Exploring Your Breast Implant Options

12/5/2018 One of the most significant benefits of breast augmentation surgery is that it is a highly customizable procedure. Some women want to restore lost breast volume. Other women want to change the shape or projection of their breasts. If you are considering breast enhancement, you probably have a specific outcome in mind that is unique to you. At Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, Dr. Ravi Somayazula will help you chose the right breast implant type to accomplish your goals.

Choosing the Right Implant Option for You

Dr. Ravi takes a patient-centered approach to everything that he does. He will take the time to learn about your unique expectations for breast augmentation surgery. Then, he will work with you to create a customized plan that based on your goals and physical measurements. Today, you have more breast implant options than ever before. Some of your breast implant choices include:
  • Material: All breast implants have a silicone shell, but are filled with either silicone gel or saline. Silicone implants tend to be popular, as they look and feel more like natural breasts. On the other hand, saline implants require a smaller surgical incision since they are filled after placement. Silicone implants with a thicker consistency are called form- stable or “gummy bear” implants.
  • Shape: Breast implants come in two different shapes: round and anatomic. Anatomic implants are also known as teardrop implants, and they are fuller at the bottom than at the top. Teardrop shaped implants can help correct specific aesthetic issues. Round implants have a lower complication rate than anatomic implants, because anatomic implants may rotate after placement.
  • Size: Cup sizes vary widely across bra manufacturers and are not a reliable measurement. Implants are not measured by cup size, but rather by volume in cubic centimeters. You will be able to try different sizes out in the office using breast implant sizers. Sizers can give you an idea of what different implant volumes might look like under your clothing.
  • Texture: Women have a choice between smooth and textured implants. Smooth implants tend to feel soft and can move naturally within the breast pocket. Textured implants hold the implant in place, reducing movement within the breast pocket.
  • Profile: Implant profile plays a significant role in the degree of breast projection that you will have after your augmentation. Low profile implants have a wide base and a lower projection. High profile implants have a narrow base and a greater projection.
Dr. Ravi wants every woman to achieve results that they love. By offering a wide range of implant options, Dr. Ravi can tailor your augmentation procedure to reflect your individuality. He will help you navigate these choices during your individualized consultation.

Schedule Your Houston Breast Augmentation Consultation

Learn more about your breast implant options by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ravi online or by calling 281-242-1061. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we welcome patients from Memorial, Spring Valley, Katy, and across Texas at our modern Houston office.

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Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wishes to all of those impacted by COVID-19. Dr. Ravi and our staff understand that this has impacted our community in multiple ways, but we are ready to support you in any way we can. Patients have multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is currently open and ready to serve you. We are performing elective surgeries per Texas state guidelines at our Ambulatory Surgery Center, Houston Plastic Surgery Center.  All surgical patients are required to test for Covid-19, this will be reviewed in detail with you by your Patient Care Coordinator.  We are also still performing Injectables, such as Botox and fillers, and other in-office Med Spa procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling.  In order to do our part to decrease the spread of Covid-19, our office does have a strict screening protocol and all staff and patients are required to wear masks at all times.  Our staff continues to follow strict guidelines to increase the frequency of cleaning of all contact surfaces, such as door handles and countertops, with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety has always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, continue to offer in person consultations as well as virtual consultations via a secure HIPAA compliant platform. We are happy to provide these two options to guarantee your comfort.

As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing basis.

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