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Seven Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Breast Augmentation

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Pregnancy and natural aging can leave your breasts looking deflated. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that gives you a fuller silhouette through breast implants. However, some women in Houston are intimidated by the idea of going under the knife. The professionals at Morales Plastic Surgery recommend bringing in a list of questions to your plastic surgeon.

Are you concerned about breast surgery in Houston, TX? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales has compiled a quick list of our most commonly asked questions to ease your fears. Read below to learn more or get a comprehensive consultation at our clinic.

1. How many breast procedures do you perform per year?

If you’re considering breast augmentation, you’re in good company. Each year, millions of women turn to surgery after pregnancy, and weight loss changes to the appearance of their breasts. Dr. Morales can review the treatments we offer, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and fat transfer surgery. We can also let you know how many procedures we perform each year if this helps with your decision-making process.

2. What type of breast implants do you recommend?

Our office uses saline and silicone implants to enhance your breasts. Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution, while silicone implants contain a gel-like material. Dr. Morales makes recommendations based on your personal preferences and goals. We also take into account your existing natural tissue.

3. How many patients experience complications?

Saline and silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for cosmetic augmentation. They are considered safe when implanted by an experienced plastic surgeon. However, all surgeries do come with some risk. Your chance for complications remains low as long as you follow our breast augmentation recovery instructions and guidelines.

4. How long will I be in pain post-procedure?

It’s normal to feel sore and swollen for several weeks after breast augmentation surgery in Houston. The specialists at Morales Plastic Surgery can prescribe pain medications and offer tips to make yourself feel more comfortable.

5. Should I worry about infection?

Some patients are concerned about infections after cosmetic surgery. As we mentioned, your risk for complications is low as long as you follow our post-surgery instructions. Dr. Morales provides you with simple ways to keep your incisions clean and covered. We also schedule follow-up appointments to make sure healing is successful.

6. How long will my breast augmentation recovery be?

Breast augmentation recovery is short, but it may take time for your breasts to settle into their new positions. Bandages are taken off after several days, and most women return to the office within a week. However, people with physically demanding jobs should stay in recovery longer. Dr. Morales can clear you for certain movements and workouts during follow-up appointments.

7. Will my breasts look natural?

It takes experience and talent to accomplish natural-looking breast augmentation results. We encourage patients to research clinics that offer the latest tools and technologies in the industry. Dr. Morales is proud to provide women with results that don’t look “worked” on. We can also show you before and after photos of previous patients, so you know what to expect.

Prepare for cosmetic surgery

There has never been a better time to consider cosmetic surgery in Houston, TX. We invite you to call Dr. Rolando Morales to schedule a consultation and learn more about the augmentation process. The staff at Morales Plastic Surgery can get you one step closer to natural-looking results you love.

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