Maybe you have thought for years what it would be like to be a C instead of an A. Maybe you have had back problems and need to explore surgical breast reduction. Maybe you have had breast cancer and need reconstructive surgery for one or both breasts, or maybe you just want to put them back where they used to be.

breast-surgeryWhatever the need, breast augmentation is a growing area of cosmetic surgery, and now there are more options than ever. Breast and body lift surgery is now less invasive with better post-surgical results.

Because there are so many procedures and options available it is important to find an experienced, reputable board certified breast surgeon who can design the best procedure for you and your breasts. Experience counts: ask to see before and after breast lift photos.

When you have your initial consultation, the surgeon will want to discuss your goals and expectations. Be prepared to talk about the size and shape you desire and your feelings about the procedure. This goes without saying, but also be prepared to take off your shirt.

Make sure your breast lift surgeon includes you in the decision about the type of implant, where it will be insert and where the incision will be made. The surgeon should give you all the options available based on your body type.

How much does Breast Lift Surgery Cost?

The cost of breast lift augmentation varies widely, and is dependent upon many factors, including the region, the demand and skill of the surgeon, whether the procedure takes place in a hospital or cosmetic medical clinic, what type of anesthesia, and lastly, what type of surgery you choose.

Breast lifts (and brow lifts) also have non-surgical options, such as a laser bra surgery. This breast procedure utilizes laser therapy to lift breasts by tightening the breast support tissue. Recovery time is shorter than that of surgical breast treatments, and decreased nipple sensitivity, which can be an issue with traditional breast surgery.

How Does a Breast Surgery Work?

There are a couple of ways to make breasts look better. One of these procedures is called a breast augmentation. A breast augmentation is done by surgically inserting a breast implant under breast tissue.

Another procedure is a breast lift, with or without augmentation. Breast lift procedures are used to treat sagging breasts secondary to aging or nursing. In this procedure, breast tissue is removed and the breast skin is tightened and lifted.

What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

Breast surgery can be performed either in an outpatient office while you are awake (local anesthesia) or in a hospital where you will be asleep (general anesthesia). The procedure lasts one to three hours.

What can I Expect During Recovery?

Breasts will be bruised, sore and swollen. There may be some pain, but that can be easily treated with prescription pain medication. A surgical bra will need to be worn until the swelling has subsided. You can usually go back to work within a week, though heavy lifting is prohibited.