Is Breast Augmentation A Major Surgery?

While breast augmentation is considered to be a major surgery, under-the-muscle breast augmentation is minimally invasive and therefore does not require an extensive healing period.

Women who naturally have a substantial amount of breast tissue may experience better results with over-the-muscle implants, for instance.

How long does breast augmentation surgery take to perform?

The procedure

Breast augmentation is usually an outpatient procedure, though some can elect to stay overnight. The surgery will last between one and two hours, and you will likely receive general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will make cuts under the breast, under the arms, or around the nipples.

Is breast augmentation painful?

You can expect to have some degree of pain after breast augmentation surgery. In general, the average number of days that you may reasonably expect to be in pain is several days after breast augmentation. Some women do well on extra-strength ibuprofen after the procedure, while others may need something stronger.

How much is breast augmentation surgery?

Costs. How much breast implants cost depends on the location, doctor, and type of implant used. Typically, the surgery ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. Because it is a cosmetic procedure, health insurance usually doesn’t cover breast augmentation.

How do you do breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery

  • In the most common technique, the surgeon makes a cut (incision) on the underside of your breast, in the natural skin fold.
  • The implant may be placed through a cut under your arm.
  • The surgeon may make a cut around the edge of your areola This is the darkened area around your nipple.