Breast Augmentation

Is over the muscle a good option for my breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is most commonly placed under the muscle for multiple reasons, however occasionally patients do benefit from the implant placed over the muscle. Let’s start with reasons why the breast implants are placed under the muscle. The first, is that the risk of capsular contracture has been found to decreased when the implant is …

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When Does Swelling After Breast Augmentation Begin to Subside?

Breast augmentation is the most popular aesthetic procedure year after year. Patients can have the procedure and be back to work within a week depending on their specific occupation. However, just because they can return to work, doesn’t mean the implants have settled and the swelling has resolved. It typically takes three to six months …

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Reasons to Consider Silicone Implants

If you are looking for a natural breast appearance, silicone gel implants may be the best choice for you. At Austin Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Johnny Franco can help you choose a breast implant that achieves your desired look. There are different factors that go into choosing a breast implant that doesn’t feel fake. In addition …

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How Much is Breast Augmentation?

If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of your breasts, breast augmentation may be your ideal solution. When considering breast augmentation, cost is often one of the first considerations. We understand how important it is to fully understand every aspect of your procedure, including price, when deciding if aesthetic surgery is right …

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I have severe rippling in my 550cc saline implants. Will exchanging them for silicone implants help?

This is a great question as people who had saline implants placed years ago are at an increased risk for rippling compared to patients that have silicone implants. Silicone implants tend to have much less rippling than is typically seen with saline breast implants. This is especially true in very thin patients as that have …

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Will Exchanging My Breast Implants From Saline to Silicone Give Me a More Natural Feel to My Breasts?

Silicone implants have become extremely popular in the U.S. since they were re-introduced in 2006. In my current practice the vast majority of breast implants used in breast augmentations are silicone. This is for several reasons, first, of which is the natural feel and appearance that silicone implants can provide for patients. Silicone implants also …

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Can Implants Placed Under the Muscle Be Moved to Over the Muscle?

The simple answer is yes the implants can be moved over the muscle. The most common reason to move the implants above the muscle is in active patients that develop an “animation” deformity. An animation deformity is when the implant and breast are moved when the pectorals muscle is flexed. Typically it will cause a …

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