Questions? We Can Help!
Have you been considering breast enhancement surgery, yet have lingering questions or feel like you need to gain further education into the subject before finalizing your decision? Matt Chhatre, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a talented and reputable cosmetic surgeon serving patients at Summit Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. At our professional, welcoming office we provide answers to breast augmentation questions for our Kansas City, Lee’s Summit and Overland Park patients.
Below is a brief sample of common questions our patients have asked before deciding to undergo breast augmentation, but we encourage you to schedule a personal consultation to learn more. Simply fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chhatre.
Q: Are silicone or saline breast implants right for me?
A: A number of factors need to be considered when determining whether silicone or saline breast implants are right for you, and each type of implant comes with a unique set of advantages. While both provide aesthetically pleasing enhancement, including perkier, firmer and rounder breasts, silicone implants offer a softer, more natural feel. A patient with little breast tissue and low body fat may also prefer silicone for a more natural look.
Many patients who are concerned with the possibility of an implant rupturing prefer saline. Additionally, saline implants are suitable for someone on a strict budget. Lastly, silicone implants are only available to patients 22 years of age and above, meaning some younger patients may prefer saline implants.
Q: What size of implants is right for me?
A: Both silicone and saline breast implants come in a wide range of sizes. Dr. Chhatre will work closely with each patient to advise which size of implant is right for you, while considering factors such as your height, weight and body type, and desired cosmetic outcome. Many patients prefer to bring in photos of breasts that they like the size and shape. During this time, patients will discuss realistic expectations of their enhanced appearance post surgery.
Q: How much do breast implants cost?
A: At Summit Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, our breast augmentation fees are universal except for the difference of price in implant type – silicone is slightly more expensive than saline. Our comprehensive treatment cost includes pre and post operative appointments, cost of implants, anesthesia and surgical fees, as well as a post operative bra. We offer a range of flexible payment options, including CareCredit™ financing.
Q: What are the advantages to breast augmentation surgery?
A: Breast augmentation patients enjoy permanent aesthetic enhancement on a number of levels: breasts are larger, rounder, perkier, and more uniform and symmetrical. Many satisfied patients attest to their excitement at confidently filling out clothing with plunging necklines. Overall, patients enjoy improved self confidence and increased happiness regarding their appearance.
Q: What are the risks of breast augmentation surgery?
A: As with any type of surgery, breast augmentation is not without its risks. Though rare, risks include the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), displaced or leaking implants, and the possibility of infection. Choosing an experienced board certified surgeon who operates in a clean, safe environment can minimize these risks.
Q: How soon following a consultation can I undergo surgery?
A: Our patients typically experience a six week waiting period between the time they schedule an appointment and the time they undergo surgery.
The decision to undergo breast augmentation is a highly personal decision and our hand-picked team of friendly, professional staff will put you at ease from the moment you reach out to us, aiding in your decision while providing information on available services. Contact our Kansas City practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chhatre. We look forward to hearing from you!