What is Breast Implant Surgery Like?
Your LPS surgeon performs breast augmentation using hidden incisions to access the breast tissue. They will create a pocket either in front of or behind the pectoralis muscle and place the implant. Breast implant surgery is usually performed in our private outpatient surgical suite. Your procedure will take about an hour and a half, and after a period of observation, you can go home. You will need someone to take you home, and plan on having someone help you for the next 24 to 48 hours.
How Much Are Breast Implants?
Making generalizations about the cost of breast implants is difficult since each person’s surgery will be different. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast implant surgery is $4516. Different areas and providers will have higher or lower pricing. This estimate does not include medications, anesthesia, or other fees.
How Long do Breast Implants Last?
While breast implants last between ten and twenty years or even longer, some may need to be replaced sooner. Breast implant technology continues to improve, so you may decide that newer implants will give you better results. Some people also develop issues such as scar tissue around the implants. This requires removal of the scar tissue and implant replacement.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implants?
If you want larger, more symmetrical breasts, you may make a good candidate for breast augmentation. Healthy nonsmokers make the best candidates, and smokers need to stop before surgery.