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Breast Augmentation Details

If you would like to enlarge your breasts or correct sagging breasts, breast augmentation can help. The procedure uses breast implants to improve your breast size and shape. A fat transfer with liposuction is another method used in breast augmentation. Your new breasts should last for years, and Dr. Cho will be excited to work with you on your Breast Augmentation in The Woodlands or Spring, Tx to ensure that your cosmetic goals are not just met, but are exceeded in a way that leaves you feeling confident, attractive, and alluring.

  • Average Cost: $7,350 to $9,400
  • Typical Recovery Period: Four to Six Weeks
  • Discomfort Level: Relatively Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: Local, General, or IV Sedation
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Beautiful Curves with Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is by far the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery to increase the size of small breasts. Breast implants are customizable, so you can choose the size and shape that is ideal for your body and lifestyle.

Your implants will be filled with saline (saltwater) or silicone gel. The doctor will insert them through an incision around your nipple, in your armpit, or just underneath your breasts. Breast implants can be removed in a breast revision procedure if necessary, as is sometimes the case after childbirth or after a fluctuation in weight.

Implants come in a wide range of volumes and diameters. They also vary in the degree to which they will project from your chest wall. You can discuss these options with your doctor, and he will make a recommendation that is ideal for you.

How much FULLNESS do you want?

Choose your look–from a subtle change to a dramatic difference.

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Very little fullness on top

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Full look with slight roundness on top

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Fuller look with more roundness on top

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Fullest look with a very rounded look on top

Think BEYOND Size

While size is important, profiles shape your projection.

5 Profile Types

  • Low: 110cc – 610cc
  • Low Plus: 125cc – 640cc
  • Moderate: 140cc – 755cc
  • Full: 180cc – 770cc
  • Extra Full: 200cc – 800cc
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Know your Natrelle® OPTIONS

Only Natrelle® offers 3 different gummy gels for a range of softness.

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Breast Augmentation Before & After

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Bringing photos of your desired look is a great way to show your surgeon what you have in mind.

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Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Get to know your plastic surgeon

Understanding Natrelle® breast implants

What does surgery consist of?

What can I expect post surgery?

Get to know your plastic surgeon

  • Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?
  • How many breast augmentations with implants do you perform per year?
  • How many years have you been performing breast augmentations?
  • What is your reoperation rate, and what is the most common type of reoperation you perform?

Understanding Natrelle® breast implants

  • What types of implants do you primarily use (saline or gel/silicone)?
  • Do you have any before-and-after photos of patients with Natrelle® breast implants to help me understand what results are reasonable for me to expect?
  • Do you have any Natrelle INSPIRA® breast implants I can feel?
  • What are the differences between the gummy gels in Natrelle INSPIRA® implants?
  • Do implants come with a warranty?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with having Natrelle® breast implants?

What does surgery consist of?

  • How long will the surgery take?
  • Do you perform surgery in a hospital, or in a surgical center?
  • What shape, size, and placement site is recommended for me?
  • Where will my incision be? Will I have a scar?
  • How long do breast implants usually last?
  • What are the complications with breast augmentation surgery?
  • How many additional operations can I expect over my lifetime?

What can I expect post surgery?

  • What can I expect during my recovery?
  • On average, how soon after surgery can I exercise?
  • Is there anything I can do to help reduce the look of scars?
  • What will my breast implants likely look like over time?
  • What are the risks and complications with having breast implants?
  • How will breast implants affect having a mammogram?
  • How can I expect my breast implants to look after pregnancy? After breastfeeding?
  • How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?
  • Will my look change if I gain or lose weight?
  • How will my breasts look if I decide to have the implants removed without replacement?

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Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation

Before your breast augmentation in The Woodlands or Spring, Tx, you will meet with Dr. Cho, who will assess your medical history and existing health conditions to ensure that surgery is safe for you. Together, you will confirm the size, style, and shape of the implant that will be used for your procedure. You’ll explore the details of your procedure, and he’ll answer your questions while providing you with pre- and post-operative instructions to help prepare you for surgery.

Dr. Cho will help you make decisions about breast augmentation options based on your cosmetic goals, your personal preferences, and your unique anatomy well in advance of surgery. When the day of your procedure arrives, you will feel comfortable and have realistic expectations of the outcome you can expect from your breast implants, as it’s our goal to ensure that you’re educated on all the options available to you and that you have realistic expectations for your results.

All breast augmentation patients are required to refrain from using tobacco products, consuming alcohol, and taking supplements and medications that can thin the blood in the weeks leading up to surgery. In addition to the size and type of implant you choose (saline, silicone, or cohesive gel), you’ll explore a variety of other options to customize your breast augmentation results, including:

  • Breast implant shape
  • Implant projection (low, moderate, moderate plus, high profile, or extra high profile)
  • Implant placement (over, under, or partially under the chest muscles)
  • Incision location (in the breast folds, around the areolas, or along the armpits)

Which Complementary Procedures Pair Well With Breast Augmentation?

Some people choose to combine breast augmentation with breast lift surgery for further enhancement. We always offer our patients the ability to create truly comprehensive results, and will educate you on the various ways that you can create your ideal look. Women who also have a lot of stretch marks on their breasts but are not quite ready for a breast lift may consider using BodyTite to strengthen the breast tissue to support the augmented breast and prolong the results. Dr. Cho may also offer the use of an internal bra to support the implant from below and further decrease the effects of gravity on the breasts and prolong the results.

Fat grafting to the breast can further shape the breasts to soften the transition between the chest and breast, enhance cleavage, decrease the bony ribs shadowing through, and more. Some women will also consider adding body contouring procedures such as tummy tucks to consolidate the recovery and enhance their overall body shape outcomes, while others may include skin tightening procedures like CO2 laser resurfacing, Profound RF or Morpheus8 to create a firmer, more supple look overall. During your consultation, we’ll help you explore all your options and build a truly bespoke treatment plan.

Do I need a lift, an augmentation, or both?

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The Benefits of Breast Augmentation

  • You will have larger, fuller, and higher breasts for a more confident look.
  • You can customize your results.
  • The results of your breast augmentation should last over 10 years.
  • You’ll enjoy a more curvy, alluring look.
  • You’ll feel more confident as you show off your body.

Your Breast Augmentation Procedure in The Woodlands or Spring, Tx

The procedure is typically performed while patients are under general anesthesia or IV sedation, and the surgery takes about one to two hours. During a breast augmentation in The Woodlands or Spring, Tx, Dr. Cho will make incisions according to your treatment plan and complete the breast augmentation. Your procedure will vary according to the specifics of your customized surgical plan, and Dr. Cho will help you understand this in detail well in advance of your actual surgery.

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Considering More About Breast Augmentation?

Learn more about consultations here.

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Recovery After Breast Augmentation

Once the initial recovery period has passed, you may return to work and other normal daily activities. Heavy lifting and strenuous activity may be restricted for about six weeks. Dr. Cho will tell you exactly when you may resume certain activities after monitoring your healing progress during follow-up appointments. You’ll experience moderate discomfort, and Dr. Cho will ensure that you have everything you need to remain comfortable and maintain your swelling during the recovery process. Our team will also be available to you at all times, to answer any questions and address any concerns that you might have.

Within about three to six months, you can expect to enjoy your lovely new curves and final breast augmentation results. However, remember that it may take as long as a year for scars to fade and minor residual swelling to disappear completely.

We’ll be sure to schedule follow-up appointments with you to ensure that you’re healing properly, so you can enjoy peace of mind as we guide you through your recovery process and prepare you for your exciting final results.


Do you offer alternative procedures?

What else do I need to know?

Are there any risks involved?

Do you offer alternative procedures?

Breast augmentation surgery uses saline, silicone, or cohesive gel breast implants, or it can also be performed by breast fat transfer via liposuction. There are limits to fat grafting based on your current breast size and the availability of donor fat. Fat grafting becomes an option for those with sufficient donor fat and who desire a more modest increase in breast size. Fat grafting patients also find gratifying the secondary benefit of enhancing the shape of the region where the fat was removed.

Dr. Cho will meet with you to discuss the best option for you.

What else do I need to know?

  • Some women may develop neck/back pain if they go very large with their augmentation.
  • Conditions like pregnancy, weight loss, and menopause after your surgery may affect the results of breast augmentation.
  • Some women experience numbness as the nerves will be stretched and/or cut during surgery. In most cases sensation is preserved or return to normal. For a minority of women, the numbness may persist.

Are there any risks involved?

For those who choose to have a silicone implant for breast augmentation, the US FDA advises biannual MRIs to look for possible “silent ruptures” that don’t cause symptoms. There are other risks as well, including infection, fluid buildup, painful scar tissue around the implant, and skin wrinkling over the implant.

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Expert Breast Augmentation with Dr. Young Cho

Dr. Young Cho, MD, FACS comes with more than two decades' worth of surgical experience and an impressively extensive level of training. As a board-certified surgeon, he prioritizes patient education, working tirelessly to educate his patients as he helps them explore the various options that can create their ideal results. He'll call upon a deep well of technical knowledge and a well-developed artistic sensibility to create incredible results that will leave you feeling confident and attractive.

To learn more about Integrated Aesthetics, reach out to us at our Woodlands or Spring, TX locations and speak with a member of our team to set up your consultation.

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