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How Long Does Breast Augmentation Last?

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How Long Does Breast Augmentation Last?

Full, round breasts can make your figure look more balanced, help you look better in clothes, and boost confidence. Breast augmentation can give you the volume you want. This popular procedure can enhance your breast shape and restore lost volume to help you achieve your goals. 

What is Breast Augmentation?

Do you feel your breasts are too small, not the right shape, or not symmetrical? Breast augmentation can correct all of these problems. This procedure places saline or silicone implants into your breasts to enhance and shape them. Dr. Tenley Lawton performs breast augmentations in her accredited surgical suite. 

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*Individual Results May Vary

How Does Breast Augmentation Work?

Dr. Lawton will discuss your implant options and procedure methods during your consultation. Saline and silicone implants both make excellent choices. Saline implants can be placed through a wider variety of incision methods, while silicone implants may look and feel more natural. Dr. Lawton may place your implants through the underarm (transaxillary), around the edge of the areola (periareolar), or under the breast (inframammary). 

How Long Does Breast Augmentation Last?

While breast implants can last for decades, they are not intended to last forever. A typical implant will last ten to twenty years. Some may last longer, and some women may choose to replace them before that time. Reasons to replace breast implants include:

  • Hardening around the implants (capsular contracture)
  • Implant rupture
  • Ripples in the implant surface
  • Shifts in the position of the implants

Dr. Lawton has extensive experience with correcting implant problems. Many implants will develop these issues if left in place long enough, so they can be a sign that you need new ones. 

How Long is Recovery From Breast Augmentation? 

During the first few days, you can expect some discomfort and soreness. Dr. Lawton will prescribe medications as needed. You should start feeling more comfortable after five to seven days. Many people can return to work after this time, but you may need to wait if you have a very active job. You can resume light exercise after three to four weeks, and after four weeks, most people can return to their usual routine. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Many factors affect the cost of your breast augmentation. Prices vary depending on:

  • Your provider’s experience and skill
  • Your location
  • The type of procedure
  • The cost of the implant

The average cost of breast augmentation is $3824. Depending on the above factors, your price may be higher or lower. This average does not include other fees and expenses such as anesthesia, medications, and compression garments. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

If you want to enhance the size or shape of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. Ideal candidates are healthy and have reasonable expectations. You may not be a good candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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