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What Do You Know About Breast Augmentation?

Year after year it ranks at the top of the ASPS’s list of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the country, yet when women come in for their breast augmentation consultations at Edina’s Smith Plastic Surgery, we notice that many have the same misconceptions. The idea of breast implants being only for the women of Hollywood is long outdated and breast enhancement surgery has quickly become a procedure for every woman. With that in mind, it’s time to clear up some of the facts and fiction about breast augmentation surgery.

Here are three of the most common questions women have about breast augmentation, and the real answers you should know if you’re considering surgery.

Will breast implants make my breasts look too round or fake?

One of the biggest concerns for women considering breast implants is how natural the end result will look. What is great about breast augmentation is how many different options there are when it comes to the type, size, shape, and even texture of the implants—not to mention the various incision and placement options. Dr. Smith even performs a “scarless” breast augmentation procedure where the implant is inserted through an incision beneath the armpit (transaxillary incision).

The surgery is so customizable and could be artfully tailored to beautifully complement your unique figure. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Smith has helped countless women in Edina to achieve results that are both beautiful and natural.

How much time will I need to take off work and the gym while recovering from my breast augmentation?

The average breast augmentation recovery period might actually be much shorter than you think. Many of Dr. Smith’s patients have their breast augmentation on a Thursday, take the weekend to rest, and feel well enough to return to work the very next Monday or Tuesday! You will be able to gradually resume normal levels of physical activity and exercise over the next few weeks, but should avoid lifting anything heavy until you are fully healed.

A breast augmentation sounds great, but don’t breast implants cost a lot?

Another major roadblock for women considering breast implants is the price tag. It’s not quite like buying a new dress or outfit and it could sometimes be hard to say yes to the cost. However, at Smith Plastic Surgery, all breast augmentation procedures are performed at our own AAAASF accredited surgery center which not only allows us to cut surgical fees up to 30 percent, but also ensures a more comfortable and private experience for our patients. With Dr. Smith, breast augmentation costs just $4,200 with saline implants, and $5,200 with silicone.

Ready to get started with your own personalized breast augmentation surgery? Call Smith Plastic Surgery in Edina, MN at 952.922.0895 to speak with a member of our team. You can also fill out our online contact form to request a consultation online. We look forward to speaking with you!