At the initial visit, your doctor will likely ask you to describe in detail what you would like improved. Be specific about what you would like done. If your surgeon fully understands your expectations, he'll be able to determine whether your goals are realistic. Your surgeon will examine your breasts. He will talk to you about the size you want your breasts to be and other considerations involved with breast augmentation.
Discuss with your surgeon:
Implant shape: round or teardrop
Implant surface: smooth or textured
Implant size and volume: cup size/210 ml-500 ml
Implant placement: above or below the muscle
Incision site: armpit, areola, breast or belly button
You are at increased risk for complications if you have diabetes, poor circulation, heart, lung or liver disease, smoke, have a family history of blood clots, take certain medications, etc. You'll want to discuss your medical history thoroughly with your physician before you choose to undergo surgery.
Breastfeeding It is possible to nurse with breast implants as long as the milk ducts haven't been severed or blocked. You should discuss future breastfeeding with your surgeon so that they are careful not to damage the milk ducts. The recent report of the Institute of Medicine concluded that breast feeding with implants is safe.
Insurance Coverage Insurance will not generally cover breast augmentation unless you have a mastectomy. If you are having silicone replaced due to adverse reactions, check with your insurance company. Questions to ask your insurance:
Does my policy cover the costs of the implant surgery, the implant, the anesthesia, and other related hospital costs?
Does it cover removal and/or replacement of the implants if this becomes necessary?
Does it cover the cost of detecting or treating a complication as a result of either the implant or the reconstruction?
Will there be an increase in my insurance premium?
Will future coverage be affected?
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