Houston Breast Augmentation & Breast Lifts
The size and shape of a woman’s breasts can often play a critical role in a woman’s self image. Women who are discontent with their breast size, or their shape due to aging or a pregnancy can often feel self-conscious or even embarrassed about their appearance. Over time, breast tissue and skin change for a variety of reasons. Many women look for a Houston breast augmentation or a breast lift to combat the aging process of their breasts. Some reasons for a change in breast appearance are:
- Changes in weight
Dr. Capriotti, Houston Cosmetic Surgeon, explains that as time goes on, elasticity decreases causing the breasts to sag. Women may even notice growth in the size of their areolas. Some women feel comfortable with the changes they may experience from the aging process; but for the women who struggle with the difference in appearance, cosmetic surgery options are a great route to consider. Cosmetic surgery can help slow down the aging process.
Breast surgeon Dr. Capriotti offers a variety of Houston breast augmentation, breast lift, breast enhancement and reconstructive surgery procedures that will give the breasts a more balanced, symmetrical look while still appearing natural and beautiful. Talk to Houston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Capriotti during your initial consultation about the available breast enhancement and breast lift procedures.
Other women may notice that their breasts were never exactly what they wanted in the first place. Maybe they were naturally born with breasts that are not as lifted or full as they would like.. A breast lift is a great solution for any woman who wishes for her breasts to be fuller, to have a more youthful appearance and all without implants.
A breast lift will not necessarily increase your breast size. Because implants are not used in a breast lift, women generally stay within the same cup size post procedure. For women interested in a bigger cup size, a breast augmentation might be worth looking into. Breast augmentation uses implants or the body’s own fat transfers to increase the size of the bust. If you are interested in maintaining your size, a breast lift could be a better fit for you. This allows your breasts to stay the remain the same size while looking fuller.
Breast Augmentation Options
Breast augmentation and the implant materials that are used come in many different shapes and sizes. If you are interested in Houston breast augmentation, it is wise to first familiarize yourself with your choices.
When you are ready for Houston breast augmentation, you will need to select silicone filled, saline filled or the ‘gummy bear’ breast implants. In essence, saline is salt water that has been sterilized, and silicone is a synthetic compound that looks and feels like a normal breast. The new “gummy bear” implant is a cohesive silicone gel filled, form-stable, breast implant with many benefits compared to other types of implants. Years ago, there was a rash of media stories about the potential medical risks of silicone including a possible link to breast cancer. Since that scare, however, scientific studies have conclusively demonstrated that silicone implants are safe. Saline implants were not part of these media concerns and are likewise free of health hazards.
Silicone and saline have different benefits. To briefly sum them up, silicone tends to be lighter and slightly more natural in appearance. For its part, saline is less expensive, and it requires shorter incisions. Those smaller incisions are due to the fact that saline implants are filled after they are inserted into the body whereas silicone implants are filled ahead of time.
Further, you must decide how large your new implants will be. When making this choice, think about your whole body. After all, you will want to ensure that your breasts are proportionate to the rest of your figure. Plus, there is a more practical consideration: You obviously do not want your torso to be too heavy as such an arrangement could quickly become uncomfortable and possibly cause back problems.
On the other hand, you might want to augment your breasts without having implants inserted. In that case, you could select a Houston breast lift, a surgical procedure in which your doctor will tighten the skin around your breasts and remove some of the unnecessary skin in that area. As a result, your breasts will be raised, and they will look firmer as well.
Another form of non-implant breast augmentation involves a transfer of fat. During this operation, your surgeon will take excess fat from one or more places in your body and place it inside your breasts, enlarging and reshaping both of them in the process. As a bonus, the body part or parts from which the fat was extracted will be shapelier.
When it comes to making these decisions, it is important to speak to a trusted, experienced Houston cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Robert J. Capriotti is well respected in the medical community and can provide you with the guidance and expertise you will need. Please feel free to contact his Houston cosmetic surgery team at any time in order to begin this exciting transformation.