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What are the Pros and Cons of Breast Augmentation?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


If you want larger or more shapely breasts, consider breast augmentation. Breast implants aren’t only for people with smaller breasts. Women who were recently pregnant or just finished breastfeeding can also benefit from surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales can work with you to determine the ideal breast implant for your body. As part of our dedication to patient safety and well-being, the staff at Morales Plastic Surgery makes people feel as comfortable and at ease as possible. Learn about the different types of breast implants, as well as the pros and cons of breast augmentation, by contacting our team in Houston, TX.

Why should I get breast augmentation?

There are many reasons why someone would want to get breast augmentation. Some women may feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts or don’t want to be seen as flat-chested. And although nursing is a great experience for mothers and their babies, this practice can cause the breasts to become deflated and saggy. Others may have just gotten a mastectomy and cancer treatment, and want to rebuild their tissue.

After breast augmentation, women experience an increase in self-esteem and confidence. If you struggle with finding tops and clothing that fit, or feel embarrassed in social situations, schedule a consultation with Dr. Morales. He can review some of the most common reasons for breast augmentation and answer questions such as, “Is breast augmentation worth it?” Patients who are generally healthy and have realistic expectations for their outcome are excellent candidates for getting breast implants.

What are the types of breast implants?

At Morales Plastic Surgery, there are many sizes and types of breast implants to choose from. Both saline and silicone implants are popular due to their natural look and feel. Saline implants are filled with sterile saline, while silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Although neither is designed to last forever, women get years of wear out of them before they need to be removed or replaced. The most appropriate size is influenced by your desired appearance, as well as your height and frame. You and Dr. Morales can work together to create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

What is breast augmentation recovery like?

Breast augmentation takes about an hour or two to complete. During the surgery, we may create incisions around the areola, in the underarm, or under the breast. We will then place you in a recovery area for monitoring before sending you home to rest. Fortunately, breast augmentation recovery is usually short. Patients should wear a compression garment to support the new breasts during the recovery stages. It is important to take short walks around the house to encourage healthy circulation and good blood flow. You may feel some tightness in the skin as the muscle adjusts to the new breast size.

While some swelling and bruising are common, this is temporary and should subside after several days. Once the swelling goes down, and the breast augmentation recovery has ended, patients should be able to notice their newer, fuller results. The team at Morales Plastic Surgery will offer you guidelines to lessen your chances of complications from surgery. After breast augmentation, you will, likely, enjoy a new sense of self-esteem from your new appearance. We can schedule any follow-up appointments in Houston, TX, as necessary.

Is breast augmentation worth it?

Many of our patients like to ask whether breast augmentation is worth it. After reviewing the pros and cons of breast augmentation for yourself, you may still feel on the fence. Each person considering plastic surgery must make this personal choice for themselves. Dr. Morales and his staff have personally seen how breast surgery can offer women a higher quality of life and achieve greater personal satisfaction. We know first-hand how rewarding this treatment can be.

Learn the pros and cons of breast augmentation

At Morales Plastic Surgery, your private consultation with Dr. Rolando Morales takes place in our advanced, state-of-the-art practice. Our team will listen to your goals and understand the changes you would like to make. Even though breast augmentation has high rates of patient satisfaction, it is still essential to make sure this is the right decision for you. To learn more about breast augmentation before and after surgery, contact our office in Houston, TX for an appointment.

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