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Reclaim Confidence In Your Figure

By: Corpus Christi Institute of Plastic Surgery  

For many women, recapturing a youthful figure through breast augmentation can be the change they need to once again feel confident in their bodies. Our surgeons use the latest techniques and breast implants available to produce beautiful, natural and youthful breast appearances.

Our office in Corpus Christi, TX, will work with you to discover your specific enhancement goals in order to recommend an appropriate size and shape for the procedure. The location of the incision is also determined after the discussion and examination. Since we offer silicone, saline, and the new gummy bear breast implants, special care will be taken to ensure you are getting the aesthetic and shape you desire.

There are two common incision sites our surgeons use for breast augmentation: the periareolar incision (areola) and the most popular option, the inframammary incision (the natural crease under the breast that hides the scarring.) The incision technique chosen will vary depending on the breast implant type, the size of the enlargement, each woman’s particular anatomy and the preference of the surgeon and patient.

You have two options when it comes to selecting the type of breast implant you would like to use for your augmentation: silicone or saline.

Most patients choose silicone breast implants, which are filled with silicone gel. The gel has the feel and movement similar to natural breast tissue. If a silicone breast implant develops a leak, the gel may escape into the area of tissue in which the breast implant was placed. A leaking breast implant filled with silicone gel will not collapse.

Saline breast implants can be chosen as well and are filled with sterile saltwater. The amount of saline in the breast implant can vary, affecting the feel, firmness and actual shape of the breast. Saline is harmless to the patient, and in the case of a leak, the saline will be absorbed naturally by the body.

It may seem like an unnecessary addition to your breast augmentation cost, but a warranty will add value to your breast augmentation surgery because it will protect you from added costs in the future. Be sure to discuss it during your consultation.

For patients who are not able to pay for cosmetic procedures up front, there are patient financing options available. Financing offers patients the option to cut down the initial breast augmentation cost by allowing you to make payments that fit your budget. Our surgeons offer financing through Care Credit. Our Patient Care Coordinator goes over your options during your consultation appointment.

The results of your breast augmentation surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realize the fulfillment of your goal for fuller breasts.

If you are looking to ring in the new year with an even better you call us today 361-888-7417!