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Perhaps the most popular category of aesthetic procedures is breast surgery, especially the breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy). While certainly offering robust improvements in patients’ self-confidence, these treatments can sometimes also have a range of functional and health benefits.

Breast Surgery with Dr. Rodriguez

If you are considering breast surgery in Houston, be sure to meet with ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Abigail Rodriguez. An anatomical expert regularly performing dozens of different face and body procedures, Dr. Rodriguez is ready to help regardless of your cosmetic goals or functional concerns. She has vast experience and extensive training in these advanced breast surgery techniques:

  • Breast augmentation Increase the size of your breasts with a multitude of shape and size options.
  • Breast lift Eliminate sagging and reorient the nipples for a perkier, more youthful look.
  • Breast reduction If you are unhappy with your larger breast size (which can even cause back pain and other health problems), Dr. Rodriguez might be able to remove excess breast tissue and improve their shape and feel.
  • Gynecomastia surgery Reductions aren’t just limited to women! Men with a larger, unflattering chest size can also experience improved self-esteem with the elimination of some breast tissue.
  • Nipple surgeryLarge or misshapen areolas and nipples can be altered to be more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Revisions Unfortunately, not every doctor shares the same level of education, training, and experience as Dr. Rodriguez. If you are unhappy with or worried about the safety of your results from another provider, she may be able to perform an implant removal, reconstruction revision, or treatment for capsular contracture.

What’s the Difference Between a Breast Lift and a Breast Reduction?

A breast lift is more about changing the shape of the breasts and reorienting the direction of the nipples, not changing the breasts’ size. In some cases, patients are candidates for both procedures and can elect to receive them at the same time.

Can I Get a Breast Lift and a Breast Augmentation Simultaneously?

Alternatively, some women may decide they’d like implants in addition to a lift, such as after weight loss. This can also be done at Dr. Rodriguez’s discretion, as she will need to examine your symptoms and study your complete medical history to ensure you are a candidate for both.

What Types of Implants Should I Get for My Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Rodriguez primarily uses saline and silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with saltwater (saline), which is not harmful to the body. They are often considered the more cost-effective choice for many patients, but have a slightly less natural look and feel. If you are looking for a firmer, shapelier breast, Dr. Rodriguez would likely recommend silicone implants.

What Will Your Breast Surgery Entail?

Ultimately, no two patients have exactly the same breast surgery. Instead, your treatment will be fully customized with one or more of the above techniques to create the look and feel you truly desire. If you’d like to learn more about these procedures and which one(s) you may qualify for, contact us today and set up your consultation.