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Know Your Breast Augmentation Basics

by Breast.com
​If you've decided that you'd like to undergo breast augmentation, it is time to schedule an initial consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure and your expectations. Communicating with your plastic surgeon will help you determine the look you want and learn how different choices will impact your results. Your surgeon can discuss with you the particular issues that may affect your breast augmentation and together you can come up with a plan for surgery.

Because breast implants can change the way you feel about and look at your body, there are many different reasons women seek it. Everyone wants to feel good about themselves, and breast augmentation might give you more confidence when your body is closer to the way you want it to look. If you feel your breasts are too small and you want to change your body image to increase your confidence and self-esteem, you probably have a good reason to get breast augmentation surgery. Of course, there are also medical reasons women seek breast augmentation surgery including breasts that do not match in sizes and shape, breasts that are sagging and have lost firmness and for reconstructive purposes due to breast cancer and other diseases or injuries.

The cost of breast augmentation varies throughout the country for many reasons and the area of the country you live in will have a large effect on the price. Large urban centers where the cost of living is high will always have higher prices for breast augmentation surgery than less populated areas. The particular type of augmentation procedure you choose can also impact the price because some procedures are more complicated than others. As a general rule of thumb, the total cost of an augmentation procedure will usually cost anywhere from about $5,000 to nearly $15,000 in some areas depending on the surgeon, the hospital and the work performed. The prices should cover your initial consultation, anesthesia, operating room charges, implants, surgeon's fee and any follow-up consultations that may be necessary. Always make sure you understand the total cost of your procedure up front and always make sure you only use a board certified plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation.

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