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Breast Implants

Q. What is Breast Augmentation?

A. Breast Augmentation is a form of Plastic Surgery in which a saline or silicone implant filled with either silicone gel or saline (saltwater) is placed in a woman's breast to enhance its shape, size and look.

Q. What are some of the risks involved in Breast Augmentation?

A. Some of the risks involved with Breast Augmentation are:

• Problems related to the implant itself inherent to the implants

• Deflation

• Breast Hardening

• Infection

• Nonsymmetrical breast

• Areolas

• Loss of feeling or sensitivity

• Loss of nipple or loss of breast

• Fat necrosis

• A shape or size you didn't like

• Death

Q. How is the Breast Augmentation surgery performed?

A. Breast Augmentation is performed surgically, by making a cut under the breast or around the nipple and placing the implant under or over the muscle.

Q. What kind of implants could be used for Breast Augmentation?

A. There are two kinds of implants:

• Saline (Saltwater)

• Silicone

Q. Will my Breast Augmentation results be permanent?

A.There will be no telling if the results will be permanent or not, but in the future, the breast might require an uplift.

Q. Do implants affect mammograms?

A. There is a possibility that the implant might change the outcome of the mammogram.

Q. How long does the Breast Augmentation procedure take?

A. On an average, the Breast Augmentation procedure can take two to four hours.

Q. What is the cost of Breast Augmentation?

A. The cost for Breast Augmentation varies, it can be anywhere from $4,000 - $9,000.