Is breast implant surgery done as an outpatient surgery or is there a hospital stay...


Is breast implant surgery done as an outpatient surgery or is there a hospital stay involved?


Yes, breast augmentation is usually done as an outpatient procedure. No overnight stay is required. You may be permitted to go home after a few hours, unless you and your plastic surgeon have determined that you will stay in the hospital or surgical facility overnight.


Breast augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient surgery. If there are special considerations a patient may elect to have surgery performed in a hospital with overnight observation.


Breast augmentation or breast implant surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure.  In many facilities and overnight stay is possible if you so desire but that would be a convenience or comfort factor for you and most likely not a medical necessity..


Breast implant surgery is usually performed as an outpatient.

Safety and making the experience as comfortable as possible should be the primary concerns. With either intravenous monitored sedation or general anesthesia, it is important that the anesthesia be administered and monitored by an appropriate provider, either a CRNA or ideally a Board Certified Anesthesiologist in an office-based or free standing ambulatory surgical facility accredited by one of the national accrediting organizations like the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Whether a overnight hospital stay is recommended depends on numerous factors including: General underlying medical condition, the presence of adequate help at home for the initial post-operative period, physician experience and preference.

The surgery should be performed by a fully trained experienced and artistic plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally, a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.

Robert Singer, MD FACS

La Jolla, California


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