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Breast enhancement in Austin, Texas is a way to achieve a curvier, more sensuous body contour. The procedure typically involves the placement of implants behind the breast tissue to add fullness and size to the breasts. Dr. Sanjay Sharma offers a variety of breast enhancement options at Plastic Surgery Austin to customize the treatment to a patient’s specific body size, needs and desired results.

Breast Enhancement Candidates

Breast enhancement can be used to address one or more of the following concerns:

  • Breasts that are not in proportion to the rest of the body
  • Asymmetrical breasts in terms of size or shape
  • Breasts that have lost volume due to pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Patients that lack self-confidence because of the size of their breasts

Breast augmentation may be performed as a single procedure or in combination with a breast lift, tummy tuck or liposuction to enhance results.

How does Breast Enlargement Work?

Dr. Sharma performs breast enhancement as an outpatient procedure at Plastic Surgery Austin. The first step is to select the right implants for the individual patient. Implants come in both saline and silicone styles and there are benefits and drawbacks of each:

Saline Breast Implants

Filled with a sterile saline solution, these implants offer the ability to customize the size of the implant once they are placed in the breast tissue. They also require a smaller incision to insert, meaning less scarring after surgery. Saline implants tend to be slightly less expensive, but they also have a higher risk of rupture, capsular contracture and visible breast rippling.

Silicone Breast Implants

These implants are filled with a gel-like substance that tends to hold its shape more consistently than saline-filled implants. Some patients also think they look and feel more like natural breast tissue. Because silicone implants come already filled, they require a slightly larger incision for placement than their saline counterparts.

The procedure takes 1-3 hours for most patients and is always performed under general anesthesia. After the procedure, patients use oral medication for the first few days to control post-surgical discomfort. Most patients are able to return to work and regular activities within 1-2 weeks after breast enhancement surgery.

What does Breast Enhancement Do?

Patients will see a noticeable change in the size of the breasts immediately after surgery. Results will continue to improve as the breasts fully heal. Breast implants are expected to last 7-10 years in most patients, but will eventually need to be replaced to maintain positive results.

Breast enhancement is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed today, due to its ability to increase a patient’s self-confidence and satisfaction with her appearance. To learn more about your options in breast enhancement, contact Plastic Surgery Austin at 512-324-2765 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Sharma.


Contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Sanjay K. Sharma, M.D., F.A.C.S.