Are you considering breast augmentation? It’s a decision that many women here in Atlanta contemplate, and it’s important to have all the information you need before making a decision.
At Hagopian Plastic Surgery, we understand the significance of this decision and are here to address your concerns. In this blog post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions we receive about breast augmentation.
1. What Can Breast Augmentation Do?
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts. This is achieved by placing breast implants either behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscles. The implants are silicone or saline and come in various sizes and shapes. Breast augmentation aims to achieve a more proportionate and symmetrical appearance, increase breast volume, and boost self-confidence.
2. How Long Does Breast Augmentation Take?
The duration of a breast augmentation procedure can vary depending on individual factors, such as the technique used and the complexity of the case. On average, breast augmentation surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours. During your consultation, Dr. Hagopian will assess your specific needs and provide a more accurate estimate of the time required for your procedure.
3. How Long Is Breast Augmentation Recovery?
Recovery after breast augmentation varies from person to person, but most patients can expect to return to their normal daily activities within 1 to 2 weeks. It’s normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort during the initial stages of recovery. Following Dr. Hagopian’s post-operative instructions, which include wearing a supportive bra and avoiding strenuous activities, will help the healing process go smoothly.
4. How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Dr. Hagopian’s surgical fee for breast augmentation starts at $3,000, excluding the cost of implants and operating room and anesthesia fees. If combined with a breast lift, the starting price is $8,000. The cost of breast augmentation varies based on several factors, including the type of implants used, operating room fees, anesthesia fees, and additional procedures performed. During your consultation, we will provide you with a personalized price estimate that considers your specific goals.
5. How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices, and their longevity can vary from person to person. However, modern implants are designed to be durable and long-lasting and can last from 15 to 20 years without any issues. That said, it’s important to note that implants are not immune to natural aging, changes in weight, or the effects of gravity. You should have regular follow-up appointments to monitor the condition of your implants and ensure their continued integrity.
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At Hagopian Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide you with the highest level of care and expertise throughout your breast augmentation journey. If you’re ready to take the next step and learn more about your options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hagopian. Please call our office today at (404) 885-8542 or request a consultation.