Breast Augmentation

There is no typical patient for breast augmentation. We see women who simply want larger breasts, some who want to replace implants, and moms with breasts that sag after having children. Whether for restoration or enhancement, the key to breast surgery is to improve symmetry while augmenting the natural breast contour and shape.

At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our board-certified plastic surgeons take a number of factors into consideration before making a recommendation regarding implants. We talk with you regarding what size implant is appropriate for your body and objectives. We also discuss the options available for surgery and how it will be performed.

New & Noteworthy

UT Southwestern plastic surgeons are spearheading innovative technology and techniques for breast surgery, including clinical use of 3-D imaging systems for breast augmentation.

Shai Rozen, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery

For the procedure, breast implants are filled with either saltwater or silicone gel. Both are very safe and offer several advantages. Regardless of what the implants are filled with, all have shells made of silicone, can have a textured or smooth surface, and be either round or teardrop shaped.

Our surgeons use safe, effective techniques to achieve a natural look with minimal, undetectable scarring. Depending on the degree of breast sagginess, we sometimes recommend combining breast augmentation with other procedures such as a breast lift.

The results achieved through breast augmentation should last for years, although pregnancy and aging will alter the size and shape of the implants. With these types of changes, options include a breast lift or replacing the implants.

If You Are Considering Breast Augmentation Surgery

  • It is important to have this procedure performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in breast augmentation surgery.
  • Breast augmentation surgery usually takes one to three hours.
  • An overnight stay is not usually required. 
  • There will be temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain.