Breast implants or breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that involves placement of saline or silicone implants in the breast tissue to create larger and fuller breasts. The procedure is usually performed for cosmetic purposes, but in some cases, it may also be a part of breast reconstruction surgery.
Breast implant surgery has emerged as one of the most sought after aesthetic procedures in the US today. Leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, who has a board certification in plastic surgery, provides breast implants to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Breast implant procedure may be recommended for women who seek one or more of the following changes in their breast appearance:
• Increasing the size of the breasts to make them more proportionate to the rest of the body.
• Improving the symmetry between the breasts.
• Making the breasts more voluptuous looking purely for aesthetic reasons.
• Making up for volume loss in the breasts following a pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight fluctuation.
• Correcting birth defects in one or both breasts.
• Reconstructing breasts following a breast injury or mastectomy.
Breast implant plastic surgery can be customized in several ways to match with the personal aesthetic needs of the patient. The choices with regard to implant size and type and location of the incision and implant placement will have an impact on the final outcome of the surgery.
Types of Implants
Breast implants are available as traditional saline implants or silicone gel implants. Both qualities are approved by the FDA, and chosen widely by the patients. New form stable or gummy bear silicone implants have also been introduced following the FDA’s approval. Implant sizes can range from 120cc to 960cc.
Placement of Implants
The cosmetic surgeon may place the implants in front of the pectoral muscle, behind the breast tissue, or underneath the pectoral muscle. The size of incision, the recovery period and risks will be impacted to an extent by the choice of implant placement position.
Location of Incisions
Incisions to place the implants may be made along the breast crease, under the arms, or around the areola. In rare cases, the surgeon may also consider a transumbilical incision. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.
Cost of Breast Implant Surgery
As per the figures provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for 2014, the average sticker price of breast implant surgery in the US was $3,708. However, this figure excluded the costs of anesthesia, operating room costs, and other related expenses. The overall impact on your checking account for this procedure may range from $5,000 to $12,000, depending on a variety of factors.
Recovery and Results
Mild pain and discomfort in the incision areas will be experienced by most patients in the first week. This can be addressed with prescribed medications. The woman can expect to return to her regular routine in about 10 to 14 days. Results will be long lasting and sustainable in most cases, and will establish over several weeks as bruising and swelling disappears.
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