Breast implants surgery involves using implants to increase the size of your breasts, improve breast asymmetry, or restore your breast volume. Dr. Roth knows that every patient is unique. Together with his staff, he spends all the time necessary to individualize your case based on your personal needs.
What is involved in Breast Implant surgery?
Also known as breast enlargement or breast augmentation, a breast implant procedure involves the insertion of implants under the breast tissue. Breast implants will help increase the fullness of your breasts and enhance your self-image.
Dr. Roth uses the advanced dual-plane method of implant placement. With this technique, he will position your implant below your pectoral muscle through a small four-centimeter incision, hidden in your breast crease. This technique minimizes visible scarring and provides a more natural look. In addition, Dr. Roth uses the Keller Funnel™ insertion sleeve to provide “no-touch” surgery. Because he will never physically handle your implant, you will face an almost negligible (less than 0.05%) risk of infection and capsular contracture. After placing your implant, Dr. Roth will carefully close up the incisions with sutures. The entire surgery typically takes an hour or less.
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. Once the incision is made, Dr. Roth will then place the implants into the subpectoral pockets, which lie under the chest wall. Dr. Roth uses this bi-dimensional planning for allowance of precise measurements of patients so that way the right implant size can be placed in.
Next, the implants will be inserted and positioned to create a natural and attractive shape. Finally, the incision will be stitched.
Why get Breast Implants?
Breast implants can dramatically improve your confidence and self-image. You may want to consider breast implants if you experience any of the following:
- You have naturally small breasts that cause self-confidence issues.
- You have small breasts with excess skin after pregnancy, weight loss or from the natural aging process
- You have one breast larger than the other or misshapen breasts
- You are not confident removing your bra with your partner and wear clothes to hide your breasts.
Implants can help with various problems relating to small, empty or misshapen breasts, and can dramatically change your lifestyle; breast implants can give you the confidence you deserve.
What to expect during breast enlargement procedure?
Arrival to our Houston Office
We know first impressions matter and have created a warm, welcoming environment for our patients right in our Houston clinic. 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 (usually our Physician Assistant, Amber Fichtnera), who then reviews your medical history with you, helps you get comfortable, and answers initial questions about the procedure.
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.
Why is Dr. Roth the Right Surgeon for Breast Implants?
With a wealth of experience, Dr. Roth is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Based in Houston, Dr. Roth takes a fresh approach to breast augmentation,, taking the time to fully understand the patient and their unique needs and requirements.
At our Houston practice, you will receive a full service procedure,including aftercare. We aim to make you feel comfortable and strive to deliver the results you desire.
For Dr. Roth, patient satisfaction is the most important thing and he aims to give the patient the results they are seeking. Not all breast procedures are the same. Results will vary depending on which implant is chosen, and Dr. Roth will go over all of the options on your consultation. Dr. Roth also takes an active role in your recovery. He will call you the night of your surgery to check on your progress and answer any questions. Following your surgery, you will have several follow-up visits so that Dr. Roth can monitor your healing and progress.
Recovery from Breast Implant-SURGERY:
After your breast augmentation surgery, you will need to wear a post-surgical bra to support and protect your breasts. A full recovery is usually made between 4-6 weeks, and you should be able to return to work a few days after your surgery.
We will provide you with a step-by-step instructional guide for your speedy recovery. Take things steady when you arrive home, and arrange someone to help you out if possible for a day or two. We recommend that you have an MRI scan three years after undergoing breast augmentation surgery to ensure that everything is as it should be, followed by a scan every two years after.
Dr. Roth loves spending time with patients to go over their goals and desired needs.
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 fuller look?
- What are the best cosmetic procedure(s) to help you realize your goals?
- What are the results that can be expected from different breast procedures, including the benefits and risks of each?
- 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 this procedure?
- Where does breast implant surgery take place? Is it certified for patient safety?
- What are the credentials of the doctor’s 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 implants and their results).
COMMON BREAST ENLARGEMENT SURGERY QUESTIONS
How long is the pain from breast enhancement surgery?
Most patient (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 sports bra- the swelling and “drop” will take place within the few weeks following surgery.
When can I shower and/or swim?
You may shower soon after surgery, and 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, Will I be able to breastfeed after pregnancy?
Most women are very concerned as to whether they will be able to breastfeed after pregnancy. The answer is yes. Even with a breast lift, breast augmentation 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 implant 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 the cosmetic surgery.
What are included in breast implant costs?
Some of the items included in the total cost of the cosmetic surgery include anesthesia fees, medical tests, post-surgery garments, prescriptions for medications, and surgeon’s fee. Dr. Roth and his staff will construct breast enhancement package customized just for you.
Is a Breast augmentation with Implants Right for Me?
This is determined by the results you’re seeking. Some patients just want added volume, and some want higher, perkier breasts. Depending on your goals, you may be a candidate for either a breast lift or a breast augmentation. Dr. Roth will help you determine which procedure will help you achieve your goals.
How Much does a Breast Enlargement procedure with Implants Cost?
The cost of getting both surgeries performed can range due to what type of procedure 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.