Making the decision to have breast augmentation can be difficult, and once you’ve made that important decision, you don’t realize that there are a number of other, smaller decisions to be made that you hadn’t even considered.
During your consultation with Dr. Hall, he will examine you and help guide you to making the decisions about your breast augmentation that are right for you.
The following list illustrates the different variables that you and Dr. Hall need to decide on to give you the best possible result from your breast augmentation.
By far, the most important factor to consider in planning your breast augmentation is you. How your breasts look and are shaped before surgery will help influence some of the choices you make in order to give you the natural result you are looking for. During your consultation with Dr. Hall, he will help you determine what choices are the best choices for you to give you breasts that fit well with the rest of your body.
Each person’s body is built differently, and each procedure varies from person to person. The majority of each breast augmentation is the same, but varies in the little details. These little details – the ones that can easily be overlooked – can make the difference between an average result and an outstanding one.
Breast augmentation surgery is done in an outpatient surgery center with you asleep. A typical surgery lasts about an hour, and you’ll go home later that day after you’ve woken up. After surgery, a comfortable post-surgical bra (which is included as part of your surgical package) is all you will need to wear after your surgery. There are no drainage tubes or other complicated dressings for you to worry about.
Recovery from a breast augmentation is not difficult. You will be back to doing normal activities around the house within 24 hours with little to no bruising, and can shower normally the day after surgery. The biggest thing that women complain about after an augmentation is the exercise limitation. You feel great shortly after surgery and want to “show off” to friends and family. However, for you to get the best results, it is important that you wait six weeks after your surgery before starting back on an exercise routine or doing any other strenuous activity.
The cost for a breast augmentation will vary depending on which implants are used and whether any other procedures are done at the same time. Typically, a breast augmentation with silicone implants costs approximately $6,300 and a breast augmentation with saline implants costs approximately $5,800 (these are all-inclusive costs). For more information on what is included in the total cost of the procedure, please see the Plastic Surgery Pricing page.
Nothing can substitute for an in-person consultation with someone who is an expert breast augmentation surgeon. However, noted beauty expert, author, and breast augmentation patient Grace Gold has published a guidebook for women interested in breast augmentation. It is full of good information about selecting a surgeon, the many decisions that need to be made during the consultation process, and the “do’s and don’t’s” both before and after surgery. Dr. Hall has thoroughly reviewed it, and believes that it is an excellent resource both for women who are thinking about breast enhancement surgery or for women who have made the decision to have surgery and are preparing for their surgery date. You can view excerpts from her book and purchase it by clicking on the picture below.
If you have any questions about your Houston breast augmentation surgery and procedures or would like to meet with Dr. Hall to discuss your options, call 713.791.0700 and schedule an appointment to meet with him at either of his Houston locations. You can also use the contact forms to request an appointment by email or request an online consult via Skype.
Choosing to have a breast augmentation will automatically make you eligible for the Mentor Refer a Friend Program. This program rewards you for telling your friends about your breast augmentation experience. As a way of saying “Thank you,” you will receive a $250 Visa® Prepaid Card* when a friend has breast augmentation surgery with MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants or a $100 Visa® Prepaid Card for MENTOR® Saline Breast Implants.