There are many reasons why women consider having breast augmentation surgery. Beautiful, full breasts have reigned as the ultimate definition of femininity, but for those who have naturally small breasts, breast augmentation can help. Whether your breasts aren’t living up to your standards because of heredity, pregnancy, or weight loss, breast implants could be your solution.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammaplasty, involves the placement of breast implants to add volume, increase fullness, and improve projection of the breasts that complement the patient’s figure and body contours. It can also help to correct asymmetrical breasts.
Am I a good candidate for Breast Augmentation in the Orlando area?
If you have become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, whether caused by aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, or gravity, you may choose to consider breast augmentation. This procedure can restore your breasts to a more youthful and perky position. Breast implants may also be used for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or injury.
What can I expect from Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a highly personalized cosmetic procedure. There are several types and shapes of breast implants that Dr. Johnston will help you choose from based on your personal goals. During your consultation, he will explain surgical options including:
- The choice between saline, silicone gel and “gummy bear” (highly cohesive gel) implants.
- The shape of the implants, including round and anatomical gel.
- Placement options, whether it looks best above or below the muscle.
- Incision locations, including along the breast crease, at the edge of the areola, or the axilla.
In most cases, patients can expect the results of breast augmentation to be long-lasting. Women can also often find easier fitting clothing and swimwear. Many women who have had breast augmentation also report a significant increase in self-confidence.
What is the cost of Breast Augmentation in Orlando?
At our practice, consultations for elective cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures are complimentary. Our expectations are that patients will provide us with their medical information by filling out our History and Physical Form prior to coming into the office.
The purpose of our complimentary consult is to educate you about your area of concern, define your goals, give you realistic predictions of what can be accomplished, help you make good choices among the options, explain the potential risks and answer all of your questions.
We do not expect you to diagnose yourself and know your treatment plan, therefore these costs are given as a range of common procedures to give you some idea of what expenses you might incur.
At the time of your complimentary consultation, you will be given a plan and specific cost estimate customized to your individual needs. With Breast Augmentation surgery, the major variable in cost is saline implants vs silicone implants.
Typically, costs include:
- Surgeon’s fees (includes all office visits and performing the surgery)
- Anesthesia fees if needed
- Facility fees
- Baseline labs
- CosmetAssure Insurance program if applicable
- Pre-operative goody bag along with prescriptions, supplies, pre- and post-surgical instruction booklets and post-surgical recovery kit (includes initial garments, homeopathic medications to reduce bruising and scar reduction supplies)
Costs do not include X-rays, EKG (electrocardiogram if over 50) or specialty consultations if needed.
How long is the recovery from Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation recovery includes a post-surgical recovery period of 24 to 48 hours. Activity levels will be restricted for a few days after surgery as your body heals. In most cases, patients experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks, which should fade over time. Dr. Johnston will provide specific instructions including how to care for your breasts, medications, follow-up appointments, and when you can resume physical activities, such as exercising. It is important to follow all of Dr. Johnston’s instructions to ensure a healthy and positive surgical outcome