A Closer Look at Each Procedure
Size and shape are enhanced through the placement of silicone or saline implants, or your own grafted fat tissue. Breast reconstruction can use these same techniques (often in combination with skin grafting) to completely recreate the breast mound after mastectomy or injury.
The breasts are reduced in size for the purpose of creating improved proportions and relieving physical strain. Breast reduction can be combined with lift surgery. In some cases, breast reduction is considered medically necessary in order to alleviate back and neck pain.
Let's look more closely at what each procedure can provide:
How much does each procedure cost?
Average Surgeon's Fees*
- $5,482 **
*These averages do not include anesthesia, aftercare expenses, facility fees, and other expenses.
**Insurance may contribute if the procedure is considered medically necessary.
What kinds of results can I get from each?
Breast Augmentation Before and After
Breast Lift Before and After
Breast Reduction Before and After
How much downtime does each procedure require?
Necessary Time away from Work and Strain
Patients can usually resume desk work within 3 to 7 days. Submuscular placement (below the pectoral muscle) requires more downtime than subglandular placement (above the pectoral muscle). It may take a month before it is safe to resume strenuous exercise.
Patients should take about a week before resuming non-strenuous work. This is true with or without implants. Heavy lifting and other strain should be avoided for about a month.
Non-strenuous work can be resumed after about 10 to 14 days. Any contact with the breasts for the first four to six weeks must be gentle.
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The possibilities of modern cosmetic breast surgery are virtually endless. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your bust line, your surgeon can perform a single procedure or customized combination of procedures to help you achieve the results you want and the long-term satisfaction you deserve. Book a consultation with your surgeon today.
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