Breast enhancement or boob job?

Instead of Breast augmentation, sometimes patients use some phrases like “breast aug” or “boob job”, that exactly means using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of breasts. This procedure can also save breast volume lost after weight loss or pregnancy, this means that patients can have a more rounded breast shape or improve asymmetry of breast size that some females have it naturally.

augmentation mammoplasty is another subset of Breast augmentation. fat transfer breast augmentation is a procedure that surgeon takes some fat from another part of the patient’s body and tries to make the improved breast volume.

Everything you should know about breast augmentation surgery

Benefits of breast augmentation surgery

Increase fullness and projection of breasts
Improve balance of breast and hip contours
improve your self-image
increase your self-confidence
one of the best profit of Breast implants is in patients who have history of mastectomy or injury; this procedure can reconstruction the breast.

Disabilities of breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation cannot correct the breasts that are severely drooping. A breast lift may be good along with a breast augmentation for sagging breasts in order to look fuller and lifted.

In some patients that needs to have both augmentation and Breast lifting; plastic surgeon will decide to do them in the same time or not.

Occupations of Your plastic surgeon:

Evaluate the patient’s general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors

Examine and measure the patient’s breasts, including detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality and placement of nipples and areolas

Take some photographs from the patient’s breast

Discuss the patient’s options and recommend a course of treatment

Discuss likely outcomes of breast augmentation and any risks or potential complications

Be aware that The consultation is the time for you to ask any questions from your plastic surgeon. We make it so easy for you by putting a prepared checklist of questions that you have to ask. You can use it in your consultation time.

try to understand all aspects of your breast augmentation surgery. Being a little nervous about your surgery is so natural, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Be relax and discuss about these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

some questions you should ask from your plastic surgeon about breast augmentation

there is the checklist we mentioned above that you can use it as a guide during your breast augmentation consultation:

Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
Am I a good candidate for breast enhancement or breast enlargement?
What will be expected of me to get the best results?
Where and how will you perform my breast augmentation surgery?
What shape, size, surface texturing, incision site and placement site are recommended for me?
How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
How are complications handled?
How many additional implant-related operations can I expect over my lifetime?
How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?
How can I expect my implanted breasts to look over time? After pregnancy? After breastfeeding?
What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my implanted breasts?
How will my breasts look if I choose to have the implants removed in the future without replacement?
Do you have breast augmentation before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?

The cost of breast augmentation

breast augmentation surgery costs $3,824 commonly, according to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The average cost for removal of breast implants was $2,357 in 2017.

In fact, Breast augmentation cost can be so variable. The average fee that mentioned above is only part of the total cost; some type of breast implants used, anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses that change the price and make it more expensive.

A surgeon’s fee for breast augmentation surgery will be related to many factors include:

-surgeon experience
-the type of procedure used
-the geographic office location.

Many plastic surgeons recommend patient financing plans for breast augmentation, so be sure to ask.

Cost of Breast augmentation may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Surgeon’s fee

A very important point in choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for breast augmentation, is your surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her, so forget the final cost of the surgery and focus on the outcome.

What is the health insurance plans about Breast augmentation?

Most health insurance plans do not cover the costs of cosmetic breast augmentation, related complications or any other surgery to revise the appearance of your breasts.

Some carriers even exclude breast diseases in patients who have breast implants.

So we advise you to review your health insurance policy another time before having your breast augmentation.

Topics that you have to consult about them with your surgeon before breast augmentation

Somethings that During your breast augmentation consultation you have to discuss:

The reason that make you sure to do breast augmentation surgery, your expectations and the desired outcome

Medical conditions, drug allergies and previous medical treatments

Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use

Family history of breast cancer and results of any mammograms or previous biopsies

the risks of breast augmentation

The decision to have plastic surgery is depending on yourself completely. It means you have to compare the advantages (benefits you can achieve) and disadvantages (risks and complications) of this surgery and make the best decision.

Before procedure is done; You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and you accept any risks and potential complications of the surgery.

Possible risks of breast augmentation surgery include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Poor scarring
  • Wrong or faulty position of the implant
  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • The formation of tight scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture)
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
  • Persistent pain
  • Possibility of revision surgery

You should discuss about These risks and others prior to your consent. It is something important that you ask all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

Is Breast implant a safe procedure?

There are many Careful reviews of scientific research by independent groups such as the Institute of Medicine that study about the safety of breast implants. In fact, they don’t found any link between breast implants and autoimmune or other systemic diseases.

Other important things you have to consider:

  • There is no guarantee that Breast implants are last a lifetime and you have to know, it is possible you need a surgery in the future to replace one or both implants
  • Some physiological process like Pregnancy, weight loss and menopause may influence the appearance of augmented breasts over the course of your lifetime
  • When you choose Breast augmentation; you should know that regular examinations of your breasts is necessary for your breast’s health and it can be important to evaluate the condition of your breast implants

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