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  • Great bed side manners, caring, compassionate, attentive, thorough-excellent surgeon! Thank you Dr. Hsu for helping me be me again.

    Alex, Houston, TX
  • Absolutely wonderful doctor. Always made me feel very comfortable. Took his time with me and gave me exactly what I wanted.

    Louise, Houston, TX
  • I’m very happy I decided to have a tummy tuck. Dr. Hsu made me feel good about the procedure. It’s so much easier wearing clothes without all the extra skin around my middle!

    Corinne, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is amazing very professional and has attention to detail. I am so glad he was my dr and I will for sure come back and have referred him to friends. He is amazing

    Katrina, Houston, TX
  • I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Hsu. He is an excellent surgeon & goes above and beyond the call of duty. Dr. Hsu was available and willing to help. I can’t thank him enough. ( My husband thanks him too!)

    Evelyn, Houston, TX
  • Very painless, love my results and the way Dr. Hsu treats and listens to your needs.

    Jenny, Houston, TX
  • I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Hsu. He answered all my questions thoroughly on my first appointment. The surgery went very well. The recovery was much better than I expected. The pain was very bearable. The scar is very neat and my abdomen is flat. I’m very happy with the results of Dr….

    Carolina, Houston, TX
  • My husband & I met Dr. Hsu soon after my breast cancer diagnosis. He was warm and caring and truly educated us on my options. He has been a trusted advisor and excellent physician and I am thrilled with the results.

    Maria, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu you are divine. I love what you have done!

    Alene, Houston, TX
  • My breast surgery was the best thing I could have done foe myself. My clothes fit much better and I wish I would have had this procedure earlier. Thank you!

    Rita, Houston, TX
  • Getting this procedure was the best thing I could have done, I feel so much better inside and out. I had so many back problems and now I do not have any. I would suggest getting this procedure.

    Regina, Houston, TX
  • Extremely impressed with entire staff and surgery. I wish I had this done years ago. The new implants are far more realistic than I expected. As for the Rhinoplasty – I LOVE IT!

    Elaine, Houston, TX
  • Thank you Dr. Hsu, Toni thru this journey. You guys made this so much easier and worry free. You both are definitely fullfilling your calling in life. Thanks for making me feel beautiful again!

    Nancy, Houston, TX
  • Thank you so much Dr. Hsu for giving me the most beautiful natural looking breasts! They are exactly what I always imagined them to be. Dr. Hsu really took the time to listen to my requests and concerns, and it shows in the result. All of his staff made me feel at ease and made…

    Mila, Houston, TX
  • Thank you so much Dr. Hsu for giving me the most beautiful natural looking breasts! They are exactly what I always imagined them to be. Dr. Hsu really look the time to listen to my requests and concerns and it shows in the result. All of his staff made me feel at ease and made…

    Crystal, Houston, TX
  • I had the greatest experience with Dr. hsu and his staff. I will recommend them to everyone. I am more than happy with my outcome.

    Ana, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu was AWESOME! He was very thorough in explaining everything that was heppening at the present time & what to expect in the future. He is also an excellent surgeon. I have & will continue to refer him.

    Sade, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Hsu did a great job throughout my whole surgery process. If anyone is needing plastic surgery, he is the man!! Wouldn’t think twice about coming back to him for another procedure.

    Jaelynn, Katy, TX
  • Dr. Hsu is kind, caring & I am so pleased w/ my results. Toni is also wonderful! I was never worried I was bothersome with my questions or that concerns. This has been such a great experience and I am so happy w/ my new body.

    Lyra, Katy, TX
  • This has been one of the best experiences of my life Dr. Hsu has not only given me beautiful breast, he has also given me confidence. Not only was the procedure fast and effecient, the recovery proess was easy, simple and quick! Thank you so much Dr. Hsu!!

    Aleisha, Humble, TX

Breast Implants

By Dr. Patrick Hsu

Types of Breast Implants

modelThere are two main types of breast implants used by Dr. Hsu – silicone vs. saline. Silicone implants are prefilled implants consisting of a silicone shell that is filled with silicone. The second type is a saline implant, which is filled at the time of surgery with saline (salt water). Easiest way to remember is that a silicone implant is filled with silicone and a saline implant is filled with saline. Both of these implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and profiles. Shape can be either anatomic (teardrop shaped) or round. The different sizes will be determined by how much saline or silicone is filled into each implant, which is referred to as cc or ml (milliliters). You may hear a friend say they have 400 cc implants. That means that they are filled with 400 milliliters. As the volume goes up, the implant gets bigger. Lastly, there are generally four different profiles that mostly translate into how much projection you get. Each implant company has a different name for each profile. Dr. Hsu refers to them as low, medium, high and ultra-high profile for his patients, which is easier to remember. In general, silicone implants are softer associated with less rippling. They feel more like breast tissue and tend to have a more natural look when compared to saline implants. Saline implants are filled with salt water, the same salt water composition that our bodies are made of. Because they are filled with saline, they are stiffer and can have more rippling. Silicone implants will usually require a longer incision when compared to saline implants and will also have a higher capsular contracture rate. Discuss all these differences with Dr. Hsu on your consultation.

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Because of the nature of the breast augmentation procedure, you will be under general anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Your desired results, the configuration of your breasts, and varying other factors will determine the method of insertion and placement of your implants.

Breast Under the Muscle

medical1The placement of your incision will be determined by what type of implant you receive, though Dr. Hsu will make every effort to ensure the resulting scar is easily concealed and as small as possible. Many surgeons will just use one incision for every single patient that they see. Dr. Hsu is trained to insert an implant in all three incisions to tailor the surgery for each patient. Dr. Hsu will usually recommend one incision which he feels is best for you, but ultimately, the decision is yours.

There are three common incision sites:

• Axillary (under the arm): This type of incision is used for both saline and silicone implants and allows for the most remote and hidden scar possible. Scars often appear to blend into the natural creases of the armpit and fade at 6 months to a year. The advantage to this incision is that there are no scars on the breast itself. Surgery will usually take an hour longer because of the increased expertise needed to perform this surgery.

• Periareolar (around the nipple): One of the most common incision sites, this method creates a circular cut around the natural edge of the areola. Scars are concealed by the natural lines and ridges of the nipple, so are far less noticeable. Breast feeding can be hindered by this type of incision so be sure to ask Dr. Hsu about this incision.

• Inframammary (in the fold under the breast): The inframmary fold incision is a small incision along the base of the breast. It is perhaps the easiest to perform however scars in this area can be particularly good or particularly bad depending on the shape and size of the breast. Breastfeeding is generally unaffected and the scar is well concealed if the patient has enough breast tissue to drop over the incision. The surgery usually takes one hour to complete with Dr. Hsu.

Stitches are used to close all incisions and additionally taped for greater support. A gauze bandage may be applied over your breasts to help with healing and then you will be placed in a surgical bra. Dr. Hsu uses only dissolvable sutures and there will be no drains placed to make the whole experience less anxiety provoking.


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