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Breast augmentation has been the top cosmetic surgery conducted in the United States since 2006, and that statistic doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. If you have ever thought about enhancing the appearance of your chest, breast augmentation may be the right choice for you.
What Is the Purpose of Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Most women seek out breast augmentation surgery to increase their breast size and alter their body’s contour. Often, a larger chest can compliment wider hip bones or narrower waistlines. Some women also seek breast augmentation surgery to adjust asymmetrical breasts or correct genetic breast conditions where the tissue does not develop properly. Many women also consider breast augmentation once they are finished breastfeeding to restore lost volume and help regain confidence in their bodies.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery is appropriate for women who have fully developed breasts, are in good health, and are not pregnant or breastfeeding. Your surgeon will assess your risk factors during your initial consultation and ensure that your expectations are realistic.
Will My Breast Implants Be Permanent?
Breast implants are durable and long-lasting; however, they do have a shelf life and are not expected to last your lifetime. Breast implants are estimated to last between 10 and 15 years. This is not a definite fact, and many women maintain healthy implants for much longer.
Should you experience a problem with your breast implant or your implants have reached the end of their life, breast revision surgery will replace them.
Should I Get Breast Implants Before Having Children?
Many young women consider breast augmentation before having children. Pregnancy does not alter the integrity of the implant, and many women with breast implants are still able to breastfeed normally. The thing to remember, though, is that pregnancy and breastfeeding cause significant trauma to the breasts (regardless of whether there is an implant), and some changes to the tissue may be experienced. These changes may impact the way your implant sits in the breast because it alters the skin and glandular tissue.
What Procedures Can Be Combined With Breast Augmentation?
Breast lift surgery is commonly combined with breast augmentation. A breast lift helps to enhance your body contour and counteracts the effects of aging on your breasts.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost in Dallas?
Breast augmentation can vary in price based on your location, and if you are combining procedures. Traditionally, the cost of breast augmentation is determined by several factors, including the implant specifics and the surgeon, facility, and anesthesia fees. Booking a consultation with your plastic surgeon is the best way to determine the costs of the procedure.
What Are the Risks and Complications Associated With Breast Augmentation?
Some potential complications of breast augmentation include blood clots, allergic reactions, bleeding, hematoma, scarring, loss of nipple/breast sensation, implant leakage, scar tissue, wrinkling of the breast skin, pain, and tight scar tissue (capsular contracture).