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I have never known a surgeon to perform a full breast augmentation without general anasthesia. Minor surgeries I've known to be done that way (swapping of implants, etc.), but a surgery as major as a full augmentation (that, depending on the placement, may require you to cut into the muscle) requires the use of an OR and an anesthesiologist.

Breast augmentations usually take approximately 1 hour (2 tops). The patient usually goes home the same day, but their stay in the recovery room can vary depending on how they react coming out of anesthesia. Recovery also varies for many people. Some find themselves up and about after only a few days--for others it takes longer. It also depends on whether the implant is placed above or below the muscle. For submuscular implants, the recovery period is longer and more painful as the muscle requires time to heal.

Breast implant surgery can be performed on an outpatient (not in the hospital) basis or in a hospital. It can be done under local anesthesia (only the breast area is numbed) or under general anesthesia (put to sleep or not aware of having surgery).

Breast implant surgery can last from one to several hours depending on your particular case (your condition, implant choice, incision site, implant placement, etc.).

If the surgery is done in a hospital, the length of the hospital stay will vary according to the type of surgery, the development of any postoperative (after surgery) complications, and your general health. The length of the hospital stay may also depend on the type of coverage your insurance provides.

Mine was an hour. I went from a B cup to a D cup. I had to be at the hospital/surgery center 90 mins before surgery. I was in surgery for an hour. I was in recovery for 90 mins. Then they sent me home. It is a great procedure. The results are great too. Recovery is slow and somewhat painful. The recovery depends on the person and their pain tolorence. If you take your pain medicine on time.. it's not bad. What is hard is not being able to raise your arms for 4 days. And having to sleep on your back for a week. BUt it is worth it if you have no boobs and you want bigger boobs.

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