Breast Augmentation FAQs

Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures. The plastic surgeons at Coastal Plastic Surgery will answer the questions you have and provide additional information so that you can make an informed decision. Our doctors know that an informed patient can make better choices which will help to ensure a great result. Our patients are primarily from the greater Vancouver area, and the most common questions they ask us are:

What happens during the consultation?

Key topics during the consultation include: your expectations and desired result; your general health; key variables in breast augmentation (implant type, implant size, implant position and incision location) and how they will affect your outcome; the operation; post-operative instructions; and, potential risks.

How do I get the breast size and shape I want?

With an understanding of your desired result, and after measuring and evaluating your breast characteristics, your plastic surgeon will help you choose the procedure and the breast implant type that is best for you.

What does the surgery involve?

The surgery is performed at an accredited private surgical facility in Vancouver. On the day of surgery, you will be interviewed by the operating room nurses and the anesthesiologist. You will also see your surgeon prior to the operation. During the operation patients are asleep and completely unaware. The operation takes 1-2 hours and patients wake up in the recovery room. Within a few hours you will be ready to go home and before you leave a nurse will review your post-operative instructions.

What is the recovery time after the breast augmentation surgery?

Our surgeons take steps to ensure that the recovery is as comfortable and as quick as possible. Following surgery you will be discharged home the same day. Patients should be able to resume light activities the following day. Medication to manage any discomfort may be helpful for a few days. Most patients are able to return to work within a week, however this depends on the job description. Low impact cardio can be resumed after 2 weeks, most other exercises after 4 weeks, and lastly, core exercises and upper body weights after 6 weeks.

How are the fees for breast augmentation surgery determined?

The fees for each patients surgery are a combination of facility fees for the surgery center, professional fees for the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, the cost of the breast implants and the post-surgical bra. Taxes may be applicable. The fees are not the same for every patient and depend primarily on the length of the operation and the type of implants chosen.

Coastal Plastic Surgery will answer all you questions about breast augmentation so that you are fully aware of what you can expect each step of the way.