MidAmerica Plastic Surgery: Ryan Diederich, MD
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 288-7855
Monday & Wednesday: 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Spa at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 307-6233
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

FAQs: Breast Augmentation

How do we choose size?  During your 90 minute consultation, we will try on implants and place your image on the VECTRA 3D imaging machine. These two methods combined allow us to work together in finding a size that will get you to your goals while keeping safety in mind.

Are implants safe? Breast implants are among the most studied medical devices available. Though there are risks to any medical procedure, many women get breast implants and go on to live full, healthy lives.

I don’t want to look too fake! Dr. Diederich prides himself in delivering natural results. We take our time during your consultation to ensure we select the correct size for you. Believe it or not, there is a way to do breast implants tastefully. Of course, if you desire a more augmented look, we can do that too. 🙂

Do I have to re-do them every 10 years? Maybe not. If you are still happy at your 10 year follow up and your breast implants are still intact, there is no reason to replace them.

Will I be able to take care of my family post op? Yes! Most patients have returned (mostly) to normal duties around 2-3 days. We strongly encourage you not to lift your little ones for the first 4 weeks but we realize that’s not completely realistic. There are ways to safely lift your little ones while still protecting your implants. Don’t worry, we will show you how!

How much pain will I be in? Everyone’s pain level after breast augmentation is different. Dr Diederich uses techniques during and after surgery to help minimize pain. Most of our patients use pain medication one to two days after surgery.

How much is this going to cost me? Straight forward breast augmentation with silicone implants costs $7,600- $8,400. Adding a lift to that will bring your total to about $12,000. These fees include Dr Diederich, anesthesia, the facility, and the implants. It also includes any pre-op appointments and all of your follow ups.

Will I have scars? You will. Dr Diederich places the incision under the breast but slightly onto the very bottom of your breast so that it cannot be seen while looking straight at you and to make sure it won’t pop out of your bikini! Most incisions go on to fade into a very fine line. Very rarely do our patients need scar treatment.

Will my implants rupture? They might. Implants are not lifelong devices. Plan to deal with this again in your life. With that being said, I have seen patients do well with implants 15-20 years out. It is extremely important to follow up with your surgeon yearly to make sure your implants are doing well.

If you have other questions or would like more information about breast augmentation, please complete a form at this link and someone will reach out to you shortly!

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