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How much does breast augmentation cost

Are you considering breast augmentation?  You’re not alone.  Each year thousands of women undergo breast augmentation to get the fuller, shapelier breasts they desire.  However, it’s always advisable to do some research about the cost of the procedure, so that you know what to expect when you enter your plastic surgeon’s office.     

How much does breast augmentation cost

The cost of breast augmentation can range from $6,000-$10,000, as there are several components that go into the final price.   The cost of breast augmentation will be affected by surgery related fees, the cost of the implants, and the cost of medical tests.

Surgery related fees

The surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, and operating facility fee can greatly affect the final cost of breast augmentation.  Surgeon’s fees tend to vary significantly, and surgeons with a greater level of expertise generally charge more. 

Cost of implants

There are two main types of breast implants, silicone and saline.  Silicone implants are somewhat more expensive than saline implants.  Your plastic surgeon will review the choices with you and recommend the best option based on your specific goals.

Medical tests

The cost of medical tests and lab work will also be added to the cost of breast augmentation.

Breast augmentation is not usually covered by medical insurance, so patients should be sure to ask their plastic surgeon about financing options available.  In addition, there are short-term financing plans for cosmetic surgery that can be accessed through CareCredit.

Would you like a personalized cost estimate for breast augmentation?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Newport Beach or the greater Orange County, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Tenley K. Lawton M.D. for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Lawton at www.lawtonmd.com, or by calling (949) 835-4597.

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?

Would you like a curvier, shapelier butt? A Brazilian butt lift can give you the sculpted buttocks you desire. A Brazilian butt lift involves two main procedures, liposuction and fat transfer.

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?

Based on patient reviews on RealSelf.com, the average cost of a Brazilian butt lift is $6,500. However, there are several elements that go into the cost of the procedure that can push up the cost significantly. Patients are advised to set up an in-office consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, to get an exact cost.

Factors that affect the cost of a Brazilian butt lift

There are several factors to consider when determining the cost of a Brazilian butt lift, including the following:

  • Number of areas on which liposuction has to be performed: The cost of surgery is normally higher when liposuction has to be done on several areas.
  • Length of the procedure: The length of a Brazilian butt lift varies, as it depends on the amount of fat that has to be harvested. If extensive liposuction is required the procedure will be longer, and therefore more expensive.
  • Surgeon expertise: A highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is likely to charge more than a surgeon with less skill and experience.
  • Geographic location of the practice: The cost of a Brazilian butt lift is generally more expensive in areas with a high cost of living.
  • Surgery related expenses: Other costs involved in surgery include anesthesia, surgical facility fees, and post-op fees.

Are you interested in a Brazilian butt lift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Naperville Area or the Western Suburbs of Chicago, The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.dupageplastics.com, or by calling (630) 835-0033.

What’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation?

Have you decided to have breast augmentation? If so, you are probably excited about your decision and looking forward to the outcome. However, during your consultation it’s important to discuss all the details about your breast augmentation surgery, including the recovery time.

What’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation?

The recovery for a breast augmentation won’t be the same for every patient, but full recovery typically takes 4 to 6 weeks. Patients are generally able to return to work about one week after breast augmentation, and then gradually resume their normal routine after 7 days.

Factors that affect recovery time after breast augmentation

Factors such as the placement of the breast implants (submuscular or subglandular), implant size, and implant type, can all influence the recovery timeline after breast augmentation.

3 Tips for a healthy recovery after breast augmentation

  1. Arrange for help at home. Patients typically experience moderate pain and discomfort within the first few days of surgery, so you will need to ask a family member or friend to assist with household chores.
  2. Follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. Following all the post-procedural instructions of your plastic surgeon will help to facilitate a speedy recovery.
  3. Plan ahead. Planning ahead by filling prescriptions, and stocking up on supplies and your favorite entertainment, will make recovery smoother and more successful.

While the above tips are helpful, it’s important to be patient when recovering from breast augmentation, and give your body the time it needs to heal.

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation recovery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Naperville, IL, area, The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.dupageplastics.com, or by calling 630-405-5342.

What is the cause of belly fat and how can you remove it?

Do you have stubborn belly fat that you have been struggling to remove with diet and exercise? Excess abdominal fat is a common problem for many people, and getting rid of it can be challenging. But what causes belly fat, and how can you remove it.

What causes belly fat?

A poor diet is one of the most common causes of belly fat. Eating a lot of sugary food like pastries, candy, and soda can result in excess weight gain in the abdominal area. Belly fat can also be caused by other factors such as stress, inadequate sleep, lack of exercise, and excess alcohol.

Remove belly fat with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a simple, non-invasive fat reduction procedure that can effectively treat belly fat. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling or cryolipolysis to get rid of unwanted fat in various parts of the body including the abdomen, flanks, upper arms, and back.

How CoolSculpting works

The CoolSculpting applicator is applied to the treatment area and it selectively targets the fat cells, without harming the surrounding cells, nerves, and tissue. The extreme cold temperature causes the fat cells to crystallize and die. The dead fat cells are then naturally eliminated by the body over the weeks that follow.

CoolSculpting reduces fat in the targeted area by 20-25%.

How many CoolSculpting treatments do I need?

Some patients see results after just one CoolSculpting treatment, but others may need 2-3 sessions to see the desired results.

Are you ready to get rid of that stubborn belly fat? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Dallas, Heath, Garland, Greenville, or Royse City, TX areas, Juvanew Medspa in Rockwall, TX is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.juvanew.com, or by calling (972) 449-9932.

How Can I Eliminate My Muffin Top Without Surgery?

Are you tired of hiding your muffin top with a jacket or layers of clothing? If you would like to get rid of that dreaded muffin top but surgery isn’t for you, you probably want to know if you can eliminate it without surgery.

What exactly is a muffin top?

A muffin top is that roll of belly fat that bulges over the top of the waistband when you wear shorts, skirts, or low-rise pants. It’s caused by excess skin and fat in the midsection that is often linked to factors such as poor diet, and hormonal changes.

How Can I Eliminate My Muffin Top Without Surgery?

CoolSculpting is a simple, non-surgical procedure that can eliminate your muffin top. The midsection is one of those areas that it is never easy to tone with exercise alone, but thanks to CoolSculpting, you can make that muffin top disappear.

Get rid of that muffin top with CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting system uses controlled cooling to specifically target the fat cells in the muffin top area, without harming the surrounding skin and tissue. The intense cold causes the fat cells to crystallize and die. After this they are gradually flushed from the body over the following weeks.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive treatment so there is no anesthesia, incisions, or scars, and there is no downtime. A single CoolSculpting treatment can reduce fat in the treated area by 20-25%. Most patients only need one treatment to achieve the desired results.

Are you ready to get rid of that muffin top with Coolsculpting? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the El Paso, TX area, El Paso Cosmetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.elpasoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling 915) 800-0621.

How long will my breast augmentation last?

Breast augmentation continues to be a highly sought after cosmetic surgery procedure in the US and it has a very high patient satisfaction rate. One of the most common questions women considering breast augmentation ask is – How long will my breast augmentation last.

How is Breast augmentation performed?

Breast augmentation may be performed with the use of implants, or by using fat transferred from other areas of the body. This method is known as fat transfer breast augmentation. The fat used for this procedure is typically taken from areas such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. The extraction of the fat is done using a gentle liposuction technique, and the fat must be properly placed, to ensure that most of it survives after transfer.

How long will my breast augmentation last

How long breast augmentation lasts varies, as it depends on the specific procedure. Breast augmentation with implants typically lasts 10-15 years. Patients often have to undergo a second operation due to complications with implants such as capsular contracture, wrinkling, or displacement.

On the other hand, when fat transfer breast augmentation is done correctly, the results can be permanent, since it involves using the patient’s own fat cells. The breasts typically take a few months to settle after fat transfer breast augmentation, as the transplanted cells have to develop their own blood supply. Once these healthy blood vessels are formed, the effects of surgery should last for a long time.

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas, The Langdon Center is our featured practice. The Langdon Center offers natural breast augmentation using fat transfer.

You can reach them at www.langdoncenter.com, or by calling (203) 516-4203.

When is the best time of the year to obtain a breast augmentation procedure?

Women considering breast enhancement often ask the question – when is the best time of the year to obtain a breast augmentation procedure. There is really no simple answer, because it all depends on when you are likely to have a good chunk of time off, so that you can recover well, with minimum disruption to your normal schedule. For some women this is summer time, while for others it may be winter. Let’s take a look at the options.

Why the fall and winter seasons are a favorite
Some women choose to have breast augmentation done in winter, because it’s the season of the year when they get the most time off work. This will give them a chance to heal well, and also deal with any issues of discomfort or complications that may arise after surgery.

They also like the fact that they can wear coats and bulky clothing that will allow them to be discrete in the weeks immediately after surgery. By the time summer rolls around they will be fully healed, and can confidently show off the changes.

The cool fall weather also makes this season an attractive option for breast enhancement surgery. Fall is another time of the year when it’s common to wear bulky clothing, which is a great way to conceal changes until you’re ready to reveal them. If you have a busy winter season ahead, fall would be a good option for breast augmentation surgery.

If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, be sure to contact a board certified plastic surgeon. Clients in Tupelo, MS, can contact Dr. Mark Craig, at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Call 662-377-6290today to schedule an appointment.

What is vulvodynia and Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome?

There are a number of female conditions that women have had to endure for years, without being able to get long-term relief. This includes disorders such as vulvodynia and/or vulvar vestibulitis. However, thanks to research, some experts in the  medical community now has a greater understanding of this once ‘mysterious’ conditions. Consequently, for those who have this terrible condition, there is now a treatment approach that has been used by thousands of women with success.

What is Vulvodynia?

Chronic burning, rawness, and/or stinging pain in the vulva at the vaginal opening is known as vulvodynia. The condition makes the external genital tissues extremely sensitive, often rendering activities such as sitting for extended periods, exercising,  wearing tight clothing, and intercourse uncomfortable and painful. Other symptoms of vulvodynia can include vaginismus where the muscles surrounding the vagina go into spasm due to anticipated pain with penetration on intercourse and spasm of pelvic floor muscles known as pelvic floor tension myalgia.

What is Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS)?

VVS also refers to pain in the vulva region, but in this case, the pain is localized in the area of the vulvar vestibule and only occurs with touch of the vestibule or upon   penetration with intercourse. It is therefore a subtype of vulvodynia. It is also referred to as vestibulodynia. Women with VVS often find sexual intercourse painful, and even inserting tampons can cause extreme discomfort (learn more).

What is Essential Vulvodynia?

In this subtype of vulvodynia, the pain is continuous and not changed appreciably by contact of the vestibule. The pain is not always localized to the vestibule but can extend to include the labia minora and majora. It is spontaneous and is present without any physical stimulus to the tissues. Another synonymousous term for this is Dysesthetic Vulvodynia.

Newer terms have recently been proposed for for these subtypes called Generalized Vulvodynia and Localized Vulvodynia, but they add a degree of confusion rather than there intended purpose of clarification.

Where are the experts for this condition?

At Fowler Gyn International (FGI), they utilize an advanced diagnostic approach to determine the etiology of vulvodynia. As a result of this, they are able to design an individualized treatment plan that targets the associated underlying abnormality. Their treatment approach have been used by thousands of women with success.

If you’d like to find out more about vulvodynia, call FGI at 480-420-4001. You can also set up a consultation with Dr. R. Stuart Fowler online, at http://www.fowlergyninternational.com/contact-us.