Breast augmentation is the cornerstone of Dr. Philip Straka’s practice, making up a large percentage of the procedures he performs and therefore giving him a wealth of experience in the field of cosmetic breast enhancement that greatly benefits his patients.
Dr. Straka is highly regarded for his breast augmentation technique, attracting patients from not only the Houston area, but from throughout the country as well.
Dr. Straka’s breast augmentation technique typically utilizes very short incisions and a gentle approach, resulting in little to no bruising, minimum swelling and an easier recovery. Typically, with Dr. Straka’s gentle technique, no drainage tubes are necessary and all sutures used are absorbable so no suture removal is necessary. Implant and incision choices are tailored to each individual patient’s unique goals and physique.
Saline and Silicone Breast Implants
There are a number of decisions to be carefully considered during the breast augmentation procedure, including the type of implant and implant shape and size that will provide patients with the cosmetic outcome they desire. Because of the importance of this decision, Dr. Straka works with each patient to develop an individual treatment plan designed to achieve the safest and most successful breast enhancement possible.
At our Houston plastic surgery practice, patients can choose between saline breast implants and silicone gel implants, which both have distinct advantages that will be addressed during the initial consultation.
Saline breast implants are filled with a saline solution with an outer silicone shell. These implants have been safely used for decades to add volume to the breasts and correct any breast asymmetries. They are approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for use in patients age 18 and older, and can provide beautiful results.
Silicone breast implants have a silicone outer shell and are filled with a thick, medical grade form of silicone. Reapproved by the FDA in 2006, silicone breast implants can be used in patients 22 and older. Many of Dr. Straka’s patients choose silicone implants because they typically feel and act more like natural breast tissue.
Additionally, Dr. Straka offers several different styles of implant profiles to satisfy the varying aesthetic demands of each woman’s body type:
- Moderate Profile Breast Implant – Adds greater width and less overall projection.
- Moderate Plus Profile Breast Implant – Adds a medium level of both width and projection.
- High Profile Breast Implant – Adds less width and greater projection.
- Ultra High Profile Breast Implant – For the greatest degree of breast projection and roundness
Dr. Straka is experienced in the use of both saline and silicone breast implants. Dr. Straka serves as a principle investigator in both the Mentor and Natrelle silicone gel breast implant studies commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration.
Breast augmentation with implants is an effective way of adding volume to the breasts and creating a bustline that is more proportionate to your body frame. The procedure typically takes about one to two hours to complete and can be performed on an outpatient basis. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation.
Other breast procedures performed by Dr. Straka include:
See the impressive results of breast augmentation surgery performed by Dr. Straka by viewing the photo gallery below.
Before and After Photos – Click Here
Find Out More about Breast Augmentation
Dr. Straka focuses his practice on breast augmentation and draws on a wealth of experience with the procedure to give his patients the most beautiful results. To learn more about the types of implants and surgical procedures that are available, contact us today.