Should I pay now, or pay later?


Most surgical facilities will want 100% payment for your surgery prior to performing augmentation. Your surgery may cost higher or lower than the average, depending on the complexity of your procedure and exactly what you're goal is. In addition to the total cost of surgery (including surgeon, facility and anesthesia fees), there will be more fees for labs and medications required for your surgery. All your fees and payment arrangements and options will be discussed during your consultation appointment. If you cannot afford surgery, financing is usually available.


Will my insurance pay for my breast augmentation?


No, because it is considered voluntary and for aesthetic purposes only. As a rule, insurance companies will not subsidize any portion of your breast augmentation surgery.


Are there any risks?


As with every surgery, there are always risks involved.


Thousands of successful surgeries are performed every week all across the globe. There is always a small percentage of patients who will experience an adverse reaction to the anesthetic or possibly be affected by postoperative complications such as blood clots, infection or abnormal healing. These problems can occur even if the surgeon performed the operation with the utmost skill. Since smoking may interfere with healing and aspirin will increase the risk of excessive bleeding, your surgeon will advise you to avoid them before and after your surgery. No surgeon can offer a risk-free surgery or guarantee a perfect result.


How will my recovery take?


Recovery will vary. As a general rule, you should always avoid strenuous exercise and any other activities that raise your blood pressure. This includes bending. You should avoid exercise and bending for at least a few weeks after your surgery. It will also take a while for the visible signs of healing to subside (such as bruising and swelling). You should not expect to see the final results of your surgery right away, and you should plan your social activities to allow sufficient time for proper recovery.