin.  You are now ready to show off the new you.

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