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Choosing the Right Procedures

I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.


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3 Things To Know About Breast Implant Surgery

by Michelle Austin

Breast implant surgery, or breast augmentation, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the insertion of breast implants to enhance the size, shape, and volume of the breasts. Breast implants change the appearance and size of the breast and can be used for enhancement or reconstruction after a procedure such as a mastectomy. While this surgery can give you the results you are looking for, there are a few things to consider before committing. Here are some important things to know about breast implant surgery.

There Are Different Types Of Breast Implants

Before scheduling breast implant surgery, consider which kind of breast implant will best suit your needs. There are two main kinds of breast implants to consider: saline and silicone. Saline implants are made of silicone shells filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Both types have advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of implant type will depend on your preferences and needs. Breast implants also come in different sizes, shapes, and textures. Your surgeon can help you determine which option best suits your goals. 

How Long Recovery Will Take

Breast implant surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, with your surgeon making incisions in your breast tissue to create pockets for the implants. Next, the implants are inserted and positioned behind your breast tissue or beneath your chest muscle, and the incisions are closed. You will likely experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort for several days after your breast implant surgery, and you will need to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks. You will also need to wear a supportive bra for a period of time after the surgery. Make sure you discuss the recovery timeline with your surgeon and take enough time off from your usual activities. 

How Much Surgery Costs

Breast implant surgery can be expensive and is typically not covered by insurance unless deemed medically necessary. If you are seeking this surgery out for non-cosmetic reasons, you will want to call your health insurance company. Therefore, you should discuss the cost of breast implant surgery before committing. Total costs can vary from $6,000 to $12,000. Some surgeons offer payment plans and financing options to help you pay for your surgery. 

There are a few things to know about breast implant surgery if you are considering this procedure. First, there are different kinds of implants, and you will want to consider which ones best suit your needs. Second, recovery can take some time, so discuss what you can expect with your surgeon. Finally, costs vary, but breast implants usually cost at least a few thousand dollars. 

Contact your doctor for more information about breast implant surgery