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Silicone breast implants are the most popular type of breast implant for augmentation and reconstruction. Today’s top-of-the-line silicone implants are made with a synthetic material that closely resembles the look and feel of natural breast tissue. Silicone implants are also durable and long-lasting.

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If you are considering silicone breast implants, read on for a short guide about their unique advantages. Call Aesthetic Surgery Institute at (832) 271-5560 to schedule your free consultation today.

What Are Silicone Breast Implants?

Silicone breast implants are made of an encased silicone gel that mimics the consistency of natural breast tissue. Silicone implants have improved a lot over the years. Today’s implants are made with a safe, FDA-approved synthetic material. The implants come pre-filled and are then surgically implanted. Silicone implants create shapely looking breasts that feel like natural breast tissue.

Why Choose Silicone?

Silicone is the most-commonly used material for breast augmentations. Below are a few reasons why silicone may be the best choice for you.

  • Realistic look and feel
    Silicone breast implants tend to have a more realistic look and consistency than saline breast implants.
  • Lower risk of wrinkling and rippling
    Silicone breast implants have less chance of visibly wrinkling or rippling than saline breast implants. This makes them a better choice for over-the-muscle implant placement and breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
  • Less likely to droop
    Silicone is lighter than saline, and thus has a lower risk of downward displacement or drooping.
  • Low risk of leaking silicone
    Modern silicone implants are made with a cohesive gel that is specially designed to remain inside the encasing if the implants rupture. That means there’s a low risk of the silicone gel migrating to surrounding areas of the body. This gives you ample time to schedule an appointment with your surgeon to replace the implant.

Reasons You Might Seek a Breast Augmentation

There are a number of different reasons you might decide to have a breast augmentation. For some, the procedure is primarily about enhancing the appearance and/or size of their breasts. For others, it’s about correcting issues and achieving comfort. Whatever the case, having a breast augmentation can be life-changing.

Possible reasons for choosing breast augmentation include:

  • Aesthetic enhancement
    To enlarge and/or shape the breasts for a pleasing physical appearance.
  • Comfort and confidence
    To be physically comfortable and feel more self-confident (not necessarily to look good to others).
  • Correcting asymmetry
    To match the size and overall look of uneven breasts, achieving balance.
  • Reconstruction
    To have the look and volume of healthy breasts after damage or surgery (common after mastectomy due to breast cancer).
  • Revision of previous surgery
    To correct problems caused by a previous breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation With Dr. Do

With more than 15 years of experience performing silicone breast augmentation procedures in Houston, TX, our board-certified cosmetic surgeon is one of the region’s top choices for cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Do and his experienced team will work closely with you to create a plan that helps you achieve your aesthetic goals. During your free consultation, the doctor will cover all your options to help you make an informed decision.

Aesthetic Surgery Institute has on-site surgical facilities and offers no-interest financing options on all our procedures. We are committed to your health, comfort, and satisfaction.

You deserve to look and feel your best. Set up a free consultation to learn whether silicone breast implant surgery is right for you. Contact our office at (832) 271-5560 today.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about breast augmentation, take a look at our answers to the following frequently asked questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, feel free to contact us for more information.


What’s the difference between Saline and silicone implants?

The main difference is that saline is salt water and silicone is a synthetic compound. Although saline seems more natural, it isn’t necessarily safer or better than silicone. In fact, today’s silicone implants are made with a cohesive silicone gel designed to stay inside the implant even after a rupture, minimizing the risk of leakage.

Saline is also heavier than silicone and has a watery consistency, which is not ideal for realistic breast implants. As a result, saline implants have greater risk of issues like drooping, displacement and wrinkling.


What does the consultation cover?

Typical recovery times can range anywhere from one to six months. Your own recovery time will depend on factors like the type of procedure, the extent of the work, your body’s natural healing time, etc. Dr. Do can give you a more accurate estimate so that you can plan for recovery and make work arrangements.

After surgery, you’ll receive detailed instructions with “do’s and don’ts” for recovery. Following these closely prevents complications, promotes good healing, and can help you minimize your recovery time.


Will insurance cover my breast augmentation?

Surgery procedures like breast implants are almost always considered cosmetic and are not covered by insurance. If it is part of a reconstruction or revision surgery, however, it may be at least partially covered. Talk with your insurance company to determine whether your situation qualifies for any coverage.


How much does it cost to get silicone implants in Houston, TX?

The average cost of a breast augmentation in the U.S. ranges from $4,000 to $10,000. The amount you’ll pay for breast enhancement in Houston will vary based on what’s being done, the extent of the work, etc. The best way to get an accurate estimate is to discuss your options in a consultation.

At the Aesthetic Surgery Institute, we offer specials and convenient financing assistance to help make your surgery more accessible and affordable.


Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?

A good candidate will be healthy enough to safely undergo surgery and have reasonably achievable goals. Whether you specifically are a good candidate will depend on what you’re looking for, the necessary surgical techniques, etc.

To find out whether you’re a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Do.


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