Breast Augmentation

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Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation surgery (also known as breast enlargement) increases the size of the breasts through the insertion of silicone or saline implants. 

There are many types of breast implants available on the market today, and that's why it can be difficult for a plastic surgeon's office to quote any sort of price without seeing you in person.

For the sake of understanding your breast augmentation options, there are three main factors your surgeon will consider before performing a breast enlargement surgery: 

1. Your body type
2. Your desired cup size (post surgery)
3. The look or shape you'd like to have

 A good plastic surgeon will emphasize realistic results and help you choose a shape and size that is safe and healthy for your height and frame.  They will also explain how each type of implant--from silicone to saline, round to tear drop, smooth to textured, will affect your surgery's outcome and the pros and cons associated with each one.

Typical Minimum Cost of Breast Augmentation (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of Breast Augmentation (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Breast Augmentation:
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Time Required for Breast Augmentation:
1-2 hours are usually needed for a breast augmentation. Time requirements can, of course, vary between unique situations.
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Is Breast Augmentation an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
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What are the Side Effects of Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation side effects can include temporary discomfort, bruising, soreness, swelling, and/or skin wrinkling; temporary change in nipple sensation and altered mammography; temporarily excessive breast sensitivity.
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How Long do Breast Augmentation results last?
Breast augmentation results should be long lasting, but may change with pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and aging, creating the need for replacement of your breast implants.  This is precisely why it's important to choose an experienced surgeon who can give you the best results possible the first time around to ensure the longest results possible.
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What is the recovery time for Breast Augmentation?
After Breast Augmentation Surgery:

Day 1 - 7 Post surgery, you will wear a position-supporting bra home for initial stage of breast augmentation recovery.

Day 3 If you have a job that is not physically demanding, you can generally return to work a few days after breast augmentation surgery.

Day 7 - 12 Sutures can usually be removed about 7-12 days after surgery

Please Note**At least 3 weeks should be given after surgery before any aerobic activity is attempted.

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Will my insurance company cover Breast Augmentation?
If the breast augmentation is being performed out of necessity, usually in conjunction with post-cancer breast reconstruction, insurance may cover it. But because of the cosmetic nature of a breast augmentation, insurance most often does not apply to this procedure.

You should know, however, that many offices are offering plastic surgery financing through their office at extremely low interest rates (often through Medi Credit and Care Credit).  Please visit our Additional Resources section to the right for more information.

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Is there much discomfort for Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation pain and discomfort is usually quite tolerable, often lasting for just a few days, but can depend on the extent of surgery, how it is performed, and the anesthesia that is utilized.  All good topics to bring up during your consultation.  As a general rule, standard breast augmentation procedures require less recovery time compared to breast lifts with augmentation.

Before surgery, ask your plastic surgeon what he or she prescribes for pain management.  The first day or two after surgery, it is not uncommon for a prescription pain medication to be used, followed by standard over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol.  The best thing a patient can do for themselves post breast augmentation surgery is to listen to their surgeon's post-care instructions and make sure to get plenty of rest. 

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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Breast Augmentation?
In the case of breast augmentation, anesthesia of choice is usually local with sedation, but general anesthesia may also be opted for.
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What else can I combine Breast Augmentation with?
While still considered surgery, breast augmentation is generally a less invasive plastic surgery procedure, allowing for other cosmetic procedures to be performed in conjunction with breast enlargement.  Some of the most popular procedures combined with breast augmentation are:


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What else is Breast Augmentation referred to as?
Augmentation Mammaplasty. Breast Enhancement. Breast Enlargement. Implants. Boob Job (slang).
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Breast Augmentation Testimonials:

August 8, 2016
"Professional and caring. The procedure went great. It exceeded my expectations"
Customer Rating.... 5.0

August 8, 2016
"The procedure went great. It exceeded my expectations."
Customer Rating.... 5.0

October 24, 2015
"I loved how the staff were friendly. My surgery went really smooth. Glad I chose them."
Customer Rating.... 5.0

July 17, 2013
"I had a very good experience with Dr Sumpter. She spent a lot of time answering all of my questions and talked to me about many different options."
TOBI P. - Inglewood, TX
Customer Rating.... 5.0

July 30, 2012
"I am extremely happy with the service I received; my doctor was wonderful and did a amazing job! I am so glad I went with signature Forum."
SHANNON C. - Huntington Beach, CA
Customer Rating.... 4.8

May 30, 2012
"The service was very convenient and done in a timely fashion. All of the staff members were nice and understanding of the process. I am satisfied the overall outcome of the service. I will refer Dr. Bottger to others interested in a similar operation."
RYAN T. - Penllyn, PA
Customer Rating.... 4.1

February 10, 2012
"DR. Harrell and his staff made sure that I was well informed about my procedure, comfortable before and after, and that I healed well. I was a little worried before meeting Dr. Harrell because there was a lack of breast augmentation photos on the website. However, once I arrived at the office I found out that Dr. Harrell was a Nobel Laurette in 2001, he learned his breast augmentation technique from the inventor of the breast implant in the 1980's, and he invented some type of collagen injections. He was a very knowledgeable man with excellent bedside manor. His nurse, Theresa was available to answer all my questions and I saw the Dr. at every visit. I am extremely happy with the care and services provided by the Fountain of Youth in Palm Harbor and I will use them in the future."
MARY G. - Riverview, FL
Customer Rating.... 4.2

December 29, 2011
"I liked the comprehensive care that came with the package of getting a breast augmentation. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I am happy with my results. I disliked that I was the first person to book the surgery on my day and my surgery ended up being the last one and 2 hours late. I would have like to have talked with Dr. Broadway in post-op about how the surgery went, when I finally saw him again it seemed that he didn't remember much about it. I disliked that everyone is anti-cup size, when that is really the only way I knew how to gauge what size I wanted to be. I really had no clue what I would look like after the surgery because stuffing the bra is not very realistic. While I am content with my size, I probably would have gone bigger had I known where I would end up."
CRYSTAL T. - Colorado Springs, CO
Customer Rating.... 3.7

January 12, 2011
"I was completely satisfied with my procedure results. My provider exceeded my expectations. I would use the same provider for all of my cosmetic needs."
MEGAN D. - Houston, TX
Customer Rating.... 4.5


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