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What To Know Before Getting Breast Augmentation

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If you want to change the appearance of your breasts, breast augmentation surgery may be the right choice for you. There are many different options available for breast enhancement, and it's easier than ever to get the results you desire. Breast augmentation is a procedure that uses implants to change the size, shape, and overall appearance of the breasts. If you are looking into getting this procedure, here are three things that you should know beforehand.

1. The Available Options

The first thing that you should know is that there is no one size fits all breast augmentation. Your goals, body composition, and your surgeon's preferences will all have an impact on the procedure. Different types of incisions are used to put the implants into place, and your body type will help your surgeon determine the best route. Breast implants are constructed with a silicone shell and either silicone, saline, or highly cohesive silicone on the inside. Different shapes and sizes are available and will produce different results. Your plastic surgeon will determine which option will give you the results you want.

2. How Much It Will Cost

If you are seeking out breast augmentation solely for cosmetic reasons, it's unlikely that your insurance will cover any of the costs. On average, a breast augmentation procedure will set you back approximately $3,824. There are also other costs that you will need to account for, including the cost of the implants, the facility fees, anesthesia costs, and the cost of aftercare. Before getting breast augmentation, you will need to get an accurate estimate for the entire cost from your surgeon. Additional procedures, such as a breast lift, will also add to your total if you opt to have them.

3. You'll Likely Have The Procedure Again

Breast augmentation can produce excellent results, but it's important to know that you'll likely have the procedure re-done in the future. The average lifespan for breast implants is between 10 and 20 years. Nearly a fifth of those who undergo breast augmentation have their implants either removed or replaced within a decade. Having children, gaining weight, and aging will all have an implant on how your implants look. 

If you are getting breast augmentation, there are a few things that you should know. First, there are plenty of options available when it comes to this procedure, and your surgeon will help you determine which options will produce the results you want. The cost of the procedure will vary but expect to pay a few thousand dollars in total. Another thing to know is that many decide to have their breast augmentation re-done after a decade or more.