How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?
The cost of breast augmentation of breast implants surgery can vary, but the national average is around $6,000. The cost of implants can vary depending on the type of implant used. Some plastic surgeons will offer breast implant specials and other promotions from time to time, and many provide on-site financing as well. Remember that the cost of your surgery may or may not include fees for anesthesia, prescriptions, post-surgery support garments, facility costs, and similar items.
What Results Can You Expect?
Following your surgery, the results of your breast augmentation will be immediate. However, you may encounter some swelling, and the incision lines from your surgery will be visible as they heal. With proper follow-up care, your breast implant scars should dissipate over time. You should also be aware that breast implants aren’t designed to last forever, so don’t rule out the need for a future breast lift or implant exchange—particularly if your weight fluctuates or you go through a pregnancy.
What Types of Implants Are Available?
There are several different types of breast implant options available, including tear drop breast implants, textured implants, and gummy bear implants. Implants can also differ in the material with which they’re filled. For instance, saline breast implants contain sterile salt water, whereas silicone implants are filled with a gel. Both are FDA-approved, but you’ll want to make an appointment with Dr. Ferguson to find out which is best for you.
Are There Any Potential Risks?
Any surgery or medical procedure comes with inherent risks. Be sure you understand them before you choose to have the procedure done and sign any consent forms. Some potential risks of breast augmentation surgery include:
- Pain and bleeding
- Scarring of the skin
- Changes in breast/nipple sensation
- Implant rupture or leakage accumulation of fluid
What Happens During the Procedure?
When you decide to get breast implants, it’s important that you know what to expect. First, you’ll undergo anesthesia; then the implant is inserted either under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue itself. The incisions are then closed with sutures, surgical tape, or skin adhesive and the results are immediately visible.
Who Performs the Surgery?
Dr. Earl Ferguson III performs this surgery and has years of experience in breast implants in San Antonio, Texas. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and works to ensure that all his patients are well informed and comfortable regarding their breast augmentation procedures.
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