3 Things to Consider When Getting Breast Augmentation

Why Do You Want Breast Enhancement Surgery?

There are so many reasons why women want to undergo breast augmentation surgery. Some common reasons areBreast Augmentation San Diego CA that you feel your breasts are too small or because you’ve experienced a decrease in volume after breast feeding. Many people cite symmetry and proportion as other reasons to choose breast augmentation.

Talk to your doctor about why you want to undergo the surgery. The procedure is a life-changing operation so you want to make sure you make the right decision.

Silicone or Saline?

After you have decided that you are ready for breast augmentation surgery, you need to consider which kind of implants you want. There are two types of breast implants: silicone and saline.

Silicone tends to look and feel more natural. There is a lower chance of rippling or wrinkling and they are lighter in weight. However, silicone is much more expensive than saline. There is also a higher chance of rupture. Longer incisions, and therefore scars, are necessary.

Saline implants are much less expensive and the scars are more inconspicuous. Ruptures are obvious so they can be taken care of quickly. If done incorrectly, however, saline implants may seem more artificial. The larger implants have a higher rate of downward placement and is heavier than silicone.

You can talk to your doctor about which implant would be best for your situation. There are pros and cons to each, so it is best to look at the problem individually and decide which is right for you.

How Much Will It Cost?

It is important to consider cost when considering breast augmentation procedure. Our estimates for saline implants start around $5,900 and for silicon around $6,900. We do have flexible financing options to help you out.

With several different payment plans, all with the same fixed interest rate of 14.9%, there is almost no reason that breast augmentation is out of your price range. There are plans for anywhere between 6 and 24 months to make breast augmentation more affordable.

When you come in for your initial consultation, we will discuss these topics with you, as well as answer any questions. Give us a call to set up your first appointment!

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