Breast Enlargement

How do you choose a surgeon for breast implants?


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2015-07-15 21:18:21
2015-07-15 21:18:21

When choosing a surgeon for breast implantation, the FDA recommends that you find out the answers to the following questions:

  • In which states is he/she licensed to practice surgery? Note that some state medical licencing boards provide information on disciplinary action and malpractice claims/settlements to prospective patients either by request or on the internet.
  • Is he/she board certified, and if so, with which board?
  • How many breast augmentation, reconstruction, or revision surgeries does he/she perform per year?
  • How many years has he/she performed breast implantation surgeries?
  • What are the most common complications he/she encounters with patients after breast implantation?
  • What is his/her reoperation rate with breast implants and what is the most common type of reoperation he/she performs?
  • When you have answers to these questions, you will have a better idea of the technical qualifications of your surgeon.

A great resource to find doctors, to my opinion, is Doctors911 is a not a common doctors directory since it also includes reviews and ratings on doctors and allows you to rate your own doctors.


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The typical price range for breast implants is $5000 to $15000, depending on the type of implants, the facility and the surgeon. The highest part of the total cost is usually the surgeon fee.

They are inserted in a surgical procedure by a cosmetic surgeon.

Breast implants cost may vary by city and surgeon. On average, according to the American Society for Asthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation fees were approximately $3,694 for silicone breast implants and $3,308 for saline breast implants in 2011.

yes it is possible to have breast implants after just having breast reduction but there are many cautions to doing that. The technique of the breast reduction will guide your plastic surgeon regarding the safest access to place the implants through.

Different kinds of breast implants include silicone, saline, smooth type breast implants, textured breast implants, round breast implants, and anatomical breast implants.

I am a Utah Plastic Surgeon - Breast augmentation can be done with breast implants. There are other methods (none of which are mainstream or work terribly well at this point) including the Brava system and structural fat grafting.

yes... they naturally have similar breasts: there is a pocket inside that a surgeon can put implants into just like a woman

I live in GA and know a great surgeon who does implants for $3800

Silicone breast implants typically range from 275cc to 800cc, but bigger implants can be obtained if required up to 1200cc.

You can get breast implants from any board certified plastic surgeon. It's always a good idea to check with your state medical board to make sure that there are not any board actions against the doctor you have chosen.

Anna Kooiman has not publicly declared that she had breast implants although it is rumoured that she had breast implants.

If someone is concerned about their breast implant and wants them removed then they would probably be do best to go back to the surgeon who put them in. If that surgeon is not available then checking directories for cosmetic surgeons in the area is the next best thing.

When a breast implant ruptures there may be loss of volume in the breast. If you feel that you have lost significant volume in a breast where you have an implant, you should seek the advice of your Plastic Surgeon without delay.

In most countries a surgeon will not operate at such a young age, but there are some countries where it can be done.

The price of breast enhancements will vary depending on the type of implant. There are 2 types; saline implants and silicone implants. Saline implants are slightly cheaper costing å£1000-å£1500 with silicone implants costing å£1500-å£2000. The price will also depend on the surgeon and the end look i.e. how big or small the breast are required to be.

If your plastic surgeon instructs you to then, yes, you need to massage them. Every doctor is different and has different beliefs regarding the benefits of massaging. My plastic surgeon has me massage mine 3 times a day.

Depending on your skin type and the size of implants that you choose, it may be possible to feel the edge of the implant. Your Plastic Surgeon will be able to give you an indication if this is likely in your case. Every effort is made to minimise this risk and for the breasts to look and feel as natural as possible.

Your surgeon should answer this question. When my wife had implants done, she went 7 days with support. Her doctor stated that it is different for each patient.

She never ever did have breast implants done on her.

No, she didn't really get breast implants

It's not uncommon for women with breast implants to change their implants to a smaller size.

Men do request breast implants, usually in the transition period from male to female. Most Plastic Surgeons will have been asked this question before, so if you are seriously considering breast implants then dont be afraid to discuss this with a Plastic Surgeon. He may want to contact your Doctor to check on your medical history prior to providing any surgery.

No, breast implants have to be filled in during surgery only.

It is unknown as to whether Rhonda Vincent has breast implants.

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