Breast Augmentation | Plastic Surgery New Jersey |
Breast Augmentation overview
Breast augmentation surgery increases the size of the breasts through the insertion of inflatable implants, creating a more feminine, appealing contour and shape. Breast implants may be filled with saline or silicone – patients are encouraged to discuss the pros and cons of each material with their doctor.
$3,000.00 to $8,000.00
1-2 hours are usually needed for a breast augmentation. Time requirements can, of course, vary between unique situations.
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.
All surgical procedures carry a risk of infection, bleeding, or reaction to anesthesia. Specific risks can include:
– Obvious scars
– Capsular contracture
– Implant rupture or deflation
– Asymmetry of breasts or nipples
– Permanent loss of breast and/or nipple sensation
Results & Duration:
Breast augmentation results should be long lasting, but may change with aging, weight fluctuation, or gravity, creating need for replacement of implants.
Patient wears a position-supporting bra home for initial stage of recovery
Sutures can usually be removed about 7-12 days after surgery
Most patients usually return to work a few days after surgery
At least 3 weeks should be given after surgery before any aerobic activity is attempted.
In the case of breast augmentation, anesthesia of choice is usually local with sedation, but general anesthesia may also be opted for.
For enhanced results, the surgery may be combined with:
Breast Augmentation also known as:
Augmentation Mammaplasty. Breast Enhancement. Breast Enlargement. Implants. Boob job (slang).
If the procedure is being performed out of necessity, in conjunction with post-cancer breast reconstruction, insurance may cover it. But because of the cosmetic nature of the augmentation, insurance most often does not apply.
Pain & Discomfort Level
Pain and discomfort is usually quite minimal, often lasting for just a few days, but can depend on the extent of surgery.