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Dr. Otto Placik
599 Doctors shared insights

Breast Augmentation (Overview)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and disadvantages for these options.


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I lost my chest and completely flat after having my first child would insurance cover breast augmentation?

I lost my chest and completely flat after having my first child would insurance cover breast augmentation?

Probably not: Most insurance plans don't cover breast augmentation. For the specifics of your coverage, call your insurance company. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik
599 Doctors shared insights

Breast Augmentation (Overview)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and disadvantages for these options.


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Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Yes generally: Speaking. Its safety will, more precisely depend on the specific patient's state of health, surgical technique, and surgeon's experience and dedication, to name some factors. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
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Is it safe to get breast augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon: Please see a board certified plastic surgeon when considering this. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Moderately: Discomfort after breast augmentation surgery varies but most patients will need prescription strength pain medication for about 3 days. ...Read more

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How safe is breast augmentation surgery?

How safe is breast augmentation surgery?

Very safe: Breast implants are the most studied device that surgeons place in a patients body. The institute of medicine study and over 400 peer reviewed studies all show that implants are safe. If they were not, we would not put them in. Best to speak with your board certified plastic surgeon. He/she will answer your questions. Http://www. Jjrothmd. Com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Yes: Once you have completely healed, you should be able to return to all forms of activity, including the use of sauna, safely. ...Read more

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How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

Varies: Costs are variable depending on the type and manufacturer of the implant materials. Also, wide variation in costs in various areas of the country. Remember that that besides the surgical and material costs, there are charges for the use of operating facility and anesthesia services to be accounted for in your costs. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have breast augmentation surgery?

Is it painful to have breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation: Most women describe breast augmentation pain as similar to a good chest workout at the gym. Narcotic pain medicine is usually taken for a day or two, then a lot of women will switch to Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Early stretching and lifting the arms makes recovery quicker and manageable. ...Read more

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Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

It s too late!: Yo should be preparing months in advance. This includes a healthy diet with possible medical clearance if you have coexisting medical disease. Stop smoking at least one month prior. Some surgeons advise cessation of oral contraceptives 1-2 months prior to surgery for prolonged operations. Aspirin and nsaids are often ceased two week prior. Npo evening before. Some prescribe antibiotics prior. ...Read more

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Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

Yes, but...: There is increasing scientific literature showing how fat can be used for breast augmentation, but there are some valid concerns about the doing so. Some questions that need to be better studied include whether fat necrosis/calcifications make detecting cancer on a mammogram harder and what the role of stem cells have on risks of cancer development. Larger, longer term studies will be needed. ...Read more

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Are there long term consequences to breast augmentation surgery?

Yes: You will have positive self pride feelings as well as the obvious physical changes. You should be prepared to receive compliments and increased attention in your physical appearance for awhile. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?

How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?

1-2 weeks.: Recovery varies by patient and implant placement technique, but usually takes 1-2 weeks. You may be able to resume normal non-strenuous activity sooner. ...Read more

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How long should I stop exercise before breast augmentation surgery?

How long should I stop exercise before breast augmentation surgery?

Mild or weight train: Mild exercise can be performed up to the day of surgery but if patients are actively body building or weight training their pectoralis muscles, I often suggest they refrain for three weeks pre-operatively to avoid excessive vascularity of the muscle.
After surgery aggressive contraction of the pectoralis may distort the appearance of implants placed under the muscle.
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How soon after breast augmentation can I go on a vacation to hawaii?

Be Safe: It would be best to be geographically close to your plastic surgeon for a minimum of two weeks following breast augmentation. If a problem should arise, you would want to be able to obtain treatment quickly from the surgeon who treated you as opposed to someone in a different state who doesn't know exactly what was done and how. Be conservative, especially with this investment in your health. ...Read more

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Which incision site is less painful when getting a breast augmentation?

Which incision site is less painful when getting a breast augmentation?

No real difference: We have found in our office no real difference between incisions. Patients will usually have incisional pain, and also discomfort from muscle stretch. This is usually well tolerated. Some patients may benefit from a pain pump placed in surgery. It instills numbing medicine over a few days and patients have less pain.
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Can you tell me about regrets from getting silicone breast augmentation?

Can you tell me about regrets from getting silicone breast augmentation?

High satisfaction!: Breast augmentation clients are among the happiest patients we work with in plastic surgery. When this procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon on a patient with realistic expectations, the results are almost always very positive. Problems arise when there are unrealistic expectations, the patient is doing the surgery for the wrong reason, or the physician is simply not qualified. ...Read more

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I would like to get a breast augmentation. Any ideas on going about this?

Consult: Go see a board certified plastic surgeon. The asps and asaps websites have them listed. See a few before making a decision. Go over their before/after photos. Ask questions. Remember this is elective surgery. The patient is in the driver's seat. Together, you and the plastic surgeon will review the goals and see if they are obtainable.

http://www. Jjrothmd. Com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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Planning to have breast augmentation, do I also have to have a mastopexy?

Planning to have breast augmentation, do I also have to have a mastopexy?

Have to? No... But.: If you are choosing to have breast augmentation because your breasts have "deflated" after child-bearing and breast feeding, AND there is a lot of drooping, it may be a good idea. Breast augmentation puts a saline or silicone filled balloon under your breast or muscle. If you have a lot of drooping, that balloon will droop down too!!! A mastopexy lifts the breast up to a more youthful position. ...Read more

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What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

Many but +outweigh-: There are many potential negatives but the positives outweigh the negatives and include: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, asymmetry, implant exposure/extrusion/rupture overcorrection/undercorrection, contour irregularity, capsular contracture, distortion with muscular contraction, interference with oncologic evaluation of the breast, interference with nipple sensation, nursing or aging, etc. ...Read more

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How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

4-5 days: My patients typically go back to work 4-5 days after breast augmentation. However, this is also dependent on the size of your augmentation and the type of job that you perform. ...Read more

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Why is it that there are no marks left after breast augmentation surgery done?

Why is it that there are no marks left after breast augmentation surgery done?

Depends: Whether or not there is a scar visible on the breast after breast augmentation surgery will depend on where the incision is placed during the procedure. Sometimes scars are located in the axillary area, infra mammary fold area, umbilical area, or under the areola. ...Read more

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What are some potential side effects of getting a breast augmentation too young?

What are some potential side effects of getting a breast augmentation too young?

Long term: Breast implants are indicated after age 18 for cosmetic augmentation. It is not to young for an adult woman to get breast implants as long as she is psychologically mature. Breast implants are long term devices that may have to be replaced, anticipate replacing them every 10-20 years. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/breast-augmentation/index. Html. ...Read more

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How much time would I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

Work: Most women can return to work in one week and resume exercise in about one month or when the plastic surgeon advises. ...Read more

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If I'm planning to have breast augmentation, is it required that I also have a mastopexy?

If I'm planning to have breast augmentation, is it required that I also have a mastopexy?

Depends…: Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. What type of breast operation will best achieve your goals will depend largely on your physical examination and personal goals. If you are presenting with breasts that are sitting low on your chest wall, mastopexy surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is your opinion about a breast augmentation over the long term if I have risk of diabetes?

What is your opinion about a breast augmentation over the long term if I have risk of diabetes?

Tight control: Breast augmentation is a safe procedure as long as your diabetes is well controlled. Diabetics usually have their glycosylated hemoglobin (hba1c) level checked every 3 months. My cutoff is 7. If you're hba1c is under 7, it means your glucose is well controlled and your level of risk with breast augmentation should be the same as that of a non-diabetic. ...Read more

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What do most people know and/or think about the repercussions, side effects, long term of breast augmentation?

What do most people know and/or think about the repercussions, side effects, long term of breast augmentation?

Long term: Most women are very happy after breast augmentation. Breast implants are long term devices that may have to be replaced in time. The breasts will change over time with or without an implant. 10% of women are troubled by capsular contracture, or hardening of the scar tissue around the implant. Rippling or implant visibility. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/breast-augmentation/index. Html. ...Read more

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Generally speaking, how long does it take to recover from breast augmentation? Same question in regard to them settling as well.

Generally speaking, how long does it take to recover from breast augmentation? Same question in regard to them settling as well.

Everyone's different: Generally it is about 1-2 weeks. If placed behind the muscle it likely will take a little longer. Settling may take a few months. ...Read more

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Will your nipples feel funny after breast augmentation?

Will your nipples feel funny after breast augmentation?

Maybe: Sometimes the nipples will be too sensitive for a while, and occasionally they will be less sensitive. Permanent changes in sensation are rare but possible. ...Read more