Houston Breast Augmentation Surgeon
If you would like to achieve a more proportionate figure, visit Christopher K. Livingston, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A. — a Houston breast augmentation (“augmentation mammaplasty”) specialist. Livingston Plastic Surgery attracts patients from surrounding south-east cities, such as The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and Pearland area for cosmetic breast enhancement.
Why do breast augmentation patients in Houston, TX seek out the expertise of Dr. Livingston?
Dr. Livingston is a specialist in his field; he is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In addition, he is the Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston – the Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Otolaryngology and a plastic surgery consultant for cosmetic procedures at WebMD.com.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery in Houston with our breast implants surgeon, Dr. Livingston, keep in mind that the best candidates have the following qualities:
- Realistic in expectations and goals
- In good physical health
- Want to increase the volume and enhance the fullness of their breasts
- Want to correct congenital deformities, trauma, or mastectomy results
What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
If you are displeased with the size, shape, and/or position of your breasts, which may be due to any number of factors such as underdevelopment, pregnancy, extreme weight loss, heredity, trauma, and/or breast cancer, breast enhancement may be an ideal procedure for you.
Also known as “augmentation mammaplasty,” this surgical procedure is routinely performed to meet the following goals:
- Increase volume and fullness
- Correct congenital deformities, trauma, or mastectomy results
- Provide a more proportionate figure
- Potentially improve confidence and self-image
Utilizing either saline and silicone gel-filled implants, Houston breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Livingston can help patients achieve the shapelier breasts they desire after fully evaluating their concerns.
Breast Augmentation Procedure Steps
Following the consultation, Dr. Livingston and the patient will make the final decisions regarding implant type (saline or silicone, anatomic or round, textured or smooth) and size that will be best suited to reach the patient’s aesthetic objective.
Following general anesthesia, Dr. Livingston creates small incisions where the breast implants will be inserted. He offers patients numerous incision choices that include: under the arm (“transaxillary”), under the breast (“inframammary”), or around the areola (“periareolar”); scars typically reside in inconspicuous places, allowing for natural-looking results.
Following the creation of a pocket either behind the breast tissue (“subglandular”) or behind the pectoral muscle (“submuscular”), Dr. Livingston will position the breast implants for symmetry and to complement your figure. Afterward, the incisions will be closed with sutures and each breast wrapped in a compression bandage.
What’s Involved in Breast Augmentation Recovery?
By increasing breast size by one or more cup sizes, results will be noticeable immediately following surgery. Discomfort may be experienced within the first 24 to 48 hours following surgery, and pain medication may be required.
Although patients can go back to work after a few days following the removal of the dressings, swelling from the procedure will usually subside within two to four weeks or longer following surgery. Physical activity (exercise) may also be resumed three to four weeks after surgery, and scars from the procedure can take up to one year to fade.
In time, breast implants may need to be replaced due to age, fluctuations in weight, capsular contracture, hormonal factors, and/or implant failure. If needed, Dr. Livingston will be able to utilize breast lift surgery (“mastopexy”) or implant revision surgery to provide you with a rejuvenated breast appearance. Other body contouring procedures may provide an overall enhancement, including liposuction and tummy tuck surgery.
Feel free to browse our Houston breast augmentation before and after photos and watch Dr. Livingston’s plastic surgery video clips in the media gallery. For breast augmentation costs contact plastic surgeon, Dr. Livingston, at (281) 501-1812.
Woodlands, Pearland, Sugar Land, and Houston breast augmentation patients can call our office at (281) 501-1812 to schedule an initial consultation. If you prefer, we also have an online contact form available for patients to fill out.