The Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: Breast Implants
Women choose to get breast implants for a variety of reasons. For the surgery to be cosmetic, it must not be needed to look normal. Therefore, getting breast implants because of a mastectomy is not a cosmetic procedure. However, it is still plastic surgery. Most women get their breast implants for cosmetic reasons, though. A popular one is to increase the fullness, or size, of each breast.
There Are Two Main Options
Patients are presented with two options upon consultation with the plastic surgeon. They may either choose to have saline implants implanted, or they can choose silicone. Saline is considered to be safer than silicone. However, many women say that silicone feels more natural.
A saline breast implant is composed of a fluid-filled sack. This fluid consists of salt water. It is still surrounded by a silicone shell like the silicone implant is. The only real difference is what it’s filled with. Unlike the saline model, the silicone one is filled with silicone too. Except the silicone inside the implant is in a gel form.
The Meeting With Your Physician
It’s unlikely he’ll suggest the silicone model. Many surgeons would like to avoid the risk of complicated by going with the much safer, saline ones. During your consultation, your physician will give you a quick physical and ask you some questions to make sure you’re physically able to handle Cosmetic Surgery. You physician will also ask you to stop taking medications that could interfere with the general anesthetic you will be given.
Insurance Providers Will Not Cover It
Most of us already know we’re paying for the procedure out of our own wallets. Since it’s not medically necessary, or necessary to look normal, an insurance company will almost definitely not pay for it. The cost of the procedure is in-between $5,000 and $10,000. That’s a lot of money to save up. Luckily, most plastic surgeons will allow regular people to do financing. Your insurance company will pay for it if you are having this procedure because you lost your breasts to cancer.
How Are The Implants Inserted?
The surgeon will choose between three methods of inserting the implants. He will either make an incision around the nipple, under the breast or on your armpit. Then, he will push the implant in, under or above your chest muscle. After this step, all that’s left is to suture the cuts up. All in all, this procedure only takes an hour or two. That’s why many can have it done as an outpatient.
A lot of common complications go away after the sutures have fully fielded and the wounds are closed. Most women experience breast pain, change in nipple sensation, a little bleeding as the wound’s healing and scarring. In some cases, women may gain an infection. In which case, it’s time to see an infectious disease doctor. Some women react negatively to the anesthesia, which can cause death.
Should I Have The Procedure?
The procedure isn’t cheap, even if you finance. However, many find that it’s worth it to have the chest they’ve always wanted. If you do end up regretting it, you will have to pay for them to be removed. So make sure you’re absolutely positive that you want this.