Malcolm Rude, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Brazos Valley Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation

Breast Procedures


Breast Augmentation: Bryan – College Station Texas

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Incisions are made to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible, in the breast crease, around the nipple, or in the armpit. Breast tissue and skin is lifted to create a pocket for each implant.
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The breast implant may be inserted directly under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle.
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After surgery, breasts appear fuller and more natural in tone and contour. Scars will fade with time.

If you’re considering breast augmentation in Bryan or College Station Texas
Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast for a number of reasons:

  • To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
  • To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
  • To balance a difference in breast size.
  • As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.

Kayla and Amanda By inserting an implant behind each breast, surgeons are able to increase a woman’s bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. If you’re considering breast augmentation, this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure–when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please ask your surgeon if there is anything you don’t understand about the procedure.

The Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

The best candidates are women who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you’re physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.

Types of Implants

The implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or a salt-water solution known as saline.

Silicone Gel filled implants are now legal for use by all Breast Augmentation patients. For more information on Silicone Implant use and safety, please check here:

Saline-filled implants continue to be available to breast augmentation patients on an unrestricted basis, pending further FDA review. You should ask your doctor more about the specifics of the FDA decisions.

View more Breast Augmentation before and after photos

View more Breast Augmentation before and after photos

Further Questions:

1. Which is right for me: Silicone or Saline?
2. What size breast implants should I get?
3. What is the recovery for Breast Augmentation?
4. Can I breast-feed with implants?

You may also be interested in enhancement procedures like a tummy tuck, face lift or breast lift.

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