Breast Augmentation Cost
The cost of breast augmentation procedures depends upon each patient’s preferences in terms of the size of the breast implants she wants. When it comes to breast augmentation, one size does not fit all. As each patient has her own body type and preferences, the type and size of breast implants she chooses will depend upon her ultimate goals in terms of physical appearance, social perceptions and self-esteem.
The Estetica Institute appreciates the individual nature of breast augmentation procedures, and its surgeons thoroughly consult with patients, to ensure that the patient gets the right type and size of breast implants she wants, and to help her achieve the desired work that she wants. When a patient comes to the Estetica Institute of the Palm Beaches for breast augmentation, she meets with one of the facility’s board-certified Palm Beach cosmetic surgeons for a one-on-one consultation that includes pre-op visualization and 3-D imaging. Patients can virtually see how they will look different sizes of breast implants. During this time, one of the facility’s surgeons, such as Dr. Greg DeLange, will go over the procedure with the patient and answer any questions that she may have.
After the patient has determined the size and type of breast implants that she wants, the Estetica Institute will obtain the desired implants.
Breast Augmentation, also referred to as Augmentation Mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes and enlarges the breasts. It is our most popular procedure and can provide an amazing improvement in our patient’s beauty and self esteem. Breast Augmentation is usually performed to enlarge small underdeveloped breasts or breasts that have lost their shape due to having children or weight loss.
Breast Augmentation reshapes and enlarges a woman’s breast through the use of breast implants. The breast implants can consist of either saline or silicone depending on what the surgeon thinks will be best for the patient.
Some patients may undergo Breast Augmentation in conjunction with a Breast Lift which allows us to reshape and tighten the breast tissue.
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Breast Augmentation is performed by surgically inserting breast implants through a small incision made below the breast or in the lower part of the areola or in the axilla. Prior to the surgery, the doctor and the patient will discuss the best place to insert the implant. In addition, ideal implant size selection will be discussed at length in order to achieve the desired volume and shape. Once the incisions are made, the surgeon creates a pocket either behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or beneath the pectoralis major muscle (submuscular). The breast implants are positioned within the pocket and the incisions are then closed with layered sutures and tape.
The procedure is performed in our accredited surgical center under IV sedation. It usually takes about one hour and most patients go home within 30 minutes after the procedure. We have dramatically improved this procedure and the post operative discomfort by avoiding any bleeding and manipulating the muscle and breast tissue very gently. In addition, long acting anesthetic blocks area injected around the ribs at the end of the procedure thus almost eliminating any pain for several hours after the procedure.
After having surgery, the patient needs to stay home and rest for about 24 hours. We recommend an early return to normal activity, however. Showering is allowed 48 hours after the procedure. Dressing is a simple surgical bra that we provide. Sutures are removed after seven days, and easy breast massage techniques are taught to minimize the chance of capsular contractures. We provide pain medications that you probably need to take for only a couple of days although the discomfort levels vary from patient to patient.
Breast Augmentation at Estetica Institute