A breast augmentation is the surgery associated with breast implants. This surgery has become increasingly popular and while it’s typically easily accessible, there are some things you will want to look at before picking your surgeon. In this blog, we’ll check out the cost associated with the procedure, what to expect, implant options, healing process and some other helpful facts.
Picking a Surgeon
When choosing your surgeon, you should look for a few key factors. First, patient reviews are important. This will give you an idea of how the doctor’s bedside manner is, their skill, how people are healing and what their results look like. Before and after photos are another good thing to look at. Check their websites, social media pages and even tagged photos.
Next, look into the surgeon’s education and background. This information should be easily accessible. For example, Dr. Bernacki has his education laid out in his “About” section. You should be able to see if they are board certified, affiliated with any hospitals or chairing any departments or boards.
You will want to make sure your surgeon considers what is best for you and your lifestyle, not what is most common or what gives them the best profits.
What to Expect
Before any procedure, you will have a consultation. This is where you and your surgeon will decide what type of implant is best for you, if you need any other procedures such as a breast lift included, cost, payment or financing and answer any questions you may have. These questions from plasticsurgery.org may help.
On the day of your procedure, you will undergo anesthesia before your operation. Then the surgeon will make the incision to insert the implants. After placing the implants in the correct locations, your incisions will be closed.
After the surgery, you will receive pain medication, bandaging and a specific garment to wear while healing. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions. Typically, recovery is expected to take around two weeks. You will be able to increase your activity level gradually and return to work if you have a fairly sedentary job.
You will have post-operation appointments to see how your healing is going and what your results are like. Over time, your breasts may begin to sag and implants will need replaced. This timeline varies but often every ten years.
The cost of a breast augmentation often includes three main details: cost of anesthesia, facility fees and a surgeon’s fee. The surgeon’s fee is often based on geographic location and experience. You will know this at the time of your consultation.
Types of Implants
When choosing an implant, your doctor will have recommendations but having an idea of what options there are could make the conversation easier. You will choose from silicon or saline implants. Your surgeon will usually let you see and feel the options available to you during your consultation.
Choosing a surgeon to perform a major surgery is intimidating. Dr. Bernacki and his staff work hard to make sure that our patients feel informed, comfortable and safe. If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation to see how Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists can help you reach your body goals.