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Breast Augmentation

If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, it can negatively affect your confidence and your self-image.

Dr. Bernard Kopchinski performs breast augmentation surgery using safe, natural-feeling implants to enhance your figure based on your goals.

Why do so many women choose Dr. Bernard Kopchinski at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, for their breast augmentation surgery?

Natural-Looking Results From a Board-Certified Surgeon

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Before Breast Augmentation
After breast augmentation
After Breast Augmentation
By placing breast implants, Dr. Kopchinski dramatically enhanced the size and shape of this patient's breasts. Saline and silicone implants placed by our San Antonio surgeon can give you natural-looking outcomes.

Love the Way You Look The Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Full, Attractive Breasts

If you think your breasts are too small, asymmetrical, or misshapen, breast augmentation performed by our experienced plastic surgeon can produce a natural-looking, feminine bust.

Customizable Procedure

No two women are the same, and not every patient desires the same results. Dr. Kopchinski treats breast augmentation as a totally customizable procedure, using different techniques and different types of implants depending on your cosmetic goals.

Boosted Confidence

It's amazing how much confidence you can gain just from loving the way you look. When you achieve the feminine form you've always wanted thanks to breast augmentation, you'll be able to approach every part of your life with more boldness.

Which Breast Implant Technique Is Right for You?

Breast augmentation patients at our San Antonio, TX, practice have the choice of saline or silicone breast implants. Saline implants can be adjusted to your desired size, while silicone implants tend to look more natural, but are not adjustable. Our board-certified surgeon is ready to discuss which type can meet your unique needs during a one-on-one consultation.

Are a Lot of Women Unhappy With Their Breasts?

If you are feeling unsatisfied with the size and shape of your breasts, you are far from alone. Check out these statistics:

  • According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation has been one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in the U.S. since 2006.
  • According to The Aesthetic Society, around 300,000 breast augmentation procedures are performed in the country each year, with 2021 reaching as many as 365,000.

This data shows there are hundreds of thousands of women who have the same body image concerns that you do. Dr. Kopchinski can help make your hopes and dreams of fuller, shapelier breasts come true.

The Basics of Breast Augmentation What, Why, and How

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Breast augmentation surgery enhances the size and shape of breasts by the placement of breast implants. Breast implants are usually filled with either saline or silicone materials. A plastic surgeon can place implants either under or over the pectoral muscle, depending on the desired outcomes of the patient.

Breast augmentation is best suited for patients with naturally small breasts who want to enhance their size and shape. In some cases, breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift to address sagging breasts. Some patients utilize breast augmentation to restore breast tissue, although other forms of reconstructive plastic surgery may be more appropriate.

Curious About Breast Augmentation? Request a Consultation Today

If you are considering plastic surgery to enhance the size and shape of your breasts, we encourage you to request a totally free consultation with Dr. Bernard Kopchinski at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Kopchinski is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of surgical experience. He prides himself on improving his patients' lives by helping them achieve their cosmetic goals, and he goes above and beyond to make sure his patients feel heard, respected, and cared for.

You can request your free consultation with our accomplished plastic surgeon by filling out our online form or calling:

(210) 255-1764

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Our practice motto is "Right patient, right time, right operation."

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Anissa Medrano


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Dr.K fit me into his busy schedule and is so positive and knowledgeable! Dr. K made me feel welcomed as well as his staff. Everytime I call they make me feel like a priority and I feel I made a great choice coming to him!

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Mindy Davis


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Dr.K was amazing and very knowledgeable! I have had a couple of procedures done. There was never any pressure to do anything. I was able to ask all of the questions and always received very honest answers so I could make the best decision for me... I would definitely recommend Dr. K and his staff to anyone considering any type of cosmetic surgeries!!

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Dr. Kopchinski Goes Beyond Board Certification He Is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

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When Dr. Kopchinski earned board certification in 2008, it was the culmination of over a decade of surgical excellence and dedication. 

Fellowship designates a surgeon as having proven elite ethics, skill, knowledge, and more. All Fellows must be board certified, complete an intensive interview process, upload case logs to demonstrate their surgical ability, and receive three references from existing Fellows.

Dr. Kopchinski is proud of this accomplishment and proud to provide his patients with safe, high-quality procedures.

Another Stunning Breast Transformation by Dr. Kopchinski

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Before Breast Augmentation
Larger, fuller breasts
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Even women who do not have a lot of breast tissue can benefit from breast implants. Our San Antonio team achieved a dramatic transformation for this patient, increasing the size of her breasts while making the final results look natural.

San Antonio Has So Much to Say


Judy Rountree


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Dr. K is the absolute best for all your cosmetic procedures. He has a great bedside manner and really takes the time to listen to YOU! I LOVE my tummy and my breast reduction...you ROCK Dr. K!

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Elizabeth Elizondo


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Dr. K and his staff were super helpful and friendly. They answered all my concerns and didn't rush me. I was referred to this office by a friend and her family. All were satisfied. He did an amazing job on my BA! They look perfect!

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How to Prepare for Safe, Effective Surgery

Dr. Kopchinski has been a practicing surgeon since 1998. His extensive experience allows him to give personalized recommendations to each patient to maximize the efficacy of their surgery. General guidelines he provides to his San Antonio patients include:

  • Avoid using tobacco products for approximately one month prior to your procedure (and consider quitting the habit altogether)
  • Cease taking blood thinners like aspirin for the two weeks before treatment
  • Do not drink any alcohol for the week leading up to your surgery
  • Stop the usage of all self-tanning products

How Are Breast Implants Placed? A Treatment Timeline

Dr. Kopchinski is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of surgical experience.
Dr. Kopchinski is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of surgical experience.


During a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Kopchinski at our San Antonio, TX, plastic surgery office, he will examine your breasts and ask about your cosmetic goals to determine the most appropriate technique and type of implant for you. At the end of your consultation, your surgery can be scheduled.
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Our procedures are performed at CHRISTUS® Santa Rosa Hospital and Cumberland Surgical Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility. To begin your breast augmentation surgery, we will first administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
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Your plastic surgeon will begin the procedure by making incisions in the breast tissue. When possible, Dr. Kopchinski uses an inframammary incision which is made in the crease of the breast. This can help minimize visible scarring.
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Implant Placement

Dr. Kopchinski will insert your preferred form of breast implants through the incisions. Depending on your goals and body type, the implants can go under or over the pectoral muscle.
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Closing the Incisions

After placing the breast implants, the plastic surgeon will suture the incisions shut. The surgery is now complete.
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To ensure your breasts heal properly, they will be wrapped in special bandages. We may provide you with a special support bra that you will need to wear for at least a few days. You can now begin the process of recovery and enjoy your larger, fuller, more symmetrical breasts.
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How Long
Do the Results Last?


The results of a properly performed breast augmentation are immediate and long-lasting, but you should keep in mind that implants will have to be replaced every 10-20 years. However, this cosmetic investment can provide a lifetime of change when performed by an award-winning board-certified surgeon like Dr. Kopchinski.

Do You Have Questions About Breast Augmentation? Contact Our Plastic Surgery Center

Getting breast implants can enhance your figure and your self-esteem. Dr. Kopchinski and his team will tailor the procedure to your needs for natural-looking results that complement your features. We can also answer any questions you may have. For more information about breast augmentation and your implant options, contact our practice today. You can also reach our San Antonio practice by phone.

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"Excellent, excellent, excellent." High Praise for Dr. K’s Skill and Personality


Valerie Orendain


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Absolutely Amazing!   Excellent-Excellent-Excellent 
I highly recommend Dr. K and his amazing office team. Dr. K performed both of my breast augmentations, lip injections and I'm currently scheduled for neck and chin liposuction. I'm absolutely pleased with all results within his care. Dr. K is super friendly and very professional. He's gained my trust with his cosmetic expertise-for many years to come. 

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Amy Daugherty


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Just had surgery with Dr K on 4/11/19 he is so amazing he is very honest and informative about the procedure. His staff is amazing and sweet they will answer any questions no matter how silly you might think they are. Dr K even calls you himself the night after your surgery to check on you. Would highly recommend him to anyone and will be going back to him if I need anything else done.

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Which Type of Implant Should I Choose?

All breast implants consist of a safe silicone shell, but there are two types of materials used to fill the implants. Dr. Kopchinski offers both forms of implants to his patients: breast implants filled with saline, and breast implants filled with silicone. During your consultation at our San Antonio, TX, office, Dr. Kopchinski will explain both options so you can make an informed decision on which type of breast implant will be best.

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Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. In the rare case that the breast implant should leak or break, the material within it can be naturally absorbed by the body with no negative side effects. This type of implant is also more affordable. The biggest drawback to breast implants filled with saline is that they tend to look and feel less natural than breast implants filled with silicone. 

Breast implant in gloved hands

Silicone Implants 

Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel and many women believe they replicate the look and feel of natural breast tissue better than saline-filled implants. We also offer the popular "Gummy Bear" breast implant, which features a thicker silicone gel. The disadvantages of silicone-filled implants are that they tend to be more costly than saline implants and require a larger incision. 

Displeased With Your Current Implants? Dr. Kopchinski Offers Breast Revision Surgery

We have great news for women who are unsatisfied with the results of a previous breast augmentation – Dr. Kopchinski performs many transformative breast implant revisions. In 2021, 148,000 women made the empowering decision to remove their old implants and replace them with better versions. Common reasons women choose breast revision surgery include poor performance by an initial surgeon or dissatisfaction with the size of their implants.

Dr. Kopchinski can remove and replace unsatisfactory implants to provide you with an augmentation that meets or exceeds your expectations.

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Are You Ready to Love Your Breast Size? Contact Dr. Kopchinski Today to Discuss Your Options

Breast Augmentation

Isn't it time to achieve your dream figure and have a body you feel good about? Dr. Kopchinski can expertly enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts through augmentation surgery. 

We invite you to visit our intimate San Antonio office for a free consultation. This is the best way to find out what Dr. Kopchinski's surgical skill and cosmetic artistry can do for you. You'll have a casual conversation in our comfortable meet and greet room about your desires and concerns. Feel free to grab a complimentary beverage and yummy snack while you are here.

You have nothing to lose and a fuller, more confident figure to gain by contacting Prestige Cosmetic Surgery of San Antonio, either by using our online form or by giving us a call today.

"I absolutely love my results." Patients Rave About Our San Antonio Team


Denise Thier


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I had my surgery in September of 2018 breast augmentation. I absolutely love my results. My consult was private and a smooth process transition. I was fully educated on implants and surgery process I left with all questions answered and if I had any more I could call and get a quick responses from staff. I got pregnant 4 months after my surgery!! Yay I will definitely recommend Dr.Kopchinski to family and friends and be back for my breast lift when needed. The staff is Phenomenal and very personal which I loved when having coming in for this procedure.

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Shirin Fard

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Dr K he is so professional I had great experience with him Highly recommended

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Understanding the Risks of Breast Augmentation

No surgery is without risk. While choosing an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Kopchinski at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, greatly reduces the risks of breast augmentation, some possible complications include:

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture describes the effect that occurs when scar tissue contracts around the breast implant. In severe cases, capsular contracture can lead to discomfort and a distorted appearance.


Any form of surgery runs the risk of infection. Prestige Cosmetic Surgery operates out of a state-of-the-art surgical center that meets the highest cleanliness standards, so chances of infection are low.

Implant Rupture

There is the possibility that the breast implants will eventually rupture. When this happens, the breast can sometimes appear deflated. Dr. Kopchinski can correct this issue with breast implant revision surgery.

Have Sagging Breasts? Consider a Breast Lift

If you are unhappy with your breasts because they have a sagging appearance, a breast lift is a more appropriate choice than breast augmentation. Dr. Kopchinski also performs breast lift procedures at our San Antonio office.

Tailoring Breast Surgery to Your Needs

Breasts before Breast Augmentation
Before Breast Augmentation
Breasts after Breast Augmentation
After Breast Augmentation
At our San Antonio plastic surgery office, we take time to discuss your cosmetic goals. This conversation is essential to achieving the outcomes you want from breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Kopchinski wants you to feel heard, and to know that you are in control of your decisions during every step of the surgical process. Whether you just want breast implants or you want to combine your procedure with a breast lift like this patient, we are here to help you achieve your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do scars go away after breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation scars will not disappear completely, but with proper care, they will fade significantly over time. Dr. Kopchinski favors the inframammary surgical technique, which involves an incision along the lateral crease where the bottom of the breast meets the chest. Due to their location, inframammary scars are easily concealed by many tops, undergarments, and bathing suits.

What is the fastest way to recover from breast augmentation?

Everyone heals at a different rate. However, the surest and safest way to achieve a timely recovery is to follow your doctor's orders and get plenty of rest in the weeks after breast augmentation surgery. Patients should take time off from work and avoid strenuous activities. While walking a little each day is important for preventing blood clots, strenuous exercise should be avoided until you are cleared by your doctor.

Can I do chest exercises after getting breast implants?

Once you are cleared by your surgeon, you can resume doing chest exercises. However, you should start light and gradually increase weight and intensity when doing push-ups, bench presses, and other chest workouts. This is especially true if your breast implants were placed under the pectoral muscles. Discontinue the chest exercise as soon as you notice discomfort and consult with our team for more information.

Do breast implants affect nursing or milk supply?

In most cases, implants don't compromise nursing, but milk supply could be affected. This is particularly true of any surgeries that involve incisions around the areola. Since Dr. Kopchinski typically performs inframammary surgery, the risk to milk production and breastfeeding is lower. 

What awards has Dr. Kopchinski won?

Besides being listed as one of America's Top Surgeons, he is also a Health Grades Recognized Doctor and a multiple winner of the Vitals Patient's Choice Award.

What does board certified mean?

Dr. Kopchinski received specialized education and training after medical school that other plastic surgeons have not. He also had to successfully pass a challenging exam given by a board of esteemed plastic surgeons. He is considered to be at the pinnacle of his profession.

"I just had my procedure 4 weeks ago, which means I'm not yet fully healed but I love love love what I'm seeing in the mirror" Lisa Romo
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Prestige Cosmetic Surgery

At Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Bernard Kopchinski helps patients enhance their appearance through a variety of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kopchinski is a member of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Initial consultations with Dr. Kopchinski are free of charge. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (210) 255-1764.

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