Many women visit Dr. Wagner for breast augmentation with implants in Indianapolis, Indiana, to have bigger breasts, but that’s only part of the story. He also uses breast implants to correct asymmetric breasts and restore volume following childbirth, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss. So, there are a lot of reasons why women are having breast augmentation and plenty of reasons why these women are choosing Wagner and Associates.
Restoring breast size after weight loss and breastfeeding
Enhancing breast shape
Providing a more figure-flattering and balanced look
Breast augmentation is a personalized surgical procedure and many aspects of the procedure can be customized to suit the patient’s aesthetic goals. Breast implants come in a variety of types, shapes, and sizes. There are saline breast implants, silicone breast implants, and cohesive silicone gel implants that each offer their benefits. The appropriate size of your breast implants can be determined by using sizer test implants.
Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
Breast enlargement remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures among women in the United States. Despite its popularity, many women considering breast augmentation are confused as to the comparative advantages of traditional saline-filled breast implants and silicone gel-filled implants. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the available types of breast implants, as well as to discuss your goals with Dr. Wagner.
Dr. Wagner will also discuss the various surgical techniques and make a recommendation based on his years of experience, anatomy, and cosmetic goals. Finally, Dr. Wagner will discuss in detail your breast enlargement, including where your breast surgery will be performed, incision size and locations, the position of your breast implants (either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle), as well as scarring, risks, and recovery. In most instances, results are immediate, although it may take several weeks or even months before swelling subsides.
I have been going to Dr. Wagner for 14 years and he has truly changed my life! I am truly grateful to him. He is very talented and gifted at what he does. He has done 2 Breast Augmentations for me. I also only get my Botox done there as well. If you’re wanting the best go-to Dr. Wagner! That is also including everyone that works for him. They’re truly amazing!
During your breast augmentation recovery, you will need to wear a surgical bra that will provide support as you heal. Swelling and bruising around the breasts are to be expected. Pain can be managed with medication. It can take some time for the swelling to subside, but patients should be able to resume work and most of their normal activities after two weeks or so. More strenuous activities will need to be avoided for four to six weeks. Our team will provide you with post-operative instructions and follow-up visits will be scheduled to ensure your recovery is going smoothly.
Many women choose to complement breast augmentation with a breast lift, especially those experiencing sagging of the breasts (ptosis). Learn more about the intricacies of this procedure when you view our page on the breast lift and enlargement procedure. Other women prefer to complement breast surgery with a popular body contouring procedure such as liposuction or a tummy tuck. During your consultation, Dr. Wagner can discuss the procedures that may complement the results of your breast augmentation based on your aesthetic goals.
Breast Augmentation Cost and Payment Options
Breast augmentation is a highly personalized procedure. Several components of the procedure can be customized to provide the patients with their desired results. Cost can vary based on the type of implant, the techniques used, and other factors. During your consultation at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery. Our team can go over the potential cost of your breast augmentation in Indianapolis. In most cases, insurance does not cover the cost of aesthetic procedures like breast augmentation. Our team can go over the payment options available to you including financing.
When considering a cosmetic procedure such as breast augmentation with implants, Indianapolis women typically have numerous questions regarding the surgery. We’ve collected a list of the most frequently asked questions about breast augmentation to assist you in making your decision and preparing for the procedure.
The average cost of breast augmentation is listed at around $6,500. on RealSelf.com but the price can vary widely. Many factors affect cost these include: geographic location, the method used, experience level of the surgeon, type of implant selected (gummy, shaped, and custom implants increase price), implant warranty, and additional costs associated with the surgery such as anesthesia and operating rooms fees. Cost should not be a determining factor when selecting a surgeon. Find a plastic surgeon with elite credentials who performs hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries a year. Verify the surgeon is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). Thoroughly look at the plastic surgeon's website and their before and after photos to get a sense of who can deliver consistently good results. Most of our breast augmentation surgeries are below the national average.
In most cases, breast augmentation is considered elective cosmetic surgery and not a medically necessary treatment. For this reason. Breast Augmentations are typically not covered by insurance unless it's performed as part of breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery and/or therapies. Dr. Wagner does not offer reconstructive breast surgery at this time. Discuss your options with your plastic surgeon. Wagner and Associates do accept Care Credit. Learn more about CareCredit and how you can apply at http://www.carecredit.com
As an elective procedure, the most important factor in choosing a plastic surgeon is experience. You need to look and see if they are a board-certified plastic surgeon who frequently performs the procedure with safe and effective results. Always check qualifications because many doctors are cosmetic surgeons or board-certified in fields other than plastic surgery. They do not have the same training as a plastic surgeon. Check with the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. To learn more: https://www.abplasticsurgery.org/
It is crucial to ask about the surgery center where your procedure will be performed. You need to know about the credentialing and who will be with you in the operating room. Check accreditation with the American Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) or another nationally recognized accreditation body. Look at the before and after photos of the surgeon's work. A plastic surgeon with experience and expertise will have dozens of photos online for your review. Images should have the same lighting, stance, and similar distance from the cameras, cropping, etc.
Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc’s) The same size of the implant and the amount will look very different on each individual. It’s important to discuss expectations and desired results with your surgeon so he or she can help you decide what is right for you. We recommend you try on sizer test implants so you can see what a certain amount of volume looks like on your frame. We provide sports bras for this and you are also welcome to bring or wear your own. It’s helpful to have a couple of different tops so you can see what the implant sizers look like with a looser top versus a more fitted top.
Breast augmentation procedures typically take 1-3 hours. Most first-time breast augmentation surgeries are one (1) hour of surgery. Some revision surgeries like a breast lift combined with implants can take 2-3 hours. We have our patients arrive at the Surgery Center one (1) hour before their scheduled surgery time. This allows them to get registered, get changed, meet their anesthesiologist, and also speak briefly with Dr. Wagner before going to the operating room. After surgery, Dr. Wagner will update your attending family member on the surgery and you will go directly to the recovery room. Once you are more alert you will be brought back to your post-operative room where your family member and/or a friend may join you.
Most breast augmentation surgeries go through somewhat predictable stages. Initially, the breasts will feel tight, swollen, and may be painful. Days 1-4 This is traditionally called the inflammatory period with swelling, pain, and discomfort. This is the time most use their pain medication. Most of our patients wean off their pain meds within a few days. Bruising may appear and fluid retention is common. Wear your post-surgical bra during this time until your first appointment with Dr. Wagner. He will then instruct you on any bra changes. You should be wearing a sports bra 23 hours a day. Push-up bras and underwire bras should be avoided during the first 6 weeks unless instructed by your surgeon to do so. Days 5-10 Delayed swelling may appear. Some patients may experience constipation due to pain medication. Most patient will see their surgeon within the first 5-10 days after surgery. At this time, he may want you to start breast implant massages. Do not begin these unless your surgeon has instructed you. You should be wearing a bra 23 hours a day and not sleeping on your stomach. Days 11-20 This is the most frequent time when your adhesive and steri-strips covering your incision are about ready to come off. They will loosen on the edges and be more like a band-aid ready to be removed. This time has a lower risk of infection and bleeding. You should be wearing a bra 23 hours a day and not sleeping on your stomach. Days 21-40 Progressive relaxation of scar tissue should occur. It is critical that you follow your surgeon's post-op instructions and that you come to post-op appointments. Days 40-12 months Lightening, shrinking, and softening of the incision are most likely to occur at this time. Resolution of any residual swelling should subside by this time. Upper body exercise, upper body weight training, running, jogging, and jumping should all be avoided until your surgeon releases you to resume normal exercise which is 6 weeks after surgery for most. You should be wearing a bra 23 hours a day and not sleeping on your stomach until you are released to resume full unrestricted activity.
A common misconception is that breast implants need to be replaced or lifted every few years. This idea keeps many women from getting the procedure they want because they are worried about long-term costs and future surgeries. Breast implants last longer than you may think which means there is no reason to plan on having a major surgery every few years for the rest of your life. You should be aware that you may have one or two follow-up surgeries in your lifetime. It’s not a given, but it is better to be prepared for the possibility than to be surprised when you experience a complication or dissatisfaction with your implants. When it comes to the “average lifespan” of implants, there are no guarantees. Some will last a lifetime, while others have complications within a few years. On average, the majority of implants last 10-20 years without complications. Recent FDA reports indicate that about 20% of women will have their breast implants repaired or replaced within 10 years of the original surgery. In most cases, breast implant results last a very long time. It is important to monitor the status of your implants regularly. Those with saline implants can check their status easily by looking in a mirror. The leakage of saline implants is immediate and more obvious. A ruptured implant will deflate and the saline would be absorbed by the body. Your breasts will continue to age over time due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, and/or aging. Loss of elasticity can affect how things look. The normal aging process affects all breasts even those with implants. Silicone implants have more of a ‘silent rupture’ which is not as obvious as a saline rupture. The silicone gel implants have a cohesive gel product so the implant stays intact and together in the event of a rapture. The FDA does recommend that patients occasionally check their silicone implants for a rupture with an MRI. The FDA guidelines are to check them after 3 years with an MRI and then every 2 years for as long as you have the implants. We always recommend that your receive regular mammogram testing and any other additional breast testing recommended by your primary care physician and your Ob/Gyn physician.
Below is a list of potential problems that could require breast implant replacement:
Rupture of Breast Implant
Capsular contracture or hardening can cause a deforming appearance and in moderate to severe cases, this can be painful.
Sagging of the breast due to loss of elasticity, breastfeeding, aging, weight loss, etc.
Implant pocket problems. This can occur when a pocket is too large and the implant is out of position. New implants may not be required but a pocket revision may be needed to correct the stretching out of the pocket.
Your desire to change implant size and go larger or smaller.
Your desire to no longer have implants.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO FIND OUT IF MY INSURANCE MIGHT COVER A BREAST REDUCTION? A. Call your insurance company and make sure a Breast Reduction is a covered procedure under your specific policy. B. Confirm if Dr. Jeffrey Wagner is ‘in-network’ for your policy. C. Confirm if the Community Surgery Center is ‘in-network’ for your policy. D. Understand your deductible and the amounts you would be responsible for if the procedure is approved. E. Understand your maximum ‘out-of-pocket' expense for the year. You will be responsible for meeting this required amount. F. Discover if you have 'co-insurance' with your policy and find out what that amount or % is. The patient is responsible for meeting this 'co-insurance' portion. G. Wagner and Associates requires a minimum of 1 letter of recommendation from a physician stating the patient would benefit from a Breast Reduction Due to the sheer volume of Breast Reduction inquiries, we do limit how many we can see each month. There is a waiting period the majority of the time. Not all insurances are accepted.
Below is a list of potential problems that could require breast implant replacement: