Confidence and Curves
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts, helping individuals achieve their dream figure. Whether the patient wishes to increase volume, restore lost fullness after pregnancy or weight loss, or simply improve the overall balance and proportion of their figure, breast augmentation offers a transformative solution.
Breast augmentation can be tailored to suit the patient’s preferences delivering natural-looking results. The procedure not only transforms the physical appearance but can also boost self-confidence and empowers individuals to feel more comfortable and satisfied with their bodies.
In Houston, TX, Dr. Steven J. Kronowitz specializes in performing breast augmentation, providing women with professional care and exceptional results. With Dr. Kronowitz’s expertise and the advancements in anatomical breast implants, women in Houston can confidently pursue their desired aesthetic goals and achieve the fuller, shapelier breasts they desire. To learn more about Dr. Kronowitz and his unique approach to breast augmentation, call Kronowitz Plastic Surgery at 713-523-0300 or fill out this form. The results speak for themselves, but the testimonials from satisfied patients prove Dr. Kronowitz’s skill and dedication to delivering outstanding outcomes! Take a look at our blog for a comprehensive approach to patient education.
Take a look at our blog for a comprehensive approach to patient education.
All About Breast Augmentation
Every year, a significant number of women in the US and across the globe make the choice to enhance their bustlines through breast augmentation. This popular surgical procedure aims to create or restore a youthful and voluptuous contour for women who have naturally small breasts or have experienced changes in their breasts due to pregnancy, weight loss, or the passage of time.
Many surgical centers offer breast augmentation, but what sets Dr. Kronowitz’s practice apart is the use of anatomical implants. Dr. Kronowitz is the only plastic surgeon in Houston, TX to offer patients anatomical-shaped, silicone gel breast implants for breast augmentation.
When considering breast augmentation, it’s important to focus on achieving a balanced and attractive breast shape rather than just increasing size. To define what makes a breast aesthetically appealing, there are four key features Dr. Kronowitz considers :
- A proportionate ratio between the upper and lower parts of the breast, with the upper part being about 45% and the lower part being about 55% of the total breast volume.
- The nipple should be angled slightly upward, usually around 20 degrees.
- The upper part of the breast should have a smooth slope, either in a straight line or with a slight inward curve.
- The lower part of the breast should have a tight and rounded shape.
What Are Anatomical Implants?
Anatomical implants offer increased versatility, allowing for a more customized selection based on the individual breast’s shape and characteristics. They provide greater control over the final breast shape, particularly for certain breast types.
In many cases, anatomical implants can deliver results that appear more natural, aligning with the aesthetic ideals commonly associated with the female breast.  Dr. Kronowitz has had especially successful results when using these in younger patients, who want more volume but a natural-looking result that is on trend.
Dr. Kronowitz specializes in Mentor implants, particularly Memory Shape anatomical implants. He has extensive experience with these implants and hasn’t used saline implants for several years. However, if requested by a patient, he can still perform saline implant procedures. Dr. Kronowitz prefers silicone implants over saline because they offer a more natural feel and reduce the risk of leakage. With Dr. Kronowitz’s expertise and dedication to patient satisfaction, individuals can trust that their breast augmentation procedure will be tailored to their preferences and result in natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing outcomes.
Breast augmentation offers women a range of customizable options to achieve various benefits, including:
- Size enhancement
- Natural appearance
- Volume and shape restoration
- Addressing asymmetry
- Enhanced clothing fit
- Boost in confidence and self-image
Breast augmentation with anatomical implants are good for patients who have experienced pregnancy, or younger patients who have certain concerns about the shape or characteristics of their breasts. These include :
- Small amounts of existing breast tissue
- Breasts that lack a defined shape or the desired contours
- “Constricted breasts,” a specific breast shape characterized by a narrow base and a more tubular appearance
- Limited lower pole projection, or a deflated appearance
- Breast asymmetry
- Deformities of the chest wall
- Sagging and looseness in the lower part of the breast
Anatomical implants can help address these specific concerns and improve the overall appearance of the breasts, making them look more natural and balanced. If you think you may be a candidate for breast augmentation, contact Kronowitz Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation by calling (713) 523-0300.
Dr. Kronowitz takes the time to listen to his Houston patients’ reasons for scheduling a consultation. The consultation appointment is a crucial step in establishing a strong rapport and understanding between the surgeon and the patient.
During the consultation, Dr. Kronowitz conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s current breast anatomy, discussing their desired outcome and expectations. He provides professional guidance and expertise, explaining the various breast augmentation options available and helping the patient make informed decisions.
Dr. Kronowitz ensures that the patient is well-informed about the surgical process, including potential risks and benefits. He takes the time to answer any questions or address any concerns the patient may have, ensuring they feel comfortable and confident moving forward. Dr. Kronowitz values open communication, patient education, and shared decision-making, ensuring that the patient feels heard, understood, and supported throughout their breast augmentation journey. To schedule your appointment, call (713) 523-0300 today.
To prepare for surgery, patients should:
- Stop smoking temporarily
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Prepare the home for recovery
- Plan for a ride home after the procedure
- Avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements
Our team will provide patients with a comprehensive list to help them prepare for surgery.
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, ensuring the patient’s comfort and safety throughout the procedure. This allows for a pain-free and relaxed surgical experience.
Dr. Kronowitz prefers a submuscular placement technique; this placement involves positioning the implants beneath the pectoral muscle, which:
- Provides additional coverage
- Offers a more natural-looking result
- Reduces the risk of visible rippling or wrinkling on the breast surface 
- Does not interfere with the ability to undergo mammograms
To place the implants, an incision is made along the inframammary fold (the crease below the breast).
During the procedure, Dr. Kronowitz takes measures to minimize the need for drains, reducing post-operative discomfort and simplifying the recovery process. The absence of drains allows for a more comfortable and convenient healing experience.
The breast augmentation procedure typically takes around 1.5 hours to complete. However, the duration may vary depending on individual circumstances and the specific techniques involved.
Post Procedure Recovery
During the recovery period, patients will be advised to wear a special supportive bra to provide gentle compression and support to the breasts. This helps minimize swelling, promote proper healing, and ensure optimal implant positioning. Dr. Kronowitz is able to perform this surgery without the use of drains, so patients can focus on rest.
Dr. Kronowitz will schedule several follow-up appointments to monitor the patient’s progress and provide ongoing care.
- The first follow-up appointment typically occurs one week after the surgery. During this visit, any necessary dressings or sutures will be removed, and the surgical site will be examined.
- Around the three-week mark, another follow-up appointment is scheduled. At this time, Dr. Kronowitz will assess the healing progress, address any concerns, and provide further guidance on post-operative care and activities.
- A comprehensive evaluation is also conducted during the three-month follow-up appointment. This allows Dr. Kronowitz to assess the long-term results of the procedure, ensure that the breasts are healing properly, and address any questions the patient may have.
Throughout the recovery period, it is crucial for patients to follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Kronowitz. This includes avoiding strenuous activities, maintaining proper incision care, and taking any prescribed medications. By adhering to these guidelines and attending scheduled follow-up appointments, patients can ensure a smooth recovery process and achieve optimal results from their breast augmentation procedure.
Breast augmentation can improve the shape of the breasts, providing a fuller, more youthful, and more balanced bosom. Perkier breasts mean your clothing options will bloom along with your confidence. Wear a bikini in the summer and go without a bra when you want. Love your breasts again with a breast augmentation!
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
For some women, breast augmentation alone may not address all of their aesthetic concerns. In cases where there is both a desire for increased breast volume and a need to correct sagging or drooping breasts, a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift procedures can provide comprehensive results.
Breast augmentation with lift, also known as augmentation mastopexy, is a surgical approach that combines the placement of breast implants to enhance volume with a breast lift to elevate and reshape the breasts. This combined procedure can result in fuller, firmer, and more youthfully positioned breasts.
During the breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Kronowitz has the capability to perform liposuction or sculpting to address axillary fat. In addition to enhancing breast size and shape, he can target and remove excess fat in the armpit area, also known as axillary fat, to achieve a more refined and sculpted appearance. This comprehensive approach allows for a more complete transformation, ensuring that not only the breasts but also the surrounding areas contribute to an overall balanced and aesthetically pleasing result.
Breast augmentation is a highly customized procedure, and the final cost of your breast augmentation will vary depending on that personalization. The implants selected, the implant placement, the techniques used, the potential need for breast lift, and factors like anesthesia and facility fees all contribute to the final price.
Once Dr. Kronowitz has developed your surgical plan, you will be provided with a precise cost estimate.
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