Rafi Bidros, MD

929 Gessner Road Ste. 2250, Houston, TX 77024

All About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, or sometimes called augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that increases the size, fullness, or shape of the breast. During the surgery Dr. Bidros at MyBodyMD Plastic Surgery will implant, silicone implants, gummy bear implants, saline implants, or fats are utilized to accomplish the wanted results. If you consider getting breast augmentation and you want to know more about the procedure, you will find this article very helpful.

Reasons to Opt for Breast Augmentation

Some of the most common reasons why individuals get breast augmentation procedures include the following:

  • Enlarge naturally-small breasts
  • Make asymmetrical breasts more symmetrical
  • Restore breast size and shape after weight loss, breastfeeding, or pregnancy

Types of Breast Augmentation Procedures

Dr. Bidros will give you several choices to choose from on how the procedure will be done. When it comes to increasing the size of your breasts, you have three choices on how to do it, using - saline implants, silicone implants, or autologous fat transfer. Here are the 5 types of breast augmentation procedures we offer.

General Breast Augmentation 

This choice is perfect for enhancing the beauty, femininity, and sexuality of the female figure. MyBodyMD Plastic Surgery is able to provide breast augmentation surgery adding volume and projection to the breasts to help achieve a more pleasing size or shape. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros will be able to customize a treatment plan for you to change the projection, increase fullness, create better proportions, restore lost volume, enhance self-confidence, and more. 

Breast Implant Revision

There are also times where the patient desires to increase or decrease the size of the implant, adjust the shape, or upgrade to a newer implant technology. Removal of breast implants happens due to several reasons, such as implant leaking, implant rupture, or capsular contracture. To maintain desired results, patients may opt for breast implant revision surgery. Dr. Bidros will help you decide which procedure is right for you.

Breast Lift

Breasts naturally change over time due to many reasons, such as the loss of skin elasticity and decline of the breast's firmness, youthful shape, and perkiness. A breast lift performed by Dr. Bidros will reposition and firm the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. This procedure may also be combined with other plastic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentations.

Breast Reconstruction

Significant advancements have been made in the treatment of breast cancer over the years. Many patients are unaware that Breast Reconstruction is an option following breast surgery to remove cancer, such as a mastectomy. During your personal consultation, Dr. Bidros will spend time answering your questions and discussing your Breast Reconstruction options.

Breast Reduction

Breast augmentation surgeries are not limited to increasing breast size. It may also help individuals who desire to reduce the size of their breasts. Dr. Bidros performs the breast reduction by removing excess breast tissue and reshaping of the breasts to achieve a pleasing overall look to the shape of your body. It is also ideal for women who experience severe neck, shoulder, or back pain from the disproportion caused by their breasts. The breast reduction may be covered by your insurance policy. Our Insurance specialists are available to answer your questions.

Benefits of Getting Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you decide to undergo a breast augmentation procedure, expect these benefits.

Increased Self-Confidence

Most women consider getting breast augmentation surgeries because they are not happy with the appearance of their breasts. This feeling of dissatisfaction may cause them to feel less confident. Undergoing a breast augmentation procedure might just be what they need to feel comfortable with their bodies.

Reverse the Negative Effects of Aging and Pregnancy

Both natural aging and pregnancy take a toll on women's breasts. Common breast problems from them include decreased breast volume and sagging. Opting for breast augmentation surgeries is a great way to restore lost volume and make them appear perkier and more youthful.

Rebuild Breasts After Mastectomy

Those who are diagnosed with breast cancer want to feel whole again. Having this procedure done may cause some women to feel less like themselves. A post-mastectomy breast augmentation procedure uses a woman's body tissue or implants to reconstruct the breasts, which may help the patients feel like themselves again.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Breast augmentation surgeries are performed in hospital outpatient facilities or surgical centers by Dr. Bidros. You will be able to go home the same day since the procedure does not usually require a hospital stay.

What to Expect After the Procedure

Swelling and soreness are likely to occur for a few weeks after the surgery as well. Depending on how the procedure was conducted, you may be left with scars. These scars might not disappear completely but will fade over time.

Achieve a More Beautiful You

Women opt for breast augmentation procedures for a variety of reasons. Breast augmentations alter the size and shape of the breasts, depending on what the patients want to achieve. During a consultation, Dr. Bidros at MyBodyMD Plastic Surgery will help you determine the right procedure to fit your needs. 

At MyBodyMD Plastic Surgery we are focused on providing patients with the most pleasant surgery experience possible. We aim to inform and educate patients as much as possible because of an informed patient is an empowered patient. If you are considering a breast augmentation, other kinds of surgeries, or would like more information contact us here

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.