How much does breast augmentation cost?
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, the cost of breast augmentation ranges from about $4,500 to $6,500. The final price depends on several factors, including the type of breast implants you choose and the extent of the procedure. As noted above, cohesive silicone gel implants are a bit more expensive than saline implants.
We believe in helping qualified patients achieve their cosmetic goals. That’s why we offer help with financing for breast augmentation and other aesthetic procedures. We work with several financing companies who specialize in providing loans for healthcare services.
Is it best to have implants placed under or over the muscle?
This decision is best left until after you have discussed the benefits of both choices with Dr. Larsen during the consultation. A woman with little existing breast tissue usually gets better results by placing implants under the muscle, which helps create a more natural look. Patients with more significant breast tissue may opt for having implants placed above the muscle. There are other factors to consider, including your fitness habits, for example, or whether you want more fullness in the upper portion of the breasts.
I’ve heard of “natural” breast augmentation. What is that?
The fat transfer technique can add volume to the breasts without implants. Fat transfer, sometimes also called fat grafting, uses fat from other areas of your body to add volume to the breasts. The fatty tissue is extracted using liposuction, processed to remove impurities, and then carefully re-injected into the breasts. The technique is best for patients who want only a modest increase in the size of their breasts.
Should I choose round or shaped implants?
As with other choices involved with breast augmentation, this one depends primarily on your cosmetic goals. The anatomically shaped silicone gel implants mimic the breasts’ natural slope, with more fullness in the lower two-thirds. Some patients favor that look, while those who choose round implants generally prefer to increase the fullness in the upper portion of their breasts.