• Important Things to Consider Before Having Breast Augmentation Surgery

    consultTheBustBoosters.com is dedicated to providing women with the right information on how to naturally enlarge or enhance the appearance of their breasts while avoiding expensive, time-consuming and potentially dangerous breast augmentation surgery.

    In this article, we’ll go over some of the things you should consider before deciding to have breast augmentation surgery.

    It’s Expensive

    too-expensiveBreast augmentation surgery or augmentation mammoplasty on average costs $3,678, according to 2013 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This cost does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses, which can bring up the total average cost closer to $6500.

    Also, consider that the longer you have the implants, the more likely you will need to have some type of reoperation due to complications. In some cases where the cost of the original implant is covered by insurance the reoperation will not be covered, leaving the cost to you.

    Most health insurance plans will not cover the costs of cosmetic breast augmentation or procedures required from resulting complications. Furthermore, some carriers will even exclude coverage of some breast diseases in patients who have breast implants.

    It Takes Time to Recover

    recovery-timeBreast augmentation surgery also requires that you carefully follow specific instructions on cleaning the incision sites and caring for your breast implants to reduce the risk of infection. Patients will also likely have a reduced-activity period and experience soreness and swelling for up to a few weeks.

    Depending on the placement of the implant, some patients may not engage in exercise or strenuous physical activity for up to six weeks.

    If you also need to miss time from work to recover, this can also add to the cost of having augmentation surgery.

    In general, having the surgical procedure to emplace breast implant devices presents the same health risks common to surgery, such as adverse reaction to anesthesia, hematoma, late hematoma (post-operative bleeding after 6 months or more), fluid accumulation, and incision-site infection.

    Here are some of the complications specific to breast implant patients you should consider:

    • The breasts are uneven in appearance in terms of size, shape or placement
    • Pain in the nipple or breast area
    • Thinning and shrinking of breast tissue
    • Hard calcium deposits under the skin around the implant
    • Rupture of implant that results in deflation, or without symptoms
    • Delayed healing of incision site
    • Breakdown of skin on breasts that may lead to the implant showing through the skin
    • Infection, including toxic shock syndrome
    • Swollen or enlarged lymph nodes
    • Dead skin or tissue around the breasts (necrosis)
    • An increase or decrease in sensation in the nipple or breast
    • The implant can be felt through the skin
    • Collection of fluid around the implant that may require surgical draining

    Breast Implants are not lifetime devices and the longer the implant is in your body, the more likely you will have a complication and need additional surgeries.

    One type of reoperation would be removal, and as many as 20 percent of women who receive breast implants will have their implants removed within 8 to 10 years.

    Some professionals recommend that prospective breast implant patients should assume they will need to have additional surgeries at some point. The harsh reality is that the longer the implanted device is in your body, the more likely those devices will have complications and pose a potential health risk.


    If you have your implants removed and not replaced, you may experience changes to your natural breasts such as dimpling, puckering, wrinkling, breast tissue loss, or other undesirable changes. Anyone considering breast augmentation surgery should remember that to be healthy and responsible, your implants will most likely require a lifetime of maintenance and periodic doctor visits.

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