10 FAQ’S associated with “Should I go for breast implants ?”

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You can go for breast implants in your teens and till the end of forties. There is no specific age limit to do it but with age women lack the interest to go for breast implant.

The most frequently asked 10 questions related to breast implants and breast augmentation irrespective of the reasons behind the wish and aggressiveness to go for it are as follows:

  1. What is the average cost of breast implants ?

  2. How long do breast implants last about ?

  3. Are breast implants safe? How much risk does it involve ?

  4. Are breast implant scars visible after surgery ?

  5. Are breast implants worth it ?

  6. How Long does it take for  Breast Implants Recovery?

  7. How can I manage my work and exercise post Breast augmentation surgery?

  8. Can you breastfeed with breast implants?

  9. How should I prepare for breast augmentation financing?

  10. Apart from physical does breast implant surgery impact my mental health.

Some of the best certified surgeons have answered these questions based on their experience and knowledge.

1. What is the average cost of breast implants ?

The surgeon’s fee for an implant ranges between $3500 to $8000 . The price for a top board certified plastic surgeon will be around $8000- $10000.This does not include the cost of anesthesia, facilities, and materials (stitches, bandages, drapes, etc.). The price will also depend on doctor, patient, and region.

2. How long do breast implants last about?

75% of the breast implant surgeries are one time and lasts for ever. But, 25 % of the cases it has been found that will need another surgery after 10 years due to leakage overtime or due to “ scar shell” development around the implant. When a scar shell develop around the implant working of the shape takes place causing a need for a new implants.

3. Are breast implants safe? How much risk does it involve ?

There is some level of risk in every surgical procedure.We are fortunate enough that modern techniques, technologies and medications associated with elective breast augmentation contribute to a high degree of safety, one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures as recoded last year.

To reduce your chances of complications you need to educate yourself about breast augmentation. From the very beginning you have to inform your surgeon about all your past medical history and all medications which may include birth control, over-the-counter medicines, herbs, vitamins and supplements, various therapies, drug reactions etc.

You have to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions of your doctor and carefully prepare for a surgery and a good recovery.You should not opt for any kind of short cuts on your recovery and should bear with patience the recovery period.

4. Are breast implant scars visible after surgery ?

You want bigger breasts but you are afraid of the scars being becoming obvious when you wear a swimsuit. Where and how big would be the scars after a breast implant? Dr. Karen M Horton, MD, a certified renowned plastic surgeon from San Francisco says that the scars due to breast augmentation are hidden in your swimsuit. The inframammary fold (IMF) incision scar is usually hidden in bras and even triangle-top string bikinis, and will be only visible when the breasts are lifted up and looked from a close up. According to Dr. Paul C. Zweibel, MD, a plastic surgeon in Denver the good news about breast augmentation is that the scars are usually so well hidden after that very few women have concerns or difficulties regarding their scars.

There are many things you can do to improve your scar after Breast Implants-see the link.

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