If you meet the following criteria you may be an ideal candidate for a breast augmentation procedure:
- You feel your breast size is too small.
- Your breasts have lost firmness or volume due to weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
- Your breasts are of different sizes.
- The size of your breasts is not proportionate with the rest of your body.
- You are at least 18 years of age for saline breast implants or 21 years of age for silicone breast implants, in good health, and are dissatisfied with your breasts.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Within about 7-10 days, most patients are able to resume their normal routine, including work as long as it’s not a manual labor job. Light activity is permitted, but any type of strenuous activity is normally restricted until 4-6 weeks post-surgery.
Recovery from breast augmentation can vary from one woman to another. The implant placement technique plays a role in recovery, with the sub-glandular technique (over the muscle) requiring less recovery time than sub-muscular (under the muscle.) Other factors individual to the patient can play a role in recovery time, as well. These factors can include personal pain tolerance, age, co-existing physical conditions, and other aspects specific to the patient.
During the surgery, patients are pain-free thanks to the anesthesia. We ensure that patients are comfortable before they leave the facility, and pain medication is prescribed for use on an as-needed basis at home. Most patients only need pain medication for a few days and are then able to comfortably transition to over the counter pain relievers.
Symptoms such as swelling, bruising, nausea, mild bleeding, and constipation are all normal. These symptoms typically abate after just a few days, although swelling and bruising may linger for longer. There are several symptoms that aren’t normal and may indicate a problem. These potentially dangerous symptoms include severe bleeding that completely saturates the bandages, severe swelling, breathing problems, chest pain, and severe headaches. These symptoms are very unusual, but you should be aware of them as a precaution. Call NOVA Plastic Surgery immediately if these symptoms occur.
Breast Augmentation Pricing
The cost of breast augmentation varies according to the type of implant, whether other procedures like a breast lift are being done at the same time, and other individual factors. It’s important to remember that breast augmentation is an investment in your body and in your self-confidence. Investments that are worth having usually have a significant cost — but they’re well worth it in the long term. The total price for breast augmentation includes three different fees: The surgeon’s fee, the anesthesia fee, and the facility fee. During a consultation, pricing can be discussed so that you know what to expect.
Breast Augmentation Financing
Although breast augmentation isn’t typically covered by insurance companies, there are financing options if the cost is too high for you right now. Care Credit offers financing plans with reasonable monthly payments. There are several payment options, including 6, 12, 18 repayments. With these repayment plans, there is no interest if the amount is paid in full before the term is up. The other Care Credit option is 24, 36, 48, and 60 months repayment plans with a reduced interest rate if you pay in full by the end of the term. Care Credit can be an affordable and accessible way to get your breast augmentation, even if you don’t have the cash on hand right now.
Reach Your Aesthetic Goals With Implants
If your goals are to achieve more shapely breasts, improve the symmetry or proportions of your body, regain your previous breast shape, the plastic surgeons at NOVA Plastic Surgery are happy to help you attain these goals. Many of our patients have been thrilled with their results and we want to help you feel the same way with your breast augmentation procedure. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation.