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Breast augmentation (also known as breast implants or, colloquially, as boob augmentation) is a surgical procedure to enhance the shape, size, or fullness of your breasts. It’s one of the most popular procedures today. Dr. Do performs breast augmentation surgery at a state-of-the-art, on-site surgical center at Aesthetic Surgery Institute in Houston, TX.


Overview: What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the use of implants to increase the size, fullness, and shape of the breasts. The implants used in breast augmentation can be filled with silicone gel or saline, and they come in different sizes, shapes, and textures to suit a patient's individual needs and aesthetic goals. The procedure involves making an incision, creating a pocket for the implant, and positioning the implant into place.

Recovery from breast augmentation typically takes several weeks, and patients may experience some swelling, discomfort, and bruising in the first few days following surgery. The results of breast augmentation are typically long-lasting, but the implants may need to be replaced or removed after a certain period of time.

Why Have Breast Augmentation Surgery?

You deserve to look and feel your best. If you’re unhappy with the look of your breasts, it can negatively impact your confidence and make you feel self-conscious during intimate moments. Whether you want to rejuvenate your breasts after pregnancy or enhance the fullness or shape of your breasts or you’re a breast cancer survivor, breast augmentation may be your solution. Breast augmentation surgery can:

  • Enlarge naturally small breasts.
  • Help balance asymmetrical breasts (when one breast is larger than the other, for example).
  • Lift the breasts to their proper location on the body.
  • Restore size and shape of breasts that have changed after pregnancy, weight loss, and other life situations.
  • Restore size and shape of breasts that have been surgically modified after cancer and other surgical situations.


Why Choose Dr. Do?

It’s important to choose a skilled surgeon for your procedure. Dr. Do is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with 15 years of experience. He is committed to safely creating beautiful results for his patients.

Dr. Do is a member of many professional associations, including the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Do and his experienced team at Aesthetic Surgery Institute are your partners in care—from your initial consultation through your follow-up. Our Houston cosmetic surgery center can help you choose the best breast augmentation in Houston. Your individual procedure needs will vary. Ready to look and feel your best with the breasts you’ve always dreamed of? Contact the Aesthetic Surgery Institute today at (713) 892-5476 to schedule a free evaluation with Dr. Do.

Breast Implant Sizing

To achieve the ideal size and silhouette that you want, Dr. Do will help you choose the right size implant before your breast augmentation in Houston. Factors unique to you will help determine the exact implant size that will be used. Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters, typically between 200 and 800 ccs.

Dr. Do will evaluate these factors to help guide you to the correct sizing of your implants:

  • Your personal goals
  • The natural proportions of your body
    • The amount of breast tissue you have

Types of Breast Implants

In the United States, silicone and saline implants are approved for use in breast augmentation procedures. Which type of implant is best for you will depend on your aesthetic goals. There’s no right or wrong choice, but each implant has its advantages and drawbacks. At Aesthetic Surgery Institute, our goal is to help you achieve a natural-looking breast augmentation.

silicone gel breast implant

Silicone Gel Implants

  • Shaped Gel (teardrop): Also called gummy bear implants, shaped gel implants are filled with a highly cohesive, form-stable gel. This means they hold their shape over time. Shaped gel implants mirror the curves of a woman’s breast.
  • Round Gel: A classic, round-shaped breast implant filled with a soft gel; round gel implants feel more natural than gummy bear implants, which is why they’re the most popular silicone implant for boob augmentation.

saline breast implant

Saline Implants

  • A round-shaped breast implant filled with sterile saline, a salty solution found naturally in the body, saline implants are inserted into the breast pocket empty and filled with saline after placement, so they require the smallest incision of all breast implants.
Brreast augmentation incision types

Breast Augmentation Incision Type

There are several factors to consider when deciding on incision type and placement, including your build and body shape, the symmetry of your breasts and distance between them, the width of your chest, and how elastic (stretchy) your skin is. Dr. Do will discuss all your options with you and help you decide on the best placement and incision type, based on your goals. The two most common incision types are inframammary and periareolar.

Inframammary Incision

Incisions are made under the breast along the breast fold; this is the most common incision and the easiest to perform but may leave visible scars.

Periareolar Incision

Incisions are made along the areola (the pigmented area surrounding the nipple). The scars are often hidden by the lines and ridges of your nipple.

Transaxillary Incision

Incisions are made under the armpit. This incision type leaves no scars on the breast, and the scars will eventually blend into creases of the armpit.

Transabdominal Incision

In some cases, the surgeon may be able to place the breast implants through one or more incisions in the navel (belly button).

breast implant placement diagram for subglandular and submuscular

Breast Implant Placement

Implants are either placed under the muscle (submuscular) or over the muscle and under the breast glands (subglandular). Where the surgeon places your implants will depend on how thick your breast tissue is and how well your tissue and skin will conceal the breast implant.

Submuscular placement

This is partially under the pectoralis major muscle and is ideal for women who want a natural look, especially women with smaller breasts. The surgery and recovery time are slightly longer.

Subglandular placement

This is over the muscle and under the breast glands and is a shorter surgery with a shorter recovery time, but there is a greater risk that the implants will be visible/noticeable.

Breast Augmentation Before and After Gallery

The Process: Surgery and Recovery

Breast augmentation is usually an outpatient procedure, which means you won’t be required to stay in the hospital overnight. You go home the same day.

  • Depending on which procedures you’re having done (e.g., breast augmentation plus breast lift or breast augmentation only), surgery can take one to two hours.
  • Before the procedure Dr. Do will use a marker to draw incision lines on your body, so you’ll know what to expect. When you’re ready for surgery, our board-certified team will put you safely to sleep. Dr. Do will then make the incisions, place the implants, and perform any other procedures you request (such as a breast lift).
  • Once he has completed placing the implants, Dr. Do will close the incisions with stitches. He may also use surgical tape for additional support. The surgical team will place gauze bandaging over your breasts to help with healing.
  • After surgery, it’s normal to have soreness and swelling. Your breasts will be tender, and you might have temporary changes in sensation. You should be able to return to work within a few days to a week after the procedure, depending on your occupation.
  • You’ll likely be sore for a few weeks, and you’ll need to wear a supportive post-surgical bra 24 hours a day. It usually takes from three to five weeks for the swelling to completely disappear. By six weeks you should be able to resume all normal activities.

How Safe Are Breast Implants in Houston?

Breast augmentation is a widely practiced and well established type of cosmetic surgery, and almost no implantable medical device has been so thoroughly researched and tested. All of the types of breast implants in our Houston practice are FDA approved and considered safe for most women.

Over time, implants used for breast augmentation have become even safer with technological improvements and research. There are some risks with any surgery involving a medical device, and Dr. Do will inform you of these as well as helping you determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

It is highly unlikely that you will experience any serious side effects or complications of your surgery, but it is good to be informed about the small risks of:

  • Excess scar tissue formation (capsular contracture)
  • Implant rupture, which does not pose a health risk but would need surgical repair
  • An extremely rare cancer that was primarily linked with a few textured breast implants
  • “Breast implant illness,” which is a general term for uncommon symptoms still being researched

Dr. Do will schedule followups and FDA recommended routine screenings after your breast augmentation in Houston at regular intervals to watch for any signs of concern or damage to your implants.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Breast augmentation surgery typically costs between $4,000 and $7,000, but it will highly depend on which procedures you choose. Breast augmentation cost should not be a barrier to getting the breasts you want and deserve. That’s why the Aesthetic Surgery Institute offers financing to those who qualify. You may be able to finance your breast augmentation surgery for as little as $90 per month. Contact us to learn more.

Will My Breasts Look Fake After My Surgery?

Dr. Do has years of experience in the art and science of creating a natural-looking result that aligns with your personal goals. For a few days or weeks following your breast augmentation in Houston, the tissues around the implants may be swollen, and your implants might be positioned more firmly and higher than the final result. Once healing has had time to occur, your breasts will relax into the shape that you discussed during your consultations with us.

Who Can Get Breast Implants?

Women ages 18 and older in good health are candidates for breast augmentation. Saline implants are approved for patients age 18 and older; silicone implants are approved for patients age 22 and older. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Do to learn whether you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation.

Should I Combine Other Procedures with Breast Augmentation?

Having multiple procedures done in the same surgery (such as a breast lift with breast implant placement) can save time and money. You might combine your breast augmentation with a tummy tuck and liposuction for a complete Mommy Makeover. You’ll also have just one recovery and will need to take less time off from work. Yet there’s a limit to how many procedures can be safely done at once. If your goal is to have multiple procedures, Dr. Do will counsel you on whether it’s safe for you to do multiple procedures in one surgery.

Where Will I Have the Surgery?

Dr. Do performs breast augmentations on-site at Aesthetic Surgery Institute’s state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center.

How Big Will the Incisions Be?

Incisions can range from one to a few inches. The size of the incision depends on which method the surgeon uses. Breast lift surgery has the largest incision due to the nature of the surgery.

Will I Have Scars?

Incisions made under the breast (inframammary) may leave a scar; incisions made along the areola (periareolar) are usually hidden by the lines and ridges of your nipple; incisions made under the armpit (transaxillary) leave no scars on the breasts.

Will I Lose Nipple Sensitivity?

Most patients have some change in nipple sensitivity after surgery. This is from the swelling and usually goes away.

Will I Have a Lot of Pain After Surgery?

You can expect to have some pain and tenderness in the days and weeks after surgery. Dr. Do will prescribe pain medication, if needed, but pain is usually managed well with over-the-counter medications like Tylenol. Dr. Do may recommend that you avoid anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil or Motrin after surgery because these can increase your risk of bleeding.

What Is the Recovery from Surgery Like?

After surgery, you should expect to have some soreness, swelling, and possibly some temporary changes in sensation. You can expect to return to work within a few days to a week after your procedure, depending on your occupation. Soreness will likely last for a few weeks, though. You will need to wear a special, supportive post-surgical bra 24 hours a day.

How Long Does It Take to Fully Recover?

For most people it takes five to six weeks for the swelling to completely go away and to heal completely. After this you should be able to resume all normal activities, including all types of exercise.

Can I Wear a Bra After Surgery?

You may find the idea of going without a bra uncomfortable, but women who avoid wearing a bra for at least six weeks after surgery often have the best results. This is because not restraining the breasts allows them to settle into the most natural position.

When Can I Exercise Again After Surgery?

You can and should start walking immediately after surgery—this can help prevent blood clots. You won’t be able to resume strenuous activities like heavy lifting or CrossFit until you’re completely healed around six weeks after surgery.

When Can I Go Swimming or Take a Bath?

Submerging the breasts in water can increase your risk of infection, so Dr. Do recommends waiting four weeks before swimming or taking a bath. You can still shower as usual.

Will I Be Able to Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

In most cases, having breast implants won’t interfere with your ability to breastfeed, but it depends on which type of incision you have and where the implants are placed. An incision around the areola (periareolar) may interfere with the signals that trigger the milk letdown reflex; this can affect your milk supply. Dr. Do will explain the risks associated with any surgery you’re considering so you can make the best decision for your needs and goals.

How Long Will My Breast Implants Last?

Most breast implants from our Houston center will never need to be removed. Unless they are damaged they are durable, hold their shape, and do not expire. Of course, our bodies change as we age. In some cases where you have had your implants for 10 years, you might wish to have them replaced with newer silicone gel implants, which can give you a better shape and lift. If you are unhappy down the road with the look you originally designed with your surgeon, then changing your implants is a good way to restore or revise your look.


*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person