Breast Augmentation surgeon in Fort Worth, Texas with over 30 years experience. Specializing in our patented S3 Breast Augmentation technique, we proudly serve the greater Fort Worth area.
For many women in Fort Worth, Texas, and beyond, breast size plays an important role in a confident self-image. Breast augmentation plastic surgery can restore fullness to breasts that have decreased in size or have begun to sag due to age, pregnancy, or weight loss. Some women in Fort Worth choose larger breasts to balance their overall appearance, creating a proportion that suits their natural beauty and unique personal attributes. Undertaking breast augmentation plastic surgery is a deeply personal decision. In your cosmetic surgery consultation at our Fort Worth, Texas location, we will address any concerns you may have and provide detailed information on breast augmentation surgery. We guide you through the various options to consider, including breast implant type (saline or silicone gel), size, profile, and surgical method. Our doctors take great pride in helping Fort Worth breast augmentation patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals and improved self-esteem.
Saline Vs. Silicone
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and offer no risk to the patient in terms of extracapsular spread or silicone leakage. Saline implants are appealing to many in Fort Worth because they generally cost less than silicone implants. In some patients, silicone may be a better option due to the rippling that may occur along the edges of the saline implant that can be visible in thin women. Patients considering saline implants must be at least 18 years of age.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants, a popular choice in Fort Worth, are filled with a gel substance that looks and feels like natural breast tissue. They are ideal for women who are thin or physically active. Silicone implants are engineered so that if the shell should become compromised (a surface crack), the silicone will remain intact within the implant (known as cohesive gel implants). Silicone implant defects are rare and can only be found through an MRI, unlike saline implants which will deflate. Patients must be at least 22 years of age to receive silicone implants.
Saline: Allergan (branded as Natrelle®)
Silicone: Allergan (branded as Natrelle® Gel)
Natrelle Implants Warranty Guide
An implant profile depicts the distance the breast will project forward from the chest wall. Implants are made in low, low plus, moderate, full, extra full profiles. Patients in Fort Worth and surrounding areas vary on profile preference. With guidance from your surgeon, we encourage patients to try on various implants in their consultation to experience each type on their body.
Breast implants come in two shapes. Round implants tend to offer more fullness on the top of the breast, while teardrop implants are known to mimic the shape and look of natural breasts.
Breast implants are made with a smooth or textured surface. Round implants can be chosen with either surface, while teardrop implants are made with a textured surface only.
Our Fort Worth surgeons generally recommend smooth, round implants in a variety of sizes and profiles to fit each patient’s body type.
- Submammary (Subglandular): Under the mammary gland, over the muscle
Subfascial (Retrofacial): Under the fascia of the muscle
Dual Plane: Along two planes/layers
Submuscular (Retromuscular): Mostly under the muscle
Complete Submuscular (Full retromuscular): Completely under the muscle
- Inframammary: The incision is made in the breast crease where the breast meets the torso
Periareolar: The incision is made just under and along the areola
Transaxillary: The incision is made in the armpit
Transumbilical: The incision is made in the belly button
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility in Fort Worth and typically takes about 1 hour to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, Fort Worth patients need to rest for a few days, but will be encouraged to move around in order to promote circulation. As the skin adjusts to the new breast size, it is normal to feel tightness in the chest area. Patients may resume their normal exercise routines within 4-6 weeks. It typically takes around 6 months for the breasts to fall into their final position. The result for our Fort Worth patients is a softer, natural looking breast appearance.