Breast augmentation surgeries are often considered elective, meaning they are not covered by insurance. In the instance of breast reconstruction surgery due to breast cancer or mastectomies, however, many insurance carriers are now covering these procedures.
There are many benefits of breast augmentation (aside from the obvious superficial aspects). So if you are considering sub-glandular breast implant placement, consider these important factors to help you feel confident with breast augmentation:
- Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Consider Your Options
- Weigh the Risks
The American Society of Plastic Surgery provides access to board certified breast augmentation surgeon. To find the best cosmetics and plastic surgery specialists in your area, begin your search with certified plastic surgery doctors only.
There are currently two types of implants: silicone and saline. Whichever type is best for you depends on your anatomy, skin elasticity, and so forth. There are currently FDA approved silicone or saline implants by Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. Keep in mind that no other manufacturers have been FDA approved. You can somewhat rest assured that the FDA approval process is extensive; the Sientra silicone gel implants, for example, underwent an eight year clinical trial prior to being approved for use.
If you are wondering if you should opt for a sub-glandular breast implant placement or not, again, it depends on your body type. Many doctors contend that sub-glandular breast implant placement is the more natural looking choice (because it is implanted behind the muscle), but again, it depends on your weight, the amount of breast tissue you have, etc.
If you are considering breast augmentation, remember that breast implants are not lifetime devices. In addition, undergoing surgery is, well, always a risk. Although 75% of women say their breast augmentation surgery was well worth the pain and expense, if you are in need of breast plastic surgery, do your due diligence to be sure the risks are worth it for you in the long run.
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