If you’ve been thinking about having breast augmentation, you might be consulting with friends, family members and the Internet and learning what the procedure has done for others. But what are your goals and expectations for the surgery? Can it really be right for you?
Here are some of the outcomes a breast augmentation can provide:
- Change the size, shape and/or position
- Improve body proportion
- Create better symmetry
- Rejuvenate post-pregnancy or after major weight loss
- Reverse some of the natural signs of aging
- Reconstruction after mastectomy
While the reasons for breast surgery can differ, most of our patients initially come to us with some similar concerns about the procedure, some fact, some fiction. Here are brief answers to some of our patients’ most common questions. Hopefully, they will answer some of yours:
Q: What is the cost of the procedure?
A: The cost of breast augmentation surgery can vary greatly, in the range between $2,500 and $6,500, depending on many factors, including:
- The location of the incision
- The position of the implant
- The type of implant
- The specific plastic surgeon
- The geographic location where surgery is performed
Q: If I plan to have children, would implants affect my ability to breastfeed?
A: It’s true that certain incisions can increase the risk of affecting the milk ducts; however, specific advanced techniques can be used to reduce the risk – so that most women who are able to breastfeed before implants should have no difficulty breastfeeding after the procedure.
Q: How old is too old for breast implant surgery?
A: There really isn’t a cut-off upper age limit for breast augmentation. Older patients can have a higher risk for complications from any surgical procedure with anesthesia, but older people in good health can still be good candidates for the procedure.
Q: How do I get started?
A: Start by consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Tehrani, who can answer all of your questions, review all the specifics of the procedure and help guide you in your decision. Call for a consultation appointment today: (760) 240-2444.