Breast Surgery FAQs at Lahiri Plastic Surgery in Houston
Welcome to Lahiri Plastic Surgery in Houston, where Dr. Sabrina A. Lahiri and her team offer a range of breast surgery options to help you achieve your aesthetic and wellness goals. Whether you are considering breast augmentation, a breast lift, implant removal, breast reduction, or male breast reduction, we are here to provide a personalized consultation at our state of the art surgical center and medical spa. To get started we have curated the following FAQs on surgical breast procedures.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation involves using implants to increase the size of your breasts, enhance their shape, or restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
What Is the Difference Between Saline and Silicone Implants?
Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They are inserted empty and filled once in place, allowing for a smaller incision. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel that feels more like natural breast tissue. Both types have their advantages, and the choice depends on personal preference, surgical approach, and specific aesthetic goals.
Can I Choose the Size and Shape of My Implants?
Absolutely. During your consultation, Dr. Lahiri will discuss your aesthetic goals and help you choose the size and shape of your implants. This decision is based on your body structure, the amount of natural breast tissue, and your desired outcome.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Good candidates are those with realistic expectations, in good health, and who feel their breasts are too small, asymmetrical, or have lost volume.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
How Does a Breast Lift Differ from Breast Augmentation?
While a breast lift repositions existing breast tissue to lift the breasts, augmentation increases breast size with implants. Patients sometimes choose to combine both procedures for a lift and volume increase.
Why Do Patients Choose Breast Implant Removal?
Patients may opt for implant removal due to personal preference, health concerns, or complications like implant rupture or capsular contracture.
What Can I Expect During the Recovery from Breast Implant Removal?
Recovery varies but involves rest and limited activity. Most patients return to normal activities within a few weeks, following specific aftercare instructions from their surgeon.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction can alleviate discomfort from overly large breasts, improve body proportion, and enhance self-confidence.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
Candidates include those experiencing physical discomfort or dissatisfaction with the large size of their breasts, impacting their quality of life.
What Is Male Breast Reduction?
This procedure addresses gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, through liposuction and/or tissue excision to produce a flatter, more masculine chest contour.
How Long Is the Recovery Period for Male Breast Reduction?
Most patients resume work and light activities within a week, with full recovery and results visible within a few months.
Contact Us to Learn More
At Lahiri Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing personalized care to meet your unique needs. With our on-premises surgical center, we offer convenience and excellence in breast surgery. Take the first step and contact us today for a breast surgery consultation in Houston.