Basic Questions about Breast Augmentation

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgical procedure to improve or enhance the size and shape of your breasts. It is one of the most popular plastic surgical procedures with over 300,000 women a year undergoing it to change something about their breasts. Breast augmentation is also known as breast enlargement or breast enhancement.

What kinds of implants are used in breast augmentation?

Dr. Ciaravino uses both saline and silicone breast implants. Saline implants are filled with saline (salt water) and silicone breast implants are filled with a gel-like material called silicone. Both have different benefits and which one is used in your breast augmentation depends on your goals. Dr. Ciaravino will discuss which breast implant is the best one for you and why.

Why do Women decide to have breast augmentation surgery?

Every woman who considers breast augmentation has their own reasons for wanting this plastic surgery procedure. This is a personal choice and is something most of them have thought of doing for a very long time. During the consultation, Dr. Ciaravino discusses this to find out if his prospective breast surgery patients are doing it for the right reasons. That is, he wants to be sure that, at the root, breast augmentation is a healthy choice.
Some of the reasons women choose to undergo breast augmentation are:

  • Reshaping and enlarging their breasts due to weight loss and/or breast feeding
  • Enlarging their breasts to make their bodies more proportional
  • Balancing breasts that may be different sizes or shapes

There are many other reasons for breast surgery. The best thing you can do if you are interested in breast augmentation is to ask yourself why you want to undergo this procedure. The next thing you should do is speak with Dr. Ciaravino about your breast augmentation options.

If you are interested in breast augmentation, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ciaravino to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Ciaravino serves the Houston, Texas area, but sees patients from all over the world.