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Different Types of Breast Implantsin Houston, TX

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Breast augmentation ranks as the most popular elective surgery in the world among women. Whether your breasts never developed, have always been on the small side, or lost volume after pregnancy or nursing, breast implants are an excellent solution. Today’s breast implants offer various sizes, shapes, and textures to help women achieve their ideal breasts. As a customizable procedure, our surgeons will help you select the ideal implants for your needs, keeping your unique proportions and preferences in mind.

Breast Implant Options at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery

When performed with meticulous detail and experience, breast implant surgery can dramatically enhance your confidence and vitality. At The Center for Plastic Surgery, our board-certified surgeons will tailor your breast implants to your body, providing gorgeous, natural-looking feminine contours through breast augmentation in Houston.

What are the benefits of breast implants?

Breast augmentation with implants can significantly increase your self-esteem, boosting feelings of youthful sexiness and femininity. Your personalized breast implant surgery can enhance your curves to achieve a beautifully proportioned body.

Furthermore, at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston breast implant surgery’s versatility allows you to add volume to your breasts and correct other concerns simultaneously. You can address imperfections such as asymmetry, nipple placement, areola size, complications from previous surgery, or post-mastectomy reconstruction to achieve your ideal look. Following your surgery, you can look forward to a more exciting shopping experience as you notice clothes hugging your body differently than they did before. Lastly, the results are long-lasting, providing you with full and beautiful breasts for years to come.

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Who is a candidate for breast implant surgery?

Breast implants may be an excellent choice for you if you are healthy overall and excited about the prospect of achieving fuller, firmer, youthful-looking breasts.

If your breasts appear elongated, deflated, or smaller than you would like, breast implants are the most effective solution to your concerns. With any cosmetic surgery, it is crucial that the decision to undergo surgery is yours alone and that you see your procedure as a means to an enhanced sense of well-being.

Choosing an Implant Size

At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, we strive to give our patients the best breast implants Houston can provide.

While you may be familiar with your bra size, surgeons measure implants in cubic centimeters, or CCs. The same implant in 200 CC will look different on each woman. The key to determining the right size implant boils down to your physical traits, how much breast tissue you already have, and what size you ultimately envision for your breasts. Our surgeons will allow you to “try on” different implants using sizers or Vectra 3D Imaging.

Types of Implants

At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, we offer premium implants in many shapes, profiles, and textures.

At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, we offer premium implants in many shapes, profiles, and textures. Remember, you don’t have to make these decisions alone. During your consultation, our surgeons will walk you through your options so you can make confident decisions. Ultimately, the goal is to give you natural-looking results that inspire you to feel beautiful.

Silicone vs. Saline

Saline implants contain sterile saltwater. While they aren’t the most natural-feeling option, they are more affordable than silicone implants and may require a smaller incision. These implants are more likely to ripple, especially in thin individuals.

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Silicone implants are the most popular implant type, as they feel most similar to natural breast tissue. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 84 percent of women chose silicone breast implants instead of saline. The reason is simple. The silicone gel in the implant feels much more natural than saline water. Implant rippling is also less of a concern.

Smooth vs. Textured

Smooth implants have a smooth surface that allows the implant to move freely in the breast pocket for more natural movement, just like natural breast tissue. One drawback is that smooth implants are only available in a round shape; Patients with their heart set on teardrop implants will need to opt for the textured variety instead.

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Textured breast implants have rough grooves etched into the surface of the silicone implant shell. They feel a bit firmer than smooth implants and remain fixed in place by adhering to the surrounding tissues within the chest wall.

Teardrop vs. Round

Teardrop breast implants come prefilled with a dense silicone gel that allows them to hold their shape. The implants have more fullness in the lower breast pole with a gentle slope up top. Although the most anatomically correct and natural-looking option, these implants tend to feel firmer than round implants and may require a longer incision.

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Historically, round breast implants are the most popular shape. They offer an equal distribution of fullness in the lower and upper breast pole, providing a rounder look. They feel softer and more natural than teardrop implants and are available in both saline and silicone.

High, Moderate, and Low Profile

Low-profile implants have a wide base diameter for women with a wide chest wall. They project forward less than other breast implant profiles.

Moderate-profile implants offer more projection than low-profile implants while still looking natural.

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High-profile implants are very narrow at the base and offer maximum breast projection. This style is ideal for petite and narrow-chested women.

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Breast Implant Placement

Subglandular implants lie above the pectoral muscle. This method is suited to women with a good amount of natural breast tissue. Subglandular placement is usually inappropriate for thin or flat-chested patients since rippling and implant visibility can be an issue. The surgery is less invasive since the muscle remains intact. Benefits may include a faster and more comfortable recovery.

Subfascial implant placement has gained popularity worldwide for a number of reasons. Instead of positioning the implants above or below the muscle, the implants lie just beneath the fascia that covers the muscle. Less dissection is required, potentially minimizing downtime and discomfort in recovery. Compared to over-the-muscle implants, there is less chance of rippling and implant distortion during exercise, making subfascial placement an excellent option for thin individuals and athletes. The results can look incredibly natural.

With submuscular breast implant placement, the implants are below the pectoralis major muscle. This technique is advantageous for thin women and patients with flat chests. The muscle provides a thin layer of coverage to hide the edges of the implant, so there is less risk of implant rippling and visibility. The downside is the implants may appear slightly distorted when flexing the pectoralis muscle during exercise. The muscle also needs to be partially dissected, prolonging the recovery.

Breast Implanet Incisions

Our surgeons will recommend an incision based on the type of implant you have selected and other factors, such as your history of scarring.


In this method, the surgeon makes an incision hidden in the armpit. This technique is not suitable for teardrop implants or round silicone implants on the larger side. However, it’s a good option for women with a history of keloid scarring since the breasts remain unscarred.


This is the most common method of implant placement. Placing the scar in the natural crease under the breast is a good way to hide the scars where no one will see them.


This method has an incision around the areolas, or pigmented skin around the nipple. The surgical scar tends to blend in nicely with the areola. This technique isn’t great for women with a history of hypertrophic or keloid scars and women planning to breastfeed in the future.

Trans-umbilical breast augmentation (TUBA)

Placing the implants through the belly button is rare today, but it is an option. Benefits include an inconspicuous scar, although it can be difficult for the surgeon to place the implants into an optimal position. This technique is limited to saline implants; women that prefer silicone implants will need to choose a different incision.


While you will notice an immediate increase in your breast size, it will take some time for your implants to settle into their final position. This process is commonly called the “drop and fluff” as the implants slowly lower on the chest wall, and the surrounding tissues settle around them, creating breasts that look and feel natural. This process takes about six months, though you will achieve near-final results around three months after surgery.

Why choose The Clinic For Plastic Surgery?

A Top Destination for Breast Implants in Houston, TX

Choosing a breast implant surgeon in Houston is one of the most critical factors for a safe surgery and a beautiful cosmetic outcome.

At The Clinic For Plastic Surgery, we are considered leaders in breast augmentation. Our surgical team, led by award-winning surgeons Dr. Sam Sukkar and Dr. Mark Barlow, goes the extra mile to ensure your breast augmentation results ring true to your beauty ideals. Our private, state-of-the-art surgical center houses a wealth of technological innovations to make your surgery a success. After your operation, you will be treated to attentive care in a luxurious recovery suite with amenities designed to put you and your family members at ease. Exceptional patient care is the cornerstone of our practice, and it shows in our five-star ratings.

Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar

Schedule Your Houston, TX, Breast Implant Consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery Today

Our expert Houston plastic surgeons can deliver your ideal breast implant results. To learn more about your Houston breast implant options, call The Clinic for Plastic Surgery at (281) 819-1145 today.


You will receive general anesthesia, so you will not experience pain during your procedure. Post-operative discomfort is generally moderate. Your surgeon may prescribe pain relievers.

Recovery from breast augmentation typically takes a few weeks, with the first three to five days being the most uncomfortable. Most patients return to work within a week. After two weeks, you can gradually increase your activity level, avoiding strenuous exercise, jarring movements, and heavy lifting until cleared by your surgeon.

Your implants may ride high and feel too firm at first. Over time, your implants will settle into their final shape and position. Known as the “drop and fluff,” this process can take six months to a year.

Breast implants can last for years to come. The average lifespan is ten years. The implants only need replacing if a rupture or another complication occurs.

Most women with breast implants go on to breastfeed successfully. Implants placed below the muscle are less likely to interfere with milk production than above-muscle implants.

The Clinic for Plastic Surgery loves to be a part of our patients’ journeys. That starts with a consultation. No matter which path you choose, you will feel more knowledgeable and confident about your decision after a meeting with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.

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