The breasts are considered a defining feature of the female form and appearance, which plays a key role in creating a woman’s beauty. As a female, board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, Dr. Kristy Hamilton is uniquely qualified to appreciate and understand her patients’ aesthetic goals to enhance their breasts beautifully. She creates exquisite, customized transformations with her state-of-the-art breast augmentation procedures—showcasing ideal round, full, feminine breasts with a beautifully-curved, natural-looking, balanced shape and silhouette desired by her patients for ultimate confidence.
What Is Breast Augmentation With Implants?
Breast augmentation with implants is the most popular method of enlarging breast size. Breast implants provide the number one way to create significant fullness to enhance breast shape. Dr. Hamilton performs Breast Augmentation (or Augmentation Mammoplasty). This procedure is a type of cosmetic breast surgery that increases breast size by placing silicone or saline implants into the breasts—with the emphasis on creating a gorgeous, elegant look for her patients that boosts confidence. Dr. Hamilton’s customized techniques enhance the size, shape, and silhouette of the breasts—for the most beautiful, feminine breasts that display accentuated cleavage, increased volume, and optimized symmetry.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?
Dr. Hamilton’s extensive experience performing all aspects of breast surgery using cutting-edge technology enables her to perform implant-based breast augmentation procedures with precision and artistry. She creates beautifully contoured, natural-looking breasts with enhanced volume, cleavage, and perkiness to fulfill her patients’ aesthetic goals—while also providing them the experience of a comfortable, rapid recovery (usually a day or two) with her accelerated recovery protocol.
Breast augmentation with implants enhances curves and silhouettes beautifully, often instilling a sense of increased confidence in women to create the body they have always envisioned for themselves. Newly transformed, rejuvenated breasts enable women to better fill out their clothes and undergarments in proportion with the rest of their body.
Implant-based breast augmentation benefits young women early in life, prior to childbirth, by creating fuller, shapely breasts, artfully contoured for a stunning appearance.
Alternatively, this procedure rejuvenates the breasts of women affected by pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, the passage of time, or genetics. Dr. Hamilton skillfully restores volume, shape, contour, and symmetry—creating fuller, more rounded breasts that are balanced symmetrically, naturally positioned on the chest wall, and aesthetically proportionate to their body frame.
“Enhancing natural beauty, one beautiful detail at a time.”
Where are Breast Augmentation Incisions Made?
There are three main options for breast augmentation incisions:
1. Inframammary Fold
3. Transaxillary (Armpit)
How Is The Breast Augmentation Procedure Performed?
Dr. Hamilton listens intently to her patients during the consultation to ascertain their aesthetic goals—while also evaluating their breast anatomy, skin elasticity, and body type—to help them make decisions to obtain the overall aesthetic look they desire. With every patient, she tailors the plan according to three main components: the ideal size, shape, and type of the implant as well as the location of the incision and the implant itself.
Patients may choose between silicone or saline, with most patients selecting silicone because these implants feel softer and more natural compared to saline implants. The accompanying incision is tiny and typically located in the fold underneath the breast, but it may also be placed along the border of the areola. Finally, the implant may be placed in front of (pre-pectoral) or behind (sub-pectoral) the pectoralis major muscle, depending upon the patient’s anatomy and lifestyle. In the United States, 80% of implants are placed behind the muscle.
Dr. Hamilton utilizes advanced biometrics—calculating her patients’ unique biological measurements of their physical characteristics—to help ensure that her patients select the size and shape of their breast implants to most effectively achieve their aesthetic goals. Smooth, round, medical-grade implants are always used, which have the advantage of being able to rotate freely inside the breast. Within that category, many options exist—and Dr. Hamilton works closely with her patients to select the implant that is the perfect size and shape for their frame—an implant that will add natural fullness to the upper breast, while providing a beautiful curve to the lower part of the breast. Together with determining the implant’s ideal position on the chest wall, her patients will attain a natural, proportional, aesthetically-pleasing look.
Passionate about performing finely-detailed plastic surgery to optimize the breasts, Dr. Hamilton meticulously places each implant into the breast pocket via a single, tiny, 1-inch incision (usually hidden inconspicuously within the breast fold) using a sterile, non-touch technique. The implant is directly transferred from its container to the specialized, sterile funnel (called a Keller Funnel)—creating the most sterile environment for implantation and allowing for the tiniest incision to be made. After inserting the tip of the funnel into the breast pocket, Dr. Hamilton skillfully squeezes the implant into the breast pocket without it even touching the surface of the breast skin, instantly transforming the breast into a beautiful shape, size, and silhouette.
The smooth, round implants rotate freely, create fullness at the top, and they create breasts with a graceful, natural, symmetrical look that is proportional to the patient’s body. Dr. Hamilton’s quick-recovery protocol typically entails only one-to-two days off work—with the implants fully settled in 3 months’ time.
Breast Augmentation can be effectively combined with a Breast Lift (also called Mastopexy) for patients who seek to rejuvenate their breasts with increased breast volume in combination with a beautifully lifted breast shape and silhouette. Breast Augmentation can also be paired with an internal bra for additional support for larger implants or looser breast tissues as well as fat grafting to further sculpt the cleavage lines.
What Is Recovery Like After Breast Augmentation?
With Dr. Hamilton’s advanced, accelerated post-operative protocol, recovery is rapid. Her method allows patients to enter surgery in a relatively calm, anti-inflammatory state and feel good immediately after surgery. Dr. Hamilton encourages her patients to remain active post-surgery. Patients mainly feel the sensation of pressure on the chest temporarily due to the additional volume placed behind the breast and the tissues relaxing right after the procedure. Most patients are only off work one-to-two days and off exercise four weeks due to Dr. Hamilton’s rapid-recovery protocol.
The implants visibly drop (commonly termed “drop and fluff”) after 6 weeks and fully settle within 3 months. They settle faster in women who have already experienced childbirth and breastfeeding. Dr. Hamilton works closely with her patients to ensure a smooth post-operative healing process.