When people think about getting breast implants, they mostly think about how their life will dramatically change. But what most people don’t realise is that the process of getting breast implants can be just as entertaining as the media coverage that follows. Most women are well aware of the end result, but there are some things you probably didn’t know about breast augmentation.
Things you should know about breast augmentation
For many women, breast augmentation is an empowering decision. The procedure gives them the opportunity to achieve fuller breasts and enhance or restore their self-esteem. The benefits of breast augmentation surgery often extend beyond simply changing the look and feel of a woman’s breasts.
If you are considering breast implants, there are some things you may not know about breast augmentation:
1. It is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed today
According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 313,000 women had breast augmentation surgery in 2018 alone. It is also one of the most enduring types of plastic surgery; more than 70 percent of all patients who undergo breast augmentation are satisfied with the results.
2.Breast implants are not permanent
While most breast implants last for 10 to 15 years, they will eventually need to be replaced. Some reasons for replacing breast implants include a ruptured implant, capsular contracture, general dissatisfaction, or changes in body appearance due to weight gain or loss, pregnancy, or aging. The best candidates for breast implant removal and revision by Dr. Mohan are those who have had breast implants in the past and who no longer wish to have them or those who are having complications due to the presence of the implants. The best results are enjoyed by women who are in good overall health and who do not smoke.
3.You don’t have to go under the knife for breast augmentation
Thanks to fat grafting, it’s possible to augment your breasts without implants or incisions. This procedure involves transferring fat from other parts of your body (usually your thighs or abdomen) and moving it to your breasts. It’s less invasive than surgical breast augmentation and involves less downtime.
4. You can choose how much it costs
The price of breast augmentation varies from surgeon to surgeon and from patient to patient. Some surgeons charge a flat rate for everything from consultation fees to hospital costs, while others charge by the hour. You’ll pay less for saline implants than silicone gel implants, for example, and choosing smaller implants lowers the cost too. The best way to figure out what your procedure will cost is to talk to several board-certified plastic surgeons near you who have experience with breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation has been around for a long time; the procedure has undergone many changes since then and continues to evolve as we learn more about it. It’s exciting to see how much the procedure has changed and even more exciting to think about what the future brings for breast augmentation. It’s safe to say that it’s only going to continue to improve from here on out.