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Are breast implants under warranty?

In general the breast implant themselves are guaranteed for your lifetime. See the specific implant manufacturer for details.

How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?

saline implants will deflate if they leak. They contain salt water which is harmless. Silicone implants have a small risk of leaking as well. If you suspect leaking contact your plastic surgeon. Often an MRI scan will detect a leak.

Can fat be transferred to breasts?

Fat can be transferred from an area of your body to the breast. Often the results can be less predictable than implants. Larger volumes can be difficult to achieve with fat grafting.

Does insurance cover breast implants?

Insurance does not usually cover breast implants unless this is for a congenital deformity or for reconstructive purposes.

How dangerous is breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery is commonly performed and is quite safe.

Is there an alternative to breast implants?

Fat grafting can in certain cases be an alternative to breast implants.

How much does a Breast Augmentation cost?

The cost of breast augmentation surgery varies due to many factors. These factors are the type of implant used, incision type, location of surgery, doctor, medical costs, and more. Most breast augmentation procedures range between $5000 to $10,000. Since it is a cosmetic procedure, most health insurance companies will not cover the cost of breast augmentation.

How do I prepare for a Breast Augmentation?

There are many things that need to be done in preparation for a breast augmentation. Many patients will need to take a blood test prior to their surgical procedure as well as adjust medications in case of complications. Smokers will be asked to stop smoking at least a month prior to their breast augmentation. Patients should also schedule someone to drive them to and from their surgery, as well as take care of them at home for the first 48 hours.

How do I sleep after getting a Breast Augmentation?

After breast augmentation, patients will feel sore. They should avoid bending, lifting, and straining their muscles as their breasts heal. Also, patients should sleep on the back or on the side in order to keep pressure off of the breasts.

Are breast implants safe?

Breast implants have been FDA-approved for use in augmentation surgeries. Breast implants have been used safely for decades. There is a risk of implant rupture, but this is rare and can be treated easily.

Can I breastfeed after a Breast Augmentation?

Breast implants do not affect the milk ducts or parts of the breast that produce milk. For this reason, women are still able to breastfeed with implants.

When can I wear a pushup or underwire bra after a Breast Augmentation?

Most patients can transition from the surgical compression bra to sports bras within 3 weeks of their surgery. Underwire and pushup bras can be worn after the implants have settled into position this takes about 2-3 months on average.

Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?

Your doctor will give you specific restrictions for the best post-operative care. Most patients are not allowed to raise their arms above shoulder height or lift any weight for one to two weeks.

Can breast implants cause pain years later?

There are several complications that can develop with breast implants over time, including capsular contracture. Some of these complications cause discomfort and pain, and should be examined by a medical doctor to determine the right course of treatment.

Can you breast feed after breast augmentation

Most people who undergo breast augmentation can breastfeed, depending on their milk production ability prior to surgery. However, the type of incision and procedure used may cause patients to not produce as much milk as before.

Can breast implants last 30 years?

Most breast implants last 10–20 years, although there have been a few patients whose implants have lasted 30 years and longer.

Do breast implants cause autoimmune disease?

Scientists havent drawn a direct connection to breast implants and certain autoimmune diseases, although some patients do develop these conditions.

Do you have to replace breast implants every 10 years?

Although the FDA recommends replacing breast implants every 10 years, patients who are not experiencing negative side effects do not have to have them replaced this often.

How do you know if you have capsular contracture?

Capsular contracture can happen at any time after breast implant surgery, and is usually experienced as increased firmness of the breast, as well as pain, changes in breast shape, and restricted range of motion.

How do I prepare for breast implants?

Follow all your plastic surgeons instructions for preparing for breast augmentation, including quitting smoking, adjusting medications, and avoiding blood thinners like aspirin.

How long do breast implants last?

Breast implants are not designed to be permanent, and typically need to be removed or replaced every 10–20 years.

Is getting a breast augmentation worth it?

Although the financial and physical cost of getting breast augmentation seems high, the results can last decades, which most patients agree is worth the cost.

Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?

After surgery, breast implants may fall slightly as they settle into place, but this is totally normal. Breast implants do not correct sagging caused by aging or other body changes.

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Lawrence Rosenberg, MD

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg is a founding member of The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland. He began his plastic surgery practice in Baltimore after completing 13 years of extensive postgraduate training. Today, he is a distinguished surgeon, expertly performing breast augmentations, breast lifts, liposuctions, tummy tucks, facelifts, facial rejuvenation, and more for patients in the Maryland area and beyond. View all posts by Lawrence Rosenberg, MD

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