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Breast Implants

Small, undefined breasts can throw off your body proportions and cause you to feel self-conscious about your figure.

Customized breast implants can enhance the size and shape of your breasts for a fuller, more balanced bust line.

How can you benefit from breast implants?

Woman before and after implant placement

Breast Implants Can Completely Transform Your Appearance

Enhanced Size and Shape

Implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, including round and teardrop. You can select the implant that helps you achieve the volume and curvature you desire.

Improved Symmetry

Personalized breast augmentation can improve the symmetry between the breasts as well as the bust line and hips. Your doctor can help you choose the type of implant that best compliments your proportions.

Increased Self-Confidence

When you look in the mirror, you should feel proud of your body. If you feel self-conscious about the size of your breasts, implants can renew your confidence. Increased confidence has the power to translate into all aspects of your life.

Restored Breast Tissue

Breast implants can be used to replace lost breast tissue. After a mastectomy or an injury, you may wish to recreate your breasts with breast implants to restore balance and a more feminine figure

The Majority of Breast Implant Patients Are Happy with Their Decision

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85 percent of women studied said they felt their new breast size was "just right."

*According to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Understanding Cost

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast implant surgery with saline implants is $3,513 and $4,014 with silicone implants. However, the cost is dependent on a variety of additional factors including the location of the doctor and the type of anesthesia administered.

However, cost should not be your only consideration. It is important to find a reputable surgeon that makes you feel comfortable and confident. While insurance does not usually cover breast enlargement, your doctor may offer financing options that can help with out-of-pocket expenses. For many patients, the benefits of breast implants far outweigh the cost of the procedure.

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The Type of Breast Implant You Select Will Affect Your Results

The two primary types of breast implants are silicone and saline. Because each offers their own advantages, the best implant for you will depend on your priorities and desired results. Additionally, there are variations of these implant types including gummy bear implants. Your doctor can educate you about the types of implants.

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What to Expect During Breast Implant Surgery

Before your procedure, you and your doctor will determine the type of implant and surgery technique to achieve the best results. Your incision may be in the crease of the breast, around the perimeter of the areola, or under the armpit. Implants can also be placed through the belly button.

"When choosing a surgeon for a breast implant procedure, you may want to consider their years of experience, their board certification, their patient follow-up, and your own comfort level with the surgeon." - U.S. Food & Drug Administration

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"When choosing a surgeon for a breast implant procedure, you may want to consider their years of experience, their board certification, their patient follow-up, and your own comfort level with the surgeon." - U.S. Food & Drug Administration
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Creating the Incision

First, the doctor will create a discreet incision
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Placing the Implants

The implant will then be inserted through the incision either in front of or behind the pectoral muscle
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Closing the Incision

The doctor will then close the incision carefully to minimize scarring. The surgical portion of your treatment will typically take two to three hours.
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Once the procedure is complete, bandages will be wrapped around the breasts. You may be asked to wear a support garment to minimize swelling during recovery.

Soreness, Swelling, & Fatigue Are Normal During Recovery

The length of your recovery will depend on the type of procedure and implant you received. However, most patients only need a few days of downtime. Following specific recovery guidelines can help you achieve a successful recovery. Rest, proper dressing, and limiting strenuous activity are essential during the healing period. Typically, you can expect to feel tired for the first few days. Soreness and swelling are normal and can last several weeks.

Noticeable Results Tailored to Your Desires

Specified to your goals, your breasts will be noticeably different immediately after treatment. However, it could take up to a year to see your final results due to swelling and other factors. Additionally, scarring may take months or longer to fade. It is important to keep in mind that weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and natural aging can cause your breasts to change. Typically, implants need replacement about every 10 years.

A Popular Treatment Approved by the FDA

"Breast implants are FDA-approved and safe devices that offer many quality-of-life benefits for women." American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Achieving Your Ideal Breast Size

Padded bras and other cleavage enhancing products can be uncomfortable and require a lot of effort. Surgery is usually a better option for patients who are truly unhappy with the fullness of their breasts.

Augmentation vs. Breast Lift

Breast Augmentation

Size and shape are enhanced through the placement of silicone or saline implants, or the patient's own grafted fat tissueBreast reconstruction can use these same techniques (often in combination with skin grafting) to completely recreate the breast mound after mastectomy or injury. Patients can usually resume desk work within 3 to 7 days.

Breast Lift

Sagging breasts are made firmer, perkier, and shapelier by removing and reshaping skin and fat tissue. A breast lift can be combined with implants for more dramatic results. Patients should take about a week before resuming non-strenuous work.

*These averages do not include anesthesia, aftercare expenses, facility fees, and other expenses.

Speak with a Surgeon

Deciding to alter your appearance is an important personal decision. A cosmetic surgeon can listen to your goals and help you determine whether breast implants are right for youSchedule a consultation today to begin your journey to greater self-confidence. 

SP Plastic Surgery, LLC

SP Plastic Surgery, LLC

Dr. Stephanie Peng is a board-certified plastic surgeon who closely partners with every patient to achieve their aesthetic goals. She is affiliated with various national organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Peng provides patients with life-changing surgical care and transformative results. To request a consultation with our doctors, contact our Minnetonka office online or call us at (763) 999-4170.

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