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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Depends: For smaller volume increases, fat transfer works as well as implants. However for larger volumes, it may take several stages and is more difficult to get the same result as an implant. It also depends on the amount of breast tissue you start with, because fat transfer needs some tissue to survive. Generally speaking, it is more economical to get implants. ...Read more

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Are there scars left post breast augmentation procedures?

Are there scars left post breast augmentation procedures?

Yes: There is always going to be a scar after a surgical procedure. How a scar heals and fades is unique to each person, and can take up to a year. Scars for a breast augmentation can be hidden in the breast fold (underneath the breast), around the areola (dark skin around the nipple), or in the armpit. ...Read more

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Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Both are safe: Both operations are extremely safe, but breast reduction takes longer in the operating room and involves more incisions and scars. Augmentation involves use of implants, which are also safe but have their own particular issues. Obviously, one woman cannot need both operations, so individual medical details are much more relevant, and both operations (in different patients) are quite low-risk! ...Read more

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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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Will insurance cover breast implants?

Will insurance cover breast implants?

Sometimes: If the implants are being use to correct a deformity such as after breast cancer then yes. For cosmetic purposes no. ...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 breast augmentation ever covered by insurance? Are there any circumstances in which insurance would pay for breast augmentation? .

Is breast augmentation ever covered by insurance? Are there any circumstances in which insurance would pay for breast augmentation?

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Sometimes.: Breast augmentation can be covered in some situations where there is significant asymmetry in breast volume or shape due to breast underdevelopment unilaterally, some syndromes with underdeveloped chest muscle and breast etc....Obviously they are covered in women following breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is the financial cost of chin augmentation cosmetic surgery?

What is the financial cost of chin augmentation cosmetic surgery?

Varies: The cost varies based on your location, the surgeon and the type of implant being placed. A general range is $3000 - 7500 depending upon those criteria. Seek several consultations in your area to get an idea of the local cost range. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can women with breast implants go rafting?

Can women with breast implants go rafting?

Of course (not day1): Certainly you can go rafting after breast augmentation as long as you are completely healed and your surgeon has lifted restrictions. This is typically 3 months following surgery but physicians may vary in their recommendations. ...Read more

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Mastopexy with augmentation is breastfeeding possible?

Mastopexy with augmentation is breastfeeding possible?

Most can: Breast implants can reduce your chances of being able to breastfeed by about 15-20%. Studies have been done that have shown no silicone being passed into the breast milk in women with silicone gel implants. Mastopexy does carry a higher rate of inability to breastfeed than augmentation. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation or reconstruction risky?

Is breast augmentation or reconstruction risky?

Benefits > risks: Every surgery has risks and benefits, so it comes down to what we call the risk/benefit ratio. Silicone breast implants have been studied more than any other medical device and the fda has confirmed that they are safe and effective. Thre are a lot of things to consider however so you should discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon in detail. ...Read more

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Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Yes: The presence of any implant, saline or silicone, will affect how the mammograms are performed. If the test is completed in a standard fashion there may be up to 15% of the breast tissue that still will require additional imaging. ...Read more

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Would medicaid pay for a breast reduction!?

Would medicaid pay for a breast reduction!?

Possibly...: Yes, breast reduction surgery is potentially “covered” through Medicaid. Unfortunately, it may be difficult to find a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who still works with this organization, given the very low reimbursement and the bureaucratic challenges… Best wishes. ...Read more

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Price for breast lumpectomy vs a mastectomy?

Price for breast lumpectomy vs a mastectomy?

Don't Let Price...: ...Influence your decision. Treatment may require surgery+/-radiationrx+/-chemorx, therefore looking at the cost of these operations alone are misleading. For example, radiationrx is mandatory after lumpectomy, so any price comparison would have to include this. Most importantly, if uninsured, there are many people & hospitals in the healthcare community that will assist cancer patients. ...Read more

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Uplift sagging breast without surgery?

Uplift sagging breast without surgery?

A bra or support: The only way to truly lift the breast without surgery is by using a bra or some form of external support such as adhesive tape or supports. There is no magic wand. ...Read more

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Are breast implants safe?

Are breast implants safe?

Yes: Breast augmentation with saline and silicone gel breast implants is very safe. When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation , make sure they are board certified. A good place to look for a plastic surgeon in your area is to go to www.Plasticsurgery.Org. Information on breast augmentation, and multiple plastic surgery procedures can be found. ...Read more

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Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Yes , depends: for beauty NO for back pains YES . In some woman large breasts cause severe back pains and disability , if medically documented ail approve such surgery by most of insurance companies approve . If it is for cosmetic purposes no . Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery for lip augmentation safe?

Is plastic surgery for lip augmentation safe?

Yes: Lip augmentation is a procedure that can give you fuller and plumper lips. The most common method is injectable dermal fillers. Side effects include minor swelling, bruising, redness, and minor bleeding at the injection sites. Fat grafting is less commonly performed due to its unpredictable results Silicone implants (not injection) can offer permanent lip augmentation. Consult with your doctor ...Read more

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