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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.

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.

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.