Westlake Dermatology is a leading provider of breast augmentation in Texas, with 1,000’s of procedures performed. Our surgeons are dedicated to providing patients the results they are seeking: fuller breasts and better cleavage. We are pleased to now offer breast augmentation at our Houston location in University Place at the intersection of Bissonnet Street and Shephard Drive.
Breast augmentation enhances the size and shape of the breasts through the placement of breast implants. Our Houston-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Kristy Hamilton, performs the latest breast augmentation techniques using FDA approved silicone and saline implants. All breast augmentation procedures are performed in accredited surgical facilities.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a common plastic surgery procedure that involves the use of a breast implant to increase the volume or size of the breasts, as well as enhance the shape, symmetry, and proportion of the breasts. The procedure can create a dramatic result which can enhance the silhouette. Breast augmentation procedures can be completely customized to meet the exact desires of individual patients though different implant characteristics like composition (material), size, profile, and projection. Breast augmentation is oftentimes combined with a breast lift surgery (also called mastopexy) if the breasts have lost their elasticity and firmness with aging.
Breast augmentation before and after photos from recent Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery patients.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
At Westlake Dermatology, a breast augmentation procedure is $5,000 for saline implants or $6,000 for silicone implants. Pricing includes the surgeon’s fee, implants, anesthesia, operating room fees, pre-op and follow-up visits.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Women who are in good health and wish to increase the size or enhance the appearance of their breasts are candidates for breast augmentation.
How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation procedures can be performed using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The procedure begins with the surgeon creating an incision in an inconspicuous area, typically along the edge of the areola, under the breast, or in the armpit. The surgeon then creates a pocket above or under the pectoral muscle and inserts the implant. The procedure concludes with the incision being closed by sutures.
What Is Recovery Like?
Patients may experience mild to moderate pain for several days following their procedure. Any discomfort during recovery can be treated with prescription pain medication. Most patients will be able to return to work and perform light activity 7 days after surgery. For most patients, normal activity can resume within 2 weeks, while more physical activity (excluding chest targeting exercises) can resume in 4 weeks. By 6 weeks, the implants settle and the final result is realized.
About Westlake Dermatology Houston
Westlake Dermatology is a nationally recognized leader in breast augmentation, having performed thousands of procedures. Our Houston team is dedicated to providing optimal care and compassion to our patients. We use the latest techniques and implants in our state-of-the-art surgical facility to help patients achieve the results they’ve always wanted.
Meet Our Houston Plastic Surgeon
- Kristy Hamilton, MD: Dr. Hamilton is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Hamilton obtained her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where she completed a rigorous six-year residency training program. Her research has been featured in over twenty peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and she has been a featured presenter at 15 medical conferences. She enjoys being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery, helping her patients look and feel their very best.
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