There’s no denying the fact that breast augmentation with implants can certainly do wonders. Aside from being one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures each year, satisfaction rates with the procedure are also high. According to a study published in the May 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal, 98 percent of the 225 women interviewed post-surgery reported that their breast augmentation outcomes met or exceeded their initial expectations. The Importance of Realistic Expectations Occasionally, we come across a first-time patient who is considering breast augmentation, but has unrealistic expectations of the procedure. Dr. Cortes encourages these patients to view breast augmentation not as a tool that will achieve perfection and change their lives but rather help them achieve an improvement in their appearance. If you decide to have breast augmentation with the expectation that your breasts will look exactly like your best friend’s or your favorite celebrity, you are setting up yourself for disappointment. There are a wide variety of factors that can influence breast augmentation outcomes — ranging from your body type to your natural breast anatomy to your current lifestyle. Making the Decision Deciding to have breast augmentation then involves many smaller decisions, too, such as which implants to use, incision placement, and implant placement. Let us help you come up with a customized breast augmentation plan! Call us at 713.234.6244 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Cortes. We look forward to your visit!