Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.Friday: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Synergy Plastic Surgery
3355 Bee Cave Road, Suite 401, Building 4
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 284-8775
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.Friday: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive, Suite 103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.Friday: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Women in Austin, Texas, considering breast augmentation choose Synergy Plastic Surgery because our board-certified plastic surgeons create full, feminine, natural-looking results. Breast enhancement gives a woman confidence and the freedom to wear clothes and bathing suits that showcase her figure. If you have always wanted larger breasts, or if life changes such as pregnancy or weight loss have reduced the size of your breasts, our surgeons can help. Women considering breast augmentation from New Braunfels to Georgetown and throughout Texas travel to Synergy for their procedures.
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Every woman has her own personal reasons for considering breast enlargement. These reasons often include:
Our surgeons at Synergy Plastic Surgery are Keller Funnel certified. This FDA-approved device helps our surgeons insert silicone breast implants in the safest way using very small incisions. With the Keller Funnel, the implant is kept completely sterile, minimizing the chance of infection. This unique device allows for precise implant placement through much smaller incisions. It also minimizes your time in the operating room.
Our surgeons provide a comfortable, unhurried setting for our patients’ initial breast enlargement consultations. Their friendly and approachable personalities help patients talk openly about their aesthetic goals and ask questions without feeling rushed. They strive to clearly understand the patients’ concerns and help them develop realistic expectations about their results.
As part of the consultation, our surgeons perform physical exams and carefully explain how they use this information to create a customized treatment plan that encompasses both a patient’s cosmetic goals and these physical details. Patients who are undergoing breast augmentation revision surgery to replace their implants will also have the chance to discuss their options for new implants during the consultation.
Breast augmentation involves a variety of decisions that our surgeons use to personalize each procedure. During the consultation, they help patients understand the advantages of each breast implant option and the various surgical techniques they use. Their expertise helps patients determine the combination that’s best suited for their bodies and cosmetic goals.
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In general, breast augmentation patients in and around Austin, Texas, typically pay anywhere between $4,600 and $8,000, although there are always outliers. Breast augmentation does not have a set price tag because each procedure is completely customized to meet the specifications of the patient. Implant type, placement, and other factors can all affect pricing. During your consultation, your doctor provides you with a written quote that reflects your specific surgery.
The process of choosing breast implants can be more complicated than some patients expect, which is why choosing an experienced specialist such as any of our board-certified plastic surgeons is important. The choice of breast implants is more diverse now than ever. Our surgeons help patients understand the advantages of each option.
Patients may arrive for their consultations with a specific implant size and type in mind because they like how friends or family members look after getting breast augmentation. It’s important to understand the same size and style of implants can produce completely different results in 2 different women for a variety of reasons, including:
You can schedule a breast implant “test drive” to help you with your decisions if you’re not ready for a consultation with one of our doctors. This private, informative appointment with one of our patient coordinators will give you a chance to ask questions, feel each type of implant, and try on a variety of implant sizes.
Both of these materials are FDA approved and have their own advantages. The best choice depends on the needs of the patient
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Surgeons fill these implants after they’re placed in the implant pocket they create. This allows them to use a very small incision. In the unlikely case of a shell defect, the saline filling is harmless and is naturally absorbed by the body. Saline implants are generally a bit less expensive than silicone gel-filled implants, although the price can vary depending on a number of factors. Saline implants are approved by the FDA for use in patients 18 and older.
Silicone implants are filled with cohesive silicone gel. Highly cohesive silicone implants are sometimes called “gummy bear” implants because their gel filling has a consistency similar to the gummy candy. Many people believe silicone gel implants create a more natural-looking appearance and feel. In case of a shell defect, the cohesive silicone filling remains inside the breast capsule until it is surgically removed. Silicone implants have been approved for use in patients 22 and older.
Implants come in 3 projections, or profiles: high, moderate, and low. Just as different sized implants suit different women, each profile may be a better fit depending on a patient’s goals. Our breast augmentation patients are able to “try on” implants of different sizes and profiles during their consultations.
High-profile implants offer the most projection, which means they stick out farthest from the body. Because high-profile implants have a conical shape, they often look more proportionate on women with narrow frames.
Moderate-profile implants offer a medium amount of projection. Their rounded look can provide a significantly increased amount of breast volume, creating a fuller, natural-looking appearance for women with both narrow and wide frames.
Low-profile implants offer the least amount of projection but more fullness around the diameter of the breast. Low-profile implants offer a natural-looking result for patients with wide frames.
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Instead of using bra sizes, doctors and other medical professionals measure breast implants using cc, or cubic centimeters. As many women know, commercial bra sizes can vary greatly from brand to brand. Using cubic centimeters allows for a much more precise, reliable measurement. Having a desired cup size in mind is a good starting point, though.
Although it’s common for prospective patients to look to celebrities and other people as inspiration for their own breast augmentations, it’s important to remember that each body is unique. What looks good on one woman may look completely different on another woman of a different height, weight, or body type. We encourage our patients to take their time with this and other decisions related to their surgeries.
Scarring is often a concern among cosmetic surgery patients. Though scars are inevitable in any surgery, the modern techniques the doctor uses at Synergy Plastic Surgery can greatly reduce scars’ appearance. We offer the Keller Funnel™, a device that enables your doctor to safely insert implants using very small incisions. At your consultation, be sure to ask whether the Keller Funnel is appropriate for your surgery.
Inframammary incisions are made along the breast crease, where the breast meets the torso. Because this area is naturally concealed, an inframammary scar is well hidden in clothing and swimwear. The length of this type of incision depends on the specifics of the surgery, but is usually about an 1 ¼ inch across resulting in a very favorable scar in most patients.
Periareolar incisions are made around the areola, which is the area of dark skin surrounding the nipple. Though this incision is made directly on the breast, the resulting scar often blends well with the darker skin of the areola, eventually fading enough to become nearly invisible. This incision is best suited for women with larger areolas, although it can also benefit women with smaller areolas who are receiving saline implants.
Transaxillary incisions are used less commonly and are made in the armpit. Many patients appreciate that this incision leaves the breast completely free of scars. However, because of its remote location, this incision provides the surgeon with less control and the scar can be quite visible in swim suits and tank tops.
Breast implants can be placed either under or over the chest muscle (pectoralis). Most of our patients choose the submuscular placement (under the muscle) because it can achieve a highly natural look, especially for women who have little breast tissue to start with. Submuscular placement can have a short recovery period, and this placement comes with a slightly lower risk of capsular contracture, a rare complication of breast augmentation.
Your doctor will guide you through each of these choices, providing the knowledge you need to feel confident in your decisions.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is an alternative for patients who don’t want implants. During the procedure, the surgeon removes fat from one area of the body using liposuction. The fat is then purified and carefully injected into the breasts. Fat transfer is an option for women who want a natural but modest increase in breast size. This technique is often used to enhance the breast shape during breast augmentation with implants.
Women concerned about their breasts sagging, in addition to lack of volume, often consider combining breast augmentation with a breast lift to create firm, sculpted breast contours. For a comprehensive transformation, many women choose a Mommy Makeover. This customized combination of procedures is individually designed to improve multiple trouble spots in a single surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery may slightly elevate your breasts, but not to the same degree as a breast lift. Many women combine implants with breast lift surgery, especially after pregnancy and breastfeeding. One of the first issues our doctors consider when a patient comes in for a breast augmentation consultation is whether a breast lift is needed to complete the breast rejuvenation.
As experienced breast surgery specialists, our doctors explain to their patients why relying on breast implants to elevate sagging breasts isn’t recommended. Implants add volume to the breasts, but may actually cause breasts with skin laxity to sag even more.
Patients who follow our plastic surgeons’ postoperative instructions typically only need about 3 to 4 days off work. The advanced techniques our surgeons use help shorten the duration of recovery and minimize discomfort after breast augmentation. For example, using the Keller Funnel™ enables our doctors to make smaller incisions and results in less trauma to the tissue during the procedure. That means our patients usually have less bruising and soreness.
It’s important to move around even on the day of the surgery to enhance the healing process by promoting good circulation. Swelling and bruising gradually resolve over the first couple of weeks.
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Absolutely. In fact, breast asymmetry is a common reason patients cite for undergoing the procedure. For these patients, our doctors use implants of different sizes, carefully measuring and evaluating to ensure accurate results.
Our doctors typically advise patients to sleep on their backs for a few weeks after surgery to ensure favorable healing and an attractive, symmetrical shape. For women who are accustomed to sleeping on their sides or stomachs, this adjustment can be challenging. It’s a good idea to begin the practice several days before surgery in order to train your body. Many patients also find it more comfortable to support their limbs with pillows. This helps them fall asleep and also prevents them from shifting positions throughout the night.
Most patients are ready to resume strenuous activities within 4 to 6 weeks of surgery. Light activity, such as walking, helps the healing process and may be done as soon as you feel ready. It’s also important to avoid exercises specifically targeting the chest muscles, such as push-ups. Other muscle-building exercises should be fine.
In most cases, yes. If you are concerned about breastfeeding, incisions should be made where the breasts connect to the chest (inframammary incisions.) That said, plenty of patients with nipple incisions (periareolar) are able to breastfeed. Regardless of where the incisions are made, it’s definitely safe to breastfeed with implants, which will not affect the milk.
It generally takes about 2 to 3 months for implants to soften and drop into a more natural-looking position. Most patients are thrilled with the results after 6 weeks, but your appearance will continue to improve. Massaging your implants for at least the first 3 to 6 months after surgery can help settle the implants sooner and keep the breast capsule open and soft.
Both saline and silicone breast implants are more durable than ever. Still, they are not designed to last forever. Each patient’s situation must be assessed on a case-by-case basis, but implants generally are meant to last 10 to 15 years. If you’re thinking about replacing your implants, you’ll find more information on our breast augmentation revision page.
Each woman is different, but most surgeons in the U.S. using modern techniques would advise you have a submuscular augmentation. Implants above the muscle are sometimes more visible, and studies show they may have a higher risk for capsular contracture.
Breast implants can make performing and reading mammograms more technically difficult. However, placement of the implant underneath the pectoral muscle may interfere less with mammographic examination. Additionally, breast augmentation surgery is so common that virtually all radiologists are experienced at reading mammograms for patients who have implants.
If you’ve been researching breast augmentation, you may know that breast implants are available with smooth or textured surfaces. Some patients and doctors prefer smooth implants because they feel a bit softer than their textured counterparts and move more freely within the breast capsule for a more natural effect. Textured implants do not move as freely because breast tissue adheres to the surface, which is a benefit for patients with teardrop-shaped implants that should not rotate.
In the past, the medical community collectively believed that textured implants lowered a patient’s risk of capsular contracture, an uncommon complication that occurs when augmented breasts develop an excessive amount of scar tissue. However, today’s advanced techniques have allowed surgeons to lower the incidence of capsular contracture in other ways.
Your doctor provides you with an extensive list of guidelines to ensure a successful surgery and recovery. However, there are some easy things you can do to ensure you’re as comfortable and prepared as possible:
The number of options available for people considering breast augmentation can be overwhelming. Many decisions must be made prior to surgery. Though these choices are ultimately up to the patient, our surgeons are happy to offer their guidance and expertise during this important part of the process.
According to statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 85% of breast augmentation patients are between ages 20 and 54. This indicates that there isn’t really a “best age” to get breast enhancement surgery. Each patient chooses to get breast implants for highly personal reasons at various ages. If you want silicone gel implants, they are approved by the FDA for patients age 22 or older. Saline-filled implants are approved for patients 18 and older.
Fat transfer breast augmentation is an alternative to breast implants for women who want only a modest increase in the size of their breasts. The procedure uses liposuction to remove fat from an area of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and re-inject it into the breasts. The technique is limited to patients who want an increase of about a single bra size.
If you’re ready to find out how breast augmentation can improve your look, request a consultation online with one of our experienced plastic surgeons or call our office in Austin or Round Rock at
(512) 244-1439. We serve patients from San Antonio, Killeen, Austin, and neighboring Texas communities like Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.
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