If your breasts are smaller than you’d like, breast augmentation surgery can help. Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez provides breast augmentation procedures to patients in and around Pittsburgh, Monroeville and Wexford, PA. Find out if this procedure is right for you.
What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery is designed to increase the size of the breasts. This surgery is customized to the patient’s needs, using implants to help the patient reach their aesthetic goals. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez has successfully performed countless breast augmentation procedures, providing patients with the beautiful, natural-looking results they desire.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
The average cost of breast augmentation ranges from $6,000 to $12,000. However, all breast augmentation procedures are highly individual, and as a result, the cost will vary. The final cost will ultimately depend on the choice of implant and the necessary surgical techniques used. We will calculate the cost of your unique procedure during your consultation.
In an effort to make our procedures as financially accessible as possible, we’re glad to accept a wide range of payment options, including financing through Dollar Bank and CareCredit®.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
If you feel like your breasts are disproportionate to the rest of your body, or if your small breast size has made you feel self-conscious about your appearance, you could be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery. The best candidates for this procedure will be healthy non-smokers who are committed to taking care of their bodies long-term. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for this or any procedure is to schedule a consultation.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Every breast augmentation is entirely unique, as it is customized to the patient’s needs. Most breast augmentations are performed under general anesthesia. During your procedure, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will make the incisions in the most inconspicuous areas possible. Incisions could be placed under the breast, under the armpit or around the areola.
Once the incision has been made, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will insert your chosen implants. Exact placement will be discussed during your consultation to ensure your implants will address your goals. Finally, the incisions will be closed so the healing process can begin.
What is Recovery Like After Breast Augmentation Surgery?
After your breast augmentation, you can expect some swelling, tightness and pressure in the chest area. The implants will naturally settle as the tissue of the chest becomes acquainted with your new implants. Although each patient’s experience is different, most take at least a week off work or school to allow proper time for rest and healing.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Your results are designed to last for many years. However, you may schedule yearly follow-up exams to ensure your continued satisfaction and discuss any potential concerns.
At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, our team is committed to helping patients become comfortable in their own skin. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez is skilled in performing breast augmentation surgeries for patients in Pittsburgh, Monroeville and Wexford, PA. If you have questions about this surgery and are ready to learn more, contact us today.