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Breast augmentation in vegas

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures and is performed by thousands of women each year.

Breast augmentation surgery can be performed in a number of ways, with breast implants being the most common option. In this procedure, a small incision is made beneath the breast and a silicone gel or saline implant is placed behind the pectoral muscle. In this guide, we review the aspects of Breast augmentation in vegas, fat transfer breast augmentation, How long do gummy bear implants last, and breast augmentation las vegas cost.

The goal of breast augmentation surgery is to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem by helping you obtain a more proportionate body shape. This procedure can also help you feel more comfortable wearing certain types of clothing and swimsuits.

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Breast augmentation in vegas

Breast Augmentation

If you are unhappy with the size and/or shape of your breasts, you are not alone. As one of the most popular procedures performed at McCormack Plastic Surgery, we can offer you many options when it comes to breast enhancement surgery. Through the placement of saline or silicone implants, breast augmentation can enhance the shape and increase the size of your breasts, as well as correct asymmetry. Our female plastic surgeon, Tiffany McCormack, MD, believes in providing a natural result that will help you feel more confident with your body without the outcome appearing “fake” or artificial.

There are many reasons why women undergo breast augmentation, including to reshape breasts that have lost their size/shape due to breastfeeding or weight loss; to make the breasts larger and more proportional to their overall body shape; or to balance breasts that are different sizes. That being said, your reasons are personal and unique. Your decision to undergo breast augmentation should be based on your own needs and expectations.

What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation offers a number of benefits to women who wish to enhance the appearance of their breasts. Depending on your specific needs and goals, implants can help:

  • Increase breast size and fullness
  • Restore lost volume caused by pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or simply aging
  • Enhance the curvature, contour, and symmetry of the breasts
  • Make the breasts more proportionate to your frame
  • Improve the look and fit of certain tops, swimsuits, and bras
  • Boost your self-confidence in social and intimate settings

Types of Breast Implants

Breast implants come in many styles and sizes. Choosing the size that is right for you is based on specific measurements, as well as the look that you are hoping to achieve. Dr. McCormack will spend time discussing your desired breast augmentation outcome and measuring you to help choose an implant that fits your body type while giving you the individual appearance you want to obtain. Please visit our breast implants page to learn about your implant options in greater detail.

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Saline Implants

Saline breast implants are FDA-approved for patients who are 18 and older. They are filled with a saline (saltwater) solution and typically provide a soft, round breast shape. When compared to silicone, saline implants offer visible indications of a tear or leak. Implant rupture is rare, but the saline solution is typically safely absorbed by the body should it occur.

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Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are made of a silicone gel fill material, and FDA-approved for patients who are at least 22 years old. These implants are known to be firmer and more realistic to the touch than saline prostheses. Silicone implants are also favored for producing a very natural-looking breast contour. Unlike saline, silicone implants typically keep their shape in the rare event of rupture.

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Form-Stable Implants

Form-stable, or “gummy bear,” implants typically provide a teardrop-shaped breast contour. They are made of a thicker silicone gel when compared to silicone implants and can be especially natural-looking for patients who lack fullness in the upper poles of the breasts. Form-stable implants may also minimize the risk of implant rippling and implant rupture.

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IDEAL IMPLANT®

An IDEAL IMPLANT® is often referred to as “structured saline,” meaning the implant is composed of saline solution encased in multiple layers of a silicone shell. With a reputation for providing very natural-looking results, an IDEAL IMPLANT® can offer the realistic feel characteristic of silicone implants while retaining the predictability of saline. These implants should visibly deflate in cases of a leak or rupture, typically canceling the need for periodic MRIs.

In addition to size and shape, breast implants are available in different profiles each of which offer a different projection. Breast implants come in a low profile, moderate profile or high profile. High profile implants provide the greatest forward projection and tend to be designed for a narrower chest. Dr. McCormack will show you the differences between implants and guide you toward the best option for your body type.

Where are Breast Augmentation Incisions Located?

Depending on your body type and the size of the breast augmentation desired, breast implants can be placed through an incision made around the areola, underneath the arms, or in the lower fold of the breasts. Dr. McCormack will discuss the pros and cons of the incision site specifically recommended for you. Keep in mind, the incision for silicone gel breast augmentation will be slightly larger than when compared to saline breast augmentation.

Breast Implant Placement

During breast augmentation, implants can be placed either above the pectoral muscle (subglandular) or below the pectoral muscle (submuscular/subpectoral). Generally speaking, subglandular placement can provide excellent results for individuals who have an ample amount of skin and breast tissue to cover the implant, as insufficient skin and tissue coverage may cause the implant itself to be noticeable and/or lead to visible rippling. For patients who do not have enough skin and tissue coverage, submuscular placement will often provide a better outcome. In addition to improved soft tissue coverage, this location provides good support for the weight of the implants and has proved to help decrease the chance of noticeable rippling.

Ultimately, there are advantages and disadvantages to both subglandular and subpectoral implant placement, all of which can be thoroughly reviewed during your consultation with Dr. McCormack to determine the most appropriate technique for you.

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How is the Breast Augmentation Procedure Performed?

To begin the breast augmentation procedure, Dr. McCormack will carefully make incisions in the location that was agreed upon during the consultation. The chosen breast implants are then gently inserted through these incisions and placed either underneath or on top of the pectoralis muscle, depending on what was previously determined. When each implant is situated properly and an ideal breast shape is attained, Dr. McCormack will use tiny surgical sutures to meticulously close the incisions.

The total treatment time is usually about one to two hours, though this may vary based on whether the breast augmentation is combined with a breast lift and/or other procedures as part of a Mommy Makeover. Performed on an outpatient basis, patients are typically able to return home the same day with the assistance of a close friend, spouse, or relative.

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What is Recovery From Breast Augmentation Like?

Breast augmentation surgery is commonly performed as an outpatient procedure, and most patients are able to return to work in one to two weeks. It is normal to feel somewhat tired and sore for several days following breast augmentation. You may also feel tightness in the chest area for some time. To minimize your risk of complications such as hematoma (bleeding around the implant), we recommend that you limit your activity for the first two weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for six to eight weeks following breast augmentation. You will be given antibiotics to minimize your infection risk, and we will instruct you to use specific breast massaging techniques following your surgery to help keep your breasts mobile, soft and natural-looking, and to help prevent capsular contracture (excess scarring around the implant from the inside).

It is normal for your breasts to appear high and swollen for several weeks following your surgery until they “drop” into a normal position. One breast may drop before the other and this is not a cause for concern. You may experience numbness in the nipple/areola that is often due to swelling, and usually resolves naturally. In a small number of patients, the numbness or lack of sensation will remain permanent.

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

While breast implants are not designed to be lifetime devices, they can provide long-lasting results for decades. Breast implants usually do not have to be replaced unless you desire a different size/type of implant in the future, or unless a complication arises. These may include the development of scar tissue around an implant (capsular contracture) or implant rippling—the ability to see or feel an implant’s edges. In either case, a breast revision procedure can be pursued if necessary to address any issues with breast implants or to fulfill a change in your preferences. Dr. McCormack recommends regular breast screenings and wellness exams to help ensure your implants are still in good condition.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

The average cost of breast augmentation typically ranges from $7000 – $8500, which includes associated surgical fees for the anesthesia, operating facility, and other related expenses. However, breast augmentation is priced according to the unique details of your treatment plan, including the type of implants chosen, the surgical technique utilized, and the overall complexity of your procedure. For this reason, an accurate cost estimate cannot be determined until you have a consultation with Dr. McCormack.

In addition to the major methods of payment, McCormack Plastic Surgery accepts financing plans from qualified patients who prefer to pay for their procedure in a series of manageable installments. This is offered through highly reputable healthcare lending institutions like CareCredit®, ALPHAEON™ Credit, and Prosper® Healthcare Lending. Each financing company offers low- to no-interest payment plans that can be chosen based on a patient’s budgetary concerns. We would be happy to assist you with any other questions or concerns related to the cost of breast augmentation. Please call our office at (775) 284-2020 to speak to a friendly member of our team.

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Will I Have Visible Breast Augmentation Scars?

Although scarring after any surgical procedure is inevitable, breast augmentation scars can be discreet depending on the incision technique utilized for your surgery. If your implants were inserted through an incision made around the areolas, scars are often camouflaged by the natural change in pigmentation between the skin and nipples. Similarly, incisions made along the breast crease can generally blend into the natural contour underneath the breasts. For incisions placed along a fold of the underarm, your scar should only be visible when the arms are raised. The breasts themselves should be left unblemished. Dr. McCormack is very diligent about placing incisions inconspicuously whenever possible, thereby minimizing the extent of post-surgical scarring.

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Is Breastfeeding Still Possible After Breast Augmentation?

If you are able to breastfeed prior to breast augmentation, you should be capable of doing so after treatment—assuming the procedure is performed safely and correctly by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, some women are unable to produce enough milk for breastfeeding in the first place, so if they have not attempted to breastfeed before breast augmentation and find they cannot do so afterwards, they may wrongly attribute this inability to the presence of implants.

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Breast Augmentation Plus Lift

Implants are placed to make the breasts larger—it is important to understand that implants alone may not adequately lift the breasts, or correct the effects of pregnancy, weight loss, or skin stretching. Dr. McCormack may suggest additional procedures at the time of breast augmentation, such as a breast lift (mastopexy), to optimize your results. Referred to as a breast lift with implants or a breast augmentation with a lift, this combination procedure can increase the size of your breasts while also raising them to a more youthful location on the chest wall. To learn about this joint surgery, please visit our page dedicated to a breast lift with implants.

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3D Computer Breast Implant Imaging

With VECTRA® 3D Imaging, Dr. McCormack will be able to accurately answer the number one patient question: “What will I look like after surgery?” Using the revolutionary VECTRA® computer imaging system, she can accurately give you an idea of how your breasts may look after breast augmentation. This can help you make decisions about the ideal implant size, shape, and profile to achieve your desired look. View the “new you” from any angle and easily compare pre-op and post-op photos for a better understanding!

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Breast Augmentation Surgery in Las Vegas, NV

Are you considering breast augmentation in Las Vegas but haven’t spoken with a surgeon yet? If you’ve been contemplating this procedure and are searching for a qualified surgeon, look no further. Here at SurgiSpa Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, we are proud to set the bar for our patients with the safest and most rewarding breast augmentation in Las Vegas and Henderson areas.

Dr. Arthur Cambeiro, an expertly trained and board certified plastic surgeon and Las Vegas native, has provided beautiful breast augmentation surgery results for his patients across the Las Vegas area, the country, and even the world. As a former student at the nation’s top hospital, the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Dr. Cambeiro gained a comprehensive understanding of the latest in breast augmentation technology and techniques. His outstanding training, skills, and service are unrivaled in the Las Vegas area.

Your Breast Augmentation Plan

During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Cambeiro will take the time to listen to your motivations. He will learn your aesthetic goals, provide in-depth information, and discuss your customized surgical plan in detail. He strives to give his patients youthful and natural-looking results reflecting their realistic aesthetic goals. If you are still not sure, Dr. Cambeiro urges his patients to consider his eleven important questions to ask when choosing a plastic surgeon.

While breast augmentation surgery is relatively simple in concept, we understand the tiniest details matter. Therefore, Dr. Cambeiro will take the necessary steps to create the right plan for you. This strategy will help assure you of the best results cosmetic surgery offers relating to your unique body and goals.

Dr. Cambeiro meets with every patient in person. In this meeting, he will:

  • Show you a short video of the procedure.
  • Analyze your specific body structure.
  • Let you try on breast implant sizers.
  • Explain the pros and cons of each method, implant type, and incisions.
  • Discuss all the risks that may follow your operation.
  • Make every effort to ensure you choose the safest and most effective surgical plan to achieve your desired results.

At SurgiSpa Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, we value transparency with our patients. This openness includes conveying the realistic possibilities breast augmentation can deliver. Dr. Cambeiro will answer any questions you may have at any point in the process, from consultation to enjoying your desired results. Patient safety and ethical practices are our highest priorities. Dr. Cambeiro will inform you if a procedure is not the best path for you.https://www.youtube.com/embed/knHGlLzCnrE?controls=1&rel=0&playsinline=0&modestbranding=0&autoplay=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surgispa.net&widgetid=1

Is Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

Ultimately, you and Dr. Cambeiro will both have to make the final decision on whether you are suitable for this operation. However, most breast augmentation patients share some desirable criteria. If you meet all these general guidelines, breast augmentation can provide excellent benefits and help you look and feel more confident.

  • You have a realistic vision for your procedure
  • You are in good health
  • You are close to your goal weight
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical, sagging, elongated, etc., and can be improved by the surgery
  • You are at least 18 years of age for saline implants, and 22 years old for silicone implants
  • You have a solid understanding of the potential risks of surgical procedures
  • You are mentally prepared for the surgery
  • You do not smoke or drink alcohol

WHY DR. CAMBEIRO?

  • Voted One Of Las Vegas’ Top Plastic Surgeons 15 Years In Row
  • Impressive Credentials: Mayo Clinic Trained And Double-Board Certified
  • An Honest, Caring Approach With A Dedication To Patient Safety And Satisfaction

The Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Women opt for breast augmentation surgery for various reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Obtaining symmetrical breasts.
  • Enhancing breast volume.
  • Gaining a more youthful and balanced figure.
  • Improving self-confidence.

To see the complete list of breast procedures that we offer, be sure to check out our breast page.

During your consultation with Dr. Cambeiro, ask if you might see better results when pairing procedures. Our patients often opt to combine breast augmentation with:Breast Lift

Since breast augmentation will not necessarily improve sagging breasts, patients often elect to combine this procedure with a breast lift, which serves to lift the breast to a higher spot on the chest.

fat transfer breast augmentation

Is Fat Transfer to the Breast the New Implant?If you’ve ever personally considered getting a breast augmentation procedure, one that’s “natural” and “minimally invasive” probably sounds pretty great. With all the buzzword boxes checked, opting for a fat transfer to the breast — which is when a plastic surgeon liposuctions an area of the body that has fat to spare and injects that liposuctioned fat into the breast — over a traditional implant has gained serious traction, particularly within the natural-lifestyle crowd and those who are deterred by the very small but very real risk of implant complications.

“Understandably, the idea that one can achieve breast augmentation without the need for this foreign body while using one’s own natural tissue — just simply taking it from one spot to another — has a lot of appeal,” explains Philadelphia-based board-certified plastic surgeon Christian Subbio, M.D., adding that this newfound popularity has brought along a whole lot of confusion. “Not many people understand the limitations of fat transfer. They think it’s interchangeable with breast augmentation with an implant, but it is definitely not.”

Just like most choices in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to this particular procedure. Intrigued? Here are eight things you need to know before booking that appointment.

Fat transfer is not a replacement for an implant.

Fat is tricky. In regard to a fat transfer, even if a surgeon liposuctions the outer thighs, stomach, or buttocks, processes it delicately, and injects it slowly and gently — in other words, performs the surgery perfectly with complete precision — still, not every ounce of fat will survive the transfer.

“With a breast implant, I can choose whatever size I want and it doesn’t matter how much fat they lose, gain, or anything — the implant will look the same. That is a very predictable outcome,” says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Sheila Nazarian, M.D. But with fat, she estimates that only about 50 to 70 percent of the injected fat will live. “Fat that’s transferred needs to be touching live [adipose] tissue in order to get oxygen and nutrients from that alive cell next to it,” she explains, meaning that the amount a surgeon is able to inject depends on what’s already there. For instance, an A cup won’t be able to sustain a C cup via fat transfer; realistically, they’re looking at an increase to “an A and a half.”

To compensate as much as possible for this estimated but unpredictable amount of volume loss, Dr. Nazarian will over-inject by around 20 percent. But the good news? The fat that takes is permanent, as long as a relatively consistent weight is maintained.

Fat transfer usually performed in tandem with another breast procedure.

Fat transfer to the breast is a procedure that Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon Kelly Killeen, M.D., performs “in a pretty big majority” of her breast-surgery patients, albeit for many different reasons. That said, it’s “a very rare patient who is a good candidate for a breast augmentation by fat grafting alone.”

Instead, Dr. Killeen injects fat to add small, subtle amounts of volume in the breast to “camouflage some minor contour issues and even hide edges of implants that may have become visible after breast cancer, surgery, or in women who are just very thin and their implant is quite visible.”

Injections to the breast are often placed in “the upper part and middle part,” according to Dr. Nazarian, or just underneath the areola. “Those are the typical areas because usually the fat of the breast tissue kind of settles to the bottom,” she says.

In Dr. Subbio’s practice, fat injections to the breast are often performed in conjunction with a breast lift, reduction, or a breast augmentation with implants.

A fat-transfer breast isn’t going to look like a breast with implants.

A big limitation with fat transfer to the breast, Dr. Subbio says, is that most women have a certain look in their mind. “They’ve become accustomed to what a traditional implant-based augmentation looks like — a round, physical, 3D structure,” he explains, adding that a physical implant shapes the breast to its form in a way that fat simply can’t. Dr. Stubbio continues: “It is not going to anywhere near as powerfully reshape the breast in the way that an implant can, and if a patient desires that look, she’s going to be sorely, sorely disappointed.”

Ideal candidates for fat-transfer augmentation have conservative goals.

Dr. Nazarian’s fat-transfer patients typically love and want to keep their smaller breasts, but “they’ve lost some volume at the top or definition of their cleavage,” she says, adding that they don’t want an implant look. “They’re looking for just a little boost — a little more lifted look, a little bit more volume in the cleavage area.”

Often, Dr. Nazarian’s patients opting for a breast lift will also tack on a fat transfer to plump and round out any deflation at the top of the breast. “Adding a little bit of fat after the lift makes their breasts look more youthful,” she says.

Over-injecting is the biggest risk of a fat transfer.

With any kind of injection, whether filler or fat, the biggest precursor to a complication is almost always over-injecting. “If you’re trying to stuff too much fat into a recipient in one sitting, it overwhelms their body’s ability to take that graft,” cautions Dr. Subbio. “And what happens is that fat can then become oil cysts — little sacks of oil fluid — or become calcified.” Those lumps can end up not only palpable but visible, and can be confused for tumors during mammograms, says Subbio, resulting in “unnecessary biopsies or anxiety over potential cancer.”

While some over-injecting is necessary, as some of the transferred fat will die off within four to six weeks post-op, Dr. Subbio’s rule of thumb is to only increase by one cup size per fat transfer procedure. Otherwise, he says, you’re wading into dangerous waters, especially if you’re small-chested to begin with.

Patients of both Dr. Nazarian and Dr. Killeen can expect an over-injection by about 20 percent, with the understanding that only 70 percent will stay. “The breast gets smaller than it was on the table because not all of it takes,” Dr. Nazarian says. “If you’re placing the appropriate amount of fat that you know that surface area can support safely, then you lower that risk significantly.”

Don’t fall for slick Instagram before-and-afters.

Ah, Instagram — the ultimate source of smoke and mirrors. Even though most of us know perfectly well that the before-and-after photos or videos can be doctored (pun intended), that doesn’t mean they’re not convincing.

“I always tell my patients that you have to be very mindful of what you’re looking at online,” says Dr. Killeen. “The slick surgeon with hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram who shows these amazing before-and-afters a week after surgery, where they put tons of volume into a breast, but you never, ever, ever see anything long-term — you have to start asking yourself why.” Because the truth is, “the results aren’t amazing — that’s just not the reality of fat-grafting long term,” she says, which is why you rarely see the long-term results.

But the impression has still been made. “Showing immediate, on-table results is very deceiving,” Dr. Killeen continues. “And what they’re not showing is those same patients a year later, when most of that volume has gone away, and they’re left with lumps, clumps, and painful hard masses in their breasts, due to over-filling.”

Multiple procedures may be necessary to reach your goal.

You can get more than one fat transfer. If you’re set on avoiding implants but want a two-cup-size increase — the average request for Dr. Killeen’s patients — then you’re going to have at least one more fat transfer coming your way.

“Let’s say you were an A cup and you went to an A and a half in your first transfer, but now you want to be a B, then you can do another fat transfer,” Dr. Nazarian says. “Because now you have more surface area than when you started and more alive fat cells from your first transfer that can support, feed, and oxygenate additional fat cells.”

The final results of a fat-transfer augmentation can be unpredictable.

Although doctors may have a general idea of how much fat will take based on your anatomy, the bottom line is that there’s really no way to know with 100-percent certainty, says Dr. Subbio. “I tell patients they’ll have a pretty good idea of how much fat will have taken after about a month. Because again, the initial graft take is highly variable. But whatever does take is permanent.”

And the fat that doesn’t take? Your body flushes it out, on the condition that the procedure was performed properly and in the appropriate quantity, Dr. Killeen says. “That 20 to 30 percent that dies will be reabsorbed, processed by your liver, and go out through your GI system, and you’ll know nothing better about it.”

How long do gummy bear implants last

Deciding to have breast implants is a major decision. It is an investment designed to help you achieve the feminine curves you desire, often helping to boost your self-image. That said, you should not plan to have your breast implants for an entire lifetime.

Breast implants do not last forever, and there are many reasons why women will choose to have their implants removed, usually anywhere from 10 to 20 years after their initial surgery. Before making the decision to have implants, your plastic surgeon will go over how to care for your implants and the necessary checkups you should attend to help your implants last longer.

The average lifespan of breast implants

Breast augmentation is an effective way to enhance the appearance of your breasts. While generally safe and designed to be long-lasting, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that implants are not considered to be “lifetime devices.”

On average, today’s implants are designed to last more than a decade, with the chance of rupture increasing by one percent each year. So, the older your implants are, the greater your risk of rupture or other complications.

In many cases, breast implants can remain in good shape for 20 years or more. Every patient is different, and the life of your implants will depend on your body and how you take care of your implants.

Reasons for breast implant removal or replacement

There are several different complications that can affect how long breast implants last and when you need to replace your implants. These can include:

Replacing or removing your breast implants

You have a few options for breast implant removal. You and your plastic surgeon can decide on simply removing the implants, removing the implants while also performing a breast lift, removing the implants and hardened scar tissue that has formed or an implant replacement with or without a breast lift.

Your plastic surgeon will discuss your options based on your goals, anatomy, and existing breast implants in order to help you choose what will work best for your desired results.

Proper care of implants helps prolong the lifespan

Proper care for your breast implants can help to improve their longevity, and this care begins during your breast augmentation recovery. For example, your plastic surgeon will advise you to wear a support garment or surgical bra during recovery. If you do not follow these guidelines, the lack of support can lead to increased sagging over time.

You should always follow your plastic surgeon’s guidelines for annual checkups, as well as performing regular self-checks. If you have silicone implants, the FDA recommends getting an MRI 5-6 years after the initial surgery and then every 2-3 years after that. Taking proper care of your implants can help you extend the life of your new look and give you more time before you are likely to require breast implant replacement.

breast augmentation las vegas cost

Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure involves surgical insertion of saline or silicone implants in the breast tissue to enhance the size and volume of breasts. During the initial consultation process, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including its estimated price.

Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation and other procedures for the breast, body and face. The first goal of Dr. Richards is to ensure that his patients make an informed decision after taking all aspects into account, including affordability. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.

Average Price

Cost will vary based on location and the costs of general anesthesia, surgical room fees, breast implants, medical tests, and other related expenses. On average, the all-inclusive impact on your checking account for breast augmentation plastic surgery may range from $8,000 to $14,000, depending on various factors.

Cost Factors

Breast augmentation procedure is fairly customizable, and dollar figure can differ from one patient to another. The geographic location where the cosmetic surgeon operates will make a difference to the overall cost. The price tag in major urban centers and coastal states will usually be higher than smaller, interior regions in the country. For instance, the dollar amount of breast augmentation in Las Vegas, NV and nearby locations may not be the same as the cost in, say, New Jersey.

The surgeon’s fee will usually vary according to their education, experience, and reputation in the field of breast augmentation surgery. Whether the procedure is performed at the surgeon’s own surgical suite, or at an accredited ambulatory center or hospital, will also impact the overall costs. If breast augmentation is performed in conjunction with breast lift or another procedure, the costs will be different. The financial factors of breast implants will vary according to the quality and type.

Price Tag for Implants

The monetary setback for saline, silicone gel, and cohesive silicone implants can vary significantly, impacting the overall costs of surgery. Saline implants contain a salt water solution in the core. The average cost of saline implants will be in the range of $1,000 to $1,200 per pair. Silicone implants, which include a silicone gel core, may set you back by about $2,000 to $2,200 per pair.

New and advanced qualities of highly cohesive silicone implants may cost about $3,000 to $3,500 per pair. Commonly known as ‘gummy bear implants’, these highly cohesive silicone implants are become increasingly popular despite their relatively higher costs.

Insurance and Finance

The financial sacrifice of breast augmentation surgery or breast implants will usually not be covered by insurance, except in some special cases of breast reconstruction. Most patients are eligible for financing options such as professional medical care financing companies that offer convenient monthly installments at rates of interest that are attractive.

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