Houston Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation with Implants

Many women, and some men, are very unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. This may be because the breasts are too large, too small, or different sizes. They may have breasts that are an unattractive shape, or perhaps they have a deformity of the breasts due to cancer. Many women who are gifted with pretty breasts of appropriate size are disappointed after pregnancy and nursing with the appearance and size of their breasts. Other women desire to lose more weight but find they are losing a disproportionate amount of weight from their breasts than their body so they must stop the loss of weight.

At his Houston practice, Dr. John K. Long offers breast augmentation with implants and breast lift surgery to improve the shape and size of the breasts. He also performs breast reduction to decrease breast size and breast reconstruction surgery to restore a natural-looking bust line. Learn more about breast augmentation and breast lift in the information below, and then schedule a consultation with Dr. Long to determine which breast procedure will help you achieve the appearance you desire.

Breast Augmentation with Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is a procedure used to enlarge the breasts. At Dr. Long’s Houston practice, breast augmentation with implants may be performed to increase the size of both breasts, to make them more symmetrical, or to make the breasts similar in size and shape during a breast reconstruction.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The procedure typically takes two hours to complete. Incisions are closed with absorbable sutures, and all patients must wear a compression garment or supportive bra for at least two weeks following the surgery.

In general, Dr. Long feels that the breast augmentation procedure that produces the most reliable results is a submuscular augmentation with round, smooth-shelled saline or silicone breast implants. With the exception of women with very small areolas who desire silicone implants, Dr. Long feels an incision made around the nipple in the areolar skin is the best location for a scar.

Dr. Long is confident in the safety of both saline and silicone breast implants. Silicone implants are offered to those patients who qualify within the present FDA restrictions and who agree to the follow-up requirements outlined by the FDA.

During a consultation at Dr. Long’s Houston office, he will explain the breast augmentation procedure and options for breast implants. Together, both the patient and Dr. Long will decide which surgery options are best suited to the patient’s needs.

Recovery from Breast Augmentation

Side effects of breast augmentation may include temporary swelling, bruising, numbness and/or burning sensations, as well as pain that will require medication for the first several days. Complications can include loss of nipple sensation, loss of skin sensation, infection, asymmetry, poor scarring, deflation of saline breast implants or rupture of silicone breast implants, and capsular contraction that causes a firmness and deformity of the breasts.

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Breast Lift

A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a procedure to lift the breasts and, in most operations, elevate the nipple to a more favorable and youthful position. Women who feel their breasts sag and those who feel their breasts lay flat on their chest or stomach receive great satisfaction from breast lift surgery. This operation produces a more attractive and youthful appearing breast that in many cases would not need a brassiere for support after the operation. At his Houston practice, the breast lift is also a popular post weight loss cosmetic surgery procedure.

Breast Lift Procedure

Breast lift surgery typically takes two hours or less and is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Incisions are closed with absorbable sutures and the patient is able to shower in one day but will wear a support bra for at least two weeks. During your consultation at his Houston office, Dr. Long will explain breast lift incision location options, and together you and Dr. Long will decide which incision is best for you.

Recovery from Breast Lift Surgery

Side effects of breast lift may include temporary swelling, bruising, numbness or burning sensations, as well as pain that will require medication for the first several days. Complications may include loss of the nipple, loss of sensation to the nipple, nipple deformity, loss of skin, loss of skin sensation, infection, asymmetry, and poor scarring.

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Contact Dr. Long for a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation Consultation

At the Practice of John K. Long, M.D., in Houston, a breast lift or breast augmentation with implants can help you achieve the look you desire. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Long to discuss your options.

Contact Dr. John K. Long at his practice in Houston to learn more about breast implants, breast augmentation, or breast lift surgery.

John K. Long, M.D., F.A.C.S.
1200 Binz St., Suite 1275
Houston, Texas 77004
Phone: (713) 522-5664
Fax: (713) 522-9618

For many years I had problems with my neck and shoulders because of my large breasts. It was recommended that I have a breast reduction to relieve me of these problems, but I was afraid because of the horror story that I heard. But a friend told me about the experience she had with Dr. J. Long and his staff. I made an appointment, and I can say from the time I walked in the staff made me feel comfort. And, what can I say about Dr. Long? He is fantastic! I don’t think a person can ever say too much about him. When he walked in the room and introduced himself you realized he was there for you. He told me about the procedure and what would happen and what to expect. Most of all, he listened to me! The day of my surgery was great. Dr. Long came to see me before surgery.

I am so happy with the outcome of the surgery. The neck and shoulder pain are gone. Most of all I have beautiful breasts. Let me say that again. I have B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L B-R-E-A-S-T-S!

Thank you Dr. J. Long and your staff for making this experience a comfortable one. I recommend that if you are looking for someone that can help relieve you of the pain and give you beautiful breasts, make an appointment with Dr. J. Long and his staff.

- L.D.