During your consultation, you’ll discuss the results you want and the surgeon will advise you on what’s possible for your height, your weight, and the volume of your existing breast tissue. Your surgeon will help you choose your implant type and size as well as whether to place them under or over your chest muscles. They’ll also discuss your best options for incision location—often at the base of your breast, in your armpit, or around your areolas—to conceal scars after surgery. And your surgeon should give you a complete list of recommendations on how best to prepare for surgery, including not smoking for at least two weeks beforehand and not drinking alcohol the week prior to surgery.
2. Who will be administering your anesthesia and is it general anesthesia? This will be a big factor in your cost and a significant difference in levels of training and responsibility. If you have any underlying medical condition, I strongly recommend you seek an Anesthesiologist who would be prepared for any emergency, should something occur during your surgery. I personally also do not recommend "awake" breast augmentation procedures.There are few board certified plastic surgeons that will offer you this option.3. Is your procedure being performed in an accredited operating suite? And if so, does the surgeon have admitting privileges at a hospital? Non-surgeons and other physicians that are not plastic surgeons circumvent this process by performing surgery in their offices or in outpatient surgery centers where the credentialing process is less rigorous or nonexistent. In these settings non-plastic surgeons perform procedures in which they have no formal residency training. I am not warning against use of outpatient surgery centers or in-office procedures. I am only recommending that you check that your physician has hospital privileges for these same procedures.
Thank you for your question! There are many factors that go into the cost of Breast Augmentation surgery such as; the geographical area, the type of implant (silicone, saline, memory shaped) the surgical suite fees and the level of experience of your plastic surgeon. The average cost in the Atlanta, GA area is $5500 for silicone and $4800 for saline. I recommend that you visit a experienced double board certified surgeon in your area for more detailed information. Best of Luck!
Case 37: Achieving a beautiful, natural change in an already beautiful woman is one of the great challenges we love in rhinoplasty. In front view you see a beautifully defined, natural change that simply looks great. Then on profile and 3/4 views, you see an elegant change where the tip is deprojected (made smaller) but retains a beautiful, natural aesthetic- this is finesse rhinoplasty.
Dr. Fouda Neel performs rhinoplasty using general anesthetic as an outpatient procedure. You will need to have an adult family member or friend drive you home the day of surgery. The details of the surgery will vary based on your needs. He may shave down a bump or hump on the bridge of the nose. To build up or reconstruct areas of the nose like the bridge or tip, he may use and implant or graft cartilage from the ear or rib.
Private surgical suites, usually located in the surgeon's office, carry the least expensive facility fees. Usually ranging in cost from $1,000 to $3,000 per procedure, a private surgical facility can offer many advantages. The doctor is very familiar with the facility, and is likely working with the same staff members who have assisted in many previous surgeries. I operate in a certified private surgical facility where my patients enjoy the ultimate privacy and personalized care. In this setting, I am able to hand-pick each of my staff members personally, from nurses to anesthesiologists.
When estimating your cost for breast augmentation surgery, make sure to account for all of these fees. You should ask the surgeon directly if these are all the costs involved in your estimate. Since there are no set costs for any of these expenses, it is important to explore multiple options by meeting with several surgeons and getting estimates for not only their surgeon fees but also the additional surgical-related expenses.