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Michael Eisemann, M.D.

Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center
6550 Fannin
Suite 2119
Houston, Texas 77030

P. (713) 790-1771
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Breast Augmentation - Houston, TX

For many women, breast size is an important part of feeling good about themselves, self confident,  and desirable. Most women compare themselves to the cultural ideal of beauty. Having a breast augmentation procedure can greatly improve self-esteem for many women. It can make a woman feel more like the ideal by drastically improving the way she views herself.

Cosmetic breast augmentation

Breast enhancement or augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the United States today. It can dramatically improve the appearance of a woman's breasts. Breast augmentation is performed by Dr. Eisemann to enlarge small breasts, underdeveloped breasts, or breasts that have decreased in size after a woman has had children.

Over the years the studies by the FDA have supported the safety of saline breast implants. Should a saline implant leak, the salt water is safely reabsorbed by the body as the implant deflates. The companies that manufacture the implants provide replacement warranty for the ruptured implant and also a sum of money paid toward the replacement costs.

Is breast augmentation for you?

During your consultation with Dr. Eisemann, he will discuss your goals and expectations of the surgery. He will perform a comprehensive physical exam, will assess the nature of your breasts, and explain the probable outcome of your procedure.

You will be shown several before and after photographs of patients having similar breasts, and Dr. Eisemann will explain the surgery and style and type of breast implants he recommends. If necessary, a mammogram (X-Ray)  may be required pre-operatively.

Your breast augmentation procedure

Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis using a general or lV Sedation with local anesthesia. The procedure usually takes about 2 hours. One of the more frequent techniques used requires an incision under the lower portion of the breast near the chest wall or under the lower portion of the areola (the darker area around your nipple). After the incision is made, a pocket is created beneath the chest wall muscle. The implant is securely positioned in the pocket, and small sutures are used to close the incision. When saline implants are used, Dr. Eisemann can adjust the amount of inflation up to + OR - 30 cc's.

Are breast implants safe?

Yes. There is no evidence that breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer or any other condition. Most women can also safely breast feed after augmentation surgery.

Your new figure with breast augmentation

Getting used to a new figure can be a satisfying and even exciting experience as you and those around you learn to appreciate your new, more shapely figure.

To avoid complications and assure your safety, it is imperative that you examine yourself regularly and visit your surgeon for check-ups on a regular basis. Those in the appropriate age groups should continue to have routine mammograms as prescribed.

What is recovery from breast augmentation like?

Rest is recommended for the first few days following surgery. A post-surgical sports bra and bandeau is usually worn for several weeks. Most discomfort associated with breast surgery can be controlled with oral medication prescribed by Dr. Eisemann. Antibiotics will also be prescribed. Most women experience mild swelling, bruising and tenderness. These symptoms should subside in a short time. Dr. Eisemann will advise you on a proper schedule for returning to your normal activities. Most patients are back to work within the first or second week. Regular physical activity may be resumed in 4 - 6 weeks.

After Dr. Eisemann performs your breast augmentation surgery, you will enjoy a new, more pleasing shape, with more comfortable breasts that are in better proportion to your physique.