Breast Augmentation — What You Need to Know

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Jul 3, 2019 12:08:15 PM

Interested in a breast augmentation but aren’t sure what to expect? We have the answers to all of your questions! Continue reading to find out the key info when considering a breast augmentation, and check out the videos below of Dr. Hodge, a Monarch surgeon, to learn more about the procedure details. 

How can I educate myself?

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Doing research before your consultation and the procedure is very important in order to understand what you will be undergoing. Luckily, there are plenty of resources that are helpful for women considering a breast augmentation. We recommend exploring the following websites to help educate yourself and make sure this procedure is right for you:  

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery provides detailed information about the procedure as well as content to help determine if breast augmentation is a good fit for you.
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons provides helpful information on what you should expect with breast augmentation and how to decide if you’re a good candidate for the treatment. This resource also presents average price ranges and key questions to ask at your consultation.

RealSelf is a great resource that provides insight from real patient experiences as well as answers from doctors to common questions about the procedure. Dr. Hodge suggests that patients come to the consultation with prepared questions after thoroughly researching the procedure, that way they can ask him face-to-face. This is a great way to fully understand the procedure and how to prepare for it.

What size is right for me?

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Many women question what size implants will work best for them. According to Dr. Hodge, it is important to take measurements and dimensions in order to determine a proportional size that looks right for your body, in addition to considering your goals and desired look. All bodies are shaped differently — which is why Monarch evaluates each patient carefully and individually to produce results that look and feel great for you personally. During a consultation at Monarch, our surgeons will discuss with you the right size implants specifically for your body.

Is there discomfort?

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The biggest concern most patients have when going through a procedure is “Does it hurt?” As Dr. Hodge explains, while there can be some discomfort, we provide pain medication for the procedure and post-operation. Women are typically on pain medication for five to seven days after the augmentation, and most go back to work within three days! 

Have more questions for our surgeons? Schedule a consultation with us today by calling 913-663-3838 (Leawood) or 816-436-3262 (North KC) or visiting our website

Topics: Breast augmentation, health, breast implants, monarch plastic surgery, Women, Body

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