How Much Does Breast Augmentation in Houston Cost?

Breast Augmentation surgery with breast implants continues to be a very popular surgery in Houston, one that is performed by our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula hundreds of times a year.  A very common question we get asked is what the cost of a Breast Augmentation is. The answer depends on many factors and includes many options.

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Breast Augmentation Silicone vs Saline: How to Choose

Deciding which implant is best for your breast augmentation can be difficult. That’s why we’re sharing a few key differences between the two options, so you can decide which implant is right for you.

What Are The Differences Between Silicone and Saline?


Silicone implants look and feel more natural than saline implants due to their teardrop shape and gel consistency. Saline implants are round and, although they do not look as natural as regular breasts, they are popular choices for women due to the striking physique they create. 

Dr. Ravi uses only IDEAL IMPLANT® for saline implant procedures. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a hybrid of silicone and saline. It is an “ideal” choice if you want a breast lift and augmentation. 

Potential Health Risks

Implants can rupture. An IDEAL IMPLANT consists of sterilized water and salt. Should it rupture, there are no known health risks. In fact, a 2017 survey reported that 91% of the women polled would prefer saline implants to rupture inside of their breasts instead of silicone implants.

Silicone implants have a gel interior. These implants aren’t known to cause health problems. However, if a silicone implant ruptures, you’re likely to feel breast pain and see breast thickening.


Repair Necessity

When a silicone implant ruptures, surgery is usually necessary. You will require surgery if the rupture causes breast deformity or thickening. However, surgery is not standard for a ruptured IDEAL IMPLANT. Instead, the solution safely absorbs into your body. 

Which One Is Right for Me?

Are you still uncertain about which implant is best for you? Do not worry; it is normal to be indecisive. Speaking with an experienced plastic surgeon will help you realize whether silicone or the IDEAL IMPLANT is right for you. Calling Dr. Ravi Somayazula “experienced” would be an understatement. He is trained in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. This means he’s also educated about how your implants can affect other appearance-enhancing procedures down the road. Furthermore, he specializes in breast augmentation, so he’s best suited to help you choose an implant.

Houston, Texas, Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Ravi is a reputable Houston plastic surgeon who understands how important a role your appearance plays in your self-confidence. That is why he is a perfectionist and has garnered outstanding reviews from Texas natives and others who have traveled to benefit from his services. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with him, call 281-242-1061, Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. 

Three Breast Surgery Without Implant Options

Frequently, breast enhancement is equated with breast implants. However, several ways to improve the size and shape of the breasts do not involve implants at all.

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula is devoted to helping individuals reach their goals. If you are interested in breast enhancement without implants, get in touch and schedule your consultation today to learn more about your options. Continue reading Three Breast Surgery Without Implant Options

What Are the Most Common Costs Associated With a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can improve the breasts’ size, shape, and symmetry. Consistently one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, several different techniques, options, and approaches can influence its cost.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than a decade of experience, is committed to utilizing the safest, most advanced, and least traumatic breast augmentation techniques available. These include:

  • Keller Funnel® Implant Insertion. Breast implant insertion with the Keller Funnel allows for a “No-Touch Techniques” along with a much smaller incision versus a traditional technique. By using this specialized funnel, the implants never come in contact with the patient’s skin or the gloves of the surgeon. This not only decrease the risks of infection but also is the least traumatic insertion. There have also been studies that indicate the use of the Keller Funnel also minimizes the chances of capsular contracture, which is internal scarring.
  • Exparel® Non-Opioid Analgesic. Dr. Ravi injects Exparel, a local long-acting anesthetic, directly into breast tissue to decrease postoperative discomfort for up to 72 hours. The use of this has allowed our patients to reduce the need for narcotic pain medications following breast augmentation. Exparel® allows for a shorter recovery period as well, with many women able to return to work after three to four days

These advanced, patient-focused options will factor into the total cost of your breast augmentation procedure at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. Additional charges associated with the procedure include:

  • Facility Fees. Dr. Ravi performs breast augmentation in our private, nationally accredited AAAASF surgical facility staffed with highly trained professionals, including specialized plastic surgery nurses, to help ensure patient safety
  • Board-Certified Anesthesiologists Fees. The anesthesiologist overseeing pain management is present throughout the procedure to further ensure patient comfort and safety

Breast Implant Placement

Dr. Ravi uses FDA-approved breast implants for all augmentation procedures. These can be inserted over or under the muscles in the chest, depending on factors, such as how much breast tissue is present, that are unique to the patient. Where implants are inserted can influence the length of surgery and may have a negligible impact on breast augmentation costs.

We offer both silicone and saline round breast implants to ensure optimal personalization. The types of breast implant selected will also have an impact on the total cost of your procedure. 

Silicone implants that Dr. Ravi chooses to work with are the full line Allergan Natrelle Gel Implants. These include the responsive, soft touch and cohesive gel implants. Costs do vary with these. During your consultation specific measurements are taken by Dr. Ravi himself to determine size, projection and placement.

Dr. Ravi is a trusted and award-winning plastic surgeon who takes the time to discuss all options and provide detailed information about procedural costs to help ensure patients are making the best decisions for their needs. If you have been considering breast augmentation in the Houston area, call us at 281-242-1061 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you reach your goals. 

Breast Implant Revision: What Are Your Options?


Breast implant revision is designed to address issues that may arise in the months or even years following breast augmentation. In some cases, these issues are aesthetic, such as asymmetrical results or dissatisfaction with the size, shape, or projection of the implants. Others are related to comfort, such as in cases where capsular contracture has occurred. While much less common, some implants may also require replacement due to developed imperfections like wrinkles and ripples, folds, and deflation. Continue reading Breast Implant Revision: What Are Your Options?

Four Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Breast Implant Replacement


Breast implant replacement may become necessary following breast implant rupture or leak. It may also be necessary due to malposition, implant rippling or wrinkling, or similar aesthetic issues. Continue reading Four Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Breast Implant Replacement

Five Procedures You Can Have as Part of Your Mommy Makeover


Mommy makeover surgery is designed to address those areas most commonly impacted by pregnancy and nursing. Because pregnancy can have different effects on different women, it is important that each Mommy Makeover procedure be customized to meet the specific needs of the individual.  Also keep in mind that you do not have to have been pregnant or nursing to have a Mommy Makeover, any person who had more than one body area they are working on qualifies for a Mommy Makeover.

When you choose Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics for your procedure, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula, will take time to understand your desires and fully assess your areas of concern before recommending which procedures will be most suitable for your needs.

Combining Procedures

While each mommy makeover surgery is customized, some procedures are more common than others. Five of the most common are:

  • Breast Augmentation. This procedure uses implants to restore volume to the breasts. Dr. Ravi also offers Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation for women who would prefer to avoid implants.
  • Breast Lift. This procedure addresses sagging breast tissue and nipple displacement, helping to restore a perky and ideally positioned breast mound. This can be performed with or without breast implants.
  • Liposuction. With liposuction, Dr. Ravi can remove stubborn deposits of fat from the thighs, hips, low back, abdomen, arms, and other areas holding weight from pregnancy. We offer the latest liposuction technique, including VASER liposuction to meet the specific needs of each individual
  • Abdominoplasty. Tummy tuck surgery is used to eliminate excess skin around the belly. It can also be used to trim the waist and reattach abdominal muscles that have become separated due to pregnancy
  • Arm Lift. Brachioplasty removes sagging skin and excess fat from the underside of the arm, helping to restore both form and comfort to the upper arms

In addition to these procedures, some Mommy Makeover surgeries can include other body procedures such as a Thigh Lift to remove excess skin from the upper legs, a Brazilian Buttock Lift to improve symmetry and restore volume in the buttocks, Labiaplasty for improved comfort in the vaginal area, and more.

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

Each Mommy Makeover is unique. The best way to learn which procedures can help you reach your goals is through a one-on-one consultation at our comfortable Houston office. Please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 to schedule your consultation today.

How Does Dr. Ravi Personalize Your Breast Augmentation?


Harvard-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula cares deeply about the health, safety, and satisfaction of each patient he sees. Taking time to understand the unique anatomy, desires, and ultimate goals of our breast augmentation patients, Dr. Ravi carefully plans and performs these procedures with the attention of an artist. This helps to ensure each breast enlargement is both natural-looking and complementary to surrounding features. Continue reading How Does Dr. Ravi Personalize Your Breast Augmentation?

Which Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?


Having children is one of the most rewarding aspects of life, but it comes with changes that may neither encourage confidence nor feel particularly comfortable. Many of those changes may even prove resistant to diet and exercise, leaving many women to wonder if any solutions exist. Enter the Mommy Makeover, a procedure designed to address the physical changes caused by pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Continue reading Which Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?