Dr. Leonard Tachmes is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Here the Doctor has answered some of the common questions bizymoms visitors have about Breast Augmentation.
Q. What is breast augmentation?
A. Enlargement of the female breast using a saline or silicone implant
Q. How is a breast augmentation surgery performed?
A. Implants inserted via small incision in the nipple areolar or under the fold of the breast, above or below the chest wall muscle to augment the size and shape of the breast.
Q. Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?
A. A healthy female who desires a larger, fuller breast
Q. What type of anesthetic is used for breast augmentation surgery?
A. Usually general anesthesia is used. Sometimes I.V. twilight sedation is used.
Q. What are the risks associated with breast augmentation?
A. Bleeding, infection, capsular contracture, deflation, visible scars, breast assymetry
Q. What is the recovery time for breast augmentation?
A. About one week
Q. How much does breast augmentation cost?
A. $4000 to $6000