Plastic Surgery is becoming increasing popular, especially breast implants. Our surgeons have gathered a few answers to the questions that you may be asking.
How do I choose the right size for me?
Choosing the right size for you can be difficult. In the end, it is a personal preference and one that you will make with the guidance of your physician. The physician will give you an idea of what size they think your breast tissue and frame will be able to handle and what they think would look best. The decision is yours.
Silicone or Saline?
This decision is ultimately a personal choice of the patient. Some women feel more comfortable with saline because of the rumors that had swirled around silicone in the past. Silicone implants are now FDA approved and more and more women are choosing these types of implants because they tend to feel more like the natural breast. Your physician can give you guidance and also let you feel and try on the different implants to help you make your decision.
Are breast implants safe? What are the risks?
In 1992, silicone breast implants were removed from the market, making many women skeptical about their safety. Studies have been performed for years to determine the safety of these breast implants. In November of 2006, the FDA approved the silicone implants and placed them back on the market. As breast implants evolved, saline (salt water) became an accepted alternative fill to silicone, although silicone can look and feel more like a real breast. Whether filled with silicone gel or salt water, the shell of both types of breast implants is made of a firmer, silicone elastomer. It is a personal choice and one you should discuss with your physician.
How much does breast augmentation surgery cost?
Prices of breast augmentation vary depending on the type of implant you choose and the surgeon you go to. At Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery, we charge $4600 for saline implants, $5600 for silicone implants and $6100 for our cohesive gel 410 clinical study implants. These fees include all pre and post op visits, anesthesia, facility fees and surgeons fees. The only thing not included in this surgery would be any medications or pre-op lab work you may need. Your physician can go over these with you at a pre-surgical consult.
How much pain will I be in after my surgery?
Many women are able to return to their normal day to day activities within days of their surgery. Heavy lifting will be restricted and you should consult with your physician if this is a concern. Pain is different for everyone depending on your level of pain tolerance. Some women report no discomfort with the surgery itself, but the recovery process can be slightly more painful.
Am I too old for breast augmentation?
Women are living much longer than they used to, well into their 70's and 80's. When and if you get breast implants is a personal choice. As long as you are healthy, there is no reason why you could not be a candidate for breast augmentation.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 402-596-4000. We can set you up for a free, no obligation consult with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons for a breast augmentation.