Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery – What You Should Know

In 2016, Americans spent approximately 8 billion ($8,000,000,000) on comestic surgery procedures ranging from breast augmentations, liposuction, facelifts, buttock augmentations, facial implants to botox. Off all the procedures, breast augmentation, also known as Mammaplasty was the most popular and sought after procedure.

What is a breast augmenation surgery procedure?

Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure, where the patient’s breast is enlarged by either inserting a breast implant into the breast or transferring fat from other part’s of the patient’s body into the breast. Implants can be either silicon or saline. Silicon implants are filled with silicone gel, while saline implants are filled with sterile salt water.

Why do people get breast augmentation surgery procedure?

People undergo the procedure for a number of reasons. Some procedures are simply cosmetic, while others are medically based. Some of the many reasons why people increase their breast sizes include:

  • Look and feel better about themselves
  • Correct symmetry of breast
  • Fix nipple or areola
  • Reconstruction of breast after breast cancer or other trauma
  • Fit clothing better

What should you do BEFORE your procedure?

Like any surgery, this is a major procedure that requires planning. The first task is finding the right surgeon for the job. It is important to note that not all doctors are certified to perform this procedure. Only board certified surgeons can legally perform the procedure. Yes, it sounds silly to even mention this fact but many patients have suffered at the hands of doctors, where were not board certified to perform cosmetic surgery.

Size matters. One of the difficult decisions you also have to make is, figuring out what size you want your new breast to be. Some people prefer a noticeable increase in size – one that is easily recognized, while others prefer a “natural” or less imposing look.

How much does the procedure costs?

Once you find the doctor that meets your needs, research the costs of your surgery. Depending on where you live, procedures usually cost between $3000 to $4000. You can start by researching three or four surgeons and their pricing.

If you plan to take leave from work, be sure to budget for that. In addition, there are restrictions on movements once your surgery is completed. For example, you cannot participate in any intensive exercises that involve a lot of movement. The surgeon will also give you a list of things that you cannot do with your hands so make sure that you are prepared to have someone do them for you or plan ahead.

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