What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation, sometimes referred to as an augmentation mammaplasty, involves using breast implants to increase the size of your breasts, improve breast asymmetry, or restore your breast volume. Many patients get a “boob job” to increase fullness of their breasts and enhance their self-image and self-confidence.
The breast augmentation procedure is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed today. Picking a plastic surgeon in Houston can become very challenging and difficult. Making a decision based on a pamphlet or basic written information is hard to do- Dr. Roth loves spending time with clients to go over their goals and desired needs. Known as one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in Houston Texas, Dr. Roth will take special care to guide you through your initial consultation and make sure to answer all of your questions about the mammaplasty procedure. In many cases this procedure is performed as part of a mommy makeover which is one of Dr Roth’s most popular plastic surgery packages. With years of experience, Dr. Roth has developed a reputation as the top breast enhancement specialist Houston has to offer.
What to Expect During Your First Breast Augmentation Consultation?
Arrival to our Houston Office
We know first impressions matter and have created a warm, welcoming environment for our patients right in our downtown Houston plastic surgery center. When you check in at the reception desk, you can fill out forms if you haven’t submitted them electronically.
Meeting the Plastic Surgeon’s Assistant
When you are called to begin your appointment, you will first meet with a medical assistant (often a nurse), who then reviews your medical history with you and help you get comfortable.
Meeting the Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Roth is a personable, compassionate professional. He cares deeply about giving his patients having a wonderful experience from their first consultation through long-term follow-up. His friendly, easy-going, and relaxed attitude puts even the most anxious patients at ease.
Dr. Roth knows that every patient is unique. Together with his staff, he all the time necessary to individualize your care based on your personal needs. He carefully explains your options in easy-to-understand language before making his recommendations so that you can then determine the final treatment choice.
Common Breast Augmentation Questions to Discuss with Dr. Roth
- How does breast enhancement surgery change your body, and why you do want to change it?
- How do you feel about your body now? What specific changes do you want to see after the surgery? Do you want a more fuller look?
- What are the best procedure(s) to help you realize your goals? What are the results that can be expected from each procedure, including the benefits and risks of each? (In this scenario, you may ask about a breast lift alongside your augmentation for a more perkier, fuller look)
- What’s involved in the surgery (e.g., kinds of incisions, anesthesia type, and recovery timeframe)?
- Is the doctor board certified in plastic surgery? (Dr. Roth is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
- How many times has the plastic surgeon performed the procedure(s) you are considering?
- Can this procedure be combined with breast reconstruction surgery?
- How regularly has the surgeon performed that procedure?
- Where does breast augmentation surgery take place? Is it certified for patient safety? What are the credentials of their surgical staff?
- Who is the anesthesiologist? What kind of certification do they have?
- How would an emergency be handled during surgery?
- How has the doctor helped patients with similar physical issues and concerns? (Dr. Roth is going to show you before and after photos of breast augmentation and their results).
Why is Dr. Roth the Ideal Choice for Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon?
Breast Implants are available in a variety of types, textures, and sizes. You and Dr. Roth will go over in detail what the right implant will be based on different factors to meet your desired goals. Dr. Roth will highlight both the advantages and disadvantages of each type of implant and the selection of the implants will be made for an effective outcome.
Dr. Roth will first start out with a tiny inframammary incision along the crease under the breast. This incision prevents any capsular contracture issues and nipple sensitivity compared to the periareolar incision. Once the incision is made, Dr. Roth will then place the implants into the subpectoral pockets, which lie under the chest wall. By using biodimensional planning, it allows Dr. Roth to take specific measurements of patient so that way the best implant size can be placed in.
In some cases, a breast lift can be done alongside a breast augmentation. A breast lift reshapes and adds volume to the breasts. During this procedure, Dr. Roth will first shift the nipple and aerola to a higher position. He will make a “lollipop”/vertical incision from the aerola and extend downward in order to remove excess skin and reconstruct the breast tissue. Once the breast lift has been completed, the implants will be placed in to fill the breast tissue for a fuller look. Breast Implants can be placed either above or below the pectoral muscle.
Dr. Roth works to transform the shape and contour of your breasts to give them a natural look by both improving the volume and firmness, helping you achieve your goals with beautiful results.
Recovery From A Breast Enhancement Procedure
Mammaplasty is a quick and easy outpatient procedure that takes about a little over an hour to perform. Patients who have this surgery are able to return home the same day as long as they are under supervision and care. Dr. Roth will prescribe his patients antibiotics and pain medicine as required. Most women may take a mild muscle relaxer a few days and may not even need the pain medication. You will be able to shower the day after the procedure and will be able to resume to daily living activities within two weeks. Heavy and hardcore activity is restricted for at least two weeks to make sure the patient is safe and they are minimizing any risk of complications.
Common Breast Augmentation Surgery Questions
How long is the pain from breast enhancement surgery?
Usually 85-90% of patients do not feel any pain after about three days. Dr. Roth will prescribe pain medication to relieve and ease your pain for a comfortable recovery. You are fitted for a comfortable fitted front zip sports bra- the swelling and “drop” will take place within the following few weeks after surgery.
When can I shower and/or swim?
You may take a nice bath, resume swimming, and/or get into a hot tub about four weeks after surgery. You may consult with Dr. Roth before doing any of these activities to prevent any risk of implant infection.
Once I get this procedure done, am I able to breastfeed after pregnancy?
Most women are very concerned as to whether they will be able to breastfeed or not after pregnancy. The answer is yes even with a breast lift, breast enhancement surgery will not prevent you from breastfeeding.
How long do breast implants last and when would they need to be replaced?
Breast implants usually need to be replaced around about every ten years. Again, this depends on the patient and if they desire a change.
How much does breast augmentation Surgery cost in Houston, TX?
A surgeon’s fee in Houston, TX may vary based on the type of implants chosen during consultation, the cost of the implants chosen, and your envisioned outcome from mammaplasty.
What are included in breast augmentation costs?
Some of the items included in the total cost of a mammaplasty include anesthesia fees, medical tests, post-surgery garments, prescriptions for medications, and surgeon’s fee. Dr. Roth and his staff will consult your affordable breast enhancement customized package just for you.
Is a Breast Lift with Implants Right for Me?
When deciding between those two surgical procedures, you must ask yourself a few questions-Do you like how they look now but want to make them more perkier? More youthful? More volumized? All of those combined?
How Much does a Breast Lift with Implants Cost?
The cost of getting both surgeries performed can range due to what type of lift you are getting and the type of implants chosen for you to get the best results. Dr. Roth will create a customized package for you during your initial consultation.