Breast Augmentation: Tailored Excellence with Dr. Piazza

Women have many different reasons for considering breast augmentation with implants. There are countless life events that can set this exciting new chapter in motion. Top board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco Piazza recognizes the importance of each woman’s distinct journey, and he shares in their excitement and desire for the best possible outcomes. Dr. Piazza dedicates himself to consistently creating beautiful and personalized results, and his patients are confident that they have chosen a surgeon who is able to address their exact needs. Prospective patients come to see Dr. Piazza for breast augmentation in the Austin area more than any other procedure, drawn by his custom approach and stellar reputation for great results.

Breast Procedures

In this video, Dr. Rocco Piazza speaks about different breast procedures and how to find out which procedure is best for you. 

Female patient looking at breast implants with Dr. Piazza

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Dr. Piazza believes the first step to successful results is getting to know his patient on a personal level. During your private consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to share why you are interested in a breast augmentation, as well as explain how you hope the procedure will help you achieve your cosmetic goals. After this initial discussion, Dr. Piazza will develop a custom plan for your breast enhancement. Dr. Piazza empowers patients by openly discussing all relevant aspects of the treatment process, from a description of the most advanced implants available to an explanation of how surgical technique can significantly reduce recovery time. 

At The Piazza Center, patients set their own treatment timelines to ensure they feel confident and excited about each choice before moving forward. The consultation will provide you with the necessary information you need to make the right decisions for your body. You can trust that Dr. Piazza and his attentive staff will always place your needs first each step of the way.

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The Piazza Center Breast Augmentation Difference

Dr. Piazza has been named the Top Breast Augmentation Provider in Austin and San Antonio. 

  • He uses more gummy bear breast implants than anyone else in the Austin and San Antonio, TX region.*
  • Pain is minimal and easily managed. Some plastic surgeons prescribe opioids, but Dr. Piazza prescribes Tylenol or ibuprofen to help manage pain after surgery.
  • Breast augmentation patients experience little to no bruising.
  • There’s no swelling after breast augmentation surgery.
  • Recovery is quick. Patients can return to work in 3 days

*Based on data provided by Allergan

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Breast Augmentation at a Glance


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Incisions are expertly hidden underneath the breast in the fold. The incisions typically heal extremely well, and over time, become nearly invisible. Dr. Piazza adheres to the “No-Touch” technique utilizing a Keller Funnel™ to place the implant in the breast.


General anesthesia is applied via a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) to provide a smooth surgical experience.

Procedure length

Less than 1 hour.


  1. Surgery
  2. Day 3 - 4: Return to work and social activities
  3. Day 5 - 7: Suture and dressing removal
  4. 6 weeks: 80% healed
  5. 3 months: 100% healed


During the first few days after surgery, the patient will experience some chest pressure or tightness in the breasts. Most patients recover very well with acetaminophen and ibuprofen, which are over-the-counter medications. 


The incisions are closed in multiple layers of dissolvable sutures. We will clip one suture in the office approximately 6 days following the procedure. The incision will also be covered with a Steri-Strip™ and a clear plastic dressing called a Tegaderm™. This will stay in place until your first follow-up visit. This will also allow you to shower on the day of surgery.

Most patients will return to work within 3 to 4 days and are back to full activities without restrictions at 6 weeks. Bruising is uncommon with this procedure but can sometimes be visible on the sides of the breasts where Dr. Piazza has injected anesthetic medication.

What are the benefits of breast augmentation?

The benefits of breast augmentation include:

  • Enhanced breast size and shape, leading to improved confidence and self-esteem.
  • Restoration of breast volume lost due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.
  • Correction of asymmetry or size discrepancies for a more balanced appearance.
  • Increased clothing options and ability to fill out swimsuits and tops more comfortably.
  • Overall enhancement of body proportions and silhouette, leading to a more aesthetically pleasing figure.

Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?

You may be a candidate for breast augmentation in Austin with Dr. Piazza if:

  • You've been considering enhancing your breast size or shape.
  • You desire to restore volume lost due to pregnancy or weight loss.
  • You're bothered by breast asymmetry or size discrepancies.
  • You have realistic expectations and understand the risks and benefits of the procedure.

Breast Augmentation Cost In Austin

No two breast augmentations are alike. The price of your highly personalized procedure will depend on the options that best fit your aesthetic goals. Dr. Piazza creates treatment plans unique to each patient that vary based on the type of breast implants used and the surgical techniques required for your body. At the completion of your consultation, a detailed cost breakdown of your procedure will be provided and fully explained. 

Service doesn’t conclude after your surgery is complete. It’s important for Dr. Piazza to make sure that you’re happy with your result before he considers it as an excellent outcome. Because of this, he checks in with his breast augmentation patients for 4 years to ensure they have great, predictable, long-term results. The Piazza Center offers financing options, including CareCredit®, and is pleased to work with patients to create flexible payment plans.

Learn More About Our Fees & Financing

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Breast AugmentationBefore & Afters

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“I wish I could give 10 stars, because Dr. P is that amazing. He is a perfectionist and his expertise is superior. … His entire staff is kind, caring, warm, respectful and knowledgeable.”*

Jean T., Yelp review

Why Choose Dr. Piazza For Your Breast Enhancement Surgery?

The goal of Dr. Piazza and his highly-trained team is to make every person who walks through the door a “patient for life.” Their commitment to providing the best plastic surgery experience possible requires meticulous attention to detail and an unparalleled dedication to patients’ health and well-being. Dr. Piazza finds this challenge fulfilling and sees each breast augmentation procedure as an opportunity to create a positive, lasting change in a patient’s life.

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Real Patients. Real Stories.Helping Our Patients to Live Confidently

Find out what it’s like to be a patient of The Piazza Center. Review the stories and “after” photos of some of the plastic surgery patients who’ve shared their experiences with us.

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Your Custom Breast Augmentation Procedure

Dr. Piazza plans every detail of your procedure prior to the day of surgery to create expected, natural-looking results. Dr. Piazza works seamlessly with his expert surgical team to implement his comprehensive treatment plans, with the goal to minimize the duration of each procedure in the safest possible way.

Dr. Piazza performs breast augmentations as an outpatient procedure in a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center near his practice. In general, the procedure takes 1 to 2 hours and uses general anesthesia.

Breast Implant Options

Although most women choose cohesive silicone breast implants, Dr. Piazza offers all breast augmentation patients a full spectrum of breast implants in both silicone and saline. Implant selection and the shape of a patient’s natural breasts affect the preferred surgical technique, but minimizing any signs of surgery is always a top priority.


Popular implant material options include:

  • Cohesive silicone (or “gummy bear” implants): Our most popular selection, these implants have a natural look and feel, and hold their shape even when damaged.
  • Silicone gel: These implants are approved by the FDA for women ages 22 and up. They closely mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue more than saline implants.
  • Saline: These implants are made of a silicone shell that contains sterile saltwater. These FDA-approved implants are for women ages 18 and up.


For accuracy, implant sizes are measured by volume in cubic centimeters (cc) rather than cup sizes. The ideal implant size is one that gives you attractive curves while maintaining balance with your frame and anatomical proportions. Patients can choose between a more dramatic increase or a subtle enhancement.


Select either round or anatomically shaped (“teardrop”) implants. Shaped implants are typically best for those with little natural breast tissue.


In this context, profile indicates how far your breast projects from your chest. A low-profile implant features a wider base with less projection, while a high-profile implant features a narrower base with more pronounced projection.


Implants may be placed either under the pectoralis muscle (submuscular), above it (subglandular), or a blend of both wherein the top of the implant is placed below the muscle while the lower part is placed below the breast tissue (partial submuscular).

Incision Placement

Options for breast augmentation incisions include:

  • Periareolar: A semi-circle around the bottom of the areola
  • Inframammary: A line hidden along the crease under the breast
  • Transaxillary: An incision hidden in the underarm
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The Active Augmentation

Dr. Piazza has designed a special breast augmentation procedure called the Active Augmentation for women who are very active and want to reduce the downtime required by traditional breast augmentation surgery.

Read more about the Active Augmentation.

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Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift

A breast augmentation makes the breasts fuller. It enhances their shape and can correct minimal sagging. A breast lift rejuvenates the breasts by raising them on the chest, tightening any degree of lax skin, and reshaping the nipples if necessary. 

For women with significant sagging in their breasts who want to enhance the size and appearance of their breasts, Dr. Piazza often combines breast augmentation with a breast lift. Read more about breast augmentation & lift surgery on our blog.


Dr. Piazza offers innovative techniques and products to effectively address patients’ needs. Strattice is an FDA-approved regenerative tissue matrix that supports implants and is used largely to help reduce the recurrence of capsular contracture. Galaflex is commonly used as an “internal bra” to strengthen weak tissue, correct implant malposition issues, and proactively help support the tissue in patients with thin or loose breast tissue. Dr. Piazza is one of the top surgeons using Galaflex in the Austin and San Antonio area.

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Your Breast Augmentation Recovery & Results

Your recovery plan begins long before you enter the operating room. Dr. Piazza creates detailed surgical guides to ensure minimal trauma and procedure time. Due to this innovative and highly specialized approach, patients can enjoy their results almost immediately. 

Typically, patients report minor soreness, and they are able to return to their daily activities within a few days. Minimal bruising rarely occurs, and the vast majority of patients take only over-the-counter pain medication. This short and relatively comfortable recovery period is a significant benefit of choosing 

Dr. Piazza as your breast augmentation surgeon in Austin. We’re confident that your beautiful results will be what you remember most. After your surgery, Dr. Piazza and his team will be with you through every step of recovery, and will celebrate with you as your body fully heals.

Breast Augmentation FAQ

What’s the difference between breast augmentation and breast implants?

Will my implants need to be replaced?

What is an alternative to breast implants?

Can breast augmentation correct asymmetry or reduce the appearance of sagging skin?

Can a breast augmentation be combined with nipple correction surgery?

Can I combine breast augmentation with other procedures?

What’s the difference between breast augmentation and breast implants?

Breast implants are placed within the breasts during breast augmentation surgery. Many people incorrectly use these terms interchangeably.

Will my implants need to be replaced?

While breast implants are not meant to last a lifetime, they don’t have a specific expiration date. In the past, the FDA recommended replacing implants every 10 years; today, many women have had their implants for more than 20 years. I perform elective implant exchange for patients who want to change the aesthetics of their implants. I also perform revision surgery if an implant ruptures, or there are complications from the original surgery.

What is an alternative to breast implants?

Women who want a modest increase in breast volume (about a cup size) without breast implants might consider fat transfer breast augmentation. I remove fat from an area where it’s unwanted (such as the belly or thighs) using liposuction, process it with the REVOLVE™ fat transfer system, and then inject the purified fat into the breasts. I also combine breast implants with fat transfer to enhance the cleavage and to smooth out the transition between the implant and the upper chest, as well as other areas.

Can breast augmentation correct asymmetry or reduce the appearance of sagging skin?

Absolutely! I welcome cases that may appear more challenging, and I frequently combine techniques to correct asymmetry or reduce the amount of excess skin while creating fuller, shapelier breasts with implants. I often perform a breast lift with an augmentation for women who have excess skin due to weight loss or aging.

Can a breast augmentation be combined with nipple correction surgery?

Yes. I often enhance the final results of breast augmentation procedures by performing nipple correction surgery to reshape stretched, enlarged nipples, or fix inverted nipples. I discuss my techniques for performing these procedures on my blog.

Can I combine breast augmentation with other procedures?

Yes. Combining breast augmentation with complementary procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck surgery is a popular and effective solution for women who want to address multiple cosmetic concerns at once. This combination procedure is commonly known as a mommy makeover. Whether you’re focused on improving the appearance of your breasts, or you’re looking for a complete rejuvenation, there are a number of effective surgical procedures that can be combined to exceed your cosmetic expectations. There are also a number of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments that may suit your needs. During your consultation, our team will answer any questions you have about how to achieve an optimal overall result.

Meet With Dr. Piazza At The Following Post-Op Milestones

  • 6 Days: Remove incision dressings and answer initial questions.
  • 3 Weeks: Assess incision healing and initiate Dr. Piazza’s scar protocol.
  • 3 Months: Ensure patient comfort and evaluate progress. Assess for release for full activities.
  • 6 Months: Celebrate results with photos.
  • Annual Breast Health Exam: Dr. Piazza invites all breast implant patients to return for a yearly follow-up at no cost for life. In this annual exam, we review the patient's mammogram and perform a breast exam to check for masses, lumps, or bumps in the tissue. Dr. Piazza takes measurements of the breast to look at the stability of the result over time and photos to see if there have been any changes from the previous year. This is part of our commitment to excellence, measuring our results, and cultivating lifetime relationships with our patients.

You’ll have the opportunity to share feedback and ask questions during all stages of the recovery period. We’ll provide you with detailed post-op instructions, and you’ll have convenient access to the resources that you need.

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