Breast Augmentation Surgery
A "breast augmentation" is also known as a breast enhancement.
Breast augmentation plastic surgery often includes breast implants, combined with a breast lift. However, some women only require implants to obtain their desired breast size and shape.
The reasons our patients come to us for breast surgery are as unique as they are. So if any of the below sound like you...well, let's just say, you're not alone!
Top Reasons for a Breast Augmentation
The Right Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation Surgery and Implants
1. Because it makes you happy and it's what you want.
You can love your body, and love who you are, while still looking down and thinking: "Okay, Girls --it's time for a change."
Surgically altering your breasts is a big decision, and should be viewed as an investment in yourself, for yourself. And while it's a big decision, it can also be one of the most empowering choices you ever make.
Breast Augmentation & Implant Surgery Considerations
This primarily comes down to breast implants' material, size, and placement.
What's important to remember, as you begin your surgical journey, is that most of these decisions will be made jointly with your doctor, based on your needs and preferences. You don't have to get it all figured out on your own. That's what your consult is for, and once you get to know Dr. Abboushi and Dr. Singh, you'll understand why thousands of patients trust them.
Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants
The type of breast implant material you and our surgeon choose will be based on your body type and #breastgoals. In general, silicone implants are more popular than saline, and they tend to longer-lasting. However, saline implants require smaller incisions, and therefore, result in smaller scars.
Under-the-Muscle (sub-muscular) vs. Over-the-Muscle (sub-glandular) Breast Implant Placement
Our board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in "dual-plane breast augmentation." This gives our patients the benefits of both sub-muscular and sub=glandular breast implant placement via a single, streamlined technique. However, there are circumstances when only over- or only under-the-muscle implants will be appropriate. Our doctors will spend as much time as needed with you to ensure your comfort with whatever decision is made.
Breast Implant Size
This is a personal decision in many ways. However, our surgeons will advise you regarding which size or sizes will best complement and enhance your body's shape in order to get the results you want. In general, we do not place breast implants that are far out of proportion to the rest of our patients' bodies.
Candidates for Breast Implants and Augmentations
Breast Augmentation Surgical Procedure + Recovery
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, in one of our partner hospitals. The length of the procedure is generally between 1 – 2 hours, after which you will spend several hours in recovery before being discharged that evening.
There are a few non-negotiables regarding recovery that you should know prior to schedling surgery:
- You must have someone drive you home post-surgery; it is not an option to drive yourself.
- You will be given a compression bra to assist in the healing process after surgery which you must wear as directed by Dr. Abboushi or Dr. Singh -- usually 24/7 for one month, but this can vary.
- You must take your meds as directed and explained to you during your pre-surgical appointment at our Inman Park office. We will call them in at least 3 days prior to your breast augmentation, so pick them up early and get it checked off your list.
Recovery times can vary a bit, but, in general, we recommend that most patients plan to take approximately one week off post-breast enhancement sugery.
Cost of Breast Augmentation + Implant Surgery
The cost of breast augmentation surgery starts at approximately $5600 with saline implants, and $6600 with silicone implants. Pricing is inclusive of all pre- and post-operative care, as well as hospital fees.
These averages do not include the cost of a breast lift or mastopexy, which is a separate procedure, although it can be, and often is, performed at the same time. A combined breast lift with augmentation starts at $10,500 with saline implants, and $11500 with silicone implants. Please note that these are only average costs and pricing is truly dependent upon examination by our doctors.
There are a number of patient financing options available for those who wish to explore these payment alternatives. These include plans from PatientFi, CareCredit, Alphaeon and United Medical Credit.
Talk to Our Doctors About Breast Augmentation
We know that it can feel a little intimidating to consider making an appointment to discuss breast enhancement or augmentation. Our goal is to ensure that you are always comfortable, from your first consultation to your final follow-up.
Our Atlanta board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Singh and Dr. Abboushi, believe in empowering their patients by providing them with the information they need to make informed decisions about their health and wellness. We care for our patients holistically, and for the entirely of their surgical journeys.
Your initial plastic surgery consultation can be completed via video or in-person, and is always -- always -- complimentary. We want you to feel at home with us from the first time you contact our practice, and every moment that you are under the care of our staff, all of whom not only enjoy what they do, but genuinely love where they work. It makes for an atmosphere that is simply unmatched, and you'll feel it the minute you walk in the door at our beautiful Inman Park office.
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