August 09, 2011 By ElaineBreast augmentation, like other plastic surgeries, is a bit of a gray area where insurance providers are concerned. It’s also one of the more expensive cosmetic Read More »
January 21, 2011 By ElaineBreast augmentation surgery is among the most common of all plastic surgeries. Many women get breast augmentation to enhance their sense of self and feel more Read More »
December 29, 2010 By ElaineBreast implants are among the most common implants which are used in plastic surgery, and breast augmentation is also one of the most popular procedures. There Read More »
September 19, 2010 By ElaineWhen you decide to get breast augmentation surgery with breast implants, you will have a number of options available to you which can affect the process Read More »
May 15, 2010 By ElaineBreast surgery is a major life choice, and you’ll want to be thoroughly apprised of what you’re getting into before you go under the knife. Here Read More »
Breast augmentation, like other plastic surgeries, is a bit of a gray area where insurance providers are concerned. It’s also one of the more expensive cosmetic operations you can get in the US, where it runs $5000 or more. Not only do you have to pay for the operation itself, but there are also the implants. Does insurance cover breast augmentation or not? If not, then what can you do to reduce your costs?
The rule with insurance coverage and plastic surgery is generally based on reconstruction. Do you need breast augmentation for personal aesthetic reasons only, or because you had an injury or a sickness which cost you your shape? It there was an injury or sickness, or even a birth defect, you are probably covered. In that case, affording breast augmentation shouldn’t be too difficult since the insurance will foot all or part of the bill. If you didn’t have any kind of trauma or defect though, you are getting an elective operation, and you will need to pay the full cost on your own through one method or another.
Breast augmentation financing is usually done on credit or with loans from friends, family, or banks. Most people try to see if they can get lower prices first so that they don’t waste money. You can for instance opt for saline implants instead of silicone, since that can drop the costs, but not by much. A more effective way to get a lower price is to get breast augmentation in a foreign country where costs can be as much as 90% lower. Medical tourism is safe and affordable, and a great option for breast augmentation financing. Regardless of whether you travel, use other factors as well when you select your surgeon and hospital including accreditations, reviews, and specializations.
Breast augmentation surgery is among the most common of all plastic surgeries. Many women get breast augmentation to enhance their sense of self and feel more comfortable in their bodies, while many more get augmentation as part of reconstructive surgery following cancer or another disease or injury which has cost them their breasts. Regardless though, women often wonder if there is an alternative to the silicone breast implants which are most prominent in the media. What natural breast augmentation options are available?
One option is to consider going with saline. While this still involves putting in an implant with a silicone shell, the inside is filled with a safe saline solution which can be absorbed into the body should there be a rupture. This option isn’t 100% natural, but it’s certainly more natural. There have been experiments with other natural organic breast implants, but so far none of them have been entirely successful, and many have been pulled off the market.
One question which many women ask is, “Why can’t you just take fat from somewhere else on my body and move it up there?” The reason used to be that it was difficult for the transferred fat cells to survive. That isn’t entirely the case anymore though, as the technology has been greatly developed. There are now some places where you might be able to get natural breast augmentation through the transfer of fat cells in conjunction with stem cells. The purpose of the stem cells is to aid the transferred fat in developing its own blood supply. This helps it to integrate seamlessly into the breast tissue and thus survive.
Where can you find a natural breast augmentation surgeon? A few years ago it was difficult, but nowadays you can find them just about anywhere. If you search online you can use relevant directories to help you locate someone in your area.
Breast implants are among the most common implants which are used in plastic surgery, and breast augmentation is also one of the most popular procedures. There are many women who can benefit from breast implants, whether for purely cosmetic reasons or for the purposes of reconstruction following trauma. Either way, liquid silicone breast implants have gained a dubious reputation. They were briefly recalled from the market, but later re-introduced. If you feel unsure about them, what are your alternatives.
You could go with saline breast implants. Should these rupture, unlike silicone, the saline will be absorbed safely by the body. Saline implants don’t feel quite as natural though, so many women still aren’t satisfied with this choice. There are also solid silicone breast implants though, and these may be more viable for some. They aren’t much firmer than liquid silicone implants, but they won’t actually leak if they rupture.
Are there totally natural implants available? Unfortunately there aren’t, because none of them have survived in the market without being recalled. A stable, safe formula has yet to be concocted which produces a realistic breast. There is however natural breast augmentation where fat cells are moved from another part of your body and introduced to your breast tissue along with stem cells. The purpose of these cells is to help your fat cells to integrate and form a blood supply line. In the past, fat cells which were transferred were rejected, but over the past few years this technique has become common and is growing in popularity. This kind of augmentation is the most natural technique available today.
You can talk to your surgeon during your consultation to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each of these types of breast implants more thoroughly before you make your final decision.
Breast surgery is a major life choice, and you’ll want to be thoroughly apprised of what you’re getting into before you go under the knife. Here are some questions to ask about breast surgery when you talk with your surgeon during your consultation. Get answers to these questions before you schedule your surgery.
Find out first whether this surgeon is the right surgeon for you. Is he or she certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the regional equivalent? How many times has the surgeon performed this particular surgery, and how much experience does he or she have with surgery in general? Find out not only about the surgeon, but also the surgical team. Ask the surgeon for details about the surgery—where it would be performed and when, how long it would take, and what kind of anesthesia you will be under. Sometimes there is a choice, so ask about all the options and the risks associated with each. Also ask if there are any other risks or complications to breast surgery that you should know about. Find out how many of the surgeon’s past patients as a percentage experienced complications, and if possible, find out what types of complications there were and why they occurred.
See if the surgeon can show you some breast surgery before and after photos for his or her past patients, and also ask if you can call up any of them as references to learn more information on the surgeon and the experience as a whole.
If at this point you’re still interested in using this surgeon, ask about the pricing breakdown. If you are satisfied with that information, you can call the references provided and find out more. Once you’ve satisfied yourself with their responses, you can then take the next step in the process and schedule your surgery.
A number of different types of breast surgery are available to patients who have a desire to enhance their looks. Each surgery has an individual application, but some types of breast surgery can be combined to reach a particular goal. How do you figure out what you need?
You should examine your goal first. Is the surgery reconstructive or purely aesthetic? Do you want larger breasts or smaller breasts? Do your breasts droop? Do you want them to be less saggy? You should also think about your frame when you figure out what you want, especially concerning the specifics. If you want larger breasts, for example, you need breast augmentation surgery. Can your form support the size you want though? How will it look in proportion with your figure? If your breasts don’t sag now, will they if you add more weight? Will you need a breast lift operation as well to reduce sagging?
In general, breast reconstructive surgery (which can include the other types of breast surgery) is used if you are recovering from cancer or from an injury. Otherwise you’re looking specifically at breast reduction, breast augmentation, or breast lift surgery. Breast reduction is the removal of excess tissue which is causing discomfort or making you unhappy with your appearance. Breast augmentation usually involves implants and is used to increase the fullness of your breasts. Breast augmentation does not reduce drooping—that’s what breast lift surgery is for. Often the latter two are used in conjunction with each other to achieve the best result.
Try to figure out roughly what you think you need and then schedule a surgical consultation. A breast surgeon will be able to assist you in figuring out the specifics so that you get the look you want. Enjoy planning your breast surgery!