Breast Augmentation

Dr. Basu creates fuller, shapelier breasts to balance your figure and enhance your confidence.

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Cypress Office
Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery
9899 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 100 & 200
Cypress, Texas 77433
Phone: (713) 799-2278

Houston Office
Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street Suite 2100
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 799-2278

Enhancing Your Breasts

Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Bob Basu understands that choosing breast augmentation with implants is a big decision—one that neither you nor your surgeon should take lightly. Each woman has her own unique anatomy, insecurities, and expectations, and he takes the time to listen carefully and understand yours. He approaches each breast augmentation as a custom, tailored procedure, meticulously planning your surgery for beautiful, natural-looking results.

Dr. Bob Basu

A Breast Augmentation Specialist

  • RealSelf Top Doctor Award for Breast Implants procedure category
  • Thousands of breast augmentation procedures performed
  • Nationally recognized leader in cosmetic breast enhancement and patient safety
  • Achieved Allergan Black Diamond status, recognizing the top 1% of U.S. breast implant providers
Meet Dr. Basu

Implant Types

Saline or silicone gummy bear? Shaped or round? High or moderate profile? There's more to choosing implants than you might think.

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Cost

In Houston, breast augmentation can range from $5,500 to $8,000, depending on many factors, including the credentials and experience of your surgeon.

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Recovery

Dr. Basu's rapid recovery breast augmentation patients can get back to work, the gym, and other activities sooner than you might think thanks to his meticulous surgical techniques.

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Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Dr. Basu performs breast augmentation to add volume to the breasts and improve a woman's breast shape and profile. Many women feel that larger breasts help balance their body's overall proportions, giving their figure better symmetry and helping them feel more feminine and confident.

Women choose breast augmentation for many different reasons; some of these include:

  • Breasts have lost volume as a result of age, pregnancy, or weight loss
  • Breasts have always been small and a source of insecurity
  • Breasts are asymmetrical

If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts for any reason, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery to achieve larger, fuller breasts.

The Truth About Breast Augmentation Cost

In Houston, breast augmentation can range from $5,500 to $8,000, depending on many factors, including the credentials and experience of your surgeon. It also varies depending on facility fees and whether you opt for silicone gel breast implants or saline breast implants. Silicone gel implants are more expensive than saline-filled implants, but, worldwide, more women choose silicone gel.

At Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery, we frequently have special promotions for breast augmentation. We also offer plastic surgery financing options to make your breast enlargement as affordable as possible.

It is relatively easy to find cheap breast augmentation in the Houston area, but buyer beware. Bargain shopping can put your health and your appearance at risk when breast augmentation is performed by underqualified providers. Be sure that you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with excellent online reviews and patient testimonials. He or she should also specialize in breast enhancement procedures and have a robust and impressive before-and-after gallery.

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Implant Size

To determine the ideal breast implant size, Dr. Basu will consider factors such as your body proportions, existing breast tissue, and the look you want to achieve.

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Implant Placement

Most surgeons place breast implants either above the chest muscle or beneath it. Dr. Basu specializes in an advanced technique that provdies the best of both.

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Incision Location

You want your incision well-concealed, and Dr. Basu ensures that your scars will be nearly undetectable—or even entirely hidden.

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Your Breast Augmentation Options

Once you have decided to get breast implants, there are a number of variables that go into creating your ideal result. Dr. Basu will work with you to determine a surgical plan that best meets your individual needs.

Implant Sizing

Perhaps the most crucial decision after choosing a surgeon is the right implant size. Breast implant sizes vary widely, so you and Dr. Basu should be able to find an implant to suit your needs at your in-depth implant sizing consultation.

To determine your ideal breast implant size, Dr. Basu will consider factors such as:

  • Your body proportions
  • The amount of existing breast tissue
  • The look you want to achieve

Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc), with common sizes ranging from 200 to 800 cc. As you go larger, the implant will increase in both diameter and projection. It is important that you and Dr. Basu communicate very candidly about your body proportions and the look you want so that you can achieve your desired outcome.

Implant Types

Women can choose either saline or silicone gel filled breast implants. During your initial consultation with Dr. Basu, he will provide breast implant samples that you can feel and give you a more detailed breakdown of the advantages and limitations of each type of implant.

In general, women find that silicone gel implants feel softer and more natural than saline-filled implants, and worldwide, this is the most popular choice. However, some women prefer saline-filled implants because they are less expensive, can be placed through smaller incisions, and the saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body if the implant ever ruptures. Although silicone gel implants have a well-established safety record, some women feel more at ease with saline.

Both types of implant come in either a round shape or a teardrop shape (called anatomical). Dr. Basu will help you determine which of these will be best suited to your body and your goals.

Implant profile refers to the projection of the implant from the chest wall. Lower-profile implants tend to have a wider base and typically are not well-suited to women with a narrow or petite frame. Higher profile implants have a narrower base, thus more projection away from the chest. The ideal profile for you will depend on your frame, your desired size, and the shape you want to achieve.

Incision Location

One of the biggest concerns women have when undergoing breast augmentation is the appearance of scars. Dr. Basu utilizes very small incisions which can be made under the breast hidden in your breast crease (inframammary), around the areola (periareolar), in the axilla (armpit), or in the bellybutton.

The inframammary and periareolar incisions are the most commonly used because they provide the most direct access to the breast pocket. If, in the future, a patient requires a revisionary procedure, these incisions would be re-used, creating no additional scarring. These are both well-concealed and ultimately fade to the point that they are very hard to detect.

An armpit or bellybutton incision requires a saline implant because these can be inserted empty, then filled after they are placed within the breast pocket. Neither of these incision types allows direct access to the breast pocket, which is why many surgeons do not offer them. Dr. Basu will discuss these options with you if you are looking for an incision that is entirely concealed.

Implant Placement

Breast implants can be placed above or below the muscles of the chest wall. Above the muscle is called subglandular, as the implant is placed just beneath the breast glandular tissue and on top of the pectoralis muscle. Beneath the muscle placement is called submuscular, which means the implant is covered by both the muscle and the breast glandular tissue.

While subglandular placement offers a simpler, more comfortable recovery, it is typically not the preferred placement. Because the implant has less tissue coverage, this approach is more prone to visible rippling (with saline implants) or showing an obvious outline of the implant.

Dr. Basu specializes in the advanced dual-plane technique, also known as partially under the muscle, which can help women with slightly drooping breasts achieve beautiful results without having to undergo a breast lift.

Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

During your consultation, Dr. Basu will discuss your goals and concerns regarding breast augmentation and develop a surgical plan that best addresses your needs. He will also explain the surgical procedure in greater detail and what you can expect during your recovery. He will take a great deal of time during your consultation to ensure that all of your questions are answered and you feel confident in proceeding.

Your procedure will take place at our state-of-the-art AAAASF accredited surgical facility. Dr. Basu uses general anesthesia, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist, while performing breast augmentation surgery.

He will begin by making the incision at the appropriate location. He will then create a pocket for the implant, place the implant, and carefully close the incision with sutures underneath the skin. Your chest will be wrapped in bandages and a supportive surgical garment.

Your Recovery & Results

After your surgery, you will be discharged into the care of a friend or family member who will drive you home. It is best to have someone available to stay with you for the first 24 hours after your surgery.

You will need to rest for several days and avoid lifting anything. You should get up and walk around a little bit every hour to aid with circulation and help prevent the formation of blood clots.

Dr. Basu will ask you to wear a special compression bra as you recover, and he will advise you as to when you can switch to a regular bra. Underwire bras should not be worn until Dr. Basu gives you explicit permission, as they can restrict blood flow to the surgical site and inhibit healing.

Most breast augmentation patients find that taking a week off from work is adequate. You can gradually resume your normal activities over the weeks and months following your surgery. Most women can see their final breast enlargement results within 6 months. Dr. Basu will give you more detailed postoperative instructions at your final pre-op appointment.

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