Avila Plastic Surgery
Rafael Avila, MD
Plastic Surgeon located in Mission, TX
Whether you’ve always wanted larger breasts or aging has made your breasts sag and deflate, breast augmentation offers you a permanent solution. At Avila Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rafael Avila performs breast augmentations and provides various implant options. If you live in or near Mission, Texas and are interested in what breast augmentation can do for you, it’s time to call the office to schedule your appointment. You can even book online.
Breast Augmentation Q & A
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the size or shape of your breast with either implants or through fat grafting. Often called a “boob job,” this surgery can make your breasts larger, rounder, more symmetric, or replace lost volume after weight loss.
You may opt for augmentation to balance your breast-to-hip ratio or after having a mastectomy. Breast augmentations often boost self-esteem and self-confidence.
What are the types of breast implants?
Dr. Avila offers multiple types of breast implants:
Dr. Avila may recommend saline breast implants, which contain sterile salt water. If they leak, your body naturally absorbs the saline solution and expels it without issue.
Like saline breast implants, these implants contain sterile salt water, but they also house an inner structure. This makes the implant feel more natural and shapely.
Silicone gel implants feel more like a real breast. Due to their design, if these implants leak, the gels remains in the shell or implant pocket and doesn’t collapse. You need to have routine visits to Dr. Avila’s office to check for proper functioning.
Sometimes called “gummy bear” implants, this type of breast augmentation maintains its shape with a thick silicone gel and implant shell. Form-stable breast implants feel firmer than traditional implants.
What can you expect from breast augmentation recovery?
After your breast augmentation surgery, expect to be sore. You may also swell or bruise. Dr. Avila may recommend wearing a compression bandage or sports bra to support your new breast implants.
If you don’t have a strenuous job, you can return to work within a week of your breast augmentation. If you have a physically demanding job, you need to take additional time off, as you want to avoid any activities that increase your pulse or blood pressure for two weeks.
Over time, your scars fade, although they never fully disappear.
To see if you’re a candidate for a breast augmentation, call Avila Plastic Surgery today or book your initial consultation online.