How Long Does Breast Surgery Last?

i am getting surgery in a week going from a 32b to a full c cup

Doctor Answers 6

How Long does Breast Augmentation Surgery Last

If you are referring to the time the actual surgery will take, that can vary with the surgeon, usually about an hour and a half. But if you are wondering how long the surgery results will last, that can vary greatly from patient to patient. The implant manufacturers have a lifelong warranty on their implants and a ten year warranty on help with reimbursement for surgery costs if re-augmentation should be necessary. I tell patients they should plan on having  a redo at some point in their life.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery with breast implants generally takes about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.  More complicated cases or those requiring a simultaneous breast lift will take longer.

Breast augmentation surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis (meaning you go home the same day after surgery) under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with nerve blocks and monitored anesthesia care.

The most important thing, however, is to have your surgery performed by a plastic surgeon that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in an accredited ambulatory surgery center or hospital.

Jaime Perez, M.D.

Breast Implant Specialist in Tampa, Florida

Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa, Florida

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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How long does breast augmentation surgery take

Most surgeons typically take about one hour to an hours and a half to do a breast augmentation procedure.  The most important part is making sure that your surgeon achieves the best result for you regardless of the time.  Good luck!

Shahin Fazilat, MD, FACS
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
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Maybe forever

If you are asking "how long with your implants last," there are a multitude of factors that go in to that answer.  The implant itself may outlive you.  Smooth implants have a failure rate of about 0.5% per year -- so for a 40yo getting a smooth implant, she would have a 20% chance by the age of 80 of having a rupture.  How long will your breast shape last? -- that's the tougher question.  It depends on your age, your skin, your size, weight variations, existing breast size -- way too many factors to predict without knowing you.  Ask your surgeon -- they will be able to provide more insight for you.  Good luck!

Robert S. Houser, DO
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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How long does breast augmentation surgery take

Most breast augmentations take about an hour to perform.  Some surgeons may take a bit longer or may be a bit faster.  Do not worry too much about the duration of the surgery; what's important is that your surgeon is meticulous with the technique and you'll have a great result.

Best wishes,


William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Length of Breast Surgery

Breast surgery generally lasts around an hour to two hours depending on the surgical techniques applied.  

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