Breast augmentation and implants are one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures...

in the U.S. giving women with small or unevenly sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned appearance. Breast augmentation is achieved by placing silicone or saline implants in the breast, resulting in beautiful, natural-feeling breasts that are one or more cup sizes larger. Women choose breast augmentation for a variety of medical and aesthetic reasons, including balancing breast size, compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery, or correcting a congenital breast defect. Whether you are interested in seeing if you are a good candidate for breast implants, a breast reduction, or implant exchange to replace old implants, the plastic surgeons at SunCoast Plastic Surgery in Pearland/Houston can help you achieve the aesthetic you desire.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do breast implants last?

On average, breast implants can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. However, the lifespan of breast implants can vary depending on various factors, such as the type of implant, the surgical technique used, and the individual's body response. Regular follow-ups with a healthcare provider and monitoring for any changes are essential to maintaining breast implant integrity and overall health. The FDA recommends getting an MRI every 2 to 3 years after breast augmentation, to monitor the breast implants.

Can you breast feed after breast augmentation

Yes, it is often possible to breastfeed after breast augmentation. The ability to breastfeed depends on the type of surgery, the placement of the implants, and how the procedure was performed. It's important to discuss your desire to breastfeed with your plastic surgeon prior to augmentation, so they can tailor the surgical technique to preserve as much breast function as possible.

Does insurance cover breast implants?

Cosmetic breast augmentation, aimed at enhancing breast size and appearance for aesthetic reasons, is typically not covered by health insurance plans. However, if breast implants are part of reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or injury, or they are medically necessary due to congenital abnormalities or other health conditions, many insurance policies may provide coverage.

How do I prepare for breast implants?

You should also plan for someone to drive you to and from the surgery and assist you for at least the first 24 hours post-operation. It's essential to prepare your recovery area at home with items that will aid in your comfort and healing, such as comfortable pillows for elevation, and easy-to-wear clothing that fastens in the front. Finally, organize any necessary post-operative appointments with your surgeon to monitor your recovery.

What is the most common breast implant size?

bBreast implants are often measured in cubic centimeters (cc), and implants ranging fromn300cc to 400cc are typically among the most popular choices. The most common breast implant sizenvaries as preferences change over time and differ based on individual body shapes, sizes, and aestheticngoals.