Can I Have A Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift If I Smoke?
Q : I AM A 39 Y/O FEMALE. WEIGHT 155LBS, 5FT 9′ WITH A B CUP WANTING A LIFT AND C CUP AND SILICONE IMPLANTS. AFTER LOOKING OVER MANY PLASTIC SURGEONS IN INDIANA I HAVE CHOSEN DR EPPLY AS MY FAVORITE IN RELATION TO THE WORK IVE SEEN. A FEW QUESTIONS: HOW MANY YEARS HAS HE BEEN PERFORMING BREASTS LIFTS, & IMPLANTS. DO YOU HAVE AN APPROX OF HOW MANY HE HAS PERFORMED? AND WHAT WOULD BE THE APPROX. COST? ALSO, WITH ME BEING A SMOKER WOULD THIS AFFECT MY BEING ABLE TO GET THE SURGERY PERFORMED? THANK YOU i HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON
A: Thank you for your inquiry regarding breast enhancement. I have done such cosmetic breast surgery for the past 20 years and have done over 1,000 breast augmentation/lifts patients. The cost of breast augmentation with silicone implants (Mentor memory Gel) is right aorund $ 5,900 all costs included. Adding some form of a breast lift to it does increase the cost but that can not be predicted without seeing you since there are 4 different types of breast lifts which add varying amounts of time to the procedure.
Smoking does not have any significant effect on complications from a routinue breast augmentation. There is a slightly higher risk of wound problems when any form of skin lift is done such as a breast lift. How risky that would be would be based on what type of breast lift is needed…the more extensive, the more risk of wound healing problems. The best way to handle the smoking issue is to refrain 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery if possible.
Dr. Barry Eppley