Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

Breast Implant Options

RealSelf Top Doctor Breast ImplantsThe number of options available for people considering breast implants in Austin, Texas, and elsewhere can be overwhelming. Many decisions must be made prior to surgery, including implant style and size, incision location, and more. Though these choices are ultimately up to the patient, Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are happy to offer their guidance and expertise during this important part of the process.

If you'd like to learn more about how breast implants can help improve your look, request a consultation online with Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg, or call our office in Austin or Round Rock at (512) 244-1439. We serve patients from Austin and neighboring Texas communities like Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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Case 410, Breast Augmentation

This 31-year-old patient came to see our doctors to learn how breast augmentation could improve her breasts and give her more fullness. Our doctors felt that breast enhancement would be an excellent option to improve the shape and volume of her breasts, while also creating a more flattering overa...

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Case 222, Breast Augmentation

This 29-year-old woman scheduled a consultation with our doctors to discuss a possible breast augmentation. She wished to transform her breasts from a small B-cup into the full C-cup range, and hoped to improve the volume and shape of her breasts at the same time to create a more flattering appea...

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Case 117, Breast Augmentation

This 20 year-old patient came to see our doctor at his Round Rock Texas area plastic surgery clinic to talk about breast enhancement. Our doctor spent time talking with her about the technical aspects of breast augmentation and, she had the opportunity to try on different implant sizes so she cou...

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Case 267, Breast Augmentation

This 28-year-old patient came to see our doctors at the Austin, Texas area plastic surgery clinic to talk about breast enhancement.Our doctor spent time talking with her about the technical aspects of breast augmentation and, ultimately she decided silicone breast implants.Her operation took abou...

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Case 207, Breast Augmentation

Actual Review Posted by Our doctors' Patient about these results. Enjoy!I COULDN'T have asked for a better experience.. We were all on the same page on EVERYTHING! The procedure went beautifully and I woke up very enthusiastic because I knew I had the breasts I had always dreamed of! The...

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Your Consultation

Excellent breast augmentation results begin with the consultation process. Our doctors listen to patients describe their aesthetic goals and then explain the benefits of each implant option. The process of choosing breast implants can be more complicated than some patients expect, which is why choosing an experienced specialist such as Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg is important.

For example, a patient may come in with a specific implant size and type in mind because she likes how a friend or family member looks after getting breast augmentation. But the same size and style of implants can produce completely different results in 2 different patients, depending on the body type, the condition of the breast skin, and the amount of breast tissue that exists. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg carefully explain how they uses 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.


Implant Material

There are 2 materials of implants that are approved for use in breast augmentation in the United States: saline and silicone. Both of these materials have their own advantages, and which one is best depends on the needs of the patient. At our Round Rock and Austin offices, both kinds of breast implants are available.

Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. These implants are inserted empty and filled once they're in place, allowing the surgeon to use a very small incision. In the unlikely case of a shell defect, the saline filling is harmless and will be naturally absorbed by the body. Saline implants are also generally a bit less expensive than silicone, though price can vary depending on a number of factors. Saline implants have been approved for use on patients 18 and older.

Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Modern cohesive silicone implants are sometimes called "gummy bear" implants because their gel filling has a consistency similar to gummy candy. Many people believe silicone implants create a more natural-looking appearance and feel. In case of a shell defect, the cohesive silicone filling will remain inside the breast capsule until it is surgically removed. Silicone implants have been approved for use on patients 22 and older.

Advanced Implant Technology: Highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants are safe and reliable. The FDA-approved implants rarely rupture and look and feel more like natural breasts than saline implants.

Implant Profile

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 in Austin, Texas, and the surrounding area 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.

Implant Size

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 Round Rock and Austin breast augmentation patients to take their time with this and other decisions related to their surgeries.

Incision Site

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.

Implant Placement

Breast implants can be placed either under or over the pectoralis muscle. 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. Submuscular placement can has 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.

Once you decide to get breast implants, you're likely to have a number of questions when planning your surgery. Many of the most common questions are addressed on our Breast Augmentation FAQ page. For more information and customized advice, contact us for a breast augmentation consultation.

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Austin: (512) 244-1439
Round Rock: (512) 244-1444

Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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