However, breast augmentation cannot correct severely drooping breasts as such a breast lift may be required along with a breast augmentation for sagging breasts to look fuller and lifted. Often, breast lifting can be done along with the procedure for breast augmentation.
What are the costs for breast augmentation?
According to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a breast augmentation surgery is $3,719 while the average cost of removal of breast implant is $2,506. However, these costs are just an estimated and may vary according to the experience of the surgeon.
So what are some of the components of the cost of a breast augmentation surgery.
There are anesthesia fees, hospital or surgical facility costs, medical tests, post-surgery garments, prescriptions for medication and lastly surgeon’s fee. When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for your procedure, it is important that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort level with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
You may find more statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
What are some things you should know before getting a boob job?
1.Your first breast surgery will not be your last. Most women would need another breast surgery after 10 years because implants do not last forever. Some implants may begin to leak over time or a “scar shell” might develop around the implant causing the shape to warp resulting in the need for a new implant. Other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and change in preference may also result in the patient undergoing another surgery.
2.Breasts with implants feel different to touch than real breasts. Although silicon breasts look and feel similar to real breasts, they are still artificial and do not feel like natural breast tissue. People would notice that there is an implant in a woman who had little breast tissue at the beginning as compared to women who had more breast tissue to begin with.
3.Breast augmentation and reduction may affect your ability to breastfeed in the future. Often, women who have undergone breast augmentation using breast implant choose not to breastfeed. However, if you had an areola incision, there’s a slight chance of damaging minor ducts and could disconnect the areola complex with the main portion of the gland. This would then hinder your ability to breastfeed.
4.Not all “plastic surgeons” are board certified and trustworthy. Given your tight budget, you may be tempted to opt for the surgeon who offers the cheapest rate. However, it is not advisable to do so. You should thoroughly research surgeons that meet a certain criteria before deciding on one. Be wary of other “boards” that are not legitimate. One of the well-known boards is the American Board of Plastic Surgery.